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Cedar Forest of Alyko

Alyko beach, 843 00, Greece
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Some lovely surprises

Much more secluded than the main West coast beaches with beautiful scenery and swimming. One item... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MelbourneBrowny
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Melbourne
Probably good in Winter

The whole area where this forest is, consists of a headland with very short trees, shrubs and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony M
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Malta
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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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Athanasios M
Reviewed 17 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

Thank nikos a
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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

Thank Georgia M
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Reviewed 8 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.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Amazing chorus of cicadas throughout the forest, and after parking by the abandoned construction we did a short walk to a small beach cove we had totally to ourselves! Other beaches nearby had small groups sunbathing or windsurfing, but there are several separate areas so...More

1  Thank TechnoKiwi
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

When we got there, we parked outside the incomplete hotel/resort. We got so many photos of the inside (and how amazing the view would have been from the rooms - if they were finished) and also the graffiti artwork on the walls. After that, we...More

1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Start your walk at the path beginning across the street from Faros Tavern. From here you can follow a path that will loop around the coast crossing through multiple beaches with different landscapes and breathtaking views. You will eventually reach abandoned building complexes which had...More

1  Thank RyanLaHaye
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Marvelous area, almost completely covered by Cedar Trees and typical Mediterranean vegetation. Beaches here are sandy and with just few visitors (some of them are also doing camping). The accessibility is not that easy though and to reach the sea water you need to climb...More

2  Thank lcap988
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