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Best Things to Do in Agistri: Guide to the Greek island

By Swathi - July 10, 2020
Agistri island

Greece, the country with awe-inspiring history has more to it than just the architectural marvels and historic structures. You might have heard of the famous Acropolis which is a magnificent historic structure in itself. But you should know that Greece is also home to some of the most scenic islands in the whole world. You might have heard or watched films which have been shot on the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos. These are truly beautiful islands with some of the best party scenes and a mesmerizing sunset. If you would like to try something offbeat, you should definitely add a visit to the Agistri island in Greece. For your easy reference, we have listed down some of the best things to do when you visit Agistri in Greece.

When you visit Agistri island, you can look forward to plenty of beaches with an abundance of water sport activities. The island also houses many churches which will give you an in-depth insight into the culture followed by the natives. You can pay a visit to the villages in the neighbourhood which will again make you understand the local culture. In fact, there is so much to see in Agistri that you might not be able to cover them all if you plan a visit just for a couple of days. To ensure that you are not confused with the choices, here are the top Pickyourtrail recommended things to do in Agistri.

Agistri island
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Best Things to Do in Agistri

  1. Visit the Dragonera Beach
  2. Sink into the culture of Limenaria
  3. Explore Metochi
  4. Indulge in Watersports
  5. Pay respects at Church of Panagia
  6. Go horse riding

1. Visit the Dragonera Beach

Located in close vicinity to Megalochori which was an erstwhile naval port and the charming village of Limenaria, a visit to the Dragonera Beach is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Agistri. It is the perfect beach to visit for a day of basking under the sun. You will truly be mesmerized by the Pebble Bay on the Dragonera Beach surrounded by pine-capped rocks. There are also a group of coniferous hills which are located behind the bay where you can go for a refreshing swim. The turquoise blue waters and the pristine white sands of the Dragonera Beach will make you want to stay there forever.

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2. Sink into the culture of Limenaria

Towards the southern part of the Agistri island in Greece, you will find the quaint little village of Limenaria. The bustling village will make you feel like you are staying at a home away from home. This place will make you fall in love with the island even more. Right before you embark on a trip to the village, you will be in for a beautiful 10-minute drive offering sweeping views of the Saronic Gulf and Islands. Limenaria is situated within a valley and you will have to travel down the slope in order to reach this village. You can go for a refreshing swim along the pool ladder on top of the rocks in the port region. This activity will surely be one of the best things to do in Agistri.

Limenaria village
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3. Explore Metochi

Metochi is another village which is located close to the Skala Beach in Agistri island. Situated slightly north, you can look forward to some unique looking ancient buildings at Metochi village. The roof of the buildings are made out of terracotta with bougainvillaea flowers decorated all around them. The blue-coloured windows and doors will remind you of the blue domes in Santorini. You can take up hiking options in Metochi village due to its coniferous landscape. The hike will be a breath of fresh air from other hikes that you might have come across. You will be surrounded by wild herbs as you embark on your hike apart from getting panoramic views of the entire village making it one of the best things to do in Metochi.

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4. Indulge in Watersports

If you are not taking up a watersport on an island, you’re probably missing out on one of the best things to do in Agistri. Agistri island is located along the Saronic Gulf. The various beaches are the perfect spots for you to take up adrenaline-filled water sport activities like kayaking and surfing. If you visit the Skala Beach, there are different adventure sports companies with whom you can team up or get trained in the water sports. If you are an experienced water sports enthusiast, go right ahead and dive into the sea! But if you are a beginner, fret not as there will be qualified guides available for you on-site should you require any assistance.

Peninsular view of Agistri island
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5. Pay respects at Church of Panagia

This church was built in memory of the Virgin Mary and is located slightly north of the Agistri island. The Church of Panagia has been built on top of a rocky podium and sees hoards of devotees visiting it especially during the time of Assumption. Given that the church has been built at a slight elevation, you can look forward to panoramic views of Skala Beach and the adjoining Aegina island. The church stands tall as a perfect contrast from the turquoise blue waters of the beaches due to the Cycladic wall-like structures surrounding it. Take a break from the usual adventures and visit the Church of Panagia. It will surely be a memorable thing to do in Agistri.

6. Go horse riding

Nothing is prettier than exploring an island on a horseback. The beautiful pine forests and sprawling fruit groves of the Agistri island are best visited while going horse riding. You should definitely take this up as it is one of the thrilling things to do in Agistri. This activity can be taken up by adults and children alike. You will get to know more about safe horse riding and the nuances involved in perfecting the art form. You can also take up a trek along with your loved ones onto Agistri’s hinterland for sprawling views of the island. Make sure you have a certified instructor to guide you while horse riding to avoid any mishaps.

Horse riding in Agistri island
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Well, now that you have an idea of the best things to do in Agistri Island, go ahead and plan your Greece tour package with Pickyourtrail. Get ready to explore this offbeat place in Greece and flaunt your vacation pictures once you are back home. If you need more help with planning your vacation, you can always leave a WhatsApp message or download the Pickyourtrail app on Android or IOS for further details. Start planning and Happy travelling!

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