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Lounge on Nas Beach on Ikaria

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Ikaria is a small island in Greece that is known for its gorgeous setting and healthy diet. Despite its size, people flock here all year long to enjoy the great weather, great cuisine, and the Mediterranean way of life. While here, a top activity is to spend some time at the beach. Nas Beach is one of the places that tourists and locals alike love to visit.

About Nas Beach

Nas Beach on Ikaria Island, Greece, is an island of about 1,200 people in the Aegean Sea between the mainland’s Attica region and the Greek islands of Rhodes, Crete, and Chios. It is a small but beautiful island with beautiful beaches and a large amount of agriculture. The blue lagoon on its east side is one of the most notable features of Ikaria, as it’s known for its natural hot springs.

The lagoon was discovered by accident in 1960 when two youngsters were exploring the island and fell into it by accident. They eventually helped develop tourism on this small island by starting a restaurant that served food from the lagoon and allowed guests to swim in it. This inspired other restaurants to open up around town, making this little beach an island hotspot!

What to Do at Nas Beach

This is a true beach getaway, and it can be quite crowded in the high season from May to October. But in other months, you can go almost completely by yourself, and the view from the sand is simply breathtaking. You can rent a wheelchair-accessible boat to go sightseeing around the island and beyond.

One of the island’s most famous attractions is the Church of the Holy Cross (St. George), which dates back to the 11th century. If you’re feeling particularly artistic, you can also visit the island’s creative community, which lives and works on the island.

You like wine? Visit the island’s vineyard, where you can try a range of local vintages. One of the island’s most popular pastimes is strolling along the beach and taking in the views from the water’s edge or the hillside above.

Getting to Nas Beach

If you’re coming to Nas Beach by boat, there are two options. The first is to take a private boat from Mykonos, which runs three times per day. The trip can take about two hours and costs about 1,300 euros ($1,639).

If you’d like to reach the island by land, the first thing you’ll need to do is get your sea legs. The island is about a two-hour ferry ride from the mainland’s capital, Athens. Once you’re on the island, you can self-cater or hire a private car to take you around the island.

Nas Beach is a great option if you want to relax. The blue sand beaches are beautiful, and you can sit and watch the world pass by as you enjoy a drink by the sea.
If you’re looking for a quiet getaway, this is your place. And don’t forget to bring your cup and knife because there are no restaurants or bars on the island! If you want to feel like you’re at the beach but not in the middle of the crowd, this is your place.

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