About the property
- Villa4154 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Luxury 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom Seaside Villa with Pool & Stunning Views
Nestling in the hillside at the foot of a stunning historic hilltop village, Folia lies on a hand-picked plot perfectly situated a few minutes walk from the centre of a stunning hilltop village and a short walk from the beach. The house is elegantly furnished with hardwood lacquered furniture, silk bedding and stone statues. With uninterrupted spectacular views to the sea over unspoilt landscape, this fully equipped villa is able to accommodate a large number of people in complete comfort.
Designed and built to the highest standards in sympathy with local architecture, Folia is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens containing lemon, orange, fig, pomegranate, plum and peach trees, grape vines and flowering and ornamental plants. The house has a large private pool (10m x5m) with diving board and decked pergola with outdoor mattresses for al fresco relaxation. House features include home cinema, air conditioning, wireless internet throughout including poolside, extensive terracing with secluded secret terrace, vaulted chestnut ceilings, granite floors, barbecue, luxuriously appointed kitchen, mosquito blinds and sea views from all the bedrooms.
Megalos Mourtias is the closest beach and is a 15 minute walk downhill (1,000m). It is a pebble beach with two delightful tavernas and sun beds on the beach and under olive groves. The sea here is completely calm, shallow and has sand underfoot making it ideal for families.
The 11 Sporades Islands are densely wooded and mountainous. Alonissos is one of only 4 inhabited islands in the group, and the only inhabited island in a marine conservation area. There are many beaches around the island and all are unspoilt and undeveloped. Some have tavernas such as Chrissi Milia and Leftos Yialos, great for lunch or dinner by the sea. Up the island is a picturesque port, Steni Vala where you will find some excellent seafood tavernas.
Alonissos has a large and picturesque area of protected forest; a lush mix of dense, scented pine, evergreen oak and a variety of fruit trees and bushes and it has been a walkers paradise for many years. Walking guides describe numerous marked walks across and around the island.
Sailing conditions around the Sporades are ideal with many interesting islands to be discovered. Some of the smaller uninhabited islands offer safe anchorage and secluded coves for swimming and fishing. The close proximity of these islands make this area a perfect place for short excursions. Yachts can be chartered from Alonissos, Skopelos and Skiathos and it is also possible to hire small motor boats from Patitiri harbour for day trips.
There are several excellent diving schools in Patitiri and Steni Vala and an underwater museum is being developed and will allow diving on an ancient wreck. The crystal clear visibility and underwater landscape here make for some of the most spectacular diving in the world. The sea bed is among the richest in shipwrecks dating back as far as 5th century B.C. and the area around Alonissos and Skopelos has the second largest concentration of ancient and middle-aged wrecks in the world, the most famous being off the coast of Peristera island adjacent to Alonissos.
Alonissos is home to the internationally acclaimed centre of classical homoeopathy founded and run by the renowned homoeopath George Vithoulkas. Yoga and massage are also available locally in the Old Village.
Alonissos can be reached by charter flights to Skiathos between May and October. From Skiathos take the Flying Kat (80 minutes) or Ferry (1 hour 45 minutes). These run daily are can be booked online.
Scheduled flights are via Athens and Thessaloniki and travel from there is by coach to Aghios Contantinos or Volos and Flying Kat for 3 hours or an internal flight to Skiathos and the flying Kat from there.
We would recommend car or scooter hire for trips round the island, but this is not essential as beach and old village are both easily accessible on foot.
For more information and photographs, please visit the Folia website at: www.foliaalonissos.com
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- Mar 12, 2018
We have travelled extensively but once we found Alonissos, there was no doubt in our minds that we had found something very special, a hidden jewel. We love the friendly, relaxed atmosphere on this island as well as a stunning natural environment to explore. The beaches are extremely quiet and the protected bays and calm clear water are simply divine. Alonissos is a very green island and we love discovering hidden beaches and woodland paths...of which there are many.
Folia purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Folia chose Alonnisos
We hand picked this plot from a large selection including one with it's own private beach frontage and did so because we love the proximity to the beautiful Old Village and Megalos Mourtias beach. We wanted to have space to relax on holiday with plenty of people so we built the house really spacious and comfortable to accommodate our extended family and guests in comfort.
What makes this Villa unique
Proximity to Old Village, proximity to Megalos Mourtias Beach, sea views, swimming pool, multiple terraces for relaxing, landscaped walled gardens, cinema room, mosquito blinds throughout, extensively equipped cook's kitchen.
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We had a lovely family holiday at Folia Villa and I can highly recommend a stay here. Ralph was extremely helpful with loads of prompt answers to my many questions about the island - and Susan his housekeeper was super. She did our shopping and ensured we were all beautifully looked after.
