Beware the booking agents in Athens bit mercanary
Expressed interest in property in December promised to pay January with the owner everything ok
Management agents approached in December pressing for money but they relinquished and deferred payment till January 10th I made payment through iban which takes about a week and because they had not received the money on the tenth they allowed the booking for the dates go elsewhere
I've have been to skiathos for the past 30 years and never been so badly treated
Beware also this private beach they talk about is not private it can be accessed over a rock at the end of a main Troulos beach and many people walk through
Also the beach is rock and makes entering the sea very difficult hence the reason why canoes are provided
This year was to be a sentimental
visit returning to Troulos as it where my love affair started with the island
These people you deal with are from Athens and have no affinity with the island
Very confortable location in an extraordinary position, directly on the sea, with two private and woderful beaches... The best if you find total relax, far from crowded places, but with all you could need close to you.
Agis, the owner, received you personally and is very helpful, polite, and do his best to make you feel at home.
A great experience in a wonderful place! The best in Skiathos
Villa Folia is situated just outside Troulos, as you climb the hill towards Koukounaries. Access is via an electronic gate. The Villa is very private and secluded, overlooking a private beach which you can walk down to via steps through a metal gate. Agis, the owner, met us at the airport and gave us a very thorough guided tour of the property and grounds, including helpful tips on tavernas, car hire and taxis etc. The fridge was well stocked with ingredients for a Greek salad with some chilled wine, which was a lovely touch. The Villa had everything we needed, including a couple of Kayaks for paddling around the bay and a good selection of outdoor furniture.
We spent most of our week lazing on the patio and the beach, with nothing to disturb us. The only visitors were a family of Swans, which Agis had mentioned, that paddled over to us most days for a morning snack.
The Villa is exactly as per the website, with ceiling fans and air conditioning to keep you cool. The sunset deck is an amazing place to sit and enjoy a drink before heading out for dinner.
The location is perfect – Troulos village is a 15 minute walk and has a good selection of supermarkets and tavernas, although I would definitely recommend hiring a car. Skiathos town is only a 15 min drive away.
We had a wonderful week here. Agis was the perfect host and called us throughout the week to make sure everything was ok.
Villa Folia is a gem, located in its own paradise, offering perfect peace and tranquility, yet just minutes away by car from all amenities. One of its amazing features is its private beach. Just steps down from the terrace we found it, along with kayaking equipment, beach chairs and an umbrella.
The interior of Villa Folia is furnished in great taste and an elegant color scheme, and is laid out with a high quality, shiny, honey-coloured wooden floor, catching the light in just the right way. The kitchen was well-equipped, providing all we needed to prepare our meals. The cosy bedroom had two windows with a gorgeous sea view to wake up to. The property was spotless, thanks to a lovely couple who came twice a week to keep it this way.
After a day of swimming and sunbathing, the spacious terrace offered comfortable sun beds for reading or dreaming away the time while gazing out to the islet of Troulos, and watching the boats go by. We enjoyed most of our meals at the outdoor dining table, and watched the sun go down while sipping on a glass of lovely Greek wine. Agis and his wife Olga are the most gracious hosts, welcoming and helpful in every way. We felt so at home at Villa Folia that we came back a second time. We highly recommend it.
Overall a very memorable experience. Agis was a fantastic host and the the bungalow was cutie and cozy. The location was unbeatable. Beautiful view, beautiful private beaches, amazing sunsets, and unbeatable privacy. i would highly recommend this property.
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