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Lionas beach in Naxos

Lionas is a small fishing village on the east coast, about 27 kilometres northeast of Naxos Town, and about 9 kilometres from the pleasant mountain village of Koronos.


Lionas beach. Naxos.

Lionas beach.



The beach is not much to write home about if you compare to other beaches on Naxos, but it is still worth a visit. Lionas is one of few pebble beaches on Naxos, so if you get tired of flying sand this is the beach you should go to. Some distance above the beach lies one of the places where they previously mined emery, stones were transported down to the sea for further transport. Many stones were left on the beach or in the sea where the water cut them into small works of art in all possible colours.

Taverna Delfinaki in Lionas. Naxos.

Taverna Delfinaki in Lionas.


Unfortunately, not many people go to Lionas. I think the little village is worth the long trip, even if you are not a stone collector. Here are for example two nice tavernas that offers good food and beautiful views. Taverna Delfinaki is in my opinion the best of the two tavernas.

If you like beautiful stones, then Lionas is a must. Emery was also shipped out from Moutsouna, but there is no beach in Moutsouna where the stones can be cut.


Beautiful stones on Lionas beach. Naxos.

The stones on Lionas beach is very beautiful.


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