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- Delightfully positioned cottage
- Light and airy
- Set in fields and olive groves
- Beach, tavernas, Skopelos Town 5-minute drive
Olivia Cottage is situated amongst fields and olive groves, in an ideal position close to the beautiful Stafilos Beach. This is one the island’s best known beaches, a wide bay of crystal clear water in a pretty, green setting with two traditional tavernas.
A white, beamed open-plan sitting room and kitchen provides light and uncluttered living space whilst upstairs an arched wooden door leads from the pretty bedroom to a rear terrace.
This is a perfect spot for a couple, with easy access to delightful Skopelos Town and its attractive cafés, restaurants and shops.
- 1 bedroom cottage (sleeps 2)
- Open-plan living/kitchen/dining area with TV (Greek channels only) and DVD player; access to outdoor dining area and barbecue
- Kitchen includes hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer
- Small dressing room with Z-bed
- Shower room
- Stairs to mezzanine
- 1 air-conditioned double bedroom
- Complimentary wifi
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Private swimming pool 6m x 3.5m (depth 0.8m – 1.7m)
- Cottage set back from the Skopelos Town to Stafilos Beach road
- 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): 0756K91000443901
- Beach (Stafilos) 5min drive
- Tavernas (Stafilos) 5min drive
- Skopelos Town 5min drive
- Transfer Skiathos airport to Skopelos port 2hrs
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 C, Renault Clio 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.
Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group D – Hyundai Accent or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group G – Automatic Hyundai Accent or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium 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.
This was our fifth Simpson Holiday and it lived up to all expectations of peacefulness, comfort, relaxation and being able to enjoy a pool which was well maintained. Marcia, the Simpson Travel Skopelos expert, was on hand to give excellent advice and guidance as well as resolve any problems. Olivia Cottage is a little gem and I would highly recommend it to any couple wishing to get away from the rat race. Though without a stunning view, it is nevertheless ideally suited for access to many restaurants and beaches without having to route through the town itself. I hope we will be returning to this island of so many helpful and friendly people in the not too distant future. Thank you all at Simpson Travel for providing such a wonderful, effortless two-week break.
C Ford – September 2018
A beautiful house on a beautiful island. We've very much enjoyed our two weeks here. We would have happily spent every day by the lovely pool but did venture further afield on a few days. Have a lovely time and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we did. We will be back!!
Heich & Martin – August 2017
Like everyone else, we have really enjoyed a very relaxing week at Olivia Cottage after a busy year. It has been our first vacation on a Greek island, and we have enjoyed exploring the island, but also the cottage. The pool at Olivia is quite definitely the cleanest and freshest that we have ever experienced. Also no problems at all with anything, which itself contributed to our total relaxation. Heartiest thanks to all the Simpson Travel staff, and particularly Marcia, for getting us here and sharing such useful information about the island, its restaurants, beaches, etc. We enjoyed a meal yesterday watching the sunset and small boats departing for fishing trips. Thanks to all involved.
Colin & Mary – August 2017
We stayed for one week at Olivia Cottage on Skopelos. This was our first vacation on a Greek island and we really enjoyed the cottage, and its truly excellent and refreshing pool. The cottage provided a really excellent base to explore Skopelos and we enjoyed sampling several tavernas in different locations along with their really excellent seafood meals. Everyone we met throughout just could not have been more friendly and welcoming.
Mr Whitehouse – August 2017
What an amazing island and beautiful villa! Fabulous restaurant recommendations from Marcia. Hired a boat for the day which was amazing and let us see the island from a different angle. Thank you for an amazing chilled holiday.
Sam & Ed – July 2017
We have enjoyed our holiday here and especially like the amount of space surrounding the villa and the beautiful views from the terrace. We always spend time walking on holiday and this was no exception. Even though it was hot, there is invariably a sea breeze in the hills which makes walking not only possible, but enjoyable! We were able to start from the cottage and a great time was had walking to and from Agnondas. The coastal views were stunning and we could observe the variety of trees, shrubs, wild herbs and butterflies along the route. By car we explored the west coast with their beautiful beaches. A real hit has been the marvellous choice of restaurants in Skopelos town. They all have a good atmosphere, imaginative food and immaculate service. We have received a good deal of help from our host, Siros, who has a charming, friendly manner. Simpson Travel has again provided an excellent service – particularly with the ease of car hire, etc. However it must be said that Maria's reputation goes before her! She holds a wealth of knowledge and provided much useful information and helped us on many occasions. Her cheerful manner and great sense of humour is perfect in a holiday situation.
The Whites – July 2017
We couldn't have picked a better place to spend our honeymoon. It has simply been dreamy. Just love all the wildlife here – the swallows, beautiful butterflies, dragonflies and the list goes on. We hired a boat for three days which was the most beautiful experience and gave us the opportunity to really explore all the hidden parts of the island and we saw dolphins too. Thank you to Marcia and all at Simpson Travel for making it such a perfect and stress-free honeymoon for us.
