There is only one main road on Alonissos, which twists and turns through woodland and olive groves as it follows the sea and natural folds of the hills close to the east coast of the island, tantalising views at every bend. Only at the picturesque Steni Vala opposite the uninhabited island of Peristera, is there anything more than a small cluster of houses. It is still very much a working village with fishing boats and visiting yachts tied up along the quay. This means that there is usually fresh fish available in the handful of tavernas lining the waterfront. There are beaches on both sides of the village, easily reached after a few minutes’ walk around the bay leading through an olive grove.
Villa Peristera, set amongst the trees is just one hundred metres from the water’s edge. Traditionally designed and built out of local stone, it blends into its surroundings. A large olive tree, which unlike its neighbours has been left unpruned, shades the barbecue area with its traditional ‘fournos’ grate, chimney and a stone table. From here a terrace leads in front of the house to the swimming pool.
The villa opens into the kitchen area and large cool comfortable living/dining room that opens onto the front terrace. Slate flooring adds to the cool and homely atmosphere. Opposite the fireplace is an alcove with a useful built in single day bed behind a decorative, painted wood screen and a small washroom. A natural stone staircase leads to the first floor bedrooms. The master double bedroom has an en suite shower room and glorious views from its shaded balcony. The second bedroom has twin beds with a front and side balcony overlooking the pool. Both bedrooms have high wooden ceilings with open main joists and beams built in the classical Sporadic style, allowing air to circulate freely.
Throughout the house, antique and modern furniture has been carefully chosen and the walls are tastefully decorated with old family portraits and other pictures. There is also a separate self contained studio with double bed, external access, small kitchenette and living area.
The viila is by no means isolated, only a 15 minute walk from Steni Vala and Patitiri is an easy twenty minutes drive. For comfort, tranquillity and wonderful surroundings Villa Peristera is hard to beat.
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
• 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom
• Private swimming pool: 6m x 3.5m, depth 1.5m and shower
• Maid service and linen changes on arrivals day and midweek
• Double bedroom with en suite shower room
• Twin bedroom
• Bedrooms have balconies
• Shower room and WC
• Living and dining room with mezzanine lounge: TV and CD player
• Kitchen: full cooker and fridge freezer
• Washing machine
• Studio with double bed, kitchenette, shower room with external access
• Shaded BBQ area with stone dining table
• Spacious sun and shaded terraces
Restaurants: 15 mins walk (Steni Vala)
Beach: 3 mins walk - 100m (Agios Petros)
Mini market: 15 mins walk (Steni Vala)
Patitiri: 20 mins drive
This villa is a Friday changeover
This villa accommodation can only be offered with flights and transfers.