Gavdos beaches



Karave beach
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Karave beach - 1.4 out of 5 based on 178 votes

Gavdos is located 21 nautical miles south of Sfakia and is one of the last unspoiled heavens of Europe, with beautiful beaches and shocking wild landscapes. Karave is the small harbor of Gavdos, located on its east shore.

Karave beach has round pebbles and heads south to Korfos bay. It is not organized, but is the only choice for those who want to swim near the port. The water is crystal clear and quite deep. Karave is not very special about swimming, especially if you compare with the rest 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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Additional Info

  • Prefecture: Chania
  • Sea water color: Deep blue
  • Sand type: Fine Pebbles
  • Depth: Deep
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Facilities: Accommodation options nearby, Food / water nearby
  • Other Information: Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing, Tree Shade
  • Accessibility: Paved road, Boat
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