Xerokampos Beach

Beach name: Xerokampos Beach
Location: Crete
Our rating: 4/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Xerokampos photograph
Xerokampos Beach, one of the many coves in the area
Lasithi, Crete
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 5/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach, but only in one of the coves. If you venture farther bring your own water and food.
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:

    Site suitable for free camping. Ample space for parking on the beach vicinity
  • Water Sports
    No water sports available on the beach

  • Some beach areas might be suitable for nude swimming
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site
  • Notes:
    The drive to Xerokampos is spectacular after the town of Ziros. There are several beaches in the area, most the golden fine sand variety. This review is based on our visit to the small beach in front of Akrogiali restaurant, but we did survey most of the other beaches in the area.
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    Visitors' Reports

    The town beach is wonderful, but if you walk a bit to the north, you
    find sheer perfection. There are also little natural niches perfect
    for a couple wanting some privacy. Highly recommended as a honeymoon destination for couples into each other, not entertainment. -- Michael D.

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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