Yup! The southernmost point of Europe, before you reach Africa, is located in Crete. The island of Gavdos is a deserted, yet alternative island that you can easily visit on a private boat trip. Experience the isolated beaches and get the chance to sit on this huge chair. Book your holidays in Chania, Crete and travel off the beaten path with us, locals on a boat trip you will never forget.
We are fans of crystal clear blue waters, of pristine secluded beaches and pure untouched landscapes. Well, Gavdos, the Southernmost point of Europe has everything. Gavdos is an island that will definitely will remain engraved in your memory for a very long time. Experience the bliss, the ability to go back to the roots and live like a local in Gavdos. The easiest way to reach Gavdos is to book a boat trip with one of our RIB with a skipper.
According to chania-vacation.com
Its beauty is revealed slowly-you have to let all your senses open and voraciously draw the tastes of saltiness, the sunset, the colours, the authenticity of every image.
Gavdos is the southernmost point of Europe. It is a place you need to explore: walk on it, swim in its waters, visit by boat every inlet and by all means see the sun set at Pirgos and the full moon rise from the sea at Korfos.
And if you still wonder why it is so unique, the answer is maybe because this modest place represents the simplicity we ‘ve lost, the genuineness that ‘s missing, it offers little, but it is all we really need.
What makes the visitor feel the diversity of this place are not the sea’s thousand colours, the smell of the herbs, the cedars and the saltiness, it is also the harmonization of human creations with nature. A large number of small country churches stand in witness of this aesthetic. Most of them were built of the ancient temples’ relics, and on the same ancient holy grounds :either on verdant slopes or on bare rocks overlooking the blue sea.
Ambelos is a bewitching place. Its name reveals the production of which Gavdos was once very famous (in Greek ambeli means vineyard).Today the vineyard terraces lie fallow, but remind us of the times when people lived and worked in nature. In Ambelos stands the island’s lighthouse, today restored, which used to be in operation until the German airplanes bombed it during World War 2.It is reputed to be one of the world’s highest-altitude lighthouses.
The village Sarakino is where you can fall in love with nature, having a view over the most wanton blue sea and the lofty peaks Lefka Ori.
Walking towards the beach of Ai Giannis, maybe one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world, you will be entranced by the unique forest by the sea, the overgrown sand dunes and the golden sand. From there, the path leads to the area of Lavrakas, a small calm gulf. You may continue to Pirgos, where the fishing boats doc and the sun offers its brightest colours while sinking into the waters of the Libyan sea.
Allow yourself to relax and enjoy the ride towards an amazing and secluded island. The summer vibes of Gavdos, the barren island and the crystal waters will make you explore a whole new reality of living. Rent a boat and start your adventure to Gavdos!