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AGIOS GEORGIOS, NAXOS, CYCLADES

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Activities: Windsurf, SUP
Popularity: Much
Style: Freeride, Freestyle
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist

Agios Georgios beach, the main beach of Naxos Town, is located just a short distance from Chora (the main town of the Island). The beach rates as the best choice for those who do not wish to distance themselves from the capital.

The beach’s southern edge is dominated by windsurfers, as it is considered to be one of the island’s best windsurf spots. Unfortunately, the nearby airport runway means kiting's banned.



Best Months: June, July, August, September, October
Medium Months: May
Wind Type: Thermal Winds
Best Direction: N, NW, W, NNE, NE, SW
Main Direction: N, NNE, NE, W
Worst Direction: Everything Else
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft), 22-27 knots (6 bft), 28-33 knots (7 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore, Side Onshore, Onshore
Blowing at: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Wave Tack: Starboard (from the right)

The bay curves, in the north the W conditions are onshore, and in the south it iss ideal when NW to N wind blows. The wind can be very gusty, but there are the best waves. With north east is very gusty close to the beach.

The "Meltemi" northern wind occurs mainly during the summer season (June to September with 70%). One should anticipate its maximum during July and August. Also, in May and October one may frequently experience this dry wind. Usually the wind starts in the early afternoon reaching 4-5 bft and dies out at sun set. However, not uncommonly it reaches 6-7 bft during the day, perseveres during the night and blows 6-7 bft again the next day; a pattern which can easily be repeated over many days, sometimes even up to ten days.


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Type: Flat, Chop, Small Wave (< 1m), Medium Wave (1-3m)
Quality: Clean
Depth: Shallow (walking several steps not to step on)
Seabed: Sand, Reefs
Attention: Reefs, Stones

The “blue flag” Agios Georgios beach offers a perfect combination of shallow flat-water and deep wavy-water.

A long reef with 1-2m break separates the standing-depth lagoon from open sea, creating perfect conditions for beginners and freestylers. Behind the reef there is a marked wave spot, perfect for jump and back riding windsurfing.

The sea ground outside the reef is very deep. Be careful, you can be washed onto the reef, either by waves or lessening of the wind. The reef itself is full of sea urchins and sharp flat rocks from the area. Also the waves can be very powerful in the reef area. It can be tempting to surf the waves all the way into the bay, but this is usually not a good idea. Although there are risks, they are easy to avoid if you are careful.

Very good for children because of the onshore wind and the very shallow and warm water.

Type: Sand, Rocks
Size: Medium
Bathers Period: July, August
Bathers: Much
Shade: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Attention: Rocks

The beautiful sandy beach is 1 km long and about 200 m wide. It is more like a lagoon than an open beach as it is very sheltered and hence ideal for learning windsurfing. The place is crowded. There are some rocks front of the cafe.

It is only allowed to kite surf for private people out of the teaching times. In the rest of the bay of St. George it is forbidden to kitesurf because of Naxos Airport.

GPS Google Maps: 37.09561, 25.37456

Access to Agios Georgios:

Agios Georgios is located just south of Naxos Center, down to the airport. It is easily accessible by bus, car, motorbike, and bicycle or on foot.


Access to Naxos:

Arrival by Airplane: By far the most popular for tourists is the charter flight from their country directly to Naxos, usually by smaller propeller driven aircraft or, a jet flight to Greece’s national airport and takes a connecting prop type aircraft to Naxos. From “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport you can reach Naxos by air and land at Naxos National Airport “Apollon” within 45’ minutes. It is a good idea to have your local connection flight booked early in advance since things can get very busy during the peak season and seats can be very difficult to book on the connecting flights. There is also the possibility fly to Mykonos or Santorini direct and then take a connecting boat to Naxos that makes approximately ½ to 2 ½ hours depending on the type of ship.

Naxos Airport is located 1 km from Naxos town (Chora), a distance that can be covered in 5 minutes. Due to the lack of public transportation, the only way to reach Chora is by taxi. Taxis are usually waiting outside the airport but it is advisable to have a radio taxi number with you.

The closest passenger airport to Naxos Island is Mykonos Airport (JMK), 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport is Santorini Airport (JTR), 86 km (53 miles) away. Third is Leros Airport (LRS), 117 km (73 miles) away. Then Samos Airport (SMI) is 139 km (86 miles) away, Chios Airport (JKH), 142 km (88 miles) away.

Arrival by Ferry/Boat: The island of Naxos has one port, which is located next to the town of Naxos. The main port to take you to Naxos from Athens is Piraeus, but there are also ferry departures, especially high-speed ferries, from the port of Rafina, which is closest to the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.

There are two main types: The normal ferries that move with a speed of approximately 20-25 knots and in most cases carry from 1.500-2.500 passengers and a large number of vehicles. They take approximately 5,5-6,5 hours to get to Naxos, depending on weather, the season and the ports of call on the way. The faster ferries (including High-speed and smaller Catamarans) that may reach up to 40 knots and usually carry up to 1000 passengers. Not all of them can carry vehicles. They take approximately 3,5-4 hours to get to Naxos, again depending on weather, the season and the ports of call on the way.

You can also travel to/from Naxos by ferry from/to other Cycladic Islands. As Naxos being centrally located in Cyclades, provides easy access to most of the other islands.

Local Transportation: When you arrive in Naxos, you can either use the public transportation (local bus) or taxis or, even better, rent a car (or a motorbike in the summer). If you land to Naxos airport, you can take a taxi or ask the rental agency that your car will wait for you at the airport. If you come by ferry, you can rent a car at the car rental agencies that surround the port.

Arrival by Car: The best way for you to visit the majority of the attractions on the island is to use a car or motorbike. Most of the rental agencies are situated at Naxos Chora but you can find various more at Agios Prokopios.

Arrival by Bus: The local buses depart from Naxos town (Chora) with destination several of the island’s villages & beaches. Before starting out, be sure you are informed about the timetables in order not to face unexpected difficulties.

Arrival by Taxi: You can also get around Naxos by taxis; you will find the main taxi stand at Chora. You are advised to ask for the fare before getting into the taxi in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. They can be hailed on the street or after booking an appointment.



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  • Repair Repair

  • Washing Washing

  • Rescue Rescue

  • Events Events

  • Parking Parking
    Parking space available

  • Toilet Toilet

  • Shower Shower

  • Beach facilities Beach facilities
    Full organized beach (umbrellas & sunbeds)

  • Food Food
    Bars and restaurants for all tastes

  • Market Market
    Supermarkets, Bakeries, Fruit markets, Fish & Meat Markets in the area

  • Acommodations Acommodations
    There is plenty of accommodation (hotels, studios, apartments) to choose from

  • Camping Camping
    Close to the airport

  • Nightlife Nightlife
    In Chora of Naxos several bars and nightclubs. In the beach cafe (100m from the spot) chill out at sunset, BBQ and party in the night.

  • Internet Access Internet Access

  • Medical Center Medical Center
    Hospital at Naxos Town, Health Centers at Apiranthos, Filoti, Koronida (Komiaki) & Chalki, Pharmacies at Naxos Town, Agios Prokopios & Chalki





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