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Native name: Ελάσα
Elasa island on the right.
Kyriamadi island on the left.
Elasa is located in Greece
Elasa (Greece)
Archipelago Cretan Islands
Area 1.9 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Highest point 79
Region Crete
Regional unit Lasithi
Population 0 (as of 2001)

Elasa (Greek: Ελάσα) is an island that can be found northeast of Crete in the Aegean Sea, about 3.5 nautical miles from the palm tree forest of Vai. It is rocky and uninhabited covering 1.9 square kilometres (0.73 sq mi). Its highest point is 79 metres (259 feet) above sea-level. Administratively it comes within the Itanos municipality in Lasithi.

Environmentally protected area

Elasa is a neighbour of the Dionysades islands and is part of an environmentally protected area with many rare plants and animals including the Mediterranean Monk Seal.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Βορειανατολικό άκρο της Κρήτης Διονυσάδες, Ελάσα και Χερσόνησος Σιέρο

External links

  • Elasa on the map
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