Clear blue waters, golden sand, gentle breeze and an exotic landscape. Located on the biggest island of the Cyclades, a sunny and magical island with amazing beaches only four hours from Pireaus port, this beach stands out.
The wonderful beach Mikri Vigla (“little lookout”) lays on the South-West part of Naxos, about 17 km from Naxos Town (Chora). It was named after a rocky hill that the local people used as a lookout for pirates. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Aegean! Its waters are blue, clear, and they deepen as you go forth. The beach is sandy. People tend to prefer it because it is an organised beach with umbrellas and sunbeds. At a very close distance, there are tavernas, hotels and “rooms to let”.
The beach is ideal for families and those who want to relax, swim and sunbathe. The hill that exists there creates a small natural rocky beach that attracts the attention of people who want to take photos of it. The visitors of the island often characterise it as a paradise on earth.
See also: Antiparos: the small paradise of Cyclades
On the north side of Mikri Vigla, you will find the Parthena beach, a little bay, ideal for those who enjoy water sports! The weather conditions and the wind benefit both kitesurfing and windsurfing lovers!
See also: Syros: The heart of the Cyclades
Getting to Mikri Vigla
Access to the beach is easy and there are two routes. If you rent a car, it would be better to choose the regional road because a big part of the coast is a dirt road. Moreover, there are daily buses to and from the beaches until late in the evening, and the tickets are cheap. The bus route starts from the station located near the hospital of the island. The bus then heads towards the coastal road passing by various beautiful beaches such as Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna and Plaka. You can buy tickets from the mini-market across the bus station or directly from the bus driver.
This route worths it as you will have the chance to see more magical places on Naxos island!
See also: Milos: A must-visit Greek island
By Ioanna Karagianni
Translated by Maria Mourava
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