The Villa is suitable for up to three couples (one room with two double beds), large parties and families. The two separate bedrooms with their own entrances offer unique privacy. The outdoor areas and surrounding property is perfect for families with children. Country Villa Kalimera is ideal for people looking for a romantic and peaceful getaway experience.
We will be very excited to welcome you in our Villa and we will try make you feel just as we feel when we enter through the doorway, feel like home!
Car or Motorbike rental is necessary. We can arrange car rental for you, delivery upon arrival to the port with prior notice.
Country Villa Kalimera is a traditional private 'kalivi' (Greek country house) built of old stone with pool, terrace, gardens and spectacular mountain and sea views. If some of you have watched the film 'Mamma Mia' or read Aristotle's suggestions on wine, you already know which island i am referring to. In the heart of the Greek countryside in the peaceful area of Raches, it is private and very quiet, yet only a ten-minute drive away from all the amenities of Skopelos' port and the picturesque old town with its shops, cafes and restaurants. Set within its own olive and fig grove, the house is full of traditional character but with all modern conveniences. All rooms have a magnificent internal decoration of my family's journeys around the Mediterranean, making a very intimate and personalised ambient. From the terrace you can view the island of Alonissos in the Aegean, enjoy a sunbath or the stunning sunset. From the pool you can get a glimpse of the beach of Stafilos and stargaze at the mind-blowing night sky. The house is surrounded by fenced garden kiosks and many private places to sit either in the sun or under shade and breath in the views, eat near the skopelitan fireplace or enjoy the cooling mountain breezes.
Upon entering the front door at Country Villa Kalimera, you immediately feel the country quality of the house. The stone built fireplace dominates the living room, as does the lofty wood beamed roof that houses a spacious loft area on one side.The loft is reached by a steep spiral staircase and can sleep 2 persons on the double bed, although the best feature of the loft is the door leading to a roomy terrace/sunning area. The views are wonderful, facing east to the sea and the island of alonissos and south toward the stafilos valley. This spot boasts the loveliest sunrises from which the house derives its name, kalimera, meaning 'good morning' in greek.The living room is furnished with traditional built-in sofas (which can be used as two single beds) and a coffee table in front of the fireplace. It is open plan to the country-style kitchen which has terracotta tiled flooring and pretty blue accents. A spacious wooden dining table sits in the middle of the room. A w/c shower room is located on one side of the kitchen and the master bedroom on the other. The spacious master bedroom is furnished with an antique wardrobe, double bed and has an en-suite w/c shower room and its own private entrance. There is a loft platform bed which may allow for 1-2 children to sleep in with their parents, but is reached by steep wooden ladder so is not suitable for small children.
The 10 minute drive from town to Country Villa Kalimera is along steep winding roads offering stunning views. The nearest beach to the house, Glyfoneri, is about an 8-minute drive away.
Just around the corner from Skopelos port, at the bay of Agios Konstaninos, Glyfoneri has a small selection of typical tavernas open from mid-may to mid September. This is a small beach however, for the days you don't want to venture far from the villa.
The closest main beach is reached by crossing to the south coast of the island and can be reached in about 15 minutes by car. Given its countryside setting and skopelos' exquisite nature, it is a walkers' paradise. In any direction from the villa, you will find fantastic views, nature and photographic opportunities.
Skopelos Town is the largest village and capital of the island. Built amphitheatrically around a natural semi-circular harbor, this village has managed to retain much of its traditional charm. Its maze of narrow, stepped streets is lined by enchanting houses in Venetian architecture, each with a tiny balcony overflowing with flowers and offering gorgeous views. Everywhere you turn there is a charming chapel and in short distance from the town, there are many Byzantine monasteries to visit in Skopelos island.
Another popular village in Skopelos island is Glossa, located on the northern side. With many tourist facilities and accommodation, this is probably the most known resort on the island. In close distance to Glossa, there is the lovely church of Agios Ioannis, where scenes from the Hollywood movie "Mamma Mia!" (2008) were shot. The beaches on Skopelos island are many, but in some cases accessibility is hampered by mountainous terrain and steep cliffs.
The beaches of Limnonari and Agios Yannis are the sandiest, while Panormos beach is lined with white pebbles and has a string of fish taverns across the bay. Another lovely beach is Stafylos, located on the southern side of the island, which gets particularly popular due to the beautiful wild landscape that surrounds it. Skopelos island is a great place to walk, especially in spring and summer. Many trekking paths dot the landscape and lead from one beach to the other, passing through green forests and lovely settlements.
Information on how to get there from UK, Continental Europe and US. Nowadays travel to and from Greece is easy and cheap. I can assist you booking transportation and give you all the necessary tips for your arrival. You can also check out your local travel agents for deals on the latest flights and fly direct to Skiathos, Nea Anchialos, Thessaloniki or Athens. Regular charter flights operate between May - early October direct to Skiathos from most European cities, and from Athens with Olympic airways. Nea Anchialos is a small airport close to Volos, which operates charter flights - low cost companies as well - from Europe. For any clarification, please feel free to contact me. When you arrive at the port a member of my family will be there holding a sign with your name on, pick you up and escort you to Country Villa Kalimera, 15 minutes drive on a country road. There is ample parking near the house which is accessed by private drive from a country track.