The Ultimate Sailing Experience To Gavdos Island

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This is a unique Sailing Experience to discover the most southerly part of Europe, Gavdos an unspoiled and unadulterated island in southern Crete.

  • Private
  • Full Day
  • Sailing
  • Beaches
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling

Gavdos is blessed with the finest nature and rich history. A place where you feel that you are on another planet, where peace and freedom are the only citizens.

Do not miss this memorable sailing experience. 

We will set sail from Sfakia Port and after covering just 21 miles of the open sea we will arrive at the southernmost part of Europe. Gavdos Island is a unique gem of Southern Europe, away from the bustling "civilized" world, with wild beauty, crystal blue waters, dreamy sunrises, breathtaking sunsets, amazing coastline, and emerald sandy beaches, where cedars and junipers reach the sea; an island of great natural beauty.

Gavdos is the amazing island where the shipwrecked Odysseus has welcomed the Calypso, the anchorage of travelers and traders from Africa and the pirates. Karave, Korfos, Lakkoudi, Tripiti, Fetife, Bo, Sarakiniko, Agiannis, Lavrakas, Pirgos and Potamos beaches are some of the finest pearls of the coast of this lovely island. Kastri, Xenaki, Vatsiana and Ambelos are some of the picturesque settlements too.

Everything here is in a different dimension and tranquility plays the leading role. The beaches are totally deserted and isolated, one more beautiful than the next, and the heavenly natural bays are ideal to enjoy calm evenings under the stars. Moreover, in Gavdos the Milky Way is visible and is one of the best places in the world to see and photograph the galaxy because of the geographic location. 

In Gavdos, there is only a small number of year-round residents, and services for tourists are very basic. As of 2011, the total population of Gavdos was 152 inhabitants.  In fact, fewer than 50 people live permanently on the island. In the summer, there are more than 3000 people, most of whom are campers and tourists who stay at specific spots. Fortunately,  with our sailing boat, we can always visit amazing remote beaches of the island which very few visitors can approach and enjoy.

Plan of the sailing trip: 
- we need about 3 hours to get to Gavdos island from the port of Chora Sfakion
- our first dive is in  Sarakiniko bay when we arrive in  Gavdos 
- on the second day, we sail  round of the island and we swim at  Tripiti bay (the southernmost tip in Europe), Potamos bay
- on the first night, we will sleep in Karave port and on the second night in Tripiti bay or Sarakiniko bay (depending on the weather conditions)

Suggestions for this sailing trip: 
ideally, you need more than 2 days to relax and enjoy the island
- we could even organize together this trip as per your wishes for a memorable sailing experience
- a hiking tour around the island is also recommended and can be arranged

Good to know: 

- 7-hour sailing with Bavaria 47 (usually departing at 10:00 a.m. from the Sfakia port, returning at  17:00 p.m.)
- Free transfer to the Sfakia port and back to your hotel (please contact us for details)


- Discover the most beautiful isolated and exotic beaches in the southernmost tip of Europe
- Enjoy swimming in perfectly safe waters
- Explore the magical underwater life with our snorkeling equipment
- Enjoy a leisurely swim in crystal clear waters and experience absolute privacy without other people or other yachts around you
- Relaxing evenings under the stars and the Milky way ( visible from Gavdos)

To Visit: 

Gavdos Island, Karave, Korfos, Lakkoudi, Tripiti, Fetife, Bo, Sarakiniko, Agiannis, Lavrakas, Pirgos, Potamos, Sfakia, Glika Nera, Agios Pavlos, Samaria Gorge, Marmara beach, Loutro


May : 1750.00 (3-day cruise)
01 June  - 15 September : 2500.00 (3-day cruise)
16 September - 20 October : 1750.00 (3-day cruise)


- Accommodation on board
- English speaking captain and crew on board
- Basic sailing lesson 
- Hosting under request
- Snorkelling equipment
- Port fees
- Taxes
- Transfer to the port and back

Not Included: 

- Fuel  
- Alcoholic drinks 

Amenities & Facilities

- 4 cabins (one of them is used by the crew). You can read more details about our sailing boat on the relevant page.
- Large living room
- Dining table (one inside the boat and another one outside)
- Fully equipped kitchen with oven, cooker, and sink
- Refrigerator
- 3 toilets with hot water shower (one of them is used by the crew)
- Deck  shower with hot water
- Comfortable deck for relaxation and sunbathing
- Fire pump, hammer, and fire extinguisher
- Life vests for adults and children
- Child protection nets
- Bimini
- USB socket
- 220V socket

Don't Forget: 

- Passport or ID card
- Sunglasses
- Camera
- Sun hat
- Towel
- Sunscreen

The Yacht 

Bavaria 47 / 2000, 15 meters long, (47ft) that can accommodate up to 8 people on her large deck as well as in its four comfortable cabins (one cabin is used by the crew). The cabin in the stern has a large bed while the two front ones have one double and one single each of them. There are three WCs, a large kitchen equipped with a fridge and oven, and even a spacious dining room to relax ‘ indoors’. Many guests also choose to sleep on the deck of the yacht, having the experience of being under the stars!
Its two large sails are our main driving force and they can take us everywhere with the help of favorable wind. There is also a 60-horse engine as well as a small auxiliary inflatable boat which ensures that even the most well-hidden beach can be reached.
More Information: Water tanks: 500lt, Fuel tank 210lt (range +400nm), Bimini-Spraywood, Roller reefing Mainsail, and Genoa sail, Automatic pilot, Solar Panel (12v-220v inverter 350w), Dinghy boat 3m (Yamaha engine 2.5hp)

Payment & Cancellation Policy:

- A 30% deposit is required upon confirmation.
- Cancellations must be done at least 30 days before departure. In the case of later cancellations, no refund will be made and the total amount will be charged.
- We maintain the right to cancel any tour due to bad weather conditions or due to other reasons beyond our control.
- We maintain the right to cancel any tour due to bad weather conditions or due to other reasons beyond our control.
- If a tour is canceled due to bad weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments. 

Please Note: 

- This trip is not recommended for people suffering from boat sickness, fear of water, disabled people, or people with mobility problems.
- Don’t forget your swimsuit, camera and sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.
- In order to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. That also counts for any kind of food allergy, and only when possible to find suitable alternatives.


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  • Claudia

    What a unique sailing experience to enjoy this small paradise. Very many thanks for organizing it Yiannis. We will be glad to join the same cruise during our next time in Crete again ... but maybe this time with Sailing & Sea Kayak.

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