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- A cluster of six 1 and 2-bedroom cottages
- Each with private terrace
- Stunning sea views
- Shared swimming pool
- Nissaki beach and tavernas 3-minute drive or 10-minute walk
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The Saints is our affectionate term for this cluster of six, pastel-coloured cottages overlooking Nissaki beach in north east Corfu. Taking their name from the local Church of the Saints, each little cottage has been individually designed to create fresh, elegant spaces that open onto a private terrace and the most sublime sea views. This kind of outlook sometimes means a trade-off in terms of the convenience of the location, but not here, for the Saints are within walking distance of tavernas, a small shop, a bakery, the beach and beautiful Nissaki village itself. Back at base, service at the Saints includes the assistance of our knowledgeable local concierge.
With its three white pebble bays and crystalline water, Nissaki is one of the most sought-after holiday spots on this exceptionally lovely coastline. Sometimes referred to as old-school Corfu, here you’ll find a relaxed pace and an appreciation of life’s simple pleasures, whether that’s a romantic, waterfront meal at sunset or a gentle potter along the coast in your own little motor boat.
Each cottage at the Saints sleeps either two or four, and all have access to the free-form swimming pool and terrace.
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Cluster of six 1-2 bedroom cottages (for details and images of individual properties please open Cottages tab):
- The Terrace House (sleeps 2)
- Saint Stephanos (sleeps 2)
- Saint Markos (sleeps 2-4)
- Saint Demitruis (sleeps 2-4)
- Saint Mathias (sleeps 2-4)
- Saint Nicholas (sleeps 2-4)
General accommodation details
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air conditioning
- Flat screen TV and DVD player (limited Satellite channels)
- Safe, portable CD player, iPod dock
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Laundry room (shared washing machine for guests only)
- Concierge service
- Breakfast delivery service (payable locally)
- Shared swimming pool 11m x 6m (depth 1m – 2.5m)
- Low walls with some drops
- Some noise may occasionally be heard from a nearby hotel resort
- In Greece, a nominal visitor tax applies, known as the Overnight Stay Tax, which varies depending on the accommodation. During your stay at The Saints, €0.50 per night per cottage must be paid locally in cash and will be collected either by the property owner or our local representative on their behalf.
- 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.
For information and pictures for each individual cottage, please click on the Cottages tab.
National tourist licence (EOT): 0829K122K695300
- Beach 3min drive or 10min walk
- Tavernas/mini-market/bakery 3min walk
- Nissaki 3min drive or 10min walk
- Kaminaki 5min drive
- Corfu town and airport 45min 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 C, Ford Fiesta or similar*
- 4 guests – 1 Group D, Opel Astra 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.
Group C – 1.25 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group L – Ford Focus or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
Group E1 – Automatic Citroën C3 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group E2 – Automatic Hyundai Matrix or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
Group F1 – Minibus Fiat Doblo 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*
Group F2 – Minibus Fiat Scudo 9 seater or similar, 1.5-2.0 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*
Group M – Fiat Tipo Station Wagon or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 3 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.
Loved our cottage – St Mathias at The Saints – very well equipped and fantastic views. The local restaurants were all of a good standard and local supermarket very close by. Our experience was enhanced by our rep, Debbie, who went the extra mile to make our holiday so memorable and her calm manner was very reassuring.
John McNally via TrustPilot – September 2020
Another great holiday at The Saints, particularly at this time of uncertainty due to Covid-19 around the world. Debbie was a constantly welcoming and reassuring presence from the moment we arrived at the airport and throughout our stay. The whole holiday was relaxed and enjoyable, the location and accommodation amazing. We cannot recommend Simpson highly enough. See you again next year.
Richard & Joyce – via TrustPilot – September 2020
We have just returned from a blissful week staying at The Terrace House. This was our sixth holiday with Simpson Travel and our third stay at The Terrace House. Everything was up to the usual excellent standard but special mention should be made of Debbie's helpful and reassuring presence in the office. She is a real asset to The Saints and a great ambassador for Simpson Travel. Part of the charm of The Saints in general, and The Terrace House in particular, is its stylish appearance, modern plumbing combined with features such as the interesting hand-painted 50-year-old Portuguese tiled floor in the kitchen making it unique. Don't ever change it. Despite the difficulties of 2020, the Simpson team made our stay as normal as possible, and thankfully, local shops and restaurants were open and as welcoming as ever.
