Thodorou is the name of the small island opposite Platanias more or less in the middle of the bay.In 1583 the Venetians built two small fortresses on Agios Theodoros in part to prevent pirates from using the islands and in part to defend the coast of Crete.Theodorou Island is a protected area, part of the program Natura 2000, due to the diversity and rarity of plants and animals, a unique minority only found in this small part of the world and its Historical remains.
Today the island serves as a rearing place for the Cretan mountain goat, Kri-Kri. There are also the foundation remains of the three-aisled chapel of the St. Theodori to be seen.
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