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Administrative Region : Crete
Regional unit : Chania

Gavdopoula (Greek: Γαυδοπούλα, [ɣavðoˈpula]) is an islet located north-west of its larger neighbour, Gavdos, in the Libyan Sea. It is located to the south of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the regional unit of Chania. It is part of the municipality of Gavdos, and it was part of the former Selino Province.


Gavdopoula is covered with phrygana (φρύγανα) low-lying shrubs. It is an important stop for migrating birds.[1]

Proposed Container Shipping Development

In 1998 the islet was the proposed site of an enormous container shipping storage facility. Environmentalists campaigned successfully to block the development and Gavdopoula is now a protected nature reserve and notably for migrating birds.[2]

See also

List of communities of Chania
List of islands of Greece


^ European populations of migratory birds, Natural History Museum of Crete of the University of Crete, Flora and Fauna on Gavdos, Gavdos Online Service, March 1, 2008.
^ Going to Gavdos by DeTraci Regula,

Municipality Gavdos

(Seat: Καστρί, το)
Ampelos (Άμπελος, η)
Vatsiana (Βατσιανά, τα)
Gavdopoula (Γαυδοπούλα, η (νησίς))
Karave (Καραβέ, η)
Kastri (Καστρί, το)
Fokia (Φώκια, η)

See also: Gavdos

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