Vasiliki Cottages – Katsiki

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, Katsiki 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. Katsiki is the lowest of the four, with beautiful sea and country views. 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: Katsiki, Afteli, Mylos and Kathisma

Vasiliki is renowned for its windsurfing: the high south-facing mountains around it create perfect conditions for the sport and the sight of the experts speeding back and forth across the bay is quite spectacular. Equipment and tuition are widely available if you feel inspired to give it a go, and there are plenty of other holiday pleasures to indulge in locally. From Vasiliki – where you’ll find enough bars and restaurants to choose somewhere different every night – 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 delightful option of your own private pool and terrace to escape to.

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Vasiliki Cottages

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


  • Studio cottage (sleeps 2)

Single storey

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen/sleeping area with double bed (170cm x 200cm bed)
  • Kitchen includes full cooker, coffee-maker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer
  • Shower room with washing machine
  • Satellite TV in living area and sleeping area
  • Front door leads onto 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

As always, we had an excellent Simpson Travel holiday experience – which we have come to expect over many years! The accommodation was superb in all respects and we thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Lefkada.
Mrs Bolton – October 2019

After being thoroughly spoiled at Katouna Suites for a week we drove south to Vasiliki Cottages (Katsiki) which had a rustic cabin like charm, very quiet, wonderful views, spacious patio, a small pool and a very useful welcome hamper. Jo's encyclopaedic local knowledge and enthusiasm was captivating.
Gerry & Annette – August 2019

This was our first experience of holidaying with Simpson Travel. We were surprised and pleased at the extremely high level of customer service, which we had not experienced before with any other mainstream travel company.
Brian & Judy Jenkins – June 2019

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We returned to the UK relaxed and tanned! These are some of our best bits: Sivota – good breakfast at the Sivota Bakery, The Old Plane Tree – good food and friendly staff at a very reasonable price and lastly, Magali Petra Beach – a bit of a drive down a narrow, windy road but worth it, walk along and you will find somewhere quiet.
Alison & Ian – July 2018

Katsiki Cottage is great for couples, with fabulous views from the very large terrace with excellent accommodation. We enjoyed our two week stay very much.
Richard & Maureen Field – June 2018

A fabulous villa with every detail thought of. The most amazing view to go with a truly fabulous location with peace and quiet. We couldn’t have wished for more.
Michael & Christine – June 2018

We have just come to the end of a two-week stay in this lovely little cottage and it will miss it very much. It has been great to be able to open the door in the mornings and be greeted with that amazing view. Blue sea, blue sky and the lovely sunshine. What more could you ask for? The island has some great beaches and our favourite was Port Katsiki. When we arrived we found water and enough provisions to get us started which was nice because it meant we did not have to worry about stocking up as soon as we had arrived and were able to get our bearings first. The reps were extremely helpful as was the owner. everyone bent over backwards to ensure our stay was enjoyable and indeed it was. We cannot wait to return.
Steven & Mary – October 2017

We had a great week at Katsiki cottage. The views from the cottage are amazing and it is so quiet there. The property is perfectly adequate for two people and very comfortable. Both the Simpson Travel reps and the owner were very helpful.
Mr Molyneux – September 2017

We selected Simpson Travel to manage our honeymoon. From start to finish they made the process of booking so easy. I would highly recommend them and use them again. Thank you.
Miss Wilkie – September 2017


We have had a fantastic fortnight here at Katsiki Villa. A very relaxing two weeks in the sun. Particular highlights include the west coast of the island, and lunch evenings in Sivota, very lovely. A lovely relaxing stay, and such a great view!
Paul & Natalie – July 2017

We were lucky enough to be the first guests in this beautiful villa and couldn't believe our luck at discovering it. In the most beautiful setting on a very quiet country road, the four villas – each with its generous and private outside space – are in a peaceful spot, but look down on to the villages of Ponti and Vassiliki below, where you can dip into the numerous watersports or visit the many restaurants. With one of us being an ardent windsurfer, we were able to relax beside our own pool until we saw the wind was blowing enough for a good windsurf and so roused ourselves to leave our lovely holiday home to go down to the beach. George and Illiana, the owners, had thought of EVERYTHING. The villa is so well equipped with a full-size fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, full-size oven, microwave, two types of coffee machine and a regular toaster and sandwich toaster. It was truly a home-from-home but with the added luxury of two large flat screen HD TVs – one in the living area and one in the bedroom; towelling bathrobes and two shower options – rainfall or 'phone' with good water pressure and the ultimate, most comfortable memory foam bed with a choice of pillows. We arrived in the middle of a heatwave but the canopy outside provided good shade all day – with a lovely selection of tables, chairs and sunbeds which we moved around for our comfort. You do need a car. It took 30 minutes to walk lazily down the hill to the windsurf centre – but I didn't attempt the walk back uphill. We stayed for two weeks – sleeping in comfort and peace – and would have given anything to be able to stay. We love Vassiliki and this little bit of heaven meant we could gaze at the sea, with Kefalonia on the horizon or glance to the side at the most beautiful green valley filled with olive groves. We even had the added extra of an eagle (we think) swooping over the valley, almost on a level with us – but I don't think George actually arranged that! 
Caroline & Richard – June 2016

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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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