Ftena Trachylia

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Ftena Trachilia
Φτενά Τραχύλια
Geography
Coordinates 35°18′56″N 26°17′14″E / 35.31556°N 26.28722°E / 35.31556; 26.28722Coordinates: 35°18′56″N 26°17′14″E / 35.31556°N 26.28722°E / 35.31556; 26.28722
Archipelago Cretan Islands
Country
Greece
Region Crete
Regional unit Lasithi
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2001)

Ftena Trachylia (Greek: Φτενά Τραχύλια, "thin and rough or uneven"), also known as Pinnacle Rocks (Greek: Πίνακλ), are a group of uninhabited Greek islets/rocks, in the Aegean Sea, close to the eastern coast of Crete. Administratively they lie within the Itanos municipality of Lasithi.

The "Trachylia" part of the name was probably given due to the shape of the islet rocks (and many of the islets surrounding Crete are named from their shape). For example, see Trachea (cup-shaped Byzantine coins) and Trachylinae (cup-shaped jellyfish).

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