Naxos has the longest and some of the best beaches in the Cyclades, although you wouldn't know it from crowded Ayios Yeoryios beach just south of Hora. Windsurfing equipment and lessons are available at Ayios Yeoryios from Naxos Surf Club (tel. 22850/29-170). Ayios Prokopios, just beyond Ayios Yeorgios, is another sand beach, some of which is now dominated by the new Lagos Mare Hotel. You can rent windsurfing gear at Plaka Beach, south of Ayios Prokopios, from Plaka Watersports (tel. 22850/41-264). Continuing south, Kastraki Beach is 7km (4 1/2 miles) long and has won awards for its clean waters.

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