My family and I are hoping to go to Naxos on holiday in the second half of July 2011, for definitely two, possibly three weeks. As we are travelling with children we prefer to spend our whole holiday on just one island and explore and enjoy it really well. We have had wonderful previous holidays on Sifnos, Syros, Rhodes, Paros and Antiparos.
Our group consists of myself, my partner and our six-year-old son and my sister and her two girls aged 10 and 13 - so we would like an apartment which sleeps six or two rooms side-by-side which sleep three each. We need to have a terrace or roof terrace so we three adults can sit together later in the evening right outside the rooms while the kids are in bed.
We like the idea of staying in the centre of Naxos Town and using it as a base. We will either walk to Agios Georgios beach or use buses to explore the other beaches and villages around the island. The main things for us are low budget, some cooking facilities and a view of the boats coming in and out of the port (watching them is my favourite thing to do!). I like the look of Despina's Rooms as the view from the roof terrace is exactly what we're looking for and there are shared cooking facilities. I have, however, read that the rooms on the roof are very small. Does this mean that they only fit two people or is it possible to have two triple rooms up there?
Can anyone recommend any other rooms or studios with access in the evenings to a similar view? Can you see the port from Agios Georgios beach or is the view only from the Kastro area?
As far as budget is concerned we are looking to spend less than 100 euros between us all per night. We have seen some studios at Agia Anna which sleep three for about 40 euros each per night or sleep 6 for less than 80 euros but we would not have the views or the old town atmosphere which we love.
Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks,