Pretty Greek Villas
Angistri
Saronic Islands

Angistri is a quiet, traditional island only 4 kms from Aegina. The island is an undiscovered gem with pretty coves and fragrant pine forests and is often considered the best kept secret of the Saronic Islands which can easily be explored from Angistri.

Pretty Good Beaches

The sea around Angistri is absolutely crystalline and dolphins can sometimes be seen. There are some very pretty coves and beaches to explore.



Skala Beach

This is the main town beach and is sandy with a shallow shelf making it popular with families.



Marisa Beach

This delightful rocky cove with sparkling water is located just behind the village of Limeraria with its golden domed church.



Marghisa Beach & Bariana Beach

These are two very secluded beaches. A 10 min walk from the pine shaded path at St Nikolaos Cemetry leads to the seaside.



Megalochori Beach, Aponissos Beach, Drasseses Beach, Xekofti Beach and Dragonera Beach

All quiet, beautiful beaches surrounded by nature.>>>>>>>>>

Pretty Good Day Trips

Walks

When you are looking for something more than lying at the beach, the interior of the island with its fragrant pine forests is a perfect walker's paradise especially in springtime.



A good day's walk is to start at Skala and walk all the way across the island to Limenaria and to the deserted beach of Aponissos.



There are also many beautiful tracks in the pine forested interior of the island with spectacular views.



Diane LeFebvre

Agistri Tours

Tel: 22970 91307



Boat Trips around Angistri

A nice way to visit the many coves of Angistri is to charter a boat.

Robert Wright does boat charters for up to 12 people.

Tel: 6944 704882



Kyriakos Logothetis can do charters for between 40-150 people on his boat the 'Odysseus'.

For details contact Agistri Tours.

Tel: 22970 91307



Aegina by boat

Aegina is only 4 kms from Angistri and there are regular ferries between each island as well as a 24 hour water taxi service. Aegina is one of the few islands that still encapsulates all that Greeks love about their own country. Simple tavernas shaded by vines serving excellent fish, colourful markets, great coffee shops and long pistachio groves reaching down to the sea. Click here for more information on Aegina



Spetses by Flying Cat

The island of Spetses with its pine-cloaked hills, sandy coves, splendid old harbour and aristocratic heritage can be visited from Aegina, the neighbouring island to Angistri. There is a 24 hour water taxi service between Angistri and Aegina as well as a regular ferry service during the day and evening. Click here for more information on Spetses.

www.dolphins.gr



Hydra by Flying Cat

Visit this wonderful neighbouring island with its impressive horse-shoe shaped marble harbour and chic shops, restaurants and tavernas. The interior of the island is still very traditional with white washed houses, crooked stone paths and pretty hillsides. Click here for more information on Hydra.

www.dolphins.gr



Peloponnese mainland by ferry

There are regular ferries and water taxis from Angistri to the Peloponnese mainland. In high season, there is a ferry service to Ancient Epidavros each evening for the summer arts festival held at the ancient amphitheatre. The Peloponnese is where most of the major archaelogical sites are located and the beautiful Venetian town of Nafplion can be explored.>>>>>>>>>

Pretty Greek Festivals

Throughout Greece, every island and place has its share of festivals. A religious ceremony is held in the local church followed by eating, drinking, dancing and fireworks until dawn. Angistri has its fair share of the fun.



Feast of the Virgin Mary, 15th August

Celebrated all over Greece, this ceremony is in honour of the Virgin Mary.>>>>>>>>>

Pretty Delicious! Food and Drink

Sitting at one of the local tavernas and enjoying an ouzo and some freshly prepared traditional Greek mezedes, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time to an era before tourism began.



Tavernas



Parnassos, Metochi

Run by Mrs Katina, this excellent little taverna is found in the hillside hamlet of Metochi.



Taverna Alexandra

Mrs Alexandra runs this fish restaurant located in the main town of Skala. There are other good fish tavernas in Skala located near the church by the beach.



Mandraki Taverna

This excellent taverna is in the village of Milos next to the harbour



Limenaria Taverna

Delicious traditional food at this vibrant taverna in Limenaria overlooking the golden-domed church.>>>>>>>>>

Pretty Greek Shops

If you are in need of some 'retail therapy', then you could not do better than hop on a ferry and take a quick connection over to Aegina where there are some really chic shops.



Ceramics

This stylish shop is located in the main shopping street of Aegina. Whilst ceramics are its speciality, the shop also stocks beautiful accessories for the home. Here you will find ceramics by local artists.

Tel: 22970 26484

marthakotaki@hotmail.com



Allegro

Located in a beautiful neo-classical mansion near the main port of Aegina, Allegro has a colourful array of beautiful treasures for the home as well as handmade gifts and ceramics.

Tel: 22970 23780



Fistiki

The exquisite collections of this elegant shop will make you covet everything! It is located on the traditional street of Panagi Irioti.

Tel: 22970 28327



So Trek

This elegant shop sells a range of accessories for the home. Located on Kanari Street in Aegina Town.

Tel: 22970 29007



Greek Gifts

Located in a beautiful neo-classical mansion, Marina Makaratzi stocks beautiful gifts made by Greek artists.

Tel: 22970 22543>>>>>>>>>

Transport

Water Taxi

Panayiotis

Tel: 22970 6944 535659.

(Usually the water taxi is shared with other travellers and is very reasonably priced at around Euro 5 per person to Aegina.)



Flying Dolphin

High speed catamaran and hydrofoil ferries

Tel: 210 4591423



Bike Hire

There are so few roads and the island is so tiny, that most people get around on push bike, moped, boat or by foot.

For bike hire contact Diane LeFebvre at Agistri Tours

Tel: 22970 91307



Bus Information

There is only one bus serving the island. There does not seem to be any specific timetable.



Taxi

There is one taxi on the island.>>>>>>>>>

Pretty Greek Bars

The Aquarias Bar, Skala

This is possibly the most well known bar on Angistri situated near the beach at Skala.



Copa Cobana Bar, Skala

Good atmosphere at this beach front bar which seems popular with locals.



Hook Bar

Fantastic setting for a bar surrounded by the sea. A definite must visit!>>>>>>>>>

Health

There are no medical facilities on Angistri. Doctors, health centre and hospital are all located on the neighbouring island of Aegina. There is a 24 hour water taxi service between the islands.



Medical Centre in Aegina Town

Tel: 22970 32775



Hospital of Aegina (Aegina Town)

Tel: 22970 22209



Pharmacy (Aegina Town)

Tel: 22970 24130 / 25317



Dentist

Tel: 22970 20435 / 23481



Vet (behind main hospital)

Yiannis Basdavanos & Despoina Papachroni

Tel: 22970 24942 / 28775 / 6944 444857>>>>>>>>>

Emergency Numbers

Police

Tel: 22970 91201



Port Police

Tel: 22970 22328>>>>>>>>>