Arpaki Cottage

Skopelos, Greece

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  • Charming and peaceful cottage
  • Delightful hideaway
  • Sea and country views
  • Skopelos Town 10-minute drive

This delightful country cottage, reached by a private track, is shaded by a beautiful Mediterranean oak. The upper balcony is almost a room in itself, a peaceful place to read or relax under the oak’s branches.

Arpaki is an appealing traditional property with blue woodwork, beamed ceilings and white painted walls, with a fresh and airy interior and all modern comforts. Plum, olive and pomegranate trees grow around the house and there is a covered terrace to one side with a barbecue for outdoor dining.

There are fine views over the countryside to the sea at Stafilos Beach and Skopelos Town is just a short drive away.



  • 1 bedroom cottage (sleeps 2)

Ground floor

  • Open plan kitchen/dining/living area with TV/DVD/CD (Greek channels only)
  • Kitchen area includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Kitchen leads to shaded outdoor terrace, barbecue area and shower room

First floor

  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (200cm x 150cm bed) with en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom leads to small reading room with single bed (this can also be accessed by separate steps from the ground floor)


  • Complimentary wifi
  • Washing machine
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Safe
  • Private swimming pool 4m x 7m (depth 0.9m x 1.80m)
  • The track to the cottage is unmade and quite steep


  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

National tourist licence (EOT): 0756K91000409601


  • Tavernas/supermarkets (Skopelos) 10min drive
  • Skopelos Town 10min drive
  • Beach (Stafilos) 15min drive
  • Beach (Glysteri) 20min drive
  • Transfer Skiathos airport to Skopelos port 2hrs

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2 guests – 1 Group B, Opel Corsa or similar*

* All our cars include full comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. Please note that damage to the undercarriage, wing mirrors, windscreen and tyres is not covered by insurance.

Car specification

Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group C – Fiat Grande Punto or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group D - Hyundai I30 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group F – Automatic Opel Corsa or similar, 1.1 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group G – 4x4 Suzuki Ignis or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

Our first visit to Skopelos and the absolutely delightful Arpaki Cottage – total seclusion, peaceful and the ideal place to get away from the hectic life – very comfortable. We visited many places on Skopelos, from top to bottom, cannot fault any of the places, but favourites include Panormos Beach and Limonari. Both stunning in different ways – all around are beautiful pine forests, the swimming is subline. Restaurants – Pablo’s Rest Taverna, Anna’s, Muaes, Aganaili in Glussa – lovely views. Thank you, Marcia, for your guidance and recommendations. Our week has been full and enjoyable and we will certainly be back again. P.S. Please feed the cat, we named him Elios – there is only one!
Linda & Stephen – September 2018

Our 10th holiday with Simpson Travel and we are never disappointed. First visit to the beautiful island of Skopelos – the villa, beaches, restaurants and tavernas were excellent. The people very friendly. We will be returning next year.
Mr & Mrs Doman – September 2018

We enjoyed the special views, peaceful yet convenient location and the tremendous pool and outside terraces that Arpaki Cottage offered us. Special thanks goes to Marcia, the Simpson Travel representative, for her help, knowledge and enthusiasm, Dimitri and Stella for their hospitality (eggs and cakes) and to Katie and her fellow cleaner. Top trips were the Mamma Mia church, the boat trip on ‘Lily’, the walk to the Three Pines and exploring the old town.
Ian & Alison – July 2018

We have had an excellent stay here, and done very little but relax and use the excellent faclities. Thank you to Stella and Dimitri for their hospitality. Skopelos is green and beautiful and is very different and unspoiled, so driving is a pleasure to see the sights of this lovely island. The town has a wide range of places to eat and we have not had a bad meal. Marcia has been very helpful and her local knowledge has been invaluable and she has made everything run smoothly without any fault. 
Sally & Arthur – September 2017

We have loved every minute of our stay on Skopelos – it's a beautiful island, so green! Arpaki Cottage, in its beautiful, peaceful setting, has been an ideal base from which to explore the island but also, with its many seating areas, somewhere we could just relax and catch up on our reading. Thank you Marcia for all your advice and tips. A thank you to Dimitri for the delicious cherries.
Shona & Andrew – September 2017

Arpaki Cottage is in a beautiful situation with good outdoor seating areas, lovely views and within easy reach of Skopelos town. Marcia is one of the most helpful reps we've met so far on our Simpson Travel and the owners of the cottage were very friendly and helpful. Overall I think we rather fell in love with Skopelos!
Mrs Hadfield – September 2017

This was our second Simpson Travel holiday and it was as brilliantly organised and smooth running as our first, last year. We thoroughly enjoyed it and want to go back again!
Mrs Clay – July 2017

