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Luxury Traditional Villa with Huge Pool and Amazing Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine


About the property

Villa in Agios Antonios, Skiathos, Greek Islands - Peaceful Location in a Prestigious Development of 5 Privately Owned Villas 'Nine Muses'

Nine Muses Villas are regarded as being some of the most prestigious villas on the island. Polymnia is the middle villa of a complex of five built approximately 20 years ago. There is a large mature garden with mood lighting. The 5 terraces offer the perfect setting for private sunbathing and alfresco dining. Polymnia looks out across the bay to the neighbouring Sporades islands offering breathtaking views. The pool is maintained daily and is a 50 yard stroll from the villa set in it's own private grounds. A car is essential as the villa is situated quite high in the hillside. It is secluded enough to be extremely peaceful but town is only a 10 minute drive away. The villa is serviced by Dave and Ros, an English couple who have lived on the island for 7 years. All linen and towels are provided and are changed as requested. Villa Polymnia is traditional in build and character providing comfortable authentic Greek accommodation in one of the most stunning parts of Skiathos.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About The Owner

I first visited Skiathos about 20 years ago on the advice of a friend. I fell in love with the Island the first day I was there and purchased Villa Polymnia one year later.

It was the best decision of my life!

Skiathos is where I intend to retire, when the time is right!. In the meantime I would love you and your friends and family to experience the magic that is Skiathos and in particular the relaxing and homely atmosphere that awaits you at Villa Polymnia.

I live a very hectic and pressured life in the UK and this is the only place in the world where I switch off instantly.



The Owner purchased this villa in 1996

Why The Owner chose Skiathos

The view is just incredible, you are waking up to paradise every morning! It is remote enough to completely relax but close enough to the beaches, tavernas and town not to feel isolated.

What makes this villa unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

1/ Maurizio and family July 2010. We stayed at the villa for 2 weeks and enjoyed every single minute. The views simply breathtaking. Spacious bright and convenient and the luxury of the swimming pool makes it even more desirable. We will undoubtably return to Villa Polymnia.

2/ David and Deborah July 2010. The villa is very conveniently situated halfway down the Island. It is private and tranquil. The views are amazing and it's well equipped and comfortable with lots of terraces to relax on. The pool is quiet, clean and well kept.

3/ Victoria and family July 2012. We loved the Villa & had the most lovely holiday - thank you! Infact, we would very much like to pencil in for the same fortnight next year. Dave and Ros were great, although we didn't need to call on them.

We love Skiathos and this was our 8th visit and the best house so far.

4/ Gavin and family. Aug 2012 Villa is great, clean, well equipped, great views and position. Have you availability for spring 2013.
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Skiathos in Sporades

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The en-suite bathroom provides toilet, basin, bath and shower facilities. The main bathroom has a shower, with toilet and basin. Upstairs there is a further toilet and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 features spacious fitted wardrobes, double bed and bedside cabinets. The en-suite bathroom provides bath and shower facilities. There is a private patio for breakfast or sunbathing. Bedroom 2 also has a double and the 3rd twin beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Notes on accommodation: Villa Polymnia offers spacious, comfortable accommodation with one of the best views on the island. The bedrooms stay cool as they are built into the hillside downstairs. Two of the terraces have sail fabric roofs, providing shade during the hottest parts of the day. It is the perfect location to explore the entire island and is suitable for families and couples alike. Set in private grounds in the hills of Skiathos, Polymnia offers a peaceful and secluded alternative. Outside: The villa is set on the largest plot of land within the complex and has beautifully tendered gardens. The pool is shared between the five villas but rarely gets busy. Although not heated it always offers the perfect temperature to cool off in the Skiathos sunshine. There is a shallow end with steps and the deep end has a diving board. Utility Room: There is a purpose built recess downstairs housing a washing machine, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included and can be changed at clients request. The property is looked after by English residents of Skiathos and they can be contacted should the need arise. All contact details will be provided. Other: All of the terraces are furnished with comfortable chairs, dining tables, sunbeds and parasols.


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Luxury Traditional Villa with Huge Pool and Amazing Views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Charming villa and very helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

We have spent a wonderful week at Skiathos and enjoyed staying in villa Polymnia. There is an amazing view from the main terrasse where we had all our meals and watched the moon rising after a long day at the beach. The villa is clean, has nice beds and there is everything a family need for a relaxing holiday.

The owner Dave has been very helpful and answered mail correspondence quickly. He recommended lovely beaches, good restaurants and arranged car rent. A car is essential and the road to the villa demands good drivning skills.

We usually always visit new places in our holiday but we really consider coming back to villa Polymnia another time :-)

Thank you Dave for a great summer holiday

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joan. Many thanks for your lovely review. We are really glad you had a great week and love it as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Dave
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A Tranquil and Beautiful Escape

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week at Villa Polymnia and what a wonderful week it was.

There were five of us, one adult and four teens, and Villa Polymnia exceeded all expectations. I knew it was going to be something special but nothing prepared us for the stunning views, beauty and tranquility of the place.

The Villa is only a 10 minute drive into town, but you feel like you're in a haven of peace and calm.

