Simpson Secret – Villa Iokrilia Greece, Paros

Offering a contemporary take on the traditional white-cube style of the Cyclades, this beautiful new property sits in 10,000m² of private Mediterranean grounds with uninterrupted views over Farangas Bay. With a total of six bedrooms spread over the main house and two independent guest annexes, the accommodation is both luxurious and flexible, ideal for several couples or a group of friends looking for a really indulgent beach break.

Villa Iokrilia has all the style and charm of an intimate country house hotel, and if you’d like a more full-service experience than the traditional self-catering option, we can arrange a cook to suit your requirements. Other thoughtful extras include a covered pergola complete with a mini-kitchen and your own private bar, so you can stock up at the start of the week and enjoy the nightly spectacle of a Cycladian sunset, with guaranteed seats and your favourite tipple to hand. The house is set up for serious sun lovers, with two large terraces and high quality sunbeds around the chlorine-free swimming pool, an ideal retreat if nearby Farangas beach feels too busy in the high summer weeks.


  • 6 bedroom villa (sleeps 12)
Ground floor:
  • Open-plan living/dining area
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Office/study
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite shower room with WC
  • Shower room with WC
First floor:
  • Master air-conditioned suite (king-size double bed) with en-suite shower room with WC, private balcony
Lower level:
  • 2 double bedrooms with ceiling fans
  • Shower room with WC
Guest house upper level:
  • Double bedroom suite with en-suite shower room with WC
  • Living area and small kitchenette
  • Private balcony
Guest house lower level:
  • Double bedroom suite with en-suite shower room with WC
  • Living area and small kitchenette
  • Private terrace
  • Security access gate
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • 2 travel cots (linen supplied) and 2 highchairs
  • Telephone (incoming and local calls only)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Satellite and cable TV, DVD and CD players, printer/copier
  • Air-conditioning (in 4 bedrooms and study/office)
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
  • Additional children's beds available on request
  • Smoking is not allowed in the villa
  • Screens on all doors and windows
  • Pergola housing small bar, mini-kitchen and electric barbecue
  • 2 outdoor showers
  • Private swimming pool 11m x 3.5m (depth 0.8m – 2.3m), chlorine-free, Roman steps, heated but temperature cannot be guaranteed, children’s buoyancy vests provided
  • Although in a quiet spot, there may be a little road noise late mornings
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
  • Bed linen, bathroom and pool towels provided
  • Weekly linen change for bookings of one week or more
  • Additional linen change on request (extra charge)
  • Cleaning daily 2-3 hours included
  • Additional cleaning €8/hour (2 hour minimum)
  • Cook available on request
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Villa Iokrilia is perched on Farangas/Tripiti hillside overlooking Farangas Bay on the southern side of Paros in the Cyclades, with stunning views of the Aegean Sea, picturesque islands, and endless beautiful sunsets. Farangas Beach (1km) is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Paros, well-organised and busy in the summer. Aliki Beach (4km) and Tripiti Beach (2km) are less developed sandy beaches. Even closer to home: a small path off the road near the villa leads down to a small sandy cove known locally as O Kolpiskos Tis Tripitis, with blue crystal clear waters (access is a little difficult so only for nature lovers or hikers). Aliki (4km) is a charming little fishing village and marina, with shops, bakeries, a supermarket, services, public tennis courts, bicycle hire, and a diving school; it has a small beach and a larger beach within walking distance. Within a short drive are the larger towns of Paros, the Aegean ferry port, the pretty town of Naoussa on the northern end of the island, and the picturesque inland village of Lefkes.

The island’s history

Considered one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean, Paros has been known for centuries for its fine quality white marble, which was used by several of the famous Attic sculptors including Praxiteles. Today the island’s abandoned quarries and mines abound. Paros was a prosperous Ionian colony for most of 1BC, then fell under control of the usual succession of regional rulers: the Ptolemys of Egypt, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, then a duchy under the rule of Venice, conquered by the Ottomans and then Greece took control of the island after the Greek War of Independence in 1821.

What to do on the island

Parikia (16km), the capital of Paros, is a good starting point; a small but lively town of typical Cycladian whitewashed houses with blue woodwork trim, set in narrow winding streets, supposedly ‘designed’ as defences against the various marauding invaders over the centuries. Nowadays it has much to offer; it is popular with the local international set with many shops and its nightlife, but there is a treasure trove of historical and cultural gems to be discovered as well. In the main square, Panagia Ekatonapillani, otherwise known as the ‘Church of One Hundred Doors’, is perhaps the most famous Byzantine church in Greece and was supposedly founded by Flavia Iulia Helena (also known as St Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great) on her way to the Holy Land to bring back the True Cross. There is a fine archaeological museum and ruins of various temples, and at the top of the village the ruins of a 13th-century castle (kastro) built from the marble of the ancient ruined Acropolis.

Naoussa (23km), in the north of the island, is a lively beach town considered to be one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades. Built around a ruined Venetian castle, Naoussa has a pleasant harbour and marina lined with enjoyable restaurants and bars. The Church of St Nikolaus at the top of the village houses a Byzantine museum with some fine 13th-century icons. An annual town fête on 23 August re-enacts a pirate raid on the town in a burst of fireworks, dancing and festivities.

Lefkes (18km) is a picturesque inland mountain village with its typical Cycladic whitewashed houses set in a sea of olive and pine groves and beautiful views. The Church of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) has some rare Byzantine icons.

