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Gorgeous Newly Built Apartment W/pool, Lovely Sea Views And Close To Everything

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Skopelos, Sporades Islands, Greece - The Accomodation Is Ground Level With It's Own Private Terrace And Quiet And Peaceful Surroundings

Offering spectacular views, yet situated close to town, the apartment at Villa Karavou, located in the midst of an ancient Olive grove has the feel of a country cottage and is an ideal hideaway for walkers, artists, and nature lovers--just a 15 minute walk to town with numerous Shops, Cafes, and Tavernas( many with internet access). The accommodation is on the ground floor of a newly built two story Villa with its own private terrace entrance-an open plan living room w/galley kitchen, fully equipped for self catering w/full size electric oven, refrigerator/freezer and plenty of storage. The living area has sofa seating, dining table and chairs plus TV. Bedroom off the living area has twin beds and built in wardrobe. French doors open onto private terrace. The en-suite bath has a small tub, shower and W/C. From the living room French doors open onto front terrace leading to garden dining area and fresh water pool (7x4m2) with exquisite views. Price does not include insurance.

Ken Nashawaty
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Greek
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

About Ken Nashawaty

We are Barbara and Ken Nashawaty. We fell in love with Skopelos on our first visit here in 2000. After returning the following year we decided this was the place we wanted to retire to. We purchased land and built our Villa. Having lived here for several years, we wanted others to share it. Barbara is an Artist, Painter and we both worked in our own business in America making pottery for many years,before selling our business and moving here. We know you will enjoy your visit.

Why Ken Nashawaty chose Thessaly

We believe that we have a special place here in Skopelos and trust you will think the same. Beautiful grounds a scenery enhance the setting.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to town yet very quiet and private. Glorious views of the Sea and Mountains complete the experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When we found your property on Owners Direct the description and pictures seemed to us to be too good to be true. When we arrived we found the property to be everything that we expected and more. The accommodation was exactly as described. However the view across Skopelos Bay and Town to Delphi, the romantic setting of the villa in an olive grove and the personal use of a pool were more than we had hoped for. The villa is perfectly situated being only a 15 minutes’ walk from Skopelos Town from where buses can be caught or cars hired to take you around the spectacularly picturesque island. And after a day out the town of Skopelos offers numerous restaurants where you can enjoy your food knowing that the walk home will burn off some of the calories! And finally to have two hosts as friendly and helpful without encroaching on our space just made the holiday complete. Our holiday at Villa Karavou will be remembered for a very long time for all the right reasons
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sporades in Thessalia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with WC bath/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with 2 twin beds, air-conditioned.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Ground floor accommodation of newly built villa located on ground floor. Outside: Lovely garden setting with many plantings, lounge chairs around pool area with shade umbrella. Pool is 7x4 meters and is private. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh linen & towels are provided (no beach towels).


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Gorgeous Newly Built Apartment W/pool, Lovely Sea Views And Close To Everything
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 10 reviews

Great week

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from a fabulous week here. The accommodation is lovely and was perfect for my daughter and I. The apartment was so clean and facilities just what we needed. Outside, the poor and terrace were lovely, the views are phenomenal. It is incredibly peaceful. Ken and Barbara were so friendly and always very helpfuL.

It is 15 minute walk into Skopelos town. We ate out at different restaurants every night except one. It is quite a hike back to the apartment as the last part is quite steep. More so for me than my twenty something daughter. We got taxis on the last two nights once we realised how cheap it was! We would definitely recommend this lovely place to stay. Thank you Barbara and Ken.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we enjoyed having you both. Sincerely, Ken
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September paradise

  • 5 of 5

All the positive points in earlier reviews proved 100% accurate. Being fit earlie 50s UK walkers we didn't find the walk to/from town particularly challenging in the Sept warmth. The ceiling fans in both rooms are infinitely preferable to the air conditioning (that is also provided but that we did not use). Well balanced fan blades and fully functional variable speed they allow a cool nights sleep to be achieved without feeling dried out when you wake in the morning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An idyllic hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We returned yesterday from a wonderful fortnight in Villa Karavou. After a very stressful and busy year we needed a complete rest to recharge our burned out batteries and we certainly weren't disappointed. We arrived on the Flying Dolphin from Skiathos and the owner, Ken had arranged to pick us up from the harbour but we were diverted to another, more sheltered harbour at Agnodas, due to "bad weather" (it looked like a mill pond to us) so we had to call Ken an without hesitation he came to collect us there, calling into a local supermarket on the way to the Villa, enabling us to stock up on the essentials (like Mythos and local wine!).

