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Alyko

Alyko beach, Naxos | Angali beach, St. George beach, Hawai beach, 84300, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 48 attractions in Naxos
Type: Beaches, Forests
Owner description: 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),... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Winnipeg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

There are about 4 beaches in this area that are easy to walk between, but be warned that there are plenty of nudests scattered about. The last beach on the left side is probably the nicest, sheltered from the wind and has a gorgeous old church on the right side.

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We went to the beach just east of the ruins of the very big but unfinished hotel, where there is a tiny blue-domed chapel on the rocks. You can drive down to just behind the beach - but be very careful not to get your car bogged in deep sand. It's a lovely spot for swimming and snorkelling, with some... More

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Naxos City, Greece
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Not a lot of virgin places left in the islands. Alyko is one of this places...900 square meters of cedar forest with five exotic beach are located 20 kilometers from naxos town but it worth to visit and on the way back stop to restaurant apolafsi and ask for their local oven backed goat cooked in the oil paper...

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Konstanz, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

At Alyko you can find a lot of coves. We went there in September you can definetly find a little beach all to yourselves!

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Larisa, Greece
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Alyko has several beaches. I visited the one that is beyond the abandoned hotel. Just walk into the unfinnished structures and the way will lead you to a hidden double beach. At the right edge rock formations that make smaller spots. Clean transparent water and a great underwater-world, full of small fishes that swim next to you and beautifully shaped... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Me and my girlfriend drove down to Alyko around an hour before the sun went down. Firstly, the drive is really nice in itself. As you get there, depending on where you park you may be confronted with a bunch of undeveloped building shells. Don't be put off, head away from them on foot to the east facing beach. There... More

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