Simpson Secret – Epirus Coast

Sivota & Epirus , Greece

Part of the Simpson Secrets collection

Our search for exceptional villas occasionally leads us along the road less travelled to find hidden gems just too lovely to leave behind. Aimed at the adventurous at heart, each Simpson Secret offers a unique take on what a holiday off the beaten track can be.
Simpson Secrets

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  • Stylish and comfortable villa
  • Light and airy
  • Sandy and pebble beach at 30 paces
  • Taverna/shops 5min drive

This Simpson Secret has the spirit of the outdoors, the villa having been designed to maximise views, light and the sight and sound of the sea. From its uncluttered interior, decorated in the blues and greens of the sea and the gardens, handsome terracotta tiles continue straight out on to the terrace with its wonderful views. A barbecue provides the opportunity to cook as well as eat outdoors in this idyllic spot and one of the joys of staying here is that a little path descends to a sand and pebble beach only 30 metres below the terrace.

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  • 1-bedroom villa (sleeps 2)

Single storey

  • Open-plan living/dining room with TV (Greek channels), DVD and CD players
  • Small kitchenette includes full oven, fridge-freezer
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (180cm x 200cm bed)
  • Shower room


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 4.5m x 10m (depth 1.6m – 2.2m), access via pool ladder
  • Simpson Travel representative service by telephone


  • 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): 0623K123K0098201


  • Beach 2min walk
  • Tavernas, shops 5min drive
  • Sivota 1hr drive
  • Parga 35min drive
  • Preveza airport 30min 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 guests – 1 Group B, Fiat Panda or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group B – 1.2 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

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

Group C – Hyundai i20 or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group D – Fiat Tipo or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases and 1 small suitcase*

Group E1 – Automatic Peugeot 208 or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group E2 – Automatic Peugeot 301 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases and 1 small suitcase*

Group F – Cabrio Fiat 500 or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group G1 – Automatic Jeep Renegate Diesel or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases and 1 small suitcase*

Group I – Fiat Doblo 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 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.

Wonderful week! Perfect weather, location, beaches and here before the crowds! Enjoyed our stay in this lovely villa, so special.

John & Lesley, June 2024

The Villa Lygia is in a superb location with direct access to the sea with stunning views. It's a beautifully quiet area and whilst not many restaurants it’s an easy drive to Prevezza where there are some very good places to eat. This is our second visit and this time we had two weeks interspersed with trips to the mountains of Zagoria and the island of Lefkada. Prevezza airport is such an easy airport to fly in and out of and only about a 40 min drive away.

Mrs Michelle King, June 2024

We came in search of peace and somewhere to "chill out" and found it in this wonderful villa, where the only sound was often the waves on the beach below and the warbling of the sparrows as they used the pool as a watering hole, even while we were swimming. We have not done a lot... a trip to Sivota for lunch coupled with shopping was the most strenuous thing we did. We return home perfectly "chilled".

Sue & Mike, June 2024

We flew in with Storm Daniel, so not the greatest of starts. However, we have had a great week. Villa, pool and view – superb! Found access to the pool a little difficult but solved problem by using step ladder! Bed so comfortable it’s a miracle I’m not still in it! Beautiful place, beautiful people.

Shirley & Geoff, September 2023

We have enjoyed staying in this beautiful villa and using it as a base to travel to Parga, Lefkada, Sivota and Kanallaki. We have thoroughly enjoyed waking up and watching the acrobatic dancing of the swallows, so many! The sunsets will last in our memories for years to come.

Julia & Brian, August 2023

This villa is just lovely – sunsets, swifts, and crickets. Our favourite outing was the Acheron river and springs, walking in the cool water was perfect in the heat. We went river rafting and did the zip wire. Both excellent. Sivota is lovely and lunchtime dining watching the boats come and go was lovely.

Peter & Jill, July 2023

We’ve enjoyed our first visit to the mainland after several island holidays and hope to be back in this lovely location soon. The villa is great, we especially enjoyed the wildlife, swallows and house martins by day and bats by night. We followed previous visitor’s recommendations for tavernas and not been disappointed, the fresh fish really is very good. There are lots of things to do and see if you want – we did like the old olive oil factory in Parga, short but very informative and changed our minds about cooking with olive oil – extra virgin from now on! Thanks to Herm for making us welcome.

