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AGNONTAS SEASIDE VILLAGE
Just one turn after Amarantos and you reach the picturesque seaside village of Agnontas. The port of Agnontas ( Agnontas beach in Skopelos) is a busy area with many loyal followers. After all, the scenery it offers is idyllic… A small pebble beach, emerald crystal clear waters surrounded by pine trees.
The whole scenery is becoming even better with the popular Agnontas fish taverns. Unique is also the sunset on Agnontas Bay. In this small harbor with crystal clear waters and pines that literally take root in the sea, you will almost never face problems with the winds.
The beautiful Agnontas port is on the southwestern part of Skopelos. It is only 8 km from Skopelos Town. By car, that is, you will need about ten minutes. Stafylos Beach to Agnontas is 4 km away. While Limnonari Beach is only 3 km distance.
At Agnontas Port there is a stop for Skopelo’s local transport, with frequent and regular services. The route is easy as the Skopelos road network is covered with asphalt. The road does have turns, but the route is beautiful, surrounded by pine trees.
Next to Agnontas Bay lies the stunning Amarantos with the well-known rock from the characteristic pine trees that rise above the sea. And even more famous than the scenes of the Hollywood musical Mamma Mia!
Beautiful Skopelos is an island with a rich history. In antiquity the name of Skopelos was Peparithos. The area of Agnontas took its name in honor of the Olympic runner, Agnontas or Agnon. This runner, at the 53rd Olympiada, in 568 BC was crowned the winner of the race. After successfully participating in the Olympics and returning from Olympia, he got off on the rock of Agnontas beach.
The face of Olympic winner Agnontas is depicted on silver coins of the classic era. In the Agnontas area, amphoras workshop facilities were found dating back to the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Amphoras, in ancient times, were essential in the trade of the well-known fine wine of Skopelos (Peparithos). Similar findings exist in Stafylos and Panormos.
Agnontas beach in Skopelos is small though beautiful. It has pebbles, and crystal-clear turquoise water, and is surrounded by pine trees. Along the beach, there are sun loungers and umbrellas available from the tavernas. So in addition to your summer mood, you won’t need to have anything else with you!
The windless harbor of Agnostas is also popular as a fishing port. You will realize the reason the moment you arrive as you will see many fishing boats. The fishing boat anchor at Agnontas. In the evenings, though, fishermen go out to sea to catch fish, lobsters, squid, and shrimp.
The day after you will enjoy the fresh fish catch of the day at the traditional Agnontas fish taverns. The beach with the tavernas creates the perfect summer scenery. There you will eat fresh fish, seafood, and great ouzo by your heart on the beach.
In addition to boats in the port of Agnontas dolphins also prefer to occasionally spot here!
TAVERNAS IN AGNONTAS
The tables from the taverns are literally next to the wave, on wooden bridges. Many guests, who live in other areas of Skopelos, choose Agnontas for a delicious meal of fresh fish on the sea. Others come for tsipouro and genuine appetizers. Others to taste a special lobster spaghetti overlooking the idyllic sunset.
There are three seaside taverns in Agnontas.
Korali Fish Tavern Restaurant
The menu features fresh fish and seafood dishes. The chef recommends trying the fish dish (Risotto with seafood), authentic lobster spaghetti as well as the delicious Maria fish soup.
Pavlos Fish Taverna
From 1967, when the Pavlos Fish Taverna opened for the first time to this day, it remains faithful to tradition and quality, providing you with a well-rounded meal in a welcoming atmosphere.
Fish dishes and fresh fish are dominating the menu. The cook recommends the Scorpionfish be either soup or grilled. Great dishes are also sun-dried fur and sun-dried octopus.
Mouria Fish Taverna
In the picturesque safe harbor of Agnontas is also the Mouria Fish Taverna. It made its appearance in 2002, and since then it continues to offer guests quality food, a warm atmosphere, and amazing views.
Under the shade of the centuries-old mulberry, we suggest you try lobster pasta and spaghetti with seafood. You can combine your meal with a variety of appetizing and fresh seafood.
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