Timothy Rudge – via TrustPilot – September 2020
We have just returned from a fabulous stay at The Saints in Nissaki Bay. Debbie, our concierge was a total delight and made our stay so enjoyable with all her top recommendations and help. Very professional set up, will definitely use this company again! Many thanks!
Jackie Allison – via TrustPilot – September 2020
Just back from a one week holiday (which we extended to two weeks as everything was so wonderful) in The Terrace House. We have travelled with Simpson since they took over the accommodation in Corfu many years ago and have never been disappointed. All our recommended friends and family say the same. The experience is so good that we just repeat book each year.
Val Swetman – via TrustPilot – September 2020
We have travelled with Simpson many times and have never been disappointed. This year was even more special. We spent an idyllic two weeks at The Saints being looked after by the wonderful Debbie, who as a real asset to the company and is one of the reasons we look forward to visiting again. Everything was organised for our safety and enjoyment, a completely relaxing time.
Fiona Church – via TrustPilot – September 2020
Despite the doom-mongers and even our family thinking we were mad to get on a plane...we did and it was fantastic! Perfect virus antidote! Not once did we feel our safety was compromised. Postponing our planned trip in May, Simpson could not have been more helpful in rescheduling our travels for August/September – with a few tweaks along the way. Our first week was as The Saints in Corfu and we are almost loathed to say how lovely it was, as we may have trouble booking again! Perfect location, amazing views and the on-site concierge Debbie, was fantastic! What a gem...so welcoming, nothing too much trouble and always one jump ahead for anything we needed or wanted to know about. Second week on Paxos at Bay View was lovely too. It was a real contrast to Corfu…busy little port and lots going on! Villy looked after us very well and served a great breakfast under the trees. This was our first trip with Simpson Travel. Don't know how we’ve missed them, as we have done our fair share of travelling over the years. However, we are so impressed with the service, the attention to detail and the people they employ – we have already made a booking for next year…hopefully when the world is back to some normality!
Sue & Peter – via TrustPilot – September 2020
We recently stayed at The Saints and enjoyed the most wonderful three weeks. We were supposed to be coming in May for two weeks and to Kefalonia for a week in June but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to travel at that time. Simpson were excellent in their understanding of the situation and offered us several options with time to think things over. Eventually, we decided to postpone our Kefalonia trip until next year and extended our September visit from two weeks to three. This is our 10th holiday with Simpson Travel and quite honestly, we would not consider any other company for our holiday. The UK staff are very helpful when contacted and also very efficient in sending out information. The Simpson staff in Corfu are great, from meet and greet at the airport to organising any extras you may need. Debbie, the concierge at The Saints, is an absolute gem, so approachable and friendly and does everything she can to make your stay a memorable one. We have already booked two holidays for 2021 with Simpson and cannot wait to return to The Saints in May. Simpson Travel comes highly recommended from us!
Jennifer Onions – via TrustPilot – August 2020
We have just returned from a wonderful week at The Saints, perfectly located and high standard accommodation with panoramic views of the sparkling Ionian Sea and a cracking pool. For those concerned about travelling in the current climate, statistics show Greece has handled Covid-19 incredibly well. And as tourists we found the only noticeable difference to normality was the diligent wearing of face masks and shields by restaurant staff. Beyond that, it was life as normal, albeit with far fewer tourists. Simpson Travel were highly professional in the run up to our departure despite the nightmarish uncertainty for travel firms. On the ground in Corfu, Debbie at The Saints, was very helpful and lovely. Salvage the summer, if you can. Go to Greece and go with Simpson Travel.
Philip Lund – via TrustPilot – July 2020
We had a wonderful stay at The Saints. The location and facilities were excellent, but what made it really special were the Simpson staff, particularly Debbie, who arranged trips, bookings for us, gave us excellent recommendations on places to visit and could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The level of service and warmth of the team really made our holiday extra special.
Ms Wallwork – August 2019
It is great to be able to find a character villa of such quality that is suitable for just two adults, and to have peace of mind that everything is managed for you from initial booking to resort departure. The Terrace House was marvellous with many areas to sit out and enjoy the scenery, both in and out of the sun. The pool was very welcoming though it was not too far to walk down to the local beaches/bays to swim in the sea. The availability of good local tavernas and a supermarket within easy walking distance helped us to decide on this accommodation, and we were not disappointed by any of the ones we tried. Easy to see why the NE of Corfu is the preferred area to stay in.
