Iraklia, a primitive destination
Iraklia is located at a distance of about 6 hours from Piraeus, and it is an ideal destination for people who like a calm life away for the hectic pace of the big city. Upon their arrival the visitors feel that time does not matter, that they can forget their obligations and surrender themselves to the unspoiled beauty of the island. Iraklia is divided in two settlements, Agios Georgios, which is the port of the island, and Chora (the capital), named “Panagia”, at a distance of 4 kms from the port. Iraklia is famous for its trekking routes. Every fan of this sport is impressed by the wild landscapes and the breathtaking views. Iraklia is a part of the European Union’s Natura 2000 Network since 2006, and it constitutes a shelter for various wild birds. The beaches of the island are amazing, with their blue-green water. There are some sandy beaches on the island: Agios Georgios, Livadi, Vorini Spilia (Northern Cave) and Alimia, which is famous for the remains of the German hydroplane which sunk there during the 2nd World War. Besides, there are beaches with pebbles, such as Tourkopigado, Ammoudi in Merichas bay, and Karvunolakos, as well as rocky beaches such as Xilobatis and Vala.
- Cave of Agios Giannis
- Agios Georgios
- Alima Bay
- Merihas Bay
Iraklia is the westernmost island of Small Cyclades. Its surface area is 18,078 square kms and it has 151 inhabitants. It is located in the south of Naxos and it belongs to the regional unit of Thira.
Community of Iraklia: +30 22850 71545
Police Station of Naxos: +30 22850 23280
Port Authority of Naxos: +30 22850 22300
Mediacal Center Panagias: +30 22850 71388
Medical Center Agiou Georgiou: +30 22850 71177