The island is located 26 nautical miles (48 kilometers) south of Chora Sfakion and its extent is 29 square kilometers. The permanent residents according to the census of 2011 is 152. In essence, less than 50 people live on the island. The settlements of the island are totally five and the southernmost inhabited village called Vatsiana, with a total population of 31 inhabitants.Gavdos belonged to Sfakia and was part of the Municipality of Anopolis Sfakion.
Relaxation, calm, endless beaches, rhythms that make you forget the time. The fanatics of the island return again and again every summer here, "prisoners" of simplicity and beauty. Located at the southernmost tip of the country is strewn with paths and cedars which reach the sea.