Saint George Beach (Agios Georgios)
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 always in close proximity to a large number of cafes during the day and tavernas come nightfall. Forming a curved bay of yellow sand and turquoise waters that runs for one kilometre, the waters are calmest to the beach’s north, where they are protected from northerly winds by a finger of land.
At the opposite end is Flisvos Sports Club, where you can try your hand at windsurfing or hire a pedalo. This end of the Saint George Beach has a few more rocks than its northern end, though they are still sparse enough to bother almost no one.
On the sands, sunbeds and umbrellas can be rented from a number of suppliers, while the water’s shallow draft makes it popular with families with younger children in addition to older children, teenagers, and adults. As the sun sets over the water at the end of the day the beach adopts a calmer ambience, when it (and its car parks) can become crowded during the high season in July and August.
Also known as:
- Kite surfing
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