This villa was such good value for money compared to other very similar villas in Mykonos which were far more expensive. It was very spacious, with an ensuite bathroom for each double room. Communication with Olivia was great and she responded to any queries very quickly and helped us to arrange our transfers while on the island. The pool area was spotless and provided us with the most amazing sunset view, it is definitely worth staying in the villa at night until have you have seen this. I would highly recommend and would stay here again if I was in a large group.
The beautiful sandy beach is just 2 minutes walk away and the short walk is the cosy Aplo Beachbar. Great beds and well-equipped kitchen, as well as a cozy dining area on the terrace (pergola). Everything was very tastefully decorated and absolutely clean! We had a few days with rain and storm, which is why the hot tub on the roof terrace was another highlight! We were 7 people (including 3 boys, 2,7,17yrs) had great space. Andrea is very helpful and friendly! Many thanks for everything!”
So much so that we didn’t even bother go out on our first day.; Instead we read books on the lovely terrace, gazed at the mountain views in the distance and bobbed around in the warm Jacuzzi. The house is very stylish and spacious, with great quality furniture and fittings, both inside and outside. Touches such as insect screens on the doors and windows helped to make it an even more comfortable stay. My only very slight criticism is that the kitchen could do with a few more items for food preparation, such as mixing bowls, and also oven dishes for cooking. Daphne and Anastasia were helpful and attentive. We appreciated the fresh eggs, bread, oranges and other fruit that Anastasia brought us. The final part of the road to the villa is a bit of a challenge and we were very pleased to have a four-wheel-drive vehicle. It is possible to access it without four-wheel-drive but I certainly wouldn’t recommend the standard compact rental car that one might hire elsewhere on Crete. The upside of its location is that you stay in splendid isolation; views over the village and the odd sounds drifting up, but there is nobody else nearby. We loved that. You can get to plenty of lovely beaches and towns such as Chania very easily from the villa, so it’s an ideal place from which to visit Western Crete.
The Villa itself is incredibly well equipped with furnishings and fittings being first class. The whole place had a lovely relaxed/homely feel to it with the views over the other islands being quite breathtaking. Due to Westerly direction you enjoy wonderful evening warmth and sunsets (circa 20.30 in July). The Pool was a perfect temperature and heavily used noting comment above! Part of the attraction of course is the fact that the Villa is very secluded. However, this does mean in reality (with Summer heat) you cannot really walk anywhere. We found that you just needed to plan day's out so that you did everything in one sitting. The whole Island in July did have a significant issue with Wasps - everywhere. On the positive side the Villa has a very good window/door netting systems so they cannot penetrate. On the other hand had no issue with Mosquitos in morning/evening. Skopelos town itself (especially the older town) is very quaint and has a nice friendly feel to it. Numerous tavernas are at the front but we found the better restaurants were off the front and particularly enjoyed Zoupa, Olivio and Anna's in that order. Closer to the Villa is Agnanti in Glossa, also good albeit felt very formal - a bit more like a London restaurant than a Greek Isle. Our days were spent at various beaches and as we stayed in Skopelos town the first week before Villa Aigaio in Glossa the second we were able to reach most. Our favourites were Kastani/Milia (the former with an excellent beach bar), Agios Ioannis Kastri (bit of a tourist trap - but when the beach empties it is quite superb) Perivoliou/Hondrogiorgi (to the North and thus really easy to reach from Villa but less busy and very much untouched), Armenopetra (lovely views back to Glossa) and Stafylos. Spent half a day wondering around the Monasteries to the east of Skopelos town - worth doing and following T1 trail route as far as you can - it was hot! Agnondas (lovely fresh squid but can't remember restaurant name) and Neo Klima (pleasant marina and Oasis restaurant - good vegetarian options - the Courgette fritters and Briam both great) made great lunchtime stops. Overall a super time and thanks once again to our hosts (Mahi provided us with some excellent advice about ferry transfers/car hire/restaurants) and to Eleni and her husband for greeting us and being available for questions.
In addition to the pool at the villa, there is also a larger pool available to use. It’s only about a 20 minute walk into the centre of town, with all restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Everyone was very friendly and the only issue we had is that there is a store room around the side of the villa which was used by the resort staff, this was only an issue for us because when booking a villa we like total privacy, but there was path leading in for staff access, this can be a little off putting if you are around the pool and someone walks past. The villa was clean and perfectly set up with amazing views, just as the photographs show. We hired a car to get around the island and visit the various beaches, it was very easy to get around, and the villa is perfectly situated.