Karave beach (Gavdos)

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Gavdos is located 21 nautical miles south of Sfakia and is one of the last unspoilt havens of Europe, with beautiful beaches and shocking wild landscapes. Karave is the harbor of Gavdos (it’s just one dock), located on its east shore.

Karave is located next to a small beach with round pebbles. It is not organized, but is the only choice for those who want to swim near the port. The water is crystal clear and deep. Karave is not very special about swimming, especially if you compare with the other magical beaches of Gavdos.

Adjacent to the beach are only a few houses, a cafe, a tavern and a few rooms. There is a bus running from Karave to the dorps and the beaches of the island.

Pottery from the late Neolithic period, which belonged to a tomb, has been found south of Karave. The tomb has not been found and is believed to have been destroyed.

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Symbol Explanation

Water Color

 Turquoise Water Color

 Deep Blue Water Color

 Normal Blue Water Color

 Green-Blue Water Color


Beach Style

 White Sand

 Normal Sand

 Coarse Sand



Wave Style

 Flat Surface

 Small Waves

 Normal Waves

 Large Waves


Water Depth

 Shallow Beach

 Normal Depth

 Deep Water


Crowd Information

 Secluded / Quiet Beach

 Normal Crowds

 Crowded Beach


Water Temperature

 Very Cool





 Accommodation nearby

 Food / Water nearby

 Umbrellas / Sunbeds

 Water Sports



 Blue Flag


 Nudism Friendly Beach

 Palm Trees

 Camping Friendly Beach

 Suggested for Snorkelling

 Natural shade (cave, trees, etc.)

 Sea Turtle nesting



 Public Transport

 Car Access

 Dirt Track

 Access by boat

 Trekking required

 Handicap friendly