Picture the scene ... sitting by the pool, glass of chilled wine in hand, gazing out over neighbouring Greek islands, with nothing to spoil the view.
This was our second stay in the fabulous Villa Petaloutha. It is situated on one of the highest points on the island, where the views don't get any better.
The house has all the amenities you could possible need.The kitchen is well-stocked, the locker room has snorkels and flippers, and the utility room has a washing machine,
This year, we brought all three sons along for a scuba diving break. They loved it. The house and grounds have so many private areas, that you are always guaranteed a bit of privacy, should you need it.
Each bedroom has air-con, which was a life-saver for us. Skopelos was experiencing its hottest June for some years, with temperatures into the high 30's.
The people in the nearest town of Glossa are so friendly and there is a lovely 30 minute walk from the house into the town. Glossa has tiny streets, so leave your car behind.
I can't really offer any negatives, although be warned that the private drive up to the house is steep. That aside, this is a fantastic place to chill for a week or two. We have already re-booked for 2018.
Visited Petaloutha with some seasoned travellers who have visited the island & villa before to rave reviews & comments
The villa & island did not disappoint
Petaloutha is set high up in the hills & to have such an idyllic location & views, not far from bars & restaurants of Glossa is fantastic.
The villa set has such character & charm and that is its appeal .The main house and the annexe allows room for people to move around freely .The views from the main terrace are breathing taking and hard to drag yourself away .
The villa is set up a windy track but that allows for the amazing views, it doesn't have all the mod cons but that is its charm & appeal as a traditional comfortable Greek villa.
Saying that the very needed air conditioning worked perfectly throughout our stay.The outhouse has a great storage & washing facility area. The Gardens are situated at the back of the property.
Everything we needed was at the villa & plenty of towels and clean sheets to accommodate everybody .
The main living space is housed with beautiful ornaments from around the world
I would throughly recommend Petaloutha if you like a traditional villa with bag fills of charm & a view and location to match any Greek Island
Fantastic holiday and look forward to my return .
We had a wonderful time in this charming quiet villa. It is in a remote peaceful private location where we all managed to completely relax and forget about our busy lives back in the UK.It was great base from which to explore Skopalos.
Wonderful views. Comfortable accommodation. Very helpful manager who met our every need.
A thoroughly good time was had by all.
Thank you so much to the owner. We had a wonderful time. The weather was a little inclement for a couple of days (this was late September), but it improved as the week went on and even if it initially kept us out of the pool, it never once marred that astonishing view. The villa is simply lovely and every bit as relaxing and tranquil as we’d hoped for. We didn’t do very much - had some great meals in some of the fine restaurants on Skopelos, went snorkeling in the sea a few times, walked around the hill in the early morning sunshine to pick up bread in Glossa and otherwise sat around reading, playing backgammon, gazing at the sea and drinking wine, but then that’s our idea of a perfect break. Everything was very well organised; our reception was warm, friendly and helpful, our hire car was waiting for us at the quay as promised, the house was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable… This is a calm, restful, romantic place, on a quiet beautiful island with great beaches and all quite magical in its own way. We’ll definitely be back.
We were a family of 5 adults ranging from 19 to a lively and able 94 year old. Expectations were exceptionally high as the reviews were amazing! This was our second time on Skopelos in consecutive years having spent our first visit in a 5* hotel and Spa. Arrival was very organised, Eleni and Antony were extremely helpful, but thank goodness we followed Eleni as I don't think we would have found the Villa. It was very remote and had a steep track to it but this was not an issue, it had the most amazing views and was very peaceful and tranquil. However, we were expecting rustic but for us it was just too rustic. Inside felt cluttered and shabby as did the patio and pool area, where one could not walk barefoot because of the condition of the tiles. The kitchen was very tiny and very tired and not really appropriate for 5 adults. (I would expect a dishwasher in any villa in the 21st century). The showers didn't work very well. And the TV was outdated and in an inappropriate location for viewing as a family when the weather was poor. The villa really wasn't somewhere we could spend 2 weeks it was too remote and too rustic, and there were a few small, brown, furry, four legged non paying guests frequenting the kitchen and we would see them scurrying across the kitchen worktops! The villa really wasn't for us and I am disappointed that it didn't meet our expectations.
What a stunning villa! It sits proudly on what must be the highest point on the island and the views are unbelievable. I cannot add a great deal to the other reviews on here, apart from attaching one of our wonderful sunset photographs. The Villa is full of character; Anthony, the owner, is charming and takes a personal interest in the people who are renting the villa, with a welcome note and bottle of wine when you arrive. Eleni is delightful and knowledgeable about the local area. In his welcome letter Anthony recommended Flisvos Taverna, right by the sea in Loutraki and we went there several times. It did not have the grace or style of Agnanti in Glossa, but the food was wonderful and the staff were welcoming and helpful.
Be warned that the car hire firm appreciate cash for hires at the moment. The roads are not for the faint hearted, but the views and personality of the villa make a little bit of nerve so worthwhile!
A wonderful villa for secluded relaxation , but never boring due to an abundance of indigenous wildlife and eye-catching views,but only a walk to the lovely town of glossa.