Moni

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Moni

The Moni is an islet of the Argosaronic and is located in the north of the Saronic Gulf, southwest of Aegina, at a distance of less than 500m from the cape of Perdika and 1.800m from the port of Perdika. In summer it has a frequent daily connection with the port of Aegina by boat (6 km) and a very frequent connection with the tourist resort of Perdika which is only 3 miles away.
 
The islet is owned by the Holy Monastery of Chrysoleontissa in Aegina and for this reason it has been named Monastery (Moni). Its peculiarity is that it is not inhabited, but is a refuge for wild animals. On the islet there are indicative: deer, small horses, wild goats, barley, peacocks, pheasants and squirrels, many of which are friendly and domesticated and approach visitors to feed them.
 
On one side of the island the beaches of the islet have deep, clear waters, suitable for underwater fishing, while on the west side it is pine-covered and the sandy beach with its clear blue light, which approaches the boat from Perdika, is organized with sunbeds and a bar. Its eastern side, the side seen from Aegina, is rocky. The islet is ideal for hiking in the pines and climbing to the top. Many recreational boats moor in the islet 's bays in the summer.
 
Its peaks are rocky and have a panoramic view of Aegina, to be precise of Perdika, of Methana peninsula and the of the island of Agkistri. In the past, the island was used for tourism with the creation of camp infrastructure. Today the visitor will notice the ruins of these tourist infrastructures.