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- First Simpson Hotel on Lefkada
- 10 stylish and contemporary suites
- Adult Only
- Mesmerising sea views
- Short walk to village and tavernas
- Lefkada Town 15min drive
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Three things really set Lefkada apart. The unbelievable blue of its waters, the majestic beauty of its forested mountains and the authenticity and charm of its towns and villages. And we couldn’t be more delighted to have found a spot that celebrates all three. Our first Simpson Hotel on Lefkada is an ultra-stylish, adult-only retreat, standing proudly in the hills above the east coast, with spectacular views across the sea to the Greek mainland and situated just a 10-minute stroll from one of the prettiest little villages on the island.
The ten contemporary Katouna Suites have been designed with real flair and imagination. Cut cleverly into this dramatic landscape, all our generous and sophisticated suites have a terrace or balcony overlooking the dazzling waters, and are beautifully appointed, with sumptuous beds and luxury fittings. And if you are looking for something above and beyond, the two magnificent penthouse suites offer unbeatable panoramic views and are extremely spacious, both inside and out.
The pleasant reception leads to a cool seating area and library; for browsing or selecting that perfect holiday read, and our Simpson Concierge is on hand to help you book boat trips, make dinner reservations or point you towards one of the islands many idyllic beaches. And if you are in need of a little pampering, the hotel also has a treatment room with massage available on request.
Outside, clever landscaping creates different levels in the gardens and there are steps down to the simply glorious 23-metre infinity pool and surrounding terrace. Lying here and admiring the view from one of the elegant cabanas is simply heavenly. The poolside bar has an easy, laid-back vibe, serving drinks and snacks throughout the day and into the evening, striking the perfect note for relaxation.
Katouna itself is a very special village. Just a 10-minute stroll from the hotel, it has a delightful church, small central square and two family-run tavernas serving local specialities. It is easy to fall in love with this tranquil spot, immersing yourself in the slow pace of life that the locals enjoy year-round but if you are looking for something more, Katouna Suites are superbly situated. Lefkada town is just a 15-minute drive away and is a vibrant and enticing place for shopping and dining, with an excellent choice of restaurants; some by the water, others tucked away amongst the lovely cobbled streets in the centre of town.
The nearby beach in Lygia, just a 10-minute drive away, is quiet and low-key whilst a little further south in Nikiana, the coastline is more developed and offers a more luxurious choice of beachside bars and restaurants. Pretty Agios Nikitas and the famous beaches of the west coast are also very accessible and a drive up through the mountains to enjoy a Lefkada sunset is an unmissable experience.
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- 10 rooms and suites
- Top floor – Katouna and Athani Penthouse suites 47m², each with front balcony at least 12m²
- Third floor – Lygia suite 42sqm and Rahi suite 48m², each with 12m² front balcony
- Second floor – Poros suite 42sqm and Karya suite 48m², each with 12m² front balcony
- First Floor – Nikiana suite 42sqm and Lazarata suite 45m², each with 38m² front balcony
- Ground floor – Alatro and Desimi junior suites 38m², each with 18m² front terrace
- Adult Only (18 years or older)
- Concierge service
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Daily breakfast included
- Snack bar
- Book exchange library
- Laundry service (payable locally)
- Spa with massage treatments (payable locally)
- Salt-filtered swimming pool 23m x 10m(depth 1m – 1.85m)
- Some suites and communal areas are accessed by several flights of stairs, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
- In Greece, a nominal visitor tax applies, known as the Overnight Stay Tax, which varies depending on the accommodation. During your stay at Katouna Suites, €0.50 per night per suite must be paid locally in cash and will be collected either by the hotel owner or our local representative on their behalf.
All suites (see separate Suites tab for individual details and photographs)
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Furnished terrace or balcony
- 1.60m – 1.80m double beds
- Walk-in shower
- Bluetooth speaker
- Complimentary bathroom products
- Bathrobe and slippers
- 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle and Nespresso machine (some pods included for your arrival)
- 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): 1101359
- Tavernas (Katouna village) 10min walk
- Nearest beach and boat hire (Lygia) 7min drive
- Lefkada town 15min drive
- Nydri town 20min drive
- Preveza airport 40min drive
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 C, Citroen 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 – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group D – Nissan Note or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*
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*
* 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.
