Kastraki is a long and wide beach south of Mikri Vigla, covered with soft yellow sand. With its length of almost 2 km and almost no facilities, it is usually empty and quiet. Around the beach there are small hotels and villas, as well as a few tavernas and mini markets.
The very north end of Kastraki is also known as Limanaki (and considered part of Mikri Vigla), and in the summer there is a beachfront taverna with sunbeds and parasols. The rest of the beach is not organized. A few small sandy strips and low rocks separate Kastraki from Glyfada, another large beach with a salt lake behind. The whole area predisposes to a calm holiday at the beach, suitable for families with kids and elder couples.
The local bus lines connect Kastraki with Naxos Town a few times daily but the area is large and depending on the location of your hotel or place on the beach, you should be prepared to walk from short to long distances so a car is recommended.