Saint George is the town's beach and
as a result it is usually very busy during the summer months. It
is a long sandy beach with swallow waters and despite the fact
that is literally in the town it is very clean. Along the beach
you will find many nice restaurant and bars. You can also do water
sports here such as windsurfing.
Agios Prokopios is just 5 kilometers
to the south of Naxos town and it is one of Greece's top five most
beautiful beaches, 1200 meters long. Well protected from the
winds, it has very fine, white sand. Since a road was built it has
been the scene of intense development, and there are now numerous
hotels and tavernas here.
Plaka is immediatelly beyond Agia
Anna beach. This is the biggest of the three beaches, streching
for around 4 kilometers, and is an ex-hippie paradise, at the far
end of Plaka you may still find some nudists. There are a few hire
outlets and some small restaurants but it is not too built up as
Kastraki area is actually three
beaches, Kastraki, Glika Nera and Glyfada. Grouped together, they
stretch for 3 kilometers, with blindingly white sand and clear
water. It is an oasis of peace and calm if you are hoping to get
away from it all. There are a few rooms for hire and some tavernas.
The road from Naxos town reaches
Pirgaki after Aliko. The rather sinister look of the unfinished
buildings cannot detract for the site's beauty. It is a small,
green peninsula covered in bushes and cedars, surrounded by high
sand dunes. Just before you get to Aliko take a left for Pirgaki,
another lovely beach.