The eight islands of Elafiti form an unique shape, resembling a deer. The horn-shaped capes had inspired Pliny the Elder to name them elaphos, meaning the deer in Greek. Mesmerizingly beautiful, Elafiti are covered in lush greens, colorful gardens and parks and very attractive beaches. As such they are one of the favorite destinations of the area. Only three of the islands are populated, and nowdays the locals are mostly engaged in tourism, wine making and olive oil production. In the past, however, their sailors were world known for taking part in the Columbus' expedition and "discovering" America!