Agistri by Greek Channel 4E

Above you can see a programme about Agistri by Greek Channel 4E. 4E is one of the leading regional tv channels in the North of Greece, and it is the only Orthodox Church station that broadcasts via satelite in Europe, Cyprus, The middle East, Australia, America, Africa and Asia. The programme was aired in June 2013.

Below the text that channel used to announce the programme at their facebook page:

This week the programme “The place where I was born” takes us to the pretty Saronic island of Agistri – one of the many little treasures to be found in Attica. Quaint, green and with crystal blue waters, our Agistri shows its beauty.

Walking from the harbour towards Skala we admire the island’s ‘hallmark’, the church of Agio Anargyris. We take a brief boat trip and you just won’t believe how clear the water is here! We speak to the island’s priest in Megalohori, and ask about its history and find that Agistri has a lot of important history to tell. Here is the grave of Mitromara one of the leaders of the Orlofika (battles involving Greeks and Russians between 1768-74) who fled here and died. We also talk to some of the older inhabitants of the island who greet us warmly and welcome all of us from 4E into their homes, and their … hearts! At Limenaria across from Agia Kyriaki next to a small tavern we meet a very sweet lady dressed in traditional clothes, while another lady shows us her skill with the loom. We visit the well-known beach at Aponisos with its tiny island, while a bit further up we come across the old settlement of Metochi. We find out about the education and occupation of the islanders – and about Agistri’s famous honey! We also love the traditions and culture at the excellent folklore exhibition as well as admiring the sports facilities. And somewhere in the trees we can hear a whinny and galloping hooves… one gentleman has made a small farm and is very happy to speak to us. We eat ‘diples’, a most traditional sweet, while two housewives put their aprons on and show us the traditional recipe. Little dancers dance at sunset there at the harbour of Megalohori, and the evening on the island is spectacular! In Skala in the square next to the school we admire some of the islands other delicacies and the dancers ‘steal the show’!

All the island is there, and many tourists, to wish for all of us a “Happy Summertime”.

The programme’s crew will continue to film all through the summer – and wish to say a big THANK YOU to our fans in Greece and abroad.