White Orchid Hotel Greece, Sivota

Purple Apricot in Paxos, introduced in 2013, has proved to be tremendously popular with our clients.  Small intimate hotels of this size 'don't grow on trees', plus the formula works – a child-free environment for couples who require peace and tranquillity.

So, we've found another Purple Apricot but we've called this one White Orchid.

Set on the edge of Sivota, this little gem boasts one of the most stunning views in our entire Greece portfolio.  Just eight suites – all perched above the sparkling Ionian Sea from where dolphins can be spotted by those patient enough to bide their time.

Like Purple Apricot sumptuous bedrooms are the order of the day with state-of-the-art showers but White Orchid offers a more contemporary feel than its sister hotel. Natural quarried stone has been used with glass panelling to take advantage of the spectacular views of Paxos and Corfu and to maximise the light whilst outside terraces are created with clever planting of fragrant jasmine, bay trees and bougainvillea to enhance the calm environment.

There is a large infinity swimming pool some 12 metres in length and from where you can gaze endlessly at the stunning Ionian vista. Just a couple of minutes stroll away is a beautiful secluded cove known only to locals and ideal for an early morning swim, snorkelling or for just enjoying the afternoon sun.

Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the sea is a delight with local honey and preserves whilst a five minute drive will take you to the spirited buzz of Sivota for a boating adventure or to sample some freshly caught tsipoura in a taverna by the water’s edge.

There is a further selection of delightful beaches all within a short drive, and for explorers and walkers, the mountains of Zagoria beckon and further afield the magnificent Meteora monasteries await.

This especially unique corner of mainland Greece can be combined with a week in any of our accommodation in Paxos or Corfu or, for those who would prefer a few days in Zagoria, we are able to arrange a hotel stay combined with a week at White Orchid.

