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Beaches in Naxos, Greece
Written by Dikshya Shaw on September 27, 2021 Share on

10 Best Beaches In Naxos, Greece

Naxos, a little quieter than the more well-known Greek islands, is ideal for getting some serious beach time in without feeling crowded out. Situated at the centre of the Aegean Sea, Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades. Because of its size, it offers a great variety of landscapes for travellers to explore. You will find typical Cycladic sceneries with golden shorelines and white houses, castles, and fortresses of the past, endless olive groves or even snowy mountains. Naxos, along with a vast history, is also known as an idyllic destination. If you are travelling here with your family, you are lucky as it offers a family-friendly atmosphere. Plan and visit some of the best beaches from the 10 best beaches in Naxos, Greece.

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10 Beaches In Naxos, Greece

If this is your first time in Naxos, then you would want to learn the best spots to relax by the seaside or have a swim. From long-stretching sandy beaches to rocky secluded coves, Naxos offers numerous options for every type of traveller. So go ahead and plan your trip with the 10 best beaches in Naxos, Greece.

  1. Agia Anna Beach
  2. Plaka Beach
  3. Alyko Beach
  4. Agios Prokopios Beach
  5. Apollonas Beach
  6. Kastraki Beach
  7. Azalas Beach
  8. Orkos Beach
  9. Agios Georgios
  10. Mikri Vigla

1. Agia Anna Beach

Agia Anna Beach, Beaches in Naxos, Greece
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Agia Anna Beach is popular with visitors all year round for its idyllic swimming conditions, picturesque fishing boats and range of beachside bars, restaurants and tavernas. Are you in the mood for a coastal wander? If yes, then the pretty little church perched on the south side of the beach is well worth a visit. If you want to max out on seaside relaxation, there are sunbeds and umbrellas available.

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2. Plaka Beach

Plaka Beach
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Plaka Beach is one of the island’s most popular spots. There is plenty of space for everyone across its wide, sandy expanses and mesmerisingly blue Aegean waters. Before, Plaka used to be entirely reserved for nude sunbathers. So if you’re relying on public transport to get around in Plaka, you should know that buses leave twice hourly from Naxos. All these make Plaka Beach one of the best beaches in Naxos, Greece.

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3. Alyko Beach

Alyko Beach, Beaches in Naxos, Greece
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If you have been dreaming of a secluded Grecian paradise for years, Alyko Beach is perfect for you. Surrounded by small turquoise coves broken up by cedar forests and undisturbed by any major tourist infrastructure, this beach is a stunning white sand stretch. It is not quite as convenient to get to like the larger beaches; however, don’t let this put you off. Moreover, it is 100% worthwhile when you get here. It offers you plenty of undisturbed relaxation opportunities. Additionally, you can impress that special someone by arranging a beachside picnic with unforgettable views.

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4. Agios Prokopios Beach

Agios Prokopios Beach
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If you want to spend your vacay on a loud and lively beach, then Agios Prokopios Beach is among the best beaches in Naxos, Greece, made just for you. You will find it brimming with a feel-good atmosphere, particularly during the warmer months. Golden sands and calm, crystal-clear waters are a big draw here. Attractive cafe bars, tavernas and sunbed rentals line the beachfront. It provides you with plenty of space, and all the amenities you need are available nearby. It is the perfect location for a chilled beach day with friends or family.

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5. Apollonas Beach

Apollonas Beach, Beaches in Naxos, Greece
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Situated on the north side of the island, Apollonas is an idyllic little fishing village with a small stretch of sandy beach. When in here, you will find some locals and tourists enjoying the sun. But, in general, it’s quieter than other larger southerly beaches on this list. Indulge in locally caught seafood in the village’s tavernas. While you are here, visit the half-finished but still 10m long (33ft) Kouros statue nearby. Did you know this statue dates back to the 6th century BCE?

