Gavdos Island Travel Guide
mini bus / Gavdos
mini bus / Gavdos
Warnings and Dangers
arriving at Karave / Gavdos
arriving at Chania on the airport...
EXPLORE THE ISLAND
Go to POTAMOS Beach, it's a long hard way, but it's worth every drop of sweat.But don't forget to bring enough water, there is no taverna.
A sad day !!!
Yes -- a sad day when it is time to leave Gavdos !! -- I hope that I will return one day -- Soon ???
Kapetan Theofilos: The only tavern of Agios Ioannis
At the busstop of Agios Ioannis (end of the road) you will find the only tavern in this region of Gavdos: Kapetan Theofilos. Forget about a-la-carte-menues, this here is simple and good. When you're hungry, the family will show you the menues of the day.With your dinner you...
Agios Ioannis: Sunset
In Agios Ioannis there are no nightclubs at all. In the evening you can spent your time at the tavern or at the beach and it's always beautiful to watch the sunsets.
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Georgios and Maria's Taverna
Just above the beach at Korfu there is one Taverna --- Georgios and Maria's Taverna -- although it was officially closed when we were there Georgios opened it up for us and we had two really good meals there, Georgios is also a fisherman and one meal was what he had caught...
Most information about Gavdos
You will find most fo all insider information about that Island, wetter, accommodation and environment of Gavdos on the main web page of Gavdos www.gavdos-online.com.If you have any specific question about transportation have a look at ferry boat section.Please read FAQ...
The Thursday Ferry arriving on Saturday !!!
Make sure that you leave enough time at the end of your Gavdos trip to account for delays in the ferry departing -- this is the Thursday ferry arriving on Saturday -- you wouldn't want to miss you return flight home from Crete !!!!!
When it is time to leave Gavdos
When it is time for you to leave Gavdos If you think that the weather is a bit unsettled then it is worthwhile ringing the harbour police at Paleochora to check to see it the ferry has left -- it is due to leave at 08.30 so if you ring after 09.00 you will know that it is /...
Gavdos -- More churches than people !!!
It is said that there are more churches on Gavdos than there are people ---- maybe not so hard to believe when you consider that the Island's population is only 40 !!!!This little church is Agia Georgios, just behind Korfu beach.
Old farm-house is just behind Korfu beach
This Old farm-house is just behind Korfu beach-- it was originally the home of Georgios who know has Georgios and Maria's Taverna -- it is hard to believe that only 20 or 30 years ago it was still occupied !!!
When the wind Blows !!
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Gavdos can be Very windy -- when the Sirocco blows it really blows -- look what it has done to the light house at Akrotiri Tripiti !! -- there are at least two here that have been blown down !!!!
Written Nov 22, 2004
- Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Budget Travel
Maps and Guide-books
If you could find a good map / guide book on Gavdos then it would be worthwhile ( Helga had one fairly good guide-book on Crete that had a section on Gavdos but it is only available in German ) !! I have added a map here to give you an idea of the Island !!
Everyhting comes by ferry
Everything comes by ferry to Gavdos -- when we were there the only shop was closed so bring everything that you will need -- we were camping so we brought nearly all our food with us, don't forget to bring plenty of fuel for your stove too -- we ran out but managed to buy...
The Deserted villages
There are Five villages on Gavdos but two of them are completely deserted, you will come across them whilst walking around the Island !!
Korfu beach is a good choice of somewhere to go / stay -- we camped but there are also rooms available at Georgios and Maria's Taverna.
Just north of Gavdos is the tiny island of Gavdopoula, you will get a good view of it as the ferry passes, This island is uninhabited but if you could get a ride across with a fisherman then I think it would be worth exploring !!!
walk to Sarakiniko beach
Another nice walk is to Sarakiniko beach -- this is the Islands main resort !!!! said to be the best beach on the island and there are rooms to let here and a couple of Taverna's and the island's only shop ---- There was only one taverna open when we were here and the shop...
By the... taxi you saw at the previous photo, you finally arrive -after a few kilometres- to Korfos, one of the five villages of the island. (Villages in Gavdos are rather places with 4-5 houses...). The best one is Sarakiniko, on the other side, the beach there is really...
Three-four buildings and a place for the... parking of the small ferries constitute the port of Gavdos. You can see the only bus of the island and the... taxi (this tractor!) to Korfos, another small village. About fifty inhabitants live in this southern point of Europe.
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