Welcome to Gavdos

Gavdos

The islet of Gavdos, opposite Sfakia, is the southernmost border of Greece and Europe. It is 22 nautical miles from the bath, right in the middle of the Libyan Sea and its size is 27 square kilometers. According to Callimachus, this is the ancient island of Ogygia where, as alleged in Homer’s “Odyssey”, where lived the nymph Calypso.

Other names of Gavdos in the past was “Kafdos” and “Claudius” (Ptolemens and Ierocles), “Klavdia or Kafdi” (the letter), “Gotzo” (the Venetians). During the first Byzantine period, Gavdos was a bishop, as many residents, but during the Venetian domination, the island was abandoned, as pirates sought refuge there. Until the late 18th and early 19th century

Gavdos belonged to Sfakia and was part of the municipality of Sfakia Anopoli. In 1925, it became a separate community, and remained part of the county of Sfakia, until 1950. Then, since the majority of residents had moved in Paleochora, Gavdos became part of Selino. Bibliography mentions the existence of 172 inhabitants in the settlements Castri, Vines, Vatsiana and Metohija, and the existence of settlements before the war, as Drethiana, Xenakis, Galana, Fragliathana.

Geography

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The island lies 26 nautical miles (48 kilometers) south of Sfakia and its size is 29 sq km. Residents of the island, according to the census of 2001, just 98. In essence, less than 50 people live on the island. The tourist services on the island are elementary, yet the summer, all the people on the island can exceed the 3,500, most of whom are campers. The port accepts vessels are Karavas, while the capital city is the castle. The settlements of the island are five of the southernmost inhabited village called Vatsiana with a total population of 23 inhabitants

History

Gavdos was inhabited since the Neolithic era. The island has been identified with Ogygia where Calypso kept Odysseus prisoner. Archaeological investigations have documented that the Roman Empire had a presence on the island. The Romans have abused the flora of the island, causing a process aposarthrosis which continues today.
The Apostle Paul passed through the leeward side of the island during the final journey to Rome. After leaving the island, a storm took the ship off course, leading to cross next to Gavdos. This is recorded in Acts 27:16.
Later, at the time of Vyzatinis Empire, the island had about 8000 inhabitants (900 – 1000 AD), with three bishops and an archbishop. At the time of Ottoman domination, which lasted from 1665 until 1895, Gavdos was known as Gotzo. During this period, the population gradually declined to 500 residents in 1882. Reference to Saracens, has survived on the island – a beach called Sarakiniko.

In the 1930 the island was a place of exile for the Communists.More than 250 people were deported to Gavdos, including some leading members of the Communist party as Marco Vafiadis and Mars Velouchiotis. During the Second World War, allied forces flew a few troops in Gavdos, after the victory of the Germans in the Battle of Crete .
The urbanization that occurred in the 60s the rest of Greece, had already begun in the ’50s Gavdos. In this period, the islanders exchanged their land Gavdos with former Turkish land in Crete, which was made available for sharing by the state. During the colonization of Crete, founded a new community, Gafdiotika.

How to get to Gavdos – Transportation in South Crete

With a bus, Car or taxi you will come to Chora Sfakion or Paleochora ports and take the ferry to Gavdos.The entrance to Crete is the three airports, in Chania ( Daskalogiannis ) Heraklion ( Kazantzakis ) and Sitia, and five harbors Chania, Rethymno, Heraklio, Kissamos and Agios Nikolaos.

Ferries to Gavdos south of Crete

How to Come in Gavdos  – Ferries timetable
Southern Crete ferries - ANENDYK
HORA SFAKION – GAVDOS
01/01/2010 – 31/03/2010 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Hora Sfakion – Gavdos 11.00 09.00
Gavdos – Hora Sfakion 13.30 12.00
01/04/2010 – 30/04/2010 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Hora Sfakion – Gavdos 17.30 17.30 10.30
Gavdos – Hora Sfakion 07.00 07.00 14.30
01/05/2010 – 31/05/2010 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Hora Sfakion – Gavdos 18.00 18.00 10.30
Gavdos – Hora Sfakion 07.00 07.00 14.30
More information in the official website of ANENDYK ferries

