A Visit to Agistri’s Churches

Churches & chapels scattered through the island

As we have said before, the size of Agistri should not deceive you. Here you will find treasures for all interests and in this case let’s talk about the many different types of churches and chapels that you will find in each of its villages but also scattered through the island.

The white imposing church of Agioi Anargyroi in Skala with its blue dome in perfect harmony with the sea below. Agia Kyriaki in Limenaria dominates the central square of the village, with a playground opposite, a real meeting place for residents and visitors. The Mitropolis of Zoodochos Pigi, in Megalochori, with its rare frescoes and a wide courtyard area ideally hosting children’s games and adults’ conversations till late at night. 200 meters further you will find the historic church of Agios Georgios (the old Cathedral of the island dating before the 19th century) from which today only the bell tower survives – tradition says that its floor was paved with Maltese slabs.

Above Megalochori you will find the smaller churches of Agios Theodoros and Agioi Pantes as they are hidden in the green scenery. The church of  the Virgin Mary in Metochi inspires you with its incomparable view, while Agios Nikolas is a meeting point near the island’s lake on the crossroad to more interesting routes.

Tip: If you happen to visit Agistri on the day of the celebration of its main churches, it is worth attending their celebration, living the authentic experience of their festivals.

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