We are pleased to launch our 2017 Sivota programme. Please use the search boxes for a more detailed search.
To find out more about our holidays to Sivota or to book, please contact us on 020 8392 5858.
Why visit Sivota?
It’s always a pleasure to introduce a new area to our clients, and unspoilt Sivota, in the little-known region of Epiros, is no exception. Sleepy Sivota sits prettily in its own natural harbour, awash with archetypal Greek island-style charm despite its mainland location across the sea from Corfu and Paxos. There are two, pristine sand-and-pebble beaches within a short walk of the harbour, and many more to explore on the tiny uninhabited islands just off shore. You can happily potter from one small island to another in your own motor boat, lunch on the morning’s catch, or take a leisurely drive down the glorious Epiros coastline, with its picturesque harbours, hidden coves and long sandy beaches. Some of the beaches are wild and natural, others equipped with sun beds, cafés and everything you might need for a family day out.
Peaceful and beautiful
Sivota by night feels just right. Not too quiet and not too crowded, there are little shops, good quality tavernas and bars for all tastes, plus visiting flotilla craft to add a bit of a buzz to the waterfront atmosphere. The nightlife revolves more around relaxing with old friends than dancing till dawn, something which is clearly appreciated by the number of discerning loyal visitors who return year after year.
And then, if you need a faster pace than the lazy rhythm of boats and beaches, you can strike out to discover an entirely different Greece. Thanks to the mainland location, you are free to hop into your car and go where the mood takes you: head down to Glyki and wade upstream along the mythical River Styx, or explore the timeless, slate-built villages of Zagoria, about three hours away but worth the journey. Admire the traditional arched stone bridges built by merchants in the 18th century to replace the older wooden bridges. Zagoria is uniquely blessed with many of these graceful structures, including the particularly beautiful three-arched Kalogeriko Bridge near Kipi. Hike the 16km long Vikos Gorge or visit the fabled ‘suspended’ monasteries of Meteora. Or you even abandon your car altogether and take a guided trip over the border to the archaeological sites and fish restaurants of neighbouring Albania.
Corfu Town is nearby
Corfu Town is just a 1 hour 45 minute trip by ferry. This elegant island capital is a UNESCO-classified architectural treasure, regarded by many as the finest Venetian town in Greece, whilst pint-sized Paxos, one of the smallest and loveliest of the Ionian islands, is one hour by sea taxi. Bustling Parga is just 30 minutes by car, with its Venetian castle and jumble of steep streets packed with restaurants, each vying to offer the finest view or the freshest fish.
With eight villas, the lovely Bella Vraka Suites and our much-loved White Orchid Hotel, our programme here is as small and select as Sivota itself. We are confident that our regular travellers will enjoy both its laid-back charm and the opportunity to explore this delightfully authentic corner of mainland Greece more widely.
See what the papers say
"Epirus: the best kept secret in Greece?" The Telegraph, May 2015
"Sivota: white sands, solitude and a hip new hotel" The Times, April 2015