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- Comfortable welcoming house
- Stunning sea and mountain views
- Light and airy
- Vathy shops and restaurants 5min drive
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This spectacular island boasts some of the Ionian's most dramatic landscapes and it is the view which takes the breath away when you arrive at Neritos House. Overlooking the entrance to Vathy port, the villa takes in all of Ithacs's splendour, including the island's highest peak Mount Neritos and the distant shores of Lefkada and the Greek mainland.
In this splendid vantage point, our well-appointed and comfortable two bedroom home-from-home is very much at one with its natural surroundings and the pretty gardens enjoy blissful seclusion while also giving easy access to the nearest taverna and bar, a mere 3-minute drive away. The small traditional town of Vathy offers many more waterside tavernas and restaurants with good options for grocery shopping and a number of charming craft shops and boutiques. Bathing and snorkelling in the island's legendary waters is easily achieved via the enchanting little beach a 5-minute drive below the property, and there are many other appealing coves and bays within easy striking distance.
Neritos House is a perfect choice for those wanting to escape the pressures of modern living and enjoy a relaxing break on an island that's remained largely unspoilt by the passage of time. It may have evolved a little since Odysseus' day but the fact that people still return again and again suggest its draw is undiminished. For a peaceful getaway in truly magical surroundings, we think it's unbeatable.
- 2-bedroom house (sleeps 2-4)
- Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, TV (Greek channels only), DVD
- Double bedroom (140cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite bathroom (½ bath)
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Private swimming pool 4m x 6m (depth 1.1 – 1.7m)
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.
National tourist licence (EOT): 0830K10000842601
- Kefalonia airport to Sami port by private taxi or minibus 50min
- Waiting time at Sami port is usually short at the port café
- Sami port to Ithaca (Pisaetos) by sea taxi or ferry and depending on the mode of transport the journey will take 40-50 minutes
- Beach 5min drive
- Vathy (tavernas, shops) 5min drive
Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:
- 2-3 guests – 1 Group B, Nissan Micra or similar*
- 4 guests – 1 Group C, Fiat Grande Punto or similar*
* All our cars include full comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. Please note that damage to the undercarriage, wing mirrors, windscreen and tyres is not covered by insurance.
Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*
Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group D – Automatic Nissan Micra or similar, 1.1 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*
Group E – Daihatsu Terios 4x4 Hard Top or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.
This was our twice postponed 2020 holiday and we had a truly wonderful time. During the process of rebooking and reorganising the holiday twice, all the Simpson staff we dealt with were extremely helpful and efficient. Both Ithaca and Neritos House were just as lovely as when we last stayed there in 2013. Yet another wonderful holiday experience with Simpson Travel.
Mrs Bolton, June 2022
We had a wonderful week at Neritos House in Vathy. It was a perfect place to relax and enjoy the tremendous scenery. So peaceful, serene and silent bar the odd vehicle and goat bell! We liked it so much we have booked it again for next year. Judith was a tremendous help, particularly in terms of sorting out and printing all the Covid associated paperwork. Many thanks to Judith and all at Simpson for a terrific experience. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Amanda & Ian – via TrustPilot – September 2021
Another fantastic week in Neritos House on Ithaca. It is our paradise after about ten visits! Judith looks after us so well and the local people are so friendly and welcoming. Weather was wonderful and we had a great stay as usual.
Julie Howieson – via TrustPilot – September 2021
Neritos is a rare gem of peace and tranquillity. We loved it.
The Gills – August 2019
Wonderful break as usual with Simpson Travel. Ithaca is a magical, tranquil and friendly island with breath-taking scenery. Our accommodation, Neritos House, was excellent particularly the outside space and views. The sunsets from our terrace were stunning.
Ms J Howieson – September 2018
What a fantastic villa Neritos House is – with a view that is second to none. We found the privacy excellent and the location too. It seemed that everyone we met could not be nice enough and all were very friendly. Sitting under the stars with a glass of wine was a lovely way to chill at the end of the day. Perfect.
M G Knight – August 2018
Thank you for a lovely two weeks. We have had a wonderful time and I'm sure we will be back. The view alone will live long in the memory. It was a perfect holiday.
Paul & Jasmine – August 2017
When we arrived here, we were truly exhausted and two weeks later we are leaving refreshed and rejuvenated. Our stay here at Neritos House has been truly magical. We love the views, the pool, the privacy, the butterflies. The little touches – thank you for the marmalade and all the other goodies when we arrived. Thanks to Greta and Simpson Travel for making it all possible.
The Dominic Family – August 2017
Although we booked very last minute (the day before flying), Simpson Travel managed to arrange everything required from flights, taxi and sea transfers to run exactly to time and efficiently. The standard of the villa was excellent and the vast majority of the Simpson Travel staff were a joy to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Simpson Travel to everyone!
Mr Luraschi – August 2017
Simpson Travel...you have done it again and again and provided us with a holiday to remember – the house is equipped with everything you need and with the spectacular views by the poolside, simply perfect. You are surrounded by pure beauty and the sound of the crickets, birds and bees. As different as it may be to leave the stunning views you simply must explore this beautiful island. The pool and house were well looked after with our privacy respected, and it's the little touches that made the holiday even more worthwhile.
Andrew & Stacey – July 2017
Recently home from our fifth Simpson Travel holiday, as always the attention to detail was amazing, the transfers (taxi and sea taxi) were seamless. The villa was spotless with nothing left wanting. And the local rep knowledgeable and just a delight. Now...where shall we pick for next year?