The island of Gavdos is 45 kilometers south of Chora Sfakion and can be reached by a small ferry boat (with a very, very noisy engine) from Chora Sfakion, or from Paleochora. Bring earplugs🙂, haha!! Update: in 2011 a new faster and more quiet boat will be going up and down to Gavdos. If you want to know the time table for the ferries from Paleochora, Sougia or chora Sfakion to the island of Gavdos (and back) you can check the website of Selino Travel (Tel.: + 30 28230 42272 email). Usually most of the ferry traffic from Chora Sfakion takes place around the weekends and from Paleochora during the weekdays, but this could of course chang

Gavdos: Tours history and environment

Thus came to light, the famous “Treaty”, which is countersigned between Gortynias and Kafdion and demonstrates the relationship that existed between the then-powerful Gortyn and Gavdos, in the 3rd century BC In free translation of the inscription indicated that the Gortyna grant to residents of Gavdos the right “to live on their island free and independent in their own courts and laws but must follow the Gortyna in war and peace and to pay 1 / 10 of the offspring produced by their land except for the animals, vegetables and annuity ports, and give each year. They must give each year two hundred medimnoi from the fruits of cedar (kedrokoukia) if the crop is good and sixty medimnoi if the harvest is poor, and five thousand choes salt from the total production of the island. The always valuable salt and kedrelaio, which was used for the maintenance of ships and pharmacy, were the main products of Gavdos, while income from the ports were the main source of wealth.

Among the finds on the island are questions the marble pillars and couches and display vines carved in marble found in a cave near the Henry. Legend has it that this cave was to the kingdom of Calypso. In others, the kingdom is placed in sea bass, where there have been many archaeological finds identified, arched, carved tombs and the ancient port. During the Minoan period the island within the jurisdiction of Knossos and findings reveal that at that time the island had great production in figs, grapes and olive oil. Currently there are no island nor olive, nor vineyards only a settlement with the name Vines.

Another important archaeological discovery of Gavdos is a headless female statue, which moved in 1865 to the British Museum, the British engineer and traveler Spratt and probably dates to the 2nd AD century. With the dominance of Roman, Crete and throughout Greece, declined. Reconvene historical Gavdos the 2nd AD century when the Emperor Hadrian to grant in Sparta. During the domination of the seas from the Arabs and pirates, Gavdos, no mention has to appear again until much later, during the Venetian. Then again open sea routes to the Cretan and Libyan Sea and the island once again become a trading post. The raids, however, prevent the permanent habitation, and plans for the Venetian fortifications are not met before.

Gavdos inhabited from prehistoric times and this is proved by archaeological finds. Among the other ruins of an aqueduct and a kiln used for the exploitation of iron ore. Fragments of ore are found today in the paths of the area and believed that during the Roman era, was a major deforestation of Gavdos, where the trees were used as firewood for the furnaces of the iron. Iron was exported from the ancient port of Bass now located three meters below the sea. In the area of St. John, southeast of sea bass, are the remains of the city from the first Byzantine period allegedly numbered 8,000, while the size of Gavdos evidenced by the fact that it had its own bishop.

However, signs of continuous habitation of Gavdos from Neolithic times, but the current environment of enchanting create obligations for those who visit it, as the small community is an example of how – the secluded most of the year-to prosper, to accept indulgence of the many visitors to endure whatever the difficulties of life, closely tied to the nature and the little productive land, the limited crops and livestock. To do it with dignity, but needs continued attention of the state, showing in practice that does not forget the least of Akritoi. Gavdos is one of the most valuable parts of the Greek land we should all embrace it, to protect and support it in any way.

Because of topographical and geo-isolated position of the island in the Mediterranean, established Gavdos institutions specialized technology to do with space, the geo-informatics, marine technologies, etc. There are two permanent GPS satellite stations that monitor with high precision micro-movements of Gavdos. Moreover, in Rousidia have installed systems global satellite positioning, ie calibration of the location by satellite positioning, and to monitor sea levels worldwide. Also in Karavas work station to monitor parameters of the sea, such as tides, wave heights, currents, salinity, speed of winds and currents, etc. Thus, Gavdos is now one of the three calibration stations worldwide geoinformation satellite, but also for global climate change.

