Agios Prokopios Naxos has something for everyone. Along with being one of the most beautiful beaches in Naxos, it offers a different experience depending on what end of Agios Prokopios beach Naxos you decide to visit. Agios Prokopios beach stretches an idyllic 1.5kms along the southwest coastline of Naxos Greece protected in a harbour from the frequent Naxian winds.
Whether you land on the north or south end of the Agios Prokopios Beach Naxos, you can bet on clean golden sand and crystal clear azure waters ripe for swimming, no matter what. The sand is something to write home about itself. Not quite powdery, but also not pebbles. It lies perfectly in the middle and a visit to Agios Prokopios is the only way to witness its magnificence.
Walk along the shores of Agios Prokopios in this 10 day Greece itinerary
The north end offers secluded stretches of sand, one small family-run restaurant, and a few locals renting out sunbeds. The south side offers access to all of the amenities of Naxos Agios Prokopios town including beachfront restaurants, beach bars, a plethora of sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, a mini-market, an ATM, and more.
This complete guide on Agios Prokopios Naxos town and beach will give you all of the information you need to plan your next Naxos Greece vacation, including how to get there, where to stay in Naxos and more.
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Where is Agios Prokopios Naxos
Agios Prokopios Naxos beach and town is located on the southwestern coastline of Naxos island Greece. You can reach Agios Prokopios on Naxos from the port in approximately 15 minutes heading south by rental car.
Even though Naxos Prokopios is among one of the best beaches on the island, you can still find secluded serene parts of the beach that haven’t been taken over by tourists.
Agios Prokopios is easily confused with Agia Anna Beach to the south since you can walk between the two in about 15 minutes, yet each provides something a little different in regards to the crowd and the type of person it caters to.
Click on the Agios Prokopios Naxos or Agios Prokopios Beach maps below to be taken to an interactive version of Google Maps Naxos.
Best Time to Visit Agios Prokopios Beach Naxos
The best time to visit Agios Prokopios Naxos is between the months of June-September. Like most Greece beaches, you can expect a small influx of local tourists and long-term travellers in the summer months.
If you can, book your stay at Agios Prokopios Naxos beach in May-June or September. Bottom line though, Agios Prokopios Naxos island can be visited throughout those months and you can still enjoy a pleasant stay.
I visited Agios Prokopios beach Naxos Greece in September and there were a few people in the beachfront restaurants and lounging on the sunbeds, but it was still a peaceful experience with just the right amount of liveliness. Similar to Agia Anna Naxos.
How Long Should I Spend in Agios Prokopios Naxos
If you are planning a day trip from your base in Naxos Chora or elsewhere on the island, make sure to reserve a full day to enjoy Agios Prokopios Beach. Yes, Agios Prokopios can be a part of a beach-hopping adventure, but I highly suggest planting yourself on the beautiful golden sand and dedicating a full day to the sun and beautiful clear azure waters. This beach truly deserves it.
Agios Prokopios Beach can be accessed on the north and south side. The north side is more deserted with a large complimentary dirt parking lot. On the south end, you will find more restaurants and beach bars for your convenience, including grocery markets, ATMs, pharmacies and rentals. Depending on what type of beach day you are looking for, Agios Prokopios Naxos has it for you.
If you decide to park your rental car on the southern tip of Agios Prokopios amongst the trendy beach bars, you will have everything you need within a 5-minute walking radius. Sunbeds and umbrellas are for rent by most beach restaurants along the sandy stretch, so find your perfect spot and take a seat.
If you plan to stay in Agios Prokopios Naxos in one of the beach apartments or hotels, plan on staying for 2-3 days along your Greek Cyclades itinerary. Depending on how much time you want to relax, you can spend your entire Greek holiday here and not be disappointed.
How to Get to Agios Prokopios Naxos
Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades, therefore warrants a rental car to get around and see all of the Naxos sites, from my experience. If renting a car isn’t on the cards, I’ve outlined a few other options for you including ATV rental, scooter rental, bus and taxi.
