I cannot sing enough praises for this extraordinary place. I'm not sure how they can maintain this level of service without experiencing "burnout".
We were picked up by Nico at the port in a most comfortable, clean and roomy vehicle.
We are three travelers in total and our rooms were perfect for our needs. Our two rooms were adjoining but were separated by a small shared area with access to our shared bathroom. It's a very unique set up and a pleasant surprise. We had a most grand room with a huge and comfortable patio area with ample seating and a table.
The grounds are gorgeous and so beautifully landscaped - they are busy maintaining them daily and it shows. I have seriously never seen a better cared for pool. We arrived while other guests were checking in and we were escorted to the pool bar and enjoyed a drink while we were waiting. What a most delightful surprise to find that it was complimentary.
Paris chatted us up with great conversation and always greeted us with a friendly smile and genuine concern for our needs.
The meals are above and beyond expectation from the included breakfast to the reasonably priced and most delicious suppers. Their hours of operation are most generous too. 8-10:30 1-3 and 7-11 I wish I had more time to sample more of the menu but in the three days we spent there, we actually duplicated items several times because we loved them so much ( ie mushrooms ). The garlic potatoes were to die for and the moussaka was the best I've ever had. If you happen to be a vegetarian you can even request it meatless ahead of time but there will be no problem ordering from the menu as there are lots of options. I enjoyed artichoke my first night there that was so flavourful and filling. By now I'm sure you get the point. If you don't happen to stay here, most definitely make it a point to dine here. You will not be disappointed.
They offer books to read and photo albums and a guest book to leaf through in the breakfast dining area.
Dimitri, Mama and Dad and beautiful Chrissa, and I am so sorry that I did not learn the names of the others, all made our stay a most incredible one. Our room was so exceptionally cleaned that I am spoiled. If I don't stop soon I'm sure you'll think I've been paid to submit this review.
The beaches in the area are within walking distance and perfect for a quiet nap. Paris offered us an umbrella and there are beach towels in the room.
You will enjoy searching for the Naxos eye; we found nine between the three of us on our last morning there after a surprise afternoon storm the day before had churned up the sea.
I will allow you to research the eye on your own but I think that the ones we found had already been chosen for us before our trip to Faros Studios because we were certainly lucky to have found such a great place to spend our time on Naxos.
There seems to be nothing that this family and their awesome friends/employees will not do to make sure your stay here is above expectations and they do it with such a laid-back, no problem attitude that you will fast fall into vacation mode and never want to leave.
There is more to tell and I will answer any questions that you may have but the sun is rising here in Oia and the day awaits me. I just had to drop into TA to tell you about Faros before I forgot any details.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling in a beautiful piece of land, full of trees and pure Naxian Air, Faros offers a unique experience to couples, families or singles who search for relax and personal attention. Cedar trees on the sand dunes of Alyko, amazing beaches and coves in a walking distance, a little cozy house, colorful garden, stunning views of the sea and the sunset, infinity swimming pool, cocktail pool bar, greek taverna, mama's traditonal food and our family hospitaly is what you can expect at Faros! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Faros Studios Apartments Hotel Naxos
- Faros Complex Naxos