Mousses Crèche & Children's Club

Lefkada, Greece

Part of theSimpson Crèches  collection

You’ll find our two crèches and children’s clubs on the beautiful Greek islands of Lefkada and Zakynthos. They offer first-class childcare for tots to ten year olds, with qualified nannies and a flexible timetable so you can book session times to fit around your holiday.
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  • 12 delightful 2-3 bedroom villas
  • First-class childcare with UK trained NNEB-qualified nannies
  • Large shared gated swimming pool
  • Spacious and secure lawned gardens
  • Mousses poolside taverna
  • Mini-market 5-minute walk
  • Beach 5-minute drive

Our aim at Mousses is simple: family holidays without the fuss, a place that is as relaxing for adults as it is fun for children, in one of the most child-friendly destinations in Greece. Judging by the number of guests who return year after year, it’s an approach that resonates with many.

The villas are set in lush, sub-tropical gardens, shaded by venerable old olive trees and with plenty of grassy space for play. Some houses are detached, others semi-detached, but each offers its own private terrace plus the home-from-home comfort and space that are so key to a holiday with young children. The atmosphere is tranquil but not hushed, with the gentle air of sociability that is part and parcel of being a parent of little ones. Our own privately-run creche and children’s club sits in the same grounds, offering flexible morning or afternoon sessions run by fully qualified British nannies.

In the heart of the gardens there’s a big, sparkling swimming pool, with plenty of sun loungers for the grown-ups, and a shaded, shallow pool for toddlers and non-swimmers. The bar and taverna (Greek with a modern twist) next to the pool offer an indulgent restaurant service. Better still, the child-friendly menu means there’s absolutely no need to cook if you don’t want to (or have food delivered to your villa at no extra charge). If you’re feeling sociable you can join the barbecue evenings organised by the exceptionally hospitable owners Eleni and her son Zois, or alternatively take advantage of the twice-weekly optional evening creche service and slip away into nearby Lefkada town for a quiet dinner (both evening sessions are included in the full-day option, the half-day option includes a single evening session, for full details please refer to our FAQ).

Many of our families spend almost an entire week at Mousses without leaving the grounds, but it would be a shame to miss a late afternoon on the beach at nearby Agios Ioannis. For those who can stretch bed time a little later, this is the perfect spot to linger over a glass of something perfectly chilled at sunset, while the children let off any end-of-day steam playing on the beach.

Our Hatchlings Crèche accepts infants from 6 months to 3 years and the Turtles Children’s Club accepts children from 4-10 years and operates five days per week – read full details here.


Accommodation

Semi-detached villas

(Melpomene, Terpsichore, Eliterpe, Appollo, Caliope, Cleo, Polymiha, Ourania)

  • Eight 2-bedroom villas (sleeps 2-5)
  • 2-storeys
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Wifi in communal areas
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villas

Detached villas (Erato, Thalia)

  • Two 2-bedroom villas (sleeps 2-5)
  • 2-storeys
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Wifi in communal areas
  • Private terrace

Detached villas with private pool (Pollox, Castor)

  • Two 3-bedroom villas (sleeps 3-6)
  • Single storey
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Private swimming pool 6m x 11m (depth 1m – 2.5m) with gated terrace, gates and fence not shown in gallery images

General accommodation details for all Mousses villas

  • Simpson’s Crèche and Children’s Club
  • See separate Villas tab for individual details 
  • Complimentary infant pack includes one cot with bedding (cot length 120cms, width 66cms, height 80cms), one bed guard, one night light, highchair, bottle warmer, bottle steriliser, baby bath, nappy changing mat, hand held liquidiser, child toilet seat, potty, child toilet step, children’s cutlery plates and dishes
  • Villa includes child safety features: non-removable stair gates (where applicable), electrical socket guards, child locks to cupboards/fridge (where necessary)
  • Playpens available subject to availability
  • Shared gated swimming pool 15m x 8m (depth 0.9m – 2.5m), gates not shown in gallery images
  • Children’s pool 3m x 3m (depth 45cms)
  • Poolside bar
  • Spa
  • Taverna open for lunch and dinner (meals can be delivered to your villa)
  • Wifi in communal areas
  • DVD library
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Safe
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Reception with Simpson Travel concierge
  • In Greece, a nominal visitor tax applies, known as the Overnight Stay Tax, which varies depending on the accommodation. During your stay at Mousses Crèche & Children's Club, €0.50 per night per villa (excluding Castor and Pollox) must be paid locally in cash and will be collected either by the property owner or our local representative on their behalf.

