The entire experience at Villa Aloupi was flawless. From our arrival by ferry to be greeted by Kostas and transported to a little piece of paradise. The villa sits overlooking Skopelos town and bay. Everything in the villa is of fine quality and designed to make you feel at home. The pool is glorious, shaded by ancient trees always with a shady place to read. We cooked our fresh fish from the market in the coal outside oven and sat on the terrace listening to crickets and the waves. Kostas and Voula are the perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. They share their island knowledge with absolute generosity and give their time to ensure the most is made of every minute. A truly wonderful experience. We can't wait to return.
Absolutely fabulous villa to rent! We enjoyed our stay immensely. Kosta greeted us at the port and showed us to the villa. Along the way, Kosta pointed out the grocery store, fruit stand, butcher and fish market that he recommends. The villa was beautiful and spacious for a family of four. The grounds are lovely and the pool is well maintained. Kosta gave many wonderful recommendations for restaurants, beaches and entertainment on the island. Make sure to see Kosta play the guitar and sing! When we walked downtown, we saw Kosta in his store and he made more recommendations. A fabulous week in the villa with an equally fabulous host. Definitely recommend staying here!!!
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Villa Aloupi In October for our honeymoon. We had the most amazing stay. We have visited Skopelos many times before but this was by far the best trip. The villa itself is beautiful and it is in a great position for some wonderful views of Skopelos Town. When we first arrived at the villa we couldn’t believe how lucky we were to be spending the next 2 weeks here. The villa is a luxury home away from home it really did exceed all of our expectations, it is decorated beautifully with everything you could need and more. The pool and gardens are beautiful, and we loved the BBQ area, so peaceful!
Kostas and his wife were the most fantastic hosts, they just couldn’t do enough for us. From the moment we booked the villa, Kostas was so friendly and helpful. He picked us up from the port on our arrival (we were much earlier than expected and he even rushed down to collect us) and dropped us back off very early in the morning, when sadly we had to leave. They really went above and beyond to make our honeymoon extra special. They have a lovely little shop down at the harbour and I would definitely recommend a visit. Also if you get chance, head to Anna’s Restaurant to watch Kostas play guitar, he is fantastic!!
We cannot wait for our next trip back to Skopelos, which will hopefully be very soon!! We will definitely be booking Villa Aloupi again…..…Thank you Kostas!
The warm welcome we received from Kostas began the moment we booked our holiday, several months prior to our two-week stay in June 2015.
By the time we arrived on Skopelos we felt almost like old friends, met by Kostas himself at the quayside and chauffeured up the steep, winding road to the villa – a helping hand we appreciated enormously. Our first sight of the house exceeded our already high expectations; the impressive photos on the website don’t do full justice to how smart, clean and spacious it is – and with those breathtaking views of the bay from the terrace. The villa is secluded, quiet, well-equipped and very comfortable, a perfect spot to get away from it all.
Skopelos is beautiful, its inhabitants are friendly and everything is good value – perhaps unsurprising for a visitor from the UK benefitting from the favourable £/€ rate and pre third-bailout economy in the early summer of 2015. It's not a big island, so you can cover most places with a car in a few days. That leaves plenty of time to lounge around the pool, explore the town, seek out the best restaurants.
As well as all these clear positives, perhaps our overwhelming memory is of the friendliness of Kostas and his wife, Voula. Their good taste, attention to detail and care of their guests really are second to none. We found nothing to be too much trouble for them, whether assisting with occasional food shopping, helping out with a place to hire a car (go to Magic Cars for great customer service and a complimentary jar of homemade preserve – take note Hertz), advising on where to eat out, or being handed the secret of the shortcut walk into town.
We certainly plan to return.
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Wow! I am a snob and hard to please. I have high expectations and rarely have them met, but I think "Wow" is a suitable adjective for this place. It's always difficult to find a villa with a private pool if you're only 1 family, even harder to find something really special. What Kostas has done here, however, is really special. The villa is lovely. Tastefully decorated with an eclectic blend of old and new. The outside spaces are truly fabulous. Patios and seating areas, lead down through sculptured lawns and beds to the pool. There are so many little nooks and crannies, seating and eating spots, we struggled to make use of them all during the week. The town is within walking distance but we mostly drove as we had our two young children with us and also I'm just plain lazy! The town is busy and interesting but honestly, I couldn't wait to get back to the villa, it was so good!