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Explore the island's secret beaches!

Updated: May 7, 2023

A short guide to Agistri's famous and infamous beaches. Get your sunscreen and beach towel ready because this it going to be a "refreshing" read..:)


Top beaches

Starting with the most popular beaches

Aponisos

Located on the SW side of the island Aponisos has become one of the most popular beaches on the island. With crystal clear waters and a sandy bottom it's almost looks like a natural swimming pool. Although there isn't much of a beach to put you towel down you can visit the private island of Aponisos and rent a sunbed ( entry fees will apply).


Dragonera

If you looking for a beach where you can enjoy the sunset with a cocktail in your hand Dragonera beach is the place for you. Located on the west coast and surrounded by forest this peble beach is worth the journey.


Skala

If you are a sandy beach only kind of person then Skala beach is for you. Sandy inside and out, shallow waters and a lot of options for seating as you will find many beach bars and restaurants along the way.


Milos

In Milos village you will find many little sandy beached along the coast, great for families. The biggest one is on the right of the port where you also have the option of a sun bed.


Mariza

Mariza is not exactly what you call a beach.. but believe me you won't regret it. Overlooking the Agean sea, where the forest meets the sea, you will find a swimming platform with clear and refreshing waters. Lots of people like to jump off the rocks surrounding the platform.



Chalkiada

Located on the northeastern coast of the island, this stunning beach is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise waters and big white pebbles. The beach is accessed via a narrow winding road that leads down to the shore.




Secret Beaches

Agistri island if full of tiny secret coves that offer tranquility, crystal clear waters and peacefulness.

Most of them have no official name, so I will try to guide you through it.


Places to snorkel

The crystal clear waters of Agistri make it a perfect place for those you enjoy observing the sea beds and the marine life. Here are some spots you might enjoy:

  • The coast from Mylos (Megalochori) port, towards Karnagio beach (west coast)

  • The Beach on the the right of Skala port towards Skliri

  • Skliri beach towards Chalciada

Watch the sunset

What a finish to your day , lying on a secluded beach on a beautiful greek island watching the sunset.

here are a few options:

  • Karnagio beach ( next to the Megalochori traditional boat yard)

  • Bahas ( on the way to Dragonera there is a dirt road on your right just after the last houses of Megalochori village.

  • Small Dragonera ( 500m before Dragonera on your right there is a path through the forest that leads you to small dragonera. The you will fine 3 little coves each with it's own beach.


Sandy bottoms


  • Limenaria lake beaches. Just before Aponisos you will find two coves that are by the lake and offer a nice peacefull environment surrounded by rocky cliffs and pine trees . They are pebbled beaches but on the sea bed there is sand.

  • Karnagio, as mentioned above, offers nice yellow sand in and out of the water.

  • The two beaches on both sides of Skala port. All though this options are not as peaceful as the ones above, they offer great sandy seabeds with surprisingly clear waters.



Despite the fact that Agistri is a small island, it has plenty swimming spots to offer for all preferences.

Keep in mind to always pack sunscreen, a hat and water. Also some of the secluded beaches are a bit hard to access which means is also difficult to clean and clear rubbish that washes out from the sea. Environmental pollution is a subject that concerns all of us so make sure you don't leave anything behind. You can also make a difference by packing a bag with you to collect a few pieces of rubbish that you may find.


I hope you find this blog useful for your summer swims in Agistri.

Thank you for reading.

ps. Pictures are from the writer and photographer Patricia Logotheti.


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