This desolate beach is one of the few between Naxos and Apollon. There is plenty of debris from the sea and little in the way of development. The wind is quite strong.
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Edition: June 2009
It is the first map of Naxos where the island’s entire coastline is mapped Cartography was done with a specially equipped and staffed cartographic vessel.
If we ask what the red rings of fun and entertainment, where it beats to modern rhythms of the youth crowd, who visits every year religiously Paros, we will reply without hesitation, in Punda Beach, on the southeastern side of Paros. The Punda Beach Club could be described as the temple of pleasure and entertainment.
The beach of Lionas is situated in front of the homonymous scenic village, at a distance of 38 kilometers northeastern to the town of Naxos (Chora), at the northeastern coast of the island. Only a few facilities for accommodation are available in the village, but, once here, you will enjoy very much the calm beach with the deep crystal clear sea.
Moutsouna is located at the eastern side of Naxos and it is the only natural port of the island, used mainly by the settlement of Apiranthos for exporting emery mined from the around areas. On your way from Apiranthos to Moutsouna you will see the old rail "air way", through which emery was transported from the mines to port's ladder in order to be loaded on the boats.
The incredibly beautiful beach resort of Mikri Vigla is located 18 kilometres away from the capital and consists in two wonderful sandy beaches separated by an impressive hill. The northern beach of Mikri Vigla is wonderful, with soft golden sand and crystalline turquoise waters and is blessed by the meltemi (north winds specific to the Cyclades) which make it an ideal place for wind/kitesurfing.
One of the best beaches of Paros is Santa Maria Beach in northern side, situated just a few kilometers from Naoussa. It is a very long, sandy beach, with clean, shallow waters and fully-organized, providing sunbathing equipment and windsurfing, water sport facilities.
In the northeastern edge of the bay of Naoussa, almost 2 km from cosmopolitan Naoussa the beautiful sandy Laggeri with fine, white sand and impressive dunes with cedar trees and tufted. It is basically a second exotic Santa Maria, with no chairs, umbrellas, tavernas and water sports but with the same nature and crystal blue waters.
Ambelas Beach located in northeastern Paros just a few kilometers from Naoussa, is a lovely sheltered sandy beach with clear sparkling waters. It is situated in the settlement of Ambelas, a charming fishing village that has an abundance of seafood tavernas and small cafes.
On the eastern side of Paros is the sandy and pebbly beach of Molos, which is rather isolated and ideal for those who wish to spend their day at a quiet beach that is edged with trees for shade. Molos Beach is also great for windsurfing, as the wind conditions in the area are perfect for the sport.
The exquisite sandy beach of Glyfades is situated some 15-16 kilometers eastern to the town of Paros (Paroikia) and 5 kilometers southern to Naoussa. No facilities at all are available at the beach, as it is remote enough, far from the public road and access is possible only via a dirt road.
Just 200-300 meters separate the headlamps from the shores of the Italian or otherwise Platia Punta. The trail moves along the coast and goes side by 2-3 small individual 'pools' with pebbles or sand, fringed by rocks, which they prefer mainly nudist.
Located at 5 kilometres away from the capital, Agios Prokopios is one of the most popular beaches of Naxos and considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. The long golden sandy beach extends over 1, 5 kilometres and has beautiful crystalline waters, protected from the strong winds frequently blowing on the island.
This sandy beach is the closest to the capital and for that it is one of the most popular and crowded beach of the island. It is very long, extending for many kilometres and is full organized, proposing sun beds and umbrellas for rent as well as various water sports facilities.
Parianos beach is set on the south west coast of Koufonissia and it consists in a large sandy beach naturally protected from the winds as it is in fact the harbor where the small fishing boats are anchored. This place is ideal for families with young children and people who do not like transportations.
On your quest for good beaches in Koufonisia, you can go from Platia Pounda to Pori and continue to a small beach called Gala. Gala means milk in the Greek Language and the beach gets this distinctive name from the frothy waves that one can see in the interior of the caves.