Here Gavdos, you can find paradise, the different lifestyles. And you become one with nature, history and modern humans. As for any kind of reserves, significant and numerous. Among other things, the unique landscape that features the natural environment. Sarakiniko Agiannis, bass, Lia, River, Tower, some of the beautiful beaches. Picturesque villages in Kastri, Vatsiana, Vines, Xenakis, and many stone called at the island. Rich finds its historical path, as is the Roman aqueduct, oil presses and wine presses, the ancient port Bass. Cedar, seals, pine trees, turtles, avoratoi, birds, agkistaroi, Shina, thyme, thrimpes, colonies, the salt lake, and the Arolithos Natura2000.

Furthermore, the wild beauty of the island, the beaches and shores of the lilies of the beach and thalassokedra to reach the sea, and clear blue waters of the sea, undersea caves, but the inhabitants katadechtikoi create an environment and conditions to promote alternative lifestyles based on solidarity, respect, and to conduct such where Man and Nature always stand shoulder to shoulder. But, tourists, who really see to respect the place where you spend a few carefree days.

The island is about 33 square miles, a circumference of 34 kilometers and the highest elevation reaches 386 meters above mean sea level. The geo-morphological characteristics of Gavdos, emphasized the relatively low altitudes, the trapezoid shape, small gradients of soil, its varied coastline and the apparent strong processes of erosion, both on land, and sea. Extensive sand dunes are a feature of the north coast and extending even into the interior, covering part of the hills surrounding the bays are covered by maquis vegetation mainly of cedar, Shinias and ladanies, and brushwood, such as thyme, savory, astoivi .

A particular feature of the weather on the island are strong winds that beat on almost all year long and create problems for navigation, and frequent low fog, known as”Proventzes”the islands of the Mediterranean, which are concealed always leave at once. They bring enough moisture, which appears to maintain the lush vegetation of the island.

Those who had the opportunity to visit Gavdos, if anything, felt contemplative mood to the floods quite often during their stay there. Jovial conversations with residents, observing nature, seeing even the little infrastructure – expansion and improvement of the harbor in Karavas, underground water tanks, drinking water wells, protection and promotion of the Cedar forest-City, etc. – And seeking the role and importance of environmental and cultural heritage of, can not remain indifferent, or among the visitors to the island, either from the retreatants summer. In this here-the unique nature, history, landscape and people – ignore the pessimistic views, but also miserable and obscure pronouncements messages occasionally tighten our souls, although it is fair to ask people and called for better quality of life you island the ends of Greece.

And some of us, together with the few residents consider the isolation of the island issue as problematic even as electricity, water and garbage, and urgent need planning. The state should provide opportunities for current residents to stay at home by giving them an adequate standard of living. Yes to more alternative energy, so more drinking water, so the regeneration of some of the stone Metohija for eco-tourist alternative accommodation, why not an alternative to organized camping, eco-trails and paths through the nature and history.

To another Greek place that has the necessary care, attention and support. Guests of the island, collect fragrances, pictures and fresh air, builders create dreams and visions, because times are tough and will take many of them on your way.

Source S. Frangopoulos

Archaeological finds in Gavdos

Gavdos inhabited since the prehistoric period. They have found the following archaeological finds on the island:
Minoan

The Gulf of sea bass, on the northwestern side of Gavdos, there are ancient tombs dating from the Minoan era, although no structures have been found in the same period.

Roman

Under the settlement Bass was the Roman era, who allegedly was dependent Gortyn of the prefecture Heraklion. Still remain part of the aqueduct and the furnace that was used for the exploitation of iron ore. Shard found in the ore and now trails in the area. Moreover, it is believed that the substantial deforestation of Gavdos dates back to Roman times, when the trees were used as firewood for the production of iron. Iron was exported from the port of Bass currently located three meters below the sea.
Byzantine

In the area of St. John, southeast of sea bass, are the remains of the city from the first Byzantine period. During this period, the city of Saint John had 8,000 inhabitants, while the size of Gavdos evidenced by the fact that it had its own bishop.

