Melitini

THE SPORADES ISLANDS

Skopelos

  • 6 Sleeps
  • 3  Bedrooms
  • 3  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

Breathtaking views, a panoramic pool and comfortable living – what more could you desire?

Melitini, whose name derives from the Greek word meliteros (literally ‘sweet like honey’), offers guests far-reaching sea views, a panoramic pool and Jacuzzi, welcoming interiors and a sense of summery well-being that grows day by day.

"Melitini is a beautiful villa in an exceptional location! The villa is also speced to a very high standard. Skopelos is like stepping back in time as we expected and hoped! The beaches were exceptional, the people so friendly, the views breathtaking and the food and wine too good!!!!! The Villa and the boat hire were the outstanding points! Going in May was a bonus as the island was so quiet which made the beaches unbelievably peaceful!" Paul Matthews, UK, May 2017

Villa Elia in the press:
World Travel Magazine, April/May 2017

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  6
  • Bedrooms  3
  • Double beds  2
  • Twins  1
  • Bathrooms  3
  • ... of which en suite  2
  • Cook 
  • Pool (LxW in metres)  10x4
  • Air conditioning 
  • Heating 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • ADSL Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Hot tub 
  • Shopping service 
  • Transfers ¹
  • Yoga instructor 
  • Sea views 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ a return taxi transfer from Skiathos airport to the port, and a hydrofoil/ferry to the port on Skopelos are included on the first and last day of the booking for clients whose flights arrive in time to catch the last crossing

 

Inside: accommodation at Melitini is set over two floors. A flight of steps lead down from the parking area to the main entrance, which takes one into the fabulously welcoming and spacious open-plan living and dining area that flows into a well-equipped modern kitchen. The living area features high, beamed ceilings, comfy sofas surrounding a stone-clad fireplace and three sets of French windows which bring in stunning views of Skopelos Town and the sea harbour and provide access to a pair of balconies and a superbly panoramic terrace. Accommodation on the first floor is completed by a large, airy double bedroom with en-suite shower room and access to the panoramic terrace. Stairs lead from the living and dining area down to the lower floor, which is home to the master bedroom, complete with large en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom and a luxurious family bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. Both of the bedrooms on the lower floor have sea views and French windows accessing the pool terrace.

Outside: Melitini's outdoor areas have been conceived to maximise and showcase the property's stunning panoramic position overlooking the town and harbour of Skopelos and the sea. The main terrace, accessed from the lower floor rooms and by external stairs from the first floor, begins with a large expanse of stone-paved patio with al fresco dining area. A few steps at one end lead down to a shady living zone with superb views and, at the other, to an equally vista-strewn Jacuzzi. More steps from these areas take one down to the irresistible pool. Another particularly magnetic al fresco area is the terrace on the first floor, accessed both from the living area and a bedroom. Ideal for breakfasts, dinners, aperitifs or just dozing, the views from here are arguably the best of all. The definitive answer to this contentious subject, however, we leave up to you!

 

Think About

Due to Melitini's location on the island of Skopelos and the limited number of hydrofoil/ferry connections between Skiathos and Skopelos (which might occasionally delayed or cancelled due to bad weather), we recommend that you book your flights to arrive either the day before your stay at the villa or in the morning of your arrival day. Similarly, for departure, we recommend you book either a late flight or a flight on the day after leaving the villa.

A return taxi transfer from Skiathos airport to the port and a hydrofoil/ferry to the port on Skopelos are included on the first and last day of the booking. In the unlikely event that your flight arrives in Skiathos after the last ferry/hydrofoil to Skopelos has left, a taxi from Skiathos airport to the port is included but private sea taxis are not (however, we would be happy to organise one for you where possible). In this case, the return leg from the port on Skopelos to Skiathos airport for your flight home is of course still included.

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