It was 9.30am before we awoke and we were feeling quite exhausted. We decide to have a lazy day on the beach to finally lay all of the stresses of the previous days travel to rest.
We had picked up the bus timetable the previous evening and it shows that there is a very good service on the island.
The buses run every 30 minutes from the port around to Plaka but today we decide to take the bus to the nearer beach of Agios Prokopios.
We got off as soon as we saw the sign for Prokopios but this was one stop too early. No problems – it gave us the opportunity to look at some of the hotels in the area. My sister was planning to come to Naxos so I was on the look out for something a bit upmarket for her. It’s a short walk from the bus stop to the beach. I can feel the stress and tiredness peel away from me by the second!
Getting carried away with our exploring we find ourselves walking a bit further around the bay in Agios Anna and decide to settle on a nice quiet part of the beach by cafe bar By Ammo. The sunloungers are free to customers too. They sell some amazing loukoumades – it would be so rude not to! I did feel a bit sick afterwards but it was worth it.
This small stretch of beach is very attractive with powder white sand, shallow waters and areas where you can find a bit of seclusion. It has a great selection of bars on offer mostly all with wifi.
Further around the bay you will come to Agios Anna Church. Watch out for the great white ………
This has been a nice start to the holiday. Back to the hotel to shower and change.
After the sickly (but gorgeous) loukoumades earlier on in the day I am not hungry so we decide to stroll around the Kastro in the hopes of building up an appetite.