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Immaculate House with Stunning 180 Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Old Village, Alonissos Island - Peaceful Location, 10 Mins Walk to Village and Beach

The house is in a quiet part of the Chora (old village) with rear gate giving direct access to the Chora. Sea Views. The Chora has many tavernas, bars and shops together with local festivals. The house has views to outlying islands including Skopolos (as seen in Mama Mia). There are many paths near the House to the beach, countryside, mountains and a wonderful goat path down to Patitiri. The house has a wonderful garden terrace with olive, almond and orange trees with patio furniture giving shade. There is a small terrace by the entrance door giving access to rear garden and gate. A large terrace is accessed from the dining room/lounge with furniture enabling outside eating. There is a balcony accessed by both bedrooms on the 1st floor with shade. Alonissos is both a walkers and beach lovers paradise and is worth visiting at any time of the year for its rare flora and fauna and Marine Park with the rare Monk Seal and Eleonoras Falcon. Porpoises and dolphins are often seen off shore.

Alan Ross
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Alan Ross

My wife and I live in London and Dorset and have a large French Briard dog who also has a passport to take abroad. We have been visiting Alonissos for many years and finally finished our home on the Island last year. I am a lecturer and teach students with Aspergers and Autism and edit and publish a magazine written for and by them. It is looked on as our home from home and I hope any people staying there will feel the same. The Island is truly the sanatorium of the soul and it helps relieve the stress of my work. I have worked for people with Special Needs for many years helping to get them into work and have more fulfilling lives. We also lived in Cornwall for many years so have mostly lived near the sea but the views from this house are stunning so we just had to have it. No regrets.

Alan Ross purchased this house in 1980

Why Alan Ross chose Alonnisos

We bought the house as we loved the Island on our first visit and had for many years wanted to live in Greece. It is remote enough to deter too may visitors and the beaches are never too full or too noisy. In the Spring Alonnisos is covered in wild flowers and every season has its rewards. It has the most wonderful views of small islands off shore from all points and though uninhabited most can accessed by boat. The goat paths covering the Island have been turned into paths and the walks are graded and outstanding with a surprise around every corner. I love photography and there are so many wonderful things to photograph or paint. We both love swimming and the water is clean enough to see the fish below you as you swim or snorkel. The food is fresh and most tavernas serve very good meals.

What makes this house unique

We find the House ideal for nipping up to the Village Shop and Bakery to buy breakfast in the morning. It means that there is no need to use a car to either visit the beach or shop for basics. To be able to walk to all the tavernas in the village and walk or catch the bus to the harbour gives a lovely sense of freedom and a chance to have a greener, lower carbon holiday. It is quiet and does not have passing traffic. We love to sit on the balcony of a night watching the moon rise and shine over the islands and shine across the sea whilst having a glass of wine or beer. To the right the view to the sea shows the ferries and yachts sailing by to the harbour and in the distance Evia and some of the fishing boat lights. The house is both quiet and not far from all conveniences, just ideal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have many testimonials and good feedback and can show you copy emails if required.
Jan 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alonnisos in Sporades

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not feed cats inside the house as some guests are allergic.
  • Do not put anything down the WC as this should be put in bin provided and emptied daily.
  • Water is a scarce commodity on the Island so please do not leave taps or showers running longer than necessary.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and sink with shaver point. Separate shower wc on ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) in single beds. 1 en suite Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has twin beds with vaulted roof and balcony with sea views and en suite Bedroom 2 has twin beds with vaulted roof and balcony with sea views. Wardrobes and table and chairs
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There is a parasol and table for outside eating together with garden chairs on the terrace from lounge. There are two chairs and a cafe table on each balcony reached through the french windows in each bedroom. There is a rotary line attached to a wall in the garden so as not to interfere with access or the views. The accommodation is airy in summer with large windows and doors and a feeling of space. There is no near passing traffic so it is in a quiet are of the Old Village. There are electric oil filled radiators and further heaters available in the colder months upon request. The steps to the entrance and the stairs to the bedrooms are quite steep and could be unsafe for small children so please contact if you need further advice and pictures on this. No smoking is permitted within the property. Non smokers only please. Outside: There is a garden with terrace including olive, almond and orange trees together with bouganvillea and oleandres. There is outdoor furniture supplied with a patio umbrella for shade and a hammock. There is a wall fixed clothes line. There is seating available in both shade or sun to suit most tastes. There is a small terrace by the entrance door lending access to the rear garden and gate to village paths and there are steps from the front door leading to the Courtyard Garden and the front gate which leads to the main path down to the nearest beach, harbour and small car parking area should this be required. There is outdoor furniture for all outside patios, terraces and balconies. All areas are private, not shared and have exceptional views to the countryside and sea. Utility Room: No utility room as washing machine in kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen are supplied upon arrival. No beach towels are supplied. The property is cleaned before arrival and upon departure. A midweek clean is provided if required if staying two weeks. Clean bed linen and towels are available if needed. Other: As the living area is large do please view photographs to show layout.


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Immaculate House with Stunning 180 Sea Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Bright and airy with amazing views from all sides.

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and spacious. The balcony curving around the upstairs bedrooms provided lovely views of the surrounding landscape. Dawn provided helpful local support, picking us up from the port. We would recommend Almond House particularly for its peace and scenic location with the bakery, local shops and restaurants a short walk away. Beaches at Meghalos Mourtias and Mikros Mourtias were a twenty minute walk downhill on footpaths from the old village. The Naval Restaurant served good food in a wonderful location at dusk. If you enjoy walking you can easily manage without a car.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable and within easy walking distance of the old village, Chora.

