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- Stylish contemporary villa
- Finished to a high spec
- Beautiful sea views
- Waterside tavernas at Vathy 5min walk
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Meganissi has rapidly established itself as a real Simpson Travel favourite, thanks to its signature relaxed pace and authentic charm that have all but disappeared from many of the larger Greek islands. Conscious of the need to protect this delightful landscape, the locals also seem to have perfected the knack of building traditional stone houses with smart contemporary interiors, and Villa Akoni is a fine new example of the style.
The house is one of a trio of villas, each with its own private pool and terrace, overlooking Ambelaki Bay in the north of the island. You can sit here all day long and watch the yachts coming and going in the bay, but the real beauty of this spot is that it’s walking distance from Vathy. The village sits at the head of a deep natural inlet, a magnet for sailing boats in the summer months, and therefore well provided with cafés and tavernas. If you get here at the right time you can get fish straight from the waterside, but if you miss the boat this is still a wonderful spot to people watch and take a lesson from the locals in the art of easy living. Katomeri, with its very traditional architecture and local tavernas is just a couple of minutes away by car, and the pretty beach of Fanari is only a five minute drive.
- 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
- Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with TV (English speaking news channels), door leads to outdoor terrace/pool
- Kitchen includes oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, door leads to private balcony
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, door leads to private balcony
Lower ground floor
- Twin bedroom with sitting area and en-suite shower room (bedroom can be accessed externally or internally)
- Washing machine
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Outside dining area with barbecue
- Outside living area
- Private swimming pool 4m x 8m (depth 1m – 1.6m)
In October some seasonal tavernas, shops and bars may be closed
- 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): 0831K91000544401
- Preveza airport to Perigiali jetty by taxi or minibus 45min
- Transfers from Perigiali jetty (café and WC located opposite the jetty; average wait time for transfer to Meganissi is 20mins)
- Perigiali jetty to Meganissi by sea taxi 30min
- Fanari beach 5min drive
- Vathy (tavernas, supermarkets) 5min walk
Nidri on Lefkada 40min boat trip from Spilia or Vathy
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*
- 4-5 guests – 1 Group D, Nissan Note or similar*
- 6 guests – 2 Group C, Citroën C3 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.
Group C – 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*
Group D – 1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 2 medium 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 Opel Astra or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 1 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.
For many years we as a family have opted for villa holidays and have experienced packaged villa holidays and bespoke villa getaways. This was the first time we had travelled with Simpson and we believe that we'll be hard-pressed to find another company to match up to them. Although we organised our own flights our Simpson Concierge contact, Rania, was at the end of an email/text to help us through all transfer arrangements, even rearranging our pick up and transfer times (by car and water taxi) when our airline carrier arrived 2 hours late at our destination airport. Plus, after a full days work organising change overs, Rania waited at the quayside for our water taxi to arrive and welcome us and even organised for a local restaurant (Stavros') to cook some food for us to takeaway as they had closed for the night. Our villa (Akoni) was the first villa we had stayed in where the actual place looked better than the website photos. Anyone choosing this place will be in for a treat - it was faultless. Our overriding experience of the location and Simpson in particular is that you really are travelling with a company that cares and carefully chooses it's destinations and is serious in making sure your experience of that place is perfect. This review might sound a bit 'gushing' but our Simpson experience really was more than we could have hoped for.
Rose Brooks, May 2022
We had not been away since 2019 so we booked with Simpsons confident of your high standards. We were not disappointed, and look forward to our next Simpson holiday, having only just discovered Simpsons pre pandemic. Meganissi is a wonderful remote Island. We hardly needed a car, and indeed I walked further, and swam almost as far that week than we drove in the car. I would go off walking with my back pack in the morning and find a pebbled beach, staircase to Jetty, or some rocks, dive in and wallow in the beautiful Agean sea. Then wander home, pick up bread and Croissants in the baker, or we'd have breakfast in the village. We had the odd beer watching the comings and goings of the many Yachts some days...we hired a boat took a picnic and went around the Island at our leisure stopping at a deserted beach for a picnic and swim. Its a yacht's person's haven, and that only adds to the charm. Rania was lovely, and so organised and professional, yet totally unobtrusive.
Anthony Tindal, May 2022
We had a fantastic stay in Meganissi, the third time in five years. We booked a year ago and it has to be said, the pre-booking and pre-departure help and advice from Ed and Holly was wonderful including the PLF for Greece and Covid testing requirements. Reception at Preveza was first class and the transfer to Meganissi was seamless, as was the vehicle pick up at Vathy. It was lovely having Rania on the island for the second year and the villa was first class. Thanks for arranging the boat Rania – a good expedition. UK PLF duly filled in and lateral flow tests successfully completed, after three sunny weeks we reluctantly went home. Another lovely holiday with Simpson Travel who we have been using for well over 10 years. Next year already booked! Many thanks to all of you.
Susie & Jonathan – October 2021
Thank you Simpson Travel for a fantastic holiday. We cannot believe that we actually managed to get away despite all that was happening in the world. We booked at the beginning of the year for an October holiday. Throughout the months you kept in touch with us at all times about the current situation. I did not think we would actually get to Meganissi but when we had the green light I felt that you had done everything to make us feel safe and have a successful holiday. The travel was seamless and before we left the UK the island rep, Rania, had been in touch and it gave me total confidence in all the arrangements. Thank you for everything, Rania, you are marvellous and everything was perfect. You made our holiday special. The welcome pack was delicious and we really appreciated your help and advice throughout the stay. The villa was spotless and everything was as described. We have been away with Simpson before and so it was not a surprise to have a brilliant holiday. I know that your industry is facing impossible times. To all at Simpson in the UK and working around the world, we hope that things improve very soon. Thank you from two of your loyal customers.
