Antipsara

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Antipsara
Native name:
Αντίψαρα
ChiosPrefecture.jpg
Composite satellite image of Chios Prefecture; consisting of the islands of Chios (centre), of Psara and Antipsara (West and far west, respectively)
Antipsara is located in Greece
Antipsara
Antipsara
Geography
Coordinates38°32′31″N 25°30′43″E / 38.542°N 25.512°E / 38.542; 25.512Coordinates: 38°32′31″N 25°30′43″E / 38.542°N 25.512°E / 38.542; 25.512
ArchipelagoNorth Aegean
Total islands3
Highest elevation130 m (430 ft)
Administration
Greece
RegionNorth Aegean
Regional unitChios
Demographics
Population4 (2011)

Antipsara (Greek: Αντίψαρα) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Antipsara had 4 inhabitants according to the 2011 census. It lies about 3 km (2 mi) west of the larger island Psara, from which its name is derived. Geographic conditions make it inaccessible from the north and west side. Evidence exists of settlement in ancient Greek and Roman times. During Ottoman rule the island served as a port. Nowadays, tourist trips to the island originate from Psara in the summer months. The small church of St John (Άγιος Ιωάννης) on the eastern side is visited in August by pilgrims.

Wildlife[edit]

The island is a nesting site of the European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), Eleonora's falcon (Falco eleonorae), Cory's shearwater (Calonectris diomedea), and the yelkouan shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan).