Best Naxos Beaches

Beaches in Naxos Greece are different from the beaches in other islands of the Cyclades, due to their characteristic length. Most of them have soft white sand and crystal blue waters.

In brief, 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 of the Cyclades and are well organized with sunbeds, water sports, restaurants and hotels.
But there are many other beautiful 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 like Mikri Vigla beach are famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
If you travel to Naxos with kids, the perfect beach is Saint Georges beach (near the town), with shallow waters and all the needed facilities. But we also recommend Sahara beach (or Limanakia) which is an amazing place and well 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 they 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.

Note that Naxos is a very popular and busy island and it is not always easy to find a free sunbed on the many organized beaches.
☀ You can now Book your sunbeds online.

You will find below a list of the best beaches on Naxos island, sorted by popularity.
After exploring them, don't miss to check All Things to Do in Naxos (best sights, villages, restaurants and more).

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