We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cedar Forest of Alyko

Alyko beach, 843 00, Greece
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Top things to do in Naxos

This place was brought up in my search, wasn't sure if good. Definitely a nice ATV drive thru the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael M
via mobile
Alyko

Getting down to the beach is easier on the Migri Vigla side. Please treat this place like a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
IRL-64
,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
Read all 182 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sand dunes” (2 reviews)
“trees” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Alyko beach, 843 00, Greece
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (182)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"gorgeous beach"
in 2 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 2 reviews
"trees"
in 6 reviews
"beaches"
in 25 reviews
"sea"
in 8 reviews
"graffiti"
in 2 reviews
"island"
in 7 reviews
"cuddling"
in 2 reviews
"lizards"
in 2 reviews
"greece"
in 4 reviews
"wind"
in 3 reviews
"ideal"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank Maeve68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank Tony M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The place is located about 17 km from the city, the forest is unique, the sea very clean and is one of the top ten places to visit during your stay in Naxos

1  Thank Athanasios M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you are in the island and it rains,then go straight right after the rain and do a walk inside that forest.The perfume of cedars is amazing and this is a memory you will always carry with you.Trust me.You can have this experience in dry...More

1  Thank nikos a
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Pure nature! Wonderful secret bay! Beware the paths, it's easy to get lost if you lose orientation..

Thank Georgia M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
62
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Just magical. The view from the top is outstanding. It is a little hard to access the beach but when you do it will be worth it.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 121 hotels in Naxos
Finikas Hotel Naxos
343 reviews
.71 km away
Faros Villa Small Hotel
386 reviews
.88 km away
Golden Beach Studios
3 reviews
2.08 km away
Dolphin Kastraki Studios
111 reviews
2.43 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Taverna Trapezaki
58 reviews
1.19 km away
Psili Ammos
87 reviews
1.71 km away
Axiotissa
620 reviews
2.93 km away
Taverna, Naxian Gastronomy
82 reviews
4.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kastraki Beach
134 reviews
2.18 km away
Agiassos Beach
66 reviews
3.71 km away
Mikri Vigla Beach
554 reviews
5.25 km away
Ride With The Gods
28 reviews
4.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Schashy
6 June 2016|
Answer
Response from IRL-64 | Reviewed this property |
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
0
Votes
;