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Cedar Forest of Alyko

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Address: Alyko beach, 84300, Greece
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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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We drove one a half hour to go to this beach since it had been highly recommended to us. The road to get there is not easy to drive but the view is phenomenal. The beach is small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We drove one a half hour to go to this beach since it had been highly recommended to us. The road to get there is not easy to drive but the view is phenomenal. The beach is small, not very busy, with free chairs and tables, and a small beach bar. The quality of the water is crystal clear .... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Let us face it - there is no forest here, not even "f" from it. Alyko is wonderful and the most beautiful beach, but this just plain desert with some bushes here and there. That's it. To be clear, you come here anyway for great Alyko beach, so you didn't waste time and you have nice view. There are also... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It takes a bit of an effort to get to Alyko but its well worth not least to get away from the madding crowds of Agia Anna and Plaka! We were on the northern of the two bays which was the busier of the two and it was entirely naturist the weekday we visited. There is a 5 minute walk... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Oh, Alyko, I miss you so much. :) My boyfriend's and my favourite beach! Naxos' pearl and most adventurous looking beach! Although it's little far away, there are a few people there even when it's not a season, because it is a must. :) Those high rocks, giving it some alien, spooky and solemn look! Not to mention you cannot... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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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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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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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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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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