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Agistri is an easy ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) and it is possible to spend the day. I hear the beaches alone are fantastic! I don't like to plan a lot when I visit Greece, but I want to make sure I set aside time for a beach day here. Which beaches are the best? A few options I've found:

Aponissos Beach - Located on the southern part of the island, it is only reached by boat, which makes it feel pretty secluded. A great, quiet spot, but there are sun loungers and umbrellas available for rent. There is also a great taverna here.

Chalkiada Beach - This beach on the eastern side of the island is known for its unique white pebbles. The turquoise waters and unspoiled natural surroundings make it a favorite among nature lovers. There are no facilities on this beach. Chalkiada is also a great spot for watching the sunset.

Skala Beach - The largest and most popular beach on the island, Skala boasts a wide stretch of golden sand and crystal-clear waters. There are plenty of opportunities for water sports and other activities, such as beach volleyball. Skala Beach has a variety of bars and restaurants nearby, where you can enjoy a cool drink or a meal while admiring the breathtaking views.

Dragonera Beach - This secluded pebble beach on the southwestern part of the island is a hidden gem, accessible only by foot or by boat. The surrounding cliffs provide a stunning backdrop, and the clear waters are perfect for swimming. There are no facilities here either.

Megalochori Beach - Situated on the northern side of the island, Megalochori beach is quieter and less crowded than some of the other beaches on Agistri. The pebble beach is surrounded by a dense pine forest. You can rent sun loungers and umbrellas, and there are a few beach bars serving snacks and drinks.
 
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I liked Aponissos. There is nothing special about Skala. Mariza, which you don't have listed, is also nice.
 
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This is excellent advice - I plan to visit Agistri next time I am in Greece and I heard the beaches, in general, are really nice! Ellinasgolfer, I will plan to visit Apnissos and Mariza - those seem like two good ones to start with!
 
redsoxdw Chalkiada beach is not for nature lovers. It is a Naturist ( nudist ) beach
 

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