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Part of the Saronic group of Islands in Greece, the island of Aegina is located around 17 miles from Athens. It is triangular in shape and around two thirds of the island is formed out of an extinct volcano. The island is around 6 miles from north to south and 9 miles east to west and has a great deal of fertile land where visitors can see grain, cotton, vines, almonds, olives and figs growing.
Popular with tourists are the island's beaches which are only around 40 minutes from the port of Piraeus by Hydrofoil. For travelling around the island there is a bus service from Aegina Town to destinations around the island, including Agia Marina and the fishing village of Portes on the east coast. Also of interest to visitors are the Temple of Aphaea, dedicated to its namesake who was a goddess later associated with Athena. The temple was part of a triangle of temples including the temple of Poseidon at Sounion and the Athenian Parthenon. Also on the island is the Monastery of Agios Nectarios which was dedicated to Saint Nectarios, a recent saint of the Greek Orthodox Church.
The Greek island of Agistri is very close to the neighbouring island of Aegina, in the Saronic Gulf, and is only 55 minutes by Ferry from the port of Piraeus. The island's terrain is covered with a carpet of trees and plants, with some of its pine trees 'touching' its clear waters. Megalochori, Skala, Limenaria and Metochi are the island's four main towns/villages and are the perfect destination for a vacation. If you choose to explore the island you will find a terrain that is maid up of pine woods, sandy beaches with clear waters and areas of peace and tranquillity. However, the island still caters for night owls with a number of bars and clubs.
Ferries to Agistri depart the Port of Piraeus from Gate 8, and this applies to both conventional ferries and Flying Dolphins. Also, the ferry crossing from the island of Aegina only takes 10 minutes. These boats include the Angistri Express and a number of small "water taxis".