Agistri, which lies just 55 minutes from Piraeus, is the smallest of the Saronic Islands. According to legend, its name comes from the allure of its natural beauty for travellers, who never want to leave once it has got its hook (“Agistri”) into them.
The whole island resembles a floating pine forest, rich in vegetation and aromatic herbs. It is heaven on earth for nature lovers, romantics, and would-be castaways looking for peace and tranquillity, while its beaches, with their exotic turquoise waters, are untouched by mass tourism. Fans of outdoor activities will enjoy cycling and hiking on its endless verdant trails, or horseback riding on the seashore.
Agistri is a favourite destination for Athenians on a day trip or anyone wanting a weekend away from it all. If you have more time at your disposal, it makes a good base from which to discover the other dazzling islands of the Saronic Gulf.