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View over pool to Skiathos Island
Villa Petaloutha
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Sitting room
Perivoliou - closest beach to house
View of Skiathos from lower terrace
Main bedroom
Main bathroom
Gallery bedroom - lower floor
Gallery bedroom - upper floor
Third bedroom
Terrace
Sunset over pool
Outside dining area
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Glossa, Skopelos, Sporades

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chris s
1 review
“Character full, well designed,private with exceptional views,a get away from it gem”
Reviewed 27 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

A wonderful villa for secluded relaxation , but never boring due to an abundance of indigenous wildlife and eye-catching views,but only a walk to the lovely town of glossa.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Tim C
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“The perfect villa”
Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Imagine the peace and quiet of a hill-top villa, with breath-taking views across the Aegean Sea and onto Skiathos. No traffic, just the sound of bees and crickets going about their business in the pine trees around the garden. Welcome to Petaloutha Villa.
This was our first visit to a Greek island and our expectations were high. When we arrived at the villa, it was pretty much love at first sight. The villa is kitted out with everything we would expect. There were even flippers, face masks and snorkels in a utility room.
All the bedrooms (3) have air conditioning, ensuring a good night's sleep. A comfortable lounge, lovely verandahs all around the villa, a swimming pool and enough chairs and sun-loungers for six people.
An added bonus is that we were met off the boat by the house manager, the wonderful Eleni. She had our hire car waiting, took us via the local supermarket and escorted us all the way to the villa.
The owner of the villa has been charming, responding to emails and providing so much local knowledge. Priceless.
Seasoned TripAdvisor readers become sceptical about too much gushing. So time for a couple of issues: the drive up to the villa is steep and twisting; it can get a bit windy. However, these were VERY minor issues for us, and the odd breeze was very welcome.
What else can I say? Oh, we are about to book up for next year. This is a truly wonderful place and I feel privileged to have spent a week here.

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Liked best: Panoramic views
Liked least: All good
Travelling group: Extended Family
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1 Jul 2016
Sue, Thank you for this lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the villa so much, and really look forward to welcoming you and Tim again next summer.
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TimMacgil...
Princes Risborough
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4 reviews
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“Our Grecian home from home”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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we have been coming to Skopelos for many years now and I cannot recommend the villa (which we fell in love with the first time we came) and the surrounding countryside (with its pine trees and wild herb aromas) and villages highly enough. It's a perfect retreat, situated, more or less at the highest point of the peninsular, at the north end of the I sland, affording fantastic views across to Skiathos and the lovely sunsets beyond. Just right with a G&T! It's a delightful and characterful villa, designed so that all the bedrooms seem get a sea view. It's comfortable and unpretentious and just a little quirky and fun. I hope he won't mind me saying this but, It reflects the personality of the owner, with artefacts and travel chests, giving a hint of the places he has visited. It's well appointed and will suit couples and families - The second bedroom (a gallery) is lovely and third bedroom is a fun hide out for kids. I would not say it's recommended for the very old or the very young. The pool is a good size too. And there's plenty of area to sunbathe and eat in the shade when it gets a little warm. There's an arched area. Exactly for this purpose, that channels any breeze there is to cool you down. If you like walking (and I do) there are a number of routes you can take ( there's a book there in the villa telling you where you can go) One of my favourites leads down to Perivoliou beach, it's about an hours or so, but takes in great views, bee hives, a natural spring part way down to fill your water bottle, and a rustic. And very quiet beach a the end. It's down hill all the way and up hill back! So best for an early morning stroll. Take your camera as the sunrises are spectacular. skopelos, is unlike Skiathos. It's quieter and in many ways still unspoilt. Glossa is about 12 minutes drive, from the villa. (Or 20mins walk cross country) is a sleepy village during the day but does have all the necessary ingredients for a nice Evening. There's Agnanti, run by Nikos, which I cannot recommend highly enough. There's also a Taverna situated by the bus top in Glossa that serves simple food and wine and is great value. There are other smaller places around there. or down in Loutraki which is 10 minutes drive from Glossa Wherever we have gone in Glossa and the neighbouring port of Loutraki ( just below glossa) we have found the people so friendly. skopelos is a lovely and is pretty unspoilt, despite the Mama Mia thing! I recommend Agnondas and any of the tavernas there. The food generally is very fresh and well prepared. We renewed our vows here this year and invited a number of friends who had never visited the island before. We were worried that having dragged them all out here they might not see what we see in this place. But they all loved it and wondered why it was they had never been here earlier. All in all, skopelos, the greenest island in Greece, is a wonderful place for the discerning holiday maker, looking for both the sophisticated and the simple things in life. Petaloutha villa, delivers comfort, homeliness and superb views in a secluded part of the island that I hope will never change. So don't tell anyone.

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Liked best: Views, seclusion, peaceful
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Friends
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Tramper
Halifax, Canada
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“Fantastic accommodation on Skopelos!”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The four of us travelled to Skopleos via Athens and Skiathos in May of this year and stayed one week. I can honestly say that while the journey here was quite the experience in itself it was so worth the effort. From our first contact to finally stepping off the ferry the owner Antony was prompt and accurate in his replies, reliable and gracious in his dealings with us. We were more than comfortable throughout the booking process. Sara, the local caretaker was always on call and was extremely helpfull. When we had a small issue she was there at the villa within 10 minutes to correct the problem.
Villa Petaloutha sits high on the hills overlooking Glossa and the waters below. Skiathos lies directly across and behind that in the distance mainland Greece. Sunrise, all day sun, beautiful sunsets each day with the exception of one when a storm marched across the seas and lightening bolts streaked to the waters surface ..fascinating to watch! Evening skys were filled with a hundred billion stars overhead..what a beautiful setting indeed!
The driveway to the villa, 1st time up and down is not for the faint of heart until you get used to it. The villa is very private, is comfortably furnished and offers all the amenities one needs. The pool offers great views and cooling waters from the heat of the day. We spent many moments here, staring out, shaing drinks and private conversation or reading. Every day we would go down to the local market store to get our supplies as needed and if there was something they did not have then we could travell to the other market at the port which was open on Sundays ..where the other one is not.
Skopelos is extremely rugged and beautiful. We visited several beaches across the island and becasue it was mid May they were deserted which was great for picnics and alone time.
Villa Petaloutha was the perfect accommodation offering peace, tranquility and unmatched views and we feel we received more than what we paid for. Highly recommended..cant wait to return!
safe travels,
Tramper

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Liked best: location and the pool
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Charlesp5...
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning sunsets, peace and nature”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The house is positioned right at the top of a hill, with views across to Skiathos. We were fortunate to bring binoculars to inspect passing boats, birds - bee-eaters, peregrines, kestrels and swifts, and butterflies. Rooms are comfortable, with a great family room. Pool is very welcome after a hot day on the beach (uncrowded one, nearby). Glossa has some good restaurants. serving traditional Greek fare and something a bit more. Recommended.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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