Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saison 2012

Die neuen Preise für die Saison 2012 sind da, und die gute Nachricht ist, dass es keine Preiserhöhungen gegeben hat. Bei einigen Anbietern wurden die Preise zum Teil sogar gesenkt!

Ansonsten haben wir wie auch in 2012 für jeden Geschmack etwas.

Wer in Chora sein möchte hat z.B. eine klasse Unterkunft bei Nikitas

Am sehr bekannten Strand Agios Prokopios Strand unter anderem die
Maria Studios

Am Agia Anna Strand können wir die Stafilas Studios nur empfehlen!

Am Plaka Strand sind die Evi Studios sehr beliebt.

Und last but not least am unglaublich schönen Strand von Mikri Vigla die Marios Beach Apartments!

Viel Spass und Erholung auf Naxos!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Zusätzliche Angebote 2012

Wir sind stetig bemüht unseren Gästen auf Naxos mehr zu bieten, mehr Abwechslung, mehr Spaß, mehr Service und nicht zuletzt eine komfortable Anreise auf die wunderschöne Insel Naxos.

Für das kommende Jahr 2012 bieten wir deshalb für unsere Gäste in der Nebensaison (Mai und September) einen Rabatt von 10% fuer alle Aktivitaeten bei Plaka Watersports. Plaka Watersports bietet so ziemlich Alles was einen Urlaub auf Naxos noch abwechslungsreicher macht. Nicht nur die verschiedenen Wassersport Aktivitäten wie Windsurfing, Wasserski, Tauchen und Vieles mehr werden angeboten, sondern ab 2012 auch erstklassige Mountain Bikes und organisierte Touren.

Eleni Villas bietet Ihnen einen Rabatt im April, Mai und Oktober!!!
Bei einer Buchung von 7 Tagen erhalten Sie 10%, bei einer Buchung von 14 Tagen 20% Rabatt auf die Preise!

Ebenso haben wir für Sie eine Kooperation mit Athens Walking Tours geschaffen um Ihnen die Gelegenheit zu geben den Transfer in Athen online buchen zu können. Athens Walking Tours ist die Nummer 1 bei Tripadvisor und bietet neben dem zuverlässigen Transfer innerhalb Athens viele interessante Touren in Athen. Wenn Sie also einen Kurzaufenthalt planen sollten, lohnt es sich auf jeden Fall auf der Seite von Athens Walking Tours vorbeizuschauen.

Alle Infos und Links finden Sie auf unserer Homepage.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eating out!

It is I guess hard to suggest places to eat on the island of Naxos. Most of the tavernas offer locally produced vegetables and meat, a lot offer fresh fish and some try to differ from a typical Greek taverna, promoting a more creative, modern Greek cuisine. I will focus on Chora town, as this is where I eat most of the times.

Let's start from those open all year round, which cater to the needs of the locals!

Metaxy mas (between us): located in a small street in the old part of Chora town, this family run taverna is housed in a stone walled house and serves in the street during summer (but be there early or you'll have to wait). The couple who own the taverna and the waiters are all friendly and relaxed. The portions are big and tasty. Definitely order "tigania" (fried pork pieces in lemon sauce with pieces of local cheese) and potato salad (without mayonnaise). It is by far the cheapest restaurant and great value for money.

Maro: this restaurant is located at Platia Protodikiou, somewhere above the free municipality parking (ask at any kiosk or any local for exact directions). They offer a big variety of strictly local dishes, such as "drunken pork" (cooked in wine with white sauce) and "rosto pork" (cooked in tomato sauce and wine). Definitely try fried liver, it is exceptional (of course from local meat). And beware, portions are really big.

Meze 2: Located at the port, this mainly fish restaurant is fully packed even in April when I first went there - in summer it is pure luck to find a table. Despite the crowds, they have an efficient service (well, don't expect miracles in mid August), delicious big dishes and a big variety of fish and meat mezedes (the Greek equivalent of tapas, in a bigger plate). They have a branch on Plaka beach.

In summer, you have of course a bigger variety of choices - and frankly, it is worth it to try as many restaurants as possible.

Labyrinth: Yes, in the labyrinth of the old town, this modern wine restaurant in a small, neat yard begs to differ. They combine traditional food (i.e. delicious chicken in lemon sauce) with modern approaches to the local products (i.e. try any of their salads). They have a small menu, but they offer an extensive list of wines and a jazzy kind of atmosphere (set your Shazam ready!). When you go, please keep your voice down, the place offers tranquility to the guests and friendly smiles from the couple operating the restaurant. Tip: don't miss the chocolate biscuit. Until the end of August 2011 there is an exhibition in the premises with paintings by Mariella Konstantinidis.

Kastro, Typografeio, S' agapo are 3 restaurants located very close one to each other in the old town of Chora town, each one offering a different experience.

Kastro offers a magnificent view of the port (if you are lucky to find one of the "good" tables), efficient service, and is an "honest" taverna, serving tasty food.

Typografeio has a variety of altered Greek recipes, professional service and a model kitchen (extremely rare on the islands) - and is more pricey.

