Beaches in Naxos are different than the beaches in other islands of the Cyclades due to their characteristic length. In fact, Plaka is the longest beach, located on the western side of the island, where visitors can also find other Naxos beaches with soft sand, crystal turquoise waters and a beautiful view over the neighboring island of Paros.
Very nice Naxos beaches are also Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Orkos and Mikri Vigla, which is very popular among windsurfers and kitesurfers. The western side of the island with these beautiful places is the most developed in tourism. The eastern side is secluded with wild bays and affected by the wind. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Naxos island.
Guide to 21 beaches
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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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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Description: Pyrgaki is a golden beach on the southern of the island. It is very beautiful and calmer than other beaches on the island.
Description: Orkos is a beautiful beach next to Plaka. With soft sand and green ambience, Orkos attracts many visitors every summer.
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.
Location: 17 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.
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.
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.
Description: Agios Georgios is the closest beach to Chora, the capital village of Naxos. It is a very large, sandy beach with crystal water and many watersports centres.
Description: A beautiful little beach with calm waters and protected from the winds. The beach is small and available space is limited
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.
Description: Psili Ammos is a secluded sandy beach on the eastern side of Naxos, in close distance to the fishing port of Moutsouna.
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 idea when there are no winds. It is very difficult to access the beach by car.
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.
Description: Grotta is not actually a beach but a seaside quarter of Naxos Town. The beach is more appropriate for snorkeling than swimming.
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.
Description: Abraam is a very small and isolate beach on the northern side of Naxos, ideal to enjoy some privacy amidst the wild landscape of the region.