This completely restored traditional house has been decorated and lovingly designed into a unique and quaint country home. Entering from the private front terrace with fantastic views, a door leads into a long kitchen and corner dining area with open plan into a raised sitting room.
The floors are traditional stone tile and the ceilings are open wood beamed. The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking your favourite meals with plenty of counter space and decorated in a country island style.
The round dining table has comfortable seating with built-in sofa area and cushioned chairs. By stepping up three stairs, you enter a cosy sitting room with a corner fireplace.
The traditional island decor mixed with trinkets from far away travels gives it a character all it's own. The corner sofa seating is full of big cushions to curl up with a good book or take an afternoon siesta. From the sitting room, a stone stairway ascends to the second level. At the top of the stairs is a landing from which you find a door providing a second entrance to the house. Also found in the landing is a w/c with hand basin and entrance to a small room with a single bed suitable for a child.
To reach the master bedroom you must pass through this small room. The spacious master bedroom has a beautiful elevated sleeping area and gives an exotic impression with large comfortable pillows and mosquito netting. Your en-suite bathroom has bathtub, closet and storage. This bedroom has wooden flooring and high open-beamed ceilings with French doors leading onto a balcony with some of the most stunning views found on the island. With an intense blue sea outlining the islands in the distance and the port of Loutraki below, it is an unmatched spot of tranquillity and beauty.
GUEST HOUSE : From the front terrace of the main house, there is access by a path to the stone built guest house boasting it's own terrace overlooking the sea and port town of Loutraki.
This very private small cottage is decorated again with the same quaint country style as the main house and offers comfortable accommodation for two.
It comprises an open plan bedroom with double bed and kitchenette for the preparation of simple meals. In the kitchen area is a closet and storage space and the wc/shower room is reached from a door off the kitchen.
EXTERIOR: Villa Lethe is the picture of a quaint country house, white with blue shutters and pretty flowers growing in terracotta pots.
The picturesque vine-covered front terrace can be used for outdoor dining and it's convenient location just outside the kitchen makes serving a breeze.
The spectacular view makes this a favorite spot and leaving the villa can be a difficult task. Perhaps the only more appealing place is lounging around the kidney-shaped pool which seems to be suspended in air directly above the sea.
It is situated in one of the best positions on the property, enjoying a panoramic view to Skiathos and the neighboring islands. Certainly the sunsets at Villa Lethe are one of it's most outstanding assets and bring visitors back time and again to this exquisite setting.
SURROUNDINGS: Villa Lethe is located in the most quiet and un-touristic areas of the island. Situated between Klima and Glossa, most visitors to this area of the island are day-trippers. Glossa, the islands' second largest town, has a marked difference to Skopelos town.>
It's picturesque cobbled streets and interesting architecture gives the impression of being mostly untouched by tourism. It's distance from Skopelos though, means that it is self-supporting and has all the necessities at hand.
Bakery, butcher, pharmacy and doctor, you will want for nothing of every day needs. Glossa boasts one of the most popular and upscale tavernas found on the island as well. Loutraki is also a short distance from the house, down the winding main road from Glossa and serves as the secondary port. Here you find a quaint waterfront lined with tavernas, some hanging just over the waters edge. Loutraki has a shorter season than Skopelos though, and is only fully opened from June to mid-September.
Walking is a favorite hobby for visitors to Villa Lethe with walks to the church of Ag. Anargiri, only 10 minutes from the house and from there down to the sea and Loutraki another 15 minutes, where you can have a refreshing swim. A short drive away (approx 3.5klms) is the unspoilt beach of Armenopetra and a bit further some of the islands best beaches, Hovolo, Milia and Kastani.
SUITABILITY: Villa Lethe is the perfect place for a secluded, romantic getaway. It's private guest house is also great for two couples or a family wanting the quiet nature of rural Greece. Villa Lethe combines a touch of luxury and simple elegance in a traditional country pool villa.
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
June 4, 2008
June 18, 2008
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.