About the property
- Villa1291 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 Large Ensuite Double Bedrooms Spacious Living/ Dining Room Opens to Pool Patio
This newly built villa was made to a high specification with spacious , light and airy rooms.The two bedrooms each have en-suite bathrooms with showers (one has a bath too.)One of the bedrooms has a large double bed and the other has twin beds which are generously sized and both rooms have access to the large balcony terrace area. Downstairs is a large open plan living/kitchen/dining area with another toilet. The kitchen is well equipped with cooker , large fridge, dishwasher ,washing machine and microwave.The living rooms comfortable sofa and chair face the french windows leading to the pool terrace
Outside is a very large stone paved terrace with the swimming pool and barbecue area . The pool area has a wrought iron fence for peace of mind if children are playing there.
The villa is located in a rural area just outside the village which is about 2 kilometers away. and is fenced and gated..
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Mahi Orfanou
Machi the owner lives in Volos on the mainland so her grandparents look after the villa most of the time. her grandfather Dimitri speaks English and they will welcome you to Villa Aigio
Mahi Orfanou purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Mahi Orfanou chose Sporades
Villa Aigio is a perfect holiday home but its crowning glory is its position. The area north of the village of Glossa is know as Punta(pronouced "Punda") and for thousands of years was home to tiny communities of subsistence farmers with olive,fruit and nut trees ,growing vines and keeping sheep. Those communities have gone now ,although the trees and the sheep remain! and the area is a paradise of nature. there are wild forests, steep coves and little used pathways and the silence is wonderful. The perfect place to get away from it all but still close enough to local amenities to walk to them .. if you are feeling energetic. The views are what entrance most visitors though as the view to the west across the island of Skiathos to the mainland and the mountain ranges of central Greece is truly breathtaking. But also turn to the south and you see the island of Evvia and then to the north Mt Pelion rises 1,600 meters(over 5000ft) from the sea. And come sunset all this is set off by a show of light and colours you will always remember/
What makes this Villa unique
A newly built pool villa with spacious rooms a private and quiet position but near to amenities and beaches..
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful villa, if you are looking for peace, relaxation and absolutely breathtaking views then this is the villa for you. The villa is equipped with everything you could possibly need, lovely kitchenware, bedding, towels, tea, coffee, even hair straighteners in the bathrooms!!! and is spotlessly clean.
You definitely need to hire a car to explore the island and the amazing beaches and Mahi (who runs the property) was very helpful in arranging this for us. We were met by Eleni the housekeeper who was really friendly and told us where to shop, beaches to visit etc etc and was happy to answer any questions we had.
Glossa is the closest village, about 25 mins in the car, which had a lovely feel to it, very welcoming, nice little bars and a couple of nice restaurants. If you don't want to drive, there is a track (to the right at the top of the hill) that takes about 5 mins by car and about 15 to walk into the top of Glossa which we found very handy, we drove into Glossa, had dinner and drinks and then walked by and picked up the car the next day.
The owners parents came to do a little work at the property while we were there and they were lovely, we bumped into them in Glossa one evening and they invited us into their home and talked with us about their family, which was a highlight of our holiday, they were wonderful.
We had the pleasure of a cat and its kittens whilst we stayed and we loved having them there and looking after them, they entertained us with their antics.
There was no Wifi at the property, which in this day and age may seem strange, but I think it added to our holiday, whilst we all lead very busy lives, it was great to just totally switch off from everything and have some real rest and relaxation.
Everywhere you went on the island, the views and scenery were breathtaking, but non better than waking up every morning, and seeing the spectacular views from the villa, we loved every minute of it and hope to go back again some day.
A villa that takes you away from it all
We stayed in this villa for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is well appointed and the pool and the vista is fantastic. The house is in a relatively remote location, so we enjoyed having the hillside to ourselves. We enjoyed Skopelos and staying at the Glossa end of the island was great - it was very quiet with very few tourists. Glossa is sleepy and charming and not touristy. You really need a car if you stay here.
We really enjoyed this property, however there are a couple of things to beware of when booking this property, and they are:
- whilst this property looks close to Glossa, and indeed, is, as the crow flies, the actual road to this house from Glossa takes about a 20-30 minute drive. All roads on Skopolos are narrow, but the access road down to the villa is more a track which is in poor repair - it is very steep, narrow and quite treacherous & not much fun in the dark. We hired a Panda and it was not really the right kind of car for the terrain it had to cross. So think about this if you are renting the property. Note that you can walk to Glossa from the house - along a track, which takes about 30 minutes. We did that on the nights we wanted to have a drink with dinner, rather than hassle with the drive.
- unbelievably in this day and age there is no WIFI in the villa. Sure, I probably overlooked this when I made the booking, but when you pay a premium price, you expect that this would be part of the deal.
- there are three cats on the property. Someone will come every 3-4 days to feed them, and despite this, they are hungry. We had to buy food to feed them to keep them quiet, otherwise they made life hell. They would climb the door and window screens to try to get into the house and you most definitely could not eat outside. Once we started feeding them, they were OK. But again, if this is a premium property, you don't expect this hassle. I love my pets at home, but I don't want the responsibility of domestic animals whilst on vacation.
- the cable TV - we could only get 2 news stations to work and otherwise is was white-out on the screen - not a big deal for us - but just saying...
Hi Eve so pleased you enjoyed your stay it is a beautiful place however i have to say its isnt as remote as you say it is close to Glossa village.You can walk in 20 minutes and the way to the top parking of the village takes about 4 minutes to drive. As it is a hill village its recommened not to drive through it.but if you wanted to drive around to the front of the village its not much more than 10 minutes.
One of the reasons so many people love this area is it isnt developed and many places are away from the main services of telephone lines and even electricity and water supplies often dont extend into the countryside. We are lucky to have received main water just this year but we dont have a telephone line close to us. As you say we dont say we have internet but we are trying to get a soloution with the new 4g networks that are expanding for next year. Its always worth bearing in mind we are a small rock in the Aegean Sea and often we dont get reception from satelites !.
The lane to the house was unfortunately damaged in a storm recentley and has now been repaired but i think you are right it may be an idea to recommend a little jeep for clients used to only urban driving.
I am afraid in Greece cats are largely feral and are also interbred with the real wild cats from the mountains. The ones who were at the villa have no been removed to the village.
I hope you keep good memeories of your time in this beautiful place and the small problems you had didnt spoil your enjoyment.
The Villa itself is incredibly well equipped with furnishings and fittings being first class. The whole place had a lovely relaxed/homely feel to it with the views over the other islands being quite breathtaking.
Due to Westerly direction you enjoy wonderful evening warmth and sunsets (circa 20.30 in July). The Pool was a perfect temperature and heavily used noting comment above!
Part of the attraction of course is the fact that the Villa is very secluded. However, this does mean in reality (with Summer heat) you cannot really walk anywhere. We found that you just needed to plan day's out so that you did everything in one sitting. Surprisingly the Villa did not have Wi-Fi (I wrongly assumed it would before I booked) albeit 3g/4g reception was good.
The whole Island in July did have a significant issue with Wasps - everywhere. On the positive side the Villa has a very good window/door netting systems so they cannot penetrate. On the other hand had no issue with Mosquitos in morning/evening.
Skopelos town itself (especially the older town) is very quaint and has a nice friendly feel to it. Numerous tavernas are at the front but we found the better restaurants were off the front and particularly enjoyed Zoupa, Olivio and Anna's in that order. Closer to the Villa is Agnanti in Glossa, also good albeit felt very formal - a bit more like a London restaurant than a Greek Isle. Our days were spent at various beaches and as we stayed in Skopelos town the first week before Villa Aigaio in Glossa the second we were able to reach most. Our favourites were Kastani/Milia (the former with an excellent beach bar), Agios Ioannis Kastri (bit of a tourist trap - but when the beach empties it is quite superb) Perivoliou/Hondrogiorgi (to the North and thus really easy to reach from Villa but less busy and very much untouched), Armenopetra (lovely views back to Glossa) and Stafylos.
Spent half a day wondering around the Monasteries to the east of Skopelos town - worth doing and following T1 trail route as far as you can - it was hot! Agnondas (lovely fresh squid but can't remember restaurant name) and Neo Klima (pleasant marina and Oasis restaurant - good vegetarian options - the Courgette fritters and Briam both great) made great lunchtime stops.
Overall a super time and thanks once again to our hosts (Mahi provided us with some excellent advice about ferry transfers/car hire/restaurants) and to Eleni and her husband for greeting us and being available for questions.
My husband and I had an amazing holiday at Villa Aigaio. We arrived at the port and were met by Gylkeria with our hire car. We were then greeted by the housekeeper who drove us to the villa. The views are out of this world. The villa is finished to a high standard and equipped with everything you could need. If you go to Skopelos and you're looking for peace and quiet, complete privacy and the most amazing views over to Skiathos and mainland Greece then Villa Aigaio is a must!
Louise and Paul
We spend 3 weeks in this wonderful relaxing villa.
Everything exceed our expectation. The view is spectacular. The environment is absolutely quiet. The house is spotlessly clean and well equipped and comfortable with everything you would need to have a relaxing break (high quality tableware and electrical appliances (toaster, espresso machine, coffee machine, sandwich toaster, …) and lots of towels and bed linen) Even coffee, spicery, vinegar and oil was available. The separate pergola is a great place for enjoying your breakfast or your drink during the beautiful sunset.
Glossa is a small village which offers everything you need for your holiday.
We fall in love with the beach Perivoliou, which is just 10min away from the house by car. Most of the times we were alone on this beach (the one on the right side which you reach by a 5 min walk)
Avoid Skopelos if you are looking for party or nightlife. But if you are looking for a quiet, green, clean environment, Skopelos is the perfect island.
Mahi, the owner was always very responsive and very supportive. It starts with the first inquiry, and ends after we forgot our mobile phone in the house when we leave, and a week later it arrives at our home. Great support and thank you very much for the good communication.
The parents-in-law of Mahi which takes care about the house are very helpful and so lovely. We had lots of very good communication with them.
Usually we never stay twice on the same location, but who knows? We start getting homesick when we look at our pictures from our vacation….
A truly wonderful location for a relaxing holiday , the villa is beautiful , clean and just perfect for relaxing and as s base to explore this lovely green island , glosses is close by 10 mins around the winding roads or 20 min walk down the track nearby , some lovely tavernas there and a butcher for your bbq needs bbq at the villa in the evenings is better than any restaurant though stunning views 😎
This beautiful quiet end of the island is just a few minutes from the unspoilt hill village of `Glossa and the lovely local beaches. It is a tranquil area with amazing views towards the west. There is a local kayak school which has accompanied trips for all ages and experience levels . Also there is a diving school, stand up paddle boarding etc but most people come just to relax drink in the views, and the local wine ,and enjoy this unspoiled paradise.The church of Ayios Yannis made famous by the film "Mamma Mia" is just a short drive away too.
The village,Glossa, is sometimes called the balcony of the Aegean as its elevated position gives panoramic views at every turn.It has shops, tavernas, coffee shops, a pharmacy etc and is still very much a "real" Greek village. Its port just below the village is Loutraki ,where the ruins of a roman settlement can be found, and this ancient place is a sleepy but useful place to eat and drink by the sea and access the waterborne transport .