This wonderful place may not be for everyone, but it was one of the highlights of our month in Greece. As already stated here in many of the other reviews, the enigmatic, but entertaining Christos, is a generally extraordinary host. Staying here is kind of like staying with your laid-back uncle who has dropped out of society. The breakfasts are truly exceptional, with Naxian dairy products and honey, fruits from Christos' garden, homemade jams, and wild-harvested herbal teas. If you are lucky enough to catch one of his dinners (make sure to stay at least 3 nights if you want this), you will not be disappointed. Everything on the table was fresh and local (potatoes from the garden, olive oil from the nearby groves, powerful homebrewed wine) and the atmosphere is convivial.
The beach right out front offers great snorkeling and swimming, and there are lots of nearby places to make day trips. If you will be visiting Naxos and have a car, you could easily make this your base for seeing most of the island, and I would, in fact, recommend doing so.
One last note: although this is definitely a 'budget' style hotel, the quality of the mattresses and linens was exceptional, there is always hot water and good pressure, and the place is very clean. You will sleep comfortably, here, especially if you face away from the ocean!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apollon is in a small fishing village in the northeast area of Naxos island. The village has touristic infrastructure, restaurants, cafe, bars etc and a very nice beach.Hotel Kouros is a family hotel with 24 double rooms with satelite TV, mini bar, air condition, toilet, shower with hot water, telephone and parking place for your car. It is near by the beach (30m) and very close to the village (200m). Every room has a balcony with fantastic view to the sea or the mountains.In Apollon village you can find the ancient statue of Dionysos (12 meter long - 7th century bc), the longest in Greece. Also the ancient minor from which originated all the ancient marbles that the Naxians sent to Delos (Naxian Sphix - Kori Nikandris). Also, up on Kalogeros mountain you can find an medieval castle.Within a few words, Apollon is a beautiful village and hotel Kouros is the right place for your accommodation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Kouros Naxos/Apollon, Greece