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LARGE EXCLUSIVE LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL, TERRACE AND SEA VIEWS

Folia

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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LARGE EXCLUSIVE LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL, TERRACE AND SEA VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Alonissos - Folia

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 the village and a short walk from the beach. The house is elegantly furnished with hardwood lacquered furniture, silk bedding and stone statues imported from China. 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, extensive terracing, vaulted chestnut ceilings, granite floors, barbecue, luxuriously appointed kitchen, mosquito blinds and sea views from 4 of the bedrooms.

Megalos Mourtias is the closest beach and is a 15 minute walk downhill (1,000m). It is a pebble beach with two lovely tavernas and sun beds on the beach and under olive groves. The sea here is 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 two excellent diving schools in Patitiri and Steni Vala and an underwater museum is being developed which is due to open in 2014 and will allow diving on an ancient wreck. 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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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Folia (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks French, Greek, English

About Folia

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 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 Alonissos

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, swimming pool, multiple terraces for relaxing, landscaped walled gardens, cinema room, mosquito blinds throughout, extensively equipped cook's kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Folia, you have been a complete joy to deal with from start to finish. We had an unbelievable time and explored every inch of the island (always happy to return back to Chora – you certainly picked the best spot). I will never forget my morning ritual of awakening before the family and opening shutters and doors and marvelling at that view. The only problem is now that I don’t think we will ever be happy renting a villa anywhere else again. What I have certainly realized is that to escape the crowds and beer boys you have to go to an island without an airport. For the first time ever the children really did not want to come back home to see friends or anything. It would be unlike us to go to the same place 2 years running but at the moment we can’t think of anywhere better so we may be one of your first for 2011 if you can stand not being there yourselves again. Thanks for helping us make such beautiful memories. Best Wishes
Aug 2010
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Large Exclusive Luxury Villa With Private Pool, Terrace and Sea Views
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Alonissos Northern Sporades
5

Wonderful Villa in a stunning location

  • 5 out of 5
The Villa was fabulous. We were 3 families in a party of 12 and everyone had a comfortable bedroom. The kids loved the cimema room. It has a high standard of fixtures and fittings with a well equipped kitchen. The position is great being 10 mins from the town and a short walk to the Old Village. A huge terrace allows lots of leisurely meals with stunning sea views. All in all, one of the best villas we've ever stayed in. One tiny niggle - the washing m/c was broken and we had to pay for our laundry
  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We're always happy to hear when it works out. It is difficult to convey the very special location of the house without seeing it, so we're delighted you enjoyed it. We're very sorry to hear about the washing machine. Had we been made aware of this issue ourselves, this would have been dealt with immediately.
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Large Exclusive Luxury Villa With Private Pool, Terrace and Sea Views
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Alonissos Northern Sporades
5

Lived up to all expectations

  • 5 out of 5
Having holidayed in the greek islands on numerous occasions, finally we have found a villa and Island that delivered all that we wanted. The villa was spacious, extremely comfortable and with views to die for. Everyone involved in looking after us was great, and the short walk to the wonderful old village was a real bonus. We will be coming back next year!!!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted!
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Large Exclusive Luxury Villa With Private Pool, Terrace and Sea Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p413438
+44 7973334836
Alonissos Northern Sporades
5

Wonderful Villa, stunning views, special Island

  • 5 out of 5
The title says it all. We were three families with seven teenagers from 13 to 19 and we all without fail had a really fantastic holiday.
The villa is beautiful with totally unspoilt views out to sea. All the furniture including beds are of the highest quality with a fully stocked kitchen for keen cooks. Swimming pool is excellent with shallow and deep ends and a diving board.
We used their maid service which was also first class and really helpful with any request..
The island is totally unspoilt with The Old Town and port being the highlights.

A perfect holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted to read this review! This completely unspoilt island really is magical and attracts the independent traveller who is looking for something special and different from the standard Greek island holiday.
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Large Exclusive Luxury Villa With Private Pool, Terrace and Sea Views
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Alonissos Northern Sporades
5

Folia Villa - Alonissos

  • 5 out of 5
Villa Folia is by far the most spacious and luxurious villa that we have ever rented in the Greek islands. The bedrooms are all very large and extremely well appointed. We liked particularly the added luxury of bathrobes, slippers and plenty of pool and bathroom towels. If you wish to self cater, the villa has more than everything that you would need. One of the great things about this villa is that it is located so very close to the old town which makes it ideal when you want to dine out. Its rare to find villas of this size so close to the old town and that is a unique feature. Alot of the large villas on this island tend to be much further away which means either driving into the old town each evening.

