Our holiday favourites



With so many beautiful destinations to choose from, how do you find yours? To make it easier, we’ve gathered together our favourite villas and hotels for spring breaks, Easter holidays or a blissful week soaking up the summer sun – or if you’d prefer a personal recommendation, call us on 020 8392 5858. We know our destinations inside out and can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

From the unforgettable beauty of Corsica to the more traditional charms of Skopelos, island life has never been more inviting – or if being right by the beach is your dream, the Apothikes Beach Suites and our Muses Beach Villas in East Crete will be a match made in heaven.

Families and groups of friends will love our comfortable and spacious villas in Provence, Tuscany and Umbria – and if you’re looking for the ultimate in rural tranquillity, Casa al Colle stands out from the crowd with breathtaking views across forest-covered mountains.

Turkey remains an idyllic place to stay – and this year, our hotels are even better value for the same captivating sea views, comfortable rooms and excellent service.

Corsica


  • Villa Granajolo, Porto Vecchio & Bonifacio
    This stylish contemporary villa is conveniently situated 35 minutes north of Porto Vecchio and just a short drive from Pinarello beach and village, where you’ll find various water sports facilities and a good choice of beach-side restaurants....  
    • Stylish contemporary villa
    • Modern décor
    • Family friendly
    • 4 en-suite bedrooms including annexe bedroom (sleeps 8)
    • Private gated pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Short...
    from £604pp
    based on 8 people
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  • Villa Torraccia, Porto Vecchio & Bonifacio
    Villa Torraccia is one of a pair of individual houses located close to the village and sandy bay of Pinarello. The village is small and family friendly, offering sailing, diving and boat hire in the main season, and a surprisingly wide choice of...  
    • Family friendly villa
    • Private gated pool
    • Modern décor
    • 4 en-suite bedrooms (sleeps 8)
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Annexe...
    from £610pp
    based on 8 people
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  • Villa Laetitia, Porto Vecchio & Bonifacio
    With its huge heated pool, far-reaching mountain views and generous interior space, the pastel-pink Villa Laetitia is an excellent choice for a large or extended family gathering. The most impressive views are from the first floor, where you’ll...
    • New For 2017
    • Elegant spacious villa
    • Large private heated pool
    • Ideal location
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Close to San Cyprien...
    from £615pp
    based on 10 people
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  • Villa U Casone, Calvi & The Balagne
    A show-stopping villa with jaw-dropping views, U Casone is the sort of place that you just never want to leave. Supremely high spec yet elegantly understated, this villa combines the very best in tasteful contemporary style with a commanding...
    • New for 2017
    • Simpson Exclusive
    • Exceptionally stylish villa
    • Stunning mountain and sea views
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Great...
    from £678pp
    based on 10 people
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Mallorca


  • Ca Na Fustera, Pollença & Puerto Pollença
    New for 2017, the beautiful Ca Na Fustera presides over a huge garden in the heart of Mallorca – and, with more than a touch of hacienda chic combined with a few oriental touches, it makes a unique style statement for an extended family...
    • New for 2017
    • Stylish converted farmhouse
    • Family friendly with gated swimming pool
    • Spacious grounds and gardens
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Private swimming...
    from £337pp
    based on 10 people
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Greece


