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- Stylish sea front villa
- Beautiful sea views
- Steps down to private pontoon
- Walking distance to tavernas
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It’s a quintessentially Greek pursuit to hire a little boat and go exploring, but few holiday villas offer you a place to moor it or indeed have the elegance of Villa Melia. With its own pontoon, giving you direct access to the clear waters of the Ionian, and spectacular views across an idyllic bay, this is the perfect way to immerse yourself in island life.
Lovingly designed and built by the owner, this villa is contemporary in flavour – crisp edges and clean lines offering stark contrast to the rugged landscape all around. An open-plan living room and kitchen open fully to the outside, as does one of the villa’s three bedrooms – the two upstairs having spacious sea-facing balconies (and each of the three boasting a stylish en-suite).
Nikiana is the location: a laid-back haven of a resort where a couple of good tavernas lie within easy walking distance. The beachfront bars and restaurants of Nikiana Beach are just a five-minute drive along the island’s attractive east coast.
Slightly further afield, Lefkada town and lively Nidri are easily reachable by car – both offering plenty to keep families with teenagers entertained. But first they’ll need tempting away from that rather special pontoon – such a rarity in Greece – and the impressive snorkelling and swimming it invites you to enjoy.
Villa Melia sits on the hillside between Villa Selina and Villa Simi; booked in combination, the villas afford a wonderful opportunity for larger groups to enjoy this special spot. Although they are close, the private infinity pools are not within full sight of each other, so you can sun yourself poolside, and still have a sense of privacy thanks to a garden in between and a number of well-placed screens.
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- 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
- Open-plan living/dining/kitchen with satellite TV and DVD player, sliding doors lead to pool terrace
- Kitchen includes full cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer
- Double bedroom (can be configured into a twin on request) with en-suite shower room, sliding doors lead to pool terrace
- Master bedroom (180cm x 210cm) with en-suite bathroom and satellite TV, sliding doors lead to balcony
- Double bedroom (can be configured into a twin on request) with en-suite shower room, sliding doors lead to balcony
- Separate shower room
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Washing machine
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryers
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Private swimming pool 3.3m x 8m (depth 1m – 1.5m)
- Shared entrance road with Villa Selina with off-street parking
- Step access to floating sea pontoon shared with three other houses
- The villa is on a steep hill and therefore not ideal for anyone with reduced mobility
Simpson family extras
- Complimentary infant pack (includes cot/travel cot, bed guard, highchair, baby-gate, bottle steriliser, baby bath, non-slip bath mat, potty)
- Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
- To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747
- 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): 0831K10000533301
- Taverna 5min walk
- Nikiana 4min drive
- Nidri 10min drive
- Lefkada town 20min drive
- Meganissi 30min by boat from Nidri
- 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:
- 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Citroen C3 or similar*
- 4-5 guests – 1 Group D, Nissan Note or similar*
- 6 guests – 2 Group C, Citroën 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 medium suitcase*
Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
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*
Group N – Automatic Nissan Micra or similar, 1.1 litre engine, 1 large 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.
Absolutely heavenly. What a perfect spot. Exquisite position with amazing view and the once-in-a-lifetime private pontoon! Great for whole family - plenty of space to be together or independent. Loved local restaurants, all recommended by Yiannis. First time in Greece and with Simpson - won't be the last!
We are a family of 5, two adults and three older teenagers. The villa was fabulous, we really didn't need to leave during the day as it was a great setting for lunch and there was an abundance of small supermarkets a 2-minute drive away with brilliant produce. There is a small jetty for diving in the sea at the bottom of the lane, an amazing taverna a few minutes walk away, and the town is about a five-minute drive and the roads are easy to drive on. To make the holiday even more special, our on hand Villa Manager Yiannis booked taxis and restaurants and gave us great advice as to where to go and what to do. This is by far the best villa we have stayed at in Greece, we would thoroughly recommend and Simpson were fabulous to deal with.
We lost count of the amount of times we said “wow” to the amazing views from every room in the house. We struggled to tear ourselves away with such a lovely pool and private jetty. We snorkelled from the jetty – there were loads of fish. Yiannis made some excellent recommendations for restaurants Thank you for an amazing holiday.
Great stay at Villa Simi. Enjoyed the dock with our rented SUPs. Fantastic view from the swimming pool. We will miss it! Yiannis was brilliant, so helpful. We ate out a lot and had a fantastic boat trip.
Amazing week at Villa Melia. We loved the views from the villa and enjoyed relaxing by the pool and jumping off the pontoon. The villa has everything you need. Yiannis was so helpful and recommended some great restaurants. Highlight of the week was hiring a boat for a few days and exploring the islands, the coves and having lunches on Meganissi. The water for swimming was amazing and fish so beautiful. Thank you Simpson Travel and Yiannis.
Customer Feedback Yiannis, our local concierge and adviser, made our stay at Villa Melia incredibly welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. His knowledge of the island was first class.
Lovely villa, lots of room for us! Lovely ever-changing vistas! Lovely swimming in the sea off the pontoon. Take some bread down and feed the fish, you won’t be disappointed! Hope to return.
