Know Before Coming to Naxos Island & ELaiolithos

Greeting from Naxos island. We hope everyone of you is well, healthy, and safe.

We welcome you to ELaiolithos, where you can expect to be treated like family.  We do everything to ensure your vacation would be worry and hassle free, so you can relax and enjoy the culture, sights, and people you meet during your stay here.

Location of ELaiolithos

ELaiolithos is located in the very heart of mainland Naxos, at a junction, where the road splits in 3 different directions, and that offers you the opportunity to explore the island in every direction at ease. Nestled between Halki village and Moni, just outside of Moni village, and only 300 m away from the popular Panagia Drosiani, the oldest Byzantine church in Balkans and the most visited monument in Naxos island after the Temple of God Apollo, Portara. Halki village is the former capital of the island, and one of the most picturesque and most visited villages of Naxos, and Moni village is called the balcony of Naxos due to its amphitheatrical views of the island.

ELaiolithos’ Captivating View  

ELaiolithos offers stunning uninterrupted views from every suite. This area is quite unique from a geographical viewpoint since the largest lush green valley of all Cycladic islands lays at the feet of ELaiolithos.  Its expansive views will captivate you from the first minute arrived. When inside, you see so much it gives the illusion of being outside. It’s not like looking at a postcard, it’s like being in the postcard.

ELaiolithos epitomizes the adventurous spirit of Naxos; everything here revolves around nature and landscape. Gaze at the imposing Zeus (Zas) Mountain – the highest in the Cyclades region 1004m (3290 ft), Fanari Mountain 883 meters (2897 feet), the well known Panagia Drosiani Byzantine Church (300 m, 5 minute walk), the astonishing uninterrupted view over the Drymalia valley with its 400, 000 olive and citrus trees, its numerous Byzantine churches (that’s why is called the Aegean Byzantine Mystras),  Sikinos and Ios island along with the endless blue of the Aegean sea in the background . ….all lay at the feet of the ELaiolithos and in front of your eyes!

Why your vacation would be different with us?

ELaiolithos is professionally managed by the founder/owner who is a native born and has also lived in the USA for 35 years. She has experience, knowledge, extensive education, and has been in the traveler’s shoes all her life. Expats who live in the destination you’re travelling to are always a great source of information, because they know what it’s like to visit that country for the first time. Born and raised in Naxos, she is very knowledgable about local life, and all off the beaten path places and hidden spots of the island. Her sustainable and eco friendly lifestyle gave birth to a sustainable and eco-friendly hotel in Naxos island, Greece. Your vacation at ELaiolithos offers you the opportunity to get to know the authentic Naxos through an ongoing love affair with the region

What’s the exact address and how will I get there?

From the port or airport: it’s just a 20 minute drive. There’re 3 different routes that lead you to the hotel. The best one is, once you get our of town, go through the villages of Potamia, Halki (Khalkion), to Moni. After Halki village there is a junction and you keep left. 3.5 Km on your right side, you meet ELaiolithos Luxury Retreat, the only building on the area.

You Offer Free Shuttle Pick Up?

Naxos is a large island, 404 sq.m, the largest of the Cycladic islands. If you want to explore the island, and visit major attractions/monuments, and picturesque villages, you need and must rent a car. In case you don’t want to rent a car while in Naxos, we pick you up and drop you off Free of charge. You just need to inform us ahead of the time via email or What’s Up # +30 6988327674

Is the hotel in a safe neighborhood?

ELaiolithos does not have neighbors. It is 1.5 Km away outside of Moni village, which is visible above the hotel. The premises is like a church, like a sanctuary, and there is no need to worry about anything. It’s 100% safe. In general though, living in secluded places in Naxos island is very safe. We never had any “bad” incident in the island. Life in Naxos is quiet. Don’t forget island life is safe…. it’s surrounded by water.

Can the restaurant accommodate special dietary needs?

Yes indeed, we can. Just let us know without hesitation, and we would meet any special requirements you might have 

Is room service available? If so, during which hours is it open?

Room service is available from 8:00 am till midnight. In the event of anything unexpected, or if you need us for any reason, we are here for you

Are there rooms with better Wi-Fi reception than others?

No. All the suites have very strong signal

Check-in time: 3:00 PM

Should you arrive earlier and your room is not yet ready, we will be happy to store your baggage for you. Feel free to relax on our terrace outside or explore the nearby village of Moni (1 km, 0.62 miles) or visit Panagia Drosiani Byzantine Church (within 350 meters) until your room is ready.

Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Please let us know if your departure is delayed. We will make every effort to accommodate you.

Free High-speed Wi-Fi Internet access inside every room and outside on the terrace. Upon arrival you will be provided with the password for the outside area. There are no hidden fees, WiFi is free in our establishment.

  • Also you need no Electrical converter(s)/adapter(s). Inside and outside there are USB power sockets.