Gavdos – Treasures

Forgotten in the south of Crete and bathed in strong sunlight of the Libyan Sea, Gavdos is also the southernmost point of the Greek territory and Europe.statue_from_Gavdos

Full of pine and cedar that reach the sea, is ideal for those wanting very quiet and secluded holiday.

With an area of only 74 sq. km. km can be easily explored on foot or by bicycle. Inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC and referred to as the island of Calypso. Many archaeological finds have come to light, the most important one headless female statue of the 2nd AD century, found in 1865 and moved to the British Museum.

The island has experienced the greatest boom during the Byzantine period, when he was one of the bases of the terrible pirate Barbarossa.

Excerpt from National Geographic

Environmental and historical wanderings 

GavdosFrom off from Sfakia and Paleochora, the archipelago of the Libyan, one will find the beautiful island of Gavdos. The island of Calypso and Odysseus, the Minoan domination of Hellenistic and Roman period, the Arabs, the pirates and Barbarossa, the Ottoman, Byzantine era and the current island. In the history of the island got many names, such Ogyges in Homer, or Kafdi Claudius in the Roman domination-in honor of commanding the Commissioner Marco Island Orvylio Claudius and was named the state and St. Paul for 64 m . X. the adventures of. During the Ottoman (1665-1895 AD), was named Gotzo and the Byzantine Emperor Leo VI the Wise (886-912 AD) had called the present name, Gavdos. Archaeological and other findings indicate that the island of Gavdos is inhabited by at least the Neolithic period. Residues Minoan civilization and the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine period have been found on the island.

Written texts for the habitation of Gavdos mentioned by ancient writers Herodotus, Strabo, Ptolemy and Ieroklis. In the area of Agios Ioannis bay and the sea bass, found remains of a large establishment that flourished during the historical period (Hellenistic and Roman periods). Moreover, in 1927 and 1960 found parts Cretan inscription in Doric dialect of the time drawn on a porous stone, respectively in Praetorium Gortyna and in a farmhouse near Messara of Heraklion. Thus came to light, the famous “Treaty”, which synypograftike between Gortynias and Kafdion and demonstrates the relationship that existed between the then-powerful Gortyn and Gavdos, in the 3rd century BC In free translation of the inscription indicated that the Gortyna grant to residents of Gavdos the right to live on their island free and independent in their own courts and laws but must follow the Gortyna in war and peace and to pay 1 / 10 the offspring produced by their land except for the animals, vegetables and annuity ports, and give each year. They must give each year two hundred medimnoi from the fruits of cedar (kedrokoukia) if the crop is good and sixty medimnoi if the harvest is poor, and five thousand choes salt from the total production of the island.

The always valuable salt and kedrelaio, which was used for the maintenance of ships and pharmacy, were the main products of Gavdos, while income from the ports were the main source of wealth. Among the finds on the island are questions the marble pillars and couches and display vines carved in marble found in a cave near the Henry. Legend has it that this cave was to the kingdom of Calypso. In others, the kingdom is placed in sea bass, where there have been many archaeological finds identified, arched, carved tombs and the ancient port. During the Minoan period the island within the jurisdiction of Knossos and findings reveal that at that time the island had great production in figs, grapes and olive oil. Currently there are no island nor olive, nor vineyards only a settlement with the name Vines.

Another important archaeological discovery of Gavdos is a headless female statue, which moved in 1865 to the British Museum, the British engineer and traveler Spratt and probably dates to the 2nd AD century. With the dominance of Roman, Crete and throughout Greece, declined. Reconvene historical Gavdos the 2nd AD century when the emperor granted the Andrianos in Sparta. During the domination of the seas from the Arabs and pirates, Gavdos, no mention has to appear again until much later, during the Venetian. Then again open sea routes to the Cretan and Libyan Sea and the island once again become a trading post. The raids, however, prevent the permanent habitation, and plans for the Venetian fortifications are not met before.

