|Milos harbour on Agistri|
Staying at Skala, where most of the tourist accomodation is, my week there was mainly spent on the pleasant but busy beach. Busy, because it's close proximity to Athens makes it a popular day or weekend trip out. The harbour area of Skala is well served with a plethora of tavernas and cafes but during my week I tended to make full use of the excellent taverna attached to my hotel. It was here I was introduced to Greek staples such as stuffed vine leaves and skordalia dip.
I didn't do much walking on this trip but did walk the couple of kilometres up to the village of Mylos. From
|The church of Agioi Anargyroi at Skala on Agistri|
|The beach at Skala on Agistri island|
I cannot give a cockerel count or goatiness rating for Agistri as, certainly where I was in Skala, there didn't seem to be any -but that may well be different if you venture further across the island.
So little Agistri, my introduction to Greek islands, Greek food, Greek ferries and lots more. That's where it all started. Regards, David.
|Dolphin pedalo at Lakka, Paxos|
* Dolphins: they are everywhere in the Greek islands. On postcards, fridge magnets, paintings in your apartment, on boats, and even on the aforementioned table covers. You might imagine that it would be hard to get in the sea for the sheer mass of them. So have I seen one single dolphin? Ever? After numerous ferry crossings and excursion boat trips? No. I did, however, see one at Sandgate on the Kent coast in England. The local media named it Dave (up until the point it turned out to be a female and became Davina). As ever, feel free to add your comments -including the vast numbers of dolphins you have probaly all seen - by clicking below.