  • Apothikes Beach Suites, Crete
    These four charming suites sit just steps away from Ferma beach, screened by tamarisk trees for privacy and furnished with a wooden walkway leading directly from suite to sea. Located on the south east coast between Ierapetra and Makriyialos,...
    • New for 2017 
    • 4 comfortable self-catering suites
    • Magical beachfront location
    • On Crete's unspoilt southern shore
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 2-4)
    • Complimentary...
    from £579pp
    based on 4 people
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  • Cavo Mare Villas – Villa Meltemi, Zakynthos
    High above the turquoise Ionian Sea, Cavo Mare – Villa Meltemi enjoys stunning views and it’s the least you’d expect from such a memorable abode. Sleek design meets cutting edge technology at every turn, resulting in a spacious...
    • New for 2017
    • Luxury villa, state-of-the-art design
    • Idyllic sea views
    • Close proximity to all amenities
    • Short walk to beach
    • 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
    • Private...
    from £700pp
    based on 6 people
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  • Cavo Mare Villas – Villa Thalassa, Zakynthos
    A combination of cutting-edge technology and contemporary design, three-bedroom Cavo Mare – Villa Thalassa is a spacious 132m2 abode of pure luxury with stunning views across the sparkling Ionian Sea. With room enough for up to six...
    • New for 2017
    • Luxury villa, state-of-the-art design
    • Idyllic sea views
    • Close proximity to all amenities
    • Short walk to beach
    • 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
    • Private...
    from £700pp
    based on 6 people
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  • Villa Vangelio, Crete
    Standing on a wide hilltop, rising between two gorges, Villa Vangelio one of three detached private villas with views encompassing the diverse beauty of Crete and perfectly positioned for exploring both the north and south coasts. The area enjoys...
    • Detached hilltop villa
    • Private swimming pool
    • Air-conditioned living area
    • Spectacular sea and mountain views
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 3)
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Taverna 20min...
    from £735pp
    based on 3 people
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  • Indigo, Sivota
    Indigo sits sit high on the hillside above Mikri Ammos beach, a lofty position that delivers a killer combination of beautiful views and cooling sea breezes. It’s hard not to feel the teeniest bit smug sitting here, drink in hand, as the...
    • Stylish contemporary villa
    • Stunning panoramic views
    • Private swimming pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
    • Air-conditioned on ground floor
    • Beach 10min...
    from £736pp
    based on 6 people
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  • Laurus, Corfu
    Laurus is the central house of three adjoining old properties along the pretty path under wisteria-covered arches that forms the central walkway in Rou. Immaculately decorated and furnished, its pale colours and natural textures create a light...
    • Small and intimate house
    • Light and restful
    • 2 air-conditioned bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite)
    • Private plunge pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Air-conditioned car...
    from £742pp
    based on 4 people
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  • Lavandula, Corfu
    Lavandula stands in the perfect location at the top end of the estate to really enjoy the stunning views that Rou has to offer. It was newly built when the village was restored but its style is sensitively in keeping with the other properties,...
    • Authentic new house
    • Built in Rou style
    • Delightful walled courtyard
    • 3 air-conditioned bedrooms
    • 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite)
    • Private plunge pool
    • Complimentary...
    from £750pp
    based on 6 people
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  • Kouloura Harbour View, Corfu
    This spacious, classically styled villa enjoys a stunning location with hypnotic views over picturesque Kouloura (the most photographed harbour in Corfu) and across the sea to the mainland. Many idle hours can be spent on the terraces and balconies,...
    • Wonderfully positioned villa
    • Overlooking Kouloura Harbour
    • Stunning views
    • Spacious, modern and bright
    • 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Air-conditioned...
    from £776pp
    based on 6 people
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  • Vasiliki Cottages – Katsiki, Lefkada
    The first thing you’ll notice about this rather romantic new cottage is the view. Perched on the hillside above Vasiliki, Katsiki is an immaculate studio house looking out over green hills to the brilliant blue of the Ionian and all the way...
    • New for 2017
    • Romantic cottage just for two
    • Mesmerising sea views
    • Stylish interiors
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Spacious outdoor space
    • Private swimming...
    from £786pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Spilia Bay House, Meganissi
    The bliss of Meganissi is its understated luxury – pristine pebble coves, blue seas and villages peeking out from behind terracotta pots of flowers; Spilia Bay House captures its essence perfectly. The contemporary living spaces are...
    • New for 2017
    • Stunning sea views
    • Walking distance to Spilia Beach
    • Modern interiors
    • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)
    • Short stroll to Spartachori and...
    from £791pp
    based on 4 people
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  • Vasiliki Cottages – Mylos, Lefkada
    The first thing you’ll notice about this rather romantic new cottage is the view. Perched on the hillside above Vasiliki, Mylos is an immaculate 1 bedroom house looking out over green hills to the brilliant blue of the Ionian and all the...
    • New for 2017
    • Romantic cottage just for two
    • Mesmerising sea views
    • Stylish interiors
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Spacious outdoor space
    • Private swimming...
    from £805pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Vasiliki Cottages – Kathisma, Lefkada
    The first thing you’ll notice about this rather romantic new cottage is the view. Perched on the hillside above Vasiliki, Kathisma is an immaculate studio house looking out over green hills to the brilliant blue of the Ionian and all the...
    • New for 2017
    • Romantic cottage just for two
    • Mesmerising sea views
    • Stylish interiors
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Spacious outdoor space
    • Private swimming...
    from £817pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Loggos View House, Paxos
    Paxos keeps on surprising us with charming villas that offer just the kind of holidays our guests love – and this newly built two-bedroom house, currently being finished, is no exception. It’s the perfect combination of comfortable interiors...
    • New for 2017
    • Delightful and charming villa
    • Light and airy
    • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)
    • Loggos 20min walk or 2min drive
    • Air-conditioned car included
    from £848pp
    based on 4 people
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  • Muses Beach Villas – Erato, Crete
    Crete is often cited as the best of all the Greek islands for a beach holiday, and whilst there are quite a few contenders for that accolade, we think that these wonderful new contemporary villas are an unbeatable choice for any beach-loving...
    • New for 2017
    • Beachfront location
    • Authentic Crete
    • Taverna 3min walk (offers delivery service at no extra charge)
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Private swimming...