Yiannis gave excellent recommendations for restaurants and boats which made the trip more than memorable. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Firstly, a huge thank you to Yiannis, you have made us feel so welcome and how amazingly helpful you have been to us. Blessings to you and your family! We’ve so enjoyed staying at Melia – relaxing by the pool and having a great time on the pontoon. Really appreciated the aircon during the heat wave! So many great places to explore along the coastline and into the mountains.
What a magical week we have had! We absolutely loved staying in this beautiful villa and fell in love with Lefkada. From the most pristine waters to the wonderful friendly people to the most delicious food – who could ask for more? We cannot wait to return.
A fantastic week and we are very sad to leave! We will have so many wonderful memories of fun times in boats, delicious food and turquoise waters. Thank you Lefkada.
Wow, what a lovely villa with the most wonderful view from every room and outside. So very difficult to tear ourselves away to do anything else, but chill whilst looking at it! Had a great day out on one of the boats, exploring. Yiannis was a great concierge, all in all a great first Simpson holiday, we will definitely be back with you.
Our first time using Simpson Travel and we were not disappointed, from the sales team in the UK to our concierge in Greece. Our villa was lovely and the view stunning in fact it made it very difficult to leave and go exploring, thoroughly recommend Simpson and will be using again.
Great views, a lovely refreshing pool, and excellent swimming off the pontoon. On clear nights the sky was wonderful to gaze at.
Villa Melia was a delight. The views were stunning and the accommodation was modern and very comfortable. The shared pontoon in the sea below was an added bonus if you can manage the steps. Supermarkets & Tavernas were within easy reach in Nikiana. There is a steep incline down to the villa so would not recommend for anyone with disabilities. Ioannis, our local concierge, was extremely helpful and responded very quickly to our requests.
These two villas are perfect for two families! They are absolutely stunning and the view with the infinity pools is unbeatable. We had such a brilliant holiday and didn’t want to leave. Villa Simi is particularly special, very spacious and a perfect space to host a bbq for the two families on the evenings we didn’t go out. We had some beautiful meals in Nikiana. We would love to return one day. Thank you Simpson, it was perfection.
Great experience using Simpson Travel. The villa was perfect in every way, immaculately presented and equipped with everything we could have ever needed. Jo, our concierge, couldn't have been more helpful with my many requests.
Another fantastic holiday with Simpson Travel – from the first rate villa with a wow factor, to the little touches like a welcome at the airport with cold water.
We had a fantastic time at Villa Melia – the setting is stunning and we really enjoyed the beautiful pool and the jetty. Hiring a boat was a lot of fun and Lefkada is a very special place to have a holiday.
We arrived at Villa Melia after a very long, hot week sailing around the Southern Ionian Islands, so the pool, air conditioning and comfortable beds were our main priorities! The villa is wonderfully equipped and perfectly situated for a week of lazing around the pool and watching the incredible views. We explored some of the excellent suggestions and also recommend the excellent fish at Miras, the family-friendly and inexpensive harbour and exploring the gorgeous harbours of Sivota, by boat or car. Thank you, Simpson Travel, for yet another super villa holiday.
We had a wonderful relaxing week, the villa had plenty of room for a family with teenagers and the pontoon was an added bonus – remember to take goggles or a snorkel!
The service we received from Simpson Travel in the organisation and the Simpson rep while in Lefkada was second to none. Very friendly and knowledgeable advisors. It took any travel stress out of our holiday. The service we received when picking up the car was superb, all arranged in advance and took a matter of minutes. Thanks to all at Simpson Travel we will certainly be booking through you next year.
Pure relaxation! An added bonus was watching the dolphins swim past the villa.
Extremely efficient tour operator – always informative and excellent communicators and always accurate throughout.
Villa Melia is a beautiful, well-designed and furnished villa that was a pleasure to live in. Large windows in every room make the most of the amazing views across the bay to the mountains of mainland Greece. Watch as sunrise reddens the sky above the mountains before lighting up both sky and sea in changing shades of orange, pink and yellow. Take a snorkel as shoals of fish shelter under the jetty. There are two excellent tavernas a short walk away and the rest of Lefkada is in easy driving distance, if you can drag yourself away from such a peaceful place.
Have had an amazing holiday in a fabulous villa. The jetty was a highlight ; we spent a lot of time swimming in the sea. We ate out every night even though we could have stayed at the villa. All of the local tavernas had a lovely atmosphere and provided all of the traditional Greek food that you could want. All in all – a fabulous relaxing holiday!
Fabulous villa with everything thought of. Good base for exploring the island, contrasts of the climb up to Karya – sleepy mountain village and pretty old town of Lefkus. With lovely views everywhere. We will definitely miss this beautiful view!
We had a wonderful stay in this villa, very enjoyable. The pool was a lot of fun and was used almost everyday! As well as the pool, the pontoon was also made use of through swimming and boating. We rented a boat on one of our last days and we enjoyed it very much. The food in Lefkada was lovely as well as the wine. Hope you enjoy your stay here as much as we did.
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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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