HOW TO SPEND YOUR TIME
Agistri, suffocated by the green pine forests, with the pine trees touching the green-blue waters on its sandy beaches, offers traditional color, peace, tranquility, wonderful water games and sports, but also an intense nightlife for those who want it.
Agistri, in addition to its beaches, the blue-green sea, romantic walks and tranquility, offers you intense activities, since it perfectly combines the mountain and the sea, with the aim of making the vacation days you will spend on the island unforgettable your friends or with your families.
First of all, it is worth taking a romantic walk, about 15 minutes, from Megalochori to Skala or vice versa, on a suitably designed pedestrian street with lights and enough people, next to the sea, in a route of about 1.5 km. , especially at sunset.
It is also worth a ride on the traditional carriages of the island, which start from Skala to take you to Megalochori and back to Skala, on the paved coastal road that connects Skala with Megalochori, enjoying the enchanting sunsets by the sea.
Those visitors who love cycling can spend the whole day cycling on the above route or between the cobbled streets of Skala and Megalochori or even going to the picturesque beaches of Dragonera and Aponisos.
In Agistri you will find taverns, mezedos and grills in front of the beach offering Mediterranean and traditional Greek cuisine, prepared with local products, fresh fish, squid, octopus and various other seafood.
Small night cafes, bars and clubs, which often organize excellent music nights with famous musicians and bands, initially offer moments of relaxation and then intense night entertainment until the morning.
Don’t forget to try the local sweets, and buy pure local products and herbs from the Agistri mountains.
Agistri is surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and there are wonderful lacy beaches for swimming, water games, wind-surfing and water-skiing. Some of them are ideal for small children, since they are very safe.
At some of the beaches you can fish from the rocks or spearfish the island’s rocky bottoms and rich fishing grounds.
In Agistri, from Megalochori, a large boat departs that entertains those interested, taking them fishing with nets and spears.
Also with water taxis, which depart from the ports of Megalochori or Skala, you can tour Agistrio, admiring the entire coastline of the island and discovering unique bays and leeward coves, where you can swim.
In Agistri you can rent kayaks to have fun and sport in the sea, with Go kayak Greece, which offers excursions in the wonderful waters of Agistri, accompanied by highly trained guides and instructors from the British Kayaking Federation.
In Agistri there is Agistri Scuba Diving, to get to know the rich and colorful underwater world of Agistri. A unique diving experience that you will never forget.
Agistri is famous for its diverse natural environment, which is a hiker’s and nature lover’s paradise. It is offered for mountain hikes, short or long, among the pines, thus getting to know the exceptional flora of the island, in an untouched natural environment. There are many routes that you can follow on foot and in which you will admire rare wild flowers and you will be delighted by the view of the island that you will see from above.
In Agistri you will find an unprecedented experience, which will be unforgettable, in the region of Aponissos, horse riding. Experienced instructors will teach you the basics in the magical world of horse riding and accompany you on wonderful rides, riding on the most beautiful forest tracks of our island.
Every year in the month of May there is a sailing race in Agistri which takes place on the sea route from Faliro to Agistri and again departure from Agistri to Faliro. Each of the two routes is a distance of 21 nautical miles.
Also, every year in Agistri the “People’s Road Race and Swimming of the Municipality of Agistri” which has already acquired a mass character of great interest to the whole world.
In July and August, excursions are organized for the Festival at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, to which the Agistri Express takes you.
Finally, with the “Agistri Express” day trips are organized for a tour of the antiquities or religious tourism in Aegina to the Monastery of Agios Nektarios or a visit to the Temple of Aphaia, from which those interested return late at night.
Agistri is not only wonderful in Summer, as it is equally wonderful in Spring and Autumn. These are the times when the island more clearly highlights its authentic island character, while many accommodations, taverns and restaurants with better prices and more care are still operating.
Thus, Agistri receives visitors almost all year round due to the very good climate it has, the peculiarity of its terrain and its short distance from Athens.