The monastery is an islet of the Saronic Gulf. It 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 1800m from the port of Perdika. It is pine-covered, with an organized sandy beach and many other places for swimming. In summer it has a frequent daily connection to the port of Aegina by boat (6 km) and a very frequent connection to the tourist resort of Perdika.
The island is owned by the Holy Monastery of Chrysoleontissa of Aegina and for this reason it has been named Monastery. The peculiarity of this island is that it is not inhabited, but it is a shelter of wild animals. On the island there are indicative: deer, ibex, kri-kri, peacocks and squirrels, many of which are friendly – domesticated and approach visitors. The island on the west side is covered with pine trees and the beach, which approaches the boat from Perdika, is organized with sunbeds and a canteen. The eastern side of the island, ie the side seen from Aegina, is rocky. The island has interesting hiking / climbing. The peaks of the island are rocky and have a panoramic view of Aegina – Perdika, the peninsula of Methana and the island of Agistri. In the past the island was used for tourism with the creation of camping infrastructure. Today on the island the visitor will notice ruins of these tourist infrastructures.