    from £850pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Blue Infinity, Sivota
    A masterclass in elegant, contemporary design, Blue Infinity is also something of a rarity in lovely Sivota, a destination for sun-lovers, history buffs and walkers, where top-notch two-bedroom villas are in short supply. However, it’s more...  
    • Stylish contemporary villa
    • Brand new
    • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)
    • Stunning sea views
    • Private swimming pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Air-conditioning
    • Beach...
    from £864pp
    based on 4 people
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  • Villa Santa Marina, Skopelos
    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...
    • Charming and characterful villa
    • Stunning Skopelos Bay views
    • Private swimming pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)
    • Air-conditioned
    • Stafilos Beach 12min...
    from £879pp
    based on 4 people
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  • Villa Kanaris, Skopelos
    This charming little house is a hidden gem, tucked away down an unmade road and surrounded by olive trees for further seclusion. Recently renovated by a local Skopelos family, the property is a comfortable home-from-home, having retained all of...
    • Hidden traditional cottage
    • Beautiful sea and mountain views
    • Private swimming pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • 2 air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeps 4)
    • Beach 10min drive
    • Tavernas/shops...
    from £879pp
    based on 4 people
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  • Muses Beach Villas – Cleo, Crete
    Crete is often cited as the best of all the Greek islands for a beach holiday, and whilst there are quite a few contenders for that accolade, we think that these wonderful new contemporary villas are an unbeatable choice for any beach-loving...
    • New for 2017
    • Beachfront location
    • Authentic Crete
    • Taverna 3min walk (offers delivery service at no extra charge)
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Private swimming...
    from £900pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Villa Geraki, Skopelos
    A comfortable, attractive villa, within walking distance of the sea, is many people’s idea of a perfect holiday. Villa Geraki is just a short stroll from Panormos, one of Skopelos’ most beautiful beaches, with its stunning turquoise waters and...
    • Delightful villa
    • Close to beach
    • Private swimming pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • 2 air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeps 4)
    • Country views
    • Beautiful private gardens
    • Beach...
    from £945pp
    based on 4 people
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  • Arpaki Cottage, Skopelos
    This delightful country cottage, reached by a private track, is shaded by a beautiful Mediterranean oak. The upper balcony is almost a room in itself, a peaceful place to read or relax under the oak’s branches. Arpaki is an appealing...
    • Charming and peaceful cottage
    • Shaded terraces with sea and countryside views
    • Private swimming pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • 1 air-conditioned bedroom (sleeps 3)
    • Beach 15min...
    from £948pp
    based on 3 people
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  • Bay Cottage, Crete
    At the heart of Arosmari Village Hotel Set and slightly back from its near neighbour, Bay enjoys a delightful vine-covered terrace within the courtyard garden it shares with Fennel.  Although the smallest of the cottages, there is no shortage of...
    • Adults/couples only
    • Delightful village hotel
    • Beautiful tranquil gardens
    • Majestic views of the White Mountains
    • 1 or 2 air-conditioned bedrooms
    • Swimming...
    from £949pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Muses Beach Villas – Thalia, Crete
    Crete is often cited as the best of all the Greek islands for a beach holiday, and whilst there are quite a few contenders for that accolade, we think that these wonderful new contemporary villas are an unbeatable choice for any beach-loving...
    • New for 2017
    • Beachfront location
    • Authentic Crete
    • Taverna 3min walk (offers delivery service at no extra charge)
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Private swimming...
    from £950pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Olivia Cottage, Skopelos
    Olivia Cottage is situated amongst fields and olive groves, in an ideal position close to the beautiful Stafilos Beach. This is one the island’s best known beaches, a wide bay of crystal clear water in a pretty, green setting with two...
    • Ideally positioned cottage
    • Country views
    • Private swimming pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • 1 air-conditioned bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Stafilos Beach 5min drive
    • Skopelos Town 5min...
    from £997pp
    based on 3 people
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  • Muses Beach Villas – Urania, Crete
    Crete is often cited as the best of all the Greek islands for a beach holiday, and whilst there are quite a few contenders for that accolade, we think that these wonderful new contemporary villas are an unbeatable choice for any beach-loving...
    • New for 2017
    • Beautiful beachfront location
    • Comfortable and contemporary
    • Taverna 3min walk (offers delivery service at no extra charge)
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Private swimming...
    from £1,000pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Vainas House, Skopelos
    Half-hidden along a winding track between plum and fig trees is this 100-year-old cottage with a wonderful view overlooking the Aegean, framed by headlands of olive and cypress trees with glimpses of distant mountains. Vainas is full of...
    • Delightfully positioned house
    • Bright and stylish
    • Private swimming pool
    • Complimentary wifi
    • 2 air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeps 4)
    • Sea views and private gardens
    • Beach 20min...
    from £1,129pp
    based on 4 people
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  • Vasiliki Cottages – Afteli, Lefkada
    The first thing you’ll notice about this rather romantic new cottage is the view. Perched on the hillside above Vasiliki, Afteli is an immaculate one-bedroom house looking out over green hills to the brilliant blue of the Ionian and all the...
    • New for 2017
    • Romantic cottage just for two
    • Mesmerising sea views
    • Stylish interiors
    • 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Spacious outdoor space
    • Private swimming...
    from £1,182pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Gardenia Cottage, Skopelos
    Gardenia Cottage is known affectionately as The Chicken House, after the fortunate birds that lived in the gardens while it was the weekend cottage of its wonderful owners Adonis and Elva. The chickens now happily roost elsewhere, and the house...
    • Traditional renovated cottage
    • Private swimming pool
    • Beautiful sea and mountain views
    • Complimentary wifi
    • 1 air-conditioned bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Beach 20min drive
    • Tavernas/shops...
    from £1,249pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Flora Cottage, Skopelos
    Flora Cottage is a peaceful hideaway for two with a terrace for sitting out and a path winding through a pretty garden to the swimming pool below. Stunning views across the hills, the terracotta roofs of Skopelos Town and the island’s rocky...
    • Beautifully positioned cottage
    • Stunning views
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Private swimming pool
    • 1 air-conditioned bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Beach 20min drive
    • Skopelos Town 10min...
    from £1,249pp
    based on 2 people
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Turkey


