Elasa

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Elasa
Ελάσα
Elasa.jpg
Elasa island on the right.
Kyriamadi island on the left.
Elasa is located in Greece
Elasa
Geography
Coordinates 35°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
Archipelago Cretan Islands
Area 1.9 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Highest point 79
Country
Greece
Region Crete
Regional unit Lasithi
Demographics
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[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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