Car Rental in Naxos
Naxos car rental is pretty easy to find around the port of Naxos in Chora, but if you are planning your trip to Naxos Greece, I recommend booking in advance with Discover Cars.
What’s great about Discover Cars is they compare local, national and international rental companies to give you the best price, plus they give you full insurance coverage for only $7USD a day (30% lower than booking directly with a local company). You can expect to pay approximately $280USD base for a one-week economy car rental via Discover Cars.
Arriving in Naxos Island Greece to find that all the Naxos rent car companies are sold out would be devastating to your trip to Greek Naxos. And, since exploring Naxos by car is the best way to see the island, you want to make sure you book in advance!
You can reach Agios Prokopios from the Naxos port via rental car in 12 minutes along a well-maintained road.
TIP | Remember to check if you need an international driver’s permit before booking a rent a car Naxos Greece.
All in all, Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades and most definitely requires a car to get around, so make sure to book your car rental Naxos early.
Naxos ATV Rental
If driving a car in a foreign country is not your jam, or if you like the maneuverability of a smaller transport, then I’d recommend hiring an ATV through Motonaxos Rental located in Naxos Chora. You can find this Naxos quad rental company at the Plateia Protodikeiou Square within a 10-minute walk from the Naxos port. They are open every day from 9AM-9PM.
Make sure you have a properly classified driving license specifically for ATV or quad rentals. You will be denied a rental if you don’t have this.
TIP | Negotiate the price! There’s always a little wiggle room when it comes to prices on the Greek islands, especially if you offer to pay in cash.
Naxos Scooter Rental
A great alternative to an ATV, Naxos bike rental options are also available. My friend and I rented a scooter for exploring the beaches on the southwest coastline of Naxos for a day.
Do note that some of the roads at the very end of the route are sandy and cause us to tip over while driving slowly. If that worries you, renting a car in Naxos is your best bet.
TIP | If you are renting a scooter, don’t pay more than €20 a day in cash if you can manage. Prices are also a little bit negotiable on the Greek islands, especially when offering a cash payment.
Because most roads in Naxos are well maintained, I recommend renting a car in Naxos for the duration of your trip especially if you want to explore. If that’s not an option for you, you can always hop on the local bus. KTEL runs the Naxos bus system and offers routes all over the island.
In the height of summer, you will see the most routes being serviced, especially to some of the best beaches in Naxos like Plaka Beach, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna and Mikri Vigla Beach, but they do keep routes running to places like Halki and Filoti all year long. Busses in Naxos come with spacious seats and air conditioning for your comfort.
You can purchase bus tickets from the KTEL Public Bus Terminal across from the Naxos port in Chora. They take both cash (in euros) or credit card and typical bus tickets range from €1.80-5.20 depending on the route. Do note, you can’t purchase tickets on the bus, only at the terminal.
You can check the KTEL website for timetables and serviced routes of your choosing.
Bus to Agios Prokopios Naxos
Line 1 and 10 will take you from Chora Naxos to Agios Prokopios in 15 minutes, and makes a few stops along the way. Bus tickets to Agios Prokopios Naxos cost around $1.80 USD (€1.60). The Agios Prokopios Naxos bus station is located right the Agia Anna port.
Private transfer services are plentiful in Naxos, especially from the Naxos airport and Naxos port. Just search in Google and you can have your pick of the litter. I will warn you now though, private taxi services are offered at a pretty high price here on Naxos, so I’d opt for a car rental or hop on the local bus.
For a local taxi ride from the Naxos port, you can find them lined up on the promenade or simply give a call to +30 22850 22444 to contact the RadioTaxi company.
How to Get Around Agios Prokopios Naxos
Agios Prokopios is considered a small village with one main road and several small lanes. There are many holidays homes and apart-hotels scattered through the arid landscape at the southern end of Agios Prokopios Beach Naxos with most of the amenities, including restaurants concentrated there, as well.
