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Gavdos

Gavdos is situated 20 naval miles from Chora Sfakion.
Is the island, on which is found the bigger lighthouse of Mediterranean and second in the world.
Lived since 3000B.C. it constitutes the more southern lived territory of Greece and of European continent.
Basic highlight on the island is the lighthouse, which was built in 1880a.C. on 325m. altitude.
Built by a French company, its light is visible from a distance over the 40 naval miles.
It was destroyed by bombardments at the 2nd World War and restored completely in 2003A.D.
In the middle of the Libyan sea, with its clean beaches, abundant sources, forests from cedars and pines, and the famous river of clay, Gavdos is offered for a pile summer activities, as swimming, camping, exploration, mountain bike, and other.
Also Australian scientists discovered recently, that the climatic and atmospheric conditions of island encourage the longevity.
In the antiquity, was known as Oyiyia, the residence of Nymph Calipso, who captured with the magic art of love, Odysseus for seven entire years.
Saint Paul was the second famous castaway in the island of Gavdos, travelling to Rome.
Today it constitutes a protected region in the network of Natura 2000, and with the smaller Gavdopoula, one of the natural shelters of the Mediterranean seal Monachus-Monachus.

 

During the summer, from June to October, are concretely realised daily itineraries with boats from Chora Sfakion, Aghia Roumeli and Paleohora, to Gavdos.
In winter, if the weather permits, are realised some itineraries only from Paleohora.
Some of archeological discoveries at Gayvdos (500-600B.C.), are found in the British Museum of London.