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Address: Alyko beach, Naxos | Angali beach, St. George beach, Hawai beach, 84300, Greece
Phone Number: 00302285075026
Description: The forest is situated in the area "Alyko" on the southwest side of Naxos...
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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Good beach, very clean water - access a bit difficult

This is an unorganized beach in the South of the island. Access is usually made by car, it seemed to be a place known rather to local people. Water was very clean, beach was good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is an unorganized beach in the South of the island. Access is usually made by car, it seemed to be a place known rather to local people. Water was very clean, beach was good, quiet - but no facilities around.

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Zurrieq, Malta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Trees, natural protected area, no sunbeds nor deckchairs just Eye of Naxos beach or any of the other beaches surrounding Alyko.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This area of Naxos along the south west coast is beautiful. The beaches around Alyko are fabulous, fairly quiet and a great place to explore. I drove around the majortiy of the island and find that these are nicest beaches and definitely worth a visit.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We swam there on a quite windy day, but the waves suited this beach just right! Not organized, so you may have to bring an umbrella with you. Not 100% easy access, but don't worry...you'll get down there anyways, cause once you've seen this beach you must have been attracted to it! Loved it!

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Florence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a wonderful, fabulous, fantastic beach. Well not just a beach. Down an easy path through the dunes you reach the feet of a fabulous cliff with so many isolated coves you almost could imagine to be on a private beach. Bring your food and your water 'cause no markets or bars over there. The view of the bay... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

about 20 minutes from the main port. Protected beaches with its own forest and lovely coves and mostly secluded beaches. around all the beautiful agean and views to other islands. Cooling breezes and pristine beaches with calm & safe waters.

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Winnipeg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A quaint, clean, hidden gem! Great location with a few restaurants near by. I recommend Faros Taverna :) You need a car or quad to get to this place from the main town. Tip/Heads up: Nude beach right next to it. Not that it matters, but just to give a slight warning for people who hate surprises. A little tricky... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

If you are tired of the crowds at Agios Giorgios or Agia Anna, come here to Alyko Beach. Its best feature is that it is secluded. Often when I go there, I am either entirely alone or there are just a few people to be seen in the distance. In fact, you might have a hard time locating it, so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Its a bit of drive, around 18 KM from th town of Chora but very close to some of the other beaches as well, this is a lot less windy and calmer, there is a church that reflects in the waters of the Beach and is a very nice beach to take a swim, however its largely unorganized and so... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Alyko beach is a preserved area without the mass lines of sun loungers! It is accessible by road/track then a walk over the dunes to reach the cliff top. Walk along the cliff path until you find a suitable descent - not for the faint hearted! Perhaps because this beach is not easily reached by pushchairs etc.. it maintains the... More 

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