We are grandparents traveling with our 12 yo grandson and spent the last 4 nights of a 3 week European adventure on Naxos at The Camara Hotel. We had arranged adjoining rooms as the price was so very good and reviews excellent. We greatly enjoyed our stay in nicely appointed rooms with balcony and garden views, each with comfortable beds and ample shower stalls. Stavros was extremely helpful as was evening manager Stafis, his brother-in-law. Sophia, served delicious simple breakfasts that included home-made jams, cheese and meats, hard boiled eggs, delicious yogurt with honey and cereals, all served in a sheltered open air upstairs dining area. Friendly and efficient Poppy the housekeeper kept rooms bright and tidy.
A huge plus for this property is the management's close relationship with its upscale next door neighbor the Lagos Mare and it's gourmet restaurant and bar. We spent long hours there when not at the sea, swimming and taking drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. The Lagos Mare also projects quiet movies and the World Cup when dark on its high pool wall, visible from many Camara balconies. Pray that the trees separating the two properties don't grow too high!
Our only relative disappointments, shared with Stavros during our stay, was the unavailability of the "side ocean view" room we were promised and the greater-than-350 meter walk to the shore. But to be fair, neither of these was of importance as the sea, being more like 800 meters away, is but a glimpse from the best balconies (see our lean-out photo) and one needs a car or motor bike to see Naxos anyway. So no big deal. (Karadatsis Car Rental was EXCELLENT; I indicated to managers Irini and Anneta that we preferred an older model car with a few dents and, for 25 euros a day which included necessary insurance, we picked up our slightly used Chevy at 6 pm and kept it for 4 nights for a total cost of 75 euros. This included a complimentary ride to the ferry on departure compliments of Mr. Karadatsis. Wow!)
We recommend the Camara/Lagos Mare!
Tom, Linda and Justin
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camara hotel is situated in Agios Prokopios. It's only 350m away from the beach of Agios Prokopios which is one of the awarded beaches of the island. It's just 5.Km away from chora, the centre of Naxos. Camara hotel is a perfect choice for those who want to be near the magnificent white sand beach and of course near by all the excursions as the bus stop is quite near the hotel (only 30m). Everyone can be satisfied by its suitable and quiet location. ... more less
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