|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Villa Meropi is a totally private Villa with private pool and a large veranda overlooking the Aegean sea. The entrance to Villa Meropi leads into a spacious open plan dining room and kitchen with windows facing the pool and Skopelos town. The dining room is furnished with a comfortable sofa and armchairs, a lovely fireplace, TV and CD/DVD. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, cooking utensils, coffee maker. The villa has two sepaated master bedrooms with a double bed each one, one en-suite with a further independent bathroom. A twin bedroom (with A/C) is set at the mezzanine overlooking the dining room. The villa has another one bathroom and a washing machine. Villa Meropi has free internet access.
Villa Meropi and Villa Natalia are two totally private buildings with private pool each one (6.3m × 3.5m). Neighboring in their construction, nevertheless, each one of the two villas is completely independent and fully private from its sister property. They are built in accordance with the traditional architecture of the Sporades Islands, combined with modern touches here and there. The Villas are set on a hill, just opposite of the Skopelos town. Located in a private olive grove where they enjoy the marvellous view to the Aegean sea from their large verandas, which have a sizeable table and comfortable chairs so as to enjoy your meals. Each pool is surrounded by sunbeds and umbrellas as well as by a variety of trees and shrubs providing natural shade and a choice of cooling locations for siesta or reading.
We were a party of 6, maximising the villa’s capability. The villa is set in an olive grove on a hill overlooking the bay and town, the rear of two in common ownership (but well separated). We were met at the ferry by the owner who is very pleasant. She and her father took us up the hill and explained how things worked. We didn’t need to contact her again but she did call just before we left. Accommodation as described. Nice balcony with vines over. Living room/kitchen/hall not large but quite adequate even for 6. Upstairs is open around the stairs with 2 single beds and a seating area. Furniture and equipment looked newish and all adequate. There is a knack to the oven – we had to get the maid to show us! Washing machine was a bonus. Air con cooled open areas but not the double bedrooms. Window mosquito screens a bit flimsy and difficult to operate and the one in the living area was already broken. WiFi worked fine. The maid was v pleasant and thorough. Reasonable sized pool - v clean.
It takes about 20 mins to walk into town; a bit longer coming back as the hill is quite steep in parts! Note, with that and steps to enter, this particular villa would be a big ask for a person with mobility issues. Skopelos town is delightful with lots of alleyways, churches and brightly painted houses. Tavernas all over town with some of the posher, more creative ones high up. We liked the last one on the front right round the port under the church – old style with the food out in display counters; good quality; sensible prices. Some of the others on the front in town seemed higher priced and many are just bars. There is one taverna at the bottom of the hill on the way to town which halves the walk; we used it several times; the food was good and staff friendly. Be aware the beaches in easy walking distance are not exciting. We hired a car part of our time to get to beaches, the monasteries, the “Mama Mia” church (Ag Ioannis which is lovely) and Glossa. Some of the beaches have bars pumping out music – which may appeal to some but not us! – so look around for the beach that suits you best.
Overall – good value for 6 people, not luxuriously appointed but pleasantly functional and perfectly satisfactory; feels like you are in the country but walkable to all the facilities of the town. We like to visit different Greek islands but Skopleos is so delightful we may go back some day and would be v happy staying in V Natalia again if we did.
Do not compare Skiathos to Skopelos! Both islands are so different. But if you should compare: Skopelos is pure, nature, beauty, discovery, real fish restaurants, rest and holiday at the best. But we had the luck to stay in a luxury home with everything we needed. In the middle of all the best beaches and attractions and we could walk every night to the town to eat in the best restaurants. The owners are more than friendly and very helpfull, you will miss nothing: big and comfortable beds, big kitchen and salon, nice terrace and pool! We would love to go back surely.
Villa Meropi: Very nice house with lots of space. A wonderful view of the port of Skopelos and a great pool at the house. Ideal base to explore the island or to walk into town.
Katherine and her family have welcomed us very friendly with a surprise package. We love to come back again.
Wir haben die Woche in dem Haus sehr genossen.
Der Ausblick auf Skopelos Stadt und Hafen ist traumhaft.
Die Vermieter haben uns von der Fähre abgeholt und uns mit einem netten und feinen Überaschungskorb begrüsst.
Sie waren sehr nett und hilfsbereit.
Eins der besten Ferienhäuser die wir bislang gemietet haben.
Nous avons séjourné pratiquement 3 semaines dans cette agréable villa sur la très jolie île de Skopélos.
Beaucoup d'atouts pour cette maison dont nous avons apprécié le calme et l'espace : la piscine bien sûr, le jardin fleuri, les oliviers, les lits confortables, la terrasse et sa jolie vue...
Nous n'avons loué une voiture que les 3 derniers jours de notre séjour : en effet, on atteint facilement en 20 minutes à pied, le port, la ville et les commerces par les jolis sentiers sous les oliviers. Il est facile ensuite de prendre le bus qui conduit vers les plages et les bateaux qui proposent diverses excursions.
Si les 4 adultes que nous étions gardent un si bon souvenir de ce séjour, cela tient aussi à la présence discrète et à la gentillesse naturelle des propriétaires.
Villa Meropi and Villa Natalia are set in a private olive grove just above Skopelos town and harbour.These wonderful villas are the perfect get-away for those seeking peaceful and natural vacations as well as convenience to Skopelos town and beaches. Several restaurants, bars and cafes are within easy walking distance to the villas. Located just 500 m. away from the tiny sandy beach of Skopelos and 4 km away from Stafylos, which is one of the island's best beaches. Around the Villas are a variety of footpaths and walking trails offering a chance to discover the fabulous countryside of Skopelos with its olive groves, lurch orchards and numerous tiny churches.