Gavdos inhabited from prehistoric times and this is proved by archaeological finds. Among the other ruins of an aqueduct and a kiln used for the exploitation of iron ore. Fragments of ore are found today in the paths of the area and believed that during the Roman era, was a major deforestation of Gavdos, where the trees were used as firewood for the furnaces of iron,. Iron was exported from the ancient port of Bass now located three meters below the sea. In the area of St. John, southeast of sea bass, are the remains of the city from the first Byzantine period allegedly numbered 8,000, while the size of Gavdos evidenced by the fact that it had its own bishop.

Gavdos

A particular feature of the weather on the island are strong winds that beat on almost all year long and create problems for navigation, and frequent low fog, known as”Proventzes”the islands of the Mediterranean, which are concealed always leave at once. They bring enough moisture, which appears to maintain the lush vegetation of the island. In terms of weather Gavdos belongs to xirothermikes areas with prolonged drought which usually exceed the 100 days a year, while low but is strong and yperetisies variations in the amount of rainfall (130-550 mm). The air temperature is very high almost throughout the year ranging from 13 degrees Celsius during the winter months, while summer is usually above 30 degrees Celsius.

The geo-morphological characteristics of Gavdos, emphasized the relatively low altitudes, the trapezoid shape, small gradients of soil, the almost normal (NW-SE), but varied coastline and the apparent strong processes of erosion, both on land , and at sea. The island is about 33 square miles, a circumference of 34 kilometers and the highest elevation reaches 386 meters above mean sea level. Shallow marine limestone, with layers of marl and evaporites, covering the north of the island, occupying a total area of about 60% of the island, is very limited positions emerge and metamorphic rocks. In the southern part of the island found limestone masses hornstone deep seas, and micro-views flysch sandstones alternating with clay masses. Extensive sand dunes are a feature of the north coast and extending even into the interior, covering part of the hills surrounding the bays are covered by maquis vegetation mainly of cedar, Shinias and ladanies, and brushwood, such as thyme, savory, astoivi .

http://www.gavdos.tuc.gr

Because of topographical and geo-isolated position of the island in the Mediterranean, established Gavdos institutions specialized technologies that have to do with space, the geo-informatics, the sea, not just technology. There are two permanent GPS satellite stations that monitor with high precision micro-movements of Gavdos. Moreover, in Rousidia have installed systems global satellite positioning, ie calibration of the location by satellite positioning, and to monitor sea levels worldwide. Also in Karavas work station to monitor parameters of the sea, such as tides, wave heights, currents, salinity, speed of winds and currents, etc. Thus, Gavdos is now one of the three calibration stations worldwide geoinformation satellite, but also for global climate change.

Those who had the opportunity to visit Gavdos, if anything, felt contemplative mood to the floods quite often during their stay there. Jovial conversations with residents, observing nature, seeing even the little infrastructure – expansion and improvement of the harbor in Karavas, underground water tanks, drinking water wells, protection and promotion of the Kedrodasos-City, etc. – And seeking the role and importance of environmental and cultural heritage of, can not remain indifferent, or among the visitors to the island, either from the retreatants summer.

In this here-the unique nature, history, landscape and people – ignore the pessimistic views, but also miserable and obscure pronouncements messages occasionally tighten our souls, although it is fair to ask people and called for better quality of life you island the ends of Greece. And some of us, together with the few residents consider the isolation of the island issue as problematic even as electricity, water and garbage, and urgent need planning. The state should provide opportunities for current residents to stay at home by giving them an adequate standard of living. Yes to more alternative energy, so more drinking water, so the regeneration of some of the stone Metohija for eco-tourist alternative accommodation, why not an alternative to organized camping, eco-trails and paths through the nature and history.

