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Welcome in Azalas!

In one of the most beautiful areas of Naxos we rent four Holiday homes, built in the traditional way from natural stone, and situated directly at the Aegean sea next to a beautiful small sand beach.

The establishment lies on the quiet and sparsely inhabited east coast of Naxos near to the small settlement of Agios Dimitris, three kilometers to the north of the picturesque harbour village of Moutsouna.




Our Holiday homes

Our cottages, each for 2 to 4 persons, are built in the traditional way from natural stone and furnished with handmade curtains, marble and wood. For the hot summer days they are equipped with air conditioning; in the winter they can be heated by a fireplace. Each cottage has its own veranda with a wonderful view of the Aegean sea. The cottages lie on a property of 7.000 sqm among olive- and fruit trees, vineyards and vegetable gardens. Directly in front of the property lies an idyllic small sand beach, perfect for a refreshing swim in the sea.

… here you can simply relax and enjoy! …

Cottage Liondari Cottage Liondari
Cottage Elia Cottage Elia
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    Our island: Naxos is worth more than one trip!

    Naxos is small enough that you can get everywhere in one day, but at the same time very rich and diverse. “I Eudaimoníi ton níson” – not without reason did Herodotus call it the most fortunate of the islands.
    On our web site you find detailed information on the nature and culture of Naxos, covering many different topics. We invite you to truly come into touch with our island, exploring it in interesting tours and on wonderful hikes, and to learn about, see and experience its history and monuments, its fauna and flora, its geology and cultural landscape.
    waterfall near Keramoti

    Naxos is very diverse.

    at the East coast near Lionas

    rock tower at the east coast

    near Apiranthos

    Many hiking trails lead into every corner of the island.

    Eleonora's Falcon in flight

    the rare Eleonora’s falcon – a fascinating bird species

    a small blenny  (Coryphoblennius galerita) sits at the water line

    small blenny at the coast

      Landscape and Nature

      The island of Naxos with its diverse landscape offers many possibilities for excursions: You can climb the highest mountain of the Cyclades, hike through scenic valleys with terraces, vineyards and olive trees, or visit remote coves along the coast or the enchanted springs and rivers of the island.

      In spring the whole island is in flower. Mountains and valleys are populated with many interesting birds, insects and reptiles. Also it is always worthwhile to explore the coast and to meet some of the fascinating inhabitants of the sea.

      History and monuments

      Naxos looks back onto a long and fascinating past: The island has been inhabitated since the stone age, and many remains, artefacts and ruins from all the different epochs are still preserved today. We can get a glimpse of every epoch of the island’s history by visiting its monuments and the museums.

      As largest island of the Cyclades, Naxos played an important role during many epochs: It was for example an important centre during the Cycladic culture in Early bronze age, known for its amazing marble idols, during the Archaic epoch, when the large temples of the island were constructed, and in the late Medieval times, when Naxos was seat of the Venetian Duchy of the Archipelago.

      Panagía Drosianí near Moní from the 6th century
      Panagía Drosianí near Moní from the 6th century
      Portára
      the famous temple gate in Chóra, the Portára
      marble statue near Melanes
      archaic marble statue near Mélanes
      ancient cemetary near Tsikalario
      stone circle in the ancient cemetary near Tsikalarió
      Venetian tower in Agiá
      Venetian tower in Agiá
        Crocus laevigatus

        Crocus laevigatus

        Caloplaca aurantia

        the lichen species Caloplaca aurantia

        Quercus pubescens

        great Downy oak near Apíranthos

        Symphytum davisii naxicola

        Symphytum davisii naxicola

        Capparis spinosa

        Capparis spinosa

          The flora of Naxos

          As largest island of the Cyclades and being relatively rich in water Naxos is home to an abundant flora: more than 1000 species have been recorded on the island. Of these we present more than 700 on this web site, with many informative and beautiful photos and detailed descriptions of the characteristics, the distribution and properties of the plants.

          For people who are interested in plants we offer (mostly in spring) tours and excursions, either around Azalás or as a hike in the mountains, along some valley or through the old cultural landscape.

          News from Azalas and Naxos

          Here you find the latest articles about Azalas and Naxos.

          In the category “News” I may publish for example an article about plant- or animal species that I find for the first time, about a monument or an archaeological site that we visited or about a memorable hike.

          And sometimes I simply share a special moment with my readers – a picture of a beautiful sunrise, of snow in the mountains or of an impressive rainfall.

          multicolored pebbles

          pebbles at the beach on the Makares islands

          a leafcutter bee at work

          a leafcutter bee in our garden

          thundercloud

          thundercloud

          landscape with snow

          snow in Apiranthos

          underwaterworld with fish

          under water

            .

            Here you find the Table of Content of this web site; see also the menu (☰) in the upper right corner of each page.

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            Waterfall near Keramoti

            Naxos is very diverse.

            at the East coast near Lionas

            rock tower at the east coast

            near Apiranthos

            Many hiking trails lead into every corner of the island.

