At the height of the summer there are tourists here, but not many and mostly Greeks from the mainland who have already discovered this wonderful place. In the spring the countryside is alive with wild flowers and the migrant birds arrive - you can see Bee Eaters, Eleanora`s Falcons and many more. See more about Glossa-Loutraki
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Skopelos Island is just hard enough to reach to deter mass tourism, but easy enough if you know how - and you are prepared to be a little independent. See getting to Glossa.
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 use them than to cars. Connecting the few streets are steps, 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 view and catch the breeze. The good news is that some of these houses are for sale at quite low prices and there are cottages, houses and villas available to rent for holidays.
And 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 offer a rental service to allow you to let your house when you don`t want it yourself. See about us. Prices on Skopelos are very reasonable compared with Italy or Spain and for EU citizens the process is simple. For more on buying a house in Greece, see buying in Greece. The recession has driven down prices in the short term and those who get in early are likely to see the greatest appreciation.
As always, prices reflect condition and demand. You can get a small derelict shell for as little as €35,000 (£29,000) or a large one for €50,000 (£40,000) or you can buy a house ready to move in to for €85,000 (£65,000) upwards. If you are prepared to do a little work and spend some money on refurbishment, you can have a tidy little traditional Greek village house for between €65,000 and €85,000 (£52,000 - £65,000) plus building costs. Land is relatively cheap at the moment and you can buy a sizeable plot for €55,000 (£39,000) upwards and build your dream house on it. Depending on materials, building costs are around €1,800 - €2,000 per sq metre.
Why not start from the price list?
With a larger budget, you can get a beautiful landmark home with spacious grounds. Prices range between €350,000 and €950,000. We offer a few selected houses in this range.
We also offer holiday houses and cottages to rent.