Which Beach Resort -West
Naxos is one of the most famous destinations in Cyclades and in Greece and it offers many choices to choose from.
Naxos Town (or Hora) makes an excellent resort and it combines a lively town with a beautiful beach (Saint George Beach). Naxos Town is the capital and has most of the entertainment on the island. Saint George with the so named beach has shallow waters and offers a lot of on the beach amenities and entertainment. There is accommodation in both town centre and in Saint George area.
Agios Prokopios is only 4 kilometres from Naxos Town and it boasts to have one of the best beaches in Naxos. It has a well organized and very long (over 1 Km) golden sandy beach with umbrellas, loungers and water sports centre. There are frequent bus schedules to Naxos Town.
Agia Anna (right next to Agios Prokopios Beach) is another well organized beautiful resort on the Island, with fine golden sand, crystal clear waters and plenty restaurants. There are frequent bus schedules to Naxos Town.
Plaka is next to Agia Anna. The beach is very long and it is very popular for its wonderful white powder-soft sand and the emerald waters. There are many restaurants in Plaka and there is a water sports centre. There are frequent bus schedules to Naxos Town.Mikri Vigla continues after Plaka. There is no coastal road to connetct Plaka and Mikri Vigla, visitors have to go back to Agia Anna and follow the road up to the mainland main road leading to the south west of Naxos. Alternatively, there is a dirt road starting from Plaka (where the bus terminates), passing through the fields and leading to Mikri Vigla. This part of Mikri Vigla is also called Parthena (after the chapel of Panagia Parthena on an islet) and has water sports centre, accommodation, taverns and a couple of cafes. There are not loungers and umbrellas in Mikri Vigla (Parthena) and it is a wind & kite surfers paradise.
As you approach Mikri Vigla from the main mainland road, you end up at a “T” junction. The left direction leads to the south part of Mikri Vigla (Limanaki) and the right part leads to the north part of Mikri Vigla (Parthena). If you doubt which one to chose, just make a visit to each one and decide. If weather is your concern and you prefer a calm sea, choose the south part if there are north winds, or the north part in case of south winds.
Further south is the southern part of Mikri Vigla (interrupted by Mikri Vigla Peninsula), often called Limanaki. It is well protected from north winds. There is one tavern and umbrellas with loungers.
Kastraki is the next beach, it has white and soft sand and crystal clear waters. There are a few taverns, mini markets and plenty of accommodation (but most of it is not right on the beach).
Pyrgaki is after Kastraki and it has three coves. The last one is the best one. There is accommodation and a mini market in Pyrgaki.
Agiassos, the southernmost resort on the west side of Naxos Island, is a quiet place with sand and shallow waters. Accommodation and taverns are available. The resort can be accessed by either via the coastal road via Pyrgaki and then a 4 kilometres diversion in mainland, or via mainland village Sangri.
Kastraki, Pyrgaki and Agiassos are for those who prefer a tranquil place away from the crowds.