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Villa in Glossa, Skopelos, Sporades Islands, Greece - Commanding, Private Hilltop Location With Easy Access To Beaches
Villa Petaloutha is a unique home in a breath-taking location. This is unspoilt Greece at its finest – a place to unwind. The villa has a private pool and is situated on a secluded hill with fabulous views across the Aegean Sea. Rooms are comfortable, spacious and light. This beautifully finished home offers tranquility, space and total privacy, yet it is only a 20 minute walk along the coast path (or a 10 minute drive by road) to the village of Glossa, which has all the shops and amenities one needs and the island’s finest restaurant. The villa is also in easy reach of some of the most beautiful beaches on Skopelos.
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- Feb 12, 2018
About Antony Thomas
I'm a documentary film-maker, and if you click on my website (please ask for details) that will tell you all about my work.
Antony Thomas purchased this Villa in 1991
Why Antony Thomas chose Sporades
From 1974 I spent every holiday, exploring the Greek islands until, in 1980, I discovered Skopelos -- its friendly people, its beautiful forests and woodlands, its fabulous views and beaches. I explored the whole island, until, late one afternoon, I spotted a hill, climbed to the top, and experienced a breath-taking view right across the Aegean at sunset. I knew at once that this was it, and over the next two years, got to know the lovely family who owned this land. Finally, they told me they would like me to have it, "because we know you would bring love to the land." When I awkwardly asked about the price, they simply said: "Ask around, and once you a clear in your mind about the fair price, that's the price we'll sell it at." Such is the quality of this island and its people.
What makes this Villa unique
That wonderful view is the most important feature of this house, which is also very quiet and private. Nobody overlooks you -- the nearest house in view is about half a mile away. And yet it's only a 20 minute walk along the coast (or a 10 minute drive on the tarred road) to the village of Glossa, with two excellent restaurants, a bakery, a butcher and 3 "supermarkets" with virtually everything you might need. As well as our pool, there are two lovely beaches approx two miles from the house, and in early and late season, you can often have one of those to yourself. In this setting, we believe we have created a real home, a place that doesn't feel like a "holiday let". It has two double bedrooms, each with their own bath or shower rooms and a huge living room with views on every side.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous remote location with breathtaking views
We had another wonderful week in Skopelos. Antony could not have been more helpful. He helped with the timings of the transfer from Skiathos (which is always a worry). Antony also organised a reduced rate for our hire car. All in all it was a very chilled enjoyable stay .
Many thanks, Shon. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time at the villa, and all the travel arrangements worked well. We would love to see you, Julie, Simon and Clare back again before long. Very best to you all, Antony.
We were looking for a location where we could relax and recharge our batteries. Villa Pentaloutha was perfect !
We were concerned that out teenage children might get bored. Instead they soaked up the sun, had fun in the pool, rekindled relationships, appreciated the breath taking views and wondered at the variety of wildlife. Seeing, Butterflies (villas name), lizards, a snake, unusual Spiders, a Hoopoe bird and a daily aerial display by resident House Martins, outside the main bedroom window.
We particularly enjoyed exploring the number of seating areas and taking in the different vistas around the property.
Take time to explore, particularly in Glossa, very traditionally Greek and the people are so friendly, take time to say hello. Yasssa.
Sarah and Matt the House Managers are very helpful and are there for any eventuality. Antony, the owner too, took particular time to answer e-mails in advance of our journey to ensure we had all the information and help we needed and made the whole process of our stay easy.
Treat getting to Skopolos and back to England as an adventure - it doesn't always go to plan!
Dear Lindsay and Peter,
Thank you so much for this lovely revue of he property. It's so important to me to know that you and all the family had such a wonderful holiday.
This is my favourite place in the world. Villa Petaloutha has been a big part of my life for many years - I have been lucky enough to holiday here many times with friends and family. The breathtaking views never cease to amaze and delight; the calm, the serenity, the space and the feel make this a truly stunning holiday spot. This is a home, not a holiday house. It is loved and makes us, as guests, feel very welcome and privileged. We will be back.
Fantastic accommodation in Skopelos!
The four of us travelled to Skopleos via Athens and Skiathos in May of this year and stayed one week. I can honestly say that while the journey here was quite the experience in itself it was so worth the effort. From our first contact to finally stepping off the ferry the owner Antony was prompt and accurate in his replies, reliable and gracious in his dealings with us. We were more than comfortable throughout the booking process. Sara, the local caretaker was always on call and was extremely helpfull. When we had a small issue she was there at the villa within 10 minutes to correct the problem.
Villa Petaloutha sits high on the hills overlooking Glossa and the waters below. Skiathos lies directly across and behind that in the distance mainland Greece. Sunrise, all day sun, beautiful sunsets each day with the exception of one when a storm marched across the seas and lightening bolts streaked to the waters surface ..fascinating to watch! Evening skys were filled with a hundred billion stars overhead..what a beautiful setting indeed!
The driveway to the villa, 1st time up and down is not for the faint of heart until you get used to it. The villa is very private, is comfortably furnished and offers all the amenities one needs. The pool offers great views and cooling waters from the heat of the day. We spent many moments here, staring out, shaing drinks and private conversation or reading. Every day we would go down to the local market store to get our supplies as needed and if there was something they did not have then we could travell to the other market at the port which was open on Sundays ..where the other one is not.
Skopelos is extremely rugged and beautiful. We visited several beaches across the island and becasue it was mid May they were deserted which was great for picnics and alone time.
Villa Petaloutha was the perfect accommodation offering peace, tranquility and unmatched views and we feel we received more than what we paid for. Highly recommended..cant wait to return!
Stunning sunsets, peace and nature
The house is positioned right at the top of a hill, with views across to Skiathos. We were fortunate to bring binoculars to inspect passing boats, birds - bee-eaters, peregrines, kestrels and swifts, and butterflies. Rooms are comfortable, with a great family room. Pool is very welcome after a hot day on the beach (uncrowded one, nearby). Glossa has some good restaurants. serving traditional Greek fare and something a bit more. Recommended.
Coast/Beach: The closest beach is Perivoliou, a 10 minute drive through a pine wood. The beach, even in high season, is not at all busy. The beaches on the island offer a wide choice of facilities, snorkelling, relaxing, eating and seclusion. Travel: The nearest airport is on the neighbouring island, Skiathos (JSI). The boat from Skiathos takes half an hour to the port of Loutraki on Skopelos Island. From Loutraki, the house is a 20 minute beautiful drive. Distances: The closest town is Glossa, a 10 minute drive or 20 minute walk. The town has (mini) supermarkets, baker, butcher, pharmacy, flower shops... and eating places.
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Booking Notes: Please contact owner Changeover Day: Friday.