Gentle, tranquil, little Agistri is located just off the south west coast of Aegina and a ten minute boat ride away, or an hour from Piraeus. This would make it a perfect place for a day trip, if it weren’t such a lovely place to while away more than just a day. The interior of the island is lush and green, covered in.....
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Gentle, tranquil, little Agistri is located just off the south west coast of Aegina and a ten minute boat ride away, or an hour from Piraeus. This would make it a perfect place for a day trip, if it weren’t such a lovely place to while away more than just a day. The interior of the island is lush and green, covered in native pine trees, whilst the coast is dotted with picturesque villages where you can find superb, reasonably priced waterfront tavernas and ouzeries, and lovely beaches giving way to the crystal clear waters of the Aegean. Being so close, Agistri’s tourism tends to come largely from Athenians, allowing it to retain a very traditional feel and meaning it can get quite busy at weekends. The main tourist area on the island is Skala in the north east, where there are plenty of hotels and guest houses as well as tavernas, restaurants and bars and a long, pretty beach with shallow waters and golden sand, making it a great spot for families. Skala is just a 20 minute coastal stroll from Megalochori (aka Milos) in the north west, where most of the locals live. Further to the south is Limenaria, a small village centred around a church with an unusual gold dome (rather than the traditional blue), which is a quick bus ride from Skala and Megalochori. A short walk from here, across some salt flats and a rocky causeway brings you over to the west coast and one of the island’s gems – the truly lovely beach of Aponissos, where one can enjoy the sheltered turquoise waters and beautiful sunsets as well as a small taverna. North of here are the two sandy bays of Dragonera where the pine trees come all the way down to the pebbly beach and waters are clear and shallow and a snack bar provides refreshments, sunbeds and umbrellas. Boat tours around the island, or daytrips to nearby islet of Dorousa can be arranged in Megalochori and Skala.
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