Meganissi , Greece

Part of the Simpson Exclusive collection

The most luxurious of our villas include a dedicated pre-departure booking service to arrange all the indulgent essentials before you travel, from private chefs to spa treatments – and while you’re away, your personal Concierge will be on hand to add the finishing touches.
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  • Stylish contemporary villa
  • Stunning sea views
  • Steps down to water's edge

Saffron is a stylishly contemporary villa, set enviably close to the shore with superb views towards Lefkada. The house sits so close to the sea that it almost seems to float above the water. The architect has taken full advantage of this spectacular location, incorporating large picture windows into the living areas and a private balcony or terrace for each of the bedrooms.

The villa is superbly equipped with everything from WiFi to a mini-gym and there is direct access to the sea from the steps just 50m from the house. 

Saffron shares this magnificent position with Mimosa and is fractionally closer to the sea than its neighbour. Both properties are independent of one another and each maintains its own privacy, but they may be rented together for a larger party if required. 

Explore our pre-bookable experiences in Meganissi



  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/kitchen area with TV (English speaking news channels), DVD player
  • Kitchen includes breakfast bar, full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, door leads to pool terrace

Lower ground floor

  • Gym
  • Shower room
  • Washing machine

Upper ground floor

  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Private terrace

First floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Private balcony

Second floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Private balcony with sea views
  • Safe


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Fitness suite with shower room
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Outside dining area
  • Private swimming pool 5m x 10m (depth 0.90m – 1.75m)
  • 40 steps up to house from parking area


  • 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): 0831Κ91000330301


  • Preveza airport to Perigiali jetty by taxi or minibus 45min
  • Transfers from Perigiali jetty (café and WC located opposite the jetty; average wait time for transfer to Meganissi is 20mins)
  • Perigiali jetty to Meganissi by sea taxi 30min


  • Beach 10min walk
  • Tavernas/shops 10min drive
  • Vathy 15min drive
  • Nidri on Lefkada 40min boat trip from Spilia or Vathy

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, 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.

Car specifications

Group C – 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small 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 E – Fiat Tipo or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 2 large suitcases & 1 small suitcase*

Group F – Automatic Opel Astra or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 2 medium suitcases*

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.

We throughly enjoyed a weeks holiday with 3 generations of family in Villa Saffron. The villa was amazing with stunning views over the sea towards Lefkada and we enjoyed beautiful sunsets every evening. The pool and outdoor area worked really well even with very young children. The villa is located in a particularly peaceful part of Meganissi, we could hear the boats motoring past and the local goats bells chiming as they past by every morning and evening. Sofia the villa owner was there when we arrived and guided us through the villa features. Anna, the Simpson representative on Meganissi, was excellent.

Mr Anthony Auger, October 2023

Simpson, Sofia and Maria were amazing. We had a brilliant holiday and they were so accommodating. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

Mrs Alexandra Williams, October 2023

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful location with us. We shall miss the panoramic views, swimming and the quiet of the evening once the sun has set. Our third time, and hopefully not the last! Saffron was immaculate as ever. With thanks to Maria and Simpson for enabling everything.

Harriet & Graeme, September 2023

We planned a special holiday to celebrate our Golden wedding anniversaries, and our fortnight in Villa Saffron has certainly delivered that! We have often holidayed together, but this one will stay in our memories as outstanding in every way. We love the island and spending days exploring or simply staying in the villa totally relaxing has been lovely. We have enjoyed all the restaurants that you recommended, Maria, and two meals prepared by the Gaia chefs were outstanding. Thank you for being so attentive and helpful. It would be wonderful to return one day.

Fiona, John, Maggie and Adrian, September 2023

A huge thank you for an amazing holiday. Sofia, you have a beautiful villa and thank you for making us feel so welcome. Maria thank you for organising everything having only booked two days before departure, and accommodating our 10-day stay. What a wonderful and relaxed holiday. Thank you.

Mark & Vanessa, August 2023

We have been visiting Meganissi for many years but have never found a more magical spot than the one this beautiful villa occupies. The only downside is finding a good enough reason to leave. The beach bar 400m to the left out of the gate is lovely for a drink and a snack (particularly in late afternoon when quieter). We love Tsovolas Taverna in Spartochori and Lakis on Greek night (Thursday). We have been magnificently looked after and are so sad to be leaving. Thank you.