Firstly a warm appreciation of Marcia and the team. They were all friendly and helpful and added a lot to the holiday. We were return vistors to the island. If anything it is more stunning in June than it was in September. We enjoyed checking out our favorite places from three years ago, pretty well unchanged thankfully. Thanks to Dmitri and Stella for the pies – a lovely touch and much appreciated as was Marcia in her 'over and above' role in our key moment.
Rhona & Steve – June 2017

Lovely relaxing and peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings. Fantastic end of season weather. We recommend renting a boat from Dimitri's at Elios Beach. Great fun! Do visit the Monastery of Metamorphosis – its chapel is stunning! Walk to 'Three Pines' in Agnondas and stop on the way back for a swim in the clearest water! Lunch or dinner at Agnanti in Glossa is a must. Thanks to Simpson Travel and especially to Marcia – nothing was too much trouble for her. Thanks also to the people of Skopelos – extremely friendly and welcoming!
Dr Butt – August 2015


This was our first time in Skopelos and we really enjoyed visiting different beaches, monasteries and restaurants. Particularly enjoyed Milia beach, our trip to the Mamma Mia chapel and the monasteries. Thanks to Marcia for her helpful tips – she is a great asset to Simpson Travel!
Mr Everett – August 2015

This has been a perfect holiday! We have been able to relax and unwind. Now we have lots of great memories from our time here. Little Arpaki Cottage has been a charming and comfortable place. Thank you Marcia for a warm and friendly welcome to Skopelos and for the tips for making the most of our stay. A lovely lady, very helpful, super efficient and wonderfully friendly. We've eaten fantastically well. Our favourite restaurants were Klimataria and To Rodi. We liked Limnonari and Panormos beach for swimming. Snorkelling at the Three Pines was well worth it!
Miss Adams – July 2015

Another very successful and enjoyable Simpson Travel holiday. Everything at Arpaki Cottage was up to Simpson Travel's very high standards. We had a great time and are looking forward to our next holiday.
Mr Field – June 2015

As usual the organisation and arrangements for our holiday were handled swiftly and efficiently by Simpson Travel. Skopelos itself was a revelation as our memories of it from the 70s were a bit hazy. Beautiful island for exploring and very friendly wherever you go. Lots of little villages and beaches to visit and plenty of good eating places. Particularly recommend Muses in Skopelos, extremely friendly and excellent food.
Mr Prince – May 2014

We had a wonderful two-week break at Arpaki Cottage. We so enjoyed pool time at Arpaki. It is a special location with fab views – peaceful too. Much enjoyed plum and fig compote from the estate. A big thank you to the owners for keeping the pool in sparkling order. Marcia was so helpful – much appreciated.
Mr and Mrs Gwilliam – August 2013

This really is a wonderful, beautiful, peaceful Greek island. The cottage is perfect in every way.
Mr Holden – June 2013

Huge thanks to the owners, and to Marcia for representing Simpson Travel so well. What a wonderful relaxing week we had, largely doing nothing much, but mooching around the pool with a cold drink. Arpaki Cottage has it all and we made great use of the barbecue. Great times indeed.
Mr Bowett – June 2013

Fabulous two-week stay in Arpaki Cottage. We didn't do much at all but that is what we call a good holiday. Most days have been spent by the pool, enjoying the weather, a cooling dip and the view. We did explore the island for one day and visited the main beaches and the Mamma Mia church. Have to say, each time we saw a beach we decided our pool side lounging was a far more comfortable place to soak up some sun! Evenings were spent eating in a number of tavernas in Skopelos town. The short route into town is fine after a couple of trips when you realise the chances of meeting another car on a tricky bend are very small. Finally, a big thank you to Marcia for representing Simpson Travel so well, and making her visits to us friendly and relaxed. And of course to the owners, for making the house and pool feel so special.
Mr Cleaver – July 2013

Loved the house and pool, and although we found the crickets rather noisy – we got used to them in the end. The Mamma Mia church was a novelty although be aware that filming was only on the outside and inside was far too small. The owners and Marcia were all very attentive and helped make our stay as relaxing as possible. Definitely hope to return!
Mr and Mrs Lane – July 2013

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A trip to this idyllic location – wonderfully green, unspoilt and peaceful – is about enjoying a world which moves at a different pace. Skopelos Town is a Traditional Settlement of Outstanding Beauty and you’ll find Ottoman and Venetian influences in the island’s 300 monasteries and churches. However, from the mountains and deep pine and horse chestnut woods at the island’s heart to the tiny coves, sleepy beaches and abundant wildlife, this is truly a destination for nature lovers and the romantic at heart.

Choose a luxury villa in Skopelos and you'll soon understand why they filmed Mamma Mia! here.

Read more on our Skopelos region page

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