Mikri Vigla & Orkos Beaches
Orkos beach (photo on the left) is located at the end of Plaka Beach. It is a quiet place with fine sand and beautiful sea.
Mikri Vigla (located south of Orkos Beach) is a brilliant beach resort with turquoise waters and fine sand. A headland divides Mikri Vigla into two sections. The north section is called Parthena (after the chapel of Parthena on the so named islet) and the south section is called Limanaki. Parthena is exposed to north winds and it is the best place on the island for wind & kite surfing and in recent years Mikri Vigla and Orkos has become a surfers' meeting place from all over the world. There are water sport facilities, equipment rentals and training centre with experienced instructors. The southern section (Limanaki) is protected from north winds and it has sparkling turquoise waters with white, soft & fine sand.
Brilliant beaches with golden, white and turquoise waters. A choice of accommodation, a couple of cafes and restaurants. One of the best wind & kite surfing places in the Aegean sea and 2 water sports centers.
At a glance
- Very long and wide golden sand
- Loungers and umbrellas (in Mikri Vigla Limanaki)
- Bus schedules to Naxos Town in high season
- Wide choice of accommodation (hotels, rooms, studios, apartments & villas)
- A few cafes and taverns
- Wind & kite surfing equipment rentals
- Wind & kite surfing training centre
- Travel agent
- Mini markets
Orkos and Mikri Vigla are reached via either the road to Kstraki, turning right at the signpost to Mikri Vigla and then Orkos, or via the new road (Naxos Town - Airport - Plaka back road - Orkos - Mikri Vigla) but the last two kilometres is a dirt track. The second track via the new road is the shorter one.