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Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Villa Eleonora is named after the falcons that swoop over its elevated position above the unspoiled hill village of Glossa (only 10 minutes away with its shops and tavernas). Its secluded location feels private, despite its proximity to the beaches, the port, the Mamma Mia church and the village itself, and the villa is not overlooked by anything but the beautiful birds and wildlife. The views are truly staggering, taking in the islands of Evia, Skiathos and the Pelion, and away to the mainland as far as Mt Parnassus and closer to home down to the village of Glossa and its port of Loutraki The villa itself is built by hand in the traditional style of the island, with open-beamed ceilings of chestnut and pine, wooden balconies and tiled roofs, complemented by a modern clean touch and up-to-date fittings and equipment. It is a truly unforgettable experience.
There are plenty of outside spaces, verandahs, terraces , tables, seating areas and a barbecue to enjoy and eat alfresco in the wonderful climate of this Greek Island paradise.
The pool enjoys a private and ample lounging area, wooden cushioned pool furniture, stunning views and it is gated off for child safety. The pool itself is 8m x4m with marble steps and night lights.
The villa is in a perfect location as a base for exploring the island and the island itself offers perfect mountain biking, walking, bird watching and sea kayaking opportunities which can be arranged prior to your arrival as well as guided tours and trips.
Coast/Beach: Our nearest swimming beach is a ten minute drive from the house. It is a sheltered, sandy, clean and safe beach. This beach adjoins the village and is therefore close to amenities such as shops, and tavernas. There are scores of small, quiet beaches in the area that are ideal for bathing and picnics to be found on both sides of the island as close as ten minutes from the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Skiathos 10 km, Nearest railway: Volos|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The living room is located on the 1st floor, and opens up to the extensive balcony. Open plan, with an attractive traditional wooden ceiling, it is well appointed with fireplace, TV, DVD, stereo system, ipod dock and wifi. Comfortable furnishings include a sofa bed.
The kitchen is well appointed and airy (local olive oil is provided), with views to the swimming pool, access to the veranda. Equipment includes electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and hard wood work surfaces.
The main bedroom has super king size bed with en suite bathroom.
The second bedroom has two single beds which can adjoined. Both bedrooms are airy high ceiling rooms that enjoy spectacular views to the south and have access to the lower veranda. There is two way air conditioning and a radiator in each of the bedrooms and there is adequate storage space. They are suitable for children.
All bed linen and towels inside are the white company brand and l'occataine soap in prvided in the bathrooms.
Utility Room is located downstairs and home to the heating system, chest freezer, washing machine and sink and medical cabinet.
|Further details outdoors|
At the the front the large wooden veranda has sofa comfortable chairs, hammock and dinning table. this over looks the garden at the front, pool to the side and the view of islands and mainland Greece to the front.
On the other side there is the main entrance to an enclosed yard with citrus trees and lavender this is at the back of the villa which has a dinning table, coffee tables, chairs, benches and another hammock . Beside this is the out side kitchen, with a large rotisserie, bbq area, a herb garden and shade sail. This area enjoys shade, shelter and open views.
The pool area is enclosed by a fence for the safety of children. There is a large area beside the pool for lounging with large umbrella and four wooden cushioned sunbeds. Along the back wall of the lounge area is a built in bench for extra seating.
Down the steps from the pool on the way to the bedrooms is the outside shower, offering a convenient way to refresh ones self.
Property is cleaned once a week, but more if required for a small additional charge.
All the linen is from The white Company and bathing/beach towels are included and L'occataine soap is provided in the bathrooms.
To help you to get the most out of your holiday information about the villa, local amenities and other relevant information will be sent to you before arrival.
For activities there is stand up paddle boarding which I am setting up for 2014. Paddling with Sporades Sup is a fun way to get around and to see the island in a different way. Lessons and tours are part of the schedule, if you are interested just mention it in your enquiry.
There is also kayaking and mountain biking.
This year the island is hosting its first cycling race called the Delphi Devil. It will be 70km and held on the 10th May 2014. Villa Eleonorae will be a perfect place to spend a couple of days preparing before and recuperating afterwards!
The Sporades/Evia region
Skopelos island is the largest of three islands that make up the Northern Sporades, which are situated north of Evia.
Skopelos is largely unspoilt by tourism and it has much to offer all visitors. It is known to the Greeks as a green island with clear waters and great natural beauty.
As well as many beaches, coves and tavernas the island has a lot more to offer. It has a history which transcends the neolithic period, Greek mythology, Roman and Byzantine eras and to the present day.
There is also the strong Greek culture which has stood the test of time and is apparent every where here. The island produces many local foods, including smoke dried prunes, wines, Tsiporou, nuts, fruit and vegetables.
In terms of holiday activities the island is beginning to promote eco friendly activities to take advantage of its suitable topography and marine areas. These include mountain biking hire and tours, there is terrain here suitable for beginners and more experienced riders.
There is also sea kayaking, walking and birdwatching opportunities.