Tim, Helen, Mabel & George, August 2023

What an amazing spot! So difficult to tear ourselves away from the villa to explore Meganissi, but we hired a RIB for a few days and enjoyed some lovely lunches and swimming in secluded bays. We finished the week with a wonderful barbecue at the villa cooked by Costas and his team from Gaia Catering, which we would definitely recommend. A beautiful villa with outstanding service from Simpson Travel as always.

Guy, Sarah, Oscar, Phoebe and Imogen, August 2023

We can only repeat what we wrote on August 14 last year! Wonderful views, elegant villa leaving nothing unprovided. Sorry we had to leave the wine – keep it for us for next year! Many, many thanks.

David & family, July 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Meganisi and Villa Saffron is a fantastic property. Well designed and furnished, the property is an ideal base to either see the island, or just relax in the sun (or both!). The views are incredible; one of those properties you really just want to keep as a secret. The assistance received from Maria (arrival/departure, taverna reservations and motor boat hire) was exceptional. Booking and pre-departure service from Simpson Travel was straightforward and comprehensive. No hesitation in recommending Simpson Travel, Meganisi and Villa Saffron.

Grant Naris, June 2023

The villa is just magical with the most stunning views ever. Meganissi is a truly beautiful place and we have enjoyed being here every day. The entire week has been so special and a big thank you to everyone involved for making it so special.

Amanda & John, June 2023

Thank you for our wonderful holiday at Saffron on Meganissi, which wasn't our intended destination but Ed, the Operations Manager, phoned me just a few days before departure to say that construction had started close to Villa Akoni - the villa we had booked and he offered us Villa Saffron as a more peaceful alternative. It couldn't have been better. Everything was fabulous - particularly the view. The villa was exceptional. The welcome we got at Preveza airport was amazing and we felt very special, the taxi driver was great and once we arrived on Meganisi Maria and Rania greeted us like old friends. Nothing was too much trouble and Maria was fabulous right up to when he hugged her goodbye as we got on the sea taxi. Everyone was so friendly and helpful including the owners Sophia, Thanassis and their daughter who made us so welcome.

Sarah Spencer, May 2023

Fabulous villa with superb views. Very peaceful location and walking distance to lovely beach and one restaurant.

Janet Durrant, September 2022

Magical Meganissi. We had the most amazing holiday as a family of 3 generations. Our granddaughter Florence 9 months had her first experience of a magical Greek island. We were greeted with so many smiles by the islanders! Villa Saffron offers seclusion with fabulous views! Sofia and her team cared for the villa and us so carefully! We feel in love Meganissi and can’t wait to return! Thank you Simpson Travel you are simply the best!

Lynn Watts, September 2022

Overall, the quality of the villa, location, customer service continues to be of an excellent standard and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Simpson, Meganisi and Villa Saffron to all.

Nicolas Caller, August 2022

Perfect villa, perfect location, so so quiet, we loved it here.

Nick and Jenny, July 2022

Our experience with Simpson Travel was excellent. They provide top notch service and care with a first class feel. Rania our local concierge was simply fantastic and I cannot thank her enough for all that she did to make our stay wonderful.

Ian Livingstone, July 2022

Of the many holidays we've enjoyed around these islands, Meganissi and this villa made for a truly memorable one. Rania was brilliant, a real credit to you guys. Everything we wanted was dealt with in an efficient and effortless manner which made our stay all the more enjoyable.

Nick Summersby, June 2022

A wonderful holiday, where nothing was too big or too small to be catered for. From start to finish Simpsons took care of everything and delivered an exceptional holiday experience.

