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Drejø - Island in the Middle

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Drejø Gl. Havn
         Drejø Old Harbour
    Photo - Birgit Bjerre Lauersen
 

Drejø covers 426 hectares that include both steep clayey slopes and flat salt meadows. Around 75 people live on Drejø. The island is equidistant from Ærø, Funen and Tåsinge, hence the old expression “the island in the middle of the world”.

 

Several beautiful vantage points are found along the coast affording excellent views of the entire Archipelago. The island has fine bathing beaches and fishing areas.

 

A few footpaths circumvent the island, primarily along the coast from where the island’s varied birdlife can be observed. A birdwatching tower is set up near Nørresø with a view of Høllehoved to the north-east. Visitors are not permitted to enter the vulnerable natural habitat at Mejlhoved Odde from 1 March – 15 July.
The island has a grocery shop, a post office and an inn with rooms for rent. A primitive campground and an island info centre are located near the marina, which has a 35-boat capacity. An old natural harbour in north Drejø has a 15-boat capacity and both marinas have fine bathing and toilet facilities.

 

The ferry service from Svendborg has several daily departures.

 

Drejø’s islander association and Funen County have jointly published a pamphlet about the island, which is available on the island, at local tourist offices or can be downloaded here as a PDF file.