If you choose to stay in Agios Prokopios Naxos, book an Agios Prokopios hotel near the beach and you will have everything within walking distance.
If you are up for a bit of walking, you can reach the far north to the far south of Agios Prokopios Beach within 15-20 minutes. A great way to get your steps in along the water’s edge. If you are planning to stay on the southern end and explore the village, you can reach everything on foot within 5 minutes.
I highly recommend walking as your main source of transportation while in Agios Prokopios Naxos.
Best Agios Prokopios Hotels in
Agios Prokopios hotels come in the form of apart-hotels, studios and holiday homes, rather than large all-inclusive resorts. You can find family-run accommodations here with very short walks to Agios Prokopios Beach and all of which Agios Prokopios town has to offer.
What makes Agios Prokopios, and frankly the entire island of Naxos great is staying on the sea’s edge doesn’t come with a large price tag. Most Agios Prokopios hotel options come in the midrange spend.
All of the recommended hotels Agios Prokopios Naxos below have AC to beat the hot hot heat of Greece summers.
Located right on the beach boasting its own private stretch of sand, Nikos Apartments and Studios is a great home away from home.
This Agios Prokopios hotel offers suites from deluxe double to 2 bedroom apartments, all featuring sea views.
Featuring a super central location, an onsite restaurant offering local cuisine and bike hire available, this hotel is an easy choice.
Naxos Petite Studios | $$
Top Pick! – Naxos Petite Studios is a 1-minute walk to Agios Prokopios beach and is run by a very friendly family in a bed and breakfast style.
Certain rooms at this Agios Prokopios hotel Naxos come with a sun terrace or balcony.
Also, some rooms come with traditional Greek decor, while others come with a more modern white-washed Cycladic design. You choose.
Margaret of Naxos | $$
Margaret of Naxos is a light and bright hotel situated a one-minute walk from the beach.
This hotel Agios Prokopios features spacious rooms with a modern Cycladic design and some rooms even feature a private hot tub.
Opt for the junior suite for the best space and comfort, or the premium double room with a hot tub for a romantic stay.
Summer Dream 1 | $$
Summer Dream 1 is just 25m away from Agios Prokopios Beach or a 2-minute walk.
This hotel Agios Prokopios Naxos is centred around a shared pool and a large deck for sunbathing.
Summer Dream 1 comes with studio apartments to fit up to 4 people and 1 bedroom apartment options, too.
Each unit includes a small kitchenette and fridge for your convenience.
Dimitra Hotel | $$
Dimitra Hotel is ideal for anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway close to the beach.
Nestled in a tranquil spot 150m away from Agios Prokopios, you can find yourself amongst the action of the beach or relaxing quietly by the pool at Dimitra Hotel.
This Naxos hotel Agios Prokopios offers suites with a mix of traditional and modern greek design and a small fridge for your snacks and drinks.
Tours Around Agios Prokopios Naxos
Most people visit Naxos to experience the quiet beach life on a Cycladic island. This includes visitors to Agios Prokopios Naxos, too. But, once in a while, it’s nice to experience the sights of Naxos to get a better understanding of what makes up the island culture and history.
Because Agios Prokopios’s neighbour Agia Anna Naxos has its own port, you can also find a guided tour departing its shores about a 15-minute walk away from your Agios Prokopios hotel.
Full-Day Boat Trip
This full-day south Naxos boat tour departs from the conveniently located Agia Anna Port, a quick walk from Agios Prokopios. Leave the shores of Agia Anna at 10AM and explore the hidden gems and coves of southeastern Naxos, including the cave of Rina and the bay of Kalados. Discover the crystal clear water of Aliko and Pyrgaki Beach. Devour a home-cooked Greek meal for lunch.
Return to Agia Anna port by 5PM just in time to enjoy the sunset on the beach.
Nearby Beaches in Naxos
Best Agios Prokopios Restaurants
What Naxos island has in spades is great traditional Greek restaurants. Agios Prokopios Naxos is no exception. The four Agios Prokopios Naxos restaurants I’ve recommended below fall into this category mixed in with a bit of global and Italian cuisine.
