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Valena Mare

2.0 of 5 Plaka, Greece
#2 of 6 hotels in Plaka
41 Reviews 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being Greek and having seen my worth of horrid, tasteless and overpriced rooms and studios in islands I can attest that Valena Mare is a bright exception to this sad reality. Not only is the place beautiful, clean, and well looked-after, but the studios are super-reasonably priced. The location is a bit off-the-grid and you do need some means of... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed at the Valena Mare in June. The apartment, the garden, the pool, the entire estate was new, well designed, very clean and well maintained. The owners were lovely people, always prone to help and serve. The Valena Mare consists of 9 roomy appartments. Three of them are very adequate for a family of 4. I would recommend it... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent 11 nights at Valena Mare, May 24 till June 4th 2014. We found the accommodation through Trip Advisor. We had visited The Cyclades before, spending two or three nights here and there, but this time we were looking to spend a longer time exploring just one Island, NAXOS......a destination which had been recommended to us by a U.K.... More

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Larsmo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed at Valena Mare for three nights in september 2013. We loved it! The garden, the apartment, the owners, the location close to Mikri Vilga; all these things make the place the best! We enjoyded the garden at night in the full moon light. We are already thinking of returning in the future! All the best to Elena and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Location: the middle of nowhere close to beautiful Plaka beach. You need a car or a scooter to get anywhere from this hotel but is in very beautiful peaceful surroundings. Room: very tasteful en well taken care of. Nice terrace in a beautiful garden. Beds could be a bit bigger. Service: excellent. Elena is very welcoming and helpfull. You can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We loved staying at Valena Mare, and would do so again. We loved the location, the warm welcome and clean room with an amazing view from the balcony, the beach is just a stones throw away. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I have stayed in Plaka 4 times and the last time that I travelled solo and chose to stay in Valena Mare was definitely the best. I stayed there for 5 nights, in June 2012. Value for money, warm welcome from Elena and family, clean and beautifully decorated rooms, in a perfect location for the one who wants quiet and... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

In general, our experience at Valena Mare was very nice. The rooms are big and nicely decorated, the balconies are spacious, the beach nearby is magnifiscent. One of my favorite parts was the garden. Very well adapted to the natural environment with plants that have low water demand. It shows that the owners are environmentally aware. By the way, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

For a lower price room this was excellent. Ok, so it is slightly out of the way but it allowed us to visit the nicest beach on naxos, oneI suggest most tourists miss as they don't know about it, mikri vigla, although note that is is still about 8k from this hotel., the rooms were clean and Perry but the... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We had the warmest welcome from a very friendly staff! The room was very comfortable, yet the a/c was hardly working at all. The bath was a pleasant surprise but the harassing flies which came at swarms made sleeping with open windows impossible. The beach nearby is absolutely marvelous!

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Address: Plaka, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Naxos > Plaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Valena Mare 2*
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Valena Mare is a new complex with deluxe studios & apartments on the largest island of the Cyclades, Naxos. Naxos has a long history and splendid mythological past, and is the greenest island of the Cyclades. It is the most popular tourist destination not because of its proximity to Athens, but for many natural beauties, traditional villages, archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, monasteries and unique sandy beaches. Our studios are just 200m from the sea, on the sandy beach of Plaka with the incredible crystal waters. Our location is only 8 km from Chora, the capital town and main port of Naxos, and 6 km from the airport. ... more   less 
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