Elasa

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Elasa
Native name: Ελάσα
Elasa.jpg
Elasa island on the right.
Kyriamadi island on the left.
Elasa is located in Greece
Elasa
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 1.746 km2 (0.674 sq mi)
Highest point 79
Administration
Greece
Region Crete
Regional unit Lasithi
Demographics
Population 0 (2001)

Elasa (Greek: Ελάσα) is an island that can be found northeast of Crete in the Aegean Sea, about 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 kilometres; 4.0 miles) from the palm tree forest of Vai. It is rocky and uninhabited covering 1.9 square kilometres (0.7 square miles). 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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