One other key feature of Folia villa is the large fresh water swimming pool, which meant that we did not have to trundle off to the beach every day. It was wonderful to be able to relax and "chill" out by the pool. As the villa sits fairly high up on the hill it is provided with fabulous views out to sea and over to the mainland in the far distance.

All our guests had a wonderful time at the villa Folia and we would definitely recommend this. We would rent it again!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Adrian! It can be difficult to convey the importance of location of the house and it's great to hear that you found it convenient for nipping up to the Old Village for dinner on foot. This is why we love this location too!
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Large Exclusive Luxury Villa With Private Pool, Terrace and Sea Views
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Alonissos Northern Sporades
5

Great home for a holiday

  • 5 out of 5
We had a lovely stay at Folia. Everything was as represented or better. The owners were very accommodating and helpful before, during and after our stay. The house is beautiful, very comfortable, large and clean and well-located near the Chora/Old Village and Megalo Mourtias beach. Our two families had plenty of room and the children were each able to have their own rooms. The views are great, both the outdoor and indoor spaces were superb and we can't think of anything else we would have needed. The house was obviously designed with comfort in mind and we would highly recommend a stay at Folia without reservation.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sam,

Thank you for your kind words! It's sometimes difficult to represent a house on a website, as location and views mean so much to the overall experience. We feel that the location of Folia is one of it's strongest attributes, as the proximity to everything is so convenient; we just love being able to walk to the beach by day and, in the evening, pop up the path to Chora to eat in wonderful restaurants with breathtaking views!
We're so glad you found your stay comfortable, as we did indeed design the house with comfort in mind.
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Alonissos Northern Sporades
Farnham, Surrey
5

Summer Bliss Revisited

  • 5 out of 5
Dear Folia
How blissful to return and see that nothing had changed – especially the exceptional standard of accommodation and facilities, in fact with a few enhancements including pool hammocks and telescope. Two of this year’s most distinctive memories were looking at the craters of the moon from the balcony one night and drifting off to sleep in the hammock to the sound of the cicadas and some soft jazz music from my ipod one hot, lazy summers afternoon. The lack of change in itself is one of the main reasons to return to Alonnisos from our view point, It’s a greek island as one would expect a greek island should be, unspoilt by tourism and colonization with guaranteed sunshine and crystal seas. This time as oppose to going the more direct route via a flight to Skiathos and then a fast ferry we came and went via Athens enabling us to get some great deals on flights and hire a car for the duration from Athens airport as well as take in some of the sites of the historic city– that’s if you are brave enough to take a hire car on the Greek ferry from Kymi –only recommended for the very adventurous proven by the fact the hire car companies will not insure you whilst on the ferry!
We were lucky enough to be able to stay for the whole of August and negate the onset of English Autumn and the UK riots. Funnily enough my wife was concerned about the riots in Athens before we left but Alonnisos showed no signs of any disruption as life ticked on slowly and peacefully as always. Main thing to remember is “Cash is always King”. Most of the shops don’t take credit cards but the cashpoint at the Port is always well stocked!
We would also recommend you rent a small motor boat from Patitiri for the day - approx. £100 inc fuel but we had great fun island hopping to Peristera and other small beaches tucked away on the mainland. So now, as this years memories of Alonnisos are archived to a slideshow on my PC desktop it just remains for us to say thanks again for the experience and the memories – Folia and Alonnisos will take some beating.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Dear GreekGeek,
Once again thanks for staying at Folia. We're delighted you had such a great holiday and thanks for the travel tips! Alonissos really is an unspoilt gem and long may it last!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Skiathos
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Patitiri
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Megalos Mourtias
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Panselinos
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Panselinos
Car: not necessary

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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa on Alonissos, Northern Sporades

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Mid 3
13 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€4,200
for 7 nights
From
€600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
Low 3
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,800
for 7 nights
From
€400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000
Notes Booking:
Please note: Above rates are for up to 10 guests.

Each additional person 15-50 Euros per day depending on season.

Low season: 15 Euros pppn
Mid season: 25 Euros pppn
High season: 40 Euros pppn
Peak season: 50 Euros pppn

An initial deposit of 25% of the villa rental is required at the time of booking.
Balance due six weeks prior to arrival.
Refundable security deposit of €1,000

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Alonissos on Northern Sporades

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 386 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are mosaic-tiled and feature hi-power showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Double Bed
    Cinema Room - 3 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Can accommodate more people if using the double sofa beds and day bed in Cinema Room. Baby cot & high chairs available.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Decking
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • diving
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
Notes:
Separate utility and laundry room with washing machine. Babysitting and Party catering available on request. Welcome pack, flowers, champagne available on request. There are mosquito blinds built in to all windows.

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