The restoration of this delightful village house has brought about the metamorphosis of a 200 year old village house into a cool and mellow holiday Villa bursting with original features and complimented by a private sparkling free form pool with dimensions of 6.7m x 3.4m and depth of 1.4m deepest and 0.60m shallowest.

The owners, Stamatis & Despina, have meticulously preserved many original features whilst giving them a fresh contemporary twist. Thus thick stone walls are left unadorned whilst plastered ones are given a delicate hint of colour; original decorative floor tiles see a second life as wall tiles in the kitchen; heavy beamed ceilings are painted white, basking the space below in light and modern understated classic furnishings and fittings reinforce the Villa’s status in the present day and offer up to date comfort.

The sunny and well equipped kitchen/breakfast room, where wood stained cupboards are set under white marble worktops has pretty half glazed double doors open directly from the stone paved courtyard, where meals will usually be taken.

Both bedrooms are also at this ground floor level, the twin bedroom and bathroom opening from a central hall and across the way, the double bedroom with an ensuite shower room, also with double doors opening onto the courtyard.

Climbing the staircase from the hall, the whole of the first floor is open up to its white painted eaves with uncluttered L shaped lengths of cushioned sofas. An open fireplace keeps everyone cosy, if the evenings are cool either end of the season. During the summer double doors can be thrown open onto a spacious balcony with stunning views down to the sea, sparkling in the distance. A galleried reading room, accessed via a short flight of open stairs overlooks the living room.

Outside, across the covered courtyard, a gate leads to a sunny garden, planted with herbs and scented flowering shrubs where the lovely free form pool is surrounded by paved sun terraces. There is also a small orchard of citrus and pomegranate trees where a vegetable patch yields a supply of home grown salad vegetables during the growing season to carry back to the kitchen. 

The village itself, a peaceful backwater on the beautiful lower slopes of the White Mountains attracts the occasional tourist to its taverna serving traditional home cooking and to those, ‘in the know’, who come to admire the stunning Byzantine Church of Agia Nikolaos nestling at the bottom of a neighbouring valley. Kept locked, it’s Roussa and Kosta, Despina’s parents who are the key holders and will be very happy to take guests at Villa Vigla  on a guided tour of its beautiful 13th centuries frescoes. The Church’s location and artwork is widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful on the island.

From this rural idyll it is a mere 15 mins drive to the sandy beaches of Kalives via the slightly  larger neighbouring village of Stylos which offers more by way of shopping and tavernas and if you take your water bottles you can fill them up at  the source of the bottled water of the same name – for gratis.

A lovely village location, amazing sea views and a short walk to a village taverna we consider makes Villa Vigla, worthy of appearing high in the top five of any Villa list for small families or couples.

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Villa Amenities

    • Sleeping: 2 Bedrooms, Bed linen
    • Exterior: Private Pool 6.5×3.4m, Private Garden, BBQ, Sun Lounger,  Pool Towels
    • Cooking: Cooking Utensils, Toaster, Microwave, Kettle, Hob, Filter Coffee Machine, Fridge, Freezer
    • Heating/Cooling: Air conditioning
    • Entertainment: Wi-Fi, TV, DVD
    • General: 2 Shower Rooms, Washing Machine, Hair Dryer, Safe, Iron & Board

Villa Information

  • Rooms of this type: 1
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Room size: 105 m2


Beautiful holiday home

We arrived late in the evening and had to find our way in the darkness. Thanks to the detailed descriptions we didn’t get lost. When we entered the house we were full of joy about this beautiful holiday home. In the morning I woke up with the first sunlight and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. The rich garden with the delicious grapes and pomgrenades – it felt like paradise. The week we spent in Villa Vigla was a perfect mixture of lazyness and rest and interesting trips over the island. We walked the Imbros gorge down and up again and found out, that the afternoon is the best time to walk there. The busses with organized tourist groups have gone and it is incredibly silent and peaceful in the gorge. We found the same peaceful atmosphere in the monastery Agia Triada on Akrotiri peninsula. The old town and the harbour of Chania was very beautiful in the evening sunlight. And the trip to Elafonissi was nice too but rather crowded. I would like to see this spectacular long beach in winter. Many thanks to Roussa and her open hearted hospitality. We had a coffee at her house and chatted with the help of google translator. That was really funny! She also left so many generous gifts of fruit on the table which we found and enjoyed after coming back from our trips over the island. Delicious! We hope to come back soon! Stephanie, Manfred, Leonie and Pia

Stephanie, United Kingdom — September 2017

Loupis Villas

Loupis Villas are two villas. Villa Anemi which is located in Sternes and villa Vigla which is located in Samonas.

The owners, Stamatis & Despina will be happy to host you and give you all the help you need.


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