Villa Rosa is a romantic villa with stunning views over the Aegean Sea towards Skopelos and Evia. Comprising 2 double bedrooms with high sporades style ceilings, one with French doors to large side terrace with sea view, 2 shower rooms, open plan Living Room and Kitchen with traditional wood stove fireplace and French doors onto front terrace with sea view. Extensively refurbished and re-furnished with good quality furnishings to provide comfortable, romantic accommodation. Steps from the upper terraces lead to pretty terraced gardens providing plenty of space on different levels for sunbathing and dining all enjoying fabulous views. Situated on the lower slope of picturesque 'Old Village', on the lane down to Megalos Mourtias beach and within walking distance (uphill) to several wonderful tavernas and cafe bars. Old Village with its cobbled paths and flower filled courtyards and balconies offers endless photo and painting opportunities.
Beaches: Nearest beach (pebble) is 1.3 kms, approx. 15 mins scenic walk downhill. There are 2 good tavernas on the beach, one with sunbeds under the olive trees, and fabulous views across to Skopelos.
Alonissos has a varied coastline. There are numerous unspoilt beaches, mostly pebbles but a couple sandy, within 10 to 20 minutes drive of Villa Rosa, plus others further along the island. It is also possible to follow footpaths from the Old Village to the small coves around the south of the island. They are all different and all beautiful, with none of the development seen on other islands. A few have a good taverna for lunch by the sea. There are scenic walking trails leading to deserted coves backed by pine forest. From June to September little taxi boats leave Patiitiri to various beaches along the island. It is also possible to hire a small motorboat in Patitiri. As part of a Marine Park the sea is clean and crystal clear.
Travel: Charter flights from May to October to Skiathos. 5 minute taxi ride to harbour and Alonissos is then reached by Flying Cat or Hydrofoil taking approx. 1 hour 20 mins or by Express Ferry taking approx. 1 hour 45 mins. There are several crossings a day and all are bookable online in advance. The journey is very scenic, usually making a stop at Skopelos en-route and coastline and islets are visible all the way.
Alternative routes via Athens or Thessaloniki with plentiful daily flights all year round. Coaches run to ferry ports of Aghios Konstantinos or Volos and from these the hydrofoil or Flying Cat takes approximately 3 hours.
Also daily flights run from Athens to Skiathos all year round.
Guest will be met off the ferry on arrival in Alonissos and taken to the Villa.
Although off the beaten track, Alonissos is easy to reach.
Car hire is not essential but is a good way to explore the island.
Alonissos offers fabulous walking opportunities with marked trails that take in fabulous vistas. There is a good walking guide book available on the island and also a walking club for those that prefer to walk with a guide.
There is a small yoga school and holistic massage center in the village, just along the lane from the house. Yoga can be booked on hourly basis or a whole week course. Treatments available include Swedish and Hot Stone Massage amongst others.
There is an Alexander Technique center which runs courses on certain dates during the summer.
Day sailing can be booked for sails to the Marine Park suitable for experienced sailors or non sailors.
Boat trips to Marine Park Islands leave from Patitiri and include swimming stops and lunch.
Dive center at Steni Vala.
Small motor boats can be hired in Patitiri to explore the many bays on the East coast. Mountain bikes can be hired in Patiitiri.
Skopelos is only 20 minutes away and makes a good day out.