ELaiolithos greets you at the start of the day with à la carte breakfast served in our lounge or in your room or on your patio (as you wish), full of fresh, natural local delicacies that will fill you with the energy necessary to make the best of your stay. All apartments are fully furnished & include state-of-the-art fully equipped kitchens with modern electrical devices & all necessary utensils. Enjoy your dishes, freshly squeezed juices, and aromatic coffee, and start your day full of energy. Breakfast is included in the price of the suite.

Our selections include:

  • Local bread fresh baked every morning
  • Variety of organic fresh whole fruits of the season
  • Variety of local cheeses
  • Butter and marmalades – all handmade
  • Fresh hard-boiled eggs
  • Loukoumades (fried dough with honey) fresh made
  • Yogurt
  • Juice
  • A selection of coffees and teas
  • Soy milk and gluten-free options are available upon request. Please advise us in advance so we can accommodate these requests, as they are not available unless requested.
  • Breakfast in ELaiolithos is an everyday surprise!
  • Our guests are also welcome to have a guest, friend, or family member join them for breakfast, with our compliments

As a guest of ELaiolithos, you can enjoy our generous Amenity package

After you check in, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to know, where to go, where to eat, what to see, what to visit, must see and try. Wherever on the island you find yourself, you need not to worry – we’re providing all info to you.

ELaiolithos’ guests can enjoy these recommendations we offer for the restaurants/taverns.  Rest assured, we only recommend authentic local places who offer fresh local seasonal culinary delicacies.  We know the hen who laid the eggs. We have at least 1 recommendation in every village.

Tap water is 100% safe throughout our establishment.

  • You drink fresh spring water coming from Mountain Fanari above Moni village. This is our source of fresh tap water. We’ve done all tests and our water is of excellent quality. Also we’ve installed carbon filters for extra precaution. Don’t forget we drink the same water, us and you!  We recommend you purchase bottled water only for sightseeing and excursions.

The ELaiolithos is a smoke free establishment inside all rooms. Guests who wish to smoke must go outdoors.

Only service animals are allowed. If you have a service animal, please advise us at time of reservation. Guests are liable for any damages to the room. The animal may not be allowed to be left in the room unaccompanied.

Guests must provide a credit card at the time of check-in to guarantee the charges. We recommend you do not use a debit card for this. When you arrive and register, we must get authorization approval from your bank or card issuer for the amount equal to the room for the stay. Ahold may be placed on your card account for the full authorized amount, through your date of check-out and such hold may not be released for 72 hours from the date of check-out or longer at the discretion of your card issuer. Our tips for travelers is whether you stay with us or at any other hotel, please make sure before your stay to secure a credit limit on your card that will comfortably allow for your room charges plus all the shopping and activities you’ll want to enjoy in Naxos.

Prepaying your stay before you arrive will get you the best rate on our establishment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact us.

Forgot something? Need something extra in your room to be more comfortable? Just let us know! We keep many items on hand for the comfort of our guests.

From Port/Airport of Chora Naxos:

– Taxi: $30

Please Contact our concierge staff if you would like to inquire about rates to reserve a transportation car for pick up at the airport or the port. We can arrange a rental car for you which will be waiting for you either at the airport or port.

In the Chalkio village at 3.5 Km away, there is an ATM machine. In Filoti village (4.5 km away) there is a Bank.

  • Fanari can accommodate 3 guests and it is 37 sq.meters. It also has a washing machine (laundry)
  • The Ariadne & Dionysus Suite can accommodate 2 guests (it’s ideal for a couple). It is 53 sq. meters
  • The Zeus Cave Suite can accommodate 2 guests. It is 37 sq.meters, and has a washing machine (laundry)
  • Emery Suite can accommodate 4-5 guests. It is 87 sq. meters, has 2 bathrooms and a washing machine (laundry)
  • Oraia ELeni Suite can accommodate 4 guests. It is 105 m² (1130 ft²), has 2 bathrooms, and a washing machine (laundry)

There are many options available to accommodate a traveling family. We suggest that you please call us directly or email us for arrangements. You might also want to take a look at Our Exclusive Hotel Use

All apartments are fully furnished & include state-of-the-art fully equipped kitchens with modern electrical devices & all necessary utensils.

We speak English and Greek.

ELaiolithos has NO hidden costs. We do offer free tea, coffee and many other local delicacies through out your staying. All rooms have a refrigerator.

It is very important to us that our handicapped guests feel comfortable at the ELaiolithos establishment. Therefore, all of our rooms and terrace is geared towards accessibility, all easily accessible in a wheelchair.

Step outside the tourist tracks crowded places, travel @elaiolithos through time and live an authentic experience at our wonderful retreat – the perfect combination of eco-friendly spirit, sustainability, and great comfort. Your holidays here will be very rewarding in many ways…..

We’re here for you. Our emphasis in safety and quality continues to be consistent as always.