Kedros Villas (Cedar Villas) is situated on a gently sloping hill in the Stelida area, providing easy access to Laguna Beach (550 m.) - ideal for windsurfing - and Agios Procopios Beach (1.2 km.), famed for its white sand and crystal clear waters.
In its amphitheatrical, leafy location, Kedros Villas - comprising nine villas and three suites - boasts a panoramic view of the seascape. Set in the shade of elegant cedars, our villas enjoy excellent temperatures during the summer months. Wherever possible, natural materials have been used both for their construction and décor….white marble flooring strikes a cool contrast with rich oak fittings….wooden furnishings….elegance, simplicity, comfort. Kedros Villas embraces all three. The wild, natural beauty of the landscape, unspoilt by the passage of time, undulating sand banks, the restless and glimmering sea. All these combine to inspire us.
Harmonizing with its surroundings, Kedros Villas provide cool, relaxing, easy days under the Hellenic sun. Your accommodation has been designed to facilitate a peaceful, comfortable stay. Each lounge area is furnished with a generous-sized sofa (which can be used as beds if necessary), ideal for lazy afternoons. Kedros Villas also boast an open plan kitchen-living area, as well as a second external dining area set under a pergola or shade-giving tree. All bedrooms offer natural fibre mattresses for the ultimate in restful slumber. Most bathrooms boast marble flooring.
First-floor, fully detached, this suite has a wonderful view. It consists of a kitchen-living area, both a double and a twin bedroom, and a bathtub with a special hydro-massage facility. To the north, the suite opens onto a large, pergola shaded patio with an enchanting view of the sea, while to the south there is access to a dining-seating area from which the cedars can be admired.
Internet Connection: Wireless Lan
Bath linen: available
Bed linen: available
Kitchen linen: available
Maximum number of pets: Max. 1 after consultation
Launderette: Laundry Service
Furnace size: 4-burner
Bar: On the spot
Public Swimming pool: On the spot
Playground: On the spot
Car rental: On the spot
The island of Naxos, famed for its marble and emery exports, its lush and blooming gardens, its valleys and its olive groves, is also characterized by its citrus fruits and fragrant wine, traditional cheeses and salt.
In its splendid isolation, guarded fiercely by the sea, the island has lost little of its authenticity, remaining virtually self-sufficient to this day. According to prominent historians of the past, such as Pindarus and Herodotus, Naxos Island has long been famed for being the most fertile of the Cyclades. In ancient times its wine also laid claims to being the nectar of the Gods.
Naxos has strong associations with Dionysus, the God of Wine, who embodied all the good forces of nature. According to myth, he was born and raised on Naxos where he married Ariadne after Thyseus abandoned her. Her marriage to the god and her death were a cause for great festivity on the island as they symbolize the eternal cycle of death and rebirth within nature.
Naxos has been inhabited since the fourth millennium BC, studies proving that not once in its history has the island been abandoned; on the contrary, it appears that since antiquity, the island has always had a population. As would be expected, throughout the years foreigners have come and settled on the island, peaceably or by force, gradually becoming one with the permanent population.
Certain place names appear to confirm the existence of settlements constructed to worship of gods. The highest point on the island, known as Mount Zeus, bears the name of the father of the gods. As such, it is alleged that he was worshipped her in ancient times. An inscription on an unwrought piece of marble would appear to support this claim. This stone can be found on the route taken by climbers seeking to reach the top of the mountain. It supposedly marks the existence of an ancient temple constructed for the purpose of worship.
On the north coast of the island, the village of Apollona, takes its name from the God Apollon, also fiercely associated with the island.
The very first inhabitants of the island are believed to be the Thraex who, according to tradition, ruled the island for the first two hundred years. They were succeeded by a people known as the Kares who came from Asia Minor. The name of the island is believed to have been given by its leader, Naxos.
The Byzantine period in Naxos did not come to an end neither with the fall of Constantinople, nor with the conquest of the Cyclades by the Venetian, Marco Sanudo, and the Latin reign which was founded and became based on Naxos. In the context of this newly founded colony, the islanders retained the customs of the Byzantine Empire, (primarily the Byzantine religious traditions), while at the same time, gradually assimilating new traditions.
1536-66 saw the advent of the Turkish Occupation. The Turks, however, did not actually settle on the island, their main occupation being the collection of taxes. Consequently, the Venetian rule lasted until the Greek Revolution in 1821.
As such, the traditions of Naxos Island represent a glorious fusion of cultures and civilizations which blend imperceptibly with one another.
Shops: 1 km
Water: 600 meters
City: 4 km
Sea: 600 meters
Bike rental: 1 km
Horseback riding: 4 km
Tennis court: 3 km
Beach: 1200 meters
Water sports: 600 meters
Restaurant: 1200 meters
ATM: 1100 meters
Bakery: 1 km
Fitness: 3.5 km
Supermarket: 1 km
Distance to diving school: 1100 meters
Distance from Utrecht: 2300 km
Public Transport: 50 meters
Distance to the capital: 175 km
International airport: 38.00 km
- Rates are quoted in Euro, and include all taxes, breakfast, facilities & services
- Baby cots are provided free of charge (on request).
- All major credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Maestro, Euroline).
- Only small sized dogs allowed upon request.