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Agkistri is a small island opposite Aegina, full of pine-trees, with an area of only 12 sq. km.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Agkistri is a small island opposite Aegina, full of pine trees, with an area of ​​only 12 sq. km. It is a close and economical destination for Athenians to escape the routine of everyday life during the summer months. Agkistri is a popular destination mainly for residents of the southern suburbs of the city. The paths in the forest, the pine trees on the beaches, and the blue-green waters create a heavenly landscape. The most famous beaches of the island are Skala, Megalohori or Mylos (town), Dragonera, Skliri, Chalikiada (roughly accessible, nudist), Marela, Aponisos (famous for the sunset), Makiza (isolated), and the Bariama (isolated).

What I can't see

The ancient name of the island is “Kekryfalia”, which means an ornate head. The name “Agistri” (ie “hook” in Greek) came from travelers to the island, because they were “hooked” by its beauty. There are 1,120 permanent residents of the island, with the population growing to as many as 5,000 in the summer months. Thirty years ago there were few houses on the island. Nowadays, mostly in the town, there are numerous residences, businesses, and restaurants. Still, the island is charismatic because of its natural beauty, so has remained a popular destination for free camping. In the last few years, however, authorities have carried out regular checks and have imposed fines for free camping, because it is against the law.


Municipality of Agkistri, (2012), Η ιστορία του νησιού μας,[The history of our island] in Last visit 1/5/2018 Kounadi I., (2014), Αγκίστρι: Το καλοκαίριδίπλα μας, [Agkistri: The summer… next to us], in In2life, Last visit 1/5/2018