No other village of Mt Pelion has changed as much in the last 15 years as Agria. Luxury hotels, brand name coffee-bars, stores of big nationwide chains, and medical offices have transformed this small fishing village into a first class tourist destination. This growth went hand in hand with population increase since Agria is only 7 km east of Volos, an ideal real estate location for sea-loving Voliotes who seek that old neighborhood feeling.
Known to most people for the EPSA soft drinks that are produced here, Agria has something beautiful to offer every visitor. The Voliotes choose Agria for their summer evening dinner and drinks or a quick swim on weekdays. The Athenians and the Thessalonikiotes spend their weekends at Agria (throughout the year) and from here they take day trips to the Pelion villages or visit Volos by night. For foreign tourists, Agria is the last pit stop for cash, groceries and fresh produce before they head out in their camper to the secluded beaches of Eastern Pelion.
In order to experience the true beauty of Agria, however, you need to take a seaside walk from the entrance of the village all the way to its other end at the beach of Soutrali. Along the way you will see innumerable sea urchins, play with the little crabs inhabiting the cement breakwater, breathe in the fresh sea breeze mixed with the smell of grilled sardines, and hear the waves unfold quietly next to your feet. Before you reach Soutrali look up at the craggy mountains behind the village, realm of the mythological centaurs. Gaze as far away as the low hill of Goritsa, protectively hugging Agria, and Mt Kantiragas unfolding his beauty across the bay. In this big hug of nature sits Agria, a blessed place awaiting for you to discover.