1 h 35 min
13,50 €/32,00 €
13,4 km2
1 h 35 min
13,50 €/32,00 €
13,4 km2

The little gem of the Saronic Gulf.  As close to Athens as a thought, the lush green island of Agistri is a top destination, known for the magical beaches that harmoniously combine azure waters with intense vegetation. Small and picturesque Agistri, provides tranquil and carefree holidays and is ideal for daytrips as it’s only 1 hour and 30 minutes away from the port of Piraeus.  It only takes two days to fall in love with it.


Key sites of interest at Agistri

Agistri is famous for its lush vegetation and pine forests, which makes it an ideal destination for nature lovers seeking active ways to explore the island. Some key sites, worth discovering include:

  • Incredible beaches with azure waters
  • Archeological findings from Aponissos, Megaritissa and Kontari
  • Beautiful Byzantine churches such as: Zoodochos Pigi (Metropolis) at Megalochori, Agioi Anargiroi at Skala, Agia Kiriaki at Limenaria, Panagia (Virgin Mary) at Metochi offering breathtaking views, and the little chapels of Agioi Pantes and Agioi Theodoroi above of Megalochori
  • The Folklore Museum which is home to the Cultural Center of Agkistri
  • Metochi – the small village between Skala and Megalochori – with stunning views after a short hike
  • Mitromara’s Grave - A historical Monument


Beaches at Agistri

The small island is gaining more publicity every year due to its paradise-like beaches with the crystal-clear azure waters. 

Some of its most famous beaches include:

  • Skala: A sandy beach, ideal for families and children as it’s organised with sunbeds and umbrellas and has shallow waters. It’s located near the port.
  • Aponissos: One of the most beautiful, exotic and organised beaches of Agkistri. It is surrounded by pine trees that reach the sea and has turquoise waters. There is an entrance fee to enjoy the beach, as it is on private property.
  • Dragonera: A pebbly beach on the western side of the island, surrounded by pine trees and emerald green waters. It is easily accessible and has a street food canteen to cater your appetite.
  • Chalkiada: Impressive with azure waters and white pebbles. Getting here may be a little challenging, and can only be reached on foot but it is definitely worth it! This used to be a nudist only beach.
  • Megalochori: Here you can find two beaches, with beautiful blue waters that are divided by the little village port. The most popular one is on the right hand side, with many umbrellas and sunbeds as well as shops, cafes and restaurants.
  • Mariza: A rock beach overlooking the sea, at approximately 300m from Limenaria. It’s full of pines, has deep waters and is ideal for diving. 


8 Experiences Worth Having at Agistri

  1. The whole island is no more than 14sqm long, which makes it ideal for walking and hiking. Bring your sports shoes and explore beautiful trails, such as the route from Skala to Dragonera – where you can finish with a refreshing dive!
  2. Cycle around the whole island (You can bring your bike onboard the ferry from Piraeus for free)!
  3. On your way to Aponissos, just before you arrive to the beach, you will find on your right the lake of Agistri – a gorgeous spot, especially during springtime.
  4. Agkistri is suitable for all sorts of outdoor activities such as diving, kayaking, fishing and more
  5. Take a boat trip around the whole island
  6. You can try horseback riding, near Aponissos, right next to the lake on the south of the island
  7. Try the local products! Agkistri is known for its green olives, its pine-honey, wine, traditional tsipouro and fresh fish
  8. Agkistri’s nightlife is also worth exploring. An evening stroll at the capital (Skala) is a must 


Getting to Agistri 

The port of Skala (Agistri) is connected via ferry with the port of Piraeus, all year round. The frequent ferry routes accommodate passengers, as well as vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles. 

During summer, the ferry boats of Sarronic Ferries depart from Piraeus to Agkistri every day, arriving at the port of Skala within 1hour and 30 minutes.

All ferry boats to Agkistri, depart from Gate E8 from the port of Piraeus.

To get to Gate E8, you can drive, take a taxi or get there by metro or train (electric railway) getting off at ‘Pireas’ station stop and a short 5 minute walk.

It is advisable to arrive at the port at least 20-40 minutes ahead of your departure time, as the ferries depart on time. 

You can also get to Agistri, from Aegina. The distance between Aigina – Agistri is less than 25 minutes and the route schedule by Sarronic Ferries connecting the two islands, operate daily during the summer months. 


Ferry Tickets to Agistri 

Buying ferry tickets for the port of Agistri (Skala) is easy.  

You can purchase your tickets, either from the central ticket office from the departure port or online. 

The online booking of ferry tickets from Piraeus to Agistri is easy and fast, through a few simple steps: 

1)      Find the ferry route timetable of Sarronic Ferries 

2)      Choose the time and date of your preference

3)      Fill in your details 

4)      Receive your e-ticket in your inbox 

Don’t forget to benefit from a discount – if you’re entitled to it. Saronic Ferries offers discounts to children, students and disabled passengers. 

Bringing your bike onboard is free.


Useful contact numbers for your holidays in Agistri:

• Municipality of Agistri: +302297091260

• Agistri Port Authority: +302297091244, +306973016132

• Medical Clinic (Skala): +302297091110

• Agistri Police station: +30 2297091201

• Pharmacy (Skala): +302297091540

• Gas station: +302297091590

• KTEL (Bus Service) Agistri: +302297091244


Ferry Routes to Agistri 

The ferry departures to Agistri don’t operate at the same frequency throughout all seasons, however you can find ferry routes that connect the island with Piraeus and Aegina, all year round. 

The route Piraeus – Agistri has travel time of 1hour and 30 minutes, whilst Aegina – Agistri route is operated in 25 minutes, by Sarronic Ferries.

Before you travel, check in detail all the ferry route options by Saronic Ferries from Piraeus to Agistri, as well as from Agistri to Piraeus. Choose the day and time of your convenience, and easily book your ticket online. 

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