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 around 100 metres in length, and separated from the main beach by rocks, creating a more secluded cove-like ambience.
Lying on the islands’ west coast, Orkos Beach is easily reached from Naxos town, less than 11 kilometres to the north. While windsurfing equipment is available to hire here, saving you the problem of bringing your own, there are generally fewer amenities in and around Orkos Beach than others in the area, meaning food and drink options require a short but pleasant walk.
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