Mikri Vigla Beach

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Follow the coastline of Naxos south from Naxos town for around 12 kilometres, and you’ll soon discover the delights of Mikri Vigla. Within walking distance of a choice of accommodation options, Mikri Vigla is actually made up of two individual beaches separated from one another by a forested cape that juts out into the Aegean Sea towards Paros.

The most northerly beach faces out towards the tiny island of Parthena, just offshore, while stretching for 600 metres in length. The sand here is soft underfoot and a beautiful golden colour, which contrasts dramatically with the sparkling waters.

However, the main draw for many heading to this beach is the northerly wind that makes it world famous for water sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing. There are two clubs on the beach hiring out good quality equipment and offering classes, as well as sunbeds and umbrellas for hire from neighbouring businesses.

The southerly beach at Mikri Vigla is sometimes known as Limanaki or Sahara Beach. It lacks the winds of its northern neighbour and therefore the water sports enthusiasts, but it is very well suited for family days on the beach, with shallow waters and more than three kilometres of near-white sand.

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