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Paximadia islands
Messara Bay, Iraklion
Two small dry and uninhabited islets off the bay of Messara, ~7.5 naut. miles to the west of Matala. Due to their close proximity to one another the two islands appear as one from a distance. They are also called "elephantaki" as from north they look like a baby elephant that is lying down. In mythology it is believed that the goddess Lito gave birth to the god Apollon and the goddess Artemis on these islands. In antiquity they were called Dionissioi after the god Dionissos.
During the summertime there are small cruising boats that bring tourists here from Agia Galini and Kokkinos Pyrgos. There is only a small beach with fine pebble and rich seabed at the south side of the easternmost islet.


In and/or around Paximadia islands:
(within a radius of 50 Km)






Neos Ikaros Agia Galini, South Rethimno
at 12.3km(NE) from Paximadia islands
Neos Ikaros

Hotel Akteon Agia Galini, South Rethimno
at 12.3km(NE) from Paximadia islands
Hotel Akteon

Palazzo Greco Agia Galini, South Rethimno
at 12.4km(NE) from Paximadia islands
Palazzo Greco

Lenikos Resort Agia Galini, South Rethimno
at 12.7km(NE) from Paximadia islands
Lenikos Resort

Irini Mare Holiday Resort Agia Galini, South Rethimno
at 12.9km(NE) from Paximadia islands
Irini Mare Holiday Resort

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