Angistri (Agistri) is the smallest inhabited island of the group, lying between Aegina
and Methana peninsula. It does not have the impressive mansions and the rich night life of Hydra
, nor the historical landmarks of Salamina
and Aegina, but it allures with crystal blue water and quiet evenings, as most people come only for a day trip.
Ferries arrive from Piraeus and Aegina. Angistri has two ports, one in Megalochori
) and one in Skala
, both on the north coast facing Aegina and less than 2 km from each other. Megalochori is the main village of the island but Skala is more touristy, with more hotels and a bigger beach. The beach in Megalochori is quite small but it is has soft sand. In the summer you can meet many people on the beaches around the two ports but when they leave with the late afternoon ferry, Angistri gets tranquil and slow-paced, and even the noise from late working tavernas is insignificant compared to the neighbor islands. There is one more smaller settlement in the south - Limenaria, with solid rocks and transparent water, ideal for diving and snorkeling. Dragonera beach is on the west coast and it is a small pebbly strip with a seasonal beach bar. A few kilometers away from it you can visit Aponisos, a tiny islet connected to mainland and turned into fishing harbor with one seaside taverna.
On the east coast and just 1 km away from Skala is Halikiada, the most exotic beach of Angistri. It nestles below high vertical cliffs and has smooth white pebbles instead of sand, making the sea looks even bluer. Halikiada can be accessed by boat or on foot via a steep and narrow passage between the cliffs.
highlights: the smallest inhabited island of the group, island in Argosaronic Islands, Greece