Manona Suite Greece, Kefalonia

Near enough to Fiskardo that no car is necessary, yet pleasantly peaceful, this delightful open plan first floor suite has a large roof terrace. From here there are wonderful views across the sea towards Ithaca and at night it is a magical spot from which to watch the moon on the water and the wonderful stars of the Ionian sky. This bright suite, with windows on three sides, is above the apartment of the owner, Lyda, who lives discreetly below. Lyda is a font of knowledge on Kefalonia and has created Manona's beautiful gardens of bougainvillea, plumbago and geranium. Guests can swim off rocks nearby, or from Fiskardo beach just five minutes\' walk away. The pretty beach at Foki - edged with olive trees and cypresses - is only a ten minute stroll and it is also possible to hire a boat and explore the numerous coves that are a feature of the coastline here.



  • First floor suite (sleeps 2)
  • Open plan living area/bedroom with ceiling fans
  • Small kitchen area with 2-ring hob, mini-oven, fridge
  • Shower room
  • Flat screen TV (English news channels), DVD and CD players
  • Living area leads out to large roof terrace for dining and sunbathing
  • Hairdryer, iron, ironing board, bath and beach towels provided
  • Wifi
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioned
  • Driveway has a steep incline

Complimentary wifi:

  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails
  • We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected


