Where to Stay in Gavdos: Comfortable Hotels and Homes in Gavdos Crete


Are you looking for an isolated place to put some of this year’s stress behind you? Gavdos island, about 23 nautical miles from Chora Sfakion in South Crete, can be an ideal place to enjoy a different kind of holiday… technically still in Crete!

If you’re wondering where to stay in Gavdos, such an isolated paradise, here you will find some of the most beautiful vacation villas and other places to stay that you can book in Gavdos to live a different and beautiful summer in Crete.

The featured photo belongs to Gavdos Princess.

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Where to Stay in Gavdos
Best Vacation Apartments & Rental Villas

Where to stay in Gavdos

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Gavdos Island: Best Places to Stay

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Sarakiniko, Gavdos Island.

When looking for a relaxing vacation far from everything, then Gavdos may have all the answers you need.

If you’re headed there this summer, ready to enjoy the beautiful beaches, panoramic views, incredible hikes, and gorgeous crystal clear waters, you will need a place to stay.

Day trips to Gavdos are almost not possible, it is necessary to spend there at least a few nights due to the limited ferry connections. (There is just one boat trip available that takes you back to Chania in a day).

If you are visiting soon, down here you’ll find some of the best villas and places to stay in Gavdos, in no particular order…


Korfos Beach.

When looking for a place where to stay in Gavdos, check this seaside property. Akrogiali is a simple property in a magnificent location and it has earned top reviews.

It is located facing the beachfront of Korfos in Gavdos, and it has a garden and a private beach for the guests.

The place also features a comfortable terrace with a fantastic background of the Libyan Sea for you to enjoy.

Most guests love the free private parking facilities available. The property is kid-friendly and pets are welcome too.

Extras include free private parking available and a transportation service for those who want to explore the surrounding area.
Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Kalypso Apartments

(Courtesy: Kalypso Apartments.)

Kalypso Apartments feature unique, traditional stone villas, and apartments in the capital of Gavdos, Kastri. A cozy, familiar atmosphere with edgy decorations, modern furniture, and fully renovated spaces.

Most guests praise the host’s hospitality to tourists, especially if your boat back to Crete is canceled.

There are enjoyable spaces in the open and a beautiful garden you can enjoy from the comfort of your terrace.
Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Gavdos Princess

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(Courtesy of Gavdos Princess).

Wondering where to stay in Gavdos? Well, Gavdos Princess features all the comfort of a hotel in a complex of self-catered villas with the highest reviews online.

The gorgeous terraces open to the Libyan Sea or they offer either garden or mountain views

The small houses are not close to the main stores, and restaurants, and not even to the closest beach.

It’s highly advisable that hosts also rent a car either upon arrival or after consulting with your local hotel or villa reception desk.
Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Two Unique Rental Homes in Gavdos, Crete


Although rental homes and villas are skyrocketing all over Crete, Gavdos is still quite off-the-beaten-track.

And while informal family hotels and villas can be common, these two places to stay in Gavdos are quite rare and allow you to enjoy a whole villa on the island…

Villa Kastri

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Villa Kastri is located in the small town of Kastri, the main settlement in Gavdos. The villa can host up to 5 people and it enjoys stunning views of the Libyan sea.

The traditional stone villa is a super comfy place to stay, including every single feature to feel right at home even on this remote tiny island.

Those who are searching for a relaxing holiday will be glad to read that the place is truly quiet and silent.

The villa also features a laptop-friendly workspace, Wi-Fi, and one-of-a-kind views.
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Small Villa Kastri

In the same town and area, the same host of Villa Kastri also offers Small Villa Kastri, another Gavdos property to rent, a bit smaller, perfect for a party of 2-3 travelers.

This villa is ideal for couples or families with one kid.
Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Read also about the Most Gorgeous Beaches in Crete.

Looking for an Alternative Place to Stay in Gavdos?

If you’re looking for a place that is in complete harmony with the natural landscape of Gavdos, featuring legendary hospitality and unique vibes, why not give a try to this place…?

Metochi Gavdos

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Metochi Gavdos is an aparthotel located in the East part of Gavdos, about 1 km away from the beach of Korfos.

A stay in this simple but unique and traditional place, you’ll be able to discover a peaceful area surrounded by woods with an amazing view of south Crete.

The property offers accommodation for up to 4 guests, in basic but pretty units as well as all the comfort food you would want (and more) in a traditional family restaurant.
Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Have you found the perfect place where to stay in Gavdos?

Everything You Need to Know About Gavdos Island


If you’re looking for an isolated, lonely, and relaxing place for your next summer holidays, the island of Gavdos, about 3 hours south of the Greek island of Crete can be just what you need.

Dozens of heavenly beaches to choose from, a laid-back vibe, and a different pace are the distinctive traits that have given Gavdos legendary fame all over Europe.

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Sunrise by the sea, Gavdos.

Gavdos belongs to the island of Crete and it’s part of the Chania regional unit. It’s located a little less than 50 km from the city of Chora Sfakion, on West Crete.

Among the best places, you can stay in Gavdos are the capital Kastri or near the port of Karabe where boats from Crete dock.

Although many of the best beaches can only be reached on foot, it’s not a bad idea to rent a bike.

Together with Ierapetra, Gavdos has the highest number of sunny days per year in Europe, and it’s also the sunniest spot on the continent.

You might also enjoy this Gavdos Island guide.

How to Get to Gavdos, Crete

Port of Karabe, Gavdos.

To travel to Gavdos you must board a boat either in the port of Chora Sfakion or the villages of Paleochora and Sougia. Sometimes it’s also possible to leave from the port of Agia Roumeli.

Never fail to check the departure schedules because they tend to change often. The best place where to check the schedules is the official site of the local ferry line ANENDYK. Most ferries depart from Chora Sfakion.

USEFUL TIP: Also keep ANENDYK’s office phone number at hand in case of need: +30 (28210) 95 511.

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More resources to enhance your Crete adventure

Start by checking out my ultimate guide to planning your trip to Crete, packed with helpful essential information. Explore the articles on prices in Crete, common mistakes to avoid, and insider secrets for an unforgettable experience.

When it’s time to plan, explore the best places to visit on Crete Island, discover my tours and activities, and be amazed at Crete’s incredible beaches. If you are exploring specific areas like Heraklion, Rethymnon, Lasithi, and Chania, I’ve got detailed guides to help you make the most of your time.

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More useful travel resources

  • Check out all the digital travel guides I’ve specifically written about Crete. They are affordable and practical to check from your mobile.
  • Find convenient ferry tickets with Ferryhopper.
  • Welcome Pickups offers a convenient pre-paid airport transfer service, while Discover Cars is my favorite engine for finding a rental car on the island.
  • To book adventures, tours, and cultural experiences, I recommend Get Your Guide for its flexible cancellation policy.

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Gabi Ancarola | The Tiny Book

Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the Crete. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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