Andrew & Catrin, July 2023

Thank you to the owners of this beautiful villa for letting us share it for a week, but I just can’t understand why he won’t sell it to us! It’s so well appointed. Off for a week in Paxos, but think I’d have rather stayed here.

Michelle & Steve, June 2023

After a very indulgent holiday of a week in Meganissi and one here, we must sadly head home. What a beautiful, peaceful place this is! We have thoroughly enjoyed the aerobatics of the swallows over the pool and breakfast overlooking the calm blue-green sea. Thank you to all involved at Simpson Travel. Perfect.

Penni & Alasdair, May 2023

What a beautiful place this is! We have thoroughly enjoyed the acrobatics of the swallows over the pool and breakfast overlooking the calm blue-green sea.

Alistair and Penelope Goulden, May 2023

Our third visit to this wonderful serene villa and one we have been looking forward to for a long time. Still enjoyed the panoramic views, ever changing weather and of course stunning sunsets. The swallows visited once again and the fish were still there hiding in the crevices of the rocks for us to discover whilst snorkelling. Looking forward to our next visit already.

Paul and Fiona, May 2023

The final week at the wonderful Simpson Secret was the perfect way to complete our holiday. Another fabulous villa, very private with beautiful views, and an excellent base for visits inland. We loved the pool and the beach at the end of the garden, plus the benefit of easy walking distance to a number of tavernas. A holiday we’ll remember for the sunsets and the feeling that Epiros has retained its Greek identity and still is “the road less travelled”.

Hazel Braund, July 2022

The pool, the view and the privacy really do make this place special.

Ann and Tim, May 2022

Yet another wonderful holiday with Simpson. Friendly villa owner, excellent accommodation and organisation.

Richard Keeling, May 2022

We had a wonderful week split between Lygia and Sivota. Simpson handled it all brilliantly, and Rania, the local concierge was outstanding. Both villas, Simpson Secret – Epiros Coast and Villa Loukas, fully lived up to their billing. In Sivota I would particularly recommend the 'Blue Coast' restaurant, a tip from Rania, and in Lygia there are two excellent fish restaurants, Skaloka and Simos, and we found a good 'meat restaurant' (for a bit of variety) just down the road in the opposite direction at Acrogiali, associated with a decent shop and a quiet camp site. I should also mention how well the car hire was arranged, with someone holding a board to meet us at the airport, and similarly there to find us on our return. Good car.

John H – via TrustPilot, September 2021

We have travelled with Simpson on several occasions, staying in beautiful villas in the Greek Islands and Turkey. They offer a wonderful selection of properties and there is always someone on the team who has had first-hand experience of the area and the villa to help you make up your mind. We have just returned from a trip to Lygia and Sivota. Super villas and beautiful locations, so good that we extended our holiday whilst we were out there. But what really sets Simpson apart from the crowd is the superb customer service that they deliver. From start to finish the Simpson team are professional, helpful, and friendly, without being intrusive and they really go the extra mile to make your holiday special. Our local contact this year was Rania, a true asset to Simpson. Nothing was too much trouble for Rania, she was simply amazing. She personalised our welcome pack to include gluten-free options and fresh coffee rather than instant and when I struggled to organise a supermarket food delivery (as I didn't have a local Greek mobile number) that wasn't a problem, Rania offered to do our shopping for us. Quite simply she removed any stress and helped to make it a wonderful, peaceful and relaxed holiday. We highly recommend Simpson Travel and are sure you will do too once you've sampled what they have on offer.

Janet M – via TrustPilot, September 2020

A lovely villa – very private and quiet. Great access to a beautiful beach. Great position for exploring the River Acheron valley.

Nigel & Jane, September 2019

We had a fabulous time – it was perfect and met our expectations completely. We were left alone to enjoy our holiday in peace with staff only coming twice a week at a pre-arranged time. The people who owned the villa were lovely and met us when we arrived even though we were over three hours late. Views from the property were spectacular – it was incredibly peaceful and the whole area was totally unspoilt. We had the best time.

Joanna Case, July 2019

A fantastic two weeks at this very quiet and peaceful place. Marcia, Blanche and the owner, Tam, are lovely as are the people of Skopelos – very friendly and willing to talk to you.

