Naxos Sahara beach (Limanakia)

Information about Sahara beach (Limanakia)

Sahara Naxos: In the continuation of Mikri Vigla Beach, the beach of Sahara (or Limanakia) is located just behind it and is a large and calm beach with golden sand and limpid waters. A restaurant can be found just behind the beach and an other is located about 100 metres south and proposes a few rooms for rent.

Sahara Beach is a calmer alternative to Mikri Vigla for windsurfers who want to escape the crowd of the popular beaches like Mikri Vigla. People congregate in the right hand corner near to the headland because there is less wind here. The area is also great for snorkeling. Maybe the best place on the island.

Discover the available Tours or get there with your own car rental, starting at 14€ per day.

How to get to Sahara beach (Limanakia)

There are many different ways to get to Sahara from any location on the island.
Airport to Sahara: 10 km / 6.2 miles | Port to Sahara: 12 km / 7.4 miles | Chora to Sahara: 12 km / 7.4 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 Sahara 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 Sahara during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Naxos airport to Sahara: 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 Sahara.
From Naxos port to Sahara: 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 Sahara.
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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Map Of Sahara, Naxos

Reviews of Sahara, Naxos

1 Review
  • Francois_M 05 Jul 2007
    Sahara a charming beach
    Hi, I'm from France I am 42 years old. I recently visited Greece and the island of Naxos. While I was on Naxos I went to Sahara beach, on foot as my accommodation is located in camping car on the beach. It is a really nice landscape. The reason I went to Sahara beach is because I saw pictures of it in a brochure/magazine. Also it is good for windsurfing and quiet. It is a long sandy beach with clear cool waters, beautiful views, unspoiled, isolated, clean, and windy, with no vegetation. Close to it are mini markets, restaurants and cafes. My favorite thing about Naxos is the fact that the beach is isolated and long, has a lot of place for people, and clean waters. A tip for future visitors is that it is good for windsurfing.