Lauren Carlucci

Skinopi Lodge

  • Where:
  • Why:A sister reunion, after two long pandemic years apart
  • When:Late September
  • Who:Me and my sister Katharine, a creative and travel journalist
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Skinopi Lodge Selfie in the villa's windows

Selfie in the villa's windows

Skinopi Lodge We loved the minimal design elements and how the structure blends right into the cliffside

We loved the minimal design elements and how the structure blends right into the cliffside

Skinopi Lodge Morning light in our villa's bedroom

Morning light in our villa's bedroom

Skinopi Lodge Detail of our beautiful crisp sheets and comfortable bed

Detail of our beautiful crisp sheets and comfortable bed

Skinopi Lodge The outdoor shower featuring local Greek Korres products

The outdoor shower featuring local Greek Korres products

Skinopi Lodge Breakfast set up on our patio

Breakfast set up on our patio

Skinopi Lodge A short walk from our villa to the cliff's edge are deck chairs to sit and take in the views

A short walk from our villa to the cliff's edge are deck chairs to sit and take in the views

Skinopi Lodge The pathway down to the sun chairs from our villa

The pathway down to the sun chairs from our villa

Skinopi Lodge View from the top of the cliff

View from the top of the cliff

Skinopi Lodge The tranquil swimming spot for a morning swim or afternoon cool down

The tranquil swimming spot for a morning swim or afternoon cool down

Skinopi Lodge Going for a dip

Going for a dip

Skinopi Lodge A fishing boat at Skinopi

A fishing boat at Skinopi

Skinopi Lodge We would lay our Skinopi towels on the hot rock and enjoy the complimentary rosé and grapes

We would lay our Skinopi towels on the hot rock and enjoy the complimentary rosé and grapes

Skinopi Lodge A quick dip in the vibrant sea

A quick dip in the vibrant sea

Skinopi Lodge My beautiful sister walking on the Lunar landscape

My beautiful sister walking on the Lunar landscape

Skinopi Lodge Afternoon light through our bedroom window overlooking the local fishing village

Afternoon light through our bedroom window overlooking the local fishing village

Skinopi Lodge Details of the beautiful Greek fishing boats

Details of the beautiful Greek fishing boats

Skinopi Lodge Enjoying watching the sun go down at Skinopi's swimming spot

Enjoying watching the sun go down at Skinopi's swimming spot

Skinopi Lodge Sundowners at Skinopi

Sundowners at Skinopi

Skinopi Lodge Yellow silhouetted skies as the sun sets

Yellow silhouetted skies as the sun sets

Skinopi Lodge An evening swim as dusk set in

An evening swim as dusk set in

Skinopi Lodge Fresh fruit outside on our villa's patio.

Fresh fruit outside on our villa's patio.

Highs & Lows

  • A beautiful and minimally designed villa, with incredible views, an outdoor kitchen and patio, Nespresso, Korres products, a comfortable bed and crisp white sheets.

  • The swimming hole.

  • The staff are incredibly kind and hospitable. They are happy to help with all your bookings and scheduling each day, depending on the direction of the winds.

  • Quiet and remote, allowing you to fully disconnect and relax.

  • Driving the steep and winding roads at night can be very daunting for less experienced drivers!

  • Spotty Wifi and cell service... but isn't that the point?

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A chic and minimalist lodge

  • Vibe

    Quiet, restorative and very chill

  • Location

    Located down a steep hill above the fishing village of Skinopi, with incredible views of the Aegean Sea. You'll need a car to drive everywhere on the island, but it's well located near some of the most beautiful towns and beaches

  • Rooms

    3 villas with more to come in 2022

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    Laid back and exceptional Greek hospitality. The staff are warm and welcoming, and so knowledgeable about the island

  • Future Forward

    Plastic free

  • Music

    Connect to the Bose speakers in your room

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects based out of Athens

  • Health & Wellness

    The sea is your pool, the cliff walk your gym and the outdoor shower and Korres products your spa. However, massage, Yoga and personal training services are all available upon request

  • Food

    You can pre-order breakfast hampers with fresh yogurt and honey or have the lodge provide a grocery shopping service. Belivanis in town can also deliver dinner to the lodge like Greek salads and souvlaki

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    None

  • Minibar & Retail

    A refreshing bottle of rosé and a delicious bowl of grapes is provided upon check in

  • Accessibility

    None

  • Pet Friendly

    No

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    The remoteness and exclusivity makes the stay worth the high price

  • Tel.

    +302287022070

  • Website

    Visit website

Skinopi Lodge

Skinopi Lodge

Skinopi Lodge, skinopi, Greece

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Sarakininko Beach

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Evening stroll and drinks in Plaka

Evening stroll and drinks in Plaka

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Boating around Milos and dinner in Kimolos

Boating around Milos and dinner in Kimolos

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In the Area

Hotel Location Skinopi Lodge, skinopi, Greece

A 15 minute drive from the airport, or a 10 minute drive from the port in Adamantas through winding and rocky roads. You'll need to rent a car to get around the island, we rented a little Suzuki which allowed us to do a bit of off-roading. Pay attention to road signs here — it's easy to miss a turn!

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