Mr Bodington, May 2022

I am so appreciative of the Simpson team and the experience we enjoyed on our recent family holiday. Originally booked a villa in Corsica in the summer of 2020 but the pandemic presented challenges that made travel very difficult (if not impossible). However, the team at Simpson helped us navigate the complexities seamlessly and flexibly, supporting us throughout the entire process and ultimately helping us to enjoy a wonderful family break in Meganissi. The pre-departure team helped us to navigate the various Covid restrictions which made for an easy travel experience. On arrival at the island, we were greeted by Rania (the Simpson concierge) who had arranged not only our hire car but also a taxi that we could follow to the villa. On arrival at the villa, we were met by Sofia, the owner, who explained how everything worked, provided some much-needed wine and other essentials in the fridge and gave us some great tips for restaurants, beaches, etc. and made herself available throughout our stay as required (which thankfully it wasn't as everything was exceptional) and even arranged for a mid-week refresh of wine. We had the most wonderful time and nothing was ever too much trouble for Rania, Sofia and the entire Simpson team. We are definitely huge advocates of Simpson Travel and will be using them for future travel needs across Europe. Thank you so much and for making this much needed post-lockdown holiday everything we hoped it would be.

NC – via TrustPilot, August 2021

We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Saffron. Beautiful well-equipped modern villa with stunning sea views. Like another Simpson reviewer, we spent many an hour with elbows on the edge of the infinity pool watching the boats go by.... Owner, Sofia, is lovely and very helpful. Rania, the Simpson concierge, was a real gem – nothing was too much trouble (including organising PCR tests for our return). This was our second holiday with Simpson. Would highly recommend for the exceptional service we received.

P&R – via TrustPilot, August 2021

We booked an extremely last minute holiday on Meganisi and were richly rewarded with a fantastic week organised superbly by Simpson Travel. We were met at the airport and the transfers were in place from the taxi to the water taxi and the car hire when we reached Meganisi. Everything was effortless for us and Rania, who was our local representative, met us on arrival. Having her expertise and knowledge of the island was so invaluable and nothing was too much trouble for her. On reaching the beautiful Villa Saffron we were met by the owner Sophia, who was so welcoming. The house had absolutely everything we could possibly want or need and we had the most peaceful time there. We certainly will be travelling again with Simpson Travel. Thank you.

Amanda – via TrustPilot, September 2020

We returned from Meganissi earlier this month. It was definitely the holiday we needed. We were worried but Simpson was very flexible and we didn’t pay until the week before when Greece confirmed we could go. Villa Saffron is wonderful and we loved exploring the island. Everyone was very welcoming and thanked us for coming from taverna owners and beach bars to taxi drivers. The sea was even more turquoise than ever and the sun shone for 14 days. We found Rania very helpful and informative and were delighted to see Rebecca again. Thank you to all and the owners of the villa. I would definitely recommend a break and would book with Simpson Travel again as they could not have been more supportive.

Sarah, August 2020

Our second time at Villa Saffron. Nothing has changed. And that’s just perfect again! As ever our thanks to Sofia for making us so welcome and giving us such a wonderful environment.

Tim & Laurie, October 2019

It was a delight to be shown around her exceptional villa by Sophia herself. The property is immaculately presented and we loved its location. Sea swimming was good both from the steps opposite the villa entrance and the beach opposite Spilia Island. We found no need for a/c, heating or mosquito coils. Thank you, Sophia, for your hospitality and gifts.

Jacquie & Tony, September 2019

What a wonderful place to relax, watching the boats go by and enjoying the beautiful view. We loved the cats in Vathy and made friends with Erena and Dimitra in the gift shop. A big thank you to Sophia, Tina and Vanna for making our stay so comfortable.

Julia, Nick, Ben, Arianna, Luke & Vicky, September 2019

We had the most wonderful time at this gorgeous villa. Rent a boat rental and explore the west coast coves and remote beaches – have lunch at Il Paradiso. Buggy guided tour with Andonis – fantastic day. Favourite restaurant Rose Garden. Villa amazing! Thank you to Sofia, Tina, Vanna, Rebecca and the team.

The Meli family, August 2019

We have loved the villa and have barely left apart from a visit Vathy. Despite Tilevoes being a bit more expensive it’s worth the price and we definitely recommend it. Try all the different restaurants, especially Errikos and the family-run Miko. We have had an amazing week and hope to return again soon. Thank you to Tina, Sophia and the team for making our stay so wonderful.

