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Hotel Recs in Naxos & Mykonos

I am planning a trip next year in Naxos/Mykonos/Santorini. We'll be "living large" in Santorini as we'll be at a resort for a friend's wedding, but are looking for good hotel recs in Mykonos and Naxos - something in the $150-$200 range max. Does anyone have any amazing ideas? Many, many thanks!!!

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You can use www.booking.com to search for affordable accomodations on both islands. Use the filter system to delete what you can't afford and to include the services, facilites and amenities you require. You can search the whole island or separate areas. If you want affordable accomodations within easy walking distance to Naxos Town focus your search on St. George Beach.

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Michelle - We can give you the best advice if you give us your dates -- "next year" covers a lot of ground!. In Naxos, if you were going in June vs. Early August, I would give you quite different advice about areas to stay in …

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I will add that many hotels don't start next year's bookings until sometime after the first of the year, so if you aren't getting the information you need you might have to wait a few months.

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Thanks so much for your replies. We will be in Greece Sept 6-20, 2015. I've checked some of the hotel sites (including booking.com) and it's true that we can't get good rates until maybe October, but I'm really wondering more about good personal feedback. If anyone has a hotel that they really loved, I'd appreciate the recommendation. Thank you!!!

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michelle, About Naxos, for mid-late September I agree with Lee regarding St. George (Ag. Giorgios) beach. At the outer-beaches, while the water is sublime for swimming, the beach villages will be starting to close down. St. George is quiet, well-established, shady, yet just a 10-minute stroll to the charm of Naxos Town -- cafes, tavernas, shops, museums, the winding agora lanes. Naxos has a big permanent population so it will be vibrant all Fall. And it's easy to jump on a bus to enjoy swims at Plaka or Prokopios beaches … or explore the scenic inland villages and landscapes.

The only problem may be lodgings -- in St. George off-season it's hard to find places as expensive as €200, lol. The 3 main upscale hotels -- all with pools -- are Nissaki Beach Hotel, Naxos Beach Hotel and Galaxy Hotel.. First one is closest to town & almost on beach; however I don't find its pool area very inviting. 2nd one is at farther end of beach about 100 yards back from sand, beach-view balconies, pool area well landscaped. 3rd one, farther from beach. Your call. If you want a small family-run lodging, check the excellent reviews from Villa Naxia, near the 2nd above. Hotel Asteria has best location right on beach itself. latter 2 don't have pools, are probably 1/2 the rates of the 3 upscale ones.

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Thank you, Janet! This is so helpful! Any recommendations for Mykonos?

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You can look for reviews on booking.com as well as on tripadvisor.com. Both these websites are widely-mined for that sort of information by potential visitors who don't receive the information they seek when asking for recommendations. On tripadvisor you can also send the reviewers a private message to ask more specific questions.

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I have always taken pot luck on the Greek islands, finding hotels and private rooms when I arrived, and was always happy with them. But to lock in specific amenities in September, you probably will want to book a few months ahead. Rick's Greece book recommends a half-dozen Mykonos hotels, but Lonely Planet is helpful for islands that he doesn't cover.

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3 summers in mykonos and all stays were at Poseidon. heading back in september and staying there again. good location, friendly staff, excellent breakfast, love the pool. very happy with my time there!