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Hiking in Palekastro area with view to Kastri hill and to Kouremenos bay

The small plateau south of Palekastro and the pictursque chapel in the midst

Sunrise in Karoumes bay, exceptional beach between Palekastro and Kato Zakros

Windsurfing in Kouremenos Bay

The bay of Kato Zakros and the Deads Gorge in the background

Palm Beach Vai, 7km north of Palekastro village

Xerokambos Beach, 10km south from  Zakros

Xerokambos Beach

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Xerokambos beachXerokambos beach and village is located 10 km south from Zakros village and 28km from Palekastro. In Xerokampos the landscape is arid and truly eerie, characterized by bare rocks and steep mountains. The vegetation is limited to bushes and there are some places with a few olive groves. A small tourist destination has started developing during the last years, especially after the roads were paved with asphalt.

Xerokambos is ideal for relaxing holidays and is not suggested for party animals. In the village you will find rooms, mini markets and taverns. Pharmacy, butcher and petrol station can be found at Zakros (15 minutes by car), while for withdrawing cash you have to drive up to Ziros (30 ').

All beaches of Xerokambos are unique, with exotic colors and many isolated points. They are all crystal clear and quite shallow, but you should be careful not to swim far from the coast as there are many currents: The locals say that when a boat sinks in Xerokampos it will be found later in Libya.

Now, very easy to reach through a new asphalt-road, Xerokambos is a settlement of houses and holiday areas in the middle of olive trees, in a wonderful, nearly natural landscape with mountains, fantastic sand beaches and a deep blue sea. Xerokambos is popular among with the native tourists, but still very quiet, without hotels with loud animations and bars and discotheques.

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  • Comment Link Nich Austral Monday, 13 May 2013 17:55 posted by Nich Austral

    I took a friends advise and hire a quad bike (which was a ton of fun) and rode to Xerokambos with my wife.

    The beach is actually a stretch of beaches and they all belong to one long coast of the beautiful beaches. Each beach has a different name, but Ambelos beach is actually next to the main Xeroakmbos beach which was the one my wife and I went too and it was beautiful, great sand, beautiful crystal clear water and no rocks like some reviews mention on the other beach.

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