Elafonisos Island and coastal sea zone

photographer: Thomas Tsatas
photographer: Thomas Tsatas

The island of Elafonisos is located at the south-western corner of Crete and together with the opposite coastline it belongs to the Natura 2000 network presenting a considerable biodiversity. The island and the opposite Cretan coast are separated by a relatively narrow zone of shallow waters over permanently submerged sandy sediments of the sea-floor. This combination along with the dominance of sanddunes constitutes a very important and unique geological formation.

https://natura2000.crete.gov.gr/,  http://votaniki.gr/

  • Code:

    GR4340002

  • Geogr. region::

    Crete

  • Area:

    271,75 ha

  • Protection status::

    SAC

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