The water is crystal clear and the beach is clean. Our teenagers loved the snorkeling! There are "sandy" areas, but most is made up of tiny pebbles which can take a toll on sensitive feet after awhile. We enjoyed the small town feel of this beach area. There is a nudist section, but we preferred staying by this section as the other side of the beach was more "organized" with umbrellas and more people. I am happy we chose to stay here and travel into Naxos by bus (10-15 min bus ride)- we got tickets at our hotel.