Xerokambos is a quiet and beautiful beach in the extreme southeast of Crete in Lasithi regional unit, Greece.
The spectacular and winding road to the famous beach is asphalted. It was recently surfaced. Its many twists, turns and narrows can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. The road is breathtaking, even scary places, narrow and rather steep. But it is a pleasure to drive. This road has innumerable twists and turns. Be aware of its tremendously strong wind. The area is among the most isolated and less affected by mass tourism areas in Crete. The paved road passes through some green plateaus and deserted medieval villages (Etia, Chametoulio).
Starting from the village of Chametoulo, the road is 10.9 km long with 23 hairpin turns. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. Don’t stuff your belly too much. Eventually, you might feel vomiting temptations. Best to head down/south so you are facing the sea but wonderful in either case. It runs through a lunar atmosphere with stunning views of the South Cretan Sea while it passes close to the rugged Gorge of Lamnoni.
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