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- Charming and characterful villa
- Stunning Skopelos Bay views
- Peaceful location
- Skopelos town 7-minute drive
Through peaceful Skopelos countryside of meadows, walnut and chestnut woods, with a glimpse of a ruined monastery through the trees, lies Villa Santa Marina standing peacefully on a hillside above Skopelos Town. On a clear day the view out to sea reaches as far as Mount Athos.
Next to the house is the tiny white-washed 250-year-old chapel of Ayia Marina, now used only once a year, with its ancient fresh water spring nourishing the garden of fruit trees, flowers and vegetables.
Perfectly positioned, this spacious and comfortable house is just a short drive to Stafilos Beach and Skopelos Town.
- 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Villa accessed through this floor
- Shared balcony and shower room with washing machine
- Open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with Satellite TV (news channels only) and DVD player
- Kitchen area includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer
- Access to balconies with panoramic views
- Complimentary wifi
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Private swimming pool 7m x 3.5m (depth 0.9m – 1.7m)
- Barbecue and outdoor dining area
- Access to villa is up an unmade track
- 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): 0756K91000409701
- Beach (Stafilos) 12min drive
- Tavernas/supermarkets (Skopleos) 7min drive
- Skopelos Town 7min 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:
- 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Renault Clio or similar*
- 4 guests – 1 Group D, Hyundai Accent 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*
Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
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.
A completely fabulous two weeks of relaxing, recovery and exploring the island from one end to the other. Marcia, the Simpson Travel representative, was fabulous – from escorting us up to Santa Marina to all the advice on places to go and the introduction to Spiros, the butcher. I don’t know if it was the meat or the breeze up the valley, but the barbecue was fabulous to use. We can recommend a day trip out on the ‘Lily’, a sailing boat barbecue trip. We enjoyed all the beaches we visited, but our favourites were Kastani and Stafylos. If you get a chance to sit on the balcony at dusk, then you may well see a dozen Eleonora's Falcons…quite a sight. Finally, we were lucky enough to be here on 17 July, the Saint’s name day in the chapel. We were made to feel welcome and it was lovely to be part of something local and special.
David, Mary & Izzy – July 2018
This has been our first visit to Skopelos, but we know we would like to return sometime in the future. We have spent two very relaxing weeks here at Santa Marina and have loved the peace and quiet and beautiful setting here as well as trips out around the island, and of course here at the villa enjoying those fabulous views! Marcia has been extremely helpful with her knowledge of the island.
The Simpson Family – September 2017
Our second stay at Santa Marina and it was even better than we remembered. The location is fantastic and we have had a really wonderful time. A massive thank you goes out to Marcia, who is a gem. Her advice and recommendations are great and nothing is too much trouble. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have.
Guy, Jess, Oliver & Rory – August 2017
We have loved Skopelos and its friendly people. Marcia has been so welcoming and knows all the best places in Skopelos. Our favourite beaches were Limnonari and Agnondas and the various little coves around there. There are loads of lovely tavernas and restaurants, and again Marcia had great recommendations. What a wonderful stay! A big thanks! We hope to be back one day!
Mrs Hill – August 2016
A wonderful week in Skopelos. We covered a lot including nearly all the beaches. Panormos and Kastani were our personal favourites. Agios Ioannis was worth the drive and is a 'must see'. We combined it with a wonderful lunch at Agnanti in Glossa (spectacular views). We enjoyed a good food at tavernas in Agnondas and Panormos and in the courtyards of Skopelos town, Perivoli was especially good. Thanks to Marcia for her recommendations!
Dr Rees – August 2016
Wonderful stay. Best beaches are Limnonari (some nice restaurants with good food; great for snorkelling), Kastani – pretty and bushy, with nice music; Perivali – remote, but worth it, especially with the Mamma Mia chapel. Best restaurant was Pavlos in Agnontas – great waterfront location, you can eat on the beach, great tapas and Greek food. Marcia was great. We have really enjoyed our stay!
Mr D'Arcy – July 2016
Both Skopelos and Villa Santa Marina have proven to be a perfect holiday experience, especially if you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing break. Set on the hillside with stunning views over the valley and town, it is a quiet haven, a spacious and comfortable villa with a particularly beautiful garden which includes a small orchard. We have thoroughly enjoyed this 'home from home' and have been able to truly unwind. Skopelos still retains its traditional Greek character, does not feel overrun with tourists (although tourism is clearly essential to it) and its people seem to genuinely want to please and work very hard to do so. There are many beaches to choose from. The car has been a godsend allowing us to visit so many more places. Marcia was extremely helpful with lots of recommendations and we have felt total confidence in her professionalism. The standard of food has been exceptionally good in the tavernas and all Marcia's suggestions have been excellent. We can particularly recommend Perivoli, Anna's, Alexander and Agnanti, although it was 45 minutes away. It's well worth a visit, but you must book in advance. If you are going up to Agnanti, it's good to combine it with an early visit to Agios Ioannis.
Mrs James – June 2016
We had a lovely stay in Villa Santa Marina. Amazing views over the island. Skopelos is a great holiday destination. Super relaxing, beautiful coast and great choice of places to eat and explore. We especially enjoyed Agios Ioannis chapel, after a windy road the stunning views are worth it. Our favourite beach was Kastani beach for the crystal clear waters and breathtaking sunsets. Our favourite restaurant was Agnanti with amazing food and a view to die for. Agnanti, along with an eventful kayak trip, made for the highlight of our stay in Skopelos. A huge thank you to Marcia for being super helpful and making our trip even more enjoyable!
Mr Firth – May 2016
I use Simpson Travel as I trust that they have found that special place that is away from the busy built up tourist areas. White Orchid and Purple Apricot being good examples. I know that there will be a friendly Simpson Travel representative at the other end of a phone to help and give advice. We are about to go on our fifth holiday through Simpson Travel....that says it all !
Mrs Earle – August 2015
Villa Santa Maria on Skopelos was fantastic. I would highly recommend the island, the villa, using Simpson Travel, and especially the local representative, Marcia, who was fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful holiday, I am sure we will be booking again with Simpson Travel.
Mr Knighton – September 2014
A fabulous holiday! All of Marcia's recommendations were perfect. Accommodation well worth the exhilarating drive up.
The Everard Family – August 2014
A perfect week in a perfect place. We especially delighted in the beaches of the north-east. The house is such a source of peace and pleasure.
The Brody Family – July 2014
This was the first time we have used Simpson Travel and the experience from booking to return was excellent. Once in Greece the efficiency of the representatives managing our transfers was excellent. On arrival in Skopelos we were met by Marcia and we were her 'guests' on the island for the week. Nothing was too much trouble. The villa was brilliant with exceptional views over the harbour and it was an excellent base for the week. So, thank you to Marcia especially and to Simpson Travel for a great family holiday.
Mr Braid – June 2014
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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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