- 20. 1. 2021
- Saronic Gulf
During the historical times, along with Aegina and the islands, was the kingdom of Aegina. There is not much-written information about Agkistri’s history, just hints by ancient writers.
Thucydides called the island Kekryfalia meaning “ornate head”. Its modern name, Hook in Modern Greek, comes from a belief that the beauty of the island “hooks” its visitors, and some become permanent inhabitants.
Agistri has four settlements: Megalochori – the capital -, Skala – the natural port-, Limenaria and Metochi.
Τhe island is 11,97 km2 and nowadays has a population of approx. 1.100. The capital of the island is Parikia and has a lot of villages and settlements.
Activities and Events
On Agistri, you can enjoy sea sports, trekking, diving, underwater fishing, cycling, and yachting races.
The fresh fish is amazingly tasteful.