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Sarakiniko beach Gavdos

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Sarakiniko beach on Gavdos is situated just 1.5 km north of Gavdos port, Karave. The majority of visitors opt to take a bus from Karave, although it’s also a 30-minute walk. It was named after the Saracen pirates who once used the island as their attack base. Sarakiniko, along with numerous other Gavdos beaches, ranks among Greece’s finest beaches, so much so that it’s difficult to adequately describe its beauty. The beach lies within a large cove that faces north.

This picturesque sandy beach is enveloped by a wild landscape of dunes and junipers, and its crystal-clear, shallow waters are truly mesmerizing. Despite being somewhat remote, some basic facilities are available including accommodation, car rentals, taverns, and a mini-market. It’s a popular spot for campers.

Gavdos has a history as a place of exile. In fact, close to the beach, one can still see the building where Aris Velouchiotis, the founder of the Greek People’s Liberation Army (ELAS – 1942), resided while in exile. This building is marked by Greek and European flags and a sign honoring the exiled communists.

Historical artifacts have been discovered east of the beach on Kavos Hill, including pottery sherds and stone tools dating back to prehistoric times. Additionally, remnants of two ancient Roman cottages and oil pressing systems have been found.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Sarakiniko beach known for?

Sarakiniko beach is known for its unique lunar landscape, with white volcanic rocks and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

Is Sarakiniko beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Sarakiniko beach is suitable for swimming, but visitors should be cautious of the rocky terrain and strong winds.

Are there any water sports available at Sarakiniko beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Sarakiniko beach due to the rocky terrain and strong winds.

Is there any shade available at Sarakiniko beach?

No, there is no natural shade available at Sarakiniko beach, so visitors should bring their own umbrellas or sunshades.

Is Sarakiniko beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Sarakiniko beach is not accessible for people with disabilities due to the rocky terrain and lack of facilities.

Is camping allowed at Sarakiniko beach?

No, camping is not allowed at Sarakiniko beach due to environmental regulations.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Sarakiniko beach?

No, there are no restaurants or cafes near Sarakiniko beach, so visitors should bring their own food and drinks.

Is there any parking available at Sarakiniko beach?

Yes, there is a small parking area available at Sarakiniko beach, but it can get crowded during peak season.

What is the water colour of the Sarakiniko beach?

The water colour of the Sarakiniko beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Sarakiniko beach?

The Sarakiniko beach has sand as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the Sarakiniko beach?

The water at the Sarakiniko beach is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Sarakiniko beach?

The sea surface at the Sarakiniko beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Sarakiniko beach?

The Sarakiniko beach crowds are quiet.

What facilities are available at the Sarakiniko beach?

The Sarakiniko beach has accommodation options and food/water nearby.

How can I access the Sarakiniko beach?

The Sarakiniko beach can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.

Is there any tree shade available at the Sarakiniko beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the Sarakiniko beach.

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Stays near Sarakiniko beach Gavdos

  • 9.1 / 10
  • Sgoudiana

Situated in Sgoudiana of Gavdos island, Metochi Gavdos features a tavern and views of the sea. Free WiFi is provided .

All rooms open to a terrace with views. Every unit comes with a private bathroom with a bath or shower. The windows are fitted with insect mesh. Towels and bed linen are available. Fans are available to guests.

Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, with packed lunches available on request.

The area is popular for hiking. Transfer from/to the port can be provided at an extra charge. There is a bus service from/to our accommodation.

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  • 9.2 / 10
  • Gavdos

Remotely located in Gavdos Island, Gavdos Princess offers a restaurant and self-catering accommodation. Free WiFi access is available in public areas.

Opening to a terrace with Libyan Sea, mountain and garden views, all air-conditioned apartments at Gavdos Princess feature a kitchenette with cooking hobs and dining table. A seating area, a TV, and a bathroom with a shower come standard.

The closest beach, as well as restaurants and mini markets can be found at a distance of 3 km. Shuttle service can be arranged free of charge. Free private parking is possible on site.

  • 3.9 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Gavdos

Offering city views, Villa Kastri in Gavdos offers accommodation and a garden. Free WiFi is availablethroughout the property.

Offering a terrace or balcony with views of the sea and mountain, the units feature air conditioning, a seating area, cable flat-screen TV and kitchenette. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The apartment offers a picnic area.

If you would like to discover the area, hiking and walking tours are possible in the surroundings and Villa Kastri can arrange a car rental service.

The nearest airport is Chania International, 122 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.

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  • 4.1 km

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