Saint George beach is and has always been the most popular beach in Naxos. It lays south-west of the capital, Naxos Town, and is easily accessible on foot from almost every part of the capital. It took its name after the chapel of Saint George, built at its northern end. The beach is usually calm since it is well protected from the northern winds. It has shallow, warm waters so it is widely preferred by families with young children because it offers a great degree of safety. It is very well organized with many umbrellas and sun-beds for rent.
Saint George beach is a favourite and convenient spot for teenagers, young people but also locals of every age who go there every day from middle spring till late autumn since it is only a few steps away from their accommodation.
One can spend an entire day at Saint George beach. The cafés on the beach open up early in the morning offering excellent and inexpensive, generous breakfast of great variety, from the ancient and traditional yogurt with honey and walnuts, to various omelets, juices, coffee, tea and toasted sandwiches of all kinds. The fantastic view of the entire bay and the relaxing music of the café will turn your breakfast into an experience rather than a meal.
After a long swim and a suntan there are many taverns on the beach offering meals for every taste, from fresh fish to grilled meat and many local dishes. The sports club at the southern end of the beach will offer you a chance to practice your skills in windsurfing, catamaran sailing and other summer sports.
The beach is transformed at dusk. As the sun sets the umbrellas and sun-beds are removed and the taverns and cafés get prepared for their evening visitors. The colourful lights and the calmness of the scenery attract people who wish to spend a quiet evening in town. You will find the busier it gets during the day, the calmer it gets during the evening.
It is best to access Saint George beach on foot. If you intend to get there by car, you should know that although there is ample parking right next to the beach, you will still have a hard time finding a space during the high season. However, there are more parking lots a bit further from the beach where you can leave your car free of charge.
|Distance from Naxos town||Approximately 300m from the main square of Naxos (Plateia Protodikiou) and 900m from the port (bus terminal station KTEL).|
|Beach type||Sandy. A few rocks in the water, mostly at its southern end.|
|Beach amenities||Umbrellas and sunbeds.|
|Suitable for||All ages and people with mobility challenges|
|Access||Regular local transportation during the high season. Access by car or motorbike.|
|Road condition||Asphalt road along the entire beach|
|Parking||Public parking is available in the area|
|Nearest beaches||Vintzi, Grotta, Laguna, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna|
|It gets very crowded from middle July till the end of August|
|However, as the night falls, it transforms into a quiet beachfront resort|
|There are taverns with tables on the sandy beach offering a great view. They operate from morning to late evening and offer breakfast and all day meals and snacks.|
|You will find plenty of café bars.|
|You will find many accommodation units of all types and budgets very close to the beach|
|Although there are plenty umbrellas & sunbeds available for rent, availability cannot be guaranteed during the high season.|
|Flisvos Sports club is located towards the end of Saint George beach.|