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Villa With Private Pool And Sea / Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Villa in Glossa, Skopelos, Sporades Islands, Greece - Village Location, Peaceful And Quiet With Private Gardens

Villa Yiali has one air-conditioned bedroom (with extra fold-down bed or cot), and is fully self-contained with kitchen, one bathroom, sitting area, large balcony and private outside space. Enjoying stunning views over the adjacent islands of Skiathos and Evia, the gardens and pool area are a haven of relaxation. In addition, the location at the edge of the village of Glossa means that shops, bakery, cafes and tavernas are within a few minutes walk. Otherwise the beautiful area to the north of Skopelos island is also within easy reach with many walks and trails accessible. The west facing aspect delivers the most breathtaking sunsets from the garden, whilst the sun traverses from the south giving all-day sunshine – the terrace and trees giving shade and cool when required.Glossa is situated on the northwest coast of Skopelos, 10 minutes from the port of Loutraki where the ferry docks from the neighboring island of Skiathos and the nearest airport. The ferry journey is about 25 minute

Property Manager
Tony Askew
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2017

About Tony Askew

We are an English couple who have holidayed in the Greek islands for almost 30 years. Six years ago we came to Glossa, fell in love with Villa Yiali and bought it as a tumbledown cottage. Three years ago we started to restore the house, then in 2011 we moved to live in Glossa permanently. We care passionately about the village, we try to use local produce, local shops and local trades. Our goal is to provide a memorable holiday experience for our guests and introduce the delights of the island, it's beaches and countryside. We live in the house next door and are on hand for information and advice if needed.

Tony Askew purchased this villa in 2007

Why Tony Askew chose Thessaly

Glossa is a village with real atmosphere. It isn't a 'chocolate box' of a Greek village, but is both picturesque and quiet. Night life is found in Skopelos town, and for a few weeks in the height of summer, down by the beach bar. The narrow streets and interlinking steps in the village keep traffic to the minimum, but don't be surprised to see the odd donkey still being used to transport goods! There is a selection of tavernas offering a variety of food, both local and international, several small local supermarkets and bakeries. We love the location because it is on the edge of the village, we can walk to all the amenities and a car isn't always essential. Glossa is the most friendly village and a cheery 'Yassas' to the locals will bring a smile and warm response.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Yiali enjoys an 'edge of the village' location, meaning that it is quiet and secluded when you want it to be, but the amenities of the village are all within a 10 minute stroll. For those preferring not to drive, the local bus is just a short walk away, and the nearest beach can be reached by the newly restored footpath within half an hour. However, it is possible to drive to within 10 metres of the front door. The garden provides stunning outdoor space, unusual in a village house, from where you can enjoy exceptional views, watch wildlife including Eleanora falcons, lounge around the 7x4 metre pool or simply watch some of the passing ships traversing the azure Aegean.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Excellent in every way. All in all, the holiday could only have been improved by being longer; seven days is too short"

"Amazing view, amazing villa, amazing owners. They have thought if everything in the villa and then some!"

"Wonderful location. The Villa feels like it is in the open countryside but the lovely village of Glossa is only a few minutes walk away, with excellent restaurants"
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sporades in Thessalia

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Located on the ground floor, with shower cabinet, washbasin and wc. Quality towels and locally made olive oil soap, complimentary gels from L'Occitane and Body Shop provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom. King sized bed and open traditional beamed ceiling and wooden floors. Air conditioned with dressing area and double access to large balcony. Ample storage, hairdryer, full length mirror, sofa-bed or cot if required. Quality bed linen from M&S
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This former ‘kalivi’ was painstakingly restored in the traditional village style and is finished to a high standard of craftsmanship. The private garden, pool area and planted terraces provide a ‘home from home’ feel. We make sure that we provide most kitchen essentials that many rental house lack such as condiments, some spices , sugar, coffee and tea together with our own olive oil for the kitchen. Soap powder, washing up liquid, in fact most kitchen comforts that we feel you shouldn't have to worry about on your holidays. We also provide all towels including beach towels and pool towels. There are even beach mats and an umbrella available for that inevitable visit to one of Skopelos’s enviable beaches. If your stay is in July or August, as a highlight your holiday, the price will include dinner for two on one night at the acclaimed Agnanti restaurant (5 minutes walk away). Please ask us for details. Outside: There is a private garden area approx 400 sq. mtrs. with a swimming pool of 7m by 4m, gently sloping to a depth of 1.6m. Along two sides of the pool are underwater seating areas allowing relaxation and refreshment at the same time. The private gardens are not overlooked and offer stunning views over the Aegean to Skiathos, Pilion, towards Mount Olympus in the north and even towards Athens. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels/beach towels/pool towels and linen provided. The house is cleaned and bed linen changed mid-week. Outside BBQ, pool shower, sunbeds. Don't use valuable luggage space with towels as they are all provided.


