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Grandes ( el, Γκράντες) is a group of three small islands off the east coast of
Crete Crete ( el, Κρήτη, translit=, Modern Modern may refer to: History *Modern history Human history, also known as world history, is the description of humanity's past. It is informed by archaeology Archaeology or archeology ...

Crete
. Administratively it comes within the
Itanos Itanos ( el, Ίτανος) is a former municipality in the Lasithi Lasithi ( el, Λασίθι) is the easternmost regional units of Greece, regional unit on the island of Crete, to the east of Heraklion. Its capital is Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Agio ...

Itanos
municipality in
Lasithi Lasithi ( el, Λασίθι) is the easternmost regional units of Greece, regional unit on the island of Crete, to the east of Heraklion. Its capital is Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Agios Nikolaos, the other major towns being Ierapetra and Sitia. The mou ...

Lasithi
. Grandes can be seen from the
Minoan The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age The Bronze Age is a prehistoric that was characterized by the use of , in some areas , and other early features of urban . The Bronze Age is the second principal period of the , as proposed in mod ...
site of
Roussolakkos Roussolakkos is the site of an important Minoan civilization, Minoan city, located near Palekastro, Crete. It is the only Minoan city to have survived intact. Its harbor, outlying settlements, sanctuaries, and quarries are preserved under sediment ...
near
Palekastro Palaikastro ( el, Παλαίκαστρο; Godart and Olivier abbreviation PK) is a small village at the east end of the Mediterranean island Crete. It is a historic site. Already in Minoan civilization, Minoan times the region was a centre of tr ...
as can the island of
Elasa Elasa ( el, Ελάσα) is an island that can be found northeast of Crete in the Aegean Sea The Aegean Sea ; tr, Ege Denizi is an elongated Bay, embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between Europe's Geography of Europe, Balkan penin ...

Elasa
. {{Aegean Sea Landforms of Lasithi Uninhabited islands of Crete Islands of Greece