All islands interconnect easily in the summer enabling all three to be visited without difficulty, due to the numerous hydrofoils and ferries operating daily.
Glossa, Loutraki and Skopelos Island
Glossa and Loutraki are on the northern end of the island. They both offer a good variety of amenities.
The two local villages Glossa and Loutraki offer a wide range of amenities such as restaurants, bars, shops, bakeries, chemists and banks. Glossa has a good tourist information center.
The nearest medical centre is in Skopelos.
Both Glossa and Loutraki offer excellent local colour in the form of restaurants and tavernas. For those seeking the bright light Skopelos offers a vibrant night life.
The local restaurants have a great variety of mainly Greek food to offer. Whether you are looking for a quick snack or a full on meal the island will meet your needs.
Travel: Visitors to the island generally fly into neighbouring Skiathos, there are plenty of charter flights to skiathos during the summer. A five minute taxi from the airport will take you to the ferry/hydrofoil ticket office, which offers regular ferry/hydrofoil connections to Loutraki and takes no more than 30/20 minutes. The house is located fifteen minutes by car from Loutraki harbour where you will be met and brought to the villa. Car hire is recommended and can be organised prior to arrival.
Glossa (nearest village) - 5 minutes. Loutraki (village and beaches) - 15 minutes. Skopelos (principal town) - 45 minutes.
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18 Jul 2014
"A fabulous villa on a magical island"
My family and I have just come back from a second holiday in this glorious villa perched high above the town of Glossa in Skopelos. This villa has been very thoughtfully put together to give you every… More
27 Mar 2014
The producers of Mama Mia definetly got it right when choose Skopolos to make their movie. The island is absolutly stunning and Villa Eleonorae seemed the perfest place to marvel at its beauty. We spend hours relaxing while enjoying the view from the pool and the terrace a bit higher up. The villa is located in the perfect direction to watch the sun go down.
The guest house is build according to the local architecture, is very functional and was spotless when we arrived.
Shane, the owner, even offers padlle boarding. We took a lesson and really enjoyed it.
So, yes we will be back.
19 Feb 2014
"Heavenly island, perfect place to escape from it all..."
Skopelos is a lovely island, albeit a bit inaccessible off season. The villa is a haven of calm, up in the hills near the port. The owner was super friendly and helpful pre departure, he also runs a s… More
27 Dec 2013
We had a fantastic trip back in August. It was the most special trip with our daughters. We really relaxed and chilled in this beautiful setting. The villa is in a quiet location with the most stunnin… More
15 Aug 2013
"Most romantic villa in the world!"
This is a fantastic villa and Shane is a truly wonderful host. The villa is high up on Skopelos with amazing views across the sea towards Skiathos. The villa is completely secluded and very quiet. We… More
8 Jul 2013
"Perfect Villa on a Perfect Island"
We loved every minute of our stay in this villa. Shane was the perfect host. He was attentive and helpful but not in any way intrusive. The villa is amazing. It is so secluded! The view is breathtaking and changes every hour or two.The villa has everything you should need to cater for your stay. Shane has paid real attention to detail.We really couldnt fault the villa in any way. The island is quiet and just a real dream. The restaurants are amazing and great value. I would suggest a jeep for your stay as some of the roads are quite challenging.
We stayed here on our own and had the most fabulous romantic week.We loved every minute, so much so that we paid our deposit for next year before we left the island! Next year we are staying for two weeks and bringing our family over for the second week.
25 Jun 2013
"Un endroit magique"
Magnifique villaPropriétaire adorable et très sérieuxIle magiqueVacances inoubliablesMerci encore Shane !… More
2 Jun 2013
"stunning views, quiet, warm climate, great walking area!"
the guesthouse has all the comfort you wish to have, the host is friendly and atent, gives advise for trips and places to go. good place for people who like it quiet within nature but not far away from teh mainroad, the villages and acess to ferry and other public transport.
4 Sep 2012
"A most blissful place to relax and soak up Skopelos"
Villa Eleonora is an absolute delight. Located high above the village of Glossa it has to most incredible views across to Skiathos and beyond. A view which you never tire of! Our visit this year was our second and the whole family loved our stay. It is such a well equipped house where everything is just as it should be. A far cry from many rental properties we have visited over the years.... Shane is a wonderful host who is on hand to help with anything required. The location of the villa near Glossa couldn't be any better with plenty of wonderful beaches within easy reach (Kastani became a family favourite). The family run local village shop has everything you need, while the bakery next door is nothing short of incredible. There are plenty of places to eat within very easy reach from the smart, yet pricey, Agnanti, the friendly bbq restaurant in the town square and the delicious and relaxed cafe in the centre of the town serving excellent pittas. All in all a wonderful place to visit.
4 Sep 2012
"A most blissful place to relax and soak up Skopelos"
Villa Eleonorae is an absolute delight. Located high above the village of Glossa it has to most incredible views across to Skiathos and beyond. A view which you never tire of! Our visit this year was … More
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