  • Beach (Foki) 10min walk
  • Fiskardo (tavernas/shops) 8min walk
  • Argostoli airport 1hr 30min drive
  • This was a wonderful holiday and made that extra bit special by the excellent service and help we received from Simpsons. The apartment was in a fantastic location. It's great to stay somewhere that has a truly Greek atmosphere and with simple, but great taste, and not to mention, excellent views. Mr Seed - June 2016
  • There's no doubt that Kefalonia is beautiful, Fiskardo is a fantastic place and that Manona Suite is magical in location. Mr Pawley - September 2015
  • Having visited many Greek islands over many years and stayed in lots of different properties, Manona Suite, with all its Greek charm surpasses all. Ms Round - May 2015
  • Wow, what a stunning apartment! I could easily have spent the whole week on the sun terrace with a beer and a book with that fabulous view across to the lighthouses and Ithaca. Mr Nowell - October 2014
  • Manona - lovely, perfect base to explore Fiskardo - friendly place with lovely bars and restaurants - nice size to stroll around exploring and saying 'Kalimera!' to the shop keepers. Thank you to Wendy and all the team at Simpson Travel and to Lyda - we will recommend this holiday to friends - it will be a road more travelled! Mrs Archer - September 2014
  • Had a fabulous week, which is not long enough to do everything we wanted. Mr Viles - August 2014
  • A special retreat for couples to recharge the batteries and enjoy the peace and quiet and listen to just the sound of the waves on the rocks below Fiskardo harbour a short stroll away with plenty of excellent restaurants , cafés etc. You can hire a car, go walking or do absolutely nothing. What ever you choose to do you will without doubt want to return. Mrs Tann - August 2014
  • We've had a lovely relaxing week.Thank you Wendy and Lyda, we think your apartment is lovely with pretty touches. Mr Peplow - August 2014
  • Our second visit and another lovely week. Mrs Mitchell - July 2014
  • We have had a wonderful week. Good to meet Lyda and Wendy, looking forward to coming again. Mr Bartrop - July 2014
  • Excellent holiday. Very relaxing. Many thanks to Wendy and Lyda. Mr Greenwood - July 2014
  • The view from the terrace of the Manona suite is absolutely stunning! You can while away your time watching the boats come and go into Fiskardo all day long! A beautiful peaceful spot but easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Thank you for a lovely holiday! Mrs Stevens - July 2014
  • It has been a really special week. Fantastic weather and the views from the terrace are breathtaking. Thank you Wendy for being so helpful and hope that we may be able to come back next year. Mrs Smith - June 2014
  • Another great visit to this fabulous island, our third. Manona surpassed all expectations. Our thanks to Lyda and Wendy. The end of a wonderful week has come round all too soon. Mrs Hayes - May 2014
  • We've had a lovely relaxing holiday in Fiskardo.Thanks to Wendy for all the info. Mrs Oram - May 2014
  • We've had a lovely relaxing holiday at Manona, which is exactly what we had hoped for. We have loved our stay, thanks to Wendy for being so helpful. Mrs Manning - May 2014
  • The major part of a great holiday is to be looked after by really nice friendly people. Everybody we've been in contact with at Simpson's fits the bill from the telephone, airport, taxi and reps. We are very happy with Simpson Travel. Mr Jones - September 2013
  • Manona Suite is perfect for a couple. The accommodation is beautifully rustic with a large balcony on which to relax and watch the boats go by. The location was very good too whether you wanted to snorkel within 2 minutes off the rocks opposite or take a short walk into Fiskardo harbour with all it's eateries and little shops or walk in the opposite direction to a beach. Great place to people watch and would thoroughly recommend it. Mrs Gwyther - June 2013
  • Hot sun, huge thunderstorm with lashings of rain, gales, a double rainbow over the bay. Lovely place – wonderful views. Thanks to Wendy for all her advice and hard work. Not much to add to other visitors comments – a great, relaxing place, whatever the weather. Ms Griffiths - October 2012
  • The wow factor as your enter Manona for the first time.....Mamma Mia, without Pierce Brosnan singing out of tune? The welcome hamper was so, well, welcome! Wendy is an excellent committed Rep, who even changed the taxi driver (aka Lewis Hamilton!) for our return journey. Her recommendations are all worthwhile taking up. The boat trip to Ithaca, good value at €30pp with a lovely swim off the boat and two stops. We went on our boat to Dafnoudi but the small bay before it better, as you can take the boat all the way in to shore. Foki is a good beach and go by road to Emblissi (20 minutes’ walk). Buy beach shoes – excellent investment. A lovely holiday in an ideal apartment with stunning views. We will always remember this holiday as everything was peaceful and perfect including the weather! Mr Woolley - September 2012
  • We will never forget the wow factor here at Manona when we stepped out onto the terrace and saw this beautiful view. The studio is simply wonderful and has suited our needs remarkably over the past 2 weeks. Thank you to Simpson Travel and Wendy for the welcome hamper, which came in very useful when we were under ‘house arrest’ for 2 days during the terrible storms, in the first week of our holiday – thank you Wendy for the advance weather warning! The Greek yoghurt proved worthy too, which Lyda suggested be applied to my sunburn to calm the redness and cool it down (very useful tip!) We went to Ithaca and fell in love with Kioni. We visited Assos (taxi €50 return) well worth it – stunning scenery on the way up to the fortress – we were there for 4 hours. Then we returned to our lovely terrace once again – still the best view and still our favourite place to be. You can walk to Foki and Emblissi beaches – swimming shoes a must and well worth investing in mask and snorkel. The sea in serenely beautiful, just like swimming in a giant aquarium. We will most definitely be back – thank you Wendy for all your help during our stay. A very nice lady who clearly loves her job. Thank you Lyda for sharing your beautiful Manona with us! Mr Jones - September 2012
