The island where Julius Caesar was captured
Rich sea partition with windless coves and many small islets such as Pita, Stroggyli, Neronisi, Katsagani and Kounelonisi. A precious and pure “Paradise” of the Aegean, a small corner of peacefulness, beauty and traditional life. Alienated from the biggest harbors, but rich in history and tradition, Agathonisi gathers at its few square kilometers the quintessence of Greek land and hospitality. This place is so small but so charming at the same time. White beaches with turquoise waters and fresh tasty temptations in the tavernas will offer you unforgettable moments of relaxation and peacefulness.
A tour on the island…
Walk in Agios Georgios
Agios Georgios is the island’s harbour, one of the most beautiful coves, picturesque with tamarisks and pebbles. It is surrounded by whitewashed houses and colourful small tavernas and is the ideal spot for absolute relaxation.
Megalo Chorio is the biggest and most ancient settlement of the island, which cannot be seen from the sea. Its architecture, with stone houses and the white church of Agios Georgios, will amaze you with their panoramic view. The village is full of narrow alleys and paths for romantic walks. The square is paved and with a mosaic at some point, presenting the island and the surrounding islets. There you will find three churches, the Church of Zoodochou Pigis, the Church of Agios Ioannis of Theologos and the church of Agios Rafail.
Mikro Chorio is particularly scenic, as the settlement that stretches around the small square unfolds the whitewashed houses and the bloomed yards. At the top of the small hill, above the village, you will find the church of Agios Panteleimonas.
Walk at the Domes of the island
The domes of Agathonisi are located at the eastern side of the island, next to the church of Agios Nikolaos and above Vathy Pigadi beach. They are stone built arched constructions of the 11th century, which were used in the past as food warehouses, due to the airways they had at the roofs. According to the legend, there is a big cave underneath the structures that connects the one end of the island with the other through a tunnel.
- Spilia: one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Its turquoise water that looks like swimming pool water combined with the sand and thin pebbles create an exotic and magical scenery. It was named after a cave formed on the rock at the southeast end of the beach. It is accessible from the harbour of Agios Georgios.
- Bathy Pigadi: one of the most scenic and beautiful beaches of the island. The shore is layered with pebbles combined with the turquoise waters that compose an idyllic landscape.
- Gaidouravlako: behind the hill of Spilia this deep cove is stretched, which is accessible either through a path or by the sea with a boat from the harbor. Its turquoise waters will inspire you for endless dives.
- Tsaggaris: a scenic beach with pebbles and stones. Please mind your step as there are plenty of sea urchins in the sea.
- Agios Georgios: the central beach of the island is located next to the harbor and has thin pebbles, sand and clear blue waters.
- Poros: a small beach with clear turquoise waters and thin sand, ideal for camping.
- Palos: a distant beach where its descent is quite steep. In the beach you will find pebbles, crystal clear waters and absolute tranquility.
- Kid in tomato sauce
- Steamed mussels
- Cheese pies with fresh myzithra
- Lamb in lemon sauce
- Honey desserts