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Sightseeing in Agistri Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Agistri is one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit among the Saronic Islands. It attracts primarily with its picturesque beaches and unique nature. Despite its compact size, this beautiful island is suitable for various activities. Fans of excursions would enjoy a decent selection of interesting historical sites, as well as unique creations of nature, which are also worth to be included in the vacation program.
Agistri is a small island, its area is just 14 square kilometres. However, an active and curious child won't be bored here. Agistri attracts people with its rich past. The island was … Open
The capital of the island is the picturesque village of Megalochori, whose name translates from Greek as ‘a mill.’ The picturesque settlement has got its name not accidentally, as the only one mill on the island is situated there. It has been working 50 years ago; today it’s one of the most important historical sites in Agistri. The windmill had been built in 1812; more than a hundred years it has being used for its intended purpose.
The oldest religious building of the island, the Church of the Holy Apostles, is on the outskirts of the capital. A lot of interesting stories are associated with it. Fans of historic architecture would be amazed to see the Zoodohou Pigis Church built in the best traditions of national style. The entire territory of Megalochori is an invaluable historical monument; the village has many old stone houses and charming streets. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Despite the size of the island, you can find all the Greek dishes here. If you want to try traditional food, choose a place far from touristic spots. Taverns usually serve Greek dishes and … Open
After admiring the sights of the capital, it’s worth to go to the nearby town of Limenari. Its main symbol is the amazing Agia Kiryakis Church surrounded by rocks and pine forests making it to look inimitably. The building of the old school that’s a true example of folk architecture of yesteryear has remained in the town. Travelers who can’t imagine their rest without trips to museums won’t be bored. In the heart of the capital there is the modern cultural center Agistri, part of which is occupied by the ethnographic museum. There is an interesting collection of exhibits depicting the history and cultural traditions of the indigenous population.
agistri Those who want to walk through interesting archaeological areas largely represented on the island have to go to Aponisosa. There is St. Nicholas Church built in Byzantine style unusual for the island. Amazing natural attractions could help to diversify vacations. The island has a wonderful lake, as well as lots of picturesque hills offering great panoramic view.
Agistri is filled with festive atmosphere. Local inhabitants have a very relaxed way of life. It is not obvious. Locals believe that the idiom «Business before pleasure» is not truthful. … Open
Numerous travelers visit Agistri with only one purpose – to visit its picturesque beaches. The most popular beach is located near the village of Skala. This beach is distinguished by soft, golden sand. Not far away from the beach, vacationers will find numerous hotels, restaurants, shops, bars, and nightclubs, so one can easily have fun all day long there. Divers are also in love with this beach because there are several centers specializing in water sports on the island.
agistri The rocky beach of Skliri is a no less fabulous place. The beach has an unusual amphitheater shape. Dense pine woods grow close to the beach. Fans of relaxing in picturesque places will definitely find Skliri worth of their attention. The beach has several charming hotels and restaurants, but that doesn’t mean the area has lost its original charm and harmonious atmosphere. The enchanting Chalkiada Bay is located within walking distance of the beach. Crisp white pebble is one of the distinctive points of this fabulous place. The cozy beach is incredibly popular with couples.
Agistri is a small island, which size is only 14 square kilometres. Scientists suppose that it was inhabited more than 2500 years ago. Unfortunately, there is almost no evidence of ancient … Open
Megalochori is a popular resort settlement that has its own pebble and sand beach. Because this beach is located in a naturally formed bay, it is very calm and suitable for vacationers with children. Interesting historical landmarks, however, remain the main attraction of the resort. Tourists will find interesting museums and cultural centers within walking distance of the beach.
agistri Fans of scuba diving will be mesmerized by Mariza Beach. It is a rocky beach surrounded by gorgeous pines. As there is no sand, water is always transparent and clean in this part of the island. It is hard to find a more suitable place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Comfortable location is one more advantage of Mariza. Moreover, there are interesting historical landmarks nearby. Besides beachside entertainment, guests of the island are welcome to try other types of active pastime. For example, they can make walking or cycling tours, enjoy fishing or try to ride a horse in one of a few equestrian schools. By the way, horse riding schools offer classes for both adults and children.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Agistri Island and surroundings

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Agistri Island
♥   Castle 'Markellos Tower' Aegina, 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Acrocorinth' Corinth, 47.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tiryns Castle' Acropolis of Tiryns, 50.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palamidi' Nafplion, 50.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Acronauplia' Nafplion, 51.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Agistri Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 77.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Agistri Island from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Thebes

From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
During the tour, guests of the city will hear interesting legends about the birth of Dionysus and Heracles, about the exploits of the legendary king Cadmium and bloody battles that has being devastated the thriving city for thousands of years. Developed tourist infrastructure of the city will be a nice addition to stay, as modern Thebes offers its guests a lot of attractive hotels, magnificent local restaurants and lots of amazing places to relax. … Read further

Treasury of Atreus

From the series “The Oldest Surviving Monuments on Earth”
At present the crypt is one of the most important monuments of Mycenaean civilization. All those interested can not only look at it from the outside, but also look inside the dome-shaped building. At the time of construction the treasure house was the largest dome-shaped structure on earth. Only a few years later the larger buildings - the Roman Pantheon and the Mercury temple in Baia were built. … Read further

Waterfront of Nafplion

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Along the huge embankment you will see several rows of slim palms and ornamental plants. These decorations look amazing and adore both – tourists and locals. Visitors have a great range of various amazing entertainments. They can choose from the most interesting walk excursions or even order the boat excursions to Bourtzi Fortress. Waterfront of Nafplion is a lively, outstanding and crowded place in the town. … Read further
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