So close to Athens, Agistri is a very popular holiday island for the Greeks themselves. The majority of visitors are working class Greeks so prices here are kept much lower than on many of the more up-market Greek islands. ANGISTRI, also called AGISTRI, is a small, pine covered island close to Aegina in the Argo Saronic Gulf that lies south from the Greek capital city of Athens. It has an area of about 13sq km, making it the smallest of the Saronic islands, with half of it farmland, citrus and olive orchards and the other half pine forest. It is very hilly for its small size. Angistri is easily reached from the Athens port of Piraeus, lying just 22 nautical miles offshore and about four nautical miles to the south west of the island of Aegina. The island name literally translates as 'fishing hook'. Angistri is a quiet backwater of an island, free of cars and nothing in the way of nightlife outside the few hotels.
Many consider Angistri a little island paradise, with its charming taverns and small stone-built houses dotted around the rocky shoreline and inland hamlets. The villages and hamlets are not considered particularly pretty, being plainly built and with little architectural interest. Angistri has three main resorts. Two of them are ports, at Skala and the island capital of Milos. The other resort at Limenaria overlooks the sea but has no harbour as such. Skala is the more recently developed of the island's resorts and and this is where most of Angistri's visitors choose to stay. Angistri is popular with weekending Athenians. The island is easily reached by boat and is much quieter than its neighbour Aegina. But yacht chartering is not just a glamorous holiday option: it can also be the ideal business incentive, or the venue for corporate events. An onboard party for a special event or a trip with your clients as guests can be just what is needed to create the setting for a business meeting requiring total discretion or a memorable incentive for your executives. Team building and bonding exercises are ideal held during a luxury motor yacht sailing cruise among the Greek islands of Saronic Gulf.