Xerokampos – Lasithi
A place, a thousand beauties, a place with intense energy vibrations, a glimpse into the supernatural!!!
The bare mountainsides, the rocky hills, the wild gorges and the caves, compose a polymorphic landscape where the sunburnt soil, the rocks with their cracks caused by the wind and rain, the sweet and strange colors, the calm sea and the beautiful beaches, reflect the light. Here, you feel the deep and irresistible force of this land. A land which gave birth to stubborn people, who adored and will always adore it.
A place with sharp contrasts displayed in a game played by the land, sea and air throughout the centuries.
From the very first moment you see this magical place from above you are astonished by its beauty.
It is the feeling of escaping from civilization, it is the aroma of Cretan land, the color of tradition and simplicity, the music of the sounds of nature in an unpolluted environment, the flavors of local products including fish, vegetables, meats, wine, fruits and raki that cannot be described or captured by any photographic camera. But, what really fascinates is the quality and diversity of the coastline. The bays and coves which succeed one another, the crystal clear turquoise waters, the golden sand, the white sand and the pebbles and even sand containing clay for the lovers of natural spa.
During summers the beaches are filled with unfamiliar aromas and strange sounds, while the visitor enjoys the caress of the sun and the touch of the passing summer breeze.
Sometimes, at dawn, before the sun appears over the horizon, when the shadows are playing with colors and shapes under the first weak rays of light, offer you the most beautiful picture of the sunrise, as if it jumped out of a painting. Sometimes, in the high noon you can feel all the tension of the warm sand and breeze in the most southerly and exotic part of Crete. And once again, during the peaceful moments of the sunset, when the wind slows down and the night falls. If you are lucky you will experience the most beautiful scene of the huge red fool moon rising over the sea while its reflection is flickering on the water. Magic and sight for sore eyes!!!
In this place you can experience the sunlight and the tranquility of the night, nearby the sea, not able to fully understand the color contrast and the sharp changes of the scenery.
When the summer heat has come and passed and autumn comes, when the sun sets earlier and the stars shine brighter and fall more often from the sky, you can take a walk and enjoy the beauty of nature and the thousands of lilies that grow on sand dunes in this eastern corner of Crete. Filling the atmosphere with emotional vibrations, you can say goodbye to the wandering birds, breathe deeply with inner tranquility and feel the power of silence which offers you relaxation, peacefulness and a relief to your look in contrast to the intensity of the summer.
In spring, the place is characterized by a spectrum of colors, flowering plants, stone and sand, pelicans and flamingos. Our wandering feathered friends came first as if they prepare the ground for the new explorers of the summer.
Anyone who loved this place will always and forever love it.
Sometimes it is peaceful, sometimes busy and restless, but always charming and beautiful has something new to offer…
A challenge of mystery and beauty!