If you’re looking to escape the excitement of Athens for a few days, look no further than Agistri island. Only 50 minutes by fast boat and 1 hour and 40 minutes by ferry, you’ll feel like you’re a world away. Agistri isn’t your typical Greek island, so you won’t find white-washed buildings and tourist shops selling the same wares. Instead, you’ll find small hotels, bakeries, a mini market, tavernas and some fine beaches — and an island known for its greenery, with thousands upon thousands of pine trees. Whatever the reason, the minute you step off the boat and onto the island you’ll feel like you’re a world away. Tip: if you’re hungry, make a right once arriving in Skala and visit Alexandra’s bakery. She makes fresh pastries and baked goods, of both the sweet and savory variety, throughout the day.