Sian F – July 2019
This was our first holiday with Simpson Travel and we were delighted! The Terrace House in The Saints was a revelation: a beautiful villa nestling among olive trees with views across the bay from three different terrace. Although The Saints has other cottages, ours felt completely private. We only encountered other guests occasionally at the pool in passing. Every morning we enjoyed uninterrupted views over Nissaki bay and every evening watched the sunset over the hills. Idyllic.
Elizabeth B – July 2019
Debbie and the team of lovely ladies were always helpful and a smile always guaranteed. When it came to arranging anything locally, booking a restaurant or a boat outing, Debbie could be relied on. We absolutely loved the cottage we chose and have already booked it for two weeks next year.
Paul & Emer Clark-Huttont – St Stephanos – June 2019
Simpson Travel continue to maintain the high standards they have always set from the moment you book to your arrival home. First class staff both at home and abroad. Our tenth holiday with Simpson did not disappoint and the level of service received was first class.
David & Tricia Wright – June 2019
Debbie, your Corfu rep, deserves a special mention. She was most helpful, going out of her way to make the stay so enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done in an unflappable, cheerful manner, and with a great sense of humour. She is first class.
J.D. – June 2019
The best cure for flu is a lazy holiday organised by Simpson Travel l- this was our fourth holiday with them but we knew everything would work and it did. Twenty-four hours after arriving flu was gone and we had the relaxing holiday we needed.
M&S Capper – The Terrace – October 2018
The Terrace House is truly magical, peace and quiet with the most beautiful view yet within a few steps of tavernas, shops and a little cove to swim in the sea.
Timothy Rudge – The Terrace – September 2018
As soon as we arrived it was just blissful. Spotless and spacious accommodation with a superb view of Corfu and Albania. Delightful staff on hand but unobtrusive. Good supermarket and bakery and fine restaurants a few minutes away. Excellent walking and sea swimming nearby and handy bus stop to travel both north and south to Corfu town so no need for a car unless you want to tour the island. Boat trips to Albania, Corfu town and Paxos are easy to arrange if you want a change. All in all, it was a truly relaxing holiday.
Ms Round – St Dimitrius – September 2018
Our decision to return to St Markos did not disappoint – another memorable holiday, enjoying spectacular views over the Ionian Sea from our terrace. Joy and Debbie are fantastic – we cannot praise them highly enough for making our holiday so special – thank you.
Ms Robbins – St Markos – September 2018
The Saints is in an enviable location with superb views of the sea and across to Corfu and Albania. Although located on the main coast road, the design of the complex, set behind the church, with the outlook to the south, means that there is no traffic noise at all, yet it is so easy to walk to shops and restaurants, as well as the local beaches. The terrace at St Stephanos has a shaded area with squishy cushions for relaxing, as well as sufficient sun for basking, and the night views with the lights around the coast to Corfu town just kept us outside for hours. The shared pool is large enough and the views from the terraces around the pool are exceptional. It is so hard to leave the complex and explore the island. This coast of Corfu is great if you enjoy sea swimming, as the beaches are pebbly, so the water is crystal clear. A particular favourite of ours is Kerasia, with the one taverna and small snack bar being all that you need for a day on the beach. An added bonus is being able to park on the beach and amble over to your sunbed for the day. A wonderful region of Corfu and excellent accommodation from Simpson Travel.
Deb Cussen – St Stephanos – September 2018
Yet again another wonderful holiday with Simpson Travel, this time at The Saints. Debbie and the rest of the Simpson Travel team were wonderful and the ambience of never fails to meet expectations. We only wish our stay had been for two weeks rather than one.
Mr & Mrs Wright – St Nicholas – September 2018
This was our fourth time staying at The Saints and we enjoy it more every year. The properties are excellent and the recent upgrades with furniture were greatly appreciated. The small newspaper issued every two days is a nice touch and kept us informed with what was happening at home. All in all, another wonderful stay and we are looking forward to our visit next year.