As previous reviewers have said, a car is a necessity and we had great fun exploring the Island. Dave organised car hire and they were there to meet us as soon as we got off the plane, which put my mind at rest a little as it was my first time driving abroad!

The villa was perfectly equipped and it was really good to know that Dave and Roz were on hand if we had any problems.

The pool is fabulous, a perfect temperature and beautifully secluded so that all you can really see from the pool is the incredible view.

I would recommend Villa Polymnia to anyone and already looking forward to going back one day :)

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sally. I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed the villa. It was our pleasure helping to make your holiday special. We would love to see you back one day. Thanks. Dave
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Five enjoyable holidays

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a fortnight at Villa Polymnia for five consecutive summers. We thought it was great the first time that we stayed and each year, with the improvements made, it just gets better.

The outdoor spaces are wonderful, the views spectacular and the villa is fully equipped for a family holiday.

You do need a car and confidence in your driving skills.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and we really appreciate your regular visits and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. We are glad you like the improvements.
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Peaceful location with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Just had an absolutely fabulous week at Villa Polymnia with my family, enjoyed every minute...did not want to come home!

The villa is great, everything you could want and it was spotlessly clean. Plenty of towels and linen and a really well equipped kitchen. Dave and Roz who look after the villa where very helpful and on hand if we needed anything.

One of my favourite things about Villa Polymnia is the amount of outdoor space. There is so much it's quite simply brilliant! Whether you want sun, shade, sit at a table or lay on my favourite day bed everything is catered for.

The pool was wonderful, warm and a most welcome way to cool off from the heat of the sun.

Skiathos town is beautiful with so many restaurants to choose from, enjoyed cocktails in the old port watching the sun go down fabulous shopping too and plenty of supermarkets to stock up on supplies.

The sea is crystal clear and there are plenty of boat trips to go on around the islands.

The owner arranged for a jeep for us, a car is essential for getting around the island and into town each evening.

I can't fault it, would go back in a heart beat....in fact I wished I stayed there!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Julie. I am really pleased that you had such a great time. You are always welcome back. Dave
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Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

We (two 40 something adults) have just returned from a stay here in the hills of Skiathos. What an amazing island and what a home from home this villa is. The location overlooking the med and the other Greek islands is nothing short of magical.

We love to cook and found the well-equipped kitchen to be just right for our needs. There are a host of bakeries, butchers, greengrocers and supermarkets all within 15 minutes or so, and the main port also has some fabulous restaurants nearby too.

The villa was exactly as described, with a lot of room inside, and a HUGE amount of outdoor space too. The pool was warm enough for a comfortable swim even in early October (as was the sea). And every terrace provided a view of stunning scenery. Breakfast outside watching the sun rise can't really be beaten!

When we arrived the owner had made sure everything we needed to make our stay comfortable was provided, plenty of clean towels, bedding, a coolbox (which we used every day) and nice touches like books and candles. Car hire was arranged for us by the owner too - A car is essential - and was waiting for us on arrival as promised.

With so many stunning beaches within 20 minutes, the island is also wonderfully green with pine forests all over, it made a very welcome change from our usual Sept / Oct destination of the Canaries.

The best thing is that everywhere is within 20 minutes or so, but we certainly didn't feel that the island was small, there was plenty to do and see with a different beach every day, dinner in one of the hundreds of restaurants in the the port, and we even found time to hop over to the neighbouring island of Skopolis (also wonderful).

All in all our most relaxing holiday ever!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andy, I am really glad you and your partner enjoyed yourselves so much. It was a pleasure helping to arrange things for your holiday and it goes without saying you are welcome back anytime. Thanks Dave
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Peace and tranquility

  • 3 of 5

We recently stayed at villa polynmia and had a lovely time. There was 6 of us in our group, 3 adults 2 teenagers and a 5 year old and it suited all our needs.

The pool was fantastic and the views from it were amazing!! We used it everyday and with it being so hot it was much needed.

The villa itself was very well equipped, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms this is perfect for a large group sharing or a family.if your not eating out the kitchen has everything you need to cook your meals and dine in or eat on one of the 5 beautiful terrace areas.

We struggled slightly with the hill leading too the villa, however this was due to the fact we had a large minibus for a jeep or normal car it would be fine it was only that our hire vehicle was so big!

The views are stunning and sitting out on the main terrace for breakfast was the perfect way to see all the small surrounding islands and beautiful scenery.

I would recommend staying at the villa to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday. The island is small so everything you need is not a great distance away.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, it was a pleasure helping to arrange your holiday. I am really glad that you enjoyed it so much. I don't know the vehicle you were given but as you say, a car or jeep would cope with the Skiathos terrain admirably. I would love to welcome you back again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Old port
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary


You are never far away from the fantastic beaches of Skiathos, the nearest being a 5 minute drive.


Skiathos airport is only a 15 minute drive away. A hire car would be essential as the villa is set quite high in the hillside. The owner can organise reduced rate car hire at clients request.


Cosmopolitan Skiathos Town is a 10 minute drive away and you are never far away from any of the attractions the island has to offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Skiathos, Greece Mainland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The owner would require a non refundable £100 deposit per week with the balance paid 8 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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