Kedrodasos beach with its cedar forest
lies well hidden on the south west coast, right next to the hustle and bustle of Elafonisi beach. Framed by one of the few cedar forests of Crete, Kedrodasos is still a remaining paradise on the island. This is certainly also due to the hard-to-find way here, and the entirely unsuitable dusty rough road for tour buses (how nice!).
With a brief description that has been said before: fine sand, turquoise crystalline and always refreshing sea, framed by the bizarre vegetation and rocks here and there, the European path E4 passes through, some more nearby bays, and a night sky with millions of stars that invite you to grasp them by the hand… what do you think about this?
The name of the Kedrodasos derives incidentally directly from its tree plantings from: Kedros for cedar and Dasos for forest.
At Kedrodasos, the following species of trees and shrubs offer shade on the edge of the sand dunes:
Maritime juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. Macrocarpa), the cedar juniper / Phoenicean Juniper (Juniperus phoenicea), a plant belonging to the family of the cypress family / Ceratonia siliqua (carob).
Read also about the nearby sites:
- Chrysoskalitissa – the monastery with the golden step
- Elafonisi, exotic lagoon in southwestern Crete
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