The chraming port town and beach, Agios Georgios, Iraklia. Photo credit: Yiannis Gavalas.
Agios Georgios is a traditional settlement built in amphitheatric fashion around the port of Iraklia and where most of the tourist businesses are located, rooms to let, restaurants and two or three bars. There are also grocery stores, an ATM and a doctor on call.
The place grew from a small fishing hamlet with the development of tourism in the 1980’s and it is now a popular destination for families, as it is considered very child-friendly.
There is easy access to two very attractive beaches, Agios Georgios beach and Livadi beach.
Traffic is scant and the port is a gathering place for kids to have fun or for adults to take a stroll or try their luck with fishing.
|Directions for access||There is a ferry connection with Piraeus three times a week, a daily local ferry connecting Iraklia with Naxos and the other Small Cyclades and another with Syros. A tarmac road goes through Panagia village and ends at Tourkopigado beach –a distance of approximately 7km.|