Agistri island


Agistri is located at the heart of the Saronic Gulf. It can be easily reached from Piraeus by Flying Dolphin hydrofoil within 55 minutes and by the ferry boat in around 1.5 hours.

The island is well known for its safe and clean beaches and is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving. The whole island is naturally pine forested, so it's a must for walkers and trekkers. As the island is small it is easy to discover it by motor bike or bicycle or take the bus. From the bus stop in front of the hotel, the bus is leaving several times per day to Milos, Dragonera beach, Limenaria (Mariza beach) and Aponissos. Visit the spectacular Chalkiada pebbled beach that can be reached by foot within a 15 minute walk from the Saronis hotel through the forested area of Skliri with its lovely views.

Skala, the main tourist centre has a good variety of bars, tavernas and restaurants to suit all tastes. The traditional villages of Milos (Megalochori) and Limenaria are also well worth exploring during your stay. Agistri is also ideally placed for island hopping. There is a regular boat connection with neighbouring island Aegina. The island of Poros can be reached through the ferry that is leaving from Aegina. The islands Hydra and Spetses are well connected via Poros.

You can also take a day trip to Athens to see the Acropolis and be back on the island in the afternoon for a refreshing swim to be ready on time to see the sun setting over the Peloponnese from the Skala beach. From this beach you can also experience the most wonderful sunrises.

Have a look at the website of Greek Private Transfers for information about tours.

Below you will find an easy description on how to get to Agistri. The island can easily be reached from Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos via the main port of Piraeus.



By bus shuttle from the airport to Piraeus

The most economical way to reach the Port of Piraeus is by shuttle bus. You will find the shuttle bus when you leave the arrivals hall. Take shuttle bus X96, which takes you straight to the Port of Piraeus. There is a bus leaving during the day at about every 20 minutes, during the night, they run every half hour. The bus stops several times on the way, the Port of Piraeus is about the last stop.

Tell the bus driver you are going to Agistri. You get off when you see the Port on your left side, enter Gate E8, this is where the Ferries and Flying Dolphins are departing to Agistri and the other Saronic islands (Aegina, Methana, Poros, Hydra & Spetses).

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The price of the ticket is € 6.00 and is valid for 24 hours. You may use the same ticket on the bus, trolley bus or the metro. Depending on the amount of traffic, the trip from the airport to Piraeus may take between 60 and 90 minutes.  At the airport you must buy your ticket at the small ticket office located next to the shuttle bus stop. In Piraeus you also buy your ticket at the ticket office next to the busstop.  Have small change ready when buying your ticket, they don't always have enough change available! Inside the bus you must validate your ticket in the orange machine.

By taxi from the airport to Piraeus

When you are looking for a bit more comfort you can also take a taxi from the airport to Piraeus (to Gate E8). When leaving the airport, please make use of the taxi queue next to Door 3 of the Arrivals Level. Taking a taxi is usually quicker than the bus (of course dependent on the traffic). Some drivers do the ride in 30/45 minutes, so put your seatbelt on! The charge will be about € 47,00 (day rate). Click here for the indicative taxi charges.

Saronis hotel cooperates with GBT and can provide you with a safe and reliable transfer, at good value for you and your fellow travellers, direct to the ferry or hydrofoil that fits with your timescale. Please follow the link to book your transfer: Greece Private Transfer – 24 Hours transfer services in Greece.

By train from the airport to Piraeus

The metro line (blue line) is running from the airport through to the centre of Athens to Piraeus - trip will take 60 minutes.  If you are carrying lightweight and/or wheeled luggage and have time before you depart for Agistri, you may consider taking the metro into Monastiraki, take a break with a coffee, overlooked by the world famous Acropolis.

Change from the metro line at Monastiraki to the suburban line to Piraeus (green line) and come out at the port for an easy five minute walk to Gate 8.  Fares vary widely between group tickets, single, returns and student fares.

From Piraeus to Agistri island

All boats (Ferry boats & Flying Dolphins) to Agistri depart from Gate 8 at the port of Piraeus. The boats normally depart on time! Flying Dolphins will go from Piraeus to Milos and the Ferries will go to Skala. They will all via go via Aegina island.

From the port of Milos to our hotel

You can take the bus the bus to Skala. Get off the bus in Skala at the big church our hotel is opposite. You can take also a taxi.

From the port of Skala to our hotel

Our hotel is just a short walk from the port. Just walk in the direction of the church on small road that leads next to the beach. Our hotel is opposite the church.