And yet it is possible to find yourself in the southernmost tip of Europe! A place where you can definitely forget your worries. If you want to live in a completely simple and pure way, without most of the conveniences of civilization, then you should definitely visit Gavdos. For a life close to nature, perhaps even without Internet, in unchanging landscapes the like of which you do not find in Europe. If you want to leave your accommodation and step only on sand. To see Aloes, thyme and goats in your descend to find yourself in one of the most beautiful seas that Greece has. Taste the authentic Cretan cuisine (the tastiest squid!) and drink your raki facing emerald green waters in complete silence. Or to hike on smooth marked trails of incredible beauty, through forests of cedars, pines, cypresses and geological formations that create natural works of art. Then take the boat from Chora Sfakion or Palaiochora and while gazing at the wildly beautiful southwest coasts of Crete, in 2.5 to 3 hours we can definitely prove to you that a tiny piece of Africa is in Greece.

P.S.: Do not be alarmed, on the island the accommodations have the basic amenities, e.g., air conditioning. There are several taverns, cafes (you can taste one of the most delicious Greek “galaktobureko”), mini markets as well as public transport. You can also rent or bring your car by boat (make sure you have a full tank because there is no gas station on the island). There is an ATM and a doctor available at all times and the 112 number works normally. For hiking lovers, the Municipality of Gavdos offers a free detailed map of all the routes and paths of the island.

Gavdos: African vegetation, majestic beaches and the definition of tranquility when you visit it off season!