Agia Anna is one of the busiest beaches of Naxos and is actually a continuation of the beach of Agios Prokopios. The long secluded sandy beach with the small picturesque port that now only hosts fishing boats and provides the wonderful view which has been a centre of attraction for tourists for decades.
Being only 6.3 kilometres from Naxos Town (all of which are asphalt); it is very easy to access by car, motorbike, bicycle or public transportation which is regular during the entire summer season. The coastal road passes right next to the beach, so you will easily get the chance to admire its natural beauty.
The beach offers many umbrellas and sun-beds throughout its length and it is one of the best organized beaches of Naxos. You can find just about anything at Aghia Anna beach. There are many accommodation units in the greater area such as hotels, apartments, rooms and beachfront hotels. There is also a plentiful taverns, beachfront restaurants cafés and beach bars some of which with great view of the beach and the eastern side of Paros.
The northern part of the beach sometimes gets choppy waters and then is when it is truly beautiful. However, the small cove next to Agia Anna’s small port is well protected by the winds and usually very calm so ideal for a nice swim even with the strongest winds.
Some extra care must be taken so that small children are not left unattended as the road passes right next to the beach at its northern-most section. That same road leads to Plaka and other south-western beaches of the island and there is some traffic during high season.
Going towards the south you will enter Maragas (or Marangas) where the asphalt road stops, the cedar trees meet the sea and the earth road starts. The route from Agios Prokopios, to Agia Anna all the way down to Maragas is a wonderful seaside walk; no doubt you will enjoy it.
|Distance from Naxos town||Approximately 6.3 km.|
|Beach type||Sandy, with calm waters at its northernmost end near the rocks.|
|Beach amenities||Umbrellas and sunbeds.|
|Suitable for||All ages and people with mobility challenges.|
|Access||By car or motorbike, regular local transportation every half hour till late at night.|
|Road condition||Asphalt road all the way to the beach.|
|Parking||Public parking is available in the area.|
|Nearest beaches||Agios Prokopios beach and Plaka beach|
|Crowded beach during most seasons|
|Lots of taverns, many of which on the beach|
|Many café restaurants and some bars by the beach.|
|Many rooms, studios and apartments to rent|
|It is a short walk from Agios Prokopis beach|