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 sandy 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.
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There are many sandy 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 Georgios 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.
What are the best beaches for snorkeling? We recommend the peninsula of Aliko and the bay of Panermos.
Partly Organized, Windsurfing, Sandy, Family Friendly, Water sports
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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.
Diving Club, Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Water sports
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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: 7 km south of Chora
Description: Maragas is an endless, picturesque beach with soft sand and crystal water. Although it is close to Chora and the popular beach resorts of Naxos, Maragas is calmer than the other beaches in the area.
Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Nudism Friendly
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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.
Windsurfing, Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
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Location: 2 km south of Chora Description: Agios Georgios is the closest beach to Chora, the capital village of Naxos. It is actually the town's beach. It is a very large, sandy beach with crystal water and some watersports facilities
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: 6 km south west of Chora Description: The beach of Stelida is a photogenic place. It is sandy at some parts and some sunbeds are available. The beach is not very popular as it is wavy when windy.
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.