  • We loved this holiday that much that we will book again and the reason I am filling in this survey is that you are a great travel company. Mr Jones - September 2012
  • Wonderful holiday! Buy some beach shoes! Highlights included: - Boat hire to Ithaca - Agia Jerusalem Beach – taxi €25 return - Walk to lighthouse, snorkelling off rocks. - Relaxing on the rooftop looking at the view! Enjoy your holiday! Thanks to Wendy and Lyda! Miss Elliott - August 2012
  • We had a fab holiday – the weather has been beautiful and very hot (41 degrees a few days). The view is amazing, in our opinion better without the flashy yachts. Our top tips (much as those before us) - Hire a boat - Hire a scooter (more fun than a car) - Agia Jerusalem and Foki Beach for snorkelling - Dafnoudi – take shade and food! - Ferry to Lefkada - Ithaca Thanks so much to Lyda and Wendy for the helpful info and fantastic figs! Mrs Brown - July 2012
  • Manona suite/Fiskardo/Kefalonia was all that we wished it to be: GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS. Fabulous views, great beaches, boat, town....all on your doorstop – the perfect get-away – WILL BE BACK! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay – a big thank you to Wendy, the little hamper was such a sweet touch. We do not want to leave. Ms Chowdhury - July 2012
  • fantastic service Ms Chowdhury - July 2012
  • Where to start? Maybe the weather which has been so welcome! The view across to Ithaca is breathtaking, and well worth getting up (or staying up) to watch the sunrise behind Ithaca. And then to talk of the adventures! We decided not to hire a car, and have not regretted the decision, with so much accessible by foot ....Even Agia Jerusalem Beach, although it was quite a hike in the heat and we got a taxi back. Other highlights included jumping off the rocks by the cave on Foki Beach, and the snorkelling at the lighthouse. We also hired a boat for the day (€60) which was excellent and allowed us to explore Ithaca. The town of Stavros is really worth a trip. All the food places we tried in Fiskardo were good, with no restaurant particularly standing out. A fantastic week all round. Mrs Matthews - July 2012
  • A fantastic week, wish we’d booked for two! And having no car has been a bonus as we’ve not been tempted to dash around the island. Instead we’ve ‘chilled out’ swimming, snorkelling, dining and generally relaxing. A big thank you to Wendy for her local knowledge and to Lyda – a kind, friendly but unobtrusive lady. Back to reality tomorrow and no doubt rain as well! P.S. The welcome pack was excellent! Mr Davies - July 2012
  • We had a fantastic relaxing week, a great place to spend our wedding anniversary. The roof terrace was much bigger than we expected and the website did not do it justice. We spent most of the week sitting, drinking beer and watching the boats go by. The only thing we can fault is there is no shade in the morning and it can be very hot. A parasol with a stand is all that is needed. We would recommend buying snorkels and swimming off the rocks at the bottom of the drive, and also taking a boat out. Simpson’s overall were fantastic and Wendy was very helpful. We are very sad to leave but hope to come back soon. Mrs Catchpole - June 2012
  • Arriving late was disappointing, but a welcome basket of local food helped considerably to make us unwind and immediately enjoy the surroundings and holiday. Mr Matravers - June 2012
  • A truly relaxing wonderful week. This apartment certainly has the ‘wow factor’ - we could not believe the view and situation when we first walked in. We have swum before breakfast each day from the rocks down the steps across the road. The fish life there is amazing. Weather has been very good which always helps. Recommendations: - Must get snorkels and beach shoes. - Must do the boat hire for a day, visit the little beaches and Ithaca. The food hamper on arrival was very welcome and as our flight was late it meant we could relax as soon as we arrived. The yoghurt and honey – delicious. We have chosen the house wine at all stops and it has been fine. The cocktails are great and just what the ‘Doctor ordered’, sat watching the world go by. It is so peaceful here and Lyda keeps it all looking lovely. Wendy has given us great recommendations and made the holiday one to remember – thank you. Thank you also for the extra bottle to celebrate our anniversary – most welcomed. We hope to return soon. Completely relaxed and spoilt. Mr Matravers - June 2012
  • What a lovely honeymoon we’ve had! We were looking for a nice relaxing atmosphere and Fiskardo definitely delivered! All the restaurants we dined at were great and not overly priced. The swimming around Fiskardo has been excellent and as people have previously said, it’s well worth investing in some sea shoes and snorkel. This has been our first trip to a Greek Island and I think we’ll definitely be back one day! Simpson’s have been amazing and you never hear the lady downstairs. The apartment is clean, cool and has amazing views. Thank you Wendy and Lyda for the perfect honeymoon. Miss Sparks - May 2012
  • Another lovely holiday in Fiskardo. This is our third visit and we have decided you can’t beat the view! Did our usual walk up past the deserted village. The short walk to Emblissi Beach is well worth it – a beautiful unspoilt bay. Thanks as usual to Lyda for the fantastic accommodation and Wendy for her help and kindness. We have fallen in love with this place and will hopefully be back. Mr Wishart - May 2012

