Free listing for villa owners

Villa-Owners! ... set up a free listing for your villa in the Sporades, Pelion, N. Evia ... on my Sporades villa site '' - run by Kevin James, owner of Orchard Villa Skiathos.

l set up because the excellent "" ("O-D") site (purely advertising, not a fee-charging booking agency) which I used since 1998, was taken over by the 'Expedia' travel mega-group, and converted to an "OTA" )On-line Travel Agency) charging fees both to owners and renters.

So now I offer a villa advert listing to other villa owners free for at least a year. (see Why did  I set up this site? below)
Your villa needs to be classic traditional N. Aegean or Cycladic style (no multi-floor blockhouse designs please!), and in the Sporades area - Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos, Pelion, and North Evia. This means one main floor, shutters, and a red-tiled roof or Cycladic-type flat sun-terrace.

It also needs a private pool and garden (or shared with one villa only), wide sea view, and within 10-25 mins drive of sandy beaches, tavernas, village, harbour, and all services.  

The only other condition is - the rental received by you must be as in your price chart, and no part of it taken by other websites or agencies.

How it works ...
First, send me (email) brief details of your villa, I will get back to you to explain how you can have it listed on the "Skiathos Greek Villas" site

Holidaymakers who want to book your villa either contact and pay you directly, or I send their enquiries to you for direct contact. 

Why did  I set up this site?

After take-over, Expedia totally changed the honest and effective business model of the original "Owners Direct" site.

They re-named (misnamed!) it as "Vrbo" ("Villa Rental By Owner" -, despite now forcing bookings and payments to be made via Vrbo site (so not direct with owners!) à la 'AirBnB', with a fee of ~11%+ payable to Vrbo in addition to charges paid by the owner (double those of O-D).
Vrbo also enforced their own contractual terms for rent payment and cancellations / refunds, largely contradictory to owners existing terms.

On top of these outrageous changes, Expedia falsely kept the O-D site name - so searches for "Owners Direct" are "redirected" (ie hi-jacked!) to
But I have now 'tuned' the SkiathosGreekVillas site so searches such as "Skiathos Villa to Rent from owner" etc. bring up the site on the first page after Google's so-called "sponsored" (ie chargeable!) adverts.