Wifi

  • 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): 0831K123K3779000, 0831K123K1360000, 0831K91000414101


Location

  • Beach (Agios Ioannis) 5min drive
  • Taverna at Mousses
  • Mini-market 5min walk
  • Lefkas Town 10min 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:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Citroen C3 or similar*
  • 4-5 guests – 1 Group D, Fiat Linea or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C, Citroën C3 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 C – 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium 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 F – Automatic Hyundai Accent or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group M – VW Caddy 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group M1 – VW Transporter 9 seater or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 4 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.

See what our guests think

See what the papers say

"The Archers' Rob Titchener: Why I stay in the same resort every summer"
The Telegraph, May 2016

Customer feedback

We've just returned from an amazing week at Mousses. A lovely property, just the right size to feel like there was an atmosphere without it being over-crowded. Loved the swimming pool and the box of toys in the villa was a nice touch. Our son thoroughly enjoyed his time in the crèche and so did we! Special thanks to Ady and Panda and the kitchen staff for making meal times and drinks so enjoyable and easy with a toddler.
Mrs Hood – June 2018

Simply the very best family holiday there is. Mousses Crèche and Children’s Club has everything.

Mrs Angus – June 2018

We did not believe it would be possible but this year Mousses was even better than our fantastic experience last year. Special mention goes to Natasha who is simply FANTASTIC at her job and made the holiday special for us all. She gave us the loveliest welcome at the airport and spent a fun evening with us at the barbecue. Her team of nannies is wonderful and our daughter loved the Turtles Club. We know our daughter is in safe hands and that Natasha has fantastic ideas to keep her entertained. The barbecue night is an absolute favourite as well as movie/date night. The show around the crèche on the Sunday afternoon is such a great idea to get children acclimatised to the club and we love the backpack and water bottle as it helps them get excited a few weeks before the holiday and even meet people on the plane. I would not, and have not, ever left my child in any other holiday club. Talking to Natasha just affirmed everything I believe about Simpson Travel and Mousses – it's TOP quality and only the very best standard of care. Simpson really thinks about the small touches that make a massive difference to us. We loved the ice lollies and frozen lemon in the freezer. The new sofas are BRILLIANT – a HUGE improvement! The higher walls between villas in the gardens give much better privacy and make all the difference. The new showers are great and don't flood the bathroom like last year. Lu and Chris were absolute HEROES rescuing my lost Kindle which I stupidly left on the plane and getting it back to me with minimal hassle when I thought it was lost forever. Chris is a wonderful addition and so friendly and just perfect in the role. We also really enjoyed chatting to him and seeing him around the complex. The holiday would honestly be NOTHING without the incredible Pantazis and Anty. They go above and beyond and simply make each moment special. The way they greeted us like old friends and Pantazis even remembered my favourite drink from last year! Anty also remembered by crazily long list of allergies and remembered to check everything I was eating and warned the chef! What absolute legends. They are both true gems and it would not be the same without them. They treat the children to a trip of a lifetime. It's honestly the stuff that childhood memories are made of. The same goes for Zois who is gentle and kind and so welcoming and lovely. We felt like we were amongst good friends and family, and were so sad to leave.
Mrs A – June 2018

Our fourth year at Mousses and we have already reserved for next year! It’s like visiting family – Zois and Eleni make everyone feel so welcome and our son absolutely loves the Children’s Club and all the wonderful nannies who take such great care of him. The food is amazing from the on-site restaurant with daily specials to choose from. We are looking forward to next year’s holiday already!! 

Buckner – May 2018

We had a wonderful holiday at Mousses Crèche with our 3-year-old. He loved the nursery and was keen to get there each morning. We were able to relax and explore while he was looked after in the mornings and we enjoyed some great quality family time in the afternoon. The staff from both Simpson Travel and the resort were extremely helpful and friendly. Would thoroughly recommend.
Mrs Gubb – October 2017

Our stay at Mousses has definitely been the best family holiday we've ever had. The children's club is fantastic and Natasha and her team are first class. The children are going to remember very happy memories and new friends. Lefkada Town is beautiful at sunset with lots to see and do. All the staff were fantastic, especially Andy and 'Panta' who the boys loved.
Sian, Alex, Lucas & Flynn – August 2017

We had a fantastic stay. If you have children in the 3 to 10-year-age range I would say this is as near to a perfect holiday as it is possible to find. Very safe environment; good children's menu (and very flexible); children able to run around very safely; good children's club to allow some parent time; great pool; good location. We will return.
Mr Bradley – August 2017

