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Elafonisi Island

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Elafonisi Island
Elafonisi Island
This lovely islet was the site of a massacre of 850 women and children by the Turks in 1824. The women and children were hidden there and as the Turks camped on the beaches a horse found the shallow, 0.5 - 0.8 metre-deep water path to the island. The Turks discovered the women and children and slaughtered them. There is a memorial plaque on the highest point of the islet.

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Elafonisi Island
Elafonisi Island
Elafonisi beach
Elafonisi beach
A small anchorage on Elafonisi Island
A small anchorage on Elafonisi Island
Elafonisi Island
Elafonisi Island
 
Visit the area of the sight: Elafonisi