A guide to our exquisite selection of luxury villas on the Sporades Islands
The Sporades Islands encompass everything you could ever wish for from a relaxing holiday to Greece. Dreamy beaches, luxuriantly green vistas, beguiling blue waters and plenty of space to stretch out – the Sporades are a seductive destination for anyone looking to unwind and relax. The Thinking Traveller offers a stunning selection of luxury villas on the islands of Alonissos and Skopelos that will truly set the scene for a picture-perfect Grecian holiday.
Our favourite Sporades villas on Alonissos
Alonissos, part of the Sporades archipelago, is known for its sandy beaches, natural beauty and peace and quiet. Arguably one of the most gorgeous islands of the Sporades, Alonissos can only be reached by ferry – ensuring this quiet Greek Island stays tranquil for many years to come. But it’s not all rest and relaxation on Alonissos. There are plenty of activities for the more adventurous traveller like:
Lively and bustling artisanal shops, cafés and tavernas
Scuba diving and snorkelling excursions
If a serene yet enriching getaway to this luscious and relaxing destination is your desire, may we suggest the following luxury villas on Alonissos as your refuge?
Jura is perched in a pristine position directly above the delightful fishing village of Steni Vala. Comfortably accommodating up to eight, Jura merges captivating natural elements like unrivalled views of the sea and a leisurely 10-minute stroll to a lovely quiet beach with modern amenities like a stylishly designed interior and panoramic pool. A short five-minute amble takes you to the harbour of Steni Vala and its seafront tavernas, making a romantic dinner with your love or lively lunch with the family easily accessible on foot.
Kolokithi Bay serves as the epitome of beauty, luxury and privacy on the island of Alonissos. You will be hard-pressed to find a more magnificent villa, as Kolokithi Bay truly ticks all the boxes for those seeking a genuinely magical villa experience. Spanning two properties (the main house and the garden house), it easily hosts up to 14 guests – making it an ideal villa for large groups or two families travelling together. The fantastic outdoor space features a verdant ornamental garden, stunning infinity pool, charming al fresco dining area with outdoor kitchen facilities, a large, shady pagoda and garden gate access to a secluded bay that comes equipped with a private jetty.
For an exciting day trip, we propose visiting the Alonissos Marine Park, where you can witness unspoilt natural wonders and a fascinating variety of wildlife, including Meditteranean monk seals.
Our best Skopelos luxury villas
Skopelos and its glorious sandy shores have a storied past steeped in Greek legend. More recently, in 2007, this tranquil Greek Island became the backdrop of the famous film Mamma Mia!, which garnered worldwide interest in this enchanting locale. To create a Grecian holiday worthy of the big screen, we would like to bring a curated selection of hand-picked luxury villas on Skopelos to your attention.
Enjoy amenities like:
Panoramic views of the cobalt Aegean
Alluring contemporary design
Inviting al fresco dining spaces
Effortless access to shops, bars and tavernas
Activities like kayaking,
, snorkelling and sailing in the Sporades
Prepare to be elated with our fabulous recommendations informed by our local experts who truly know Skopelos inside and out.
Firstly, we’d like to introduce you to Adina, which is meticulously designed with your comfort in mind. Perched on the west coast of the island in a commanding panoramic position, Adina features an awe-inspiring infinity pool, quick access to Kalives, one of the quieter and more secluded Skopelos beaches, and a welcoming interior with a chic and modern design. Housing up to 12 guests in five bedrooms, it is sure to provide enough space and privacy to unwind. An outdoor kitchen with a shady al fresco dining area, romantic terrace and isolated beach dotted with pebbles make the surrounding grounds a perfect location to connect and enjoy some quality time with your travelling companions.
For a lovely day trip and drive, we recommend setting out from Adina for the picturesque Skopelos Town and its harbour, located about 35 minutes away by car. There you will be able to observe the remnants of a thirteenth-century Venetian castle, visit the Folklore Museum and take in the enchanting portside church of Eisodia tis Theotokou. If you enjoy shopping, you can look forward to discovering unique shops selling artisanal jewellery, crafts and high-quality beauty products made from local honey and olive oil.
For those with a discerning eye for architectural design, we suggest Maistros, designed by the famous French architect Marc Held. Set on one hectare of land, Maistros serves as a refreshing retreat with private beach access, a welcoming heated pool, incredible sea views and chic furnishing and design. Outside, the stunning wrap-around terrace and vine-shaded al fresco dining space, with its wood-fired oven, look like something out of a storybook and are sure to evoke the level of relaxation you deserve while on holiday.
For an adventure, set out just a few short kilometres for the delightful village of Glossa. There, you will uncover a variety of amenities, including an exciting gastronomic scene and charming little shops.
Melitini, which houses up to six, is well suited for an intimate group of friends or a singular family. This villa features spellbinding views, as it is delightfully perched over the picturesque harbour of Skopelos Town. A panoramic pool, relaxing jacuzzi and welcoming interior creates a sense of well-being that is sure to last far beyond your holiday.
Start planning your relaxing Grecian getaway
You’ll feel like a Greek god or goddess when staying at our exquisite villas on the islands of Alonissos and Skopelos. If you’re ready to leave all your worries behind and get a taste of island life, we are here to help you curate the holiday of your dreams. Get in touch with us at your leisure - our thoughtful and knowledgeable team is standing by to help you craft a bespoke holiday to the Sporades Islands.