Featuring smaller crowds than its Cycladic neighbors, Naxos
makes it easy to find your own slice of paradise on its famed beaches. Whether you're looking for privacy, rustic beauty, or a lively scene, you can find it on Naxos. You truly are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect beach on the island.
Depending on your preferences, here are a few suggestions for Naxos beaches:
Agios Georgios: This beach is the closest option to the main town, offering easy access and proximity to cafes, restaurants, and shops. Generally filled with families, it's the perfect option for enjoying shallow waters and a bit more energy. In addition, an Aqua Fun Park for kids can be found in Stelida.
Agia Anna & Agios Prokopios: Both beaches feature sweeping sandy banks and offer plenty of amenities, including chairs, umbrellas, and tavernas. With a lengthy shoreline, you can easily claim a spot and enjoy privacy. In addition, the shallow water makes them an excellent option for families and snorkeling. There are also pedal boats to rent.
Plaka & Apollonas: Like Agia Anna and Agios Prokopios, these two beaches offer amenities, privacy, and family-friendly waters. However, they're slightly less crowded and provide a quieter reprieve. In Plaka, Plaka Watersports can help arrange a windsurfing lesson.
Mikri Vigla & Aliko: If you prefer quieter beaches, then these two options are for you. Set on the island's southwest coast, far from the main town, your travel efforts are rewarded with more tranquil sands and scenic surroundings.
Panormos, Psili Ammos, & Moutsouna: These three provide a peaceful and local feel for an off-the-beaten-path choice. Set on the south and east sides of Naxos, they almost feel like you've traveled to a smaller island. Yet, you can still enjoy amenities while mingling with the locals.
Here are a few options for watersports on Naxos:Beginner Kitesurfing Courses in Mikri Vigla
Mikri Vigla Beach is the perfect spot on Naxos to try kitesurfing. It's known across southern Europe as one of the best localities for the sport. With the help of professional instructors from Naxos Kite Life, you'll experience a private beginner's lesson and quickly learn basic techniques. After acquiring a solid base of knowledge, enjoy the rest of the day kitesurfing. If you'd like to learn more, ask your instructor about becoming an IKO-certified independent rider.Windsurfing Lessons in Naxos
Laguna Beach Park offers perfect conditions for windsurfing courses at all levels, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced. You'll enjoy an exciting day learning basic techniques or practicing your skills as you windsurf in the lagoon's warm waters. This is an area beloved by windsurfers, as the breeze never seems to stop blowing. Introductory Scuba Diving Session in Agios Prokopios
Scuba diving is a favorite water sport in Naxos. With an introductory lesson, you'll learn basic skills and safety rules before diving under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. Start with a few exercises, learning how to breathe and stay comfortable underwater. Then set off to explore life under the surface while sticking depths suitable for beginners. The course offers the first steps in obtaining your full scuba certification.
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