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|AGISTRI OR ANGISTRI - THE SMALL GREEN ISLAND WITH MANY BEACHES|
Agistri (or: Angistri) is on of the Argo-Saronic islands situated in the Gulf of Aegina not far away from Athens. The island is 12 km2 in size and has a population of about 1000 people. It is situated west of its larger neighbour the island of Aegina. Agistri is a green island that is covered with pine trees and even though it is not very large there are a good number of beaches including one official naturist beach (Chalikiada in the southeast).
Agistri is a popular day-excursion destination for Athenians that want to have clean beaches and clear waters. The island is connected to Piraeus by ferry and is served by these ferries a couple of times each day. The journey takes about 45 to 60 minutes. All the ferries arrive at the main port of Skala. You can check the schedules & book a ticket at the site of Greek Ferries.
Agistri is mainly a beach island destination. In Skala you find hotels and taverna's and there is a beach. The east coast of the island is easily the most attractive part of the island. There is also a daily caïque (small wooden boat) from neighbouring Aegina to Agistri, that makes a stop at Skala and then runs along the north coast to Agistri's second port Megalochori/Mylos. There is also a bus that starts in Skala and calls on the villages of Megalochori/Mylos and the village of Limenaria. Limenaria is an untouristed and quiet village.
A lot of the beaches are surrounded by lush vegetation and may be considered as a quite unspoiled location. The landscape is picturesque yet it doesn't get too crowded, not even in high season. This is the reason why visitors usually keep on coming year after year once they have discovered Agistri, as they feel they have a special place where to spent relaxing times on holiday, a place that is just for themselves.
Note: there are no banks on the island (but there is an ATM machine for cash withdrawles in Skala), one taxi (and in the high season there is a horse and carriage) and one bus which runs the full length of the island and back but seemingly with no timetable. From Skala there is also a minitrain that goes to Milos harbour, around and through milos and back again to Skala. You can walk over the island from one side to the other in about 2 hours. In Skala you can find a number of minimarkets, but eating out is quite cheap.
|THE BEACHES AND NATURIST BEACHES OF THE ISLAND OF AGISTRI OR ANGISTRI|
Chalikiada Beach - This beach is the naturist Beach of the island of Agistri and it is situated in a rocky cove in the south east side of the island. You can reach the beach by a short swim from a nearby inlet of you can climb down a steep path. This beach is a little bit more difficult to access. There are no facilities here like sunbeds, umbrellas and tavernas so you must bring your own water and food.
Skliri Beaches - These beaches are situated between Skala in the north and the beach of Chalikiada in the south east of the island. This part of the island has a very dramatic and beautiful coastline with some beaches.
Skala Beaches - The beaches of Skala stretch all the way from the village of Skala along the north coast to Mylos. It is a collection of several beaches, some of them are pebble beaches and the main beaches have sand. They have gentle waves and are safe for children. On the other side of Skala there are more small pebble beaches. Some of the beaches have facilities and tavernas on them.
Megalochori/Mylos Beaches - Also around the village of Mylos in the north east of the island there are several beaches, both pebble and sand. Some of the larger ones like the main beach come with facilities like sunbeds, tavernas and hotels. One of the best beaches in the area is called Xekofti Beach. Megalochori is a traditional quiet settlement with also some modern hotels, some bars and tavernas. It still remains a peaceful place with stone built houses that are painted white and a Culture Centre that displays archeological finds. Megalochori is situated at a 2,5 kilometer distance from the village of Skala and connected to it by bus.
Mariza - Mariza is not really a beach, it is more like a platform from which you can jump into the water. It is situated in a small cove close to the village of Limenaria. Here the sea and the waves are more rough than on the north side of the island.
Dragonera Beach - This pebble beach is situated in a large cove off the road between Mylos and Limenaria, about approximately 4 km from Skala. It is a popular but more quiet beach with a taverna and some facilities like sunbeds. On the beach they play relaxing music. The landscape here is beautiful as it is surrounded by mountains that are covered with pine trees. There is a view of a small uninhabited island from the beach. Dragonera Beach can be reached by bus (and a short walk), by taxi from Skala, or on foot.
Aponissos Beach - Aponissos Beach is situated in the south west of the island of Agistri. This is a small sandy beach and there are no sunbeds for rent. The beach lies in beautiful surroundings and it is a favorite for owners of yachts. In the high season there is a small taverna opened for your food and water, but outside this period it is wise to bring your own. Sometimes it is possible to take a water taxi to this beach or another option is to take the bus to the capital Limenaria and then walk to the west coast. Just behind Aponissos Beach there is a small lake.
|Hotels on the island Agistri - Laza Beach Hotel in Skala|
Couples, friends and families looking for a peaceful location to escape to will find it at the Laza Beach Inn Guest House situated in the area of Skala on the beautiful Greek island of Agistri. Easily accessible from the Port of Pireaus, guests can reach this exclusive beach area in less than an hour or come directly from Aegina island in only 10 minutes. This Greek accommodation features a private beach so that sunbathing and swimming can easily fit into any day's itinerary. After a day at the sea, a well-deserved evening dinner at the Yialos taverna will really complete your day with a traditional Greek meal and local wine. Breakfast is also served in the Yialos tavern.
The 10 double rooms are comfortably furnished with little focus on frills and extra concentration on simple elegance, allowing the gorgeous natural colors of Greece to decorate each room. Standard guest house amenities are included in each room: air conditioning, LCD tv and small fridge. Each room has it's own spacious bathroom with shower and balcony with gorgeous views. Free wireless internet available in the restaurant. The breakfast is included and is served in Yialos Taverna.