The swimming pool at Mousses is one of the best I've swam in. Spotlessly clear and deep enough for children to practise diving in safely. We often had it to ourselves. The gardens are beautiful – a lot more grass and greenery than I was expecting and safe for children to run around barefoot. The evening food was just as good as many a taverna and the option to have it delivered to the villa was very welcome when our 3-year-old had crashed out asleep early one evening. A very special holiday that I really hope our children will remember.
Mr Wilson – August 2017

My son said the Mousses Crèche was better than Disneyland! This is our fourth trip to Mousses, we will definitely be back again next year!
Jackie – July 2017

If you are looking for a holiday that is a home away from home with top-quality childcare, lovely pools, a small shop a stone's throw away which seems to sell everything you need to keep young ones happy, plus the most beautiful beaches a few moments away, come to Mousses. A slice of paradise for young children and grown-ups alike.
Mrs Mitchell – July 2017

Simpson Travel really do understand what families with young children want and need from a holiday abroad and have certainly delivered this year. Mousses is a fantastic resort with first-class staff. We loved it!
Mr Taylor – June 2017

The best children's club we have had on holiday, fantastic accommodation, grounds and pool, combined with exceptionally friendly and efficient staff. Thank you to Simpsons for a wonderful holiday.
Mr Steele – June 2017

We have just returned from a heavenly week at Mousses. Our daughter LOVED the Children's Club especially the movie night (aka parents' date night). We had a fantastic relaxing week swimming and visiting the beautiful beaches on Lefkada. Mousses is an incredibly friendly and, most importantly, child-focused resort. Everything on our trip went smoothly. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Simpson Travel. 
Mrs Angus – June 2017

If a travel agent chooses to holiday somewhere it should be good. If they go back with their family and friends eight months later it has to be pretty special and Mousses is. Finding a children's club this good and run this well by Natasha and her team is so rare even in a huge resort and Mousses combines that incredible level of personal service in a boutique villa property with the best childcare in the business. Thank you so much for the needed rest! 
Miss Clare Levy (Different Planet Travel) – June 2017

 

Our best family holiday to date, wonderful from start to finish – we will be returning! Thank you Simpson Travel!
Mrs Fawcett – June 2017

Mousses is the perfect resort for travelling with small children – I never knew it could be this simple or relaxing! They've thought of everything and the staff there make you feel like family. They cannot do enough for you and our daughter absolutely loved the crèche. The standard there was exceptional and I wouldn't hesitate to leave her with any of the nannies. We will be back – thank you!
Mrs Colvin – September 2016

Mousses ticked so many boxes for us – it really was perfect, especially for our 19-month-old son who loved every minute of his stay. We will definitely return, hopefully next year! Thank you Simpson Travel and all the wonderful staff at Mousses.
Mrs Bullmore – September 2016

 

Mousses was so much more than we could have hoped for. Travelling abroad on holiday for the first time ever with our two children, aged 8 and 4, we just didn't really know what to expect, or the experience to measure against. As our first holiday, we were hoping for a balance of satisfying both the children and adult needs and Mousses gave us this in abundance. We used the crèche for afternoons, which gave my wife and me a few hours to relax by the pool/beach or drive and explore the island, knowing the children were being taken care of. Also, the configuration of the place made it safe for us to eat and drink in the evenings knowing that the resort was secure and safe for the children to run around with friends they made. I would definitely recommend Mousses if you want to have some grown-up time whilst taking the children.
Mr Evans – August 2016

All the staff and reps at Simpson Travel go the extra mile, and our holiday exceeded all expectations. Beautiful villas, delicious food, relaxing and easy.
Mr Ellis – August 2016

We stayed at Mousses and I would like to highlight the impact of the staff at the property, who really made our stay very enjoyable. Yolanda in particular was fabulous with our children, who were actually very sad to say goodbye to her. The Simpson Travel reps, Paul and Susie, were also very helpful and friendly. I have recommended the holiday to numerous colleagues already and I have only been back at work two days!
Mr Sharma – July 2016

We had a well-deserved rest and amazing holiday with Simpson Travel. The accommodation and facilities were brilliant and pool time could not have been more relaxing and fun. Thoroughly recommend and we will be back to enjoy in future. Thank you.
Ms Miller – July 2016

