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Cedar Forest of Alyko

Alyko beach, 843 00, Greece
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Beautiful beach

The beach is beautiful and the water is crystal clear- perfect for swimming. Be warned though... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellen K
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Best beach in Naxos!

It's soooooo worth it to travel down soutch the island to visit this remote beach! If you prefer a... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Eva d
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The forest is situated in the area "Alyko" on the southwest side of Naxos Island. It is a great and unique forest in Greece, of Junipers(Cedars), which covers almost the entire sandy peninsula of "Kouroupia" cape, with an extent of 1000 acres! The rich flora of Alyko consisting of wild arborescent vegetation which includes the Junipers (Cedars), Arkefthous and Shcino. Τhe sovereignty of course is held by the Junipers which are met in the form of tree and bush reaching 4-5m height sometimes. The entire extent of the forest is covered by white sand and sand dunes. The age of many of the trees is estimated more than 200 years old! The forest is a nature protected area as it is a great shelter of small wild rabbits, birds and other animals.
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Alyko beach, 843 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is beautiful and the water is crystal clear- perfect for swimming. Be warned though- there is absolutely no shade, so take an umbrella with you!

1  Thank Ellen K
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It's soooooo worth it to travel down soutch the island to visit this remote beach! If you prefer a more secluded and naturally shaded type of sunbathing then this is the place to be. Who needs parasols when you have these beautiful trees to hide...More

Thank Eva d
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Rented a car, drove to Alyko. Beautiful beach. Access is through some foresty dunes, and to get to the beach you will have to make a semi climb down some steep areas. Water is clear and beautiful. It was a bit crowded unfortunately. When we...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

In the South west of Island in the Aliko park. Really wild ambient for the better beach of the Island in my opinion. The car parking is on the road and you need to walk in the pathway on Sand and dirt for 10-15 minutes...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This place was brought up in my search, wasn't sure if good. Definitely a nice ATV drive thru the countryside and away from all the hussle of the tourist area. A visit to Naxos is not complete without going there. Calm, nice and secluded is...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Getting down to the beach is easier on the Migri Vigla side. Please treat this place like a treasure. To me it really is incredibly beautiful and visiting was the highlight of my holiday. Beaches are 90% nudist. Quite a few coves for 1 on...More

Thank IRL-64
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Not exactly sure, what this is, our accommodation was at the Cedar Forest, it is Cedar trees on the sand dunes. If we were not staying here, would not have come to visit.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited Alyko on a catamaran day trip, but you could also access by car. It was one of the most beautiful beaches we visited and definitely worth the effort to get there. The water is SO clear!

1  Thank Eric-LushPalm
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Much more secluded than the main West coast beaches with beautiful scenery and swimming. One item of interest is an abandoned 'mystery'building with cuddling monkeys graffiti and all kinds of archways and window views

Thank MelbourneBrowny
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The whole area where this forest is, consists of a headland with very short trees, shrubs and bushes crisscrossed by rocky/sandy paths. The fauna must be profuse but when we visited it felt like a hot wasteland with good sea views and not even a...More

1  Thank Tony M
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There are buses (line 7 and 17). I was staying in Plaka and cycled. Its only 8km they say but it still took 30-40 minutes because some of the roads are poor, it's warm and not always well sign posted. When you walk from... More
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