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Plaka beach, the longest white sandy beach in Naxos!
The exotic waters of Maragas beach
The amazing thin white sand of Pyrgaki beach
Beaches in Naxos Greece are different than the beaches in other islands of the Cyclades, due to their characteristic length. Most of them have soft white sand and crystal blue waters. The most beautiful beaches are located on the western side of the island, which is also the most touristy developed part. The most famous beaches are Plaka beach, the longest sandy beach on the island, and Agios Prokopios beach. There are considered among the most beautiful beaches in Greece and are well organized with sunbeds, water sports, restaurants and hotels.
There are many beaches to explore on the island. Do not miss the area of Aliko, a protected area for its cedar forest, which offers several beautiful beaches: Aliko beach and Agios Georgio beach. The landscape is just amazing. Some beaches like Mikri Vigla beach are famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing. If you travel to Naxos with kids, the perfect beach is Saint Georges beach, with shallow waters and all the needed facilities. But we also recommend Sahara beach (or Limanakia) which is an amazing place, protected by the summer wind. If you want some privacy, you can find some small coves at Orkos beach and if you are adventurous, do not miss Panermos beach, on the eastern side of the island.
The northern side also offers many beaches and wild bays but the quality of the sand and sea is less good and this side can be affected by winds and waves.
You will find below a list of the best beaches in Naxos island.
Except for the beaches, discover the best villages and things to do & see in Naxos. For more information about Naxos, view our Naxos travel guide.
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Discover our guide to 21 beautiful Naxos beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Naxos. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
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Location: 8 km south of Chora
Description: The famous Plaka Beach is a long, sprawling, strip of white sand with sand dunes behind the beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Naxos island. Here you can enjoy the lovely water, a view of Paros and some space.
Location: 6 km south west of Chora
Description: Agios Prokopios is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. This is a long, golden beach with many watersports and surrounded by plenty of tourist facilities.
Location: 18 km south of Chora
Description: There are many coves both sides of Aliko beach and the sea is crystal clear. The unique cedar forest with the sand dunes all over the area create a really exotic environment.
Location: 12 km south of Chora
Description: Mikri Vigla is one of the most famous windsurfing spots in Naxos. The wind is perfect for windsurfing and kitesurfing and many watersports centre line this beach.
Location: 12 km south of Chora
Description: In the continuation of Mikri Vigla, the beach of Sahara (or Limanakia) is located just behind. It is a large, calm beach with golden sand and clean water.
Location: 19 km south east of Chora
Description: Pyrgaki is a golden beach on the southern of the island. It is very beautiful and calmer than other beaches on the island.
Location: 11 km south of Chora
Description: Orkos is a beautiful beach next to Plaka. With soft sand and green ambience, Orkos attracts many visitors every summer.
Location: 18 km south of Chora
Description: The beach of Agios Georgios of Aliko is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island and it is protected from the winds.
Location: 6 km south of capital
Description: Agia Anna is a picturesque tourist resort with soft sandy beach and crystal water. Tourism development is advanced in the area, with lovely hotels and seaside taverns.
Location: 15 km south of Chora
Description: Kastraki is a very beautiful beach on the southern side of the island. It has crystal water and a rocky ambience. Surprisingly, it usually doesn't get much popular.
Location: 23 km south east of Chora
Description: Agiassos, located on the southern side of Naxos, is a large sandy beach. Its distance from the most popular resorts of the island make it great for some calm moments.
Location: 45 km south east of Chora
Description: Psili Ammos is a secluded sandy beach on the eastern side of Naxos, in close distance to the fishing port of Moutsouna.
Location: 54 km from Chora
Description: Panermos is a lovely and secluded beach on the eastern side of Naxos. It is unorganized and offers only few trees for natural shade.
Location: North of the island, 2 km down of Agia Tower
Description: A beautiful beach on the north part of Naxos. The beach is ideal when there are no winds. It is very difficult to access the beach by car.
Location: 11 km north of Chora
Description: Amitis is a small, isolate beach on the way from Chora to Apollonas. It doesn't have many visitors, while the wind is strong sometimes.
Location: 0.5 km from Naxos Town
Description: Grotta is not actually a beach but a seaside quarter of Naxos Town. The beach is more appropriate for snorkeling than swimming.
Location: 3.5 km south of Naxos Town
Description: This beach took its name for the lagoon shape and the flat water. Laguna is a perfect spot for learning and practicing windsurfing and kite surfing.
Location: 22 km north east of Chora
Description: Abram is a very small and isolated beach on the northern side of Naxos, ideal to enjoy some privacy amidst the wild landscape of the region.