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Native name: Γαϊδουρονήσι
Coordinates 34°52′17″N 25°42′12″E / 34.87139°N 25.70333°E / 34.87139; 25.70333Coordinates: 34°52′17″N 25°42′12″E / 34.87139°N 25.70333°E / 34.87139; 25.70333
Archipelago Cretan Islands
Region Crete
Regional unit Chania
Population 0 (2001)

Gaidouronisi (Greek: Γαϊδουρονήσι), is a small island off the southern coast of Crete, roughly 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) directly south of the city of Ierapetra, in the Libyan Sea.[1] Administratively, it is located within the municipality of Ierapetra, in Lasithi. It contains a small church and harbour on its northwestern coast, Ekklisia Agios Nikolaos. The island is also known as Chrisi.[1] During the summer months, excursion boats from Ierapetra leave the quay every morning and return in the afternoon.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Isaakidou, Valasia; Tomkins, Peter (2008). Escaping the labyrinth: the Cretan neolithic in context. Oxbow Books. p. 218. ISBN 978-1-84217-291-9. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Pungetti, Gloria; Mannion, Antoinette M. (2008). Mediterranean Island Landscapes: Natural and Cultural Approaches. Springer. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-4020-5064-0. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Alexis Averbuck; Michael S Clark (1 May 2012). Lonely Planet Greek Islands. Lonely Planet. p. 356. ISBN 978-1-74321-078-9. Retrieved 5 June 2013.