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

"White Orchid Hotel, Sivota, Greece: review"- The Telegraph, January 2015

General details:
  • Couples/adults only
  • Concierge service
  • Reception open 6 hours per day (6 days per week)
  • Breakfast included and served on terrace (one day each week breakfast hamper delivered to rooms)
  • Book library
  • Laundry service available (payable locally)
  • Outdoor lounge area with honesty bar next to pool
  • Swimming pool 12m x 5.5m (depth 1.3m - 1.7m)
  • All suites and communal areas are accessed by several flights of steps so this hotel may not be suitable for some guests
  • Access up an unmade track
All suites:
  • See separate Suites tab for individual details and photographs
  • Furnished terrace or balcony
  • 1.80m double bed
  • Large walk-in shower
  • Satellite TV (English speaking news channels)
  • iPod docking station
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Safe
  • 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided
Complimentary w​ifi:
  • 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
Location details:
  • Beach 5min stroll
  • Taverna (Sivota) 5min drive or 25min walk
  • Supermarket 5min drive
  • Sivota 30min walk or 5min drive
  • Igoumenitsa port to Sivota 30min drive
  • Transfer Corfu airport to Igoumenitsa Port by ferry 2hrs (depending on ferry)
  • Great Hotel, a totally relaxing experience, friendly and helpful but not overbearing staff, will book again! Mr Bridgwater - August 2016
  • Having heard so much about the White Orchid, we did wonder if it could possibly live up to expectations. Well, we need not have worried as it was everything and more. The White Orchid turned out to be the most perfect place to unwind and also explore the hidden treasures of the region. We were truly taken a back by our room with quality of finish and its amazing view over the infinity pool and out to sea. The sunsets where an added bonus. Klaudia and Rado have mastered that all too tricky blend of always being there to assist but then also leaving you to your own devices when not needed. Quite simply brilliant! Advice from Klaudia helped us be more adventurous in our trips out and about. This resulted in us exploring the White Orchid beach which is no more than 100 yards from the front door, right the way through to a full on 200 mile road trip into the mountains to see the Vikos Gorge and its villages clinging to the slopes. The Mushroom restaurant in Vitsa being a total 'must do'. Starter, main course and dessert ALL mushroom, fabulous! Once again thank you SIMPSONS TRAVEL for getting it so right. Mrs Wheeler - August 2016
  • White Orchid is fantastic and lovely to have so much room in the suites and never more than 4 people in the pool. Klaudia is a great host and gave us wonderful advice on things to do in the region. We took an overnight trip to Meteora and Zagori region which was breathtaking and made a nice change midway through the holiday. Klaudia gave us great ideas and maps of where to go. Also recommend the Acheron River walk through the gorge if you can cope with cold water. Ms Sainsbury - August 2016
  • We had a fantastic holiday made even better by Klaudia and Rado and the rest of the staff. Mr Smith - July 2016
  • Wonderful holiday great location and superb accommodation. Everything easy with no snags- smooth transfers and very friendly helpful staff. Thank you. Mr Edwards - July 2016
  • Faultless friendly efficient company and unbelievable location - the website is very accurate . Ms Crellin - July 2016
  • White Orchid exceeded our expectations in every way. Klaudia and her team were excellent hosts and set the tone for our stay right from the beginning. Highly recommended - we'll be back! Mr Wells - July 2016
  • Having travelled with Simpson Travel a couple of years ago we had high expectations. These were far exceeded at the White Orchid hotel. The hotel itself is simply stunning. Klaudia and Rado are a real credit to you. Nothing was too much trouble and everything is done with a big smile. They genuinely care about making your holiday special - and ours was. We were looking for a relaxing break and it was perfect! We will definitely be returning. a wonderful relaxing holiday in the most stunning location. Miss Matthewman - June 2016
  • We stayed for a week at the breath-taking White Orchid hotel in Sivota - what a beautiful place! The hotel staff, owners and Simpson reps couldn't do enough for us and really made our holiday a wonderful experience. This is our third time using Simpson and sure it won't be our last 10/10. Mr Wrighton - June 2016
  • The White Orchid is a new property with 8 rooms in a spectacular setting close to Sivota and overlooking Paxos across the sea. The 10 metre infinity pool has wonderful views and was very well-used by all of us. Most of us spent some time each day sitting beside it, relaxing, reading or chatting to fellow guests. Some of us then explored local beaches of which there are several delightful ones, including the little local beach which is a very short walk away, or going on longer trips in the car. Breakfasts are simple but delicious and the managers, Klaudia and Rado, are lovely and a huge asset to the place. There are plenty of places locally to eat lunch or supper and the guest books in each room, as well as Klaudia and Rado, give helpful tips. Food is pretty good and reasonably-priced. It was a really relaxing week in beautiful surroundings. Thank you Simpson Travel and well done. Mrs Hartley - June 2016
  • Simpson Travel are the only travel agents we regularly use. You can rely upon them to find a holiday destination which is that bit different, in addition the knowledge, efficiency and friendliness of all the staff is truly exceptional. You feel you are in good hands from the moment you make your booking to the moment you return. We have have just come back from a week in The White Orchid in Greece which turned out to be the best holiday we have ever had. Mr Symondson - May 2016
  • Our fifth Simpson Holiday and this was the best. White Orchid is a fantastic secluded hotel with views which are just stunning. The quality of accommodation and the level of service provided by our hosts, Klaudia and Rado, were second to none. That is why Simpson Travel is our first place to look when holidaying. Normally, we do not return to the same place twice, but White Orchid and Sivota may be the first exception to this rule. Mr Chalfont - May 2016
  • A seamless holiday from start to finish. The level of service and superb accommodation at The White Orchid hotel made it a week we will never forget.. Thank you Simpsons for your care and attention to detail,we look forward to travelling with you in the future. Miss Brockway - May 2016
  • The White Orchid is a wonderful hotel with stunning views. Rado and Klaudia are lovely hosts and are a credit to Simpson Travel. Miss Hughes - September 2015
