Soaking Up the Sun in Rural Greece: Agios Sostis, Greece

Top Backpacking Destinations Rating: 7/10

Every so often a backpacker needs to stop the constant moving, rest the legs and recharge the batteries. There’s no point travelling the world if it becomes a chore and you feel like you always have to be on the move. Finding a great destination, grabbing a beer and looking out to beautiful sea and white sands can often be the best moments of a backpacker’s trip.

Agios Sostis is exactly the sort of place to do this if you’re travelling around Europe and looking for somewhere to stop off. It is a beautiful, traditional Greek village surrounded by stunning countryside and set with mountains as the backdrop to its attractive beaches and crystal clear waters. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful resorts in Zante and perfect if you fancy a bit of Greek culture to go with your sun, sea and sand.

Opposite Agios Sostis is an island called Marathonisi which is better known as Turtle Island due to its shape (very similar to a turtle!), and also the fact that Loggerhead turtles come here to nest their eggs around the island. It is an excellent place for a day trip out of Agios Sostis where you can sample some different beaches and even catch a glimpse of a few turtles pottering around if you’re lucky!

If you’re a foodie then this place is great to sample some traditioanl greek cuisine, with tavernas lining the waterfront in amongst the main bars that are in the town. It’s a great place to eat, drink and enjoy the sun go down with beautiful views.

Agios Sostis isn’t the place to come if you’re a backpacker who likes to party hard, the nearby resort of Laganas might be a better option for you, but if you’re looking for a bit of down time on the road, some peace and quiet in stunning surroundings, then this is a fantastic option.

5 Things Not to Miss in Agios Sostis

  • Enjoying traditional Greek cuisine on the waterfront
  • A day trip out to Marathonisi  to play with the Turtles
  • Visit the numerous local churches
  • See some Greek dancing in one of the local bars!
  • Explore the local beaches and relax

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