Jenny Onions – St Demitrius – August 2018
We returned to St. Matthias again after a 2-year absence and found it to be still a lovely, relaxing, welcoming home from home. The apartment is spotless and is cleaned three times per week and everything that you could hope for is available – including a welcome basket full of Greek and not so Greek essentials for the first day. Choose from any number of books available to use, surf using the Wi-Fi or use the DVD player and Satellite TV if you prefer. The view is spectacular and we just love it. The Simpson Travel representatives are great and will provide you with local knowledge of what to do, where to go and which restaurants are the best to eat at. Everything is just right – exactly what you expect from a Simpson Travel holiday.
Mr Hessey – St. Matthias – July 2018
A wonderful, relaxing fortnight spent at The Saints, Corfu. Simpson Travel exceeded our expectations – excellent pre-holiday information was provided, flight/car hire transitions were efficient, the in-resort representative was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and the accommodation provided all home comforts. We absolutely loved our first visit to Corfu, highly recommend Simpson Travel and will be using their services for future trips.
The Jones Family – St Demitrius – July 2018
The whole travel and holiday experience was very impressive: the location, the character and the style of The Saints is absolutely brilliant – relaxed, understated elegance – with every little detail well thought out.
Richard Bellman – St Demitrius – May 2018
We sat on the terrace on our last morning at the Saints – the sun coming from around the corner, coffee in hand, silver streaks in the sea. We’ve been staying at The Saints, mainly The Terrace house, for around 30 years – and yes, although it’s been refurbished several times it still retains its original welcome. It’s a haven of calm and comfort. Bev, Joy and Debbie, the local Simpson Travel representatives, can’t do enough to please and are there whenever needed. Our holiday was a mixture of sloth and walking – St Stephanos to Avlaki, Agni to St Stephanos and Kaminaki to Kouloura. Porta to Old Perithia will have to wait for next year!
Lorian & John – The Terrace House – May 2018
We had a fantastic two weeks in St. Markos. A friend came with us this year and she spent her time sunning and swimming in the pool. Arthur and I walked to local beaches and visited tavernas (all were good) and we stayed close by in the evenings. This was out fifth year with Simpson Travel and they always go the extra mile for you. Debbie and Joy, the Simpson Travel representatives, are most helpful and always on hand if needed.
Arthur & Jenny – St. Markos – May 2018
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Corfu. Debbie and Joy, the Simpson Travel representatives based at The Saints, could not have been more helpful and friendly. We found that everything had been thought of and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed from the moment we arrived. The welcome pack provided was really good, and anything extra that we needed was very easy to obtain locally. The cottage itself was very comfortable and the views from the huge balcony and swimming pool were amazing. We will definitely be booking holidays in the future with Simpson Travel.
Paula & Peter Goodman – St Markos – May 2018
We have always found Simpson Travel's website excellent, but nothing can do justice to the views from our wonderful apartment, St Markos – the panoramic view over the Ionian Sea has to be seen to be believed. Such a fantastic holiday we have already booked to return – Joy and her team were exceptional – thank you again Simpson Travel!
Ms Robbins – October 2017
Another wonderful holiday here at The Saints. This is our third time – second in St.Mathias, it really was like coming home! Everyone remembered us, even the lady at the bakery. We very much hope to return again next year. The staff here are very welcoming and knowledgeable, they can help you with anything you need. Hope you enjoy your holiday here as much as we did. Never has two weeks flown by so quickly. We can't wait to return and take in the wonderful view.
Ken & Jenn – September 2017
This was our fifth holiday with Simpson Travel and the third time we have stayed at The Saints. The whole fortnight was just so chilled out and wonderful, we cannot wait to go back next year. Thank you Simpson Travel for another lovely holiday.
Ms Onions – September 2017
The Saints – great location, really comfortable accommodation and brilliant service from the local Simpson Travel team. Just a short journey in the car from Corfu airport, The Saints is located on a hillside overlooking the bay towards Corfu Town, a beautiful view you never get tired of. A great bakery, local shop and tavernas are all within a few minutes' walk, and the small, secluded beaches are easily accessible via a network of footpaths. Our cottage was perfect family accommodation. Both bedrooms were larger than average and it was a joy having a king-size bed and choice of pillows. The welcome pack was the best I've seen – delicious local yogurt and cheese, wine, coffee – in fact everything we needed to get us through the first evening and breakfast until the shop opened. The shared pool is stunning and having the Simpson Travel team on-site meant we could pop in and ask the reps for their recommendations on tavernas/boat hire, etc.
