Top 13 Naxos Beaches

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  • Plaka beach

    Plaka beach
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    Generally regarded as the best beach on Naxos, Plaka is a huge stretch of fine white sand backed by low sand dunes. The waters of the bay at Plaka are calm and clear with a definite green tint. 

    Whilst there are areas of the beach with the familiar straw umbrellas and sun-beds, much of the beach still retains a relatively wild feel and is largely unspoilt. 

    The… read more »

  • Agios Prokopios Beach

    Agios Prokopios Beach
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    Voted the third best beach in Greece, and ranking in the top ten of a Europe-wide poll, Agios Prokopios beach remains one of the most popular beaches on the island of Naxos as much for its innate beauty as for its proximity to the island's main town of Chora (Naxos town) and the ferry port.

    Just a short drive, bus ride, cycle or stroll from Naxos… read more »

  • Kastraki Beach

    Kastraki Beach
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    Lying on the west coast of Naxos approximately 16 kilometres south of the main tourist hub of Naxos town, Kastraki Beach offers visitors clean white sands, clear waters, and a real sense of seclusion. This sweeping three-kilometre beach is a quieter choice than many of its neighbours, and can never be said to get overcrowded.

    Ideal for a romantic stroll in the shallows, you won't… read more »

  • Orkos

    Orkos
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    One of Naxos' most widely-known beaches when it comes to windsurfing, the thick golden-hued grains or Orkos Beach are still quieter in the number of visitors they receive than some of their near neighbours.

    Divided into two main sections, Orkos Beach's larger portion runs for 700 metres, and is edged the whole way by cedar trees, together creating a quintessential Mediterranean feel. Its smaller section is… read more »

  • Saint George Beach

    Saint George Beach
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    Agios Georgios, better known to pretty much everyone as Saint George Beach, is perhaps the most visited beach anywhere on Naxos. Taking its name from an attractive little chapel at its northern end, it lies just south of Naxos town, only 300 metres from Plateia Protodikiou, the town's main square.

    Easily reached on foot, Saint George Beach sits firmly within the town's boundaries, so visitors are… read more »

  • Agía Ánna Beach

    Agía Ánna Beach
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    Considered to be a southern extension to Agios Prokopios Beach, Agía Ánna Beach nonetheless holds its own Blue Flag certification. A little over six kilometres from Naxos town, it has developed from a scene of backpackers camping on its soft golden sand in the 1970s and 80s to one of the island's best organised beaches today.

    The majority of its one-kilometre length is arranged with… read more »

  • Agiasos Beach

    Agiasos Beach
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    The near-straight line of fine sand that forms Agiasos Beach is surrounded by green hills, and edged by light blue waters on the one side. On the other, it is backed by shrubs that separate it from the road.

    Also spelt Agiassos, the beach is a more secluded and tranquil place to sunbathe or swim than others on the west coast of Naxos, to the… read more »

  • Aliko Beach

    Aliko Beach
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    Offering up one of Naxos' most naturalistic settings is Aliko Beach, backed by a protected forest of cedar and other native trees. Facing south rather than west like most of the beaches in the area, the white sands of Aliko Beach are interspersed with small occasional pebbles. While there are significant areas of submerged rock off the beach, they lie on either side of a… read more »

  • Apollonas Beach

    Apollonas Beach
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    Head northeast from Naxos town for around 30 kilometres and you'll reach the double whammy of the gently curving sands of Apollonas Beach and the Kouros colossal ancient statue just a few hundred metres away. Lying more than ten metres in height, this unfinished marble statue of the Greek deity Dionysus (the god of wine and merriment) remains where it was begun some… read more »

  • Kalados Beach

    Kalados Beach
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    Located in a small inlet surrounded by an otherwise rocky coastline in the far south of Naxos, Kalados Beach is one of the island's more isolated stretches of sand, but is no less beautiful for that. As an 'unorganised beach', visitors won't find sunbeds or umbrellas for hire, and other amenities are limited to a sole tavern providing refreshments. It makes Kalados Beach an ideal… read more »

  • Mikri Vigla

    Mikri Vigla
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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… read more »

  • Panormos Beach

    Panormos Beach
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    The small beach of Panormos is situated at the end of a short fjord-like bay in the southeast of Naxos. Sheltered from the wind thanks to the protection given it by a peninsula of land to the south, its waters can appear more like a swimming pool than open coastline.

    A popular spot for yacht owners to drop anchor for a couple of hours in… read more »

  • Pirgaki Beach

    Pirgaki Beach
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    One of the more remote beaches to be found on Naxos, it's more correct to say that this large expanse of fine white sand is made up of three individual coves that get better the further south you meander. Also spelt Pyrgaki, the sands are mixed with some shells and small pebbles, particularly at the water's edge, though this doesn't stop those in the know… read more »