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Naxos has some lovely beaches, almost all of soft, pale sand. The closest to town is Agios Georgios which is adjacent to the main town, and therefore usually fairly buzzing. The other beaches string out all along the east coast, mostly south of Naxos town. Regular bus services link the closest of these to the main town, running every half hour during peak time. We went to Agia Anna, a fairly relaxed family-friendly beach about 1/2 an hour's bus ride from Naxos town. It's backed by cafes & tavernas, as is the road behind. Agia Anna has a small harbour (more of a jetty in truth) from which boat trips go to other bays and even to Piso Livadi across the water on Paros.
We walked south along Agia Anna beach, eventually crossing a small headland with a church on it to come to another small and quite secluded beach which was being used by nudists. Then we turned back ;-)
There are many, many more beaches than those I've mentioned - Naxos is a beach-lover's paradise. The beaches at Agios Prokopios looked interesting as we passed on the bus, being backed as they are by salt lakes which give a very picturesque look to the whole area.
Directions: Buses go from Naxos town to Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna and Plaka, all of which are south of the town.
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