Alonissos is a wonderful island, and as slightly off the beaten track has retained its true Greek charm, which is lost in so many of the islands.
If you plan a family stay on Alonissos, you should try and stay here.
Dear Katherine, thank you for such a lovely review. We try to make our guests as comfortable and relaxed as possible and information and questions about the house and island are part of the process of ensuring that when you arrive, everything is taken care of and you are ready to enjoy your stay with us. Alonissos is still unspoilt; this is why we make the extra effort to get there...the rewards are well worth it!
Fantastic house with great location
Folia Villa really exceeded our expectations. It is modern and the style is exclusive in a nice discrete way. We where 12 persons (3 families) and it did not feel crowded at all. The kitchen is very well equipped and we especially liked the very functional oven that had room to cook several dished at the same time. The outdoors many sitting areas are perfect for both young and older once to relax. The pool is excellent and the kids spent a lot of time there. We further liked that there where 3 sets of towels for each person. There are one for the bathroom, one for the pool and one for the beach.
The location is also perfect. Situated just below the old town with a spectacular view. We did not bother to rent a car, except for one day sightseeing around the Island. That day we discovered the best beach with the best Taverna (Meltemi) was the one in walking distance from the villa. And Old town has a very good selection of nice restaurants and bars. We ate one day in Patitri. But food, service and surroundings are much nicer in Old town.
The beach is about 10-15 minutes walking distance down and some more minutes up to the villa. But the custom in Alonissos is that people at the beach with a car often gives you a lift up the hills. Even the staff of the Meltemi Taverna sometime drove those of us wanted a lift up to the villa. However, most of us liked this everyday afternoon small exercise.
Alonissos Island was a very nice experience, quiet and not crowded, but yet enough people to make a nice atmosphere.
The service of the Folia villa caretaker was also superb; always willing to assist when we had questions.
I can truly recommend Folia Villa.
Thank you Lars for such a comprehensive and great review. The location, beach, facilities, comfort and views are all things we are proud to have but these are communicated far better in words of a review. The two tavernas at our nearest beach (Megalos Mourtias) are some of the best on the island so if guests don't want to drive, these are perfect. Come back soon!
Excellent villa, lovely position , great views, well equipped
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Villa Folia, it is spacious, well equipped, In a lovely position, stunning views and quiet location.
We're delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us. The breathtaking views and peaceful location are strong points for us and shape the quality of the experience. Hope to see you again soon.
Beautifully located just outside the old town. Property management and the team are highly responsive and a pleasure to deal with.
A very generous welcome pack was provided from olive oil to cold wine in the fridge.
We were a large group and the facilities matches all our requirements amply.
We will definitely book again!
Anmazing Villa, beautiful island
We spent a week at this stunning villa on this beautiful island and it was nowhere near long enough. Everything has been carefully thought about and catered for and the house keeper could not have been more helpful. There were 7 of us but there is so much room it would have been perfectly comfortable for twice as many. The views are stunning and the pool excellent. The people on the island are so friendly and welcoming and we are looking forward to the time when we can return for a much longer experience.
We're so pleased you had a lovely holiday with us! The house is indeed comfortable for large groups and the communal spaces are roomy and relaxing. Alonissos is special and we're glad you liked the friendliness of the island...we love it too.
A five minute taxi ride brings you from the port to the villa and immediately you know you are in for something a bit special. The handsome stone Chinese dogs sit in a shady courtyard, and the pretty olive coloured door opens into a bright , cool luxury pad.This is a villa with everything : beautiful terraces, shady chill out zones a clear blue pool and air conditioned boutique style rooms. The attention to detail is immaculate, whether you use it as a base or simply hang out in glorious surroundings with uninterrupted views of the sea, chic bar-b-que area with easy WiFi connection. Or maybe ramble the fifteen minutes to a picture perfect hill top village with cafes and restaurants, this is a stay you will remember for a very long time. Perfection.
Folia lies at the foot of the Old Village, which with its whitewashed houses, narrow stone paths and winding steps is a feast for the eyes. At the summit of the Village is an enchanting street lined with restaurants and boutiques; perched at the very end of this street is a cafe serving authentic Greek sweets and ice cream with breathtaking views. Amble along the thoroughfare and you will stumble upon colourful shops selling hand crafted jewellery, clothes, art and gifts, mostly from local artists. Alonissos lies in the cleanest waters in the Aegean. Beaches are mostly pebble and shingle quickly graduating to sand in the water, commonly found in sheltered coves making the crystal clear turquoise waters calm and ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Some of the more remote beaches are most easily reached by boat. A number of beaches such as Megalos Mourtias and Georgi Yialos are shallow for quite a distance; perfect for paddling and playing games. Other Activities: Yoga centre, Massage Therapy