  • White Orchid at Sivota is a stunning hotel with exceptional views over the Ionian Sea towards Paxos and Corfu. At night the star filled sky adds romance to the glittering sea and the peaceful surroundings. The hotel (and the transfer liaison is managed by Rado and Klaudia who are two incredible people. They work tirelessly for the good of the guests. They made our holiday completely exceptional. The hotel itself is beautifully equipped and kept spotlessly clean. We found the location to be ideal for a holiday mixing days on the beach (of which there are several within easy reach) with visiting interesting places such as Necromandia - the site of the oracle of the dead, and Parga. A little further away were the sights of Monastera and the Zykos Gorge . Sivota itself is a busy little port with plenty of nice restaurants serving a variety of food, and Perdika a few kilometres south is a lovely spot for an evening meal. We thought the holiday at the White Orchid was going to be good, but it was better than that, it was fantastic. . We would like to thank Simpson Travel for a really superb holiday. Mr Hutchinson - August 2015
  • Attention to detail, comfort and life's pleasures are all part of the package you get when you book with Simpson Travel. The key ingredient to their success is the relationship the team build with you - from your first phone call to your first Mojito. Claire King Miss King - August 2015
  • The White Orchid is a superbly relaxing venue with fantastic staff making every detail perfect. The added bonus of the owners welcoming us as if it were to their home made us feel so very welcome. The fabulous views of the setting sun will stay with us for a long while.... Mrs Roberts - August 2015
  • The White Orchid is a blissful, peaceful place to chill out. The standard of the accommodation is high, great service and the location is stunning. Our days were spent reading on sunbeds and lazing in the infinity pool watching all the boats in the turquoise waters below. When we bothered to venture out, the countryside is beautiful, and nearby Parga a delight. A day out with new friends on a sail boat completed a fabulous holiday. Thank you. Mrs Mercer - August 2015
  • The White Orchid is a beautiful hotel in an amazing location with views to die for. It is furnished to a really high specification but is understated and extremely comfortable.The intimacy of its size gave it a really informal and relaxed atmosphere and the friendly efficient service and valuable local information from Claudia and Rado helped to create the perfect holiday. Mr Marshallsay - August 2015
  • Simpson staff were with us on every leg of our journey. Klaudia and Rado are an amazing couple they are a credit to you. Mrs Bagworth - July 2015
  • White Orchid was everything expected and more, not having a hotel holiday before. Klaudia and Rado were excellent and it was good to meet the owners and their cheese pies. Mrs Symons - July 2015
  • A stunning hotel in a beautiful location. The White Orchid was everything we had hoped for and more. It was exactly what we needed to rest and re-charge. Thank you so much. Miss Foote - July 2015
  • Simpson Travel offers a truly magical experience. Mr Gee - July 2015
  • Simpson made everything very easy. The White Orchid is a beautiful, small hotel set in a lovley unspoilt, quiet part of the Greek mainland. Just the place to relax, unwind and let the world go by. Mr Bailey - June 2015
  • We had a wonderful time at The White Orchid Hotel in Sivota. The quality of the hotel and service provided was first class. We were looked after extremely well by Rado & Klaudia: lovely breakfasts and lots of helpful advice on where to go and how to get there. We needed a relaxing and stress free holiday and this was it. This was our first Simpsons holiday and we very much look forward to another one! Mrs J Wilkinson Mr Wilkinson - June 2015
  • This was the first time that we had travelled with Simpson Travel and it won't be the last. All aspects of the holiday were superb, the beautiful location and accommodation and attentive Simpson Travel Representatives ensured that we had the best holiday experience ever. Well done ! See you next year Jon and Jane Hamer Warrington Cheshire Mr Hamer - June 2015
  • White Orchid lived up to our expectations, well done Simpson Travel for creating this little haven among the beautiful scenery and breathtaking views. Our hosts Klaudia and Rado have been so helpful in so many ways. Eva has kept our room spotless. Ms Sammon - May 2015
  • A wonderful week spent at White Orchid. Most of the days were spent relaxing by the pool admiring the view. Mrs Fulco Wood - May 2015
  • What a captivating place! Vanda is a lovely apartment. Klaudia and Rado are welcoming and gracious hosts, unobtrusive yet offering good advice when asked, and the breakfasts are truly amazing. Mr Kneafsey - May 2015
  • Reading through all the other guest comments we can do nothing but agree with all the plaudits for our lovely hosts, how wonderful the accommodation is and the location of the hotel. It exceeded both our expectations and it has been a week of pure relaxation. Mrs Lockwood - May 2015
  • The end of a wonderful week at White Orchid. Amazing hosts, Rado and Klaudia, stunning location and nothing to want for. Mrs Byrne - May 2015
  • We think that the White Orchid is one of the best boutique hotels we have stayed in. Attention to detail and personal, attentive service from Klaudia and Rado, assisted by Ewa, is of the highest quality. The room and its views from the terrace is superb and the breakfasts are quite delicious. Mr Stubbs - May 2015
  • One of the best holidays we have ever had. The location is stunning and the views from our room spectacular. It is the first time we have travelled we Simpson Travel - and we have been really impressed with the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Klaudia and Roda are wonderful ambassadors for the company! Mrs Hyland - May 2015
  • We have spent two lovely weeks here enjoying the hospitality of Rado and Klaudia, the relaxing ambiance and the lovely scenery. Mr Wadeson - May 2015
  • Sivota (Epirus) is a beautiful spot with some of the most amazing beaches. It also offers a lot of fun shops and restaurants. Tiny Paxos is a delight to explore with its many lovely coves. Gaios is a wonderful harbor.We particularly loved its local bakeries which put out delicious fresh bread and croissants every morning. Mrs Gould - May 2015
  • It is rare to find somewhere that is every bit as good as the pictures on the website and brochure but this was it. Having found superbly designed accommodation in an idyllic setting, this was backed up by superb knowledgeable and friendly service. We will definitely go again. Mr Leitch - May 2015
  • These two weeks have been amazing, so much down to the Klaudia and Rado warmth and care affects all guests. Klaudia is the perfect hostess dealing with every request with the utmost professionalism and humour. Rado's cooking is immense. Mr Phillips - May 2015
