Akrogiali | Cretan Restaurant Xerokampos Sitia

Xerokambos, one of the most charming corners of southeastern Crete, is a seaside settlement and beach in the community of Ziros in the municipality of Sitia. It is located on the eastern coast of Crete, on the coastal plain, facing the steep rising mountains. It is 20 km away from Ziros, 12 km from Zakros, and 44 km from Sitia.

Xerokambos is one of the most remote areas of the Lasithi Regional Unit, located 100 km away from Agios Nikolaos.


The area is rich in history and archaeological finds, bearing witness to continuous habitation since prehistoric times. Archaeological interest here reaches its peak, from the Minoan settlement at Katsounakia awaiting excavation, to the Peak Sanctuary on the hill of Trachilas and the ancient pumice stone quarry at Psili Ammos.

At Kavaloi, the small islets opposite Xerokambos, the fishing installations dating back to the Proto-Minoan period reveal the secrets of the ancient city and the Hellenistic salt pans near the beach, which contributed to the production of sea salt. In the same area, you will find nesting sites of Eleonora's falcon (Falco eleonorae).


Xerokambos is renowned for its unparalleled natural beauty, sandy beaches with turquoise waters offering tranquility and relaxation. Here you will find the unique argil beach in Crete, where natural and untreated clay is ideal for external use, while you can benefit from its therapeutic properties. Additionally, in the area, you will encounter the rare and beautiful sea daffodil flowers, one of the most beautiful and rare plants of Mediterranean nature.

Xerokambos is an ideal destination for those seeking an escape from the fast pace of everyday life. It offers a sense of peace and enjoyment in a place that has preserved its virgin beauty and rich historical heritage, having not been heavily influenced by human activity.

Discover the Xerokambos of Zirou Sitias, 
a place where history and natural beauty create a unique landscape, waiting for you to explore.

In our area, you will find a mini market with a variety of goods and products to meet all your needs. Staying in Xerokampos is particularly pleasant as it offers a plethora of rental rooms and houses of various categories, catering to every preference and budget.