Our second year at Mousses, as we loved it so much last year. You make everything stress free and easy which is just lovely when travelling with young children. The villas are so comfortable with everything you need and the facilities are excellent, we didn't want to leave that fabulous swimming pool behind and we will also miss the massages!
Mrs Spinks – July 2016

We had a wonderful holiday and our son (almost two) had an even better one! Totally reccomend as a toddler-friendly holiday. Pool was amazing, sunbeds plentiful, bar service brilliant – food to the terrace a wonderful touch. Natasha, Molly and Grace in the crèche were fantastic and provided really high-quality childcare for our son whilst he was there (half days). Thank you!
Mrs Murphy – July 2016

Second visit to Mousses and we will go again. Came home very relaxed and the crèche was amazing for our daughter with special needs.
Mr Brash – June 2016

Mousses thoroughly exceeded our expectations, and not only do we intend to visit there again but we also fully intend to use Simpson Travel to help us with future holidays as well! Things could not have been easier, and we thank everyone for the most perfect holiday!
Mr Affleck – June 2016

We never thought travelling with two small children (aged 3 and 9 months) could be so relaxing! The Mousses team really thought of everything and go out of their way to help. Well-equipped villas, delicious food, gorgeous setting and pool and first-class childcare. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning!
Dr Singer – May 2016

Thank you Simpson Travel for making our first holiday with our 3-year-old twins as stress free and enjoyable as possible. The staff at Mousses were fantastic and Natasha and her team at the crèche were brilliant, the children asked to go even on the days they weren't booked in which is praise indeed. We will definitely be back.
Mrs Morris – May 2016

We stayed at Mousses and it was excellent from start to finish. It made a holiday with children a pleasure, from the welcome hamper on arrival to the excellent quality of the children's club. We never repeat a holiday but we are very tempted to return!
Mrs Murrill – May 2016

We never normally book packages but being 30-weeks pregnant and with a toddler in tow it was brilliant and knowing Simpson Travel were there made the world of difference in terms of reassurance and support. We didn't expect any assistance at the airport so that was a pleasant surprise and Susanne at the villas was a delight. We didn't use the children's club but Natasha and team seemed excellent and we would have happily tried it if we had been there longer. Overall it was a fabulous holiday and I'd love to know when 2017 prices come out as I will definitely be booking again (if not for September time if anything is left!) Thank you for giving us a fab week.
Mrs Ross – May 2016

Our first time booking with Simpson Travel and the level of service was the best we have received. The staff were always available and helpful, for us having a crèche was the best as it gave us quality time as adults and also fun time for our son.
Mrs Dwyer – May 2016

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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Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

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  • Location

    3.5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    3.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4/5

    Proximity to beach, restaurant 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, whose buggy-friendly, car-free streets invite everyone to explore. This family-friendliness made Lefkada the perfect choice for the second of our popular Simpson Crèches.

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

Read more on our Lefkada region page



Mousses – Detached Villas

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Detached villas (Erato, Thalia)

  • Two 2-bedroom villas (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven , hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace

Mousses – Semi-Detached Villas

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Layout

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player, shower room
  • First floor: double bedroom with WC, twin bedroom
  • Folding bed available for fifth person (child) in living room
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace – overlooked by adjacent villa

Castor

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

Full details

Layout

  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 3-6)
  • Large open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player
  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (can either be accessed internally through the twin bedroom or used as an annex with its own external access)
  • Twin bedroom (folding bed available for additional child if required)
  • Shower room with washing machine
  • Double and twin en-suite bathrooms refurbished for 2018
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private swimming pool 6m x 11m (depth 1m – 2.5m) with gated terrace, gates and fence not shown in gallery images

Pollox

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

Full details

Layout

  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 3-6)
  • Large open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD/CD player
  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (can either be accessed internally through the twin bedroom or used as an annexe with its own external access)
  • Twin bedroom (folding bed available for additional child if required)
  • Shower room with washing machine
  • Double and twin en-suite bathrooms refurbished for 2018
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private swimming pool 6m x 11m (depth 1m – 2.5m) with gated terrace, gates and fence not shown in gallery images

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September childcare offer

Experience one of our much-loved Simpson Crèches for free with five complimentary childcare sessions* when you book a holiday at Mousses departing on either the 2 or 9 of September this year. Simply call our travel specialists on 020 8392 5858 and quote CRECHE2018.

*Choose from four morning sessions or four afternoon sessions and with either option, we’ll include an evening session too, together worth up to £170 per child per week. All sessions must be booked before departure and are subject to availability.