  • This is our third year and fifth hotel with Simpson Travel and we just love everything about it. The standard of hotel, service and food is second to none and White Orchid being a new hotel does not disappoint. Fabulous location, wonderful views, beautiful suites. A very relaxing place. - September 2014
  • Thank you Klaudia and Rado for making us feel so welcome at the White Orchid, you did a wonderful job at making your guests feel comfortable. We enjoyed your company and Rado's wicked sense of humour. Bishop - September 2014
  • Spent a lovely week here, weather was fab, too hot at times. Great room, excellent breakfast and great hosts. We really didin't do anything except laze about and read books. Hope to be back sometime. - September 2014
  • We've had a lovely time in a wonderful hotel. Klaudia and Rado, Costas and Vasiliki have made us both so welcome. I can't praise Simpson Travel enough for the help they gave me. - September 2014
  • We came here for peace and quiet and that’s just what we got. The views, sunshine and wonderful places to visit, the mountains and gorge are just amazing. Rado and Klaudia are wonderful hosts, always at hand. Their breakfasts are great; pancakes and honey to die for. - September 2014
  • No amount of superlatives can describe the effort Rado and Klaudia put into making it a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. From the first instance nothing is too much trouble. We spent the week relaxing by the pool, visiting coves and exploring the local area. A really memorable holiday. Thank you Simpson D Glover - September 2014
  • It is said that you only get one chance to make a first impression and The White Orchid nails it! Elegant and stylish, beautifully brought together. Mr and Mrs Reynolds - September 2014
  • The White Orchid has surpassed our (high) expectations and we have had a wonderful week here. We spent our first week in the Purple Apricot in Paxos also lovely but different. I think the Simpson formula is a winner. Small, very comfortable hotels which seem to attract like-minded guests Mr and Mrs Maitland - September 2014
  • How very fortunate to enjoy the Laelia Suite. The room, especially its beguilingly shady terrace invites exploration. The view more than rewards the journey and to be greeted so warmly adds a special memory to our Greek travels. Mr and Mrs Slawson - September 2014
  • A delightful stay. Claudia and Rado go out of their way to help and to give advice on things to do and places to go. Mr and Mrs Coe - September 2014
  • Our whole holiday experience was very enjoyable, from the quality and accuracy of your website, through the helpful and knowledgeable input from your office team, to the excellence of the White Orchid. A holiday to remember, and to tell people about. Mr Reynolds - September 2014
  • We have had a wonderful time – very relaxing, beautiful views. We didn’t want to leave our balcony! Klaudia and Rado – perfect hosts. Thank you - August 2014
  • White Orchid....blissful! A perfect place to escape the hectic pace of life in the UK. Thank you for looking after us so beautifully. Mr Longman - August 2014
  • What can we say that hasn't already been said? Fabulous apartments, wonderful hosts. Simpson has looked after us all the way... perfect 10/10 Scott - August 2014
  • A wonderful, relaxing week made even more so by Rado and Klaudia who are a special couple with nothing being too much trouble. Mr and Mrs Pearce - July 2014
  • The White Orchid is the perfect retreat in an outstanding location, the final piece in the jigsaw Klaudia and Rado, conscientious hosts who went out of their to ensure our holiday was as enjoyable as possible. We are already looking forward to returning. Mr and Mrs Evans - July 2014
  • Just beautiful – so beautiful we didn’t go very far during our week. Klaudio and Rado were excellent, lovely hosts – nothing too much trouble! In fact they went out of their way to make our stay special. We will most certainly be back again very soon. Mr and Mrs Brame - July 2014
  • Those glossy mag photos you drool over during the winter months, of infinity pools blending seamlessly with a limitless expanse of blue sea and sky, gently dotted here and there with the brilliant white of sails and yachts; a view from a balcony above all this with nothing in between you and this spectacular panorama except those glasses of chilled wine beckoning....well, it's all real! That's exactly what we had at Simpson's new hotel, The White Orchid in Syvota, Greece. Immaculate, charming and peaceful, this little gem perches privately on the hillside lulled by the songs of the crickets and the gently lapping Ionian waves. Hosts Klaudia and Rado, and owners Vasillici and Costa offer an unusually warm and sincere welcome and beautiful, unobtrusive service. A real treat all round. Thank you. Mrs Coulthard - June 2014
  • We have had a wonderful week – being the first guests here the hotel accommodation, situation and welcome have been outstanding. The Simpson Team made us feel very special. Klaudia and Rado have been superb – helpful, attentive, friendly and informative. We spent our first week in Paxos at the Purple Apricot – equally lovely but completely different, we can recommend the two centre holiday. Dr and Mrs Watkins - June 2014
  • We have been honoured to be amongst the first guests to visit The White Orchid. What a beautiful setting, tastefully nestled on the hillside with a view you can spend hours gazing at. Wonderful hosts who cannot do enough for you. There are numerous beaches and restaurants to explore. Relax and enjoy. Mr and Mrs Pritchard - June 2014
  • Cannot say enough about the White Orchid Hotel, everything about it was excellent. Accommodation, staff, location,all 100%. One of the best places we have ever stayed for peace and quiet. Cleanliness was second to none. This is our 3rd time with Simpson Travel and will definitely use them again. Mrs Ravenscroft - November -0001
Main building suites:
  • Kinabalu Suite – 39m², 2nd floor penthouse suite, large roof terrace 56m², panoramic views
  • Vanda Suite – 45m², large 1st floor suite, large stone terrace to the side 37m², shady pergola, sea views
  • Jumellea Junior Suite – 32m², 1st floor with small balcony 8.5m², view over the pool out to sea
  • Luisia Suite – 38.5m², 1st floor with terrace 25m², outstanding panoramic views across the pool
  • Brassia Suite – 58.5m², upper ground floor with stone terrace to the side 38m², sea view, suite has an extra room with a sofabed for a third person
  • Arundina Junior Suite – 31.5m², ground floor with balcony 18.5 m², direct sea views across the pool
Second building suites:
  • Calanthe Suite – 38m², ground floor, large paved terrace 30m², partly shaded by trees with a view through the trees to the sea, gate between balconies of Calanthe and Laelia making it ideal for two couples travelling together
  • Laelia Junior Suite – 28m², ground floor, shaded paved terrace 22m² with direct sea views, next to breakfast area and reception but private, gate between Calanthe and Laelia making it ideal for two couples travelling together

