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 peninsula and Asia's Anatolia peninsula. The sea has an area of some 215,000 square kilometres. In ...

Aegean Sea
, about from the palm tree forest of Vai. It is rocky and uninhabited covering . Its highest point is
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. Administratively it comes within the
Itanos Itanos ( el, Ίτανος) is a former municipality in the Lasithi Lasithi ( el, Λασίθι) is the easternmost regional unit on the island of Crete Crete ( el, Κρήτη, translit=, Modern: , Ancient: '','' ) is the largest and most popu ...

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 ...


Environmentally protected area

Elasa is a neighbour of the
Dionysades The Dionysades ( el, Διονυσάδες, also Γιανυσάδες - ''Gianysades'') is a small group of islands off Sitia on the northeast coast of Crete. The group includes the islands Gianysada, Dragonada, Paximada, and Paximadaki. Administrat ...
islands and is part of an environmentally protected area with many rare plants and animals including the
Mediterranean monk seal #REDIRECT Mediterranean monk seal The Mediterranean monk seal (''Monachus monachus'') is a monk seal belonging to the family Phocidae. , it is estimated that fewer than 700 individuals survive in three or four isolated subpopulations in the Medit ...
.Βορειανατολικό άκρο της Κρήτης Διονυσάδες, Ελάσα και Χερσόνησος Σιέρο

See also

List of islands of Greece Greece has many islands, with estimates ranging from somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000, depending on the minimum size to take into account. The number of inhabited islands is variously cited as between 166 and 227. The largest Greek island by ...


External links

Elasa on the map
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