For holidays in the next few weeks, there may be other flights and additional flexibility on the packages available. Call us on 020 8392 5858 to find out more.

  No of people 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 May
Manona Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 798pp 984pp 804pp 1,034pp 861pp 1,215pp 1,001pp 1,319pp
  No of people 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 June
Manona Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 954pp 1,275pp 954pp 1,296pp 979pp SOLD SOLD SOLD
  No of people 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 July
Manona Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,001pp 1,368pp 1,015pp 1,435pp 1,081pp 1,601pp 1,130pp 1,649pp 1,130pp SOLD
  No of people 5 August 12 August 19 August 26 August
Manona Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD 1,130pp 1,649pp 1,130pp 1,581pp 1,056pp 1,383pp
  No of people 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 September
Manona Suite 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 973pp 1,299pp 962pp 1,275pp 945pp 1,175pp 845pp 1,064pp 814pp 990pp
  No of people 7 October
Manona Suite 7 14
2 794pp 959pp

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

Please call us for assistance with your holiday on 020 8392 5872.

Property EOT Licence: 0458K91000433101

If applicable, car hire category included in price is as follows:

2-3 guests 1 Group A
4 guests 1 Group B
5 guests 1 Group C
6 guests 2 Group A


Booking Conditions


  • Prices are in pounds sterling and are per person
  • Accommodation only for the guests named on your invoice (including breakfast where stated if you are staying in a hotel)
  • Return economy flights from the UK to your destination (flight supplements may be applicable depending on availability)
  • Government and local taxes, excluding visa charges
  • An air-conditioned car or return transfers, as specified in the property details
  • The assistance of our local representative overseas
  • Simpson information book in your accommodation


  • Any breakages, damage, losses, extra cleaning or outstanding accounts incurred during your stay
  • Visas
  • Holiday travel insurance
  • Twin-centre holidays: a £15-100 per person administration fee is applicable which will include all middle transfers

Full protection is guaranteed when you book a package with us. Our holidays are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under the Air Tour Organisers Licence (ATOL Licence 5858) and by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA Membership W5698).

For most of our self-catering accommodation we are able to offer accommodation only prices (excluding flights, car hire and transfers). Restrictions may apply at certain times of the year.

Children aged 2-11 years are eligible for concessions of between 5%-25% of the holiday price. This is offered at most of our self-catering properties depending on departure dates. High season dates are excluded. Two full paying adults must be travelling in order for child discounts to apply. For further information please call our sales consultants.

There is a charge of £75 per infant (under 2 years) on all our holidays. Travel cots and highchairs are provided free of charge in our self-catering properties, however, some hotels may charge for these items and we will advise you of any extra costs at the time of booking. Many hotels offer reduced rates for children if they share the same room as their parents.

In order to allow you to co-ordinate your holiday arrangements with friends and family, in many cases we are able to hold an option for up to 24 hours before confirming your booking.

In order to confirm your booking a deposit of £225 per person is required unless you are booking accommodation only in which case 30% of the total holiday cost is required. However, if we need to buy in flight seats especially for your booking, we will ask you to pay a higher deposit to include the cost of the flights. This payment is non-refundable. The balance payment for your holiday should be paid at least 10 weeks prior to your departure. We accept most debit cards and credit cards, and personal cheques. All payments made by credit card will be subject to a 1.25% charge* reflecting our incurred costs. (*American Express is subject to a 2% charge.) Multi-centre holidays incur a £15-100 per person administration fee.

Please familiarise yourself with our full booking terms including our cancellation policy here.

It is compulsory that all our guests have comprehensive travel insurance and we will need full details of your policy at the time of booking or before you travel.

Your travel documents are available to download and print 2 weeks prior to departure provided you have paid in full, completed and submitted Advanced Passenger Information and car hire details (if applicable). Please note if you are travelling with Ryan Air you will only be able to download your boarding passes approximately 7 days before departure due to the airline's check-in requirements. Should you prefer to receive your documents by post, please ask us at the time of booking.

It is your responsibility to be in possession of a valid passport and any necessary visas. EU citizens do not need a visa to travel to Greece. If you are a non-EU citizen then you should check with your own embassy for the entry/re-entry requirements necessary for your journey. Children not on an accompanying parent’s passport before October 1998 are now required to hold their own passport if they are under 16 years. If you do not have a passport, it is recommended to apply at least 6 weeks before your holiday. Passports should be valid for 6 months after your return date.

Our prices are based on our lowest contracted fare. Occasionally it may be necessary to purchase flights outside of our normal allocation and in these circumstances we may need to charge an additional supplement to reflect the extra costs incurred. This will also be the case if we are booking flights from regional airports or on flights where we do not have a seat allocation. If a supplement applies, this will be advised to you at the time of booking.

