Best Naxos Beaches

Beaches in Naxos differ from those in other Cycladic islands due to their various forms and characteristic length. Most of them have soft fine sand and crystal blue waters. The most charming sandy ones are located on the western side of the island, which is also the most touristy and developed part. On the other hand, the eastern beaches are more wild and pristine.

In brief, the most famous beaches are Plaka, the longest sandy beach on the island, and Agios Prokopios. They are considered among the most beautiful beaches of the Cyclades and are well-organized with sunbeds, water sports, and restaurants.

But there are many other beautiful sandy shores to explore on the island. The area of Aliko is not to be skipped; a protected zone for its cedar forest, which offers several lovely beaches, including Aliko and Mikrolimano. The landscape is awe-inspiring and emits serenity.
Others, like Mikri Vigla and Amitis, are famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

If you travel to Naxos with kids, the perfect choice is Agios Georgios, the Town's main beach, with shallow waters and all the needed facilities. We also recommend Sahara, a stunning place, well protected from the winds.
Those looking for some privacy should consider the small coves at Orkos or the beaches of the eastern side of Naxos, like Psili Ammos. If you are an adventure seeker, do not miss Panermos.
The northern side also offers numerous wild bays, but accessing them is a bit challenging sometimes, and the sea can be affected by the winds more easily.
Which are the best places for snorkeling? We recommend the peninsula of Aliko and the bay of Panermos.

A list of the best beaches on Naxos Island, sorted by popularity, is available below.
After exploring them, don't skip checking out All Things to Do in Naxos (best sights, villages, restaurants, and more).