There are fabulous views out to sea from both balconies.

The cottage is fairly well equipped although it would benefit from a new supply of crockery and glassware as well as replacement shower heads.

We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage and fell in love with Alonissos.

We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that you did not find everything as expected and do please, if you come again, let me know if anything is not up to standard so that I may get it corrected during your stay. I have now asked for the crockery, glasses and shower heads to be replaced. Unfortunately I usually personally review Almond House but was unable to visit this year due to my wife's ill health which is why I appreciate visitors comments both good and bad. I do hope this did not tarnish your stay in any way and that you had a wonderful holiday in Alonissos. Sincerely Alan Ross
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everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 2 weeks in the house in July-August 2014 with our two children aged 6 and 9. The house has everything we needed for a comfortable stay, the kitchen is well-equipped for cooking full-scale homemade dinners.

The location is quiet with an unobstructed view of the sea. The village restaurants and shops are only a couple of minutes away on foot up picturesque little alleys overgrown with fig trees and with spectacular views.

There was a minor issue that needed fixing by a technician shortly after we arrived. That was arranged immediately by the owner and his local assistant so everything worked properly.

Alonissos as whole was breathtakingly beautiful and pleasantly wild, we can't stop thinking about going back there :)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely holiday in this pretty villa beautifully situated very close to a typical Greek mountain village. It had flower covered balconies with amazing views and was very comfortable, clean and had everything needed to make it a most enjoyable and happy time. The owner was most helpful and we would love to visit again. We would happily recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jenny, So pleased you both enjoyed your holiday and thank you for the recommendation. Hopefully will be able to welcome you again some time in the future. Best wishes Susan and Alan
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Road to Chora and Patitiri
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Chora or Beach
Nearest Beach
0.75 Kilometres
Megalo Mortias
Car: recommended


It is a 10 minute walk to the nearest beach of Megalo Mortias which has three tavernas, sunbeds, beach umbrellas, bar and parking. The nearest beach is stony with sand off shore and has wonderful views to Skopelos and St. Georges Island. There are a number of other quiet beaches to drive or walk to and a bus service runs from the Chora every 30 minutes (in season) to Patitiri where boat/bus take you to beaches around the island and where boat trips to the Marine Park and elsewhere can be booked.


Airport at Skiathos, Volos, Salonika where many charter flights arrive. Athens on scheduled flights. If arriving at Skiathos it is 10 minutes to the harbour where ferries can be caught to Alonissos which take about an hour. If arriving at Athens Airport a bus can be taken to Agios Konstantinos (tickets available at airport) to catch a ferry to Alonissos, or a train from Athens to Volos to catch a ferry to Alonissos which takes 3 hours from either port. Car hire is available but not a necessity.


It is about 1km to Patitiri Harbour. 8kms to Steni Vala a picturesque quayside village. 10kms to Agios Demetrious beach. Please contact if you need more in depth information about all the beautiful places to visit. I can also email access to a video of the Island so that you can see how lovely it is for yourself. The website www.ivicourt.com gives travel advice and general information on the Island from a UK couple who have lived there for many years.

Further Details:

The island is really quiet at the moment and we can only assume that the financial situation in Europe and the bad press given to Greece by the media has caused visitors to stay away. All we can say is that Alonissos is quiet, beautiful & peaceful and that the locals, including us, are friendly and caring. Nothing much has changed here in the 71/2 years since we moved here.

The National Bank of Greece has an ATM in Patitiri. WiFi is available at Patitiri Harbour and at the tavernas in the Old Village though this varies each season. WiFi is available at the harbour so you can browse both the iPad and the boats arriving. There are many tavernas, supermarkets and bakers available in Patitiri and slightly less in the Old Village though there is a small supermarket and baker. There is scuba diving available at Steni Vala. There is a pool at Milia Bay Hotel and at a new hotel at Steni Valla both with sunbeds and umbrellas and good food and drink available which can be used by non-residents and both of which are about 3kms and 8kms respectively from Patititiri and Steni Valla can be visited directly by a bus from Patitiri. Many boat trips to the Marine Park from Patitiri and small boats available for hire. A museum above Patitiri and information on the rare Monk Seal. As stated before there is WiFi access at the harbour and by the bus stop in the village. A phone card can be bought from the newsagents and this card gave a considerable amount of calls, against a mobile, for the money over the last years. Non-Greek Newspapers are available but are often from the previous day.

A Bus Timetable is on the Village Notice Board together with any upcoming events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alonnisos, Greece Mainland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Season
1 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2nd Early
3 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
10 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £300 (£200 for 1 week) is required upon confirmation of booking (which is not refundable). The outstanding balance is required 8 weeks prior to commencement of holiday. A deposit of £200 will be added to the final payment in case of damage. This will be refunded 7 days after the end of the holiday should no damage be reported. Please ensure that the property is checked prior to leaving so that any damage is noted. If any further information is needed kindly telephone or email.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible due to unknown flight and ferry timetables at this time. It is usually a Friday or Wednesday so kindly check day is available. Arrival after 3pm and departure before noon.

Notes on prices:
If you wish a longer stay kindly contact the Owners for prices. The property is for sale so if you are interested in buying after your stay please do contact.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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