Elasa

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Elasa
Native name:
Ελάσα
Elasa.jpg
Elasa island on the right.
Kyriamadi island on the left.
Elasa is located in Greece
Elasa
Elasa
Geography
Coordinates35°16′23″N 26°20′24″E / 35.273°N 26.340°E / 35.273; 26.340Coordinates: 35°16′23″N 26°20′24″E / 35.273°N 26.340°E / 35.273; 26.340
ArchipelagoCretan Islands
Area1.746 km2 (0.674 sq mi)
Highest point79
Administration
Greece
RegionCrete
Regional unitLasithi
Demographics
Population0 (2001)

Elasa (Greek: Ελάσα) is an island that can be found northeast of Crete in the Aegean Sea, about 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 kilometres; 4.0 miles) from the palm tree forest of Vai. It is rocky and uninhabited covering 1.9 square kilometres (0.7 square miles). Its highest point is 79 metres (259 feet) above sea level. Administratively it comes within the Itanos municipality in Lasithi.

Environmentally protected area[edit]

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]

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