A tiny island of Small Cyclades, Iraklia is geographically located between Naxos and Ios. Although it is found between two popular Greek islands, due to its small size, Iraklia island has managed to keep its calm vibe away from mass tourism. This is a perfect destination to enjoy some private and peaceful moments. The beaches are not organized in Iraklia Greece and they can be reached mostly on foot, which makes it a great place for trekking and free camping. Tourist facilities are few on the island, but there are enough to cater for the limited number of visitors. The island can be visited for holidays or as a day trip from Naxos. There is local ferry connection from Naxos and the other islands of Small Cyclades.
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Travel guide to Iraklia, Greece
Iraklia is a tiny island that belongs to Small Cyclades. Tourist development is limited there and visitors are very few even in high season.
Check our travel guide about Iraklia and find out the most important things to see and do on the island. Also see photos and maps to get a better understanding of the location.
Things to see and do
The island of Iraklia is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. It is a quiet and remote island. Iraklia island has two villages: Panagia, located in the centre of the island, and Agios Georgios, which serves as the main port. Both these villages have traditional architecture but Agios Georgios is more tourist developed, as it offers few studios and a couple of fish taverns.
The island has many beautiful beaches around its coastline. Some of these beaches can be accessed on foot, while others are more remote and the trekking path is more difficult. The most famous and impressive beach is Livadi, a long sandy beach with crystal water on the eastern side of Iraklia island. However, the beach of Agios Georgios gets more popular due to its closeness to the port.
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There are no large hotels in Iraklia, as it is an island untouched by mass tourism. However, a good number of small, traditional studios and beautiful guesthouses are found in close proximity to the port. These venues are usually built with traditional Cycladic architecture, they have simple facilities and they are run by the locals.
Highlights in Iraklia
Agios Georgios is the port and main beach of Iraklia. Most accommodations are found there, while walking paths to the beaches start from the port.
Livadi is the most impressive beach in Iraklia. Like all beaches on the island, it is accessible through a hiking trail. It is not organized and has amazing waters.
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