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Libyan Sea
Chrissi

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Chrissi
(Greek: Χρυσή, "golden", also Γαϊδουρονήσι - Gaidouronisi "donkey island") 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. Administratively, it is located within the municipality of Ierapetra, in [Lasithi(regional unit)]. It contains a small church and harbour on its northwestern coast, Ekklisia Agios Nikolaos. The island is also known as Chrisi. During the summer months, excursion boats from Ierapetra leave the quay every morning and return in the afternoond
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Koufonisi

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Koufonisi
(Greek: Κουφονήσι, known as Leuce in antiquity) is an uninhabited Greek islet, located 3 nautical miles south of cape Goudero on the coast of Lasithi, eastern Crete, in the Libyan Sea. The island is roughly 6 kilometres (4 miles) long and 5.5 kilometres (3.4 miles) across. It has an entire surface area of 5.25 square kilometres (2.03 sq mi). It forms a close group of islands with Makroulo, Marmaro, Strongyli, and Trachilos.Ancient ruins cover the island and can be dated from the Minoan civilisation and the post-Byzantine era when some of the caves were used as chapels during Christian persecution by the Ottomans. Due to the wealth of archaeology the island has been described as "a little Dilos".During the summer, the island is visited by tour boats from the port of Makrigialos approximately 18 km (11 miles) away.d
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Aegean Sea
Afentis Christos

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Afentis Christos
(Greek: Αφέντης Χριστός, "Lord Christ") is a small islet off the northern coast of the Greek island of Crete named after the small chapel built there. The islet and chapel is only a short distance away from the beach at Malia and a short distance from the islet of Agia Varvara. Afentis Christos is administered from Malia in Heraklion regional unit.d Comment     Map
Agioi Pantes

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Agioi Pantes
(Greek: Άγιοι Πάντες, "All Saints"), is a Greek islet, located north of the coast of Lasithi, eastern Crete, close to Agios Nikolaos.d 
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Dia

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Dia
(Greek: Δία), also pronounced locally as Ntia (Greek: Ντία), is an island off the northern coast of the Greek island of Crete. The island is approximately 7 nautical miles north of Heraklion. Administratively, Dia is part of the community of Elaia within the municipal unit of Gouves, Heraklion regional unit, by the municipality of Elias.d 
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Kolokytha

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Kolokytha
(Greek: Κολοκύθα "pumpkin", also known as Κολοκυθιά, Kolokythia and Βρυονήσι, Vryonisi, "moss island") is a Greek islet with a hotel. It is part of municipality Agios Nikolaos of the regional unit Lasithi, eastern Crete. It is located some 850 m east of the Spinalonga peninsula and forms a bay with it.[d
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Mochlos

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Mochlos
(Greek: Μόχλος) is a modern island in the Gulf of Mirabello in eastern Crete, and the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan settlement. There is evidence that Mochlos was not an island in Minoan times, but was attached to the mainland and acted as an eastern harbor.The name Mochlos also applies to the small fishing village and resort located on the main island of Crete, opposite Mochlos island. Only 150 metres separates them. The island is administered from Tourloti which is only 9 km (6 mil) awayd 
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Pseira

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Pseira
(Greek Ψείρα) is an islet in the Gulf of Mirabello in northeastern Crete with the archaeological remains of Minoan and Mycenean civilisation.d
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Spinalonga

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The island of Spinalonga (Greek: Σπιναλόγκα), officially known as Kalydon (Καλυδών), is located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi, next to the town of Elounda. The island is further assigned to the area of Kalydon. It is near the Spinalonga peninsula ("large Spinalonga") – which often causes confusion as the same name is used for both. The official Greek name of the island today is Kalydon.Originally, Spinalonga was not an island, it was part of the island of Crete. During Venetian occupation the island was carved out of the coast for defense purposes and a fort was built there.During Venetian rule, salt was harvested from salt pans around the island.The island has also been used as a leper colony. Spinalonga has appeared in novels, television series, and a short film.d 
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Dikti mountaina

Dikti or Dicte (Greek: Δίκτη) (also Lasithiotika Ori, Greek: Λασιθιώτικα Όρη) is a mountain range on the east of the island of Crete in the regional unit of Lasithi. On the west it extends to the regional unit of Heraklion. According to the Greek Mythology, Zeus was reared on this mountain in a cave called Dictaeon Andron (Psychro Cave). On the north of the main massif, the plateau of Lasithi is located. Read more

Episkopi Ierapetra

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Potamos Malias

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