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Gavdos

Even though Gavdos might be outclassed by tourism juggernauts such as New York or Amsterdam, you'll find this Chania destination is still worth checking out.

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Gavdos can be found approximately 220 miles south of Athens, the national capital.

Could you use a little salty ocean air? Two of the most popular places to get your fill are Beach of Matala, 40 miles to the east, and Preveli Beach, 30 miles to the northeast.

A lot of locals recommend Sarakiniko Beach and Potamos Beach.

Not too far from Gavdos you'll come across Karave, 2 miles to the east, and Vatsiana, 2 miles to the south. These destinations are also worth visiting, if you have the time.

Khóra Sfakíon is about 25 miles north from Gavdos. This area hotspot is home to a wide range of things to see and do, for example, Frangokastello Beach, White Mountains and Aradena Gorge. Sweetwater Beach and Frangokastello Venetian Fortress are more great additions to your to-do list.

Get a taste of the variety of flavors of Chania by trying its popular food and drinks.

Absorb the vibrant food scene and sample some chicken and pork. These two ingredients are among the most prized in the region.

Why not try pilafi kritis (chicken pilaf) or moussaka (minced meat and aubergine casserole)? These are easily found around here.

Why not try some loukoumades (deep fried pastry with honey)? This delicious dessert will satisfy your sugar cravings.

Quench your thirst with a pint of cold, crisp beer. Neda is a good choice.

Frappé (iced coffee) is a well-loved alcohol-free beverage that one can enjoy no matter the time.

Whether you prefer red, white or anything in between, wine is a perfect beverage to partner with a delicious meal. Try the regional favorites, Savatiano Retsina and Nemea Agiorgitiko.

Savvy travelers are aware that one of the best ways to make the most out of any vacation is to pick up some handy words and phrases in the native language. Kalá, efharistó. Esí? is the Greek way of saying fine thanks, and you. Where are you from? is another nice one to be familiar with, so try pronouncing Apó pu íse.

You should be happy to know that the 25th of March is Independence Day, a festive day for the whole country.

As the sun sets on your adventures, spend what's left of your euros on last-minute souvenirs and bid "Yiá sou" to the interesting characters you've met and the landscapes you've seen.

Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport is your handiest airport at 50 miles to the north, so make sure that you give yourself plenty of time.


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Gavdos Studios

Gavdos Studios

Sarakiniko Beach-Gavdos Island, Gavdos
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of 5, from 7 reviews
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Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is in Gavdos.

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