It’s easy to go to Aegina for a day trip because it is so close to Athens, but you really soak in the essence of Aegina and its neighboring islands when you visit for three days.
When you talk to enough Athenians, you come to discover that many have a weekend home in Aegina, or some kind of favorite regular retreat on the island. In large part this is because Aegina lies so close to Athens — only one hour by ferry, two hours by sailing yacht. What you won’t see on Aegina is tons of foreign tourists. So even though Aegina is easily accessible from the mainland, it has the feel of a rural island far from the capital city. That makes Aegina an inviting locale for a three day getaway.
If you want to escape the crowds of Athens, you go to Aegina. If you want to escape the crowds of Aegina, you go to Agistri. Although this little 13 square kilometers spit of land can’t compete with Aegina for culture and sightseeing, Agistri does have incredible swimming spots with waters as clean and blue as a remote Pacific Ocean island. Agistri also has tavernas so sublime that Aegatinans sail over just to dine on fresh fish. Agistri’s other asset is a green forest with trails for hiking, horseback riding or fat tire biking.
When your small party visits Aegina and Agistri on a private chartered yacht, you have ample flexibility to choose how to spend three days at sea.
Sailing from Alimos to Agistri takes 2.50 hours.
Activities during cruise: Stay on the boat for fishing, sun bathing and swimming in secluded coves. Active guests can sea kayak, bike, hike, visit Temple of Aphaia, shop in Aegina’s artisanal stores, sip a Greek coffee in a harbor side cafe, and for certain munch on pistachios.
Inclusions depend on the yacht that is chartered and its capabilities. Below are indicative inclusions for this tour.
Bring swim wear, hat, sun glasses and sun screen. For bikers, wear appropriate shoes.
On the yacht rubber soled footwear only, or barefoot.