Beaches of Naxos
beaches of Naxos
The long coastline of Naxos may be not deeply shaped, it is however wavy, forming innumerable small and larger bays, hosting numerous beaches. Undoubtedly the most impressive - and popular - beaches are the twin Agios Prokopios-Agia Anna, near and south of Chora, a vast sandy coast, with plenty of infrastructure and clear waters.
When the northern winds sweep the island, visitors prefer to take refuge in the protected coves of the SE side, such as Kalandos and Panermos.
Finally, those who avoid crowds will find quiet a lot small and beaches in the northern part of Naxos, such as Lyonas and Abram.
- Agios Georgios. A beach near the town of Chora (Naxos), with easy access, nice sand and suitable for children.
- Vintzi. A small beach near Portara.
- Grotta. Grotta means cave, in italian. It is the nearest beach to the settlement of Grotta.
- Agios Prokopios. It borrows its name from the chapel of Agios Prokopios. It is a long sandy beach, very popular and offering a rich infrastructure. It is served regularly by the local bus.
- Agia Anna. The physical continuation of Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna offers the same services.
- Maragas. A long sandy beach.
- Plaka. Along with Maragas, they offer an endless sandy terrain for seaside leisure.
- Mikri Vigla. In Latin, Vigla means the watchtower. Under the prominent rock, two small beaches are awaiting you.
- Orkos. Several successive small coves host quiet braches.
- Agii Theodori. A remote pebbled beach.
- Kastraki. A long sandy beach. A small part offers some facilities, the rest is free.
- Alyko, Mikro Alyko, Kedros, Havai. Four beautiful beaches are shaped on teh coast, in front of a large yet sparse juniper stand.
- Panermos. The appeal of Panermos beach consists of a combination of crystal clear water, a long tamarix alley, a very friendly cantine and a convenient place for parking. The bay is well protected from northern winds.
- Kalandos. A wide sandy beach, between a madflat area and the well protected bay. Two taverns might host you during the hot mid-day hours.
- Agios Fykas.
- Azalas. The deep and long ravine hosting the emery mines of Apeiranthos meets the sea to the left of the prominent cape of Moutsouna. Azalas beach is a long pebbled coast in the middle of the open bay.
- Agios Georgios Voridis. It is the beach of the village of Messi. It borrows its name from the chapel of Agios Georgios.
- Amitis. It is the beach of Egares village.
- Kambos. It is the bech of Kambos village.
- Apollonas. There are two beaches accessible from Apollonas: the small sandy beach in the settlement and the long pebbled beach in the middle of the coastline of the bay. Most visitors prefer the small beach, well protected and served by the local bars and tavernas.
- Glyfada. A long sandy beach.
- Klidos. A succession of small bays offer some romantic small beaches with pebbles.
- Lygaridia. On the coast, near Lygaridia settlement, one can fild a quiet pebbled beach.
- Lyonas. It is the Koronos beach. Very large, white pebbles are shinning on the beach, while 2 nice tavernas host the visitors.
- Moutsouna. The popular sandy beach is well protected in the small fishermen port of Moutsouna.
- Pyrgaki. A small sandy beach.
- Spedo. A remote beach in a nice landscape.
- Ytonas. A quiet beach near the cape Stavros.
- Chilia Vrysi.
- Psili Amos. It is also called Kanaki beach. The sandy beach is hosted in the hug of a nice juniper stand.
- Agiassos. A long beach with swallow water, suitable for families with young children. There is a tavern near the beach.
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