            Eleonora's falcon in flight

            the rare Eleonora’s falcon – a fascinating bird species

            a blenny (Coryphoblennius galerita) sits at the water line

            small blenny at the coast

              Landscape and Nature

              The island of Naxos with its diverse landscape offers many possibilities for excursions: You can climb the highest mountain of the Cyclades, hike through scenic valleys with terraces, vineyards and olive trees, or visit remote coves along the coast or the enchanted springs and rivers of the island.

              In spring the whole island is in flower. Mountains and valleys are populated with many interesting birds, insects and reptiles. Also it is always worthwhile to explore the coast and to meet some of the fascinating inhabitants of the sea.

              History and monuments

              Naxos looks back onto a long and fascinating past: The island has been inhabitated since the stone age, and many remains, artefacts and ruins from all the different epochs are still preserved today. We can get a glimpse of every epoch of the island’s history by visiting its monuments and the museums.

              Panagía Drosianí near Moní from the 6th century
              Panagía Drosianí near Moní from the 6th century
              the famous temple gate in Chóra, the Portára
              the famous temple gate in Chóra, the Portára
              marble statue near Melanes
              archaic marble statue near Mélanes
              ancient cemetary near Tsikalario
              stone circle in the ancient cemetary near Tsikalarió
              Venetian tower in Agiá
              Venetian tower in Agiá

                As largest island of the Cyclades, Naxos played an important role during many epochs: It was for example an important centre during the Cycladic culture in Early bronze age, known for its amazing marble idols, during the Archaic epoch when the large temples of the island were constructed and in the late Medieval times when Naxos was seat of the Venetian Duchy of the Archipelago.

                Crocus laevigatus

                Crocus laevigatus

                Caloplaca aurantia

                the lichen species Caloplaca aurantia

                Quercus pubescens

                great Downy oak near Apíranthos

                Symphytum davisii naxicola

                Symphytum davisii naxicola

                Capparis spinosa

                Kaperstrauch, Capparis spinosa

                  The flora of Naxos

                  As largest island of the Cyclades and being relatively rich in water Naxos is home to an abundant flora: more than 1000 species have been recorded on the island. Of these we present more than 700 on this web site, with many informative and beautiful photos and detailed descriptions of the characteristics, the distribution and properties of the plants.

                  For people who are interested in plants we offer (mostly in spring) tours and excursions, either around Azalás or as a hike in the mountains, along some valley or through the old cultural landscape.

                  News from Azalas and Naxos

                  In the category “News” you find the latest articles about Azalas and Naxos. Here I may publish for example an article about plant- or animal species that I find for the first time, about a monument or an archaeological site that we visited or about a memorable hike.

                  multicolored pebbles

                  pebbles at the beach on the Mákares islands

                  a leafcutter bee at work

                  a leafcutter bee in our garden

                  thundercloud

                  thundercloud

                  landscape with snow

                  snow in Apíranthos

                  underwaterworld with fish

                  under water

                    And sometimes I simply share a special moment with my readers – a picture of a beautiful sunrise, of snow in the mountains or of an impressive rainfall.

                    .

                    Here you find the Table of Content of this web site; see also the menu (☰) in the upper right corner of each page.

                    .



                    Landscape and Nature

                    waterfall near Keramoti

                    Naxos is very diverse.

                    at the East coast near Lionas

                    rock tower at the east coast

                    near Apiranthos

                    Many hiking trails lead into every corner of the island.

                    Eleonora's falcon in flight

                    the rare Eleonora’s falcon – a fascinating bird species

                    a blenny (Coryphoblennius galerita) sits at the water line

                    small blenny at the coast

                      The island of Naxos with its diverse landscape offers many possibilities for excursions: You can climb the highest mountain of the Cyclades, hike through scenic valleys with terraces, vineyards and olive trees, or visit remote coves along the coast or the enchanted springs and rivers of the island.

                      In spring the whole island is in flower. Mountains and valleys are populated with many interesting birds, insects and reptiles. Also it is always worthwhile to explore the coast and to meet some of the fascinating inhabitants of the sea.

                      History and monuments

                      Panagía Drosianí near Moní from the 6th century
                      Panagía Drosianí near Moní from the 6th century
                      the famous temple gate in Chóra, the Portára
                      the famous temple gate in Chóra, the Portára
                      marble statue near Mélanes
                      archaic marble statue near Mélanes
                      ancient cemetary near Tsikalarió
                      stone circle in the ancient cemetary near Tsikalarió
                      Venetian tower in Agiá
                      Venetian tower in Agiá

                        Naxos looks back onto a long and fascinating past: The island has been inhabitated since the stone age, and many remains, artefacts and ruins from all the different epochs are still preserved today. We can get a glimpse of every epoch of the island’s history by visiting its monuments and the museums.

                        As largest island of the Cyclades, Naxos played an important role in the area: It was for example an important centre during the Cycladic culture in Early bronze age, known for its amazing marble idols, during the Archaic epoch when the large temples of the island were constructed and in the late Medieval times when Naxos was seat of the Venetian Duchy of the Archipelago.

                        The flora of Naxos

                        Crocus laevigatus

                        Crocus laevigatus

                        Caloplaca aurantia

                        the lichen species Caloplaca aurantia

                        Quercus pubescens

                        great Downy oak near Apíranthos

                        Symphytum davisii naxicola

                        Symphytum davisii naxicola

                        Capparis spinosa

                        Kaperstrauch, Capparis spinosa

                          As largest island of the Cyclades and being relatively rich in water Naxos is home to an abundant flora: more than 1000 species have been recorded on the island. Of these we present more than 700 on this web site, with many informative and beautiful photos and detailed descriptions of the characteristics, the distribution and properties of the plants.

                          For people who are interested in plants we offer (mostly in spring) tours and excursions, either around Azalás or as a hike in the mountains, along some valley or through the old cultural landscape.

                          News from Azalas and Naxos

                          multicolored pebbles

                          pebbles at the beach on the Mákares islands

                          a leafcutter bee at work

                          a leafcutter bee in our garden

                          thundercloud

                          thundercloud

                          landscape with snow

                          snow in Apíranthos

                          underwaterworld with fish

                          under water

                            Here you find the latest articles about Azalas and Naxos.

                            In the category “News” I may publish for example an article about plant- or animal species that I find for the first time, about a monument or an archaeological site that we visited or about a memorable hike.

                            And sometimes I simply share a special moment with my readers – a picture of a beautiful sunrise, of snow in the mountains or of an impressive rainfall.

                            .

                            Here you find the Table of Content of this web site; see also the menu (☰) in the upper right corner of each page.

                            .




                            In the Holiday homes Azalas you can fully immerse yourself into the unique atmosphere of the Cyclades:

                            at the beach with its crystal clear water, on a hiking tour through a silent lonely valley, or in the evening enjoying a glass of wine under the amazing stars of the Aegean.

                            In Azalas the authentic greek lifestyle with its hospitality, its philosophy and its traditions is still alive. Here you can leave worries and stress behind, practice wholesome idleness and simply enjoy each day – the sun, the sea, the wind.

                            What best memories will you take home?

                            evening in our bay
                            before sunrise, with moon
                            lightplay in the water
                            underwaterworld
                            small bay to the north of Agios Dimitrios
                            at the beach Chochlakás near Moutsouna
                            meeting a Giant peacock moth
                            visited by an Swallowtail butterfly
                            hiking near Apáno Kástro
                            at the river near Apollonas
                            on the summit of Mount Zas
                            winter morning


                            In the Holiday homes Azalas you can fully immerse yourself into the unique atmosphere of the Cyclades:

                            at the beach with its crystal clear water, on a hiking tour through a silent lonely valley, or in the evening enjoying a glass of wine under the amazing stars of the Aegean.

                            In Azalas the authentic greek lifestyle with its hospitality, its philosophy and its traditions is still alive. Here you can leave worries and stress behind, practice wholesome idleness and simply enjoy each day – the sun, the sea, the wind.

                            What best memories will you take home?


                              What our guests say about Azalas:

                              Azalas lies nearly at the end of the road, but it is the doorway to an enchanting corner of the Earth: It calls you to marvel at a sunrise, to explore the rich nature, to participate in the firing of the wood oven, or simply to enjoy your time around the cottage.

                              Pure relaxation!

                              Katja

                              Azalas means to me: Astrid and Nikos and their family with great knowledge and great hearts, divine nature, divine peace.

                              There is no place where I can find to myself and unwind like here in Azalas.

                              Friederike

                              Life, in it’s purest form

                              Norman

                              Azalas has become a second home for us since 2004. We, our children and our grandchildren visited Azalas around 20 times.

                              Astrid and Nikos always welcomed us warmly, let us participate in their life and provided us with fresh fish, fruit, vegetables, wine, bread, music – in short: hospitality XL

                              The quiet, the wonderful view of the sea, what could one want more? Not to forget also the many hiking tours following Astrid’s tips.

                              Waltraut

                              Azalas means to me quiet, freedom, nature, hospitality.

                              Daniela

                              Already after our first stay with you we did not know anymore where else to travel. By now we have been in Azalas eight times…

                              And we will come again!

                              Christoph

                              Azalas: simply amazing!! And so diverse – each time we discover something new. Every year we look forward to our visit with you!

                              Susanne

                              Azalas is for us the place where we want to stay forever. But the best of it is you, the people who made it into what it is.

                              Andrey

                              The home was really perfect in every way, and what a fantastic sunrise I got to see every day! Your hospitality was amazing, I felt so welcome.

                              Gretchen

                              über die berge hinuntersteigen ans meer, ganz im osten, wo die sonne früh erscheint am horizont.

                              azalas !

                              starken kräuterduft einatmen. sonderbare steine und licht vorm auge, wellenrauschen im gehör sein lassen.

                              ahnung des verlorenen paradieses.

                              michaela und albrecht