The cottage is of traditional stone, a compact layout on one storey; tastefully renovated and modernised throughout, this year. There is a fully equipped kitchen (with fridge, microwave, cooker top, kettle and complete sets of pans etc); a comfortable sitting room with a television monitor and DVD player, a washing machine, 2 air-con units and wifi. The 2 bedrooms both have double beds (with the option of a 3rd under the raised bed) and are separated by a brand new bathroom. Ideal for families or 2 couples. Double doors lead out off one bedroom to an enclosed, south-facing, very private courtyard with BBQ, fruit trees and an ample al fresco dining area. Above is a large, wooden, raised decking with views of the pine-forested hills. The courtyard can also be accessed from a main gate at the front of the cottage. A haven of private tranquility and yet within a 2 to 10 minute walk of everything (restaurants, cafes, a well-stocked mini-market, bakery, bike rental, a beach, the port, walking trails).
Agistri is a tiny, green gem of an island (5km long), undiscovered by mass tourism it offers an authentic Greek island experience at the same time as being accessible to major sites such as the Acropolis and the theatre of Epidavros. There are also organised trips to neighbouring islands or you can take a quick 10 min boat ride to the larger island of Aegina opposite.
Agistri itself has much to offer; sandy beaches, rocky coves, snorkelling and swimming in spectacularly crystal blue waters, hidden swim-holes and even a shipwreck with scuba diving trips for all levels. The pine forests completely cover the island and are carpeted with flowers in spring and autumn; during hot summers they offer cool shade for the biking/hiking trails.
Skala and Megalochori are both ports on the east coast, 1.5km apart. The former for the Car ferries, the latter for the (faster foot passenger) Flying Dolphins (Piraeus- Agistri takes 55minutes).
There is only one road which connects the 3 villages on the island as well as one which follows the beach between Skala and Megalochori - a very pleasant walk or bike-ride if you fancy an evening of buzzing cafes and bars, more choices of restaurants and souvenir shops.
Scooter or bicycle rentals are cheap and a great way to explore the island. There is also a local bus and taxis for getting around.