Saffron

Meganissi, Greece

Part of theSimpson 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

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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.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 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, washing machine, door leads to pool terrace

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

General

  • 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

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): 0831Κ91000330301

Transfers

  • Preveza airport to Perigiali jetty by taxi or minibus 45min
  • Transfers from Perigiali jetty (no café or WC) 
  • Perigiali jetty to Meganissi by sea taxi 30min

Location

  • 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*

* 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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    Excellent

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    Very good

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  • Location

    5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4.5/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    4.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    3.5/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

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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.

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
  • Celebrations and anniversaries
  • Restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • In-villa massage and beauty 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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