What to do in Agistri, Greece
Agistri is one of the smaller and lesser-known islands in Greece among travellers. This pine-covered isle in the Saronic Islands is a paradise, with plenty of activities to engage in. Holidaymakers love to go to the beach, take a boat ride, go diving, or visit some of the ancient historic buildings.
Here are the best things you can do in Agistri when you visit.
Horse riding is a favourite here
One of the most popular outdoor adventures for people who come to this island is horse riding. Locals here raise horses for horse riding, for both young people and adults. So, if you don’t know how to ride a horse, here is a wonderful opportunity for you to start.
For beginners, you’ll be taken through a one-and-a-half-hour training where you will be able to learn about the fundamentals. For those who are already experts, you can take the horse on a ride along the salt lake or coast.
Explore the depth of the sea
Agistri is known for clear and clean water that is perfect for diving. There are a number of dive sites which are easily accessible. Explore the depth of the sea and see the shipwrecks up close. The wreck of Avantis III is of top interest. The ship was constructed in 1977 and it sunk on 19 November 2014, due to serious weather conditions.
Swim or sunbathe at the Skala Beach
Skala Beach is one of the most visited of all the beaches on the island of Agistri. It is long, sandy, and family friendly. Visitors can rent chairs and sunbeds which are in abundance. There are so many activities you can take part in here, including water sports. You may also jump into the water and have a swim or take yourself into any of the bars and restaurants offering quality meals and drinks.
Church of Agioi Anargyroi
No one who visits this island should ever miss this church. On record, it is the most photographed building on the island. The Church of Agioi Anargyroi is an impressive and iconic building that is very light and open. Make sure you have your camera handy so that you can take some pictures for your social media friends and followers.
Go on a boat trip
There are some interesting places all around Agistri, and the best way to get there is with a boat ride.
These boats are operated daily by professionals who have experience and understanding of the landscape of the entire area. Taking a boat ride will not only help you discover more places but will add so much value to your holiday.
Some of the places you should explore nearby while on the boat include Ancient Epidaurus, which has many great theatres that were dedicated to ancient gods. You can also go as far as visiting Poros, the Corinth Canal, and the traditional island of Hydra. If you don’t want that, you could also ride to local spots where you can go snorkelling and paddle-boarding for the rest of the day.