Villa Athina

Lefkada , Greece

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Close to Agios Nikitas
  • Wonderful sea and mountain views
  • 20 min walk to village
  • Cosy and comfortable

2024 Holidays... 2023 Prices

Our 2024 holidays are now priced online and with our early bird promise, you can enjoy December 2022 prices when you book by 31 December 2023. View Price Freeze Terms & Conditions here.

Dressed in beautiful pale golden stone, Villa Athina claims a lofty but unobtrusive position high on the hillside above Agios Nikitas on the west coast of Lefkada. Agios Nikitas is one of the island’s most sought-after villages, with its own pretty beach and enough tavernas to ring the changes for at least a week. It’s a popular spot in the height of summer, but those lucky enough to be staying nearby will find the village quietens considerably as evening falls, so you can enjoy a relaxed stroll around its cobbled streets and traditional buildings as you choose your dinner spot.

Athina’s hillside location gives you two gloriously contrasting perspectives: from the pool area you look out over Lefkada’s rugged, forest-clad mountains, whilst the front patio offers equally wonderful views of the sea in all its myriad shades of blue. There’s plenty of room here to enjoy evening drinks or a barbecue, complemented by the nightly spectacle of a stunning Ionian sunset. The interior is practical and comfortable, with two good-sized en-suite bedrooms located on the main terrace level, and a bright, airy living-dining area upstairs to take full advantage of the view. 

Villa Athina is positioned next to identical Villa Valia, so if you’re travelling in a larger group or as two families then both villas can be rented together. Regardless of your party size, it’s a great base for discovering the full diversity of Lefkada, from centuries-old rural villages to the lively buzz of the island capital and the spectacular west coast beaches such as Mylos and Porto Katsiki, considered to be some of the finest in the Ionian.


Good to know: Villa Athina is having a big makeover this winter, so our guests in summer 2023 will benefit from a range of property upgrades including new beds, linens and curtains, new appliances and a new shower in the master bedroom. New images will be posted as soon as they are available.

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  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)

Ground floor

  • Master double bedroom with en-suite shower room; leads to pool terrace
  • Twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds that can be converted to double on request) with en-suite shower room containing top loader washing machine; leads to pool terrace

First Floor

  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen with Smart TV, DVD player and Bluetooth speaker; door to balcony
  • Kitchen includes full hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee maker
  • WC


  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Twice weekly clean and linen change on arrival and mid-week
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor dining area with shade
  • Chlorine swimming pool 7m x 3m (depth 1m – 2.30m)
  • Parking area shared with Villa Valia



  • 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): 00831K10TK737200


  • Taverna 1min walk
  • Basic shops - Agios Nikitas 20min walk, 3min drive
  • 'Join In' supermarket 10min walk, 3min drive
  • Boat hire 30min drive
  • Aktio PVK airport 45min drive

Car hire

Car options

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 C, Citroen C3 or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group D, Nissan Note or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage tyres and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group C – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group E – Fiat Tipo or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 2 large suitcases & 1 small suitcase*

Group F – Automatic Peugeot 301 or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 suitcases and 1 small suitcase*

Group J – Nissan Juke SUV or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 1 large suitcases & 1 small suitcase*

Group K – Nissan Evalia/Fiat Doblo or similar, 1.5 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

Group L – Nissan Primastar or similar, 1.8 litre engine, 6 medium suitcases*

Group M2 – Automatic Nissan Qashqai SUV 2WD or similar, 1.6 - 2.0 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group N – Automatic Nissan Micra or similar, 1.1 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

* 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.

Villa is very comfortable and one of the best we have stayed in. Cleanliness was incredible. Villa is very well equipped. We can not suggest anything that could possibly improve the Villa. It was just perfect.

Mrs Elizabeth Webb, September 2023

Yiannis our rep was truly amazing in every way. Our time in Lefkada was eventful, a trip to the local hospital followed by our wedding and Yiannis assisted in every way, actually making it possible for the wedding to go ahead! We cannot speak highly enough of him.

Mr Francis Wright, September 2023

We have really enjoyed this villa. One of the best we have stayed in. Lovely having two seating areas outside, one facing west and the other face east, which means you always have sun and shade. Bedrooms very comfortable and the whole villa is spotless due to Maria’s excellent cleaning. She is also very cheerful. Favourite restaurant – Safpo fish restaurant in Agios Nikitas and most interesting restaurant, Rachi – good vibes, hang gliders and good food. Yiannis is incredibly helpful and friendly.

Elizabeth, Ian, Caroline and Andy, September 2023

Extremely good experience throughout the holiday. Yiannis, our local concierge was superb and a mine of information and advice. The villa was spotless and cleaned again mid week. More than enough (matching) crockery and cutlery to not need to use the dishwasher after every meal. Ice cold fridge and a most comprehensive welcome pack which was great as we arrived late on the Sunday. Yiannis had also organised a couple of additional free-from items. Villa Athina has the most amazing views both front and back, is very well maintained and the air-con was most welcome. The TV had a odd blue tinge, but we really preferred to watch the sunsets from the balcony every evening instead. There’s a very steep hill to climb to get to the villa and our hire car struggled to get up it, and it’s your only route to the village. Agios Nikitas is a fabulous town with a very busy beach. All the Tavervas produced amazing traditional food and you could eat at a different one every night and not be disappointed.

Mr Jeremy Dunn, August 2023

First time using Simpson Travel and it’s been wonderful. Yiannis has been a fantastic concierge. He has been so helpful, great recommendations and happy to help in any way he can. Agios Nikitas is a lovely town – great tavernas and a lovely little beach. We hired a boat from Nidri and sailed over to Meganissi and stopped at various places for a swim – fab! The welcome pack at the villa was so thoughtful on our arrival, a lovely touch. The villa is so well equipped. The attention to detail is great – clean and perfect really. We loved the pool and the seating area – it’s just what you need – sun and shade!

The Mitchell family, August 2023

What a beautiful villa and situation. Really impressed with Simpson, everything we needed and all very easy. The views are stunning, whichever way you look! We were looking for a really relaxing break in an unspoilt place and this has it in spades. We ate out every night down the hill and all the tavernas are great (and such good value!) with lovely service. Agios Nikitas reminds us of Greece that we fell in love with 30 years ago.

Emma, Jeremy and Ross, August 2023

Fantastic holiday all round, thank you!

Melanie Mullins, July 2023

Our first time with Simpson and will definitely not be the last. We have been extremely impressed from start to finish with the attention to detail and quality of service. This is now our go to travel company!

Lynne Catchpole, June 2023

First time using Simpson Travel and will never use another company again. We are super impressed with the attention to detail, welcome back, care and support from the company. The villa is spotless! Maria does a wonderful job. Yiannis is such a happy, lovely man, and his suggestions are top-notch! Overall we wanted a villa where we could relax, enjoy the spectacular views and the downtime. I wish we could have stayed longer as this villa really does deliver. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Lynne, Garry & Bethan, June 2023

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.


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    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

Charmingly traditional, Lefkada is an authentically Greek holiday delight fringed by award-winning beaches. The stunning colours of the landscape are a vibrant force of nature; uplifting, brilliant shades of shocking pink, green and translucent turquoise. Central to all this is Lefkada Town, with its pretty car-free streets, excellent choice of restaurants and waterfront bars and lovely bohemian vibe. It is well-suited to both couples and families and Lefkada is an excellent choice for one of our popular kids' clubs.

To make the most of your luxury holiday in Lefkada, we offer a selection of handpicked villas and a stylish adult-only Simpson Hotel so you can enjoy this beautifully relaxing Greek Island to the full.

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