Vasiliki Cottages – Afteli

Lefkada, Greece

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  • Romantic cottage just for two
  • Mesmerising sea views
  • Stylish interiors
  • Spacious outdoor space

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The first thing you’ll notice about this rather romantic cottage is the view. Perched on the hillside above Vasiliki, Afteli is one of four, immaculate little detached properties looking out over green hills to the brilliant blue of the Ionian and all the way to Ithaca and Kefalonia beyond. The owner, George, designed the accommodation very much with couples in mind, creating two one-bedroom cottages and two large studios, each with their own private swimming pool and terrace. Afteli is the highest of the four, and the most private. The white-painted timbers, high ceilings and seaside-inspired colour scheme lend real beach-house charm, and each little house has been named after one of the best beaches on the island: Afteli, Mylos, Kathisma and Katsiki.

Vasiliki is renowned for its windsurfing, yet this delightful and sleepy resort offers so much more with enough sea front tavernas to enjoy somewhere different each night and boasting some of the finest beaches not just in Lefkada, but the whole of the Ionian – you can take a little boat to Agiofili beach or make a longer trip to one of the celebrated west coast beaches, such as Porto Katsiki, Mylos, Kathisma or Pefkoulia, which are also easily accessible by hire car. Best of all, the cottages are less than a ten-minute drive from Vasiliki, so you can dip in and out as you like, always with the option of your own private pool and terrace to escape to.

Your delightful hosts, George and Yianna, have thought of everything and this special cottage has been created from passion and a dedication to detail that makes a stay here so unique and epitomises the best that this stunning island has to offer.

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Vasiliki Cottages

  • One of four cottages clustered together on a hillside overlooking Vasiliki
  • Afteli is the highest of the Vasiliki Cottages and offers the most privacy
  • All terraces and pools offer privacy and are screened off from each other where necessary


  • 1-bedroom cottage (sleeps 2)

Single storey

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with satellite TV and DVD player
  • Kitchen includes full cooker, coffee-maker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer
  • Double bedroom with satellite TV
  • Shower room with washing machine
  • Front door leads onto large shaded terrace with seating areas


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned
  • Safe
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Barbecue
  • Day bed
  • Private swimming pool 3.4m x 7m (depth 1.5m)
  • Private gated and shaded parking


  • 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): 0831K91000581501


  • Vasiliki (beach, shops, tavernas) 10min drive
  • Ponti village (shops, tavernas) 5min drive
  • Sivota 25min drive
  • Nidri 35min drive
  • Porto Katsiki (beach) 35min drive
  • Lefkada town 1hr drive
  • Preveza airport 1hr 20min 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 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.

Car specification

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.

Customer Feedback

A last minute request and Simpson created an all-round perfect experience manicured to our needs to detail.
G & J Piroddi – August 2019

We had a fantastic two weeks at Vasiliki cottages. Afteli was well appointed and we loved the outside area, with a shaded eating area, good-sized pool and a peaceful terrace under the trees. The view down across the bay was amazing and we enjoyed sipping gin and tonics as the sun went down. Most evenings we walked down to Pondi beach to eat at one of the waterside restaurants. The local people were very friendly and made us feel very welcome.
Fiona Twitcher – July 2019

We had a wonderful week staying at the Vasiliki Cottages – peaceful and the views across the valley to the sea and beyond were amazing! Perfect cottages and the pool very clean with sunbeds. A welcome pack like no other seen before!
Mrs Priestly – June 2019

This was our first Simpson holiday and WOW! Why have we not been before? From getting on the plane at Heathrow to putting the key in the door at Afteli, all highly organised throughout. The villa was cool, comfortable, clean and tidy – a pleasure. All in all a wonderful week away. We will be back!
Mr & Mrs Jenkins – Afteli – June 2019

We spent a most relaxing two weeks at Afteli Cottage in Vasiliki – a perfect, private place just for two. We travelled around the island of Lefkada to explore and spent the rest of our holiday eating, drinking, swimming and relaxing by the pool – it was just what we needed. Jo, our rep, was most helpful and knowledgeable about Lefkada, and we met George (the owner) and his wife and family who were delightful. Simpson staff at the airport were so helpful on arrival easing that rather uncomfortable time between baggage reclaim and getting on the way in the hire car!
Verna Newnham – June 2019

Afteli Cottage is very comfortable and provides an excellent base to sit back and soak up the Greek countryside and sea views, so good that we stayed in a number of nights using the barbecue and dining on local specialities (especially the wine from the Lefkada Earth Vineyard!) while soaking up the view. Vassiliki offers a good choice of tavernas but a short drive will take you to the Old Plane Tree in Kontarena, quayside restaurants in Syvota, Rachi's in Exantheia on the west coast where you can sit 600m up with spectacular views towards Paxos, eat excellently prepared food, watch as brave souls launch themselves off the mountain (with parasails!), and marvel at the sunset. Nowhere is far from the cottage but you are never short of things to do on Lefkada. The cottage is looked after by George, the owner, Vassilis, and last but not least Jo, the Simpson rep, all to the high standard we have come to expect from Simpson Travel.
Steve & Jackie – Afteli – September 2018

Had a wonderful week of complete relaxation. The villa is lovely and contained everything needed to enjoy the week – very cosy. We braved the pool on several occasions – certainly refreshing. We have enjoyed travelling around to different beaches – not crowded at all at this time of year. Thanks to George and his lovely family and to Jo for all her knowledge ad recommendations. All in all, a fabulous holiday, beautiful villa and stunning scenery. We will be back for sure – we will try not to leave it 12 years again!
Jan & Paul – September 2018


We had a fantastic break with Simpson Travel. The whole experience, from the call a few days beforehand and the welcome at Lefkada airport, through to the meet we had with Jo in resort was excellent. The accommodation, was far more than we expected. Thanks!
Bill Andrews – August 2018

Spent the week totally relaxing here – completely chilled out! Lots of swimming, lots of meals out at the harbour. Thoroughly enjoyed using the barbecue too. If you want a totally stress-free week, this is just the place. Had a relaxing and peaceful week. Thanks to this fabulous villa.
Bill & Linzy – August 2018

Thank you Simpson Travel for another perfectly relaxing holiday in a beautiful location. We particularly enjoyed Afteli Beach. Porto Katsiki is definitely worth a look and a quiet area can be found if you’re prepared to walk beyond the sun loungers. Would thoroughly recommend travelling down to Cape Lefkada and walk around the Lighthouse, very quiet and the views are amazing. Starfish restaurant in Vasiliki is good. We Loved The Plane Tree – Kodarena (on the main road). Spent evenings in Sivota, our favourite. Excellent barbecue meat available in Vasiliki butcher. Hope the next guests enjoy it as much as we have.
Rene & Gareth – July 2018

With Simpson Travel you know exactly what you are going to get: quality, attention to detail, amazing locations and just a cut above the rest. Our third holiday with Simpson Travel, and all three being more than ever expected. I would certainly recommend Simpson Travel to anyone. Thank you...and thank you for the amazing chocolates Paul brought over on his visit to see us at the villa...and fresh bread too!
Mrs Dennys – October 2017

This is a lovely island, beautiful scenery and very friendly people. Food-wise we didn't have a bad meal during our stay, the wine was good too. Driving is easy, the majority of roads are fine, up in the mountains Karya Square is a beautiful place for a break! Thanks Susanne, Paul and George for the advice and making this a great holiday. 
Mr Smith – August 2017

Always a hassle-free experience when using Simpson Travel. Everything is organised, everything has been thought of and nothing is too much trouble. A wonderful company and I'm glad I've found them!
Ms Wilkin – June 2017

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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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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