Mikrolimano (or Mikro Alyko) 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.
The beach 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 non-organized beach 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 inhabitants and 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 pm 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.
Mikrolimano lies approximately 19 km away from the capital of Naxos (Chora). You can approach the area by car or by bus.
Starting from Chora, you will need around 35-40 minutes to arrive at Alyko. You can park your vehicle on the street above the beach.
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To go to Mikrolimano, you have to take Route 3, which stops at Alyko. The drive lasts around 50 minutes. After arriving at Alyko, you approach the beach on foot. However, note that itineraries of this route are not very frequent (six times/day). Tickets can’t be purchased inside the bus, so you need to buy them from the KTEL counter in Chora.
Itineraries may change during the high season; you can call the central bus station or visit their website for additional itinerary-related information.