Villa kalimera is a traditional private 'kalivi' (Greek country house) built of old stone with pool, terrace, gardens and spectacular mountain and sea views. If some of you have watched the film 'mamma mia' or read Aristotle's suggestions on wine, you already know which island i am referring to. In the heart of Greek countryside in the peaceful area of Raches, it is private and very quiet, yet only a ten-minute drive away from all the amenities of Skopelos' port and the picturesque old town with its shops, cafes and restaurants.
Set within its own olive and fig grove, the house is full of traditional character but with all modern conveniences. All rooms have a magnificent internal decoration of my family's journeys around the Mediterranean, making a very intimate and personalized ambient. From the terrace you can view the island of Alonissos in the Aegean, enjoy a sunbath or the stunning sunset.
From the pool you can get a glimpse of the beach of Stafilos and stargaze at the mind-blowing night sky. The house is surrounded by fenced garden kiosks and many private places to sit either in the sun or under shade and breath in the views, eat near the skopelitan fireplace or enjoy the cooling mountain breezes.
Upon entering the front door at villa kalimera, you immediately feel the country quality of the house. The stone built fireplace dominates the living room, as does the lofty wood beamed roof that houses a spacious loft area on one side.
The loft is reached by a steep spiral staircase and can sleep 2 persons on the double bed, although the best feature of the loft is the door leading to a roomy terrace/sunning area. The views are wonderful, facing east to the sea and the island of alonissos and south toward the stafilos valley. This spot boasts the loveliest sunrises from which the house derives its name, kalimera, meaning 'good morning' in greek.
The living room is furnished with traditional built-in sofas (which can be used as two single beds) and a coffee table in front of the fireplace. It is open plan to the country-style kitchen which has terracotta tiled flooring and pretty blue accents. A spacious wooden dining table sits in the middle of the room. A w/c shower room is located on one side of the kitchen and the master bedroom on the other.
The spacious master bedroom is furnished with an antique wardrobe, double bed and has an en-suite w/c shower room and its own private entrance. There is a loft platform bed which may allow for 1-2 children to sleep in with their parents, but is reached by steep wooden ladder so is not suitable for small children.
The 10 minute drive from town to villa kalimera is along steep winding roads offering stunning views. The nearest beach to the house, Glyfoneri, is about an 8-minute drive away. Just around the corner from skopelos port, at the bay of ag. Konstaninos, glyfoneri has a small selection of typical tavernas open from mid-may to mid september. This is a small beach however, for the days you don't want to venture far from the villa.
The closest main beach is reached by crossing to the south coast of the island and can be reached in about 15 minutes by car. Given its countryside setting and skopelos' exquisite nature, it is a walkers' paradise. In any direction from the villa, you will find fantastic views, nature and photographic opportunities.
The house is suitable for up to three couples, large parties and families. The two separate bedrooms with their own entrances offer a unique privacy and the outdoor areas and surrounding property is perfect for families with children.
G.N.T.O license number 0756K92000440001