Dragonada

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Dragonada
Δραγονάδα
Dionysades2.JPG
The Dionysades group of islands seen from Sitia.
Dragonada is located in Greece
Dragonada
Geography
Coordinates 35°20′42″N 26°10′41″E / 35.345°N 26.178°E / 35.345; 26.178Coordinates: 35°20′42″N 26°10′41″E / 35.345°N 26.178°E / 35.345; 26.178
Archipelago Cretan Islands
Country
Greece
Region Crete
Regional unit Lasithi
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2001)

Dragonada (Greek: Δραγονάδα), also called Dragonara, is an island within the small Dionysades group of islands off Sitia on the northeast coast of Crete. The group also includes Gianysada, Paximada, and Paximadaki. Administratively this group comes within the Sitia municipality in Lasithi.

This island is part of an environmentally protected area with many rare plants and animals including the falcon, Falco eleonorae, which finds sanctuary here.[1][2]

The Dionysades were once a place of worship of the ancient Greek God Dionysus. Archaeologists have found artefacts on this island group, from the ancient and early Christian eras, indicating that the islands may have been inhabited in the past.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Βορειανατολικό άκρο της Κρήτης Διονυσάδες, Ελάσα και Χερσόνησος Σιέρο (Greek)
  2. ^ [2] Chances and limits of floristic island inventories : The Dionysades group (South Aegean, Greece) re-visited.

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