Here Gavdos, you can find paradise, the different lifestyles. And you become one with nature, history and modern humans. As for any kind of reserves, significant and numerous. Among other things, the unique landscape that features the natural environment. Sarakiniko Agiannis, bass, Lia, River, Tower, some of the beautiful beaches. Picturesque villages in Kastri, Vatsiana, Vines, Xenakis, and many stone called at the island. Rich finds its historical path, as is the Roman aqueduct, oil presses and wine presses, the ancient port Bass. Cedar, seals, pine trees, turtles, avoratoi, birds, agkistaroi, Shina, thyme, thrimpes, colonies, the salt lake, and the Arolithos Natura2000. Programs to protect the Cedar forest in Sarakiniko for Ecotourism Development and camping in the bosom for the protection of dunes, meadows of Posidonia seagrass in the water and the underwater caves surrounding it. Furthermore, the wild beauty of the island, the beaches and shores of the lilies of the beach and thalassokedra to reach the sea, and clear blue waters of the sea, but the inhabitants katadechtikoi environment and create conditions to promote alternative way of life based on solidarity, respect, and to conduct such where Man and Nature always stand shoulder to shoulder. But, tourists, who really see to respect the place where you spend a few carefree days.

However, signs of continuous habitation of Gavdos from Neolithic times, but the current environment of enchanting create obligations for those who visit it, as the small community is an example of how – the secluded most of the year-to prosper, to accept indulgence of the many visitors to endure whatever the difficulties of life, closely tied to the nature and the little productive land, the limited crops and livestock. To do it with dignity, but needs continued attention of the state, showing in practice that does not forget the least of Akritoi. Gavdos is one of the most valuable parts of the Cretan land and we should all embrace it, to protect and support it in any way. To another Greek place that has the necessary care, attention and support.

Guests of the island, collect fragrances, pictures and fresh air, builders create dreams and visions, because times are tough and will take many of them on your way. More importantly. Gavdos is unique only for that deserves the attention of all. In the turbulent era of mismatches challenges we must be always vigilant to ensure the protection of an appropriate “net” around and over Gavdos.

Dr. Theodore Kousouris, environmentalist, tkouss@gmail.com

Source EcoCrete.Gr

THE BEACHES OF THE ISLAND OF GAVDOS IN GREECE


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• Potamos Beach – Gavdos – Potamos is a beautiful beach in the north west part of the island of Gavdos. It is a sandy beach with yellow and nicely colored red sand. Unfortunately for most of the vistors to the island the beach of Potamos can only be reached by boat because it is surrounded by hills and there is no footpath leading to it. Most people that make the walk to Potamos beach end up just seeing the beach from above and cannot find a safe way down, allthough some people do succeed in it.

beaches Gavdos• Agios Ioannis Beach – Gavdos – The beach of Agios Ioannis is situated in the north of the island of Gavdos, and it was voted as second most beautiful beach of the world by the Travel Channel in 2007. Agios Ioannis (St John’s beach) is situated next to the tiny village with a population of ten, and it is home to several impressively large caves. There are no hotels or pensions or any luxury, only the sea, the sand and a beautiful view of the island of Crete. At the busstop of Agios Ioannis (end of the road) you will find the only tavern in this region of Gavdos: Kapetan Theofilos.

beaches Gavdos• Pyrgos Beach – Gavdos – The beach of Pyrgos is situated in the north of the island of Gavdos. It can be reached by small boat or by foot after a long and adventurous walk. Pyrgos beach is quiet and isolated and beach with no facilities. You must bring your own water and food.

beaches Gavdos• Sarakinikos Beach – Gavdos – At a 20 minutes walk distance you will find the most “cultivated” beach of the island (with a taverna or two and a few accommodations that is). The sandy and pretty large beach of Sarakinikos is situated in the north east of the island at a 2km walk north of the harbour over a dirt track.

beaches Gavdos• Tripiti Beach – Gavdos – The beach of Tripiti is situated in the south of the island of Gavdos and it is famous for its beautiful rockformations. The rocks that are in the sea form arcades. The name of this southern point is Tripiti (“tripa”=hole) and there are three holes-caves (arches) under the rock that runs into the sea. From Korfos, you can walk until this wonderful place, there is no more land to explore at this south part of Gavdos… The footpath is about 3 km (about an hour), there are signs and you cannot lose your way. This is the most southern place in Europe. Standing on a rock in Tripiti is a very large chair that you have to climb on in order to sit on it.

beaches Gavdos• Korfos Beach – Gavdos – As you walk inland from the harbour Karave and arrive at the crossroads and a couple of houses don’t turn right (to Sarakinikos beach) but turn left (there is a sign) to reach this beach. It’s a beautiful walk along the coastline. At Korfos Bay there are some rooms and family rooms for rent at Georgos and Maria’s Taverna.