Had a great two weeks at Katouna Suites. The location of the hotel was superb – never tired of that view! Really enjoyed getting to know the island. Took some excellent walks, snorkelled at some lovely beaches and ate some delicious food – what's not to like! Also made a day excursion to the wetland area on the mainland which was really interesting (albeit pretty rustic!) and saw lots of wildlife. Maria and Panyotta and the rest of the staff were great and always available for a chat and provide some advice. Panyotta is definitely the Greek Emma Raducanu and kept the wasps from our table at breakfast with her accomplished backhand with the electric tennis racquet! Many thanks to Karen and John who were very helpful and provided excellent advice and suggestions. All in all, an excellent time.
Simon Glenister – via TrustPilot – September 2021
We had a wonderful few days in the Katouna Suites! So luxurious with amazing views! Karen and John were great and helped with suggestions of where to eat and where to visit combined with a wicked sense of humour! Maria and Panyotta were brilliant at serving breakfast but Maria excelled at canapés with our drinks! Absolutely delicious! Loved our stay in Lefkada and thought the town full of history and amazing restaurants! We will definitely be back to Katouna Suites!
Susie Hall – via TrustPilot – September 2021
We stayed at Katouna Suites in early September. The view from these quality suites is truly outstanding. You will never tire of watching the house martin’s taking an early morning dip in the pool while you enjoy breakfast. Our suite on the second floor was spacious with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The lovely Maria, along with the breakfast staff, made sure all our needs were catered for, including our gluten-free dietary restrictions. We were very grateful to Maria who acts as an on-site manager solving problems and booking restaurants and taxis with a cheerful can-do attitude. She is a real asset to Katouna Suites. The Simpson concierge team of Karen and John also added so much to our trip giving us plenty of top tips throughout our stay. We tried many of their recommendations. We also mentioned that we were nervous of driving the mountain roads so arranged for an island tour with the truly inspirational Hazel. Dedicated to sustainable tourism and giving back to the locals, Hazel took us to the forgotten mountain villages navigating the hairraising driving with ease and confidence. We provided a much-needed source of tourist income and learnt so much about Lefkada life from her. We are so grateful to John and Karen for arranging the day for us. It was a highlight of our stay. Katouna Suites is well situated for the very good local taverna within walking distance and other restaurants on the island. We really like Thymari in Lefkada town and Seven Islands for its waterside setting. There is huge potential to do more at Katouna itself. The bar area is a bonus and if a barbecue had been arranged we would have definitely been up for that. As it was we enjoyed the sunbeds during the afternoon and Maria’s impressive canapés with every drink order. I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed with a stay at Katouna and we really connected with this relatively little known island.
Krishna Anand – via TrustPilot – September 2021
We have just returned from a holiday at Katouna Suites in Lefkada, a hotel enjoying the most stunning views. This is another excellent and beautifully appointed Simpson adult only hotel, ideal for exploring both the coast and the interior of this very pleasant island, and only a 40-minute drive from Preveza airport. The island boasts a variety of bays and beaches, as well as inland villages, and has lots of very fairly priced tavernas offering delicious Greek cuisine. The team at the hotel is headed up by the bubbly Maria, and nothing is too much trouble for them, or the very helpful concierges, Karen and John. The overall experience is excellent, with very easy access to both the local village of Katouna, with its traditional family taverna, and a 5-minute car ride down the hill to Lygia, with atmospheric waterside tavernas. Well worth a visit…
John & Jane Reynolds – via TrustPilot – September 2021
I just wanted to say a big thank you to all the Simpson Travel team for enabling us to have such a lovely holiday. Everything was seamless, the support excellent and the hotel fabulous. The little touches – checking in with us bringing round snacks – went a long way. Thank you.
Naomi – September 2020
Our return flight was affected by the Thomas Cook insolvency. Despite the CAA problems and substantial delay, the Simpson team were terrific and managed to get us home later the same day. Apart from that glitch, Katouna and the team were wonderful and we had a relaxing and enjoyable break. Lindsay, Maria and Stephanie stood out for providing fabulous and welcoming service.
