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Kedrodasos beach

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Kedrodasos, named for its distinct juniper forest, is a stunning beach located 76km southwest of Chania and just 1km east of the famous Elafonissi lagoon. This beach is dotted with enchanting juniper trees, often confused for cedars, that are beautifully tucked in between sandy dunes. Included species are the twisted Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa and Juniperus phoenicea. Visitors are encouraged to treat these delicate trees with kindness and care.

Covering an impressive area of around 11 hectares, the juniper forest offers a magnificent view. The beach is an ideal spot for swimming and is a favorite among naturists. It features a diverse landscape of white sand and occasional flat, smooth rocks. A lack of nearby amenities emphasizes the secluded allure of Kedrodasos, maintaining it as one of the last untouched havens in Europe. Visitors are encouraged to leave nothing behind, ensuring the beach stays clean and untouched.

Acting as a shield from the regular winds of neighboring Elafonissos, Kedrodasos offers a relatively serene sanctuary. The beach also serves as a stopover for the European E4 trail, with yellow and black markers indicating the way.


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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Kedrodasos Beach located?

Kedrodasos Beach is located 76km southwest of Chania and 1km east of the famous Elafonissi lagoon.

How do I get to Kedrodasos beach?

The easiest and most convenient way to reach Kedrodasos would be by hiring a car in Chania or directly at Chania airport. Once you pick up your rental car, you need to follow the Chania – Kissamos – Elafonissi route, which will take around an hour and a half drive.

What makes Kedrodasos beach unique?

Kedrodasos beach is known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, soft white sand, and stunning natural scenery. It is also a protected area, home to a variety of rare plant and animal species.

Is Kedrodasos beach suitable for families with children?

Kedrodasos beach is not recommended for families with young children due to the lack of facilities and the challenging hike to reach the Kedrodasos beach.

What activities can I do at Kedrodasos beach?

Kedrodasos beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. It is also a popular spot for hiking and nature walks.

Are there any restaurants or cafes at Kedrodasos beach?

No, there are no restaurants or cafes at Kedrodasos beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks.

Is camping allowed at Kedrodasos beach?

Camping is not officially allowed at Kedrodasos beach, but some visitors do choose to camp there. However, it is important to note that there are no facilities or services available for campers.

What is the water colour of the Kedrodasos beach?

The water colour of the Kedrodasos beach is turquoise.

What type of sand is found on the Kedrodasos beach?

The Kedrodasos beach has white sand with rocks in some places.

How deep is the water at the Kedrodasos beach?

The water at the Kedrodasos beach is shallow.

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

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

What is the crowd like at the Kedrodasos beach?

The Kedrodasos beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Kedrodasos beach?

There are no facilities available at the Kedrodasos beach.

How can the Kedrodasos beach be accessed?

The Kedrodasos beach can be accessed via a dirt track or by walking.

Is Kedrodasos beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Kedrodasos beach is nudism friendly.

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Featuring an a la carte restaurant, Elafonisi Resort by Kalomirakis Family is set amidst a garden with olive trees. It offers air-conditioned accommodation, some self-catering, and free Wi-Fi in public areas. The popular Elafonisi Beach is 650 metres away.

Simply decorated, all units at Elafonisi Resort open to a furnished balcony. Each comes with a fridge and a desk, while some units have a kitchenette. Offering free toiletries, the private bathroom also includes a hairdryer and shower. Some units enjoy views over the Libyan Sea.

Guests can enjoy Cretan specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the on-site restaurant, or have a refreshing drink from the bar. A mini market is also available in the premises.

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Fitted with a patio, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge and kettle are also provided.

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The house features a living room and a kitchen with a toaster. Two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a hairdryer are available. A flat-screen TV with European satellite channels is also available. Free private parking is available.

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