Agistri is the smallest island in the Saronic island complex and it's a great destination for relaxing holidays close to Athens. You can book your ferry tickets to Agistri fast and easy on Ferryhopper. On this page, you will find useful information about the island, how to get to Agistri, what to do there and island-hopping options to the Saronic gulf.
How to get to Agistri
The distance from the port of Piraeus in Athens to the island of Agistri is 35km (19 nautical miles) so the easiest way to travel to the island is by ferry from the main port of Athens. The ferry connection Athens - Agistri is frequent throughout the whole year with both highspeed and conventional ferries. Agistri is also easily accessible from the neighboring island of Aegina, with daily ferry crossings that take from 10minutes to 1hour depending on the ferry type.
Ferry schedules and ferry tickets to Agistri
Agistri is a small forested island in the Saronic Gulf, located between the islands of Aegina and Methana. The island has 2 main ports, both on the northeast coast of Agistri and at a distance of 2km from each other.
- The port of Agistri in the village of Skala serves primarily the conventional ferries from Athens and the nearby islands
- The port of Myloi, in the village of Megalochori, serves high-speed vessels from the port of Piraeus, Aegina and the islands of the Saronic group.
The ferry connection from Piraeus to Agistri is a frequent one all-year-round with at least 6 sailings per day. The duration of the Piraeus - Agistri ferry trip is approximately 55minutes with a flying dolphin/highspeed ferry while the conventional ferries take from 1 to 2,5 hours.
During the summer the ferry itineraries increase as the short ferry trip duration from Athens to Agistri makes the island an ideal destination for a weekend getaway.
Island-hopping around Agistri
Agistri offers many island-hopping options in the islands of the Saronic Gulf and we recommend that if you have some extra days, you should definitely organize multiple stops to nearby islands and enjoy the beaches, lifestyle, and food! From the ports of Agistri, you can get by ferry to the port of Aegina in just 10 to 20 minutes, while from there you can take ferries to the nearby islands of Poros, Hydra, or Methana. Many of the ferries that operate in the Saronic islands' lines have a garage, which means that you can transfer your vehicle and discover all hidden corners of these beautiful islands.
On the Ferryhopper Map of Ferries, you can check all ferry connections from/to Agistri and plan your ferry trip to the Greek islands in the most convenient way for you.
What to do in Agistri
Agistri or Angistri is a beautiful small island, renowned for the crystal clear waters of its beaches and its peaceful pace. The island of Agistri is the best place to go if you want to have relaxing holidays close to the city of Athens. It is also an island with dense vegetation so apart from your time on the beach we suggest spending some time hiking in Agistri's beautiful nature.
Beaches in Agistri
Agistri is famous amongst travelers for its amazing beaches, most of them easy to reach on foot or with a vehicle and with impressive crystal waters and beautiful surrounding scenery. Some of the beaches in Agistri are not organized and with little or no natural shade so make sure that you have a parasol with you to protect yourself from the sun. Here are the best beaches in Agistri:
- Megalochori beach
- Skala beach
Activities in Agistri
Apart from a great destination for relaxation, Agistri is also ideal for:
- Boat tour of the island
- Horse riding
Tip: Most of the ferries in the Saronic islands' lines allow for free transport of bicycles so you can bring your own and enjoy your days to Agistri to the most!
Food in Agistri
Agistri has many small taverns close to the main settlements or the beaches of the island where you can eat delicious Mediterranean recipes and of course fresh fish and seafood! There are also pizza and souvlaki places where you can also take-away and eat your snack by the sea. Make sure that you also try the traditional almond sweets of Agistri ('votsalaki'), custard pastry ('galaktompoureko'), local spoon sweets, as well as olive oil and olives.
Useful tips for your trip to Agistri
The main settlements of Agistri are Megalochori (Myloi) and Skala, where you will find all the amenities that you need for your vacation on the island as well as many food and accommodation options. Especially during the summer, the island can have high demand so we recommend that you book your ferry tickets and accommodation as far in advance as possible. Here are some useful phone numbers for Agistri:
- Port Authority Agistri (Megalochori): +30 2297091541
- Municipality of Agistri: +30 2297091260
- Regional Health Clinic (Megalochori): +30 2297091215
- Medical Clinic (Skala): +30 2297091110
- Police Station Agistri: +30 2297091201
- Pharmacy (Skala): +30 2297091540
- Petrol station: +30 2297091590
Where to book ferry tickets to Agistri?
The islands of the Saronic Gulf is the best option if you want to organize a short getaway to the Greek islands, in a short distance from Athens. On Ferryhopper you can book ferry tickets to Agistri at the best prices and see all ferry connections from Agistri to organize the best island hopping experience for you.