When we went to Greece back in early June for our Nephews Christening we were also due to travel over to an island for a nice family holiday, the island that my sister in law chose was Agistri around 1 hour out of Athens.
Arriving on the island we were pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel was less then a five minute walk from the dock/jetty and right on top of the beach. The hotel on first impressions strikes you as a traditional Greek Style hotel but what hides behind the doors to the rooms changes that. We stayed in two rooms the first being located on the ground floor which was fantastic with kids, we could have done with a gate on the walled patio area outside to stop our two year old wandering off but it wasn’t a huge issue as we keep an eye on him at all times anyway. This room was spacious with a small cooker and a fridge with a compact freezer inside. All in all a lovely room.
On our second day there we were moved to our room for the rest of the stay and what a room. It was a massionette style room with the bedroom upstairs overlooking the main room. The view from this room was amazing. We had a lovely balcony which was in between our other families rooms thus we could all keep in contact with each other should the need arise.
The staff were fantastic answering any and many questions that we had. One staff member stood out for us though and that was the waiter for the bar/restaurant he was fantastic always had a smile on his face and by the end of the holiday we had found out he had been to our home town of Southend.
In terms of activities for kids this is where the hotel was lacking because once you took away the beach there was little else for the kids to do, however my brother in law and father in law took the eldest two fishing and a very short walk into town was a great playground and a few kiddie rides that were well used after dinner most nights. The lack of kids facilities didn’t detract from the holiday at all as the kids made their own entertainment which was lovely to see.
My personal highlight of the week, apart from spending time with my family of course, was this fantastic church on the island which we could see from the hotel is was an amazing piece of architecture that was great to look at everyday with the ocean in the background.
We needed a nice relaxing holiday and that is what we got.
Would we recommend this hotel yes we would and the island as a whole.
Pros: nice rooms, good service, nice food, fantastic staff
Cons: the area around the pool could have been tiled with non smooth tiles to make it safer, the wifi wasn’t that great unless you were at the bar. I tried to access a few times from our room and just couldn’t.