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Villa With Private Pool And Sea / Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


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on arriving at this beautiful island we were met by Tony and Karen (the owners) .we were then taken to the most charming villa yialli.

Everything was perfect, beautifully presented and everything you needed was there, we had the most perfect 10 days,, thanks to Tony and Karen , and the wonderful village of GLOSSA and its very friendly people. We both look forward to returning soon,

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The perfect couple for the perfect destination. It was a joy to have you here, and you will be missed. We hope to see you both again soon.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Skiathos (JSI)
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We have friends on the island who are running sea kayaking tours for all levels of experience and there are mountain bikes to hire to explore the beautiful deserted tracks that lead through the mountains. With a license and an off-road motorbike you can take a guided trail ride up the mountains, jeep, 4x4 or quad bike, or you can rent a motor boat or yacht or go on a sea fishing trip. Walking, birdwatching, painting and local crafts are all available. Also at the villa we have a telescope for stargazing, which on a balmy summer evening opens up the whole universe.


The closest beach is at Loutraki, with a few tavernas / cafe’s. This is 10 minutes drive or a pleasant 25 minute downhill walk. Within 20 minutes drive are the beaches on Armenopetra, Elios, Milia, Kastani and Panormos. Glossa enjoys a unique position between both sides of the island, and the famous Mamma Mia church at Aghios Ioanni is only 15 minutes drive, as is the beach at Perivoliou. Buses run about every 2 hours in the high season. Skopelos town and the south of the island are 35 mins away


Nearest airport is Skiathos which is 25 minutes by boat from the local port of Loutraki (Glossa). Volos airport is on the mainland then its 2hrs 20 by boat to Glossa. Athens and Thessaloniki both connect through. Out of season there is an air connection from Athens to Skiathos which takes only 25 minutes with Olympic Air. We can advise you on flights and also book you a car at discount rates from a small family company on the island (the car will be waiting for you next to the boat as it docks)


Glossa town is a traditional hill village with shops, cafe’s, bakeries and tavernas. Villa Yiali is on the edge of the village and all amenities are within 10 minutes walk.

Skopelos Town, the main center of the island is about 35 minutes drive away, from where day trips to Alonissos and the World Marine Park are available. Loutraki (10 mins) has much of archaeological interest, including remains of Roman baths and a hill fort. Ancient ruins remain on Mount Delphi and surrounding areas.

Further Details:

Glossa has a selection of tavernas,cafe’s and restaurants including one regarded as the best in the Aegean, a number of local supermarkets, bakeries and butchers. Fish is sold from vans or straight from the port of Glossa (known as Loutraki).

Loutraki also has a number of tavernas on the waterfront, and cafes. We will be happy to help you with recommendations and advise on travel arrangements. We will collect you from the port and lead you to the house, introducing you to the wonderful wood fired bakery and friendly little supermarket on the way and demonstrate all the features of the house before leaving you to relax in this beautiful environment. As the English owners, we live next door! Unlike some villa owners, we do not charge commissions or receive payments from restaurants, car hire companies and the like. Our advice is impartial and geared to the needs of the holidaymaker. During June, July and August we offer an included meal for two at the renowned Agnanti restaurant for one night of your stay. Otherwise we have arrangements to have quality restaurant food delivered to your holiday villa so that you can enjoy the local cuisine without the trouble of leaving your comfortable surroundings.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sporades, Greece Mainland

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for booking details. A deposit of 20% is required to confirm booking. Payments can be made directly to our UK account or by PayPal. Deposits received will confirm booking with the remainder to be paid 6 weeks in advance of arrival. Cancellation will forfeit your deposit if it is more than 6 weeks, if less than 6 weeks the full cost is payable.

Changeover Day:
Friday is normally changeover day. Out of main season you can request staggered weeks. We usually ask guests to vacate by 10.00 as this fits in with the ferry timetables, if you travel independently we can organize day accommodation until departure.

Notes on prices:
20% deposit is payable, by bank transfer or PayPal. The balance is payable 6 weeks before departure. Cancellation more than 6 weeks from arrival will forfeit the deposit, within 6 weeks then the full balance is payable. Please contact us for details for booking, and of course longer stays can always be accommodated subject to negotiation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.