This sandy feature is typical of the South-coast. Xerokambos is situated 48 km southeast of the City Sitia. Xerokambos gives stunning views out over the dry heights and the Aegean blue, this landscape is realy arid with high mountains. The trademark of xerokampos are the two sandy beaches with turquoise waters. The vegetation is limited to macchia with herbs and some peaks with a few olive groves. In the last years Xerokambos developed as a slight tourist-area with some family run apartment-houses. There are some taverns, a supermarket and a petrol-station. Xerokamos is one of the most remote places of Crete. Absolutely picture-postcard perfect, the natural sandy beach with turquoise waters.
The long distance to the Airport Heraklion is barrier for potential visitors. Therefore, this idyll is quite calm. Often referred to as one of the last wildernesses of Crete. Xerokambos it is a paradise for walkers, hillwalkers, and anyone looking for wilderness. There is plenty of challenging walking paths and cycling routes in the remote heights, best left to experienced hillwalkers with excellent navigation skills. So, if it's a walking holiday you want, or simply an afternoon for swimming and snorkelling, you're in the right place. It's time to explore one of the great outdoors in Southern Crete.