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Trypiti - The Southernmost of Europe

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Hidden : 07/22/2010
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Geocache Description:

The southernmost cache of Europe on the island of Gavdos

The island of Gavdos is located about 36 km south of Crete in the Libyan Sea and is the southernmost island in Europe. Together with its smaller, uninhabitated sister island Gavdopoula it forms the community of Gavdos, the southernmost Greek community. The distance to the North African coast is 250 kilometers. The Canary Islands, the French overseas departments and Cyprus are further south, but only politically, not geographically.

From the beach of Korfos (N 34 49.828, E 024 06.653) leads a 4 km long path with wonderful views to the southernmost point of Europe. The Forest Service of Chania has extended the trail: stones right and left of the path, picnic areas with tables and benches, difficult places are secured by stairs and railings. Only the first 500 meters to the Roman Grave are a bit difficult due to path erosions. Duration of the hike approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.Some hundred meters before the cache location you will pass the beach of Aliki, resting place for birds on their way to and from Africa.

In summer, take plenty of water with you, good shoes are recommended.

Gavdos can be reached by ferry from Paleohora,Hora Sfakion or Plakias with Anendyk. Please note that ferries sometimes have to cease operation due to bad weather conditions.

The cache itself is a small plastic container. When arriving sit down and relax a little bit :-) Enjoy the landscape!

Initial contents:

  • Logbook
  • Geocaching note (Greek and English)
  • Pen
  • Plastic doll
  • Greek keychain
  • Monkey Mark
  • compass
  • plastic flower
  • crocks sticker
  • GC 3x
  • TB 1x

The cache is maintained by OMILOS from Heraklion. Thanks a lot!

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