Best Beaches in Naxos

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Written By: Pavlos Inglesis

Naxos, in my opinion, is one of the best Greek islands for family holidays as it has some of the longest and widest sandy beaches in Greece with overall very family-friendly vibes with lots of cafes, tavernas and restaurants around within walking distance. The best beaches in Naxos are mostly located on the southwestern part of the island in places such as Plaka, Agios Prokopios and Kastraki.

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Naxos beaches are mostly covered with golden sand and are very wide, which is making it ideal for families with kids

BEST BEACH HOTEL IN NAXOS: Nissaki Beach Hotel

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Most of the main beaches on the island are reachable by the local Naxos Buses but I highly recommend renting a car in Naxos as the island is pretty big with many things to see and do.

Most of the beaches in Naxos are very well organized and be quite busy during the summer high season (July, August and September) but they are generally so big and wide that they will never feel crowded.

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So, the best beaches in Naxos are (in no particular order):

VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW

  • Are there any sandy beaches in Naxos?: Naxos has many sandy beaches such as Agios Georgios, Plaka, Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios and Kastraki beach that are all covered in beautiful golden sand. In fact, most of the beaches in Naxos are covered with thin golden sand.

  • Best Beach in Naxos: many people consider Plaka to be the best beach in Naxos but Agios Prokopios, Kastraki and Agia Anna are all equally beautiful in my opinion.

  • Best Beach for Families with kids in Naxos: I believe that the best beaches for families and kids in Naxos are Agios Prokopios, Plaka and Agia Anna as they are all well organized with lots of amenities and restaurants in walking distance

  • When can you actually swim at the beaches of Naxos: you can swim in Naxos whenever you feel comfortable, to be honest, but all beaches are at their best in June, July, August and September when the waters are very warm and the ambient temperatures are more than 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit). Paros is an island that (unfortunately) can get too busy in the summer (not Mykonos and Santorini busy though…)
  • Tickets: there are no tickets on any of the beaches in Naxos but in order to use any sunbeds you would have to pay from 10 to 20 euros per pair of sunbeds and an umbrella. You can always bring your own umbrella and sunbeds if you want or just lay your towels on the beach. Nobody will say anything.

1. Plaka Beach

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Plaka Beach in Naxos is one of the best beaches in Greece, with lovely golden thin sand and lots of umbrellas and sunbeds to rent starting from 10 per pair

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2. Agios Prokopios Beach

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Agios Prokopios Beach in Naxos is a very long and sandy beach that is ideal for families

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3. Kastraki Beach

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Kastraki Beach is a very wide and long sandy beach that can get windy sometimes

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4. Mikri Vigla Beach

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Mikri Vigla beach is a small bay that is a regular for kite surfers when it gets windy but otherwise it is always less busy than other beaches on that side of the island

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5. Aliko Beach

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Alyko beach is less organized so you need to bring your own food and drinks but the cedar forest behind the beach is definitely worth the visit

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6. Agios Georgios Beach

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Agios Georgios is a family-friendly beach with lots of tavernas around and very close to Chora of Naxos

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7. Maragas Beach

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Maragas beach is a quiet sandy beach that never gets too busy and it’s always a bit hippier than the nearby beaches

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8. Pyrgaki Beach

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Pyrgaki is a very quiet beach even in August where you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds for 10 euros per pair for the whole day

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9. Agia Anna Beach

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Agia Anna is ideal for families with lots of food and drink options literally meters from the beach

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10. Panormos Beach

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Panormos is a small paradise with lovely trees that provide shade

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11. Mikrolimano Beach

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Lovely small beach with excellent waters but it’s a bit rocky when you go in

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12. Orkos Beach

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Orkos is a small sandy bay with lovely waters

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13. Glyfada Beach

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Glyfada is a peaceful beach with some sunbeds that can get waves when it’s windy

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14. Mikra Bay Beach

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This is a small secluded bay that can be ideal for relaxation and when it gets too windy in other beaches as it’s naturally protected

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15. Agiassos Beach

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Agiassos has lovely sand and clear shallow waters

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16. Amitis Beach

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Amitis beach can get windy but in general it is a nice and long sandy beach without any umbrellas or sunbeds (rare these days…)

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17. Psilli Ammos Beach

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Psilli Ammos is one of the best beaches on the east side of the where you can bring your own umbrellas and sunbeds to enjoy

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18. Klido Beach

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Klido is a perfect small and very quiet beach with fine sand that can be ideal for families too

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19. Apollonas Beach

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Apollonas beach is basically ythe beach in front of the cute village of Apollonas with lots of restaurants, tavernas and shops around

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20. Avraam Beach

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A stunning secluded beach that can be very well protected from big waves and winds along with a lovely beach bar literally on the beach

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CONCLUSION

So, these are the Best Beaches in Naxos. I believe that Naxos is one of the best greek islands for family holidays with its lovely sandy and endless beaches along with nice restaurants across the southwestern side of the island combined with some super cute mountain villages such as Apeiranthos. The island never feels busy and it’s definitely. on the cheaper side compared to Santorini or Mykonos, but because it’s pretty big, you would probably need a car to move around.

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Pavlos Inglesis
Greek, born and raised in Athens. I have been to almost every greek island and pretty much in every region of mainland Greece. I have also been eating souvlaki and gyros since the 80s. I love being a dad to my 2 beautiful daughters and also taking great photos of the places I visit. This is my blog to help you out explore the places I have visited with my inside tips as a Greek, knowing the ins and outs of my country and culture. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section under the post you are interested in and I wIll try my best to respond asap.

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