We stayed for a week at Villa Dimitra in July 2013 and what a stay it was! The villa itself is new, clean and spacious, thoughtfully furnished and beautifully decorated, with large well-equipped kitchen, three bedrooms and lots of outdoor spaces. There were 7 of us, all girls, and there were no lines to the bathrooms in the morning, because there were three and a half bathrooms!
Athena was a wonderful hostess. She picked us up at the port, drove us to the supermarket, brought us vegetables from her own garden. She was always there for us to answer questions, give recommendations and provide us with care and attention we have never seen from any host (and we travel a lot!).
It takes about 5-7 minutes on foot to get to the beach, one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen and it was not crowded. If you want umbrellas and beach chairs, turn right upon entering the beach, but if you want privacy and serenity, turn left – the beach there is almost empty, which was what we were looking for.
The bus stop and Three Brothers tavern are right on the corner which was very convenient. We found Three Brothers tavern to be one of the best restaurants on the island. We also bought bread and appetizers from them to eat at the villa. It takes about 20 minutes by bus to get to Naxos town and the port. The old part of the town was unbelievably beautiful and authentic. After making day trips to Santorini and Myconos which were way too touristy and pricey, we felt that they were highly overrated, while old Naxos town – underrated. If you are looking for an authentic Greek atmosphere, make sure you wander the winding streets of old town during the day as well as at night. You’d feel like you were transported back in time.
All in all, our stay at villa Dimitra was perfect! The only negative, the stay was too short! One week felt like one very long and very happy day!