Villa Taphian

Meganissi, Greece

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  • Stylