Last updated: Wed Jan 15, 2019
Welcome to our official webpage!
Naxos: MAY 15 to MAY 22, 2019
Bookmark this page ( www.divoraroma.com/may15 ) for future reference…
OUR OFFICIAL DATES IN Naxos:
* CHECK IN: May 15, 2019 (4pm)
* CHECK OUT: May 22, 2019 (11am)
Our Home in Naxos address is: Villa Paradise, Naxos Town, Naxos, Cyclades, South Aegean 84300 (Scroll down for the map, the link and photographs of the interior and our stunning terrace!
RECOMMENDED FLIGHT DATES:
* Depart the west coast on May 13
* Arrive in Athens on May 14
* Rest and adjust overnight (jet lag!)
* Fly to Naxos Island on May 15 between 3 and 5pm (YAY!)
I recommend Google Flights for airline/flight shopping
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
The calendar of events for our week in Naxos will appear here as a LINK (coming soon) to a PDF file.
It is tentative and may change slightly as time passes. It will be confirmed one month before our start date
* Please purchase Travel Insurance * This is so very important and required as it covers any emergency expenses you might need while abroad. I am your chaperone, but there is only so much I can do in case of major emergencies (or if airlines lose your luggage).
Use our Travel Insurance Comparison Tool, choose the coverage that best suits you, and click to purchase it. It is well worth it, and more affordable than you might think! :)
As you document your adventure with us on your smartphone, please tag your images with our week’s hashtag #DivoraRomaMay15 and please link @DivoraRoma as well.
Your images will appear in the Instagram section below and we’ll be able to look each other’s images up via the hashtag, as a group! So fun!
GROUP TEXTING IN ROME:
* WhatsApp is the way to communicate abroad as a group
* Download the WHATSAPP app on your phone
* Enter my number (503) 989-8968
* Send me a WhatsApp message to confirm
MY CONTACT INFORMATION:
* WhatsApp is the main method for immediacy
* My email address: Alice@DivoraRoma.com
OUR HOME IN Naxos:
As you can see form the embedded map, we are next to a beautiful beach and the Plaka town. You will be picked up at the Naxos airport (please arrive between 3 and 5pm on May 15th) and, together, we will get to the villa just in time for our welcome happy hour and dinner! :D
Take note of our address:
Naxos Town, Naxos
Cyclades, South Aegean 84300
CHECK IN: May 15 (3-5pm)
CHECK OUT: May 22 (11am)
Photographs of our Home In Naxos:
Our villa is a typical way to lodge in Greece. It is a complex of mini villas with a varying number of bedrooms and bathrooms, perched on an incline, with views of the Mediterranean. This places is beautiful! They have just remodeled it and have added a swimming pool as well, which is wonderful in case we didn’t want to walk 10 minutes to the beach, ha! ;) I think we’ll really enjoy relaxing here and making this our home base for the week! Our specific rooms will be assigned once Adonis and I arrive and organize, prior to your arrival. For now, click on any of the photographs below, to see the larger versions of this paradise!
Getting to Naxos (and then leaving Naxos):
To help you find ways to get to Naxos on May 15th, use this tool. It shows you exactly how to get from Point A to Point B, anywhere in the world. Once you enter Point A to Point B, click on Search to be redirected to their website. You’ll see a world map delineating your search, and all available transportation options on the left hand side. So fun!
Overall impressions about the beautiful island of Naxos:
I have personally spent an incredible week there long ago, and have vowed to return ever since. My good friend and Greek citizen Adonis and his family, often travel to Naxos and agree with me about it's authenticity and beauty (and its delicious culinary opportunities!). He has partnered with me to be my eyes and ears and local expert on Naxos, for which I am so grateful!
Naxos is an impressive island. It is part of the same group of islands of which the more famous Mykonos is a part of (the Cyclades), but it continues to maintain it's independence form the neighboring party scenes and high roller lifestyle. Naxos is a big island, with the most fertile land amongst all islands. Mt Zeus (the tallest mountain on any Greek island - 3,300 feet) helps trap clouds on the north side, dumping plenty of rain onto the rich soils which, in turn, spread over the vast plantations of vegetables, olive and citrus trees. The south shore is more dry, allowing for dramatic desert-like landscapes and imposing cliffs on the Mediterranean.
Naxos has a beautiful balance of wet (north) and dry (south) which has allowed for millennia of experience in the world of cultivating and herding (it has been continuously inhabited since 4000BC and continues to hold onto it's rich traditions and laid back, sloooooow paces lifestyle). The island is well known for it's endemic lemon species as well as it's local sheep's cheese, not to mention the delicious bounty of fish provided by the fish Mediterranean waters. Esthetically, there is plenty of opportunity for exploration of the tiny old churches and monasteries in the island's mysteriously beautiful interior (as well as the iconic windmills).
The beaches are some of the most beautiful in the group of islands, with far fewer people competing for space. A true unexplored gem!
I am excited to explore the island and it's traditions and scenery with you!
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