Dragonada


Dragonada
Dragonada
Δραγονάδα
The Dionysades group of islands seen from Sitia.
The Dionysades group of islands seen from Sitia.
Geography
Coordinates: 35°20′44″N 26°10′43″E / 35.34556°N 26.17861°E / 35.34556; 26.17861
Island chain: Cretan Islands


Government
Greece Greece
Periphery: Crete
Prefecture: Lasithi
Capital: Agios Nikolaos
Statistics
Population: 0 (as of 2001)



Dragonada (Greek: Δραγονάδα), also called Dragonara, is an island within the small Dionysades group of islands off Sitia on the northeast coast of Crete. The group also includes Gianysada, Paximada, and Paximadaki. Administratively this group comes within the Sitia municipality in Lasithi Prefecture.

This island is part of an environmentally protected area with many rare plants and animals including the falcon, Falco eleonorae, which finds sanctuary here.[1][2]

The Dionysades were once a place of worship of the ancient Greek God Dionysus. Archaeologists have found artefacts on this island group, from the ancient and early Christian eras, indicating that the islands may have been inhabited in the past.

References

  1. ^ [1] Βορειανατολικό άκρο της Κρήτης Διονυσάδες, Ελάσα και Χερσόνησος Σιέρο (Greek)
  2. ^ [2] Chances and limits of floristic island inventories : The Dionysades group (South Aegean, Greece) re-visited.

External links


Coordinates: 35°20′44″N 26°10′43″E / 35.34556°N 26.17861°E / 35.34556; 26.17861


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