Villa Malena in Glossa, Skopelos, Sporades Islands, Greece - Malena Is A Newly Built Luxury Villa With Private Infinity Pool, In Walking Distance From Glossa
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About KALLIOPI ORFANOU
My name is Kalliopi and I come from Glossa village in Skopelos island,I am a teacher of Greek literature and my husband is a civil engineer.We live in Volos (a city in mainland), but we spend the late spring and the summer in our favourite Skopelos where my mother and my relatives live. My husband is a very experienced engineer with lots of constructions on Sporades islands,so he constructed our villa, taking great care of building it safe,luxurious and comfortable for our guests.
KALLIOPI ORFANOU purchased this Villa in 2006
Why KALLIOPI ORFANOU chose Sporades
We built the villa on a 4650 square meters family piece of land, because we believed it was the ideal place for a house to live in. Very near,in walking distance from our village Glossa, and yet so private and quiet, with no one to disturb you. We love this area because you live in unspoilt nature, the view is amazing,changing according to weather conditions and time of the day.
What makes this Villa unique
By living in this villa you can enjoy the panoramic views of the sea and the distant islands ,the picturesque village of Glossa and the green hills around ,watching sea gulls and wild birds(hawks) fly on the blue sky . Everything is near,the village with super markets,taverns,restaurants,bakeries,the port of Loutraki with its beach,the other beaches etc.and yet you can enjoy privacy,tranquillity and most of all live in a luxury surrounding,relaxing and sunbathing by the pool.
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Very nice and comfortable accommodation close to Glossa. Infinity pool is the highlight. We spent most of our time in the pool. Kalliopi is an excellent host. She came to pick us up from the ferry and gave us good advice about what to see and do on the island.
If there is one thing we didn’t like, that was the traffic noise. The villa, although isolated, is just off the Glossa-Skopelos road.
Overall though it was a great holiday and we hope to return one day.
The view is the star!
Villa Malena was as described and was clean and functional. The draw is the outside space, with the wonderful pool; which is better than the pictures portray, and the amazing view; probably the best on the island, with the most fantastic sunsets.
The island is truly beautiful, with clear, warm water and numerous beaches to enjoy. Do treat yourselves to a meal at Agnanti in Glossa, the food was delicious but the setting is wonderful.
Kaliopi was very helpful and arranged car hire for us as well as offering suggestions for restaurants and excursions.
We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing week at Villa Malena and will certainly consider a return visit.
Fabulous week in Glossa
Kalliopi is extremely helpful and met us from the ferry in Glossa to take us to her fantastic villa. The views from the pool and villa are jaw dropping. The villa is spacious and welcoming.
It felt really special to be close enough to the village but also in your own private oasis.
The island is wonderful too with so many beautiful beaches to discover and only about 40 mins away from lovely Skopelos Town.
We would return in a heartbeat.
Fantastic villa in amazing location
We had a really lovely holiday here in late August / early September. The villa is in a very quiet location a couple of minutes drive from Glossa. The views from the villa are really spectacular - 180º of sea and islands and the sun sets behind the islands which provides beautiful sunsets every evening.
The villa is spacious and clean and very comfortable. All of the bedrooms share one very large balcony which overlooks the sea.
The owner Kalliopi is lovely and very welcoming and responded incredibly quickly when we had a couple of queries.
Overall I'd really recommend this villa!
A great property with stunning views. Highly recommend
I’ve just returned from VIlla Malena after a fortnights stay with husband, son and daughter and their partners.
The villa is very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Sitting on the hillside with no immediate neighbours it is quiet with stunning views out to sea (all previous reviews saying this are correct!) and beautiful sunsets. There is a road below but it didn’t bother us at all. The balcony, terrace, patio and infinity pool all share the same lovely aspect. Kalliopi was extremely helpful before our visit, met us on arrival at Glossa port and kept in touch during our stay which made it all very personal. Glossa village is an easy 1.4 km ish km walk and has a mixture of nice restaurants and rustic tavernas. Hilly narrow streets and alleys weave between the houses, crafty shops and eateries. Glossa harbour is another walk on down the hill with further good cafes and restaurants. We had a lazy stay but did enjoy hiring a boat to sail round the island (Nicos and Dora- Neo Klima) and exploring with quad bikes ( also Neo Klima). There are more water activities off some of the busier beaches.
