Great location...a quick walk to one side of the hotel is the shallow St George beach with some decent beach tavernas and a nice bay with sunchairs; to the other side is the main strip—the port—with its nice variety of restaurants, bars and shops (and of course, the incredible "Old Town" just behind it).
And good God, the view from the third-floor terrace of this hotel is awesome. I highly recommend getting one of the two rooftop rooms, which give you direct access to said terrace. Yes, you share it with the people in the other rooftop room (and in fact, everyone in the hotel is welcome to use the terrace if they wish) but we stayed in Naxos in early Sept and felt like we had the entire terrace to ourselves for 6 nights. Absolutely spectacular sunset view.
In particular, our room (309 I believe it was) had ample space and a separate sitting room.
True, the shower is one of those handheld jobs and the bed isn't great; oh, and the hotel staircase is extremely steep and narrow (pack light lol)....but we had no other complaints with this cute family-run hotel.
A few quick tips on Naxos: among our favourite restaurants on the island are Matina Stavros in the village of Koronos; Taverna Pigi in the village of Ano Potamia; Rotonda near the village of Filoti, and Axiotissa (reservations needed?) near the village of Kastraki. And if you're looking for a gorgeous, mostly deserted beach, go to Pyrgaki on the south end of the island. On the west end we liked Plaka beach but the entire west end is much busier in general.
Naxos is large and you'll definitely need a car...but the mountainous driving is hairy so I advise visiting the restaurants above for lunch and dining in Naxos Town (at the port and in the Old Town behind it) for dinner. In the Old Town we enjoyed a break from Greek food at the tiny La Vigne Wine Bar...and there's a nice variety of bars in the Old Town too. We loved the jazz bar and the one called Notos.
Bottom line, Hotel Kymata is good value and in a perfect location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the unforgettable holidays on the island of Naxos included your stay at the hotel Kymata. Close to the harbor, next to the magnificent beach of Saint George, with charming decor and family hospitality will offer the accommodation you are looking for!Hotel Kymata has fourteen rooms, most of which have sea view and two apartments with large terrace where from you can enjoy magical sunsets, the harbor, the Castle and Portara (Temple of Apollon). For relaxing holidays, close to the hotel, you will find restaurants, cafes, car rentals and motorcyclists, banks, shops.For creative holidays become free action programs within the hotel: Greek language lessons (twice a week) traditional dance courses (twice a week) Cooking Classes (once a week) Courses crafts for kids and adults (once a week)and outside with several surprises (contests, treasure hunting, etc.) Plan your vacations of your dreams!We will help make it happen! ... more less
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