Megalonisi

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Megalonisi
Μεγαλονήσι
Megalonisi is located in Greece
Megalonisi
Geography
Coordinates 34°55′23″N 24°48′00″E / 34.923°N 24.8°E / 34.923; 24.8Coordinates: 34°55′23″N 24°48′00″E / 34.923°N 24.8°E / 34.923; 24.8
Archipelago Cretan Islands
Country
Greece
Region Crete
Regional unit Heraklion
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2001)

Megalonisi (Greek: Μεγαλονήσι, "big island") is an islet off the southern coast of the Greek island of Crete in the Libyan Sea that hosts a lighthouse. The islet is in a bay between the capes of Lithino and Kefalas, at Kommos, and close to Gortyn which was the ancient capital of Crete. It is administered within Heraklion regional unit.

Group of islets[edit]

Archaeological site of Kommos

There are a group of four islets in the bay including Papadoplaka (to the west), Megalonisi (with the lighthouse), Mikronisi (also known as Agios Pavlos), and Trafos.

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