Alyko beach, is located in the SW of Naxos, 18 Km from Naxos capital and port. Alyko beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, with white sand, and a large dense cedar tree forest with marvelous sand dunes. The forest is declared a protected Natura area.
Alyko beach is the safe haven eveyone goes to swim when meltemia winds blow in the Aegean Sea. It’s an ideal beach for those who seek isolation, although it gets crowded during high season. It’s not an organized beach, there are no umbrellas or sunbeds available for rent, so make sure you bring your own. The route to Alyko beach offers panoramic views of the entire coastal area from Mikri Vigla to the peninsula of Alyko itself. Find here a few hotels, studios, excellent taverns, and a market. Access to Alyko beach is made via asphalt road. Public transportation is available several times a day.
Alyko beach is must visit while in Naxos
The street art at Alyko
Worth visiting while at Alyko beach, is the abandoned hotel complex, and the work of “WD Street Art”. Near the lush sandy beach there is the ruins of an uncompleted hotel from the 1960s/1970s that has been repurposed as a street art museum. Here you will see magnificent works of the famous street artist WD (Wild Drawing) as well as of some other street artists in a colorful ode to open-air art. This decaying buildings provide amazing photographic opportunities at this wonderful beach location on the West coast of Naxos, Greece.