Agathonisi is a small island with a permanent population of less than 200. There are beaches and rooms to rent and is the perfect Greek island holiday destination for those who want to get away from it all. There are no major sights to see, so your time will be spent on the beaches, walking, lazing around, and relaxing at the tavernas and restaurants in the evening.
Despite it being so relaxed and low-key, it is easy to reach
by ferry from Samos or Patmos, and some other islands too, or by plane to Samos
and then a 1-hour ferry ride.
Getting to Agathonisi
Flights to Agathonisi
Getting to Agathonisi by air involves a flight to the airport at Samos and then a connecting 1-hour ferry, as above. You will have to plan your journey as ferries don't go every day.
Ferries to Agathonisi
Getting to Agathonisi by ferry is easy. It is one hour by ferry from Samos, with several ferries a week. Lipsi is also one hour away, with twice-weekly ferries to Agathonisi. It is about two hours by ferry from Patmos, and there is a weekly high-speed connection to Rhodes, although the journey still takes five hours.
If the pace on Agathonisi proves too much for you, then a further 45-minute ferry twice a week takes you to the even smaller and quieter island of Arki.
Ferries in Greece
Ferries in Greece has an excellent and very thorough website where, in addition to checking ferry schedules and times, you can also book tickets and get lots of useful information about travelling by ferry in Greece.
What to Do on Agathonisi
Not a lot. Basically relax and enjoy the beaches, the walking, and laid-back tavernas in the evening. The port is at Agios Georgios, and here there are a few rooms to rent, small hotels and restaurants. Uphill is the only proper village on the island, Megalo Chorio, where there are more rooms to rent and places to eat. Nearby is the only other settlement, Mikro Chorio, where just a handful of people still live.
For more detailed information about the island see the official Agathonisi website.
Other Dodecanese Pages
Travel information on Kasos in the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, including flight and ferry information from Greece Travel Secrets.
Symi (or Simi) is a small island in the Dodecanese near Rhodes with regular ferry connections, hotels, rooms to rent, beaches, tavernas.
Travel and vacation information about the Dodecanese islands of Rhodes, Symi, Kos, Patmos, Halki, Tilos, Karpathos, Leros, Lipsi, Astipalea.
Wild Abandon by Jennifer Barclay and published by Bradt Guides is A Journey to Deserted Places of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, including Rhodes and Kos.
Tilos is a small island in the Dodecanese between Rhodes and Kos with regular ferry connections, hotels, rooms to rent, beaches, tavernas and ancient remains.
Patmos in the Dodecanese islands is famous for the monasteries of St John and the Apocalypse and on this page you can also read about flights and ferries
Greece Travel Secrets helps celebrate a feast day on Astipalia in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece, for the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven.
Nisyros is a unique volcanic island in the Dodecanese and easily reached on day trips from Kos Town and Kardamena.
Mermaid Singing by Charmian Clift is a fine example of 1950s travel writing about the Greek island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese.
Travel information on Lipsi in the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, including flight and ferry information from Greece Travel Secrets.
Leros is a sizeable island in the Dodecanese with flights from Athens, ferries from Rhodes and Piraeus, good beaches, restaurants and hotels.
Kos in the Dodecanese islands of Greece has good beaches and night-life, and archaeological remains.
Travel information on Kastellorizo in the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, including flight and ferry information from Greece Travel Secrets.
Karpathos in the Dodecanese islands of Greece is noted for its traditions, its music, and mountain villages like Olympos.
Kalymnos in Greece in the Dodecanese islands is most famous for its history of sponge fishing, and see here information about flights and ferries.
Travel information on Halki in the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, including flight and ferry information from Greece Travel Secrets.
Astypalaia in the Dodecanese islands of Greece is a largely unspoilt island with good beaches.
Arki is a small island in the Dodecanese close to Lipsi, with beaches and tavernas with rooms to rent and ferry connections with Patmos, Samos and Marathi.
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