Located south of Naxos island and being the southernmost island of Small Cyclades complex (along with Donousa, Koufonisia and Schinousa), Iraklia is a place unspoiled by tourism. Therefore it is the perfect hideaway for those who prefer quiet vacations, appreciating the natural surroundings and the genuine atmosphere of the island. Below you will find information about the finest beaches of Iraklia, so as to schedule your visit and make the most of your stay on the island.
Agios Georgios beach is the closest one to the island’s port and is easily accessible. As you may have guessed, there are no facilities there. So you should not depend on sunbeds and umbrellas found by the beach, rather than cater for those yourself. However, you will be pleased to know that Agios Georgios features some trees, where you can find generous shade. Nearby, a few taverns provide the ultimate gastronomic wonders with fish and seafood. The beach consists of white sand and crystalline waters.
On the eastern part of the island lies one more of the top beaches of Iraklia. Livadi beach is long and sandy, offering a great watery retreat for visitors to indulge in. You may reach the beach on foot from Agios Georgios or alternatively go by boat. This is in fact the largest beach on the island. A sunken WWII seaplane is found at Alimia beach, which is why divers will fall in love with this specific beach of Iraklia. It is a small, sheltered cove of unique exceptional beauty.
The town of Panagia has another small bay and it reaches Tourkopigado beach. This is one of the best options for those seeking a relaxing day by the sea, as well Karvounolakos beach at the southern part of the island. The former can be reached on foot, while the latter is only accessible by boat.