The Wolstensholme family, August 2019

We have enjoyed a relaxing week on Meganissi and at Villa Saffron – with its stunning views. It has been a peaceful break – just watching all the boats sail and motor by! Thank you to Sofia for checking all was well with us and allowing us to sit and admire the views which we would never tire of.

Jacqueline & John, July 2019

Thank you for a fabulous week in your beautiful villa, an amazing place to spend the week with all the family. We have had a great time, the pool, the weather and Meganissi have excelled our expectations. We hope to come back and enjoy it all over again.

Karen, Steve, andrew, Laura, Michael & Libby, July 2019

We have loved the villa and its views. Thank you to Sofia for letting us have a great holiday. The people are very welcoming. We enjoyed a walk around Katameri and recommend Limonari beach for snorkelling. The patisseries overlooking the marina are a must. We had a fantastic cake from them for Peter’s birthday. We look forward to coming back. Thank you to Sofia and Vanna for a very clean villa.

Margaret, Peter, Laura & Henry, July 2019

Our first visit to Meganissi didn’t disappoint. Beautiful island and superb villa. Sofia and Vanna gave us a lovely warm welcome on arrival and were very helpful and accommodating We love the villa with its wonderful views and high standard. Hired e-bikes in Vathy. Stefanos is brilliant – cannot speak highly enough of him. He went the extra mile after our accident, arranging everything. Also had a boat for the day which was wonderful. We feel we have truly experienced the Meganissi hospitality and really don’t want to go home! It’s been great having the holiday so organised with travel details taken care of and Tina has been very informative throughout. Hopefully we will return.

John, June 2019

Meganissi – what a treat! We all loved the relaxed feel of the island. The villa didn’t disappoint, even better than the website photos which could never do justice to the view which is quite stunning. We all loved watching the endless procession of boats making their way into port – and the dolphins. Sofia and Vanna were so kind to us and left us wanting for nothing. All in all a truly lovely holiday. We are all hoping to return.

The Burnet family, June 2019

First, thanks so much Sofia, Rebecca and of course Koola. Yet again we have had a wonderful stay in the superb villa. We tend to hang around it most days including cooking most evenings using the delicious local produce. Vathy has enough choice to suit most tastes but a start at The Boom Boom Bar is always worthwhile. Porto Spilia has a convenient mini-market if you don’t feel like the Vathy drive and it is very pleasant for a beer on the beach.

Robert & Vivian, September 2018

Lovely holiday. Beautiful island, especially the walking – lovely friendly people. We have so much enjoyed staying in this delightful villa. The best villa we have stayed in in Greece. World class location and views, great facilities, beautifully equipped and kitted out. Immaculately and spotlessly clean throughout. Thank you to Sophia, Koola and the team for looking after us so well, and to Rebecca for everything. Going home relaxed, refreshed and rested after a lovely time on the island.

Rosemary & Simon, September 2018

Practically perfect in every way! Many thanks to Sofia for such a warm welcome and to Rebecca and Koola for looking after us so well.

Tim & Laurie, September 2018

We have loved our week here, such a beautiful place and a really relaxing and restoring holiday. We found it hard to tear ourselves away from the villa and nearby beach at the tip of the small spit 5 minutes along the track. Had a lovely walk along the coastal path between Abelakia and Atherinos bays – really stunning coves and views. We had a delicious dinner at Il Paradiso – a very informal taverna right by the beach where we had a great fish and aubergine salad. So a wonderful stay but most of all, huge thanks to Sofia and Thanassis for their fantastic hospitality and to Koola for making the villa so lovely and Rebecca for all her help.

The Benson family, August 2018

What a brilliant villa and holiday. I’m so relaxed that time has even gone backwards! Tore ourselves away to swim at the spit and, more usually, at the bottom of the drive – perfect. Then to eat – Tilevoes, lovely and quiet, great food and service – our favourite. Rose Garden is great for comfort food and the lady in the supermarket there is so helpful. Otherwise, just staying here and enjoying all the villa has to offer...amazing views, owls, deer and great stargazing from the master bedroom balcony! Must do the day boat too. The villa looks as good from the sea s the sea does from the villa. Thank you to Thanassis and Sofia for letting us experience the villa, to Koola for looking after us, and to Rebecca for being there when we needed her most.

