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- Simply Simpson
- Traditional Ithacan house
- Spectacular views
- 3-minute walk to beach
- 10-minute walk to tavernas
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - quite literally if you are lucky enough to be staying at Nitsa’s House. This charming single-storey villa enjoys such breathtaking views across the Ionian to Meganissi and the mountains of northern Greece, that it’s easy to imagine why Odysseus might have undertaken an epic ten-year battle to return to these waters. Though Nitsa’s House, named after the daughter of the family who originally owned it, wasn’t around in ancient times, this magical spot has a timelessness that’s utterly captivating.
There’s an appealing simplicity about this unpretentious little house, just a few metres above the idyllic cove of Kouvoulia. The open plan living space and en-suite bedrooms (one double and one twin) all have doors opening out onto the terrace, ensuring everyone enjoys the same connection with the beautiful surroundings, and creating an easy flow for a relaxed and comfortable escape. Alfresco dining is a joy here but when you’re of a mind to let someone else do the catering, delightful Frikes is just a 10-minute stroll around the headland, boasting some excellent harbourside tavernas, coffee shops and bars. There’s also a well-stocked mini-market, bakery and a couple of gift shops here and for an equally appealing change of scene, the picturesque harbour in Kioni is just a 15-minute drive away.
But ultimately, it’s the sea that will call you away from Nitsa’s House. The gentle sound of the waves lapping against the shore beneath will prove irresistable time and again and a 3-minute stroll is all it takes to bathe in Ithaca’s mythical waters. For snorkelling it’s a dream - and if your day starts early, a dip at sunrise is unbeatable.
- 2 bedroom house (sleeps 2-4)
- Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with TV (English-speaking news channels)
- Kitchen includes oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer
- Double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room
- Twin bedroom (100cms x 200cm beds) with en-suite shower room
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned bedrooms
- Washing machine
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- 4 sun loungers
- Charcoal barbecue
- Parking space below the house
- The property has WiFi connection and can support basic functions such as web browsing and checking of e-mails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control the signal may be affected.
National tourist licence (EOT): 0457K91000423801
- 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 3min walk
- Frikes 10min walk or 3min drive
- Stavros village 10min drive
- Kioni 15min drive
- Vathy 35min drive
- Piso Aetos port 35min 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.
Would normally have travelled to Europe independently but booked a package to Ithaca with Simpson to minimise potential Covid-related disruption. Obviously the island was fantastic but we found the travel organisation from Judith and the rest of the team beyond expectation. Super slick private transfers, luggage carried and met and greeted at every stage made us feel like VIPs. All very easy and stress free.
Simon Goug – via TrustPilot – September 2021
We have used Simpson Travel for 17 years and this year we stayed in Ithaca for the first time and what a wonderful relaxing week we had – just wished we had booked two. As always Simpson excelled and our journey to Greece and back home to the UK were stress free and so well organised from start to finish, which took all the anxieties away. Special thanks to Judith for all her help and reassurances during our stay. Without doubt, we will be back.
Yvonne Tann – via TrustPilot – August 2021
Just returned from two great weeks in Ithaca. After booking and rebooking from last year, all ably handled by Ed, everything went very smoothly. Would thoroughly recommend Simpson Travel as they do offer a very personal service.
John – via TrustPilot – August 2021
I can only praise Simpson Travel for their handling of repeated postponements due to Covid restrictions. They managed everything extremely professionally and fairly. Flying from Manchester (Jet2) was really easy. Airport was much quieter than usual, thus parking and experience from check-in through to departure was simple and straightforward. We had all our paperwork sorted – PLF, vaccination records, etc. and printed copies made it much easier to manage. Entry to Kefalonia was again really straightforward, no undue delays or queues. Transfers to Ithaca also felt safe. As usual, Judi (Simpson’s local rep) was on hand to meet us on arrival. Just love Judi, down to earth but always there to help when needed. Villa was as expected (we've been to the island three times before) and would thoroughly recommend. Overall experience in main town was positive. Did not feel unsafe and face masks warn in all premises. We organised our return Covid test via Judi at local clinic, much easier, quicker (and cheaper) than bringing one with you from UK. We got a printed copy of the test result for our return to the UK. Judi also offered to print out our UK PLF which again made things much easier than faffing around trying to find on phone/tablet. Return trip was just as easy as the outbound one and amazingly no queues at immigration on our return to Manchester. Brilliant holiday, managed well by brilliant company and brilliant rep.
Nick Abbott – via TrustPilot – August 2021
Nitsa's house in Ithaca was lovely; stunning views over the sea and Frikes port a 5-minute walk away. Accommodation of the highest standard and everything prepared to make us comfortable.
Carole Lee – June 2021
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.
* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.
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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