Saint George beach is and has always been the most popular beach in Naxos. It lays south-west of the capital, Naxos Town, and is easily accessible on foot from almost every part of the capital. It took its name after the chapel of Saint George, built at its northern end. The beach is usually calm since it is well protected from the northern winds. It has shallow, warm waters so it is widely preferred by families with young children because it offers a great degree of safety. It is very well organized with many umbrellas and sun-beds for rent.
One can spend an entire day at Saint George beach. The cafés on the beach open up early in the morning offering excellent and inexpensive, generous breakfast of great variety, from the ancient and traditional yogurt with honey and walnuts, to various omelets, juices, coffee, tea and toasted sandwiches of all kinds. The fantastic view of the entire bay and the relaxing music of the café will turn your breakfast into an experience rather than a meal.
After a long swim and a suntan there are many taverns on the beach offering meals for every taste, from fresh fish to grilled meat and many local dishes.
The sports club at the southern end of the beach will offer you a chance to practice your skills in windsurfing, catamaran sailing and other summer sports.
The beach is transformed at dusk. As the sun sets the umbrellas and sun-beds are removed and the taverns and cafés get prepared for their evening visitors. The colourful lights and the calmness of the scenery attract people who wish to spend a quiet evening in town. You will find the busier it gets during the day, the calmer it gets during the evening.
It is best to access Saint George beach on foot. If you intend to get there by car, you should know that although there is ample parking right next to the beach, you will still have a hard time finding a space during the high season. However, there are more parking lots a bit further from the beach where you can leave your car free of charge.