Plaka is the longest beach of Naxos
, stretching for more than 3 km without interruption. Pure sand, blue sea, beach bars, water sports and plenty of free space for everyone - this makes it the perfect combination for even the most demanding tourists since sections of this beach never get crowded.
There are no paved roads in Plaka but all are in good condition and suitable for any vehicles. The main coastal road runs parallel to the beach and separates it from the beach restaurants, cafes, hotels and villas. Most hotels and facilities are concentrated in the north end of the beach and this area is also known as Maragkas. The farther south you go, the more scattered the hotels and villas are and the less populated the beach is, as in the southernmost end there are no sunbeds and parasols at all. The sea level around the shore varies from shallow to average deep but the sea bottom slopes gently and there are no pebbles or stone in the water. In the summer variety of water sports is available like water ski, tubes, bananas, pedalos, etc. Mikri Vigla
, the meeting point of kitesurfers and windsurfers is just a few kilometers away.
You can reach Plaka from Agia Anna
(it is very close to the north end of Plaka) or via the road from the inner village of Glinado
. Naxos Town
is 8 km away and there are regular buses connecting with the resorts of the island.