The Sanders' – June 2017
A lovely week spent at Olivia Cottage, quaint yet full of character. We’ve had many wonderful holidays with Simpson Travel and as always we’ve been very well looked after – this time with Marcia who deserves a big thank you. Also thanks to Spiros for his kindness and generosity. Go to the ‘Mamma Mia’ chapel – the drive and views are worth the climb.
Mr Solomon – September 2016
We have loved our week in Skopelos. What a lovely island – relatively unspoiled, calm and peaceful. It was quite a revelation. We liked Limnonari Beach. It’s nearby, family friendly, a scenic backdrop and good lunches at the taverna. Perivoliou has the most beautiful, clear water and is good for snorkelling. We have enjoyed our time at Olivia Cottage. A lovely vacation. Many thanks to Marcia for her help and advice during our stay.
Mr Partridge – August 2016
A lovely relaxing week – enjoyed visiting various beaches and lazing by the pool. As we are here with our 4-year-old daughter (she's had a great time) meant we tended to eat out either at lunch or early evening so couldn't sample the courtyard restaurants in town which seemed to open at 7pm. Enjoyed early evening meals at Agnondas on our first and final days as well as a couple of lovely lunches at the taverna at Limnonari Beach and a good meal at the taverna overlooking Stafilos. Thanks to Marcia for being a good rep.
Ms Henson – August 2016
This was our first visit to Greece and our first time travelling with Simpson Travel. Neither will be our last. We stayed on Skopelos in Olivia Cottage and have been spoiled. The island is stunning, the cottage charming (the location is ideal and the outside area perfect for poolside relaxing). Finally, Marcia is a great rep – knowledgeable, very helpful and clearly wants guests to have a great time. The problem for us is that we loved this holiday so much we may not get to visit any of the other islands.
Mr Fry – August 2016
Another fabulous holiday with Simpson Travel. I recommend you far and wide, recently commenting to a friend that you are a company for travellers not tourists. This is our second year with you and I foresee many more. Many thanks to all the team for creating holidays in destinations I've been searching for my whole life.
Mrs Timlin – July 2016
Simpson Travel is a great company to deal with. Have been travelling with them for the past five years and, as always, things went smoothly without any problems. All the staff are helpful and make the organising of the holidays so easy, a couple of phone calls and it's done.
Mr Wyles – July 2016
Thanks to all at Simpson Travel for making our holiday a wonderful experience. Special thanks to Marcia in Skopelos for making sure everything ran smoothly. Olivia Cottage in Skopelos is a delightful holiday home. Perfect for relaxing and an ideal location for exploring the island.
Mr Richardson – August 2015
A beautiful cottage on a beautiful island. We have loved every minute of it. We have spent many happy hours around the pool here.
Mr White – July 2015
It was only by chance we came across Simpson Travel some four years ago when looking for a mid-summer holiday. Since then we have travelled with them every year to Skopelos and have been highly delighted by the service offered. The accommodation at Olivia Cottage is so tranquil and peaceful one could not wish for more a truly relaxing time. We have also, on all our visits, been impressed by the Simpson Travel representatives, they are there to help in all ways but, unlike other companies, are not in your face. We have, since our return last week, already provisionally booked the same weeks next year and cannot thank the whole Simpson Travel team enough. Just keep up the good work.
Mr Wyles – July 2015
Olivia Cottage is the perfect retreat in an ideal location. We were looking for a relaxing holiday and have not been disappointed. The island is beautiful, its people welcoming and friendly. Huge thanks must go to Marcia, who we've christened 'marvellous Marcia', mistress of the marinade, for all the recipes but more importantly for being helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and fun. We always looked forward to her regular visits. Thanks also to Katarina, Costa and all the Simpson Travel team for a happy, enjoyable and carefree holiday.
Mr Hughes – June 2015
Beautiful island, amazing green seas, perfect for snorkelling! Hot sunshine, friendly locals and fantastic accommodation! What an enjoyable holiday. Thank you Skopelos and the Simpson Travel team...hopefully see you soon!
Mr and Mrs Rice – July 2014
Here for the third time and still as good as ever. In fact, have booked for next year already. We just love the place and the people.
Mr Wyles – July 2014
Last guests of the season. We went to Skopelos for a relaxing holiday and that is what we had. For the most part the weather was warm and sunny with the exception of the last two days, but it was the end of the season so it wasn't too unexpected. Olivia Cottage was lovely and perfectly situated, very peaceful but only a few minutes from town. The beaches were close by with their crystal clear waters. Thanks to Marcia, who was very friendly and helpful, and popped in regularly to make sure we were ok. All in all a lovely, relaxing holiday, and just what we needed.
Mr and Mrs Clifford – September 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.
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