THE NATURIST BEACHES OF THE ISLAND OF GAVDOS IN GREECE

The island of Gavdos is a paradise for naturists. Roughly estimated about 80% of the beaches is naturist area. The beach of Agios Ioannis is one of the naturist beaches. You can go there by bus. This bus stops at a taverna / minimarket and from there you should have to do a little walking towards the west (about a quarter of an hour). The beach is about 500 meters long and quite wide. On the beach are trees where you can lie down in the shade. The beach of Lavrakas west of Agios Ioannis is a naturist beach. You can get there if you follow the coast from Agios Ioannis but on some parts of the walk you have to walk through the sea (don’t do this in bed weather) walk or you can climb up the rocks behind Agios Ioannis beach and then follow the paths. The trip takes about 40 minutes from the beach of Agios Ioannis. Lavrakas is not as good as Agios Ioannis. It is a flat beach with trees and in the sea are many rocks, so you have to look out for the best way you can get into the sea. It is a beautiful place to snorkel though

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ACCOMMODATION ON THE ISLAND OF GAVDOS IN GREECE – HOTELS, APARTMENTS AND STUDIOS ON GAVDOS

There are not many hotel rooms or apartments and studios for rent on the island of Gavdos: accommodation is limited. Especially if you plan to visit the island during high season it would be wise to reserve something ahead. Below are a few of the hotels / studios / apartments that are for rent on the island of Gavdos. The first one you can check the prices and the availabilty online and you can directly book if you want to. It is situated at a large sandy beach where we once spend the day in naturist style. The other three you first have to send an e-mail

Sarakiniko Studios Consolas (see pictures above)

Located on the sandy beach of Sarakiniko, Studios Consolas offers rooms with kitchenette facilities and unobstructed views to the Libyan Sea. It includes a traditional tavern and a bakery. Sarakiniko Studios Consolas are simply decorated and feature wooden beamed ceilings. In the kitchenette, guests can find an electric kettle, a refrigerator and a coffee maker. All studios and villas have a furnished balcony or veranda. In the tavern of Consolas, guests can taste traditional Cretan dishes and fresh fish with view to the sea. Buffet breakfast is served in the morning. The hotel offers free transportation to and from Karave harbour, which is located a 5-minute drive away. Free private parking is available on site. You can now directly book the Consolas studios and villas (35 m2 for 4 to 5 people) online. Je reserve including buffet breakfast.

Check availability and prices & book Sarakiniko Studios and villas Consolas – click here

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Sarakiniko rooms, villa and restaurant Gavdos

You will find us in the center of the beautiful golden Sarakiniko beach. Our place is perfect for families and people which are looking for a quite place. We offer new and big sea view rooms and stone villas with bathroom, kitchen, balcony and garden. You can order in our Family Restaurant breakfast and traditional Cretan cuisine especially our fresh fish. We also rent bikes and quads

Tel & Fax 00302823041103 
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 to Sarakiniko Rooms on Gavdo

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Gavdos Princess Apartments in the village of Kastri – Gavdos

Studios and apartements.

Contact Person : Papadakis George / Tel +30 2823041181-2 Fax +30 2823041880 
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 to Gavdos Princess Apartments on Gavdos.

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Georgo’s and Maria’s Taverna in Korfos Bay – Gavdos

Rooms and family rooms at the beach of Korfos with a view of the sea. You will feel absolute comfortable in our family-managed-tavern. Nice family atmosphere, traditional local Greek food, nature and the great outdoors are waiting you. If you decide to visit Georgo’s and Maria’s fishing -Tavern let us know we will wait for you in Harbor Karave with our taxi-tractor.

Tel Gavdos +30 2823042166-2 Tel Chania +30 2821081678 
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 to Georgo’s and Maria’s Rooms on Gavdos.