SYMPOSIUM | Modern Greek cuisine in boho-chic beach bar-style space
TAVERNA O GIANNOULIS | Busy Greek restaurant offering traditional cuisine
DEL MAR CAFE | Greek and Italian classics in a modern beach bar
MACAO BEACH PROJECT | Modern Mediterranean cuisine in bright space at the beach
How to Get to Naxos Greece
You’ve decided to visit Naxos as part of your Cycladic island hopping adventure, now, how to get there? For most Cycladic islands including Milos, Paros, Santorini and Mykonos, I’d recommend taking the ferry. The ferry is the main transport option, and most frequently used option, in the Cycladic islands and has loads of routes and sailing times.
Of course, flying into Naxos is also an option, especially from the main international airport in Athens.
Flights to Naxos
A flight to Naxos is totally possible, especially from the international hub of Athens. Naxos flights are provided by airlines like Aegean, Olympic and Sky Express fly this route daily in the summer months of May-September and the flight takes a quick 40 minutes.
Does Naxos have an airport? Flights Naxos arrive at the Naxos Airport Apollon conveniently located an 8-minute drive south of Naxos Chora (the main town). You can grab a taxi from here costing roughly €15 to Chora.
Do note, that flights that come into Naxos from other islands usually have to redirect and transfer through Athens anyway, so it’s best to take the ferry in those cases. Flights Athens to Naxos are fast and convenient.
Ferry to Naxos
Transport by ferry is the most common way to get from island to island in the Cyclades. With multiple sailings daily and multiple routes, especially from neighbouring islands like Paros, Milos, Mykonos and Santorini, you will always have an option available to you. Ferry Naxos routes land at the Naxos port located in Naxos Chora (the main town).
Based on your budget, you can choose from a few different options. Seajets Naxos will get you from island to island the fastest but are the most expensive. Blue Star Naxos will be the slower boat (not that much slower) and will be more economical for your pocket. I used a combination of each of these companies throughout my six weeks in the Cyclades.
You can purchase your tickets ahead of time via Ferry Hopper (this is what I used!), which I highly advise since demand skyrockets in the summer months. It’s not uncommon for sailings to sell out.
NOTE | Ferries can be cancelled at the last minute due to inclement weather, so make sure to schedule a couple of days buffer into your Greek Islands trip, just in case.
NOTE | The availability of ferry itineraries to the Cyclades will decrease dramatically in the winter months (November-April).
Ferry Athens to Naxos
There are a few different ferry ports offering services from Athens to Naxos, but the main and most convenient one is Piraeus. From the city centre of Athens, take the M1 metro to the port of Piraeus.
If you’d like to reach Naxos island as quickly as possible, the speed ferries Athens to Naxos take approximately 3.5 hours. Of course, with the convenience of getting from Athens to Naxos by ferry quickly, you will pay twice as much as ferry lines like Blue Star ferries Naxos.
I used Blue Star via Ferry Hopper for the majority of my ferry crossings in the Greek Islands and can recommend them. A ferry to Naxos from Athens via blue star will take 5.5 hours.
Mykonos to Naxos Ferry
Ferries from Mykonos to Naxos run multiple times daily during the summer months of the year. Because Mykonos is located a short distance north of Naxos, you can take a ferry Mykonos to Naxos in a breezy 40 minutes.
If you are travelling from Mykonos to Naxos, remember that the ferry port is located outside of Mykonos Chora and you will need to either take a taxi for the 10-minute journey, or the local shuttle boat that departs from the Chora harbour.
Ferry from Santorini to Naxos
A ferry Santorini to Naxos is common, especially due to the popularity of Santorini on most people’s Greek island trip. Depending on what ferry itinerary you choose, you can make it from the Santorini port to Naxos port in 1.5-3 hours, with multiple direct Santorini to Naxos ferry options daily.
You can either book your tickets with a local office on Santorini or Naxos, or book in advance with Ferry Hopper, which is advisable in the busy months of summer.
NOTE | If you are staying in Oia on Santorini, and you’d like to purchase ferry Santorini Naxos tickets, you will have to transport to Fira to purchase locally.
Ferry from Paros to Naxos
You can reach Naxos from the neighbouring island of Paros in as little as 30 minutes via a Paros Naxos ferry on Ferry Hopper. If you opt out of the more expensive jet boats, you can arrive in Naxos from Paros in less than an hour. The proximity makes it easy to visit Naxos on a day trip from Paros, too.
Ferry Milos to Naxos
Milos is located on the far west of the Cycladic island group in Greece. Therefore ferry itineraries between these two islands are not as plentiful.
In the summer months, you may be able to find one or two trips a day, and they may be indirect sailings. The sailings between Milos and Paros are also more expensive, coming in at 70-80 euros each.
Ferry from Crete to Naxos
Located in the far south of the islands in Greece, Crete is the furthest island in the country. A direct ferry from Crete to Naxos is hard to come by. You may find a single sailing a day in the high season.
Indirect options that transfer through Santorini or Athens are more common, yet take a long time. If you do decide to try your luck via a Crete Naxos ferry, you will most likely be paying upwards of $100 USD +. I’d recommend planning your trip so that you can spend a night or two on Santorini halfway through your trip from Crete to Naxos.
Best Tours of Naxos
If you are one of those people who just want someone else to take care of the planning so you can spend your hard-earned vacation time on things that actually matter (I don’t blame you!), then guided Naxos island tours and Naxos day trips are for you.
Whether you want to stick to land and enjoy the historic sites that Naxos tours have to offer, or want to take to the sea on one of the Naxos boat tours, you will have access to a knowledgeable guide and a local’s perspective on what makes Naxos great.
Full-Day Historical Bus Tour
Enjoy the historic sites of Naxos from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. This 8 hour Naxos excursion will have you visiting highlights like Demeter’s Temple, Citron distillery, the famous marble village, old emery mines and the 10-metre tall Kouros Statue.
Catamaran Day Cruise with Lunch
Swim, sunbathe and snorkel in the picturesque secluded bays of Naxos. Enjoy stops for snacks, coffee and local wine, beer and raki. You will also enjoy a delicious lunch prepared on board made up of local products and ingredients. Returning to port at 5PM.
Half-Day Cooking Class at Family Greek Tavern
Enjoy a 4-hour cooking demonstration and class exploring the secrets of Naxian cuisine. With plenty of hands-on cooking time, you can take what you learn home with you and cook for your friends and family! Take a short walk to the river with the instructor and collect the ingredients straight from the garden.
Sunset Castle Walk Tour of Naxos Chora
Take a leisurely evening stroll through the highlights of Naxos Chora. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will speak to you about the past and present of Naxian culture. Visit sites like the Naxos Old Town, Naxos castle and Glezos Tower.
Spend sunset at the famous Portara (Temple of Apollo) overlooking Naxos Chora and the Aegean Sea.
Best Day Trips from Naxos
Due to the convenient central location of Naxos to neighbouring islands like Paros, Mykonos and Santorini, Naxos day trips are common. Especially because compared to other islands Naxos enjoys lower accommodation prices, so many visitors decide to base in Naxos and travel elsewhere on day trips.
Koufonissi Island Boat Trip from Naxos
Catch the 2-hour boat from Naxos to Koufonissi to explore this little island paradise for the day. Explore the sea caves of secluded Kato Koufonissi, hike or rent a bike to see the east side of Pano Koufonissi, walk through the centre of town to discover beautiful Cycladic architecture.
Delos + Mykonos Day Trip from Naxos
Explore Delos, the birthplace of Apollo for 3 hours then move on to discover the whitewashed alleyways and windmills of Mykonos for 3 hours. Have access to a knowledge guide for any questions you may have about culture in the area. Sail back to Naxos in the early evening.