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Marathi island: Marathi information - Marathi holidays - Dodecanese, Greece ΑΞΙΟΘΕΑΤΑ : ΞΙΟΘΕΑΤΑ : about Marathi which seems to emanate total tranquility--a feeling which is absorbed almost through the skin, like the vitamin D of the Greek sunshine. We often seem to have trouble dragging people away from this little isolated paradise island. Just two families live here in true Greek style, there are of course, two tavernas! A tiny, ruined church sits at the top of the hill; many an evening has been spent saluting the Sun God with a good bottle of wine or two, and taking the most spectacular sunset photos! ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ.
Marathi island: Marathi information - Marathi holidays - Dodecanese, Greece
About Marathi island
Marathi island: Marathi information - Marathi holidays - Dodecanese, Greece Agathonissi is the northest island of the Dodecanese complex of islands, located NA of the Sporades complex of islands and 8 nautical miles from the Asia Minor coast. The shape of Agathonissi resembles that of a donkey and that is why some of its names in past times were "Gaidaros" and "Gaidouronissi" ("gaidaros" for donkey and in Greek). With a surface of about 13 sq kms Agathonissi has 32 kms of crystal-clear water coastlines! You will find numerous secluded and well protected bays to enjoy your swim! We are sure that its many natural beauties will enchant you...
Agathonisi Beaches
There are many small bays that you can discover on your own. If you like, you can also stay at the beach of Ag Georgios. Ormos Cochilia ("Shell Bay") is a lovely beach.
Marathi island useful information

Area code: +30 224370
Police: 29029
Municipality: 29009
First Aid: 29049

Marathi Festivals/Feasts
Visit the island during Easter to taste the traditional lamb stuffed with rice, and make sure to be there on August 23rd to dance with the locals at the Panaghia (Virgin Mary) feast!
Agathonissi SITES/History

Marathi island: Marathi information - Marathi holidays - Dodecanese, GreeceInhhabited since antiquity, Agathonissi according to ancient historians, writers and geographers was named YETOUSSA. It changed various names to its current, which declares the kind character ot its inhabitants ("agathos" for good in Greek). Agathonissi consists of three settlements - St. George (which is also the island's harbour), Megalo Chorio and Micro Chorio. From an archaeological view, on Agathonissi there are many Byzantine findings as well as numerous churches and chapels. You will definitely visit the unique in their kind throughout the Dodecanese complex of islands "Domes", Byzantine sites most likely to have been used for storing food supplies.

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::: How to get to Agathonisi island information

Airplane schedules:
There are no flights to Agathonisi. You may fly to Samos or Kos and from there catch a hydrofoil.

::: Ferry Boat and hydrofoil information for Agathonisi:

Agathonisi is connected to Samos , Kalymnos and Patmos.

You will take the ferry to one of those islands and from there catch a local boat or hydrofoil to Agathonissi.

More information and scedules on Agathonisi ferry boats and hydrofoils:

Greek Travel Pages
Piraeus Port Authority
Tel: +30 210 4226000

Rhodes Port Authority
Tel: +30 22410 28888/22410 22220

::: Ferry boat connections from Agathonissi to other islands:

Dodecanese Islands: Kalimnos, Patmos
Cyclades Islands: Samos

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