Where are Elma’s Houses?

Elma’s Houses are situated in the old village ”Chora” on the small Greek island of Alonissos. This accommodation is very special indeed and comprises two adjoining, traditional, renovated houses and a separate house in front comprising two studios.

Alonissos is a relatively small, quiet and unspoilt island just east of it’s perhaps better known neighbours – Skiathos and Skopelos. You can glean a lot of information about the island from the internet and therefore I’ll leave you to do your own research as to it’s suitability for your holiday requirements.

The old village is perched on top of the island at the south offering quite stunning, panoramic views in all directions and the accommodation takes full advantage of this.

The properties are located at the edge of the village offering tranquillity and unsurpassed views to the sea.

Forget all the average, fairly standardised apartments or studios normally associated with package holidays and consider treating yourself to something very special and certainly memorable.


Themed as Blue named “Avra” and Green named ”Gianna”, they are two old houses completely and carefully renovated to retain all the original features, yet incorporate modern comforts including air-conditioning and contemporary bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Such was the nature of the project that Elma, the Greek lady owner, received an award from the EU “Leader” scheme to enable the traditional element of the renovation to be maintained throughout.

Elma is, by profession, an architect and also has an antique shop called “Gorgona” (mermaid) in the old village. Both facts become obvious as you step inside the houses or studios.

The houses share a beautiful garden/courtyard, partially shaded and each with table and chairs suitable for outside dining.


These are the ground floor Terrace studio named “Aliki” and first floor (Balcony Studio) named ”Eleni”. They offer breathtaking, panoramic views from their elevated position with nothing except the slope to the sea in front of them.

Both studios feature stripped wood floors, tasteful decor (including some items from the antique shop!) and comfortable double beds with mosquito nets. Kitchen facilities include grill and oven in addition to the usual hotplates. Another asset is the electrically heated water supply should the solar power be undernourished! The studios have air conditioning.


The nearest beach (Mikros Mourtias) is about a 20 minute walk downhill and is generally very quiet (there are no sunbeds or tavernas so take your own supplies). The nearest supermarket and tavernas are less than 5 minutes walk from Elma’s Houses and if you have a car or scooter,the village parking is also about 5 minutes walk.

As I often read in brochures “not suitable for those with walking difficulties” does apply though any elevated position offering these views will carry this penalty.

Travelling to Alonissos independently will depend on your point of departure but the nearest airport is on the neighbouring island of Skiathos. The harbour is a five minute taxi ride from the airport. A very regular service for passengers to Alonissos is provided by “Hellenic Seaways” on their fast “Dolphins and Cats”. Car ferries are also available.

We will be happy to welcome you with a car lift from the port to the the village (3 km).

If you carry a lot of heavy luggage, there is a donkey/mule transport service in Chora, upon request. When you arrive at Elmaʼs Houses we offer you fresh fruits from our biological garden in Alonissos. In addition you will find in the house biological handmade jam, fruit juice, filter coffee, tea & sugar for your breakfast. If you wish we can provide you with our seasonal biologic fruits and vegetable during your stay.

So if you are seeking a truly peaceful holiday in a stunning location, superior character accommodation, or perhaps just something a little different for a special occasion please contact Elma for further information, prices and availability on :

email: info@elmashouses.com

phone: (+0030) 6945 466776


Houses to Let - Accommodation
Old Village - Alonissos, Sporades Greece
Tel: ( + 30 ) 24240 66108
Mobile: ( + 30 ) 6945 466776
Email: info@elmashouses.com