Peter & Elizabeth, August 2018

A perfect week – our 4th time here. Thank you for having us, Sofia and Thanassis. Thank you to Koola for looking after us so well. We recommend Milas – good breakfast and lunch. Hopefully we’ll be back.

The Denver family, August 2018

Thank you Thanassis and Sofia for a fantastic stay in your lovely villa. Thanks to you both and also Koola for looking after us so well during our stay. The location of the villa is idyllic – the views from the house and the patio are fantastic. Perfect for boat watching and relaxing. We loved the pool and the little spit beach at the end of the road. Great for late afternoon swims and snorkelling. When we were able to tear ourselves away from the villa, we enjoyed some lovely meals in Vathy. We feel completely relaxed and refreshed after our week here. Look out for deer at dusk and fantastic stargazing! What a magical spot!

The Blair family, July 2018

Another brilliant Simpson holiday! Fantastic villa, great hosts and views to die for. Meganissi is a wonderful spot, we really had to drag ourselves away. Errikos is highly recommended. A special thanks to Rebecca, Harris, Sofia, Thanassis and Koola for making our stay so memorable.

Charles & Carol, July 2018

Another brilliant destination and beautiful villa from Simpson Exclusive, with a lovely team at the villa and so helpful. A special mention in dispatches for owner Sophie, who was so thoughtful during our stay; especially when a spectacular thunderstorm knocked out the power! We ate mainly at the Spilia Bay taverna. The gold star has to go to Tilevoes in Vathy. Great Italian/Greek food. It’s worth driving round the island for some spectacular views. A lovely holiday, we are sad to leave and will be back.

Sara & Steve, June 2018

We were really impressed with the whole Simpson Travel experience, from first booking, to the way things were sorted out for us before we went, such as car and boat hire, to the fantastic welcome hamper (which had everything we could have wanted), to the way we were looked after on the island and the way any problems were sorted out – we had electric problems which were quickly and efficiently dealt with. I would particularly like to mention Rebecca who was exceptional – she was always available and helpful with everything from offering to book tables for us to sorting out the air-con problems. Thank you Simpson Travel for a memorable holiday – we will certainly be booking with you again.

Mrs Waring, August 2017

Lovely stay in Meganissi. The villa is fabulous and the owners are friendly and helpful but allow you privacy. It is still the best villa we have ever stayed in. We really appreciated being so well looked after with discreet cleaning and towel changes and an exceptional welcome hamper. The coast nearby offers amazing swimming. Rebecca is very friendly and helpful and sorts out problems very promptly.

Mrs Dewar, August 2017

Yet another lovely holiday with Simpson Travel. As the Meganissi representative, Rebecca is outstanding. Saffron is an exceptional villa on a beautiful unspoilt island. The views are breathtaking. We have already taken an option on two weeks next year! Thank you.

Susie and Jonathan Pyper, July 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.


Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5


  • Location


    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort


    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beaches, restaurants 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.

Local life potters along as it’s done for centuries and there are no bustling resorts on Meganissi, just three flower-filled villages – and yet you’ll still see luxury yachts moored in the harbours. Warmly welcoming, this island is also beautifully unspoilt; its coastline dotted with gleaming white beaches, some accessible only by boat or kayak. Inland, the rolling hills make for wonderful walking country, with shady pine forests and spectacular blue seas beyond.

To complete the picture, we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas on Meganissi. 

Explore our pre-bookable experiences in Meganissi

Read more on our Meganissi region page

Every Simpson Exclusive Villa includes our complimentary Concierge Service, designed to make your holiday experience as relaxing and seamless as possible.

Before you leave the UK, our dedicated Pre-departure Team will help you plan the details of your holiday, from the logistics of your journey to your own personal requirements. Drawing on our experience and extensive local knowledge, we are able to accommodate any feasible request.

As a minimum, we can arrange:

  • UK airport hotels and parking
  • UK airport lounge access
  • Private chef service
  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • In-villa massage treatments
  • Boat hire and excursions
  • Private jets

Once you arrive at your villa, our local Concierge will be available throughout your holiday for any further advice or assistance.

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