Naxos

Naxos is a Greek island with extent 429.79 sq km and is at a distance from Piraeus 103 nautical miles. It consists the biggest island of Cyclades in Aegean Sea, whereas according to tradition the first residents of the island were Thrakes and Pelasgoi. There was the centre of the ancient Cycladic civilisation, while the island is known as a source emery a rock rich in corundum which till the contemporary era was one of the best available abrasive. The biggest town and capital of the island is Chora or Naxos with 7070 residents and the main villages are Filoti, Apeiranthos, Vivlos (Tripodes), Agios Arsenios, Koronos, Glynado.

Portara is the trademark of the island the huge gate that has been saved by the ruins of its ancient temple. Naxos provides many museums, some of which are the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Natural History which are located in Apeiranthos, one of the most known villages of Naxos.

As regards the beaches of Naxos, one of the most known destination in the island is Agia Anna, which consists the natural continuation of Agios Prokopis a known beach too. Its distinctive fine sand is accompanied by beautiful cedars offering a natural shade to its swimmers. Clear waters, hospitable and green blue water make the beach perfect. Also, anyone can find the known beach bars on the beach and combine his dives with cocktails.

Agios Prokopios, one of the most known beaches is 5 km away from the town of Naxos, in a leeward location, offers white sand and lies in a length of 1.5 km. It’s well organised and offers the visitors many potential to sunbathe but also water sports of any kind.

Among the most beautiful and big beaches of Naxos there is Plaka, in which the fine white sandy beach in combination with the big sand hills compose a magical scenery.