Gavdos is the southern-most Greek island. It lies in the Libyan Sea, south of Crete, to which Gavdos belongs administratively. According to the ancient author Callimachus, Gavdos was the island where the nymph Calypso held Odysseus captive and prevented him from returning to Ithaca.
Kastri is the island’s capital, from where you can take beautiful walks in the picturesque alleys past houses built of stone and delightful gardens. Gavdos is known for its wonderful beaches, at Sarakiniko, Agios Yiannis, Pyrgos, Potamos, Lavraka and Cape Tripiti.