Ralph N – September 2019
Simpson gave us a wonderful holiday yet again. Katouna Suites were wonderfully designed and excellently situated. But most of all we would like to thank Lindsay Ross who couldn't have been more helpful, and all the very friendly staff. Simpson has to be the best!
Roger & Jacky – September 2019
This new Simpson hotel has stunning views both from the suites and the pool area. The design is modern and the décor in our suite (Rahi) was open plan which we liked with a small kitchenette area in the middle. The bed was very comfortable and the walk-in shower and bathroom area were of a high quality of fixtures and fittings. Two tavernas within walking distance but car needed to access the beaches. The breakfasts were excellent quality as was the food available at the restaurant. All the staff were excellent. A lovely area and would thoroughly recommend Katouna Suites.
Karen – September 2019
Katouna Suites and Lefkada are the perfect chill-out location. Lindsay and the team really looked after us. Waking up to the wonderful views every morning was the perfect start to every day.
Edward & Sarah Westall – September 2019
The new Katouna Suites on Lefkada island set the bar even higher for Simpson holidays! Where can we find anything like this next year as we rarely go back? The views are remarkable and the design and luxury of this new property are simply awesome! We had the Lazerata Suite which has a huge balcony with sofas and sun loungers. The breakfasts were delicious and lunchtime and evening meals were very good. The midweek barbecue was excellent fun. Our fellow guests became good friends and we enjoyed the excellent support of Lindsay, Maria and the team. Katouna is a major new addition to the Simpson portfolio and considering how recently opened it is, it flows beautifully and will be a flagship hotel in the years ahead. We challenge the team to find us something as good for September 2020!
Jeremy & Rachel Taylor – August 2019
We had a glorious two week holiday at Katouna Suites .Our room was wonderful with a spectacular view and extremely comfortable bed. Lindsay and her team were very friendly, efficient and could not have done more for us. We were able to walk to the two local tavernas where we enjoyed typical Greek food and wine. All in all a very relaxing time.
Ian & Gill – August 2019
Our two week stay at Katouna Suites was our fourth holiday with Simpson Travel and was the best so far. We loved the relaxed vibe of Lefkada. There was plenty to do on the island if you wanted to or you could do nothing except relax by, and swim in, the beautiful pool. The views from the hotel across the water to mainland Greece were stunning as was the hotel itself. The hotel team were brilliant – all were friendly, efficient, professional and knowledgeable. Two lovely tavernas were a 10-minute walk away, both served great food and we spent several memorable meals there with some of our fellow Katouna guests.
Elspeth & Alistair – August 2019
A stunning location and wonderful staff who made us feel so welcome. Lindsay and her team are a credit to Simpson and should be commended for their warm and generous hospitality. The Spa treatments were also amazing!
Mr & Mrs Eckstein – August 2019
This was our first holiday with Simpson Travel, we have since come to realise that they have an excellent reputation and customers constantly book through Simpson year after year. Following our recent experience over a 2-week period, we can easily see why they have built up such a loyal following. Katouna Suites is a brand new hotel which ticked the very high standards and criteria we were looking for. The Simpson representative, Lindsay, looked after us very well, booking many things for us at short notice, nothing seemed too much trouble even if it was her day off. Also the owner and the staff at the hotel were extremely pleasant. I would say the Katouna Suites and the Simpson service together are flawless.
Mr Spriggs – August 2019
Superb location with spectacular views. Caring, helpful and nothing too much trouble for hotel staff and rep, Lindsay. Travel to and from the resort well organised. Fellow guests interesting and fun. Overall a superb experience including our visits to Mousses to see family.
Chris – August 2019
Katouna Suites was stunning in all respects, spacious rooms and balconies, unforgettable views, welcoming and exemplary service from Lindsay and her team, lovely spa, great pool, and a good sociable mix of people in the week we were there, culminating in a marvellous barbecue on our last evening.