Mrs Bell – September 2017
Simpson Travel is a professional, friendly and experienced company whom we have travelled with many times. They have not let us down and we have some truly lovely memories of family holidays with them. Their attention to detail certainly makes the difference for us.
Mr Weeks – August 2017
Another year being well looked after by Simpson Travel. The location of The Saints is fantastic, unique and hard for other companies, or countries to compete. Thank you.
Mr Handley – July 2017
Excellent knowledgeable staff in Corfu made our holiday. Thank you Joy and team.
Mr Robinson – July 2017
Another glorious week in our favorite place! Everyone welcoming us back like old friends, like Joy and Debbie, source of all knowledge around here and so helpful, booking the boat trip to Corfu Town was brilliant! We had such a good time there, mooching round the little streets. We had a wonderful week, with perfect weather. I'm sure we will be back for a sixth time. We will miss that pool!
Diana & Jim – June 2017
We were made to feel very welcome on our arrival, we loved our accommodation, which was very well equipped. There are fabulous views from the pool area, a wonderful taverna (Vitamins) a few minutes' walk away, run by a lovely family. We had a lovely relaxing time and would highly recommend it. Simpson Travel staff both in England and Corfu were very helpful – thank you.
Mrs Pegnall – September 2016
It was our first time booking with Simpson Travel and we were very impressed. The booking was swift and the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful from the onset. Our rep, Joy, at The Saints where we stayed was so helpful and friendly it really made a difference to our stay to know she was on hand if needed. We would definitely not hesitate to book with Simpson Travel again. In fact it was nice talking to other guests who were repeat guests of the company. We are looking forward to planning our next trip!
Mrs Kedgley – September 2016
Great local beach/swimming area. It was very quiet with clear water, safe swimming and easily accessible on foot. This was a delightful bonus to a very good quality holiday. Thank you.
Ms Almond – August 2016
Fantastic service from start to finish. I can't now imagine using any other holiday company.
Mrs Bendall – July 2016
The Saints, St Markos, has stunning views and Joy, the rep, was extremely friendly and helpful. She recommended a local boat hire company and we had a wonderful day out exploring all the coves inaccessible by car.
Mr Jones – July 2016
My wife and I stayed at The Terrace House at The Saints in Nissaki. The property was extremely comfortable and kept as clean as a new pin by the excellent maid service. And the views from our terrace, our bedroom and also from the shared swimming pool are just to die for!
Mr Hooper – July 2016
This is the fourth year we have used Simpson Travel and as usual Simpson Travel and their staff were brilliant, always helpful and nothing is too much bother. We had another super holiday, thank you.
Mrs Annan – July 2016
An excellent holiday with Simpson Travel. The location at the Saints in Nissaki was perfect – beautiful scenery, lovely cottage which was very well-equipped and lots of peace and quiet. Local shop, bakery and tavernas only a short walk away. The rep was on hand if we needed her (which we didn't). We loved it so much we have already booked to return in September! Thoroughly recommended.
Ms Onions – May 2016
We had a wonderful holiday at Nissaki and loved the charming St Nicholas, tucked into an enclave of The Saints in the shadow of the local church and with breathtaking views of the Ionian. Bev and Joy could not have been more helpful, even sacrificing their own umbrella during a heavy storm. Simpson Travel offers great style and great comfort in their carefully chosen holiday locations. I would definitely travel with them again.
Ms Heaney – May 2016
Thank you. We had a wonderful holiday and didn't want to leave at the end of our two weeks. Simpson Travel staff, from booking to The Saints staff (Bev and Joy) made everything so easy and stress free.
Mrs Wyatt – May 2016
Our recent holiday with Simpson Travel ran like clockwork, from the initial enquiry phone call to arriving back in the UK. We had a car upgrade awaiting us without asking, the welcome hamper was well thought out, the furniture and soft furnishings in the villa were tasteful and comfortable, and the representatives were on hand to assist us with every request we made. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We will return.
Mrs Perry – August 2015
Super location and lovely service, highly recommended.
Mrs Holloway – August 2015
We stayed at The Saints in Corfu and found the accommodation to be first class. Everything is so close at hand – even a bakery! Simpson Travel was excellent – from booking right through to in-resort reps.
Mr Gamble – August 2015
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.
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