  • Villa Neptune, Kalkan
    The interiors are contemporary with white walls and plenty of light, whilst the comfortable terrace furniture allows for lazy relaxing days gazing across Kalkan Bay. The spacious terrace is also an ideal spot for an evening aperitif before...
    • Sought-after location
    • Stunning sea views
    • Private infinity swimming pool
    • Air-conditioned
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Stylish interiors
    • Short walk to...
    from £446pp
    based on 10 people
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  • The Pasha's Retreat, Dalyan
    Once in a while we discover a project with huge potential – one that is difficult to turn down. The Pasha's Retreat is just such a project and is the work and dedication of one man, Omer Irmak, who goes back to our Simply Travel days in...
    • Outstanding character
    • 300-year-old restored house
    • Wonderful country views
    • Private and peaceful
    • 3 air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeps 6)
    • Close to...
    from £448pp
    based on 6 people
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  • Villa Buse, Kalkan
    The Turquoise Coast is known for its stylish accommodation and Villa Buse lives up to all expectations. From the understated luxury of the interiors to the well-equipped kitchen, the attention to detail is impressive – and the views even more...
    • Stylish villa
    • Stunning views
    • Walking distance to Kalkan
    • Ideal for large families or groups of friends
    • 5 en-suite bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Air-conditioned
    • Complimentary...
    from £461pp
    based on 10 people
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  • Korsan Suites, Kalkan
    Special Offer: Book now to receive a complimentary bottle of wine and fruit platter delivered to your room twice a week throughout your stay. Luxury, style, location and service are all key ingredients to what we believe makes a perfect...
    • Luxurious and stylish hotel
    • Close to Kalkan
    • Stunning views
    • 2 and 3 bedroom suites
    • Private terrace Jacuzzis
    • Swimming pool
    • Room service available
    • Breakfast...
    from £490pp
    based on 6 people
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  • Kalkan Regency, Kalkan
    All Regency residents are treated to a complimentary Turkish bath (Hamam), during their stay. Please make sure to book your preferred times and days, as the Hamam is quite a popular feature of Kalkan, and can get crowded with large families at...
    • Couples/adults only
    • Families welcome in school holidays
    • Stylish boutique hotel
    • 41 rooms
    • Walking distance to Kalkan
    • Family run with exceptional service
    • Stunning...
    from £655pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Sakli Ev, Islamlar
    The subtle charms of Islamlar are beginning to be recognised by discerning couples looking for an authentic Turkish experience in picturesque surroundings. Sakli Ev is unique, off the beaten track and with stunning views. This romantic...
    • Romantic and stylish villa
    • Beautiful sea views
    • Air-conditioned
    • Complimentary wifi
    • One bedroom (sleeps 2)
    • Large private swimming pool
    • Restaurant 5min...
    from £800pp
    based on 2 people
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  • Return economy flights (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