At a distance of less than 500m from Moutsouna you will find a small sign pointing at Azalas, a fantastic beach, ideal for nature enthusiasts. The coastline is mostly rocky with several small coves forming in between. The panoramic view of the Aegean and the aromas from the small bushes will leave you speechless. Looking east, you will see Makares island (uninhabited, at a distance of approximately 8km) and further away Donousa island.
From the sign, the beach is only 1.5km away and no local transportation gets you there. This short scenic route can be made by car, motorbike or on foot, admiring nature’s wonders.
The shore is pebbly (with small and larger pebbles) and the sea bed is sandy. The sound of the water is mesmerizing as it leaks the shore pebbles.
Azalas is a fisherman’s paradise, mainly due to its rocky geology. There is very little accommodation there and when it comes to food, Moutsouna is the only available option nearby.
|Distance from Naxos town||Approximately 37km from Naxos Town and 11km from Apiranthos village|
|Beach type||Pebbly and sandy|
|Beach amenities||No umbrellas or sun beds available for rent|
|Safety||No Life Guard or First aid|
|Suitable for||All ages, families with children|
|Access||Access by own means (car, motorbike). Infrequent bus service in the summer to Moutsouna|
|Road condition||Asphalt road and earth road for 1.5km|
|Parking||No public parking available but none necessary|
|Nearest beaches||Moutsouna beach (at approximately 2km)|
|Take all necessary beach amenities with you, the beach provides none.|
|Remember to take fresh water.|