Alona beach

This secluded and completely isolated from civilization beach is located on the east coast of the island. There are no highways leading here. You can reach it by boat or on foot. There is a bus from Sitia to Kato Zakros. If you get on your own, you need to turn off at the intersection leading to the Zakros Palace towards Xerokambos. Leave your car on the road, go through the dunes on foot.

Beach description

the beach is covered with light and amazingly clear sand (closer to the rocks there is a pebble). Here, for the purpose of laying eggs, turtles will be performed. Water is azure and clean. Water in the shore is gentle. There is shallow water near the beach. Tourist infrastructure is completely absent: you should take a tent or a tent from the sun and all supplies with you. There are no shadow trees, only dunes, sometimes overgrown with small grass, and in the east are bare flat rocks, near which you can swim with a mask and a tube.

the tourist infrastructure with hotels, tavernas and equipped beaches is located in Xerokambos. There is also a good place for diving with a mask or scuba. From the nearest attractions - the salt lake, where the ancient brine pits were located. It is worth visiting the ruins of the palace in Zakroce, which belong to the Minoan era and are open to tourists. It is worth visiting the ruins of the palace in Zakroce, which belong to the Minoan era and are open to tourists.

When is the best time to go?

Greece - a country with a long length from north to south, so the recommendations will vary depending on the place where you are going. The holiday season  begins in May and reaches a peak in July-August: there are too many tourists, and the temperature on the southern islands reaches 40 degrees, which may still not play a role on the beach, but certainly not suitable for sightseeing. So the best time to relax in Greece is the end of spring-beginning of summer or September-October. 

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