S'agapooo (I looove you) serves in some nice terraces, the personnel is friendly, the variety big and the food ok (well, when you go in two, you don't have the possibility to experiment a lot with the menu, therefore I cannot say much).

Of course, you can still eat great food everywhere in the villages or in tavernas at the seaside, such as for instance the Paradiso Taverna in Maragas beach (Plaka beach). If you intend to explore other parts of the islands, simply ask the locals. Your hotelier will be happy to oblige.

And if you have your own tips, feel free to share them with us!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

July vacation

Yes, I know, it is now mid August and most of you are laying at a beach somewhere - and most of you are in overcrowded beaches, walking in overcrowded pebbled streets, eating in overcrowded restaurants with stressed waiters. That is why I love July or September on the Greek islands, especially the picturesque cycladic island of Naxos. I love it in July because the days are really long and in September because the seas are really calm and very warm. Prices are lower, service is always better, and everyone is more relaxed.

Even more so when you rent a studio somewhere quiet. Some of my clients stayed this July at Stafilas studios in Agia Anna, in an apartment on the ground floor by the pool, and although they feared it would be loud with children, it was serene.
This is a family business, run by Margarita, with some help from the rest of the family. It was build 3 years ago and has been furnished and decorated with an impeccable modern taste. Even small details, like the decor on the coffee tables by the pool, did make a difference. Such a pity they don't officially serve drinks by the pool - but you can either bring your own or expect some treat from Margarita! Her daughter's "spoon sweets" are top notch.

As for the area of Agia Anna, there is not much to be said. The beach is actually the continuation of the Agios Prokopios beach, a sandy beach with crystal clear waters even at its busiest part. A couple of nice cafes also serve the rented umbrellas.

And like all the west coast of the island, the sunset is an unforgettable experience, every day.

What is also convenient is the proximity of Agia Anna to the main Naxos town, Chora. You can spend the day at the beach - or at any other beach, Plaka is at walking distance - and the night by the port or the old town in Chora. Bus connection is really frequent and if you are a more athletic type, you can always ride the 4 km to the town (and spare the quest for a parking place at the free municipality parking).

For photos of Naxos in July 2011, you can visit our facebook page

And for tips on where to eat on Naxos, stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Naxos hotels & apartments in english

Yes, the day has come, and our site is now available in english! Naxos Apartments offers in both languages the same variety of accommodation (family hotels, studios and apartments) and useful information on how to reach Naxos and on how to make the most out of your holiday.

I am sure we still need some fine tuning - and we would welcome comments or corrections. However we continue to provide the same quality service and we shall be happy to accommodate you according to your needs.

Choose your preferred beach and...welcome to your holiday!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

11th Naxos Festival

The 11th Naxos Festival at Bazeos Tower, which began in the summer of 2001, is hosted in an exceptional 17th century landmark monument, located on the 12th Km of the main road linking the capital city of Naxos (Chora)with the inland (Halki, Filoti).

The Festival this year (23/7 - 29/8) presents an exhibition of photographs from the Benaki Museum, jazz concerts, piano recitals, theatrical monologues, puppet theater and even seminars in drama therapy. Tickets for the performances cost 20 euros.

If you spend your holidays on Naxos in August, you can also attend the AXIA International Festival in Halki (11, 12 & 16 August) and Chora (17 & 18 August). I guess they will post more information in the next days!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sport auf Naxos

Naxos bietet nicht nur Kultur und Baden, sondern auch viele Sportmoeglichkeiten, wie z.B. Kitesurf oder Windsurf!

Der Strand Mikri Vigla ist einer der schönsten Strände und bietet herrlich feinen Sand. Mikri Vigla ist durch einen Hügel in zwei Strände geteilt: Der Teil im Süden ist sehr windgeschützt und daher herrlich um den ganzen Tag am Strand zu verbringen (Tip: die Taverna am Strand). Der nördliche Teil des Strandes ist sehr beliebt bei Windsurfern - kein Wunder!

Die Marios Beach Apartments sind direkt am windgeschützten Strand.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Combine a visit to a village with some local liqueur tasting

One of Naxos' finest experiences is a visit to the historic village of Halki, about 20 minutes' drive from Naxos town (Chora).

Halki is a vivid reflection of historic Naxos and is full of the handsome façades of old villas and tower houses, legacy of a rich past as the one-time centre of Naxian commerce. Since the late 19th century, Halki has had strong connections with the production of kitron, a delicious liqueur.

The Vallindras Distillery in Halki's main square, still distils kitron the old-fashioned way. There are free tours of the old distillery's atmospheric rooms, which still contain ancient jars and copper stills. Kitron tastings round off the trip and a selection of the distillery's products are on sale.

To arrange a tour you need to phone 22850 22534 or 694255116.

And don't forget to refuel in the shady square of the village or take a look at the small shops around, such as the ceramics gallery-shop, L'Olivier.

Source: Lonely planet

Friday, June 10, 2011

Neue Hotels, Apartments und Studios auf Naxos

Wir haben wieder neue Partner für Sie auf Naxos.

Hotel Michalis Studios Alle Informationen, Fotos und Preise

Michalia Plaka Studios Alle Informationen, Fotos und Preise

Michalia Studios (Chora) Alle Informationen, Fotos und Preise

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