Islands

Gavdos

Gavdos Island, Crete - a campers' paradise

Gavdos, Crete is a tiny island in the middle of the Libyan Sea, located 26 nautical miles south from Chora Sfakion. With a permanent population of approximately 60 inhabitants, Gavdos, a stunning combination of rocks, dunes and pristine beaches, becomes the place myth for the traveler.

Chrissi Island

Chrissi Island or Gaidouronisi

Some 12 km off the coast of the town of Ierapetra is the uninhabited island of Chrissi (Χρυσή=golden) or Gaidouronisi (Γαϊδουρονήσι=Donkey Island). It is 5 km long and 1 km wide in average. The island's average height above sea level is 10 m; Its highest point, Kefala, is 31 m above sea level.

Spinalonga

the islet of Spinalonga

To the north of the Bay of Mirabello is the Spinalonga peninsula – the small channel separating it from the rest of Crete was only opened in 1897 by the French army, in order to link the bay of Spinalonga with the open sea.

Spinalonga Islet