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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Vanda 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
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Kinabalu 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
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  No of people 2 October 9 October 16 October 23 October
Kinabalu 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,247pp 1,813pp 1,197pp SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

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

Property EOT Licence: 0621K124K0192201


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

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

 

Booking Conditions

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES

  • 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

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • 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

YOUR SECURITY AND PEACE OF MIND
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).

ACCOMMODATION ONLY
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.

CHILD CONCESSIONS
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.

INFANTS
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.

PLACING AN OPTION
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.

PAYING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY
In order to confirm your booking a deposit of £225 per person is required unless you are booking accommodation only in which case 20% of the total holiday cost is required (30% for Exclusive villas). 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
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.

FINAL DOCUMENTATION
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.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS
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.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
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

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE
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.

IN-FLIGHT MEALS AND SPECIAL DIETS
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.

GROUP SEATING AND EXTRA LEGROOM
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.

PREGNANCY
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.

API (ADVANCE PASSENGER INFORMATION)
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.

NAME CHANGES
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.

FOREIGN OFFICE ADVICE BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
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: www.fco.gov.uk/en or call 020 7008 1500.

FLIGHT DELAYS
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 www.caa.co.uk

CAR HIRE INFORMATION
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

INCLUDED IN YOUR CAR HIRE

  • 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.

CAR INSURANCE
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.

CAR HIRE DEPOSIT
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 SEATS
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.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
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.

 

ACCOMMODATION AND USEFUL INFORMATION
 

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.

Barbecues
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.  

Beds
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.

Cleaning
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.

Half-board
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.

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

Plumbing
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:

Location

Position, view, serenity, privacy

Comfort

Space, style, furnishings and interiors

Facilities*

Property enhancements

Amenities

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:

Location

Comfort

Facilities

Amenities