Stunning location and view, charming, all amenities, private and self-contained, one of a kind.
Villa Ioanna is a special and unique property that blends tasteful character with comfort. Ideal for six people, but accommodating as many as 10 or 11 (that many would be a bit of a squeeze), it is extremely private and self-contained. We liked best the infinity pool and big terrace, and the private jetty and mooring at the bottom of the hill (where we kept a 16-foot (5m) rental powerboat for our two-week stay). House cleaners came every other day, the pool was cleaned and serviced regularly, and we wanted for nothing. Marco, the owner, is charming and very helpful, as is his on-site manager, Erika. Alonnisos is magical — untrammeled by tourism (there is no airport, so it takes a bit of effort to get there). You’ll need a car, or two, and maybe a scooter, though I’d recommend an ATV over the scooter, as driving on the island is not for the faint of heart. Lots and lots of quiet beaches to discover, great hikes... If you’re looking for nightlife, find another island; if you want to see what Greek island life “used to” be like, come here. I’d do it again, and stay at Villa Ioanna, in a heartbeat.