Keros, Chortarolimni,Alyki

Keros
Keros

Keros constitutes an extraordinary beach, of about 5km, with sand dunes, between the two lakes of the island and right in the middle of the fertile plain. The village Kalliopi lies close to it, where famous horse racings are held on the feast day of Saint Georgios. Here, you may find the famous canteen “fyki – fyki” (seaweed), well-known for its parties till morning, which gather campers and passers-by.

Crossing the marvelous route towards the village Panagia, you pass through a wonderful agricultural settlement. On the right, Alyki spreads out nonchalantly its waters and constitutes a great wetland, which during winter gathers many birds (flamingo, herons, etc.) and in summer turns snow-white from salt. The chapel of the Transfiguration is situated at the cape of Sotiras, where there are also remnants of a medieval port.

Before you go there, pass from the ancient settlement Axies.

Going towards Keros, you also pass from Chortarolimni, which in winter is full of water and in summer reminds a swamp. There is the sign Chortarolimni on the earth-road.

If you follow it, you arrive directly at the sea of Keros. All the area is studded with small farmhouses. Keros is considered to be an exceptional area for the lovers of surfing, because of the north wind.

Here, a beach bar operates during summer months. At the end of the beach, left, there is a pine-tree forest, where you may camp free, with tents or caravans. Driving on the earth-road along the beach, after Keros, you will see on the left Asprolimni.

Alyki lies a little further down, but don’t visit it by car, because according to the locals, the sand of the area is treacherous. It is better to return and go there by the central road.

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