I just recently returned from my week-long stay at Hotel Adonis in Apollonas, Naxos. I was pleasantly delighted by the warm, attentive service and traditionally Greek hospitality we received. Stamatis, the owner, arranged for our pickup from the airport, greeted us with homemade Naxian liqueurs and showed us to our quaint, sea-view room. It was worth paying a bit extra for the view--the mountains and the Aegean Sea are breathtaking!
We also paid for the continental breakfast...this included coffee, fresh homemade lemon juice, fresh locally grown fruit, eggs, Greek yoghurt and honey, traditional bread and delicious homemade jams. Was worth the small cost...we got to relax and enjoy breakfast on the large outdoor patio and take in the fresh Aegean air at the same time! The hotel is sparkling clean, decorated in traditional Aegean style. The rooms are simple and comfortable, thoroughly cleaned daily. There is free wifi, which was a huge bonus to skype with home and stay caught up with emails! Stamatis was always available to answer any questions (such as bus routes and times, how to reserve boat tickets, where to buy locally made cheese etc.). He is so helpful and hospitable, as are his staff George and Adriana!!
The hotel dinners are prepared by Stamatis' mother, who makes delicious, mouth-watering meals from fresh, organically garden grown vegetables and local meat and fish...the menu changed nightly and was all decently priced. The best part was that it highlighted traditional Greek and island cuisine....the traditional Naxiot goat meat with rice was absolutely delicious!!!! We also went on a tour of their gardens and saw our food before it was even picked!!
The beach is just a few steps away from the hotel, and you can borrow umbrella from the hotel, which is great if you have small kids. The water is clean, and the sandy beach is perfect for young kids to play on. There are also many restaurants, cafes and some beautiful gift shops near the beaches.
We had a wonderful time at Hotel Adonis and in Apollon, Naxos. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and highly recommend it to anyone!