Villa Santa Marina Greece, Skopelos

Reductions of 20% are available on 26 May. To take advantage of this offer, please call us on 020 8392 5858 rather than booking online.

Through peaceful Skopelos countryside of meadows, walnut and chestnut woods, with a glimpse of a ruined monastery through the trees, lies Villa Santa Marina standing peacefully on a hillside above Skopelos Town. On a clear day the view out to sea reaches as far as Mount Athos.

Next to the house is the tiny white-washed 250-year-old chapel of Ayia Marina, now used only once a year, with its ancient fresh water spring nourishing the garden of fruit trees, flowers and vegetables.

Perfectly positioned, this spacious and comfortable house is just a short drive to Stafilos Beach and Skopelos Town.


  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
Ground floor (villa accessed through this floor):
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shared balcony and shower room with washing machine
First floor: 
  • Open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with Satellite TV (news channels only) and DVD player
  • Kitchen area with hob, oven, fridge/freezer
  • Access to balconies with panoramic views
  • Air-conditioned
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Safety deposit box
  • Private swimming pool 7m x 3.5m (depth 0.9m – 1.7m)
  • Barbecue and outdoor dining area
  • Access to villa is up an unmade track
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 (Stafilos) 12min drive
  • Tavernas/Supermarkets (Skopleos) 7min drive
  • Skopelos Town 7min drive
  • Transfer Skiathos airport to Skopelos port 2hrs


