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Close to Alyko beach lies one of the biggest and most densely populated cedar forests in Greece. This area features a breathtaking landscape of rare beauty consisting of sand dunes, heather, thyme, and scattered cedars of all ages, arranged in impressive patterns. The majority of the forest is made up of a coniferous gymnosperm plant known as juniper or cedar. These trees live between 200 and 300 years, and their roots, which extend twice their height, create a dense network around them, holding the sand and forming the surrounding dunes. As the trees grow very slowly, the cedar forest of Alykos requires the necessary care and protection, so that we can continue to admire these unique trees and their ecosystem.

 

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