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THE ENDLESS SANDY BEACHES OF THE SOUTHWEST SIDE From the bay of St. George, south of Hora up until the bay of Agiassos, there is one magical beach after another; St. Prokopis, St. Anna, Plaka, Orkos, Mikri Vigla, Kastraki, Aliko, Pirgaki and Agiassos. St. Prokopis and St. Anna beaches are well organized for tourism with shops of every kind. The rest of the beaches offer facilities for the tourist but they are not so crowded.

Agios Georgios (St. George)
This is the popular and busy beach south of Hora and is large and sandy with crystal, clear sallow water, protected from the wind and ideal for children.
There are shops of every kind and organized water sports.
AGIOOS PROKOPIS Agios Prokopis (St Prokopis)
St. Prokopis beach (4 klm. from Hora) with its wide stretch of sand and crystal clear sea, like a huge swimming pool, is very popular. There are many facilities for tourists on the beach and organized sea sports.
AGIA ANNA Agia Anna (St. Anna)
The beach of Agia Anna (5 klm. from Chora) is a continuation of the beach of Agios Prokopis. Agia Anna beach offers many facilities for the tourist and there are organized sea sports. There is a rare kind of cedar tree, which grows along the beach, which is like the Lebanese cedar and thrives in hot sand.
Plaka
Further on from the beach at Agia Anna, is Plaka, a sandy beach several kilometres long. A dirt road separates the beach from some tavernas and bars, which are spread out along the beach.
VIGLA NAXOS MIKRI VIGLA
The rock of Mikri Vigla (16 klm. from Chora), separates the sandy beaches of Parthenos and Mikri Vigla. Because of the perfect weather conditions the beach of Parthenos has become a meeting place for surfers from all over the world. Mikri Vigla beach with its crystal clear water stretches as far as the eye can see. There are few tavernas.
KASTRAKI NAXOS Kastraki
Carrying on from Mikri Vigla is Kastraki beach (15 klm.from Hora) with it's white sand and clear water. In this area there are some ancient remains and the Tower of Oskelos. There are few tavernas.
Aliko
Aliko is a sandy beach with sand dunes, cedar trees and exotic atmosphere. It is not a well-known beach and it is quiet. In the area there are few tavernas.

Pyrgaki
The circular road, which starts from Hora, ends up in the south at Pyrgaki, a magical sandy beach with cedar trees. There are tavernas.

Agiasos
Agiassos is a sandy isolated beach with sallow clear water. There are two dirty roads leading to Agiassos. One of them starts just outside Sangri and the other just before Pyrgaki. There is a taverna next to the sea.

a THE EAST COAST
On the eastern side of Naxos there are also magical beaches, far away from the tourist development and the tourist crowds. Apollonas is the exception. On the east coach you can find a peaceful place just for you and your company even the summer months.

Apollonas
Apollonas (54klm from Hora) is a beautiful, green, seaside settlement on the northeast side of the island, with picturesque tavernas and cafes. There is a large beach made up of small white marble pebbles and an area of sand. Just outside the settlement, you will see a half finished "Êouros" (male statue) lying on the ground, which has never been moved from this spot.

Lionas
Just outside the village of Koronos there is a road, which leads to the beach of Lionas (40 klm. from Hora). It is a small quiet, beautiful pebble beach, perfect for those who want to get away from the crowds. There is a settlement and few tavernas next to the sea.

MOUTSOUNA Moutsouna
Outside Apiranthos there is a road which leads to Moutsouna (39 klm. from Hora) a beautiful little seaside settlement with picturesque tavernas situated right on the edge of the beautiful beach. Moutsouna is the port from where emery was shipped during the period of thriving commercial activity.
Psili Ammos
From Moutsouna starts a seaside road, which leads south to the wonderful beach of Psili Ammos. It is a fine sandy beach with sand dunes, cedar trees and idyllic atmosphere.
naxos beach Kalados
On the southern tip of Naxos is the bay of Calados, a magical place sheltered from the wind, where the land meets the sea. Calados is reachable only by boat (there is a very rough dirt road, which starts from Filoti and leads to Calados but we do not recommend it unless you have a suitable vehicle.) It's necessary to take supplies if you decide to visit the beach.
a THE BEACHES OF THE NORTHWEST SIDE
On the northwestern coast of Naxos there are some quiet beaches, ideal for swimming, but exposed to northerly winds.

Ambram
Ambram beach (25 klm. from Hora) is a wonderful beach for swimming, with crystal clear water. There is a taverna next to the sea. Close to the bay is the monastery of Phaneromeni (17th century), with rare icons.

AMITIS Amitis
From Galini starts the road, which leads to Amitis, a long sandy quiet beach.
On the road stands a monastery - tower dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
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