Panoramic view to valley with olive trees and other fruit treesSurrounded by olive trees
Little cottage with Great view
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The little two-bedroom house is located in the traditional mountain village Melanes. Located 9 km from Naxos town and the majestic beaches. The balcony offers great panoramic view to valley with olives trees and to the nearby villages. The cottage is detached from the residential area of Melanes. If you appreciate tranquillity and relaxation, this accommodation is for you! The famous Kouros of Melanes is in 25 min walking distance. The E4 European path is located next to this cosy cottage.

The space

The stone house was built in 1956. Since then only necessary improvements have been made, to maintain its genuine style.

Each bedroom and the kitchen have individual entrance. Kitchen and bathroom are connected. See image of the ground plan.

Interaction with guests

Alexandra will be your main contact. Looking forward to receiving your message.

Other things to note

Special offer for 2 guests who would like to use one of the bedrooms. Upon request.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Common spaces
1 crib


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $45 CAD
Security Deposit $227 CAD
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House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 1 - Sep 9, 2018 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

11 Reviews

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Jordi User Profile
September 2017
This place is perfect if you want quiet and rustic charm while being close to the capital of Naxos island and the beaches. The cottage has been lovingly renewed and there're lots of cute details in the decoration. The view of the green valley of Melanes is magnificent; the sound of goat bells and cicadas is the only thing you will hear (and some dogs barking at night). The spaces are well protected against mosquitos, with mosquito nets on every door and window. The kitchen is well equipped and the wifi works well. In the village, 5 mins away on foot, you can find some nice tavernas. But a car is needed to discover the island. Still, there are some beautiful walks around the house, to the kouroi and the Potamia villages, or farther to Chalki. We didn't meet Alexandra but she was always available and quick to reply to our questions. The self check in system is perfect and avoids stress! All in all, a wonderful place to stay!

Yonatan User Profile
August 2017
Very quiet! Lots of animals nearby.

Julia User Profile
August 2017
Our Vacation in Alexandras wonderful house in Melanes was amazing! It has everything you need, and it's beautiful. Melanes is a very nice little town, you have hiking routes just in front of your door and local tavernas with delicious food. We wood recommend to have a car or motor cycle because you need to do shopping in bigger towns and also to get to the beach! Don't hesitate to book here if you are up for a quiet stay in nature - far away from tourist attractions! We simply loved it! :-)

Nicole User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay in the cottage in Melanes! We highly recommend it for various reasons. Firstly, the house is very well taken care of, with a lovely design and thought given to all the details that make a stay comfortable and enjoyable. Simple and perfectly comfortable, with an out door eating area to enjoy the view and being outside. Alexandra was very welcoming, even though she was not there in person. She left us some fruit and "ouzo", almonds, water and etc. in the fridge for when we arrived, and she gave us explicit details of how to arrive. The house was as we imagined, with a lovely view of the fertile valley, with Melanes on one side and the neighboring village on the right. We loved the authenticity of Melanes, far from the holiday bustle of the main town of Naxos, yet only 8 km away. We had some nice meals in Melanes, once again very authentic and not touristic, and we loved discovering Naxos in general- a beautiful island with lots to offer! We were sorry to leave :-)

Joan User Profile
July 2017
We loved Alexandra's cottage in the quaint and lovely village of Melanes. The cottage is very well kept and had everything we needed. We loved waking up for coffee in the beautiful balcony overlooking the valley. Definitely recommend it for couples or friends wanting to get away for a relaxing weekend. I can't wait to go back. Thank you Alexandra!

Thomas User Profile
June 2017
We were dreaming of escaping the big city and spend some time in a hideway somewhere in the south. Far from our everyday lifes, in the nature, connecting with the core virtues of life and finding peace and love. And when we arrived at this lovely cottage, we immediately knew, that we had a lucky strike! It was exactly like in our dreams❤️ 10 minutes from the Chora of Naxos, placed in the middle of a lush canyon, just outside of the village, we were sleeping every night with the sounds of cicadas and the far sound of bells of goats and sheep and we woke up with nightingales and roosters - overlooking from our veranda the olive groves, lemon trees and cedars in front of the house. The sky in the night was so clear, that we could see the galaxy. Needless to say, that we had all amentities needed: a fully equipped kitchen, a gorgeous bathroom, a washing machine, TV (never used :)), WiFi, towels, hair dryer, coffe machine, boiler, etc. If you want to live for a moment the life of the greek province and recharge your batteries with good energy, then you know where to go. We can imagine, that this cottage could be a brilliant place for a writer, poet, painter, artist, to withdraw and find inspiration. Not to forget - in just 15 minutes car ride you can be at the beaches at the west side and in 30 minutes you can reach the other big villages in the mountains, famous for their architecture and food. Thank you Alexandra, for creating this beautiful place! We almost forgot: you will love the little details, made of natural materials, like stones, branches, etc. for hangers and such

John User Profile
June 2017
We had a great stay at Alexandra's cottage in Melanes, a picturesque village just a short drive from Naxos. The cottage is very well kept and beautifully restored. Pleasant balcony common space with a view of the valley and neighbouring villages. Great for two couples or a group as there are two self contained suites opening onto the entrance. Wonderful hikes in the valley to the Kouros and olive groves. Would love to come back, definitely highly recommended!

Hi! I'm from Athens, Greece, where I grew up and spent most of my life. I live in Berlin, Germany, which I consider second home.

I believe that traveling is one of the best things in life. I'm mostly into round trips and backpacking, but I can definitely enjoy some luxury from time to time. My last trip to Nile, Egypt, was one my richest travelling experiences.

I love many kinds of music. Modern art, theater, as well as biking and hiking are high in the list of my interests.

I'm always looking forward to the next trip, concert, performance or art exhibition.

Positive thinking and smile are important to me. I'm very interested in human feelings and psychology. I'm positive and modest person, also a respectful and quiet guest.

They say I'm a good host. Even if I'm not on Naxos to personally welcome you, I'll respond to all of your queries, give you detailed instructions how to reach the house and will do my best for you to feel at home.

Looking forward to be your guest or host!

Languages: Deutsch, English, Ελληνικά
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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