Gatwick-Zakynthos (EasyJet – Flight number EZY 8745/5)
Depart 0840 Arrive 1410
Depart 1450 Arrive 1625
Snacks can be purchased on board
Gatwick North Terminal
Heathrow-Corfu (British Airways Flight number BA9126/7C) 
Depart 0715 Arrive 1230
Depart 1320 Arrive 1435
Hot breakfast/light lunch  
Heathrow Terminal 5
Gatwick-Chania, Crete (Easyjet Flight number EZY 8781/2) 
Depart 0800 Arrive 1355
Depart 1440 Arrive 1635
Snacks can be purchased on board
Gatwick North Terminal
Gatwick-Kefalonia (Air Germania Flight number ST2722/3)
Depart 0925 Arrive 1440
Depart 1525 Arrive 1700
Hot meal and soft drink provided on board
Gatwick South Terminal
Heathrow-Preveza (British Airways Flight number BA9130/1)
Depart 0940 Arrive 1515
Depart 1625 Arrive 1755
Hot breakfast/light lunch
Heathrow Terminal 5
Gatwick-Skiathos for Skopelos (Air Germania Flight number ST2610/1) 
Depart 0535 Arrive 1135
Depart 1325 Arrive 1520
Hot meal and soft drink provided on board  
Gatwick South Terminal

If you are flying on our British Airways charter service from London to Corfu you are permitted to carry one piece of checked luggage per person up to 23kg. One piece of hand baggage is permitted up to 10kg (maximum dimensions 56cm x 45cm x 25cm).

Infants are permitted a 10kg checked bag allowance plus a fully collapsible pushchair, a car seat and one piece of hand luggage for items required in the flight (subject to security restrictions).
Any excess baggage will be charged at the airport. As this is a BA charter service, BA miles cannot be accrued or earned on this flight, nor can BA Executive Club members access the airport lounge.
If you are flying with Easyjet you are permitted to carry one piece of checked luggage per person (excluding infants) up to 20kg. One piece of hand baggage is permitted measuring a maximum 56 x 45 x 25cm (including wheels, pockets and handles) which you must be able to place and retrieve safely in the overhead lockers without assistance.
If you are flying with any other airline, please check the airline’s website for details.
It is common for airlines to change their restrictions on luggage weight and the number of items so, before travelling, we recommend you check the airline’s website for the latest information.

British Airways offer an in-flight snack on our service from London to Corfu. Special meal requests may be made up to 14 days prior to departure. Whilst we will always pass your request onto the airline, we are unable to guarantee supply. Charges may apply and we will confirm these to you at the time of booking. Easyjet offers a pay on board snack service.

Some airlines offer passengers the opportunity of pre-booking guaranteed seats together at a pre-paid supplement (seats may be situated either side of an aisle) and some offer seating with extra legroom for a reasonable supplement. Availability and supplements can be advised at the time of booking.

You will usually need a certificate of fitness to fly if you are more than 28 weeks pregnant. Most airlines will not allow you to fly if you are more than 32 weeks pregnant. Please refer to the airline’s website for details of their policy.

Most countries require that the airline take additional information from each passenger such as full name, date and place of birth, passport number, country of issue and expiry date. You will need to provide this information at the time of booking or, at the very latest, prior to release of your travel documents. You are able to complete the details online via Manage My Booking or call a member of our Pre-Departure team.

The name shown on the itinerary must exactly match the name of the passenger travelling as it appears in his/her passport (first full name and surname). If not, you may be refused boarding. Once your flights have been booked, it is not usually possible to make name changes without incurring substantial charges. If there are any errors on your invoice or itinerary, please inform us immediately.

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In the event of a flight delay, whenever possible we will ensure that the airline/operator communicates the reasons for and extent of any delay and implements appropriate standards of welfare provision. EU carriers should also comply with EU Regulation 261/2004 in the event of delays, cancellations or denied boarding and guidance is provided on the CAA’s website

Most of our holidays include an air-conditioned hire car, to be collected from and returned to the airport (or port where applicable). The category of car included in the basic holiday price will vary according to the number of people in your party. We do not consider infants as part of the total party size. The cars we have included offer comfortable seating for the size of party travelling, however, we do ask you to take into account the size of the boot space for your luggage if any infants are in your party, and the number of child and baby seats required. You may wish to upgrade your car to give you extra comfort and space. Availability and supplements for upgrading will be advised at the time of booking. For transporting extra luggage it is also possible to pre-book a taxi at additional cost.

