Lifestyle in Ai-Stratis

Lifestyle in Ai-Stratis
Lifestyle in Ai-Stratis

At this tranquil place, its few shops are enough to give their own lifestyle, in a formerly exile place, which today has all recommendations to become a small holiday paradise.

 Nowadays, there are four haunts in the island; two bars and two taverns. Prices are something more than “uncanny”…that cannot compare with prices of other tourist destinations. Indeed, here you find the absolute value for money…in person!

These few cafés are transformed into ouzeri, cafés, creperie or taverns, through a magic and absolutely natural way and considering the hour, season, mood and necessity. They have their own style, a spontaneous authenticity.

Small companies are met daily exchanging many chats. You won’t experience any difficulty in placing among them. Here, all visitors are welcomed!

Routes in the island

There are three ways to discover the enchantment of the island; by the sea with a craft, on foot through different routes or by car.

There aren’t taxis in the island and so it will be good to have your own car or to rent one from Lemnos. Daily, there is a ferry-boat transit from Lemnos to Agios Efstratios, but also from other ports. A rural network of about 50km of passable earth-roads leads to various directions, in order to discover the island’s beauties.

If you come by craft, have a supply in the picturesque small port and then start for the tour of the island. Stops at the most trackless beaches and deep plunges will remain unforgettable to you. You won’t need a compass. Just let yourself in hidden surprises of every turn.

Don’t lose a walk easterly, in order to visit some of the remains of Mycenaean era, which were preserved till Roman and Byzantine era.

  • Ai Stratis

    Useful for the visitor

    Nowadays, there are about 200 beds in the island.
  • Beaches


    The most easily accessible beach is the one that lies exactly in front of the settlement.
  • Ai-Stratis

    The island

    The island of Ai-Stratis constitutes an energy and impressively idyllic scenery, left at the dreamlike peacefulness of Archipelagos. It is overgrown with forests of oak-tree and disposes of many kilometers of sand.
  • Pure and virgin place

    Pure and virgin place

    The certain is that travelers who finally arrive here are in danger of revealing themselves without compunction, because together with the revelation of this imperious rampart, they will be found in front of an absolutely authentic place that raises internal processes.
    For many of us, it constitutes a famous place for the exiles during the difficult years of political juxtapositions in Greece.
  • Gastronomy of the island

    Gastronomy of the island

    Here, gastronomy hits at the rhythms of fresh lobsters, rock red mullets –from the most rare of Aegean as to the delicious taste- and sea breams. It constitutes a fish place of high tasty standards.
  • Dwellers of Ai Stratis


    A few dwellers, hospitable, pure and smiley emit a Zen atmosphere of another era. Trust their experience –many of them and their families travelled or lived in other places of Greece or abroad, searching for a better fate.