Gerry & Annette – August 2019
Having travelled with Simpson for many years, we always know that the standard of accommodation will be superb and yet again, our holiday at Katouna Suites exceeded our expectations. The location of the hotel is perfect with mesmerising views from the rooms and pool. Our suite was incredibly spacious and designed beautifully. Delicious breakfasts, served by the wonderful Maria, started our days off beautifully. It was superb to have the choice of being able to eat at the hotel in the evenings or wander up to the traditional village of Katouna where there are two excellent tavernas. The pool area is so relaxing that it was hard to tear ourselves away from it. Lindsay was exceptionally helpful and offered us brilliant advice about trips and she could not have done more to assist us during our two weeks. All the staff at the Katouna suites make this new hotel such a special place to stay.
Judith & Ian Wheeler – August 2019
I would highly recommend Katouna hotel. The staff are very willing and helpful, always with a smile and friendly word. Nothing is too much trouble for them. A beautiful location with lovely views, a holiday of lifetime with the Simpson’s gentle touch as ever.
Lynn Hopwood – August 2019
We have had an amazing week at Katouna Suites. The location and rooms are simply stunning but it was the quality of the staff that made our stay exceptional. Every member of the team worked so hard to make our stay memorable, with everyone going the extra mile to ensure that we felt well cared for. We loved the fact that staff had strong infectious personalities, learning our names quickly and greeting us positively every time they saw us. There was a really positive upbeat atmosphere created by the entire team. Nothing was too much trouble, ALL staff anticipated our needs and without fuss put it in place. Food was very special and served with love and the knowledge of the local area and things to do superb. A truly remarkable team and place to stay. Thank you very much, we return feeling pampered, cared for and very relaxed. A truly 5-star experience.
Kate & Gareth – August 2019
Lindsay and all the team at Katouna Suites were fantastic and the service was seamless. The location is very well chosen – whilst private and with amazing views, it's still an easy walk to the village for excellent traditional food and a great atmosphere. A very relaxing holiday!
Mr McGrath & Miss Hopley – August 2019
We have had a lovely relaxing week at Katouna. The room, the view and the breakfasts (and the shower!) have all been fab! Maria and Lindsay have been really friendly and helpful, and we have been lucky to share our week with two other lovely couples. It has been great to recharge batteries, chill by the pool, read books and enjoy time together. This has been our second Simpson holiday and we would recommend them to everyone!
Alistair & Lesley – August 2019
We have just returned from a fantastic week’s holiday at Katouna Suites. The hotel is in a beautiful location with outstanding views of the coast. The room exceeded our expectations. It was very spacious, with a large balcony and had everything we needed. Lindsay, the rep, was very helpful and knowledgeable without being intrusive. At breakfast Maria was always friendly, ready to advise and nothing was too much trouble. Stefania was always attentive and made sure we had everything we needed by the pool and bar. This is an excellent hotel in a perfect location with friendly, helpful staff who helped to make our holiday a very happy, memorable experience. We will certainly be returning to this wonderful hotel.
Ian & Joy – August 2019
Absolute pure bliss! We have enjoyed an amazing week and have been completely pampered. Such a beautiful island.
Lynn & Gary – July 2019
Val and I were captivated by the atmosphere, peace and sheer quality and above all we appreciated Lindsay being available and her professionalism. The breakfasts were so memorable and missed so much now. We look forward to coming back to Katouna.
David & Val – July 2019
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Katouna. Lindsay, Maria and the team are all wonderful hosts and we are leaving feeling refreshed, recharged and a stone heavier thanks to the amazing breakfasts! Let Stephanie make you a ‘surprise’ cocktail by the pool….lethal but lovely.
Stephen & Izzie – July 2019
Katouna Suites was simply breathtaking. The view was so amazing that we did have to pinch ourselves a few times. We rarely went out anywhere because the only place we wanted to be was back at Katouna. I felt so at home here, and this was partly due to the wonderful people who looked after us. I will miss them very much, especially Maria whose smile in the morning made me so happy. It is the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy. Thank you Simpson for another great holiday....I am ready to book the next one.