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|Hotels on the island Agistri - Yialos Studios in Skala|
Yialos Studios, found on the Saronic Gulf island of Agistri, Greece offers spacious accommodation set in a quiet location, yet only a minute away from the bustling centre of Skala and its lively night life. The studios have air conditioning, generously proportioned balconies, private bathrooms and TV. Boasting separate, fully equipped kitchens, the studios are ideal for those who wish to self cater for all or part of their holiday. The rooms are simply decorated with stunning views across the sea to Aegina and beyond or with view of the famous pine clad hills of Agistri.
The Yialos Studios has its own private beach situated next to its taverna where free sunbeds are available for its guests (500 metres away from the studios). The menu reflects local recipes and more familiar fare to meet the culinary demands of all, from children to adults. Its setting by the sea makes it convenient for through the day refreshments while basking in the sun and, at night, a spectacle of light from the stars above to the twinkling lights of the islands opposite.
Yialos Studios has a range of rooms from double and twin-bedded rooms to those which can accommodate up to four people. All have a fully equipped kitchen which is separate from the sleeping areas, a rarity on Agistri. The rooms are light and airy with a strong traditional feel. There is good storage both in the bedrooms and kitchens and all the balconies are big enough to feel like an extra room. Some rooms have two balconies, one coming off the kitchen which gives you an independent eating area. The reception area is open at regular hours in order to answer guest's queriesand to help with the organisation of bike hire, bus and boat timetables and excursions.
The Studios are set back from the road which emphasises its quiet location. However, it is only a short stroll to the shops which include supermarkets, the bakery, pharmacy and even Agistri's open air cinema which is open during the height of the season. In the energetic centre of Skala you will find a wide choice of bars, tavernas and cafes whether you want a romantic evening or a holiday filled with parties.
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|Hotels on the island Agistri - Hotel Vasilaras in Agistri|
Close to Skala's sandybeach, this charming hotel offers great-value accommodation, just a 5-minute walk from the restaurants and local taverns and a world away from busy city life. Most of the elegant rooms at Vasilaras Hotel are situated on the fringe of the island's extensive pine forest and many offer sea views. Each room has been carefully designed and decorated with your comfort in mind. A delicious continental breakfast is included in your rate and provides a great start your day. The hotel's peacefullocation allows you the option of having a relaxing day or attending the nearby parties. A 5-minute stroll from the hotel will lead you to the sandy beach or Skala's lively centre, with its great variety of bars and beaches. Day or night, soak up the atmosphere in Valisara's friendly, family-run taverna, which has an excellent reputation with both locals and guests.
Telephone: +30 22970 91387 - Send an e-mail to the Vasilaris Hotel.
|Hotels on the island Agistri - Rosy's Little Village|
Although I haven't visited yet this one, Rosy's Little Village (see pictures above), comes highly recommended by many people on the website of Tripadvisor. It has its own little beach downstairs and it is close to the official naturist beach. This would be my choice of accommodation since I plan to visit the island in the near future.
Rosy's Little Village is a simple attractive retreat, located on the smallest island of the Saronic Islands, Agistri island in Greece. It's an ideal spot for enjoying great nature, solitude, relaxation, and greenery. Agistri is still unspoiled, it has lovely beaches and many secluded coves.
Rosy's Little Village offers the perfect antidote to the stress of city life. The 14 double rooms and 2 family rooms of Rosy's Little Village have been built like a traditional Greek village. All the rooms have balcony and sea view. Recently, they have been renovated to a very comfortable standard and offer full air-conditioning, a small fridge and TV. The accommodation is only 30 metres away from a beautiful rocky beach where you have easy access to shallow and deep clear water, with sand and pebbles sea bed. You can sunbathe on the sunbeds on the different terraces, or you can visit the beautiful pebbly Chalikiada beach which is within walking distance, or the Golden Sandy Beach in the tourist village of Skala.
We have 20 sunbeds, shaded, on the lower plateau of the rocky beach and 5 on the upper plateau. All 25 of them are for the use of our guests free of charge. Rosy's has a traditional boat but made of modern GRP material and a single Latin sail. It's a very sea-worthy boat, that a good sailor would surely enjoy with an adequate wind. Strong wind capacity 3 persons, light wind 2 persons. The use is free of charge, guests who use it a lot can leave a few coins for maintenance at the end of their stay. Besides the sailingboat our facilities include 2 simple but very efficient canoes which our guests can use free of charge.
Telephone: +30 22970 91610 Mobile: +30 6974 394150 - Send an e-mail to Rosy's Little Village.
|Hotels on the island Agistri - Hotel Andreas in Agistri - cheap and good reviews|
Hotel Andreas is situated at 200 meters of the port of Skala and comprises 22 double comfortable, modern, tastefully decorated rooms some with self-catering, 6 three bed studios and 4 family apartments. All accommodation benefit from air-conditioning, TV, refrigerator, ensuite bathroom and balcony, many with sea view. All studios and apartments also have a fully equipped kitchen. The hotel is pretty cheap, has got good reviews and there is an option for breakfast. There are double rooms, twin rooms and family apartments.
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|Hotels on the island Agistri - Agistri Club Hotel - Skliri, Agistri|
This hotel offers something better at affordable prices: good company, good food and great hospitality in traditional comfort attracting a regular clientele from throughout Europe and beyond. Peacefully located amongst the pine trees on a cliff 15 metres above the sea, every aspect of the hotel offers sea views overlooking the neighbouring island of Aegina. A pre-breakfast dip is just one minute away in our private cove and the naturist beach of Halikiada is a 5-minute walk through the pine trees
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