  • We have loved Skopelos and its friendly people. Marcia has been so welcoming and knows all the best places in Skopelos. Our favourite beaches were Limnonari and Agnondas and the various little coves around there. There are loads of lovely tavernas and restaurants, and again Marcia had great recommendations. What a wonderful stay! A big thanks! We hope to be back one day! Mrs Hill - August 2016
  • A wonderful week in Skopelos. We covered a lot including nearly all the beaches. Panormos and Kastani were our personal favourites. Agios Ioannis was worth the drive and is a 'must see'. We combined it with a wonderful lunch at Agnanti in Glossa (spectacular views). We enjoyed a good food at tavernas in Agnondas and Panormos and in the courtyards of Skopelos town Perivoli was especially good. Thanks to Marcia for her recommendations! Dr Rees - August 2016
  • Wonderful stay. Best beaches are Limnonari (some nice restaurants with good food; great for snorkeling), Kastani - pretty and bushy, with nice music; Perivali - remote, but worth it, especially with the Mamma Mia chapel. Best restaurant was Pavlos in Agnontas - great waterfront location, you can eat on the beach, great tapas and Greek food. Marcia was great. We have really enjoyed our stay! Mr D'Arcy - July 2016
  • Both Skopelos and Santa Marina have proven to be a perfect holiday experience, especially if you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing break. Set on the hillside with stunning views over the valley and town, it is a quiet haven, a spacious and comfortable villa with a particularly beautiful garden which includes a small orchard. We have thoroughly enjoyed this 'home from home' and have been able to truly unwind. Skopelos still retains its traditional Greek character, does not feel overrun with tourists (although tourism is clearly essential to it) and its people seem to genuinely want to please and work very had to do so. There are many beaches to choose from. The car has been a godsend allowing us to visit so many more places. Marcia was extremely helpful wit lots of recommendations and we have felt total confidence in her professionalism. The standard of food has been exceptionally good in the tavernas and all Marcia's suggestions have been excellent. We can particularly recommend Perivoli, Anna's, Alexander and Agnanti, although it was 45 minutes away. It's well worth a visit, but you must book it in advance. If you are going up to Agnanti, it's good to combine it with an early visit to Ag Ioannis. Mrs James - June 2016
  • We had a lovely stay in Santa Marina. Amazing views over the island. Skopelos is a great holiday destination. Super relaxing, beautiful coast and great choice of places to eat and explore. We especially enjoyed Agios Ioannis chapel after a windy road the stunning views are worth it. Our favourite beach was Kastani beach for the crystal clear waters and breath-taking sunsets. Our favourite restaurant was Agnanti with amazing food and view to die for. Agnanti along with an eventful kayak trip made for the highlights of our stay in Skopelos. A huge thank you to Marcia for being super helpful and making our trip even more enjoyable! Mr Firth - May 2016
  • I use Simpsons as i trust you to have found that special place that is away from the busy built up tourist areas. The White Orchid and the Purple Apricot being examples. I know that there will be a friendly Simpsons representative at the other end of a phone to help and give advice. We are about to go on our 5th holiday through Simpsons....that says it all ! Mrs Earle - August 2015
  • A very peaceful villa with birdsong and views. Milia beach is clean with good food in the beach restaurant. Sun loungers are free but be there by 11 am. We took a motor boat one day which was a great experience. Our favourite restaurants were Agnanti in Glossa for both lunch and dinner. and Zoupa and Olivo in Skopelos town for dinner. Mrs Earle - August 2015
  • A wonderful and relaxing stay at Villa Santa Marina with our sixteen month old baby. We explored the island as much as possible but really only touched the surface. There are so many places to visit. Some of our favourites which are baby friendly: Beaches - Stafilos looks incredible with crystal clear water; Limnonari is gorgeous. The sea is calm and crystal and there is a little taverna for food. Panormos beach has a great taverna with great service right at the beach. Kastani beach was our favourite. It has a grassy area - perfect for our baby to play on. Recommended restaurants are Anna's and Perivoli in Skopelos town - both beautiful. To Rodi also looks gorgeous and has a music bar just further down. Marcia is amazing. Always goes above and beyond, don't be afraid to ask -her knowledge about the island is fantastic. Mr Simpson - August 2015
  • A wonderful two weeks in Santa Marina. Peaceful, relaxing and fantastic views day and night. Have enjoyed great food, fun with the barbecue and Alexander's, Anna's and Perivoli are well worth a visit in town. Also, Korali Fish Restaurant at Agnondas is lovely and is right beside the sea. Milia was our favourite beach. Hiring a boat is highly recommended. Thanks to Marcia for being so helpful! Mrs Thompson - August 2015
  • Skopelos is a great island. We have loved the two beaches we have been to during the week. Kastani is a great beach with free chairs and umbrellas, beautiful water and a great beach bar. And Limnonari - another beautiful beach with a couple of places to eat and drink - we loved the taverna there. We have also eaten in Perivoli, Anna's, Molos and Ta kymata - all very good. Other than that, the little cocktail and drinks bar at the top of the steps at the far end of the harbour is really delightful and a great place to have a drink at sunset. Mr Hendry - July 2015
  • A great stay at Villa Santa Marina. We have enjoyed meals at Agnanti in Glossa, about 45 minutes drive, and Anna's restaurant in Skopelos. Kastani beach, the Three tree viewpoint and Agios Ioannis chapel, which was our personal favourite, are spectacular points of interest. Tip: if it is cloudy, move to another part of the island! A very big thank you to Marcia for being so helpful, friendly and a wealth of knowledge regarding the island. Mrs Bonner - June 2015
  • Great villa, fantastic island and wonderful service from Marcia. First time with Simpson, won't be the last and will highly recommend. - September 2014
  • The Villa Santa Maria on Skopelos was fantastic, I would highly recommend the island, the villa, using Simpsons, and especially the local representative Marcia who was fantastic Thanks for a wonderful holiday, I am sure we will be booking again with Simpsons Mr Knighton - September 2014
