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It is a diamond shaped mountainous island with significant vegetation. Papas with an altitude of 419 meters is the highest peak of the island. Iron ore deposits and emery are detected at the underground.

The archaeological finds indicate that the island's history begins in 3000 BC. The fortress in Livadi documents that the area was also inhabited in historical times. The caves of the island were used as a refuge for pirates and smugglers in Turkish period.