Agistri throughout the centuries

From the ancient years till today

This small island has played a special role throughout the centuries from antiquity until today:

  • According to findings, the island was first inhabited 2,500 years ago – of archaeological interest are the areas of Megaritissa, Aponisos, Dorousa, Kontari (the highest point of the island at an altitude of 249 meters), while on the west coast of the island there have been found sunken antiquities and remnants of prehistoric settlements.
  • The Monument of the Fallen (Mnimio Pesonton), found opposite the church of Agios Georgios in Megalochori. It is a stone tomb in which the bones of the 411 men of Mitromaras who were killed by the Turks were placed in 1814, after the Orloff revolution in 1772. Mitromaras (his real name was Mitros Lekkas or Mitros Dedes) was a famous rebel and pirate. You can find the Monument of Mitromaras in the courtyard of Agioi Anargyroi in Skala.
  • In Megalochori you will find the only windmill on the island (dated in 1812)

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