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Beautiful house in Skopelos old town with harbour views



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Traditional house 2 double ensuite bedrooms sleeps 4, garden, near waterfront

Lovely traditional house in the heart of historic Skopelos Town on three floors with two en-suite double bedrooms and a generous open-plan living room with kitchen. Recently restored it has all creature comforts while retaining its original features. The balcony offers views across Skopelos harbour to the hills beyond. The garden has a traditional barbecue fireplace. It is ideal for cooking and eating under the bountiful lemon tree. The villa is located in the oldest and quietest part of town 50 metres from the bustling waterfront. Skopelos Town rises steeply from the harbour like an amphitheatre. It is a wonderful place to wander through the maze of winding alleyways hung with bougainvillea, jasmine and hibiscus. The harbour, lined with mulberry trees that provide shade for the tavernas and cafes, is the focus of the town. Everyone who has stayed in the house has loved it. It has everything you could need from a Greek island town house. We provide free Wi-Fi.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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11 Reviews

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Beautiful, charming, carefully renovated old house

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in the heart of the town of Skopelos. The house is old and beautifully renovated, with simplicity, care for old things and local touch of the Greek islands. Very clean and well taken care of. We had high expectations and were not disappointed at all. Close to the water, close to several good restaurants. The view of the harbor from the kitchen or the balcony or the terrace was often exciting with a lot of ships and sailing boats coming and going. As a Greek and having been in Skopelos before, staying at this old house gave our vacation a very personal touch, we were part of the town rather staying at a hotel. Highly recommended little paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Honeymoon in Skopelos!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the first part of our honeymoon at Chris and Ali's house on Skopelos. We were absolutely enchanted by the neighborhood, the (gorgeous, comfortable) house, the terrace and especially the lemon tree! The house was clean, comfortable and 100% charming.

Before the trip, I communicated often with Chris to find out about ferry schedules and alternate ways of getting to Skopelos (as it became clear we wouldn't make the last ferry of the day to Skop), and he was patient and accommodating and provided some excellent suggestions. Nana, his representative on the island, helped us arrange a water taxi from Skiathos to Skop, and then a taxi from Loutraki to Skopelos Town, which went off without a hitch! We are grateful for her and Chris's insight.

We loved watching the boats pull into the harbor, relaxing on the terrace, taking the bus to the various beaches around the island (we loved Panormos and Milia) and trying out all the wonderful restaurants. For the most breathtaking view we suggest walking up to Cafe Thalassa for a pre-dinner drink. Phenomenal!

Spending four days in Skopelos was the perfect way to start our honeymoon, and Chris and Ali's house made it even more ideal. My only disappointment is that we did not get to stay there longer. I am dreaming about returning there for another vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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December vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great Christmas holiday on the island at this rental. The owners were easy to work with. The lady that helps them on the island was amazing. She helped us get to the island, met us at the ferry, had everything mapped out and the villa already. People were friendly, food was amazing and the sights were great. The villa was full of character, quaint, very well located. We would highly recommend this island and villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA. USA

A little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Chis and Ali's home in Skopelos and it wasn't nearly enough time! Perfectly located, quaint, a lovely little private patio with a lemon tree...we couldn't have asked for more. The communication with Chis and Ali was seamless. On the island, Nana was the perfect introduction to Skopelos. She welcomed us and made us feel right at home. Waking up in the morning to look out the bedroom window to see the Skopelos harbor was the icing on the cake. We would highly recommend this property and would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, United States

wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two daughters, spent a wonderful week on Skopelos in June 2010. It was the highlight of our month-long trip in Greece. The apartment is perfect for a couple, and also ideal for a family, although the children need to be old enough to sleep in a room that is semi-detached from the parents! Our kids were 8 and 11, and it worked out fine. The apartment is lovely, with everything you need to be comfortable. The master bedroom is very nice, with a beautiful view over the town and harbor. There is a great little kitchen, an outdoor stove, laundry, and best of all, a lemon tree to provide you with all the lemons you will need for fresh lemonade after a day at the beach!

We found renting a car was a nice luxury, but not essential. We never ran out of things to do on the island in our week we spent there- we explored all of the beaches and loved going in to Glossa for its wonderful restaurant, Agnanti. Most of the time we loved hanging out in Skopelos town, walking around its lovely streets and alleys, and getting to know the cafes and restaurants right in town. We loved being able to walk everywhere!

We will definitely come back again, and look forward to staying in Chris and Ali's apartment sometime soon. As you can tell, we highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Munich, Germany

Happiness under the sun

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house is perfectly located (not too many stairs from the water front) and charming. The view on the water front from the main bedroom is very nice! We particularly appreciated the BBQ in the courtyard.

Our first day, a woman was waiting for us at the ferry and showed us the house and around. It was easy going and we liked it!

Thanks to Chris and Ali.

Brigitte, Hubert, Valentin & Clémentine

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Skiathos at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Skopelos at 500 Metres Nearest Train : Volos at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

Skopelos is a green jewel in the blue Aegean. Recognised as one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, the pine-forested island has two towns, Skopelos at one end and the little mountain village of Glossa at the other with the one main road linking them. The superb beaches are easily reached by bus, car or motorbike. Some are secluded and deserted while others offer umbrellas, recliners and tavernas. All of them are fantastic for swimming and snorkelling in the crystal-clear water. There are wonderful walks with opportunities to explore valleys of plane trees fed by abundant spring water, hillsides of umbrella pines hiding small churches and white-washed monasteries, fruit orchards, olive groves, cliff-top tracks used by large, shaggy goats and surveyed by birds of prey, and many dramatic views across to neighbouring islands. Mamma Mia fans can enjoy the beaches seen in the film and visit the church on the rock. Traditional Greek hospitality is still flourishing in Skopelos.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016-7
10 Oct 2016 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We ask for a 50% deposit to secure the booking. the balance is due for payment eight weeks before the start of the rental period. We accept payment on-line to our bank. For PayPal we make a 4% surcharge. The take-over of Holiday Rentals by an American company means you may receive a lot of marketing material. Ignore it. Our own 5-star service continues as before. You can pay through HomeAway's checkout process which is intended to give extra security. You will be charged about 6%. Alternatively you may prefer to pay us direct, as all our previous guests have done, and avoid the surcharge.

The rent is for the house no matter how many people are staying. For stays in winter the rates are negotiable. The rent includes electricity, linen and towels, including beach towels. There are no extra charges. On arrival you will be welcomed at the ferry port, taken to the house, checked in and given your key. Our representative is available by phone in case of any emergency.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town


  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 84 m²


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Both ensuite bathrooms provide a shower, washbasin and toilet. While you shower in the bathroom of Bedroom 1 you can enjoy a glorious view of the harbour.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, The two singles work well as a double bed when put together
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Balcony with view of harbour. Folding travel-cot.
  • All bed linen, duvets and blankets are supplied. The twin beds in Bedroom 2 can be put together and made up as a double bed if required. There is a double sofa-bed in the living room which means the house can sleep 6. We also provide a travel-cot for very young children.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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