With a coastline of mostly steep cliffs, the island’s beaches have a special importance and are noted for their immaculate condition. The hillsides are made up of wild flowers and fruit trees, olive groves and pines, and are dotted with small churches and whitewashed monasteries. The only sounds are the bells of wandering goats and the calls of birds, and everywhere you look there are dramatic views across the Aegean Sea to neighbouring islands.
The steep, winding warren of and the intimate tavernas under the lights of the waterfront are part of the changeless pleasures of Greek island life.
- Commences - Friday morning
- Departure airport - London Gatwick and Manchester
- Arrival airport - Skiathos
- On arrival - Transfer to port for the hydrofoil or ferry crossing (1 hour)
House of DimitriNear Skopelos Town | Sleeps 2-4
Ouranos VillaNear Skopelos Town | Sleeps 2-6
Villa Ouranos has a rural setting with stunning, uninterrupted views down a valley of olive groves to the beach of Glisteri and across the sea to the west coast of Alonissos.
Potami HouseNear Panormos | Sleeps 2
Potami House is set on a wooded hillside just a few kilometres inland from the east coast village of Panormos.
Villa Blue StoneAbove Skopelos Town | Sleeps 2
Situated in a commanding position high above Skopelos Town, Villa Blue Stone is a new villa, tucked away below a country lane in a very quiet location, with stupendous views down the valley to the sea.
Villa Katerini| Sleeps 2-6
A road climbs up the hillside from Skopelos Town and just before Villa Dimitri a track of five hundred metres leads off to the peaceful hilltop region of Raches and the dramatic setting of Villa Katerini.
Villa MourteroNear Panormos | Sleeps 2-5
Comfortably furnished interiors, with wood-beamed ceilings and cool terracotta floor tiles, open out on to a large terrace surrounding the swimming pool. Two proud olive trees provide natural shade.
Villa NeneAbove Skopelos Town | Sleeps
Villa Nene is located up a lane leading from the road between Stafilos and Loggos which is about 2km away.
Villa PyrgosNear Glysteri Beach | Sleeps 2-4
Villa Pyrgos is owned by two artists from Skopelos.This is one of the most dramatic locations on the island.
Villa RoseNear Skopelos Town | Sleeps 2-4
A five minute drive southwards around the bay of Skopelos Town and then a further five minute drive up the lower part of the forested Palouki Mountain, leads to the hillside location of Villa Rose.