Plaka Beach is not far from the beach of Agia Anna but it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Naxos. This amazing beach has a calm and large area of sandy beach with incredible crystal clear water and big flat stones along the way. Once we get to the beach, we can see the sunbeds and umbrellas by other people but the beach still retains its natural beauty without visitors ruining it. Not far from the beach, there are some restaurants, cafes, and hotels that can be used by visitors. www.travelrows.com
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Plaka Beach is considered to be one of the most famous beaches in the Island of Naxos (which can be found in Greece). Its popularity has also been known to increase during the peak of the tourist season, so if a visitor is looking for a way to spend some private time away from the crowd, he or she should not visit this beach in peak months such as September, October, and May.
Even though the weather still remains unchanged, there are a lot fewer visitors in this period of time.
Plaka Beach is the perfect place for people that enjoy sunbathing and other forms of outdoor activities. These activities may include riding your bike along the street near the beach, walking on the beach, sailing on the sea, windsurfing, hiking through the surrounding countryside, horseback riding and other forms of outdoor activities. Other activities that visitors can engage in on this beach are snorkeling or diving. But it is very advisable to hire a guide to show you the best spots for these activities.
Things to do around
This beach also has a lot of shops and a lot of them can be found on the coast. This is also the best place to go when you want to pick up a souvenir. You can pick up some great local folk crafts, jewelry and other types of souvenirs in these shops. And there are also a few restaurants not far from these shops where you can get something to eat.
Another thing that makes the Plaka Beach more amazing is that there are a lot of historical sites near this beach. So if you feel like taking a break from the beach, you can visit some of these historical sites. Some of these historical sites near this beach include the Four successive temples, Castle at Naxos and the Sanctuary of Dionysus.
In the night this beach is even more beautiful with scenery that looks similar to cosmopolitan lifestyle but adds calmness and relaxation. During this period, various forms of music will be played including jazz, soul, blues and artistic Greek Music. All these combined with the great view of the sea is very amazing. Just walk down the beach at night and take in the music and stop by the café for some drink or food.
It is not very hard to find a place to eat on Plaka Beach as there are several cafes, taverns, and restaurants near the beach. These establishments provide visitors with a wide range of meals including the Local Greek Cuisine, Italian Food, French Food, and even breakfast meal if they desire so. If you are looking for a place to have breakfast, Golden beach is a great place and if you are interested in a French meal, you can visit the La Vigne and they also serve wine and Italian cuisines. However, if you want a taste of the local Greek cuisines, you can visit one of the local restaurants like Lefteris Taverna, Platanos and To Spitiko Galactoboureko.
Looking for a place to stay?
There are a lot of great hotels near the Plaka Beach and some of them include the Hotel Orkos Beach, Naxos Imperial, Annita’s Village Hotel, Iria Beach Arr Hotel and the Blue Harmony Apartments which are great for people that are interested in staying for a long period of time.
Visitors can get to the Plaka Beach through the route that connects it with Agia Anna and Agios Prokopios beach. This road is lined with asphalt down to Agia Anna and it is a coastal dirt road that is in good shape. Visitors can also decide to travel through other routes like the one at Agios Arsenios which is about 9.6 km away from the beach or the Glinado to Agios Arsenios which is about 11.5 km or you can take 12.1 km through Glinado, Vivlos from Naxos town to the beach.
The entire length of the Plaka Beach is about 4 km which makes it a very long beach ad compared to other beaches. And due to the fact that only a portion of it is organized, there are sunbeds and umbrellas everywhere along its great length. The high season is one of its peak seasons and it is always full of visitors at this period of time but it is still not as noisy as other beaches like Saint George Beach or Agios Prokopios Beach.
There are many other beaches near Plaka Beach and some of them include the Agios Prokopios Beach and Agia Anna, Orkos Beach. One of the most popular activity on Plaka Beach is beach walking. In this period, you will see people walking around the beach looking for a place to swim, enjoying the seawater and sand as much as they can. It is not very uncommon to see some people get down from their cars and start walking on the beach looking for the right place to swim. They might be able to easily find this just a few meters from them or many kilometers away on nearby beaches. As you can see now, there are a lot of things that you can enjoy if you visit Plaka Beach.