Jo & Tricia, July 2019

This Simpson Secret was all we hoped it would be. It has a lovely location with superb views. It is magnificently maintained, both in the villa, the gardens and the pool. Yet again, Simpson Travel has come up trumps.

Mr & Mrs Wright, June 2018

A superb location and property with the most amazing views that changed through the day. The secluded and quiet nature of the area and villa made for a most relaxing holiday. Superb.

Mr Hughes, May 2018

Fabulous villa, own pool and our local beach was private and quiet. Local tavernas had lovely fresh fish. We watched the swallows bathing and diving in our pool, even when I was in it. Wi-fi was superb no problems at all. Hope to return again.

Mrs Cuell, September 2017

This Simpson Secret is sublime due to the grounds and the situation – the privacy is wonderful, the location superb and the views marvellous – it is the ideal get-away-from-it-all villa – we spent more time by the pool than we ever have before. The place itself is not a resort – it is a lovely sandy beach with a few tavernas and the menus are all a bit limited – however, with Ammoudia just up the road (20 minutes) has a better choice of food and for the full Greek food choices Parga is only 40 minutes away. The Northern Pindos National Park is a 2-hour drive and is well worth a day out to see the Vikos Gorge and the wonderful villages around it. Overall, a wonderful holiday!

Mr Bates, August 2017

We had another fantastic holiday with Simpson Travel's help! The villa was as lovely as we remembered from a previous visit so we were able to totally relax and recharge our batteries. A trip up the Acheron river by boat to the Acheron Springs was an unexpected delight and well worth the drive. We visited relations staying on Lefkada which was an interesting and varied trip across the flat marshlands between the mainland and the island. Nidri provided us with a lively evening and an excellent meal. The best part of the holiday though was just mooching round the pool and the local beach, eating out in tavernas nearby and enjoying spectacular sunsets. Hard to beat that.

Mr Prince, July 2017

We had a wonderful holiday. The villa was everything we hoped it would be. Fabulous views and complete privacy. Local beach was quiet and the sea was warm and inviting. We will be back.

Mrs Cuell, September 2016

A really brilliant experience from booking to returning home. "The road less travelled" proved to be a lovely villa on a beautiful headland over an almost empty beach with crystalline waters...perfect. Exceptional service on arrival and overall highly recommended. Not cheap but quality speaks for itself.

Miss Bunting, September 2016

Our last day in paradise – it has been the most amazing two weeks we have ever spent! I truly hope you feel the same way when you leave this beautiful place.

Mrs Parvin, July 2015

Another gem from Simpson Travel. The villa, its garden and pool are superb. The view spectacular and ever changing.

Mr Jack, September 2014

An attractive, comfortable villa with a lovely pool and fantastic view, just as advertised.

Mr Wilson, September 2014

The appeal of this villa is its garden, pool, situation and view; in our opinion second to none.

Mrs Prentis, August 2014

Our second holiday with Simpson Travel and another lovely villa. Beautiful situation and we have loved the privacy and peace.

Mr Hodgson, August 2014

What an utter joy it was to arrive on Sunday, 1st June. This peaceful, beautiful villa was just perfect for a two-week holiday relaxing in the sun and visiting a number of stunning places and beauty spots.

Ms Willcox, June 2014

If you want to travel to out of the way places and stay in beautiful accommodation, Simpson Travel will take away all the tedious organisation and planning and leave you to sit back and anticipate a wonderful holiday.

Mr Prince, September 2013

This Simpson Secret on the Epiros coast proved to be an excellent destination. The setting was idyllic and very private and secure. The owner and his son were most welcoming. We would not hesitate to return.

Mr Crowe, May 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.


Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5


  • Location


    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort


    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    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.

Unspoilt Sivota sits prettily in its own natural harbour just across the water from Corfu. A short walk away you’ll find two pristine sand-and-pebble beaches, with more to enjoy on the uninhabited islands offshore. The whole Epirus region lies on the doorstep, ripe for exploration. Take a day to discover the bridges and slate villages of Zagoria, hike the extraordinary Vikos Gorge, taste the best local fizz produced in the Pindus mountains or find out how the people of bustling Parga lived pre-tourism with a visit to its fascinating old olive oil press.

For couples, families and groups we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas and stylish Simpson Hotels to help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Sivota.

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