Elizabeth Cowell – July 2019
Fantastic holiday experience from arrival at Katouna Suites until departure. The staff were amazing, especially Lindsay – extremely efficient, helpful and has an excellent knowledge of the area. Maria was an excellent start to our day serving breakfast with a huge smile. She was also very understanding of our dietary requirements which was hugely appreciated. All of the staff and owners at Katouna were welcoming and couldn't do enough for us.
Mr & Mrs Gibb – July 2019
The whole experience from start to finish was excellent, The hotel, the staff and the location was faultless. My partner and I got married whilst we were there, and the staff couldn't do enough for us. We found the hotel to have a special energy about it. Can't recommend it enough.
Marcia Blyton – July 2019
Katouna Suites is in a beautiful location with exceptional views. All of the suites are of a very high standard with beautiful and comfortable beds and other furnishings all co-ordinated and modern. The staff are wonderful with a friendly ‘can do’ approach and simply made our holiday extra special. The boutique hotel is tranquil and a place to relax and enjoy all the beauty around you, sitting on the balcony, or in the fabulous pool – the views engulf you. Meeting up with other guests at breakfast and by the bar gave us a chance to share our experiences and enjoy a range of local breakfast options – all great quality and very tasty. Thank you to the lovely Simpson staff and the family owners who made our holiday a real gem of a break – simply stunning!
Ann & Neil Pratten – July 2019
A wonderful location with probably the best views that we have experienced in any hotel that we have stayed at. The staff were always friendly and happy to offer any assistance if required on places to visit, etc. They would always try to accommodate any food preferences at breakfast, while even being happy to extend the availability of food into the evening when suggested. Rooms were very spacious and any problems/issues that you might have were sorted immediately. Overall a wonderful holiday on a fabulous island.
John & Anne Conner – June 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our 2-week stay. Loved the suite with its stunning views. Lindsay and her team looked after us incredibly well – all committed to giving guests the best possible experience. ‘Super Stephanie’ served delicious breakfasts and iced drinks round the pool. We loved the island and saw most of it. There have been many highlights.
Gail & Maynard – June 2019
Amazing venue, fantastic hotel, awesome staff, just a perfect holiday. I can’t recommend this holiday enough. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be returning soon. Thank you everyone from Simpson and Katouna.
Andreas & Christie – June 2019
The views from Katouna Suites are amazing. The location enables a 10-minute walk into a small village with two excellent, authentic, tavernas and is convenient for Lefkada town and trips to the mainland. The hotel is brand new and therefore, immaculate. The family and staff are superb, providing attentive and friendly service. Overall, a terrific place.
Mr Davison – June 2019
A great week and we made some lovely new friends.
Rob & Sally Clarke – June 2019
Thank you so much to Lindsay and all the staff at this beautiful hotel. We have been on many Simpson holidays and are never disappointed. We have loved driving around this stunning island and sampling Greek hospitality at its best. Many thanks for a wonderful week.
Dorothy & Steve Jones – June 2019
We had the most wonderful week. Everything surpassed our expectations. The suites are fabulous, the hospitality of the team is A+++, the food and the wine perfect, Greece is very, very warm.. we would go on and on. Simply, we will be back – it would be madness not to.
C & J Mansell – June 2019
Superb location and very comfortable accommodation, the owner, his staff and the Simpson rep were excellent, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
Mrs Perks – June 2019
We are sure that you will have as wonderful a holiday as we have had in this beautiful spot. For a lovely day trip drive down the coast to Sivota in the south of the island. The Sivota Bakery is a lovely place to have a light lunch and for dinner in the evening, our favourite was Kanoiria restaurant in Lygia – ask Lindsay to reserve you a table on the water’s edge!
Rachel & Alan – June 2019
Really enjoyed the Katouna Suites – we were made to feel very welcome, loved the view and the village and the breakfasts were delicious. Thank you.
Liz – June 2019
A thoroughly enjoyable week that would be difficult to beat. If you are looking for beaches, Amoussa is great for snorkelling and seems to be where locals go. Kathisma Beach is great for turquoise waters and cafés. The Katouna staff have been most attentive and very friendly. All in all, the room, the view, the pool, the staff and everything Katouna Suites and Lefkada has to offer was fantastic.
Tim & Nicky Walden – June 2019
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.
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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