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. The beach is pebbly and not much organized. There are several small sea taverns at the sea front, where you will enjoy fresh fish and delicious dishes of the local cooking. For health problems, there is a local Medical Center at Koronas, some 6 kilometers southwestern to Lionas. In any other case of emergence you should address to the corresponding services of the town of Naxos, some 38 kilometers far away at the Southwest. Access from Chora is possible by rented or private car and motorbikes.
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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.
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.
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.