48 hours in Gavdos

Located in the Libyan sea, Gavdos island is the most southerly corner in Europe and a perfect place to get away from it all. You will chill out along with free campers, nudists and trsvelers who crave isolation.

Day One

10 am.
Gavdos Princess Stone-built apartments in a small hill with magnificent sea views and well-kept gardens with bougainvillea and blooming pots(Kastri, tel .: +3028230 41181).

Panorama Traditional accommodation with 6 simple rooms but with all the necessities. Great view of the Libyan Sea from all rooms (Korfos, tel .: +3028230 42166, www.gavdos-panorama.gr). Kalypso Apartments  A complex of comfortable apartments in Kastri with a terrace or balcony facing the sea or the mountain. The large garden with barbecue is a plus (Kastri, tel .: +306945100393, www.kalypsoapartments.com). 

Kalypso Apartments

Head to Sarakiniko beach, with golden sand and crystal clear shallow waters, hidden in a wild landscape with sand dunes and cedars. Next to it you will see the building, where the founder of ELAS, Aris Velouchiotis, was exiled. The former deserted beach has now acquired basic organization and fanatical visitors. Tripiti is the southernmost beach of Gavdos and Europe. Its eastern part has sand, while in the west it has large rocks and pebbles. Its trademark is the three large natural arches, the Kamarelles, formed at the eastern end of the beach. On top of them there is a huge wooden watch-chair "the throne of Odysseus" in the vast Libyan Sea. Access is via a 3,5 km long path from Korfos.



Lunch in Kedros restaurant-cafe after swimming in Sarakiniko beach. It opens early for coffee and breakfast and then for lunch with oven baked chicken with chick peas, rice and raisins, moussaka and stuffed tomatoes and peppers. You will return in the evening for raki and live music (Sarakiniko beach).

Afternoon coffee accompanied by chocolate soufflé, sweet crepes in the Turtle cafe on the beach of Sarakiniko. You will also come back for breakfast with eggs, omelets and savoury crepes (tel .: +306942908663).

Dinner with fish and seafood in Sarakiniko, the taverna on the beach of the same name. Do not miss the lobster pasta which is a specialty (Sarakiniko beach, tel .: +3028230 41103).

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