The beach of Mikrolimano in Naxos (or Mikro Aliko) is part of the Aliko coastline on the southwestern side of Naxos. Many characterize it as one of the best beaches in Naxos because of its wonderful waters and sea bottom.
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It is situated within a small cove and faces the south; its location protects it from most of the winds. The beach is located between Agios Georgios and Hawaii.
It’s a small cove surrounded by small cliffs and covered in tiny golden sand grains and pebbles. The waters are of an azure color and crystal clear.
Its seabed is shallow around the shore, however, it gets deeper after a little while, making the beach perfect for swimming.
A few rocks are scattered here and there, so you need to be careful when entering the water. It is an ideal place to snorkel, too; you can encounter a variety of fish during your dives.
Above the beach, you can admire graffiti art sprayed on the remains of a derelict hotel.
The beach is non-equipped yet relatively popular among tourists. It is a favorite of families too, so it can get a bit crowded during the high season.
We strongly recommend arriving before 10 am in order to find a good spot to set your beach gear.
Note that there are no trees around to provide shade, so remember to bring your sun umbrellas if you plan to stay for a while at the beach.
There is also a food truck nearby that is open until the evening. There you can buy water and other beverages as well as food.
There are many different ways to get to Aliko(Mikrolimano) from any location on the island. Airport to Aliko(Mikrolimano): 16.9 km / 10.5 miles | Port to Aliko(Mikrolimano): 19.1 km / 11.9 miles | Chora to Aliko(Mikrolimano): 18.4 km / 11.4 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: There's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Aliko(Mikrolimano) and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Aliko during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. From Naxos airport to Mikrolimano: Note that there is no bus station at the airport and the best option is to book a car or a transfer. If you still want to use the public bus, after exiting the airport buildings, follow the road to the left. The closest bus stop (Naxos Camp) is located 700 meters away. From Naxos Camp, visitors can take the bus route Plaka - Agia Anna > Chora (approximately every 30 minutes during summer) to Naxos central station. From there, visitors should board a bus. Line 3 reaches Aliko. From Naxos port to Mikrolimano: The bus station is located at the port of Naxos. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry should take a bus. Line 3 reaches Aliko. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.