  • Sadly the end of our fantastic two week stay here. The best holiday! Loved exploring the island and relaxing on the many beautiful beaches. Can't wait to return. - September 2014
  • A very good week in a lovely setting. There is plenty to see and do on this small island and Marcia was very helpful in all her advice. We have eaten well in some great restaurants. Don't miss the Mama Mia church, well worth the 200 steps! Take to the water if you can - the views of Skopelos from the sea are great. - August 2014
  • A fabulous holiday! All of Marcia's recommendations were perfect. Accommodation well worth the exhilarating drive up. Everard Family - August 2014
  • A perfect week in a perfect place. We especially delighted in the beaches of the north-east. The house is such a source of peace and pleasure. Brody Family - July 2014
  • This was the first time we have used Simpsons Travel and the experience from booking to return was excellent. Once in Greece the efficiency of the representatives managing our transfers was excellent. On arrival in Skopolos we were met by Marcia and we were her "guests" on the island for the week. Nothing was too much trouble. The villa was brilliant with exceptional views over the harbour and was an excellent base for the week. So, thank you to Marcia especially and to Simpsons Travel for a great family holiday. Mr Braid - June 2014
  • Three wonderful weeks. We wasted so much time looking at the views - fantastic sunsets. A wonderful setting for a villa and a beautiful garden. Fascinating seeing the goats being herded from field to field each day. Thank you to Marcia for making everything run so smoothly. Mr Gayler - July 2013
  • The peace and tranquility of the house's location are superb. Collecting water from the spring and picking apricots from the tree in the garden added to the experience as did listening out for the shepherd herding his goats each morning. Mrs Sirianos - June 2013
  • Let’s be honest!? – The drive up to the villa, whilst exhilarating/spectacular at first (and brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘Just popping out to get some milk’!) does become a pain! – IS worth it. The view is wonderful and lives up to the website description. We liked the villa itself very much – it had everything we needed (except couldn’t get BBC World News on the lounge TV). We used the spring water all the time, no problems. The island does provide a classic, unspoilt view of the Greek way of life, and we didn’t encounter any problems/stress wherever we went. Our favourite beaches/bays were: Limnonari – very nice crescent shaped small bay, free parking and free umbrellas/sun beds. Glysteri – even smaller horse-shoe shaped bay. Easy/free parking – 6 euros for beds. Marcia has been wonderful – never known a Rep to be so accessible. Very helpful indeed. Only saw Joanna once – but the villa has always been left immaculate. The last few miles to Ag. Ioannis (Mamma Mia Church) is quite exhilarating – and best to go early – space at the bottom of the road is limited to say the least! Could always buy a postcard instead?! We have had a great holiday – hope you do too! Mr Bradfield - August 2012
  • We have had a fantastic time here at Santa Marina! Gorgeous villa, gorgeous view, gorgeous island! In brief, our recommendations would be: Limnonari Beach Mamma Mia Chapel Milia Beach All in all, we had a lovely stay here and we hope you do too! Mr Alvey - August 2012
  • Have had a brilliant time here in Skopelos, Villa Santa Marina has been a lovely home for the past two weeks and would love to stay here again. Marcia was excellent, really helpful :) Have had a wonderful time here in Skopelos, hope to come again next year! Mrs Hartley - August 2012
  • Excellent 2 week stay. Villa spotless. Very peaceful up here. A trip to the Mamma Mia Church, well worth a visit, stunning! We love Marcia; gives good tips and is there for you if you need her. Have a great time and enjoy. Use water from the springs, it’s lovely. Mr Wilson - June 2012
  No of people 19 May 26 May
Villa Santa Marina 7 14 7 14
2 1,139pp 1,862pp 1,451pp 2,139pp
3 925pp 1,407pp 1,141pp 1,600pp
4 824pp 1,193pp 992pp 1,344pp
  No of people 2 June 9 June 16 June 23 June 30 June
Villa Santa Marina 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,436pp 2,132pp 1,447pp 2,150pp 1,457pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,495pp SOLD
3 1,122pp 1,587pp 1,130pp 1,598pp 1,136pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,162pp SOLD
4 973pp 1,328pp 978pp 1,337pp 983pp SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,002pp SOLD
  No of people 7 July 14 July 21 July 28 July
Villa Santa Marina 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,842pp 3,004pp 1,867pp SOLD
3 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,393pp 2,168pp 1,418pp SOLD
4 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 1,176pp 1,764pp 1,201pp SOLD
  No of people 4 August 11 August 18 August 25 August
Villa Santa Marina 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 SOLD SOLD 1,867pp 3,029pp 1,867pp 2,900pp 1,728pp 2,409pp
3 SOLD SOLD 1,418pp 2,193pp 1,418pp 2,107pp 1,325pp 1,779pp
4 SOLD SOLD 1,201pp 1,789pp 1,201pp 1,724pp 1,131pp 1,479pp
  No of people 1 September 8 September 15 September 22 September 29 September
Villa Santa Marina 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14 7 14
2 1,471pp 2,169pp 1,450pp 2,129pp 1,424pp 1,958pp 1,249pp 1,745pp 1,249pp SOLD
3 1,146pp 1,611pp 1,132pp 1,584pp 1,115pp 1,471pp 998pp 1,328pp 998pp SOLD
4 990pp 1,346pp 980pp 1,326pp 967pp 1,241pp 879pp 1,134pp 879pp SOLD
  No of people 6 October
Villa Santa Marina 7 14

†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

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

Property EOT Licence: 0756K91000409701

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

2-3 guests 1 Group C
4 guests 1 Group D


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).

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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
British Airways offer a buy on board service
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
British Airways offer a buy on board service
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 a buy on board snack service on our London to Corfu flight. 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.

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.

As conditions vary throughout Greece, please ensure you ask for full details at collection, before you sign your car hire contract.

The insurance 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 themselves, 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 £ 2,278

Date of Travel

Departing from
London Gatwick