Pine-clad Skopelos is officially the greenest island in Greece and white-washed Glossa village is its jewel, known as the ‘balcony of the Aegean’.
This is the island getaway for those looking for authentic Greece. At the height of summer there are tourists here, but not many and mostly Greeks from the mainland who have already discovered this wonderful place. Without an airport of its own, Skopelos Island is just hard enough to reach to deter mass tourism, but easy enough if you know how (fifteen minute ferry ride easy) – and you are prepared to be a little independent. See Getting to Glossa
In the spring the countryside is alive with wild flowers and almond blossom, lush and refreshed from the winter rains. Migrant birds arrive to supplement the local population – you can see Bee Eaters, Hoopoes, Eleanora`s Falcons and much more.
Glossa sits on a hillside looking down to its delightful little harbour of Loutraki and over the sea towards Skiathos. The streets are narrow and more suited to the donkeys, which still sometimes use them, than to cars. Connecting the streets are steps and narrow roads, some of them long and steep. Most of the traditional town houses in Glossa have a front door downstairs and the back door upstairs, opening on to the next street up.
The views from Glossa are stunning and almost all two-storey houses have a balcony where you can sit and enjoy the Aegean vistas and catch the breeze. There are cottages, houses and villas available to rent for holidays.
Glossa is where we have set up our home and business. We sell houses, land and businesses, help with all the legalities, sort out builders if you need them and manage your project from start to finish.
Prices on Skopelos are very reasonable compared with Italy or Spain and for EU citizens the process is simple. Take a look at the price list.
For more on buying a house in Greece, see buying in Greece.