Marpissa is another authentically-preserved hilltop Cycladic village built amphitheatre-style, with a number of the windmills typical of Paros, and nearby the Agios Antonios monastery is built around the ruins of a Venetian castle on top of Kefalos hill.

Piso Livadi (13km) is a pleasant small fishing port with restaurants, bars, hotels, and boat trips to other islands.

The beaches

  • Paros has a huge variety of beaches in all sizes and shapes. Some have all the usual seaside attractions and others are quiet sandy coves. In the north of the island the vast nearly-enclosed bay of Naoussa offers several very attractive beaches.
  • Kolymbithres is one of the most famous beaches on Paros, known for its striking granite formations, and can be reached either by road or by the small boats that will take you from Naoussa.
  • Monastiri nearby is also a popular sandy beach and there are seaside beach bars and restaurants, sun lounger and umbrella hire, and water sports.
  • Santa Maria Beach on Naoussa Bay is a long series of sandy beaches with firmly-established seaside amenities.
  • Golden Beach is 700m of fine golden sand and located on the southeast coast of Paros. Famous for its ideal windsurfing conditions, it hosts the annual Windsurfing World Cup.
  • The main beach at Parikia is Livadia Beach, actually a procession of several very different beaches. The most popular is Pounda with the entire range of seaside attractions, eateries, and activities.  
  • For a quiet day beside the seaside, look for Drios, Molos, Piso Livadi, or Agia Irini: beautiful golden sand, crystal clear water, and often a little taverna with the freshest seafood, feta and olives.
This Simpson Secret is booked on an accommodation-only basis, but for an administration fee of £25 per person we would be delighted to book your flights.  Further information on the most convenient arrival airports in Greece is shown below.
Arrival airports:


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Heathrow BA Sat/Sun All season
London Heathrow Aegean Airways Sat/Sun All season
Manchester* BA Saturday All season
Manchester** Aegean Airways Saturday All season
Manchester easyJet Sunday All season

*Via London Heathrow
**Via Brussels



Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season
London Heathrow BA Saturday All season



Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season
London Heathrow BA Saturday All season


For arrivals into Athens, fly onwards with Aegean Air to Paros.  
  • Book your own transport (taxi or bus) to the port on arrival at the airport.
  • Book your own boat transfer with Open Seas, the Greek ferry operator. 
For arrivals into Athens, take a taxi or bus to the port of Piraeus for a boat transfer to Paros:
  • High-speed hydrofoil (approximately 2.5 hours)
  • Ferry service (approximately 4.5 hours)
For arrivals into Mykonos or Santorini, take a ferry to Paros.


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.

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†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

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

Property EOT Licence: 1175K10000939301

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are in pounds sterling and are for the accommodation only for the guests named on your invoice
  • The assistance of the property owner, housekeeper or concierge
  • Information book in your accommodation
  • Any breakages, damage, losses, extra cleaning or outstanding accounts incurred during your stay 
  • Visas 
  • Holiday travel insurance
  • Airfares, car hire or transfers
One cot and one highchair are provided free of charge in our self-catering properties.  Additional cots and highchairs may be available upon request.
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 30% of the accommodation cost is required.  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.) 
Most of our self-catering accommodation is privately owned and sometimes it is the owner’s main residence, which they vacate for the summer season. In order to protect the furnishings and fittings, some owners require a security deposit which is collected 3 weeks prior to departure. The deposit will be refunded in full within 7 days of your return provided there is no damage or additional cleaning required and the property remains in the same condition as upon arrival. If a security deposit is applicable, the amount required will be stated in the Details section of the property. Please alert the owner/caretaker to any breakages or damages during your stay.
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 via our Manage My Booking facility on our website provided you have paid in full.
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 France. 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.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad. Should you wish to check their advice or information about the destination you are travelling to, please visit their website: or call 020 7008 1500.
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
Beach/pool towels are provided in all our self-catering properties and these are normally laundered weekly.
Please note that a double bed could be two single beds placed together. French bed sizes vary and can be 140cm.
Check-in and check-out
You will usually be able to occupy your accommodation between 4-7pm and you should vacate it on the day of departure before 10am. Please refer to specific property details for exact times. 
All our properties are cleaned for your arrival. The details section of each property has further information regarding the cleaning schedule. If additional cleaning is required, please contact us to arrange this in advance of travel. Please note additional charges will apply.
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.
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 the Simpson Travel telephone representative.
Internet access and wifi
Internet access and wifi is available when stated in the relevant accommodation description details. Please note there may be restrictions with the availability and speed of the service transmitted by the local provider and technical issues may cause temporary withdrawal of internet facilities. We are unable to accept responsibility for any down time or consequences of using this service and refund/compensation cannot be offered due to circumstances beyond our control such as adverse weather conditions.
Linen and laundry
Bed and bathroom linen is provided weekly. For your convenience all of our properties in France have a washing machine and most have a tumble dryer.
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.
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 and courtyards, 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.
Swimming pools
Swimming pool details are given on our website. Pool dimensions are approximate only and, unless specified otherwise, pools are freshwater and unheated. 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. All our pools in Corsica and mainland France comply with French law and are fitted with one of the following forms of security: fence, alarm or cover. 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 you do not sit, lean or walk on the unprotected edge. Children must be supervised at all times.
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.