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6. Kastraki Beach

Kastraki Beach
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Set on the eastern part of the island, Kastraki beach is a 20 min car ride away from the town of Naxos. It consists of numerous small bays for you to choose from. Moreover, this white sandy beach is easy to access by car. Moreover, if you want to access it by public transport, make sure to always consult the local bus timetables as it is not one of the popular options and times may vary. You will not find any umbrellas and sunbeds organised on the beaches to rent. Because of this, it preserves its original and bohemian character. It is ideal for everyone who seeks moments of seclusion and tranquillity. There are small restaurants and canteens nearby, offering you the chance to get your refreshments and snacks while laying on the beach.

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7. Azalas Beach

Azalas Beach, Beaches in Naxos, Greece
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Located in the northern part of Naxos, Azalas Beach is ideal for adventurous visitors and nature enthusiasts. It is about 500m away from the nearby beach of Moutsouna. Did you know you can access it by car and motorbike or even on foot? If you manage to get here, you will find yourself on a wonderful pebbly beach protected by tall rock formations. You can even gaze at Makares islands or Donousa while swimming on the crystal blue waters of northern Naxos! However, access to Moutsouna is not easy. Prepare yourself appropriately before you leave for Moutsouna. Also, don’t forget to check the timetables for the local bus routes.

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8. Orkos Beach

Orkos Beach
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Orkos Beach, found between Plaka and Mikri Vigla, is only 10 km away from the Chora of Naxos. It is one of the most beautiful beaches the island can offer. You can easily access it by car. Also, you can choose three independent beaches divided by rock formations. Such small coves offer a great opportunity to those that seek a secluded beach right next to the long beaches of the southwest part of the island. If you are a windsurfer or prefer windsurfing, this beach is perfect for you. There are not any beach facilities nearby, so make sure to prepare yourself in advance before getting there and bring the necessities with you.

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9. Agios Georgios

Agios Georgios, Beaches in Naxos, Greece
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Agios Georgios is the closest beach to the main village called Chora, and only a 10-minute walk from the port! As a result, it makes it perfect for a quick swim if you arrive at the island late. You can also stay at Chora if you prefer an easy-access beach. Enjoy in the shallow water of this sandy beach. Did you know this beach is also organised with umbrellas for rest, cafes, bars and restaurants? Moreover, here you can engage in different water sports like windsurfing or kitesurfing. Remember it is very close to Chora, so it can get quite crowded.

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10. Mikri Vigla

Mikri Vigla
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Another excellent sandy beach is Mikri Vigla. It is ideal for kitesurfing and surf lovers, as it can get very windy! Moreover, there is a small place for food at the edge of the coast. Did you know you can go to the far right of the beach to enjoy the best part of it, with the least amount of wind?

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Tips for Your Greece Tour

  1. If you are in love and plan to get married soon, check out the 10 best wedding venues in Greece.
  2. Spend your Christmas in Greece.
  3. When you are in Greece, stay in the best hostels here.
  4. Also, Greece offers many activities for couples, so don’t forget to indulge in all of them.
  5. There are many souvenirs to bring back from Greece, so be sure to buy all those!

Also Read: Greece Visa for Indians – A Complete Guide For Your Smooth Trip

Frequently Asked Questions for Your Greece Trip

Can you vacation in Greece right now?

Yes, Greece is open to tourists. So, you can vacay here now!

What is the best way to explore Greece?

Explore Greece on a cruise; it is one of the best ways to explore the country.

Do I need a Covid test to fly to Greece?

Yes, you need a Covid test on your arrival to Greece.

Is Naxos a party island?

No, Naxos is not famous for being a party island. However, it is popular for its vibrant nightlife.

Does Naxos have sandy beaches?

Yes, Naxos has plenty of sandy beaches.

 

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The largest island of Cyclades, Naxos, has many beautiful options to offer for every taste. From small tranquil secluded beaches to wide and long sandy ones buzzing with energy and life, you will not regret this feeling! To upgrade your Greek island holidays to a whole different level, visit Pickyourtrail, where you will find some pre-packaged Greece packages and Greece honeymoon packages from India. Also, customise your Greece itinerary and choose what suits you the most.

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