||THE BEACHES of NAXOS ISLAND
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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
There are shops of every kind and organized water sports.
||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 (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.
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.
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.
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 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
The circular road, which starts from Hora, ends up in the south at Pyrgaki,
a magical sandy beach with cedar trees. There are tavernas.
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.
| 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 (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
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.
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.
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.
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.
| 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 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.
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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