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Paximadaki

Paximadaki
Native name: Παξιμαδάκι
The Dionysades group of islands, seen from Sitia.
Paximadaki is located in Greece
Paximadaki
Paximadaki (Greece)
Geography
Coordinates
Archipelago Cretan Islands
Country
Greece
Region Crete
Regional unit Lasithi
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2001)

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

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 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.
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