endemic Cretan palm tree of Theophrastus. Unfortunately, in the summer of 2010, 70% of this forest was burnt down. Nevertheless, natural reforestation proceeded quickly, the forest regained its character and the area is now protected by the Natura 2000 network. In the heart of the forest, the visitor loses the sense of time and space. You can follow the marked path (and it is advisable not to step off it) and enjoy pictures full of greenery and listen to the sounds of running water. The river forms a small 500m long lake at its exit to the sea with year-round water. In the large swimming pools that form every now and then you can take a refreshing swim. A sandy beach is formed at the exit of the river with a pebbly bottom and the waters are very cool due to the
river. In the eastern part of the beach there is an impressive rock in the sea that resembles a mast or a heart.
As for the sandy beach, it has managed to maintain its naturalness as it has no umbrellas and sunbeds.
There is of course a canteen where you can get the essentials but that’s the maximum service you’ll get here,
hence make sure you’re organised.