Discover home-away-from home coastal vibes at this secret island getaway.
The laid-back stylish charm of Skopelos Village Hotel was the choice of accommodation for the A-list actors who stayed on this lush Greek isle while filming the adaptation of Mamma Mia, and it’s easy to see why it seduced the stars. With lashings of coastal appeal set in fragrant frangipani gardens and with a streamlined pool peeking out onto the Aegean Sea, this is a chic family-run hideaway where you come to get away from it all. And although you’re in a secluded spot, the hotel is just steps from the beach and a 10-minute walk to the cosmopolitan harbour and local tavernas. Skopelos is known as the Green and Blue Isle of the Sporades, with 80% covered in magical pine forests and mountains alongside a Venetian castle and hundreds of white-washed churches. The hotel’s footpath is in a prominent location, winding all the way up to Mount Palouki – the gateway for exploring the island’s famous monasteries.
Back at the hotel, the star of the show is Agioli restaurant, which opens up onto an enchanting terrace in an impeccable setting overlooking the sea, serving Skopelitian delicacies and creative fresh Greek flavours until late in the evening. If you’re staying poolside all day, snag one of the loungers on the terrace and saunter in and out of the bar and lounge for all-day refreshments or sneak off to the new Wellness Centre for a personalised treatment.
Reflecting white-washed Greek architecture, the two-storey buildings are laid out in the style of a traditional village with rooms featuring balconies and terraces overlooking the pool or gardens. The Double Garden View Rooms are made for two – each uniquely designed and charming, full of seaside influences and local art. For a super stylish coastal stay, the Sea Breeze Suites evoke a true island getaway experience and home-away-from-home style with spacious living and sleeping areas, Cocomat mattresses, espresso machines and Aegean Sea views.
Overlooking the Bay of Skopelos, just a 10-minute walk to the town and harbour, and on a footpath leading up to Mount Palouki
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 05 Jul-18 Aug; 3 nights 24 May-04 Jul and 19 Aug-26 Sep.
48 rooms and suites
• Take a picturesque boat tour around the island from the harbour* • Discover over 125 white-washed churches and famous monasteries • Stroll the maze of cobblestoned streets in town • Learn how to make cocktails at a mixology masterclass* • Join a cooking lession and find out how to make traditional Greek dishes* • Try out yoga on the beach in a private session*.
Restaurant and bar
Breakfast at Agioli Restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £24 • Breakfast and dinner at Agioli Restaurant.
*Denotes local charge