Tina and David Ryan – via TrustPilot – October 2020
We've just returned from our 7th Simpson Travel holiday, our 6th in the Ionian Islands, this time our second visit to Meganisi. It couldn't have been more perfect, from the pre-holiday communications and help from both UK head office and local operations headed up by Chris, to the on-island assistance of the lovely Rania who all worked tirelessly to make sure our experience was up to usual Simpson 5-star standards. And it certainly was! The journey was seamless and incredibly safe with the new protocols in place for travel and the island and all the wonderful taverna owners and shopkeepers welcomed us back with open arms, a smile and “yassas”! We felt incredibly grateful to be there; the island was a little quiet but was definitely picking up, and as usual our villa accommodation was spotlessly comfortable and Simpson Travel had thought of everything we needed. A faultless holiday experience, we cannot recommend them enough, and we will return! Greece is open and safe and will give you a very warm welcome.
Sophie – via TrustPilot – September 2020
We’ve just returned from our 7th Simpson Travel holiday at Spilia Bay House and Akoni, our 6th in the Ionian Islands. It couldn’t have been more perfect, from the pre-holiday communications and help from both the UK head office and local operations headed up by Chris, to the on-island assistance of the lovely Rania who all worked tirelessly to make sure our experience was up to the usual 5-star Simpson standard. And it certainly was! The journey was seamless and incredibly safe with the new protocols in place for travel and the island and all the wonderful taverna owners and shopkeepers welcomed us back with open arms, a smile and “yassas”! We felt incredibly grateful to be there; the island was a little quite but was definitely picking up, and as usual our villa accommodation was spotless, comfortable and Simpson Travel had thought of everything we needed. A faultless holiday experience, we cannot recommend them enough, and we will return! Greece is open and safe and will give you a very warm welcome.
Simpson Traveller – July 2020
Overall we had an excellent holiday and the experience at our destination was outstanding.
Mr Jordan – September 2019
Villa Akoni is the most wonderful villa in a splendid location. The large outdoor space combined with the villa's closeness to the wonderful harbour of Vathy made this the perfect holiday choice for us. The villa itself inside was spotless and very comfortable, the bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in when on holiday. Very homely, we would definitely recommend.
Simpson Traveller – June 2019
The journeys to and from Meganissi were on time, comfortable and well organised – the Simpson Travel team looked after us very well – as Rebecca and Nikos continued to do throughout the holiday. The villa was one of the best equipped and furnished that we have stayed in and everything was spotlessly clean and worked! The views from the property were amazing. We enjoyed being in easy walking distance of Vathi, notwithstanding the hill on the way back, and dining in Vathi was excellent. There were excellent walks available from the villa without the need to use a car, many of which included more remote beaches with excellent swimming. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
Roger Sparrow – September 2018
The location of Villa Akoni is superb – amazing views, secluded from the neighbours and such an easy to walk to Vathy and a relatively short drive anywhere. Rebecca, the Simpson Travel representative on Meganissi, is amazing – she was always happy to help with any questions or requests. Chris and Natasha at Preveza also provided a great first introduction to Simpson Travel on the ground – they were so warm and friendly. I will definitely book with Simpson again. It’s about 20 years since I last travelled on a package, always preferring to do my own thing – Simpson Travel has shown me package holidays in a new light!
SG – August 2018
A most stunning service from booking to coming home. Nothing was too much and we had an amazing holiday at Villa Akoni. We will definitely use Simpson Travel again.
Justin – July 2018
Akoni is ideally located with a view of the two lovely bays close to Vathy. The villa is built to very high standards with great views and is very close to the port’s amenities. A short walk takes you to some lovely restaurants and bars which are unspoilt and serve excellent food. An amazing place and tough to beat.
Mr Hatton – October 2017
Meganissi is an idyllic island with breathtaking scenery where you go. We particularly enjoyed the drive to Agios Ioannis via Stravnam and the two local walks around Vathy. We also spent endless hours of pleasure watching the boats come and go from the villa’s balcony. Many thanks to Simpson Travel and Rebecca for a truly wonderful holiday in an excellent villa – we hope to be back soon.
Pat & Richard Jordan – September 2017
A beautiful villa in a fantastic location. This was our third family holiday in Meganissi and this was definitely the villa with the best views. Our teenage children ended up voting for Fanari as their favourite beach – I think it was the reggae beach bar and backgammon that swung it. Rebecca has been absolutely fantastic. We had some very difficult family issues back in the UK at the beginning of the holiday and Rebecca went above and beyond to help us navigate our way through that.
The Massey Family – August 2017
Had a wonderful week here. Thanks to Rebecca for arranging everything so well.
Sue, Mike, Milly and Milla – July 2017
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Local life potters along as it’s done for centuries and there are no bustling resorts on Meganissi, just three flower-filled villages – and yet you’ll still see luxury yachts moored in the harbours. Warmly welcoming, this island is also beautifully unspoilt; its coastline dotted with gleaming white beaches, some accessible only by boat or kayak. Inland, the rolling hills make for wonderful walking country, with shady pine forests and spectacular blue seas beyond.
To complete the picture, we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas on Meganissi.
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