The scenic tourist coastal settlement of Agia Anna has a wood of cedars surrounding the beautiful and exotic beach. Toward the end of the beach there is a small jetty for small tourist and fishing boats to moor. Close to the small jetty you will see the small church of Agia Anna and a bit farther down, the tiny chapel of Agios Nicholaos. The beach in front of this small church has fine grained sand and is a great swimming spot.
Agia Anna is situated at a distance of 6.3 kilometres south of the town of Naxos (Chora or Hora), just after Agios Prokopios. The settlement has been built along the coast, were the sand dunes used to be, and has recently expanded significantly. Only few inhabitants live there all year round since it has been mostly developed to cover the area’s high demand in tourist facilities. And it has done so very successfully.
Several alternatives for accommodation are available in the village. Food and beverage is good at the numerous sea front taverns, all with a view of the somewhat exotic landscape. There are also beach bars where the swimmers can enjoy cool drinks.
Swimming, sunbathing and sea sports are available at the well organized beach that consists of fine sand and the crystal clear sea lapping the village. You may also be tempted to go to the neighbouring sandy beach of Maragas.
If you are around on the 25th of July, don’t miss taking part in the local religious feast (called panegyri) in honour of Agia Anna (St. Anna).
Access to the beach is very easy from Naxos Town. You have a choice of frequently running public buses, taxi services, rented or private car and motorbikes. If you choose to reach the settlement by yacht or boat, the small jetty is has suitable draught for mooring. Many tourists choose to get there, from the nearby settlements of Agios Prokopios and Plaka, on foot. It is a quite short and very beautiful coastline walk worth taking.