Mrs Gratton – July 2017
p>Our first experience of Ithaca was sitting in one of the waterside tavernas watching a Greek wedding taking place. A magical start to a magical week. Our second day was spent as a very lazy Sunday relaxing by the pool and enjoying the wonderful views and atmosphere. We have loved everything about Ithaca – the views, spectacular scenery, the food, the friendliness of the locals. The best day was exploring Ithaca from the sea on a boat – the whole eastern coast from top to bottom. Huge thanks to Greta for her efficiency and knowledge. Our experience from start to finish has been well organised and professional. We will definitely use Simpson Travel again.
Mrs Coode-Bate – September 2015
What a wonderful place to stay. The villa, the views, the perfect peace. The care and attention by Angeliki and the poolman. Many thanks also to Greta for all her help and advice. The walks on Ithaca have been some of the best walks we have ever done. Most of them have been way-marked although we missed some from time to time and blundered about on rocky hillsides and in dense forests, but the views have been truly spectacular. The view from the archaeological site is the most impressive with the whole of Vathy Bay, the north of Ithaca and beyond. We hope to be back to discover more of this beautiful island.
Mr Boot – September 2015
We loved this haven of peace and tranquillity. It has been the most restful holiday we have ever had. Everything we need is here with the most wonderful views. Thank you Greta for your efficiency and advice, and thank you Angeliki and the poolman for keeping everything so clean! Finally, thank you Simpson Travel for turning this into a wonderful week for us in Ithaca!
Mr Goulden – September 2015
We've had a fantastic two weeks in Ithaca. The villa is in a great location. Close to Vathy, but quiet and private. The views are awesome. The beaches: Gidaki has the clearest water and is very pretty. We recommend a boat trip. Filiatro is busy with great jazz. Poli is probably our favourite: lovely beach, great figs and the best calamari! Restaurants: Libretto is the best on the island with outstanding views; Miles (Kioni) and Rementzo are both very good with great food! Thank you Simpson Travel, Greta and Angeline for a lovely holiday!
Mr Honeyman – August 2015
It has been a great two weeks which have gone too fast. A perfect day for us is to have a relaxed morning in the pool, have lunch at one of the fantastic tavernas and hit the beach. Do explore the whole island – it is so beautiful. We loved the restaurants, especially Ithaki Mare, Porto (Vathy), Rementzo (Frikes) and best of all Polyphemus in Stavros. The weather, the scenery, the wildlife, the beaches – all gave us the perfect relaxing break. We hired a boat for the day which was a great fun. Finally, Greta is a mine of information and incredibly helpful.
Mrs Harrison – August 2015
Wonderfully looked after as always. It's hard to imagine a better appointed villa, with such a wonderful view. We will be back! Thank you!
Mr Gateley – July 2015
We had another very enjoyable holiday with Simpson Travel. The organisation around making the holiday a relaxing and enjoyable event is always appreciated. Well done to all.
Mr Thornton – June 2015
Everything we had hoped for. A very friendly welcome from Greta, the Simpson Travel representative, and a very generous hamper of food waiting in the villa. Very private accommodation with a fabulous pool that was cleaned daily in the early hours of the morning, stunning views of a magical island.
Mr Clark – May 2015
Neritos was a lovely house to stay in – we found it peaceful, private and yet near enough to Vathy to enable us to walk to a restaurant every night. Greta was superb and gave great advice on what to see.
Mr and Mrs McLachlan – August 2014
As always we have enjoyed our visit to this beautiful island. Thank you Angeliki and family for your welcome.
Meg and Michael – August 2014
Our second stay at Neritos House. We've enjoyed the wonderful views, star gazing – four shooting stars in one night! Floating in the pool watching the birds swoop down for a drink.
Binns – August 2014
Neritos House is fantastic, especially the view and the pool. We have spent many happy hours relaxing on the terrace with our books and the children have loved the pool.
Jarvis Family – August 2014
Neritos House has great views and is quiet and peaceful whilst being close enough to Vathy to walk into town. The perfect place to kick back and relax. Greta, the Simpson Travel rep, is incredibly helpful.
Ms Gilmore – June 2014
Neritos House is ideally located, just a short ride from Vathy. Views from the villa are exceptional. All the holiday arrangements were carried out very smoothly and our stay was, as always, most enjoyable.
Mrs Murnane – September 2013
Our precious family holiday was perfect because of your attention to detail. Thank you to everyone at Simpson Travel.
Mr Flack – August 2013
Neritos House on Ithaca is a beautiful property situated in a stunning location. Once again Simpson Travel has come up trumps and ensured a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing holiday from which we have have returned with our batteries fully charged.
Mrs Bolton – June 2013
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.
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The fabled land of Homer’s Odyssey and a safe harbour through the ages for Romans, Venetians and Ottomans, Ithaca is historic to the core: a beach holiday destination that comes with an epic story to match its beautiful landscape. The sweeping panorama of Vathy’s bay and a shoreline of eucalyptus-shaded coves give way to undulating hills of pine, olive and cypress groves, whilst timeless rural life plays out in the island’s unspoilt interior, ensuring that Ithaca remains a place to truly relax.
To help you unwind in style, we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas, giving your Ithaca holiday a welcome touch of comfort.
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