Agistri

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Agistri
Αγκίστρι
Beach of Skala
Beach of Skala
Agistri is located in Greece
Agistri
Agistri
Location within the region
2011 Dimos Angistriou.png
Coordinates: 37°42′N 23°20′E / 37.700°N 23.333°E / 37.700; 23.333Coordinates: 37°42′N 23°20′E / 37.700°N 23.333°E / 37.700; 23.333
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit Islands
Government
 • Mayor Ioannis Athanasiou (Ind.)
Area
 • Municipality 13.37 km2 (5.16 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipality 1,142
 • Municipality density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 180 10
Area code(s) 22970
Vehicle registration Z
Website agistri-island.gr (EN)

Agistri, also Angistri or Agkistri (Greek: Αγκίστρι [aɲˈɟistɾi ~ aˈɟistɾi], English: "fishing hook"), is a small island and municipality in the Saronic Gulf in the Islands regional unit, Greece.

Settlements[edit]

There are only three settlements on Agistri - Milos (Megalochori), Skala and Limenaria. Milos (pop. 566) is the main village where the majority of the Greek population of the island lives. Skala (pop. 448) is a twenty-minute walk from Milos along the coastal road. Skala is where most of the tourist facilities and hotels are. Limenaria (pop. 128) is a very small village on the other side of the island with very little tourism. The island's population is 1,142 inhabitants according to the 2011 Greek census. Its land area is 13.367 km2 (5.161 sq mi).[2]

Geography[edit]

Agistri is a pine-covered island in the Saronic Islands group.

Agistri is very close to the larger Saronic island of Aegina. The island can be reached from Aegina by a number of boats in just ten minutes. These boats include the Agistri Express and a number of small "water taxis". The island is also an hour's boat ride from the large Athenian port of Piraeus.

Local economies[edit]

On 18 September 2015, Wall Street investor Brian Kelly announced he would be investing in the Nxt-based platform Drachmae, which has as its aim the revitalisation of the local economy of the Greek Island Agistri.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.
  3. ^ Aitken, Roger. "Brian Kelly Capital Investing In First 'Fully Deployable' Digi Currency Ecosystem". Retrieved 2015-09-19.

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