The house is almost 30 years old and faces south, on the eastern slopes of Chora (old village) in a peaceful residential location. It is spacious and airy within, white painted throughout and has cool tiled floors, perfect in the hot months. Upstairs, the two double bedrooms each open onto the upper balcony with stunning sea views in two directions. From here watch the sunrise but linger because it remains a sunny spot for most of the day. Downstairs is the open plan kitchen and living/dining area with typical curved Greek hearth. A small, bright sun room leads off with a window overlooking the garden. Perfect to enjoy a quiet moment out of the sun with a book or a game. For two couples two downstairs bathrooms make for easy sharing. There's also a small covered balcony outside the dining area with steps down to the small and private, south facing garden with a lemon and an olive tree and bougainvillea shading a sitting /Barbecue area. On the other side of the house is a small secluded patio, edged by a small garden and shaded by a large fig tree so you can catch or escape the sun, whatever your fancy, throughout the day. Here there's also an old stone sink perfect for washing out swim wear. If you want to dive then you're in luck because our near neighbours, Jan and Tony, who look after the house, also run a local dive centre! 5 minutes walk takes you up to the Old Village with friendly shops, tavernas and bars (approx May to October), although at least one restaurant stays open throughout the year. From the Old Village there's a summer season bus stop where you can catch the bus to Patiteri and Steni Valla. A 10-15 minutes walk downhill gets you to a small local beach, Megalo Mourtias with a couple of nice tavernas (in season)and a view of nearby Skopelos. Half an hour's walk down the nearby 'donkey path' takes you to Patiteri town and harbour (where you will have arrived by ferry) with its shops, bakeries, small supermarkets, bank, post office, pharmacies etc. At the end of a relaxing day why not take a short walk through the Old Village to watch the sunset over Skopelos, before enjoying a drink at a bar on one of the small squares and an al fresco meal. Back at the house, sit on the balcony once more, listen to the Skops owls and watch the stars float by!
Alonissos is a green and friendly island that everyone wants to come back to! We discovered it after visiting many other parts of Greece and wanted to spend more time here however, work and family commitments mean we can't stay as often as we'd like!
We have only just started to rent our home.
Glynis Hearn purchased this house in 2005
Alonissos has spectacular scenery all over the island. It's green and sits in the clear waters of a protected marine park and as we like sea swimming and snorkelling found it ideal. The islanders are particularly friendly, helpful and welcoming. The house has wonderful views towards the Two Brothers islands in one direction and towards Evia in the south.
There are amazing views from our house and it has a spacious feeling. It's an easy house to go back to and just start to relax.
It's within easy walking distance of amenities and a good beach so you don't need a car.
As we like walking we like the fact that we can find nice walks from the house but sometimes hire a car to explore more remote reaches of the island and visit friends.
If you want a lazy day, you can sit outside in shade or sun on different sides of the house as the day progresses.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Prices are in UK pounds per week.
Discuss at time of booking. Usually arrive after 16.00 and vacate the property by 10.00
Notes on prices:
Outside the months of June/July/August/September we will consider shorter bookings.
Prices for these, at time of booking.
25% deposit on confirmation.
Then 2 equal instalments 60 days and 30 days before commencement of booked period.
If booking at short notice then whole of payment is due at confirmation of booking.
£100 refundable deposit is due with the last instalment and will be refunded through UK