Metopi

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Metopi

Metopi island is much more than a pin on the map. It is in the Saronic Gulf, located southwest of the port of Aegina and northeast of Cape Agios Georgios of Agistri. It is a flat island with particularly dangerous shallow waters around it, especially on its east side. Its presence at its location creates two water channels: the Agistri-Metopi channel with shallow waters and the Aegina-Metopi channel which is deeper and less dangerous. The islet is the peak of the former isthmus that connected Aegina with Agistri and suffered a subsidence.

It is uninhabited and in it there are only the Chapel of Agios Theodoros and some vineyards. On the southeast side there is a small beach with white sand and turquoise shallow waters. Metopi is the property of the Holy Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary of Aegina. The inhabitants of Aegina call the islet "to Metopi". The small islet is a famous place as it is common stop for sea turtles. Metopi Island is a natural oasis easily accessible by boat.