Naxos Orkos beach

Information about Orkos beach

Orkos Naxos: Orkos is a beach located just after Plaka, in its continuity. This is a chain of several little calm and beautiful coves, following one another. Impressive red coloured hills behind the beaches are offering to the landscape an extra touch of colour, well-matching with the golden colour of the sand and the turquoise of the waters.

On your way to the beach look out for locals on donkeys and there are potato fields nearby. This is a remote beach and thus quiet. There is nothing in the way of sun loungers or shops etc. To the left of the beach stands the beach resort of Mikri Vigla which provides a nice view with its typically Cycladean houses. The area offers good windsurfing conditions and attracts many windsurfers and has the advantage not to be as crowded as Mikri Vigla.

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How to get to Orkos beach

There are many different ways to get to Orkos from any location on the island.
Airport to Orkos: 7.6 km / 4.7 miles | Port to Orkos: 11 km / 6.8 miles | Chora to Orkos: 11 km / 6.8 miles

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Naxos 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 book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Naxos with as little as 15 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Orkos beach and many other places of interest in Naxos 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 locations close to Orkos during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Naxos airport to Orkos: 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 bus station (Naxos Camp) is located 500 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 take a bus to reach Orkos.
From Naxos port to Orkos: The bus station is located at the port of Naxos. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Naxos should take a bus to reach Orkos.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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Hotels in Orkos

Apartments
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Apricot and Sea Luxury Villas offer luxurious accommodation in the heart of Orkos in Naxos. These Cycladic villas have the typical traditional architecture and they were built on top of a hill providing a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. On the shared areas of Apricot and Sea, there is a big swimming pool with a sea view and sunbeds, while barbecue facilities are available too. Close to Mikri Vigla, this is an ideal place for windsurfers and kitesurfers.

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Villas
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Located in Orkos area, in the southwest part of Naxos Island, Venti Villa is only 15 minutes away from Naxos Chora by car. There are only eight kilometers between the property and the most emblematic attractions of the island – Naxos Castle and Portara (The temple of Apollo). Venti Villa is a totally private unit ideal for couples, families and big groups of friends. The property can accommodate up to 10 persons. It has four private bedrooms with double bed, 1 sofa and the possibility of another extra bed. The traditional Cycladic architecture meets the modern features on the entire property, indoor and outdoor as well. Besides the swimming pool, Venti Villa has created a large scale veranda with sea view, a terrace with built-in sofas and on the third floor, there is a private terrace with a panoramic view over the garden, the pool and over Orkos beach, Mikri Vigla and Plaka. The rooms fulfil the modern standards and come with air conditioning, wireless internet and satellite TV. The living room has a beautiful sea view and you will find a fireplace in here. The closest beach to the Villa is 230 meters away.

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