For those searching for an escape from the chaos of Athens, Agistri is an island to truly be considered.
The scenery in Agistri is stunning and the beaches are are quite the contrast to those found on the coast of Athens.
Due to the fact that Agistri is so close to Athens, it’s a great destination for travelers wanting to get away from the city for the day or even a few nights.
Fresh and locally produced products are for sale in this city for those that want a taste of rural life, along with refined restaurants to suit all tastes.
In addition, hotels are plentiful and many are located along the coastline of Agistri giving you full access to the beautiful beaches that the island has to offer.
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Before You Go: Travel Insurance
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How to Get to Agistri
Due to the fact that Agistri is so close to Athens and that it’s such a popular day trip destination, getting from Athens to Agistri is quite easy.
Agistri is just a short ferry ride away from Athens. Below you’ll find out more information on how to reach Agistri by ferry.
The Agistri ferry runs from Port 8 at the dock in Athens Port of Piraeus.
The ferry from Piraeus to Agistri takes approximately 55 minutes and the price hovers around €15 ($17 USD).
Ferries to Agistri can be booked here or by using the Ferries in Greece booking widget below.
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Agistri Ferry Tips:
- If you’re planning on visiting Agistri during the low season, be sure to double check the ferry schedules as ferries that operate to and from Agistri sometimes run on a limited schedule outside of peak season.
- The Athens ferry port (Port of Piraeus) is very spread out and can be quite hectic. Be sure to figure out which part of the port that your Agistri ferry is leaving from in advance in order to avoid walking long distances with your luggage.
- The best way to get to the port of Piraeus from just about anywhere in Athens is to use Taxibeat. Don’t forget to use promo code: 2h92e7u6 to get a discount on your ride.
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Where to Stay in Agistri
Finding a nice place to stay in Agistri shouldn’t be a concern as there are countless options available on the island — from budget to luxury accommodations.
Below, you can find a variety of options when it comes to finding Agistri accommodations.
Airbnb is one of the most popular and recommended ways to find accommodations in just about any destination in the world — including Agistri.
These days, travelers are simply tired of staying in overpriced, box-like hotel rooms when they can now rent private apartments and homes that actually feel like home.
Agistri Airbnb apartments can range anywhere from $20/night to more than $200/night depending on your budget and the types of amenities that you’re looking for.
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Here are some Agistri airbnb recommendations below:
- Villa of the Gods – 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath (Budget)
- Sea view Beachfront Studio -1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath (Budget)
- Cozy Terrace House – 1 Bedroom/1 Bath (Mid-range)
- Family Island House – 2 Bedrooms /1.5 Baths (Luxury)
If Airbnb isn’t your style of accommodations, there are a wide variety of hotels in Agistri that will surely suit your needs.
Many of the hotels in Agistri have hundreds of positive reviews, with some even receiving 9.7 out of 10 star ratings.
However, please note that Agistri hotels can sometimes be significantly cheaper than Airbnbs
Here are some Agistri hotel recommendations below:
- Saronis Hotel ( Hotels Combined / Booking.com )
- Hotel Abatis( Hotels Combined / Booking.com )
- Aktaion Beach Hotel( Hotels Combined / Booking.com )
- Oasis Beach Hotel ( Hotels Combined / Booking.com )
In the past, locals and travelers would set up camp on the beaches of Agistri but unfortunately this is becoming harder and harder due to strict government regulations.
Why? Well, because unfortunately, there are too many irresponsible campers who leave their trash behind and ruin it for everyone.
These days, getting caught camping on Agistri can get you fined up to €300.
Things to Do in Agistri
There are a variety of activities, sights, and beaches to visit in Agistri.
Many people that visit Agistri enjoy renting bicycles and exploring the island at their leisure while others prefer to take tours which guide them from place to place.
Some of the tours include boat trips and a chance to experience a traditional “Greek Night”.
Of course, for those interested in the quaint history of Agistri, there are dozens of sites such as churches and chapels which can be visited.
Guided Cycling Tours in Agistri
A company called Let’s Meet in Athens specializes in giving bicycle tours on the island of Agistri.
The tour starts from the port of Piraeus in Athens where you take a ferry to Agistri and work your way around the island, stopping often to allow for swimming, photo opportunities and more.
After the tour is finished, guests are allow to use the bicycles to explore the island for the remainder of the day at their leisure.
Agistri Boat Trips
There are several day trips by boat on offer in Agistri — some of them simply cruise around the island while others offer swimming off the coast of the uninhabited island of Moni or a visit to the beautiful Greek island of Aegina.
If you’re wanting to spend a day at sea during your trip to Agistri, you can start by inquiring about a boat trip from the Vasilaras Hotel.
Prices start at €10/pp and increase depending on the length of the tour.
Experience a Greek Night
Greek Night takes place at Alterego Restaurant where tourists can experience special Greek traditions such as several popular Greek dishes, Greek music, and dancing.
Greek Night runs from the end of June until the end of August and is a great way to learn more about Greek culture.
Horse Riding in Agistri
Horse riding at at Lake Aponisos is one of the top activities to experience in Agistri.
If you’ve never ridden a horse before, you can take horse riding lessons with Aponisos Horse Riding for €30/hour.
Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to do some free riding of your own.
Horseback riding in Agistri is a great activity for singles, couples and families and it’s something you shouldn’t miss when visiting the island.
Horse Riding (for experienced riders): €25 | Length: 1 Hour to 1.5 Hours
Horseback Riding Lessons: €30 | Length: 1 Hour
- Phone: +30 6983431540 // +30 6974785367
- Facebook: Aponisos Horse Riding
Agistri Churches and Chapels
Agistri has several historical sites for tourists to visit.
However, many of these sites can be seen while wandering the streets of Agistri.
If religious tourism is your thing, you’ll want to make a stop at the following churches:
- Agioi Anargyroi
- Agioi Theodoroi
- Agia Kyriaki
Getting Around Agistri
There are multiple ways to move around Agistri – from walking to cycling and taking the local bus.
Most people choose to walk or rent bicycles to cut down on pollution, save money and get their exercise in for the day.
Best Time to Visit Agistri
As you know, vacations aren’t always easy to come by so it’s important to plan your trips carefully.
The best time to visit Agistri and avoid the crowds is from March to May or September through mid October.
However, the Agistri weather is at its best between the months of March and late June and it starts to cool down around mid to late September.
Agistri is an island which truly has something for everyone – from cycling along the coastline to day trips to nearby islands such as Aegina, fine dining, beautiful beaches and so much more.
Interested in visiting more Greek islands? If so, be sure to check out my full collection of Greek Island Travel Guides.
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