48 hours in Agistri

Located less than an hour from the port of Piraeus and a stone's throw from the island of Aegina, tiny Agistri is an ideal weekend escape, with pine trees, crystal clear waters and relaxing atmosphere.

Day One


10am.
Check in to the Oasis Scala Beach Hotel, located directly on the sandy beach of the village of Skala. The family-run hotel has its own beach area, restaurant, swimming pool, rooftop spa and is within 5 minutes walking distance of the village’s amenities (Skala, tel.: +3022970 91085, www.agistrihotels.com).



Operating for  over 50 years Hotel Milos is one of the oldest accommodations on Agistri island. It offers comfortable rooms, swimming pool and pool bar with stunning sea views, where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast or a frozen cocktail in the afternoon (Megalochori, tel.: +30 22970 91574, http://hotelmilos.gr). Hotel Aktaion is located in Skala in Agistri island in the Saronic Gulf and it consists of 2 buildings with cozy rooms, swimming pool and restaurant while it offers umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach (Skala, tel.: +3022970 91094, stayinagistri.gr).



11am
Head to the central beach of Skala, next to the church of Agioi Anargyroi. It is wide with sand and shallow waters ideal for families with children. To the left of Skala, following the coastal road southeast, you will reach the rocky beach of Skliri, with pine trees and crystal clear waters. Continue the trail for about 500m among the pine trees and you will reach the most spectacular beach of the island, Chalikiada, with wild beauty, thick pebbles and crystal clear waters.

Chalikiada

2pm
Lunch in Toxotis tavern, located in Skala since 1981. The story begins many decades ago, when it functioned as a grocery store, and later was school in Agkistri. In the beautiful courtyard you will taste the homemade dishes cooked by the mother of the family, with local meat and fresh fish from the fishermen of the island. Do not miss the shrimp saganaki, grilled sardines and rooster with tomato sauce (Skala, tel .: +302297 091283, www.agistri-studios.gr).



5pm
Wander around Megalohori or Mylos, which is the capital and the largest settlement of the island. Here lies the natural harbor where dolphins arrive from Piraeus, the windmill-trademark on the edge of the village, stone houses with well-kept courtyards, traditional cafes and paved streets. You will also see the church of Zoodochos Pigi of 1885, which is the metropolis of the island and it celebrates on Easter Friday with a big feast.



7pm
Enjoy an afternoon cocktail at the Quadrant, the all day hangout in a beautiful spot in Megalohori. On the seafront, it is ideal for a drink at sunset while you will also return for dinner with dishes such as penne with chicken, risotto, salmon fillet and fresh salads (Megalohori, tel .: +3022970 29550).


 
9pm
Romantic meal at Oasis restaurant next to the pool of the hotel of the same name. You will enjoy fresh fish supplied daily by local fishermen, chicken In tomato sauce, beef tenderloin with cucumber pie or crab cake in lime sauce and you will accompany them with carefully selected Greek wines (Skala, tel .: +3022970 91085, www.agistrihotels.com).



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