Naxos,a big island in the heart of the Aegean Sea and its sea routes,with imposing mountain massifs and fertile valleys, inhabited by cheerful people with a tradition in music and dance, and full of beauty that enchants visitors.


Beaches in Naxos:Beaches in Naxos are different than the beaches in other islands of the Cyclades due to their characteristic length. In fact, Plaka is the longest beach, located on the western side of the island, where visitors can also find other Naxos beaches with soft sand, crystal turquoise waters and a beautiful view over the neighboring island of Paros. Very nice Naxos beaches are also Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Orkos and Mikri Vigla, which is very popular among windsurfers and kitesurfers. The western side of the island with these beautiful places is the most developed in tourism. The eastern side is secluded with wild bays and affected by the wind. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Naxos island.


Things to do :

Visiting Chora : The old town and kastro are well worth a visit. The windey streets with their arches and tunnels are so photogenic and there is a wonderful view of the bay and the harbour. There's a museum and a concert venue up there too. Tucked away on the lower slopes are tavernas and cafes and lots and lots of shops, selling jewellery, arts and crafts and clothes. A visit here is a must for any visitor to the island of Naxos.


Sailing :With its infinite coastline and unique beaches, Naxos is a sailors’ haven. One can sail around the island and anchor at sheltered coves, marinas or designated anchorages.Sailing round the southern coast of Naxos and back -- some 40n nautical miles -- is fully recommended in the summer, as this side is not affected by the seasonal northerly winds.At Chora harbor you can anchor at the ante port in relative safety, as well as on the external side of the main pier –taking care not to obstruct the ferries moving in and out. Docking berths inside the port are few, so you would have to make it there early in the morning. Harbor facilities for sailors (water, mechanical and technical support, foodstuffs etc.) are comprehensive.


Nightlife:Dance to the tune of Greek and foreign rhythms, sip excellent Naxiot wine, drink exotic cocktails and the local raki spirit Lose yourself in the labyrinth of small streets with restaurants and bars in the Old Town or watch the moon while sitting at a seaside bar along the port's promenade (known as the paralia) or by the beaches along the coast such as Agios Georgios, Agios Prokopios, Plaka, and Agia Anna. clubs and small bars for everyone with Greek and foreign music; wine bars with a broad variety of wines and spirits and restaurants with live music.