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Subject: Aegean Sea, Armathia, Pserimos, Astypalaia, Imia/Kardak
Collection: Dodecanese, Islands of Greece, Islands of the South Aegean, Populated Places in Kalymnos (Regional Unit)
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Levitha island.

Levitha (Greek: Λέβιθα, known in classical antiquity as Lebynthos) is a small island located in the east of the Aegean Sea, between Kos and Paros, part of the Dodecanese islands. It is part of the municipality Leros. The island is mentioned in two of Ovid's works Ars Amatoria and the Metamorphoses in connection with the saga of Daedalus and Icarus. While escaping from Crete, Daedalus and Icarus flew over Lebynthos.

As of 2009, the population of the island is three - a family with one child. The total area of the island is 9.2 square kilometres (4 sq mi) and its total coast line length is 34 kilometres (21 miles).

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