Villa Mentes

Meganissi, Greece

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

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


Accommodation

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

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

First floor

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

Lower ground floor

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

General

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Exterior dining area with barbecue
  • Exterior living area
  • Private swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1m – 1.6m)
  • The Google map is a few years old and there is now a further villa next door

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): 0831K91000544401


Location

  • Beach (Fanari) 5min drive
  • Tavernas/supermarkets (Vathy) 5min walk
  • Transfer Preveza airport to Meganissi by taxi or minibus and sea taxi or ferry (depending on the mode of transport and the departure port, the journey will take about 1hr 30mins)

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, VW Polo or similar*
  • 4-5 guests – 1 Group D, Nissan Tiida or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C, VW Polo or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors 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 F – Automatic Opel Astra or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 1 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group K – Opel Zafira or similar, 1.8 litre engine, no suitcases with full occupancy*

Group L – Opel Vivaro or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 6 medium suitcases*

Group M – Nissan Qashqai SUV 2WD or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 2 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

Had a lovely holiday staying at Villa Mentes overlooking the beautiful bay. Rebecca and Harris have been so helpful and understanding. Simpson Travel is so lucky to have such a charming family to look after us. We enjoyed spending time looking around the island, spending time on the beach and swimming in the sea and loved spending time around the pool at the villa.
Ruth & Derek – June 2018

Hard to think of anything that would spoil a trip to Meganissi...a stay at Villa Mentes ensured the likelihood of that happening was even less – fantastic villa! Location is superb and we wanted for nothing. Very envious of whoever is fortunate enough to follow us. This island is very special – this is our second visit and already reserving it for next year. Huge tick to Simpson Travel and the owners for sharing this villa and special spot. See you next year!
Pam, Donna and Donald – September 2017

First Simpson Travel holiday and they did not disappoint! Excellent service and holiday package...and the standard of villa was faultless. Meganissi would be hard to spoil, but it was definitely enhanced by the seamless Simpson Travel experience and the beautiful villa location and amenities. Wonderful holiday...roll on next year. Thank you Simpson Travel!
Ms Howlett – September 2017

Beautiful island enhanced by the excellent villas, the warmth of the local people and unparalleled knowledge and support from Rebecca, the local Simpson Travel rep on Meganisi. We cannot wait to go back again and perhaps combine with another location for a longer stay as a week just isn't long enough.
Mr Bingham – September 2017

This has quickly become one of our favourite Simpson destinations. Thanks again to Rebecca and the Simpson Travel team for another great holiday.
The Cole Family – July 2017

We had the best honeymoon on the beautiful island of Meganissi. From start to finish Simpson Travel were brilliant to deal with and the villa and whole holiday was absolutely perfect, we wouldn't change a thing. We are already plotting how we can go back again soon.
Jon and Steph – July 2017

 

 

We have had a lovely week. Plenty of (really) hot water for showers after either days out or relaxing days by the pool. Boat trip was amazing – we feel very, very lucky to be joined by a pod of dolphins who entertained us for half–an–hour or more. Even if you are not lucky enough to see dolphins, still do the trip – it’s fun! We loved the Rose Garden for evening meals. Rebecca has been great – booked our boat and also our table at Spartochori for the Greek dancing night. Oh what fun! Food was great too! Driving round the island has been a great challenge – who knows where a one–way system will bring you. Fun, fun, fun! All in all a great holiday. Very relaxing but not without so much laughter. Whoever stays next – just relax, eat and enjoy is as much as we have. Wonderful!
Richard, Steph, Oliver and Rebecca – September 2017

This is such a lovely villa overlooking the beautiful bay. Location wise you couldn’t ask for better. A lovely stroll down the lane brings you into Vathy harbour with the lovely tavernas and the array of boats coming in and out of the harbour. This is such a beautiful spot – so tranquil and an idyllic place to stay. Restaurants were very good. We especially enjoyed the Rose Garden (the others were delightful and the fresh fish was excellent!). A big thank you to Rebecca and the Simpson Travel team for arranging such a great holiday. Amazing.
G & M Smith – September 2017

We had a super week in Villa Mentes. It is our second time staying here and we loved it as much as the first time. Rebecca has been great and a fount of knowledge for this beautiful island.
Jo, Andy, Gracie & Jemmie Spencer – July 2017

We love Meganissi, this was the second visit of what we hope will be many more. It's a lovely island with the friendliest locals. Simpson Travel exceeded all expectations, lovely helpful rep, beautiful villa, well equipped and furnished with spectacular views. We will be back.
Mrs Polybank – July 2017

It’s worth a drive to Fanari beach which is a lovely place to spend a few hours, we went to the Reggae bar. We also drove to some other small beaches which were beautiful. It’s basically impossible not to have an amazing time here – everyone we met has been so friendly, the food has been amazing, the island is beautiful. We’ll miss it!
Jon & Steph (honeymoon) – June 2017

We had an amazing holiday on a lovely island in great accommodation. Simpson Travel holidays always give incredible service and can be trusted to make everything as perfect as possible from its locations and travel arrangements to its friendly knowledgeable reps.
Ms Holley – June 2016

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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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 in Meganissi to help you make the most of this exclusive island. 

Read more on our Meganissi region page

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