Villa Akoni

Meganissi, Greece

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  • Stylish contemporary villa
  • Finished to a high spec
  • Beautiful sea views
  • Waterside tavernas at Vathy 5min walk

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Meganissi has rapidly established itself as a real Simpson Travel favourite, thanks to its signature relaxed pace and authentic charm that have all but disappeared from many of the larger Greek islands. Conscious of the need to protect this delightful landscape, the locals also seem to have perfected the knack of building traditional stone houses with smart contemporary interiors, and Villa Akoni is a fine new example of the style.

The house is one of a trio of villas, each with its own private pool and terrace, overlooking Ambelaki Bay in the north of the island. You can sit here all day long and watch the yachts coming and going in the bay, but the real beauty of this spot is that it’s walking distance from Vathy. The village sits at the head of a deep natural inlet, a magnet for sailing boats in the summer months, and therefore well provided with cafés and tavernas. If you get here at the right time you can get fish straight from the waterside, but if you miss the boat this is still a wonderful spot to people watch and take a lesson from the locals in the art of easy living. Katomeri, with its very traditional architecture and local tavernas is just a couple of minutes away by car, and the pretty beach of Fanari is only a five minute drive.

Villa Akoni sits separately in a small cluster of neighbouring villas that includes Villa Taphian and Villa Mentes, which are identical in style and layout.



  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with TV (English speaking news channels), door leads to outdoor terrace/pool
  • Kitchen includes oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • WC and washing machine

First floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, door leads to private balcony
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, door leads to private balcony

Lower ground floor

  • Twin bedroom with sitting area and en-suite shower room (bedroom can be accessed externally or internally)


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Outside dining area with barbecue
  • Outside living area
  • Private swimming pool 4m x 8m (depth 1m – 1.6m)
  • The Google map is a few years old and there is now a further villa next door
  • In October some seasonal tavernas, shops and bars may be closed


  • 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): 0831K91000544401


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


  • Fanari beach 5min drive
  • Vathy (tavernas, supermarkets) 5min walk
  • 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’ve just returned from our 7th Simpson Travel holiday at Spilia Bay House and Akoni, our 6th in the Ionian Islands. It couldn’t have been more perfect, from the pre-holiday communications and help from both the UK head office and local operations headed up by Chris, to the on-island assistance of the lovely Rania who all worked tirelessly to make sure our experience was up to the usual 5-star Simpson standard. And it certainly was! The journey was seamless and incredibly safe with the new protocols in place for travel and the island and all the wonderful taverna owners and shopkeepers welcomed us back with open arms, a smile and “yassas”! We felt incredibly grateful to be there; the island was a little quite but was definitely picking up, and as usual our villa accommodation was spotless, comfortable and Simpson Travel had thought of everything we needed. A faultless holiday experience, we cannot recommend them enough, and we will return! Greece is open and safe and will give you a very warm welcome.
Simpson Traveller – July 2020

Overall we had an excellent holiday and the experience at our destination was outstanding.
Mr Jordan – September 2019

Villa Akoni is the most wonderful villa in a splendid location. The large outdoor space combined with the villa's closeness to the wonderful harbour of Vathy made this the perfect holiday choice for us. The villa itself inside was spotless and very comfortable, the bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in when on holiday. Very homely, we would definitely recommend.
Simpson Traveller – June 2019

The journeys to and from Meganissi were on time, comfortable and well organised – the Simpson Travel team looked after us very well – as Rebecca and Nikos continued to do throughout the holiday. The villa was one of the best equipped and furnished that we have stayed in and everything was spotlessly clean and worked! The views from the property were amazing. We enjoyed being in easy walking distance of Vathi, notwithstanding the hill on the way back, and dining in Vathi was excellent. There were excellent walks available from the villa without the need to use a car, many of which included more remote beaches with excellent swimming. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
Roger Sparrow – September 2018

The location of Villa Akoni is superb – amazing views, secluded from the neighbours and such an easy to walk to Vathy and a relatively short drive anywhere. Rebecca, the Simpson Travel representative on Meganissi, is amazing – she was always happy to help with any questions or requests. Chris and Natasha at Preveza also provided a great first introduction to Simpson Travel on the ground – they were so warm and friendly. I will definitely book with Simpson again. It’s about 20 years since I last travelled on a package, always preferring to do my own thing – Simpson Travel has shown me package holidays in a new light!
SG – August 2018

A most stunning service from booking to coming home. Nothing was too much and we had an amazing holiday at Villa Akoni. We will definitely use Simpson Travel again.
Justin – July 2018


Akoni is ideally located with a view of the two lovely bays close to Vathy. The villa is built to very high standards with great views and is very close to the port’s amenities. A short walk takes you to some lovely restaurants and bars which are unspoilt and serve excellent food. An amazing place and tough to beat.
Mr Hatton – October 2017

Meganissi is an idyllic island with breathtaking scenery where you go. We particularly enjoyed the drive to Agios Ioannis via Stravnam and the two local walks around Vathy. We also spent endless hours of pleasure watching the boats come and go from the villa’s balcony. Many thanks to Simpson Travel and Rebecca for a truly wonderful holiday in an excellent villa – we hope to be back soon.
Pat & Richard Jordan – September 2017

A beautiful villa in a fantastic location. This was our third family holiday in Meganissi and this was definitely the villa with the best views. Our teenage children ended up voting for Fanari as their favourite beach – I think it was the reggae beach bar and backgammon that swung it. Rebecca has been absolutely fantastic. We had some very difficult family issues back in the UK at the beginning of the holiday and Rebecca went above and beyond to help us navigate our way through that.
The Massey Family – August 2017

Had a wonderful week here. Thanks to Rebecca for arranging everything so well.
Sue, Mike, Milly and Milla – July 2017

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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

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