I wonder can anyone give me some advice. My partner, my sister and I are planning a two or three week holiday next July 2011 to the Cyclades with our 6 six year old son and my sister's two girls aged 10 and 13. I originally asked questions from the Naxos experts and got loads of help and advice about staying in the harbour area but it then turned out that my sister's idea of an idyllic holiday was very far removed from bustling Naxos! To give you an idea of what we like we have spent several holidays in Greece and especially liked Sifnos, Syros, Paros and Antiparos, where we stayed last year. Antiparos was probably a bit too sophisticated,crowded and expensive for us.
We have talked it over and decided we all really like the look of Anafi - peace and quiet, lovely beaches, a quaint little Chora and harbour all connected by buses or paths. We would like to stay for two or three weeks in one place and just chill out. However I have emailed a few places to find out prices and am either not getting any answers or getting mail returned. Villa Galini looked nice but their email address was returned as a permanent fault to me and I got one reply from Villa Kalamiotissa but their price is 90 euros a night for three in a studio and that's really way too expensive for us.
Can anyone who has been there recommend any place to stay? We would prefer 2 separate rooms for 3 people in each. We don't need anything fancy, just a shower and a fridge and maybe a cooking ring and some plates and utensils with an adjoining terrace or balcony or even a communal one.
Also I wondered if anyone could tell me if there are any fruit and veg shops on Anafi so that we could prepare simple vegetarian meals like salads and sandwiches while we are there so that we don't have to pay to eat out every day? Obviously we will eat in tavernas sometimes but we would like the option of using bakeries and fruit shops.
Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you,