The types of cars listed are only examples of car models in each category. We cannot guarantee that you will receive a specific make or model.  All cars in Greece are 5 door.

Crete Car Makes and Models
Group B: Hyundai Atos or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Fiat Punto/Citroen C3 or similar –  a/c 5 seats
Group D: Hyundai Accent/Nissan Almeraor or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group F2: Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar –  a/c 5 seats – on request
Group G1: Minibus Fiat Doblo or similar –  a/c 6 seats – on request
Group G2: Minibus Fiat Scudo or similar –  a/c 9 seats – on request
Group H: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group I: Cabrio Peugeot 206/Citroen C3 or similar –  5 seats – on request
Group G: Fiat 500/Citroen C1 1.2L or similar – a/c 4 seats – on request

Corfu Car Makes and Models
Group B: Hyundai I10 1.1L or similar –  a/c 4 seats
Group C: Ford Fiesta 1.2L or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Hyundai Accent 1.4L or similar –  a/c 5 seats
Group E1: Citroen C3 1.4L or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group E2: Hyundai Matrix 1.6L or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group F2: Minibus Fiat Scudo or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request
Group L: Ford Focus 1.6L or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group G: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top 1.4L or similar – 4 seats – on request

Paxos Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat New Panda/ Fiat Punto 1.2L–1.3L or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Grande Punto/ Chevrolet 1.3L–1.4L or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group F: Dacia Duster 4x4 Hard Top 1.6L or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group G: Cabrio Fiat 500/Citroen C1 1.2L or similar – a/c 4 seats – on request
Group I: Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.8L or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request
Group J: Car a/c 5 1.2L–1.3L or similar – 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group K: Fiat Doblo 1.4L or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request

Sivota and Epiros Coast (Simpson Secret) Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat Panda/Fiat Punto or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats

Kefalonia Car Makes and Models
Group A: Daihatsu Cuore or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group B: Hyundai I 10 or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Fiat Grande Punto or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Hyundai I 30 or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group E: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group E1: Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group F: Minibus Fiat Doblo or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request
Group J: Car a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request

Ithaca Car Makes and Models
Group A: Fiat Panda or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group B: Hyundai I 20/Opel Corsa or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group C: Fiat Grande Punto/Seat Cordoba or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group E: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group E1: Daihatsu Couare or similar – a/c 7 seats – automatic – on request

Zakynthos Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat Panda or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Opel Corsa or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Ford Focus/Opel Astra or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group K: Toyota Prius or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group H: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group W: Minibus or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request

Skopelos Car Makes and Models
Group B: Hyundai Atos or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Renault Clio/Citroen C3 or similar – a/c 4/5 seats
Group D: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group G: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group E: Suzuki Jimny Soft Top or similar – 4 seats – on request
Group F: Fiat Scudo or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request

Lefkada Car Makes and Models
Group B1: Fiat Punto or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group C: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group D: Seat Cordoba or similar – a/c 5 seats – on request
Group F: Hyundai Accent or similar – a/c 5 seats – automatic – on request
Group M: VW Caddy or similar – a/c 7 seats – on request
Group M1: VW Transporter or similar – a/c 9 seats – on request

Meganissi Car Makes and Models
Group B: Fiat Punto or similar – a/c 4 seats
Group D: Opel Astra or similar – a/c 5 seats
Group E: Suzuki Jimny 4x4 or similar – 4 seats – on request


  • Unlimited mileage
  • Local taxes and compulsory insurance
  • Two main drivers. Please note that there is a minimum age for drivers (minimum ages vary from 21 to 25 and can be advised at the time of booking) although there is no maximum age limit. Drivers must hold a British/EU Driver’s Licence or International Driver’s Licence, held for at least 2 years. You will not be able to hire a car without your original, valid Driver’s Licence which you must carry at all times when you are driving. Please also take the counterpart of your licence if you hold a photo licence.

Please note that in most cases you will need to pay an ‘excess’ in the event of theft or damage to your hire car, regardless of blame. As amounts and conditions vary throughout Greece, please ensure you ask for full details at collection, before you sign your car hire contract. The excess charge ranges from €300 to €1,000 dependent on your destination. Where an ‘excess’ applies, it may be possible to purchase extra insurance locally, which reduces or cancels the ‘excess.’

