Only a short boat ride from Athens, this little island is very popular with the locals and to see it at its unspoilt best, you’re better off avoiding it in high season. (In July and August, the Greeks themselves go on holiday and many of them head for Agistri.)
Out of season, when the crowds have left but the weather is often still fantastically warm, Agistri becomes a fabulous place to visit. If you’re visiting the Greek capital of Athens, then arranging a day or two island hopping to Agistri is ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. It’s only a 55 minute boat ride from the main port of Athens, Piraeus.
Relaxing on the beach is always an option but you could also hire a kayak and do a circuit of the island to earn your lunch if you’re that way inclined. Or simply enjoy a pre-lunch cocktail at one of the many bars and tavernas offering such delights. To cool off, head for the roads shaded by pine trees and hire a cycle to explore the sights and discover some more hidden tavernas.
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