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Xerokampos, South Crete

Xerokampos is a hidden beach with some taverns in the South East of Crete it belongs to the municipality of Sitia. Long beaches covered with white sand. Remarkable is also the salt lake of Xerokampos forming a lagoon. It is an ideal refuge for birds ( Flamingos!). In the summer time you will see a dry lake, but whe you visit xerokampos in the winter time or spring time you will see it is flooded with water. From the North Coast Town Sitia to Xerokampos you have to drive 1 hour (44km): The nearest village is Zakros, 11 Km 20 minutes drive. From Airport Heraklion to Xerokampos 3 hours drive 167 km. To the south coast town Ierapetra 1 hour 40 minutes drive. Due to the long distances from the major cities of Lassithi, Xerokambos is one of the most remote areas of the island. Petrol station, Pharmacy or butcher can be found at the Coastal Village Zakros 20 minutes drive, for withdrawing cash you have to drive up to the mountain Village Ziros 44 Km, 30 minutes drive. Xerokampos is considered to be one of best beaches of the mediterrenean.

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