The insurance with or without the excess will not cover:

  • Tyres, including puncture repairs
  • Loss of or damage to car keys (and costs incurred due to this, for example towing and replacement keys, etc.)
  • Windscreen, wing mirrors or undercarriage (you should not drive off-road)
  • Interior of car is also not covered in Corfu and Paxos
  • Personal Accident Insurance (this should be covered by your personal travel insurance)
  • Any damage, loss, accident, theft, attempted theft, etc. caused by your own negligence, for example, driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful driving, driving off-road, using wrong type of fuel, unlocked doors, apparent personal effects, etc.

The car hire agents will require you to lodge a credit card deposit when you collect your car. No money will be taken if you return the undamaged car at the correct time with the correct amount of fuel and not requiring cleaning.

Child and baby seats (forward facing seats only are available) can be provided if booked at least 2 weeks prior to your departure and are charged at £2 per day. Please remember to specify the age of the child. Local car hire and Simpson Travel staff are not authorised to install the child seats and as style and installation may differ to those in the UK, you may prefer to bring your own child seat for your own peace of mind.

Please refer to the information at the top of the page for details of the transfers included in the cost of your holiday. Taxis are licensed and insured to carry up to 4 passengers. Therefore, if there are 4 passengers and an infant then 2 taxis are needed and we will provide you with a separate quotation. If you are travelling with young children or babies, child seats are not provided for any vehicles used for transfers. For your own peace of mind, we recommend that you bring your own although there is no guarantee that local taxi companies will allow the use of child seats. Please note that the transfer times included in our accommodation details are approximate estimates only and do not include any waiting time.

Although we pre-arrange and book your ferry crossings in advance, poor weather or ferry cancellations may disrupt the schedules. In most cases, when you arrive at the port you will have to wait a certain amount of time for your onward boat transfer. If your flight experiences delays and you miss your pre-booked boat transfer, we will then book you onto the next available boat. If you miss the last ferry due to a flight delay or cancellation due to poor weather, it may be necessary for you to overnight at the port and then take the ferry the following morning.



Air-conditioning and heating
We have indicated in the property descriptions which accommodation has air-conditioning included in the holiday price. Heating is available in some of our properties during the low season weeks, which is normally included in the holiday price.

Animals and wildlife
As in all rural communities, indigenous animals are an essential part of the way of life. The braying of a donkey, crow of a cockerel or the barking of a dog is not a complaint that receives much sympathy from the locals! Care should be taken to minimise the presence of insects and animals in your accommodation. Keep surfaces clean, dispose of refuse regularly and ensure that food is not left uncovered. Cats and dogs are often resident where an owner or manager lives on the property. If you are allergic to cats and/or dogs please ensure that you check the suitability of your chosen accommodation with us prior to confirming your booking.

We have specified if a barbecue is available at your accommodation. Please note that often in summer, due to the hot weather, use of your barbecue may not be allowed and/or strict rules for its use may apply. The local or national government reserves the right to introduce new rulings at any time, often with little prior notice, prohibiting the use of barbecues to reduce the risk of fires. Where a barbecue is not provided, it is usually because the surroundings are considered a fire risk or inappropriate for the use of barbecues.

Beach/pool towels
We provide Simpson Travel beach/pool towels in all our self-catering properties and Simpson Hotels, and these are normally laundered weekly.  

Please note that a double bed could be two single beds placed together. Double beds usually measure 140cm x 190cm and single beds 80/90cm x 190cm. If you are booking a hotel room, please let us know your room preference (double or twin). Although we will make every effort to convey your request to the hotel, we cannot guarantee your preference will be available.

Check-in and check-out
You will usually be able to occupy your villa, apartment or hotel after 4pm and you must vacate it on the day of departure by 10am and 9:30am in western Crete.

Self-catering accommodation is cleaned a minimum of twice a week (including arrival day) and some accommodation may be cleaned more often. Cleaning usually consists of a sweep, mop, bathroom and kitchen tidy up.  (N.B. Simpson Secret, Anti Paxos is cleaned once a week on changeover day.)  

Distances and timings
Please note that all walking and driving times stated are approximate estimates only. Transfer times are also approximate estimates only and do not include any waiting time.

Hotel bookings with half-board include dinner, which is usually a fixed menu with or without a choice of dishes. In some hotels, you may take your half-board meal at lunchtime.

