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Alona beach

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Beach description

Alona beach, also known as Krinakia, is located near the exit of the Katsounaki Gorge, to the east of the Xirokambos settlement. A torrent from the gorge flows onto the Potamos beach during winter, situated adjacent to the stunning sandy beach of Alona. The beach is dotted with sand dunes, which are blanketed by white sea daffodils in the fall season. Trekking through the canyon is fairly effortless, highlighting a wild landscape with imposing walls; a trek from the top to the bottom of Alona is possible.

To the west of Alona lies another beach, Potamos, accessible by car. It’s located at the mouth of the Katsounaki river, characterized by large round pebbles. One can reach it by driving along the river towards the sea. While it may not be particularly remarkable, it offers a serene and secluded atmosphere. This beach is also referred to as Italika, named after Italian houses located on the beach.

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Most frequent asked questions

What activities can I do at Alona beach?

There are plenty of activities to do at Alona beach such as swimming, snorkeling, diving, island hopping, paddleboarding, kayaking, and beach volleyball.

Is it safe to swim at Alona beach?

Yes, it is generally safe to swim at Alona beach. However, it is always important to be cautious and aware of the water conditions and any potential hazards.

Are there any restaurants or bars near Alona beach?

Yes, there are plenty of restaurants and bars near Alona beach that offer a variety of local and international cuisine.

Can I rent equipment for water activities at Alona beach?

Yes, there are several rental shops near Alona beach that offer equipment for water activities such as snorkeling gear, paddleboards, and kayaks.

Is Alona beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Alona beach is suitable for families with children. The water is generally calm and shallow, and there are plenty of activities for children to enjoy.

What is the best time to visit Alona beach?

The best time to visit Alona beach is during the dry season, which is from November to April. The weather is generally sunny and dry, and the water conditions are ideal for swimming and water activities.

Are there any accommodations near Alona beach?

Yes, there are plenty of accommodations near Alona beach such as hotels, resorts, and guesthouses. It is recommended to book in advance, especially during peak season.

What is the water colour of the Alona beach?

The water colour of the Alona beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Alona beach?

The Alona beach has sand.

How deep is the water at the Alona beach?

The water at the Alona beach is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Alona beach?

The surface of the sea at the Alona beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Alona beach?

The Alona beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Alona beach?

There are no facilities available at the Alona beach.

What is the access to the Alona beach like?

The Alona beach can be accessed via a dirt track.

Is the Alona beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Alona beach is nudism friendly.

What activities are ideal for the Alona beach?

The Alona beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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  • Xerokampos

Just 400 metres from the beach in Xerokampos Village, Asteras featuresself-catering accommodation that open to a balcony and patio, enjoying Libyan Sea and garden views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

All air-conditioned accommodation types come with a seating area and a kitchenette with a fridge, cooking rings and a dining table. Bathrooms include a shower and free toiletries.

Various taverns and a mini market lie within 1 km of Asteras Apartments. Guests can also use the on-site BBQ facilities.

The village of Zakros is 8 km away and Ziros Village is approximately at a distance of 20 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

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  • 8.4 / 10
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Located 400 metres from the beach in Xerokampos Village, Zeus Apartments features a garden and offers studios and apartments that open to a balcony, enjoying Libyan Sea views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

All accommodation types include air conditioning and a kitchenette with a fridge, cooking hobs and dining table. They also have a private bathroom with a shower.

Guests can find various taverns and mini markets in Xerokampos. The gorge of Lamnoni is 2 km away, while Sitia Town lies at a distance of 45 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

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  • Xerokampos

Just 350 metres from the nearest beach, Liviko View offers air-conditioned accommodation with Libyan Sea and mountain views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. The property facilities include a restaurant. Zakros Town is 8 km away.

All rooms and apartments at Liviko are bright and open to a balcony. Each has a flat-screen TV and a mini fridge. Some come with a kitchenette.

A restaurant is available within proximity, where guests may enjoy Cretan dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients and watch the sea view. A tavern and a café bar can be found within short walking distance.

The village of Ziros is 15 km away. Vai Beach, with its palm forest is 36 km away. Sitia Public Airport is at a distance of 45 km, while Sitia Town is about 44 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

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€65

/night

  • 1.4 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Epar.Od. Zirou Paleokastrou 103, Xerokampos

Situated in Xerokampos, 47 km from Sitia, Notos Apartments Xerokambos 1 features a terrace and free WiFi.

Each unit has a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. An oven, a stovetop and toaster are also offered, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.

Agios Nikolaos is 94 km from the apartment, while Ierápetra is 65 km from the property.

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  • Epar.Od. Zirou Paleokastrou 103, Xerokampos

Located in Xerokampos, NOTOS APARTMENTS XEROKAMBOS 3 offers accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. Guests staying at this apartment have access to a fully equipped kitchen.

The apartment has a flat-screen TV.

Agios Nikolaos is 94 km from the apartment, while Ierápetra is 65 km away.

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  • Xerokampos Footpath

Anika offers accommodation in Khamaítoulon, 36 km from Vai Palm Forest. With free private parking, the property is 600 metres from Alatsolimni Beach and 1.8 km from Xerokampos Beach.

Leading onto a terrace with garden views, the holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 45 km from the holiday home.

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