Diverse Naxos Beaches (Part I)
The island of Naxos cannot be fully explored and understood without taking a look at the many beaches scattered through it.
However, one cannot help but ask what is unique about Naxos beaches and the answer isn’t farfetched: their diversity despite being part of a single island. Let’s go ahead and examine some of these beaches.
Agios Georgios beach (Naxos town/Chora)
This is a sandy Naxos beach located very close to the capital of Naxos. It is a popular and crowded beach of Naxos Island Greece. It is an organized beach with sunbeds and umbrellas for rentals by tourists. There are also several watersport facilities. It is a vast expanse beach with real waves, and its southern part is ideal for windsurfing.
Agios Prokopios beach
Agios Prokopios beach is located at about 5km away from Naxos’ capital. It is one of the famous beaches in Naxos Greece and regarded as the most beautiful in Greece and all of Europe. It is a golden, sandy each extending up to 1.5km; it has crystalline waters and is protected from strong winds common to the island.
A part of the beach is well organized with sun beds, umbrellas and facilities for water sports while the other part maintains its natural beauty and remains unaffected by tourism. Sandy dunes separate the beach from the Agios Prokopios village and can be reached via bus from Naxos town.
Agia Anna beach
Agia Anna beach is located about seven kilometers from Chora, Naxos capital and can be accessed by bus. It is located right after Agios Prokopios, and it is a beautiful collection of sandy beaches interrupted by a small fishing port and rocks. Its waters are crystalline turquoise blue and have soft, golden sands.
Agia Anna village where Agia Anna beach is located has several beach hotels in Naxos including the Iria Beach Art hotel. The beach is a mix of organized and disorganized parts.
One of the Naxos beaches to stay around is the Agia Anna beach as it is a great place where visitors can have access to several hotels in Naxos, and restaurants where you can enjoy freshwater fish meals.
Maragas is a Naxos beach on the western coast of the Island. It is the beginning part of Plaka beach and is characterized by soft sands and clear water.
Maragas beach can be reasonably crowded because of the campsite located nearby. It is a stunning beach although there is no facility for watersports.
Plaka beach is a Naxos beach which can be regarded as a continuation of the Agia Anna beach. It is a sandy beach intertwined with big flat stones. The waters in Plaka beach are clear, and the edges to one side are lined with sun beds, and umbrellas thus making it an organized beach.
The sand dunes bordering the beach separate it from the restaurants, cafes and hotels which provide an ideal Naxos accommodation,
Orkos is a Naxos beach located right after Plaka beach. It is characterized by calm and beautiful coves lined up beside each other with red colored hills behind the beach.
Orkos is a remote beach without the presence of lounge beds, chairs or shops. It is a perfect beach for windsurfers and uncrowded. Towards the left side of the beach lies Mikri Vigla beach resort.
Mikri Vigla beach
This is an incredibly beautiful Naxos beach located at about 18 kilometers from Naxos town and is made up of two sandy beaches separated by a hill. The northern part has soft, golden sands; crystalline, turquoise waters and the Meltemi thus making it an ideal location for windsurfing. The southern part of Mikri Vigla beach is a beach with an endless spread of sands and crystal clear waters.
It is also protected by the Meltemi winds. It is an ideal spot for trying out excellent Naxos Greece dishes while having a picturesque view of the Mikri Vigla bay.