Health and safety
Simpson Travel is committed to raising the standards of health and safety throughout all our destinations. Our guests’ safety and wellbeing is of the highest importance to us. However, please note that since many of our properties are private homes, it is not always possible to meet the same exacting standards as in the UK. In your accommodation we will provide any necessary health and safety information. We ask you to familiarise yourself with this information and the property on arrival, particularly when travelling with children, and to raise any concerns with your local representative.

In some properties a baby monitor has been provided and to the best of our knowledge it is operating correctly but it is vital that you check regularly that the device is operating to your satisfaction. We strongly advise against relying on the baby monitor in case of malfunction. Simpson Travel cannot be held liable for any malfunction of the baby monitor and the use of the device is entirely at your own risk.

Internet access and connection
If a property offers wifi or internet access, the type of connection may vary. Additionally, the signal could be intermittent at times and may not be available in all areas of the property. There may be a charge for internet use in some properties.

Linen and laundry
Bed and bathroom linen is provided and usually laundered twice weekly. For your convenience some of our properties have a washing machine.

Noise and building works
Traffic, farm work, roadwork, animals and other sounds form part of everyday life, however, what constitutes ‘noise’ to one person may not be a problem for another. Please let us know if you have any special needs regarding this. Occasionally, building work is unavoidable as we do not control such work and may not know about it in advance. Whenever possible, we will notify you of any work that we believe may affect your holiday.

Only guests named on your invoice are entitled to occupy the accommodation.

Throughout Greece, especially in the older houses, the plumbing system is not designed to have items flushed down the lavatory. Where necessary, bins are provided in all bathrooms.

Satellite television
We cannot guarantee that a full selection of satellite channels will be available. Channels in English may be very limited and these are often only CNN or BBC World.

Seasonal facilities
Some facilities are subject to weather conditions and the general season, for example swimming pools, restaurant terraces, pool bars, local restaurants, and they may be limited or unavailable at the beginning or end of the season. Please do not hesitate to check with us, should a particular facility be a necessity to you.

Security and cleaning deposits
For self-catering properties, we require you to lodge a security deposit against any breakages, damage, losses, extra cleaning or outstanding accounts, which you may have incurred during your stay and/or due to your negligence. This should be provided by credit or debit card at the time of booking by providing authorisation for us to deduct (within 14 days of your return home) any advised charges from your card. Most of our properties are the owners’ personal homes and repairs, replacements and extra cleaning can be very expensive, so we do ask you to take care in order to avoid incurring extra costs.

Swimming pools
Swimming pool details are given on our website. Pool dimensions are approximate only and, unless specified otherwise, pools are freshwater and unheated. In Paxos most pools are filled using ‘sweet water’, which is generally a mix of well water (with some salt content) and fresh water. Dates when pools are operational are subject to the prevailing weather conditions at the time of opening and closing and we cannot be held responsible if poor weather means the pool is opened later, or is closed earlier in the season.

Upon arrival at your accommodation, we kindly ask you to acquaint yourselves with the pool’s safety and hygiene rules. Very few pools have covers, fencing or life rings, so children must be supervised at all times. Some pools are ‘infinity pools’ which have an exposed pool edge with an unprotected drop. This maximises views and is an attractive feature of the pool. We recommend that children are supervised and that you do not sit, lean or walk on the unprotected edge.

Villa owners
Whilst the owners or staff of some properties may live on site and tend to the grounds, they are aware that you value your privacy, and will do their best not to intrude. We do ask you, however, to allow them reasonable access to the property so that they can maintain the grounds and keep them in good order.

Welcome Pack
We offer a welcome pack in all our self-catering accommodation consisting of a small selection of staple items and local produce. This usually includes the following complimentary items: coffee, tea bags, milk, bottled water, fruit juice, bread, butter/margarine, crisps, white wine, local beers, tonic, pasta, pasta sauce, yoghurt, honey, regional biscuits, washing powder, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing-up sponge, salt and pepper, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, mixed herbs and toilet paper. 

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themelves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide.

We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading Criteria:


Position, view, serenity, privacy


Space, style, furnishings and interiors


Property enhancements


Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops


For further clarification on Facilities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

Grading for this property:





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Total price £ 1,596

Date of Travel

Departing from
London Gatwick