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Alona - Krinakia - Katsounaki
Category: Beach
Prefecture: Lassithi
Address: Xerokambos
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Alona - Krinakia - Katsounaki

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Katsounaki 2809 hits
Xerokampos in east Crete is a beautiful pristine isolated area which is located 48km from Sitia and 29km from Palekastro and 9Km from Zakros.

The beaches are beautiful and ideal for those who seek peace and relax vacations. At the same time the shallow crystal clear water make Xerokampos an ideal destination for family vacations.

The main beaches  are:
Xerokampos main beach
Alatsolimni beach
Potamos beach
Katsounaki beach
Argilos beach
Gerontolakos beach
Tis lygias o lakos beach
Stou maznta ton ammo beach
Amatou beach
Regarding food and entertainment there are  taverns – restaurants  with tasty traditional Cretan food and fresh fish.

In Xerokampos there is also a mini market that can cover all your basic needs, For gas station and pharmacy you have to go either tο Ziros or Zakros.
Alatsolimni 2720 hits

Xerokambos Salt Marsh 
The Xerokambos salt marsh is on the southeastern side of the hamlet by the same name and is a large seawater lake, which in the summer evaporates, leaving sea salt deposits behind, thus called “Alatsolimni” (salt lake).

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Taverna Kostas 2692 hits

Michalis and his mother Chrisanti Theodorakis are welcoming and inviting you in Xerokambos to "Taverna Kostas". For over 20 years now, Chrisanthi cooks her Greek and Cretan specialties with passion, a unique enjoyment full of fresh vegetables. Meat and fresh fish are grilled for you on charcoal.

In our Tavern, you can of course enjoy your coffee, a cool beer, native wine or other refreshments. The beautiful Xerokampos beach is only 150 m far!

Agrilia Gorge
Agrilia Gorge 2666 hits
Katsounaki or Agrilia Gorge
The Canyon of Xerokambos
After the site Agrilia, at the point where the most of the branches of the canyon are united, a very impressive landscape with extraordinary caves is created.
The distance from this point until its exit at the beach of Katsounaki is about 1500 metres. At the beach katsounaki one may see sand dunes containing Ammophtla arenaria. The sea lilies catch the hiker’s attention, especially during their bloom at the end of July to September.
There are other flora species as well such as finokalia Thymelaea hirsuta and the sea thorn Eryngium maritimum.
Katsounaki gorge is yet another significant geotope in the Xerokambos area. It is very long and has almost vertical slopes, which inside it exceptional and very impressive landforms develop, while there is surface water runoff over most of it. One can also enjoy it using the country road leading to Xerokambos, especially when the sun is setting, lighting the landforms and offering a unique sight. 
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Zeus 2660 hits

At the northern entrance of Xerokambos village, Lassithi prefecture, on the main road that runs through the village to Ziros, “Zeus” Apartments are located.

The distance from Heraklion Airport is 176 km, from Agios Nikolaos 105 km, from Sitia 45 and from Palekastro village 25km.

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Katsounaki Ancient Quarry 2655 hits

On Katsounaki beach and on the path leading to Kato Zakros is an ancient quarry in the midst of compacted Pleistocene aeolianite sandstone, which were easily excavated as they are soft rocks due to their many pores.

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Villa Petrino 2651 hits

A block of flats with 6 studios, air conditioning, 3 Gardens and 3 floors that lies on the same property as Taverna Kostas, into a beautiful garden, surrounded by olive trees close to Xerokampos beach.

The village of Zakros is only 10 km far and Kato Zakros 19 km.