We fell in love with the villa from the moment we laid eyes on it but who could fail to do so with its amazing view of Skopelos Town and Harbour. The villa is located quite high on the hillside at the far end of the town and is built within an ancient olive grove surrounded by colourful flowers and shrubs. The spot is completely secluded and we had exclusive use of the beautiful swimming pool during our stay. It was absolutely idyllic with no traffic noise or any other noise for that matter bar the singing cicadas and the occasional barking dog! There are sunbeds located at either side of the pool so if you're a sun- worshiper like me you can follow the sun around the property. We watched the sun come up (once!) and watched it slip behind the mountain most evening with a glass of wine by the pool.

The villa itself is small but very well equipped - can't say we cooked much at all but could have done so easily if we'd chosen to.

We walked into Skopelos Town every evening and enjoyed eating out - the restaurants were many and varied. Our personal favourite was Olivo set in gardens of the old Olive Oil Factory. We often concluded our evening with a visit to Mercurius Cocktail bar overlooking the harbour - lovely intimate little bar serving a vast array of cocktails.

There are several comments on here about the steep walk back to the villa and I agree, it's not a walk for anyone who is unfit but we walked it at least once a day, sometimes twice and didn't find it a problem. In fact it was very pleasant if (although a little sweltering if you walked it in the heat of the day).

Our hosts Ken and Barbara were lovely and made us most welcome while giving us plenty of privacy. They spoiled us with fresh lemonade and wonderful snacks. Ken also drove us to catch our return ferry at 6,30am.

We highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! We spent three weeks staying at Barbara and Ken's apartment and we had a fantastic time. The apartment was well equipped and the pool and garden area were stunning. The view over the bay towards Skopelos Town was amazing and the peace and tranquility of the location made it very difficult to drag yourself away from the pool to go exploring! Having said that we did make the most of our holiday by hiring a moped to get us in and out of Skopelos Town and we also used it to visit other towns and monasteries.

If you are good walkers then the apartment is ideal, we consider ourselves quite 'fit' but we did choose to use the moped to get us up and down the hill to the apartment. It is a super walk down but we decided to hire a moped which we drove half way into town and then walked the rest. It was also very useful for getting us home at the end of the evening. Having said that, please don't let this put you off staying here as taxis were reasonably priced and the location is really worth the extra effort.

This was our third trip to Skopelos after a ten year break and we were slightly concerned that the 'Mama Mia' fame might have spoilt the island but this was not the case at all. Skopelos Town was busy on an evening but other places we visited remained fairly unchanged with just a few beaches cashing in on the 'Mama Mia' hype which we chose not to visit. The beautiful church on the hill was just as we remember, including the hundreds of steps to get to the top, the only change was a tarmac road to get to it rather than the old dirt track that used to be there so a huge improvement!.

I cannot recommend this apartment to you strongly enough. Barbara and Ken made us so welcome and even shared some of their home produce with us, including some amazing lemon olives! I can still taste them now.

They were discreet in their attention and yet friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble!

We have already recommended this apartment to friends who are hoping to visit very soon and we will definitely be back for another holiday before too long.

Barbara and Ken, Thank you for helping us to have one of our best holidays ever!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a very memorable week in this gorgeous villa. Barbara & Ken were perfect hosts; even giving us a lift at 6.30am for our 7am ferry.

The views over Skopelos were stunning. The villa had all you could wish for. The private pool was a lovely way to cool off after a perfect day.

Buses in Skopelos are reliable, so sightseeing is not an issue. Car hire when we went in September was also very cheap at 25 euros a day.

Restaurants and bars are plentiful, all downhill going, but a little bit of an uphill hike coming back


  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful hideaway!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house, Ken and Barbara made us very welcome. Fell in love with the island and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was like a home from home. Can't wait for another visit. Didn't have to rent a car, although a steep walk home, but after the wonderful food of the village it helped work off the calories.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
1 km
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

. There are over 300 churches, chapels & monasteries around the island many open to visitors.


Beaches are accessible either by bus or rental car. There are numerous beautiful beaches around the island. Beaches tend to be both sandy and pebbly.


There are several airports, one may use. In summer season flights from UK airports fly into neighboring Skiathos. Flights also land at Athens, Volos and Thessaloniki.


The town is only a 15 minute walk from the apartment, with all shops and tavernas.

Further Details:

The shops of Skopelos have a diverse sampling of local as well as traditional arts and crafts. Tavernas are of quality food with all price ranges, also there is some fine dining. Supermarkets are in town and many are quite new and stocked. We have several banks and ATM machines.

There are several boat chartering services from day cruising other islands to sailing in the Aegean Sea. There is a local folklore musuem with antiquities from a bygone area on display as well as a gift store.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sporades, Greece Mainland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings run until 12:00 PM when apartment must be vacated.
At time of booking a deposit of 30% must be included with balance paid 6 weeks before arrival.Changeover may be flexible.

Changeover Day:
Changeover may be flexible. Arrival by 6:00pm and departure by 12:00pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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