A great find which we would highly recommend
Villa Malena has stunning views out to sea and over to Skiathos from all the terraces and infinity pool and fabulous sunsets. It is right above the main road into Glossa which can be noisy sometimes but generally ok. The walk into Glossa is about 20-25 mins along this road, whilst ok in the day a bit tricky in the dark. We really enjoyed our holiday here relaxing by the pool and chilling by candlelight on the top balcony at night. The outside pool area is great with full sun most of the day, although the shower is not in an ideal position, down the drive away from the pool on rough terrain! The villa itself is a bit tired in some places and in need of updating/replacing appliances....
The dishwasher baskets either do not extend fully or come off the tracks, meaning the contents crash onto the floor or your feet if you're not careful. The showers in both bathrooms are hand held with no brackets on the wall which is a complete nuisance.
The washing machine didn't spin.
The sheets on the master king size bed were only double flat sheets which meant they didn't fit properly and came up and were uncomfortable.
All the kitchen contents need updating, there are a few old mugs which are either chipped or freebies e.g. Nescafé, mac D etc
The villa was cleaned once which was during our 2nd weeks hol when we were there, a few more times would be better.
This is just a few niggles as the property is advertised as luxury and it needs updating to achieve this.
However, this didn't spoil our holiday we made do with it.
We were met at the port in Loutraki by the owners representative who was very helpful and took us to the villa, after which we hired a car from Clima car hire. The car was brand new and the company easy to deal with, no hidden costs. The owner was in contact by txt whilst we were there to check everything was ok and dealt with any problems that arose. We explored the island and discovered many lovely beaches and areas of beauty, it really is Greece in all its glory as an unspoilt, very friendly island.. Glossa and Loutraki is the quieter end of the island and night life is very quiet especially in September, sometimes we were the only ones In a taverna. All the tavernas we ate in at Glossa were good and very friendly, Loutraki fish restaurants not so good.
We will definitely be back to further explore this beautiful island.
thank you for your review. We will surely take into consideration your remarks and proceed in enhancing the villa's equipment for the future guests. We will put handles in both bath tubs and equip the kitchen with more household items. As for the dish washer, we sent a technician who was not able to fix it instantly. Moreover, I apologise for not being on the island during your stay, but I am sure my representative made took care of you. Furthermore, I need to highlight the fact that our villa is categorised in luxury class thanks to the newly contsructed building, the advantageous location, the amazing view, the infinity pool and the plethora of amenities it offers to the visitor. The vast majority of our guest can assure you for that. An example of our credibility is that we have guests who come more than 4 years in a row to our villa.
Thanks again for your kind remarks and we wish you all the best.
5 minutes drive to Glossa port (known as Loutraki) and Armenopetra beach.
5 minutes drive to St.John (the church on the rock from Mama Mia film)
10 minutes drive to the famous Kastani beach(Mama mia beach), Hovolo and Elios beach, Milia (the biggest beach of the island) and Perivoliou beach(in the north side).
15 minutes drive from magnificent Panormos bay where you can swim, eat or have a drink
Skiathos airport, 11 km distance from the villa.
There are many charter flights to Skiathos airport and from there you could come to Glossa port by ferry(30 minutes) or by Flying Cat(15 minutes).
Car hire is advised.
We will collect you from Glossa port and lead you to the house.
1 km from traditional village of Glossa (walking distance).
2 km from traditional village of Old Klima
5 km from St John church(Mama mia church)
9 km from Elios (New Klima) village
23 km from Skopelos town
Glossa is an unspoilt village(1 km distance) with a selection of very nice taverns,
3 super markets, 2 bakeries and a butcher.
Loutraki (Glossa's port, 3 km distance) has also some nice taverns and cafeterias in front of the sea.
We will be happy to help you with recommendations and advice to everything you want to know about your vacation.
Also we can advice you on car hire at discount rates (the car will be waiting for you at the port).