The Saint Vlassis is run by a wonderful hardworking family whose passion for embracing their guests is evident from the very first second. To begin with, although the hotel has in essence been around for some 20 years, it has been completely renovated and transformed into an ecofriendly Zen-like oasis with a Cycladic twist, serenely lying right on the outskirts of Naxos town.
Once inside the rooms, you’ll be impressed with the bedding (Simmons mattresses) and the gorgeously modern bathrooms boasting an island feel, but also with the flat-screen satellite television, AC and balcony in all quarters. The décor is graciously light and chic, putting you immediately at ease as soon as you enter.
Yet the best part of your stay could arguably be the generous local breakfast buffet, full of breads, biscuits, tasty cheeses, country eggs, ‘homemade’ jams, various cakes, fine teas, savory pies and much more. Sitting in the breakfast/lobby area is a pleasant experience, as Konstantinos the manager seamlessly refills the buffet to make sure that everybody is happy.
This is a great start for a superb day, whether you want to spend it on the nearby beach or explore the gorgeous traditional villages by car. Either way, Konstantinos provides a wealth of information on where to go and what to do, adding inestimable value to your Naxian experience. His recommendations for excellent eateries and restaurants are also spot on, opening up a world of unsurpassed culinary delights. The Naxians, after all, are known across Greece for their gastronomic flair.
Saint Vlassis is an easy 15-minute walk to town and to the beach. It is a base also for exploring the best of the island, which is full of hiking paths, towers, castles, historic churches, museums and of course beaches to discover. It is also worthy to mention that behind the scenes, the management has adopted many green practices such as energy efficient appliances and recycling (even leftover food is given to farm animals so nothing goes to waste). You certainly won’t regret booking your stay at this wonderful property.