The sandy beach of Orkos is situated at a distance of 12 kilometers southern to the town of Naxos (Chora), just after the well known beach of Plaka. The beach is in fact a series of tiny, cute creeks, offering calmness and a wonderful sea to those who choose to come here. The area around is also lovely and scenic, with low colorful hills contrasting to the blue sea and the sand and with the locals to pass by leading their donkeys and mules.
Neither accommodation nor any other facilities are available at the beach, apart from a small tavern by the sea, at the end of the beach. However, the cosmopolitan, noisy resorts of Aghia Anna or Mikri Vigla are close enough and offer any kind of accommodation and other facilities.
If you come to this beach it is only to enjoy the excellent sea and the nice sand, as well as lovely waves, ideal for the fans of windsurfing, who wish that the beach remains intact from the tourist development and retains its originality. Another reason to remember this beach for a long time is the excellent view you will enjoy once there.
For any problem, you should address to the corresponding services of the town of Naxos, some 12 kilometers northern to the beach.
Access to Orkos is possible by private means only (car or motorbikes). You should bear in mind that 2-4 kilometers before arriving to the beach you have to drive on a good dirt road. You should also know that if you continue southwards you will arrive to the noisy and cosmopolitan beach of Mikri Vigla.