Aghios Prokopios is a relaxed resort that has grown up along the Aghios Prokopios beach – a stunning, endless stretch of white sand that is considered one of the loveliest beaches on Naxos. It is located just 3 miles from Chora (also known as Naxos Town), the island’s beautifully preserved historic capital. Aghios Prokopios is laid-back and relaxed, but it has a good choice of beachfront restaurants, bars and cafés, plus facilities for a great range of water sports. The sights and monuments of gorgeous Chora are right on the doorstep, and you can explore the rugged hills inland, which are full of great hikes, bike rides and pretty, old-fashioned villages.
Ideally located right next to the charming island capital of Chora (also known as Naxos Town), the inviting beach resort of Aghios Prokopios boasts a stunning beach of fine white sand lapped by an impossibly blue sea. Atmospheric taverns and restaurants line the waterfront, and there are all kinds of water sports on offer. As well as all the many attractions of the beach, you can explore the narrow, historic streets of the exquisite island capital of Chora and enjoy some truly fantastic cuisine based on the freshest local produce. Naxos is one of the greenest of the Greek Islands, and its rugged and verdant interior has some fantastic hikes, and is sprinkled with charming, traditional villages.
There are lots of relaxed and atmospheric taverns and restaurants in Aghios Prokopios, most serving the delicious local cuisine for which the island is famous. Naxos is well known for its abundant and fantastically fresh produce, which is found on menus across the town. You could go for some delicious seafood, often served straight off the grill at one of the waterfront restaurants, or perhaps tuck into a succulent stew prepared with local lamb or goat. On hot summer’s day, there’s nothing more refreshing than a Greek salad, topped with some fresh white cheese. The cheeses of Naxos are famous throughout Greece, along with the island’s olive oil, potatoes, and wines.
Thanks to its gorgeous beach and laid-back atmosphere, Aghios Prokopios is a perfect place for a family holiday. The beach is one of the loveliest on Naxos, a long stretch of pale white sand shelving gently into dazzling turquoise waters. The beach continues all the way south to Aghia Anna and Plaka, so, even in the height of summer, there’s always room to lay out your towels. Little kids will be happy paddling in the clear, shallow waters, while older kids will enjoy the fantastic range of water sports available, which include everything from paddle-boarding to kite-surfing. Kids might also enjoy a boat excursion around the bay, and the slides and pools of the water park provide plenty of thrills and spills.
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Aghios Prokopios is the first of a string of beaches that extend along the south western coast of Naxos, and are famous for the huge variety of water sports on offer. The slightly more exposed northern section of the beach is the best for wind-surfing and kite-surfing, while further south you’ll find facilities for everything from sailing and kayaking to paddle-boarding and snorkelling. Naxos is an excellent diving destination, and you’ll find lots of local supplier that can rent out diving equipment and arrange diving excursions to the best sites. Horse-riding is another popular local activity, and you can also head to the beautiful hills inland to enjoy some of the island’s excellent hiking routes.
Aghios Prokopios has one of the most beautiful beaches on Naxos, a stunning stretch of pale, fine sand that extends in an almost unbroken strip to the adjoining resorts of Aghia Anna and Plaka. The water is an intense turquoise, and is generally calm and shallow. There are sunbeds and parasols for rent, and a number of taverns and cafés are clustered at either end of the beach, many with wonderful sea views. Note that one small section of the beach is popular with nudists. You can try out a whole range of water sports here, whether you fancy paddle-boarding along the beautiful coastline or having a go at an adrenaline sport like parasailing or water-skiing.
Aghios Prokopios has lots of vibrant restaurants, taverns and bars, but the nightlife tends to be relaxed and laid-back. Naxos is one of the most tranquil of the Greek Islands, and its unique chilled-out vibe is perhaps the island’s greatest charm. Aghios Prokopios is a great place to unwind on warm sunny nights, and you can lounge at the water’s edge on a day bed as waiters bring you cocktails, or just sit out on a terrace with an ice-cold beer. The capital of Naxos has plenty of places to party, particularly during the summer season, so, if you want a greater variety of bars and clubs, you’ll find them in the entrancing narrow streets of Chora (also known as Naxos Town).
The Greek Islands do relaxation like nowhere else, and Aghios Prokopios is a perfect destination for a romantic holiday. It has a fantastic combination of laid-back beach vibe with the bright lights and attractions of Chora (also known as Naxos Town) right on the doorstep. Naxos is a very popular island with foodies, thanks to its abundant fresh produce, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to romantic restaurants. The beach is considered one of the loveliest on the whole island, a gorgeous stretch of pale sand dipping into a vivid blue sea. You could bask in the sunshine all day, but, if you’re feeling active, there is also a wide choice of water sports available, or you could head to the hills inland for some fantastic hiking.
Aghios Prokopios is situated just a few miles from Chora (also known as Naxos Town), the beautifully preserved historic capital of Naxos. Chora’s most celebrated landmark is an enormous gateway, which stands on an islet at the entrance to the harbour, and is linked by causeway to the rest of the town. Known as the ‘Portara’, this huge gate is all that remains of an immense temple, begun in the 6th century BC but never completed. You can follow the winding medieval streets that lead to the Venetian castle (the Kastro), that has crowned the hill for centuries, and admire the panoramic views from the top.