Agnontas beach in Skopelos is one of those places which makes you think that you’re inside a painting or a photo as soon as you see it. You can go walk around carrying a picture frame in your hand and I bet that whichever corner or side of the beach you put it on, you’d get a picture perfect image of this place.
We came here through the suggestion of our hotel’s owner when we asked him for an advice as to where we can go for a seafood dinner. He mentioned that Agnontas beach is popular not only for tourists but also for locals which is always a good sign. If a place is not so tourist-oriented, there’s a great chance that you will experience a unique authenticity of the place whether it be the food, the ambiance or even the prices of anything that is sold in that place.
As soon as we arrived in Agnontas beach, there’s that undisturbed feel to it – like a modern-day arcadia, a beautiful place unpolluted by modernity where people led simple lives. It was almost 7 in the evening when we arrived which probably was the reason why the whole place seem to be a bit calmer. The hustle and bustle of the day has ended and we have just arrived at the perfect time when all we can ever do is to just enjoy the beauty which surrounded us.
Small tavernas are lined up on the shore of Agnontas beach with its weary diners indulging on tsipouro and their Greek food. They were probably tired from all the beach lounging they did for the day. Small fishing boats were anchored in front of the tavernas, bobbing up and down on the clear, glistening waters of the sea. At the horizon, a trace of what must’ve been a perfect sunset was unmistakable – unfortunately, we were at the wrong side of the island to witness it.
At the far right end is the small beach where numerous sunbeds were still sprawled on its pebbly shore. Taverna Ouzeri Agnontas is located just beside this small shore which was the reason why we chose to have our dinner there. That and because it’s the only taverna which has tables right on the beach. Having a great meal with the pebbly beach beneath your bare feet is a great feeling isn’t it? Of course we had a Greek seafood feast.
We stayed there for about 3 hours which is still considered a short time for the Greeks. We had to leave though before someone gets really drunk (The Greek Mister). :p It was a great day. We couldn’t have started this leg of our holiday better than that.