The lightouse of Gavdos Island is the Southest of European continent. It was built near the end of 19th century and renovated at the 90s. It is placed at the top of a clef wall of about 100 meters high and its beam of light can be seen from 18 nautical miles far. This is the second far seen beam of a lighthouse of the Mediterranean Sea.
The History of Crete, the Southest piece of land of Europe continent, encompasses the ancient Minoan civilization. After this civilization was destroyed by natural catastrophes, Crete developed an Ancient Greece influenced organazition of city states, and then successinely became part of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Venetian Republic, and the Ottoman Empire. Modern Crete embraces all western habits and faculties with in a multilayered-multicultured attitude due its history. It's mostly touristic without loosing its traditional nature. Visitors can choose from five stars luxury hotels to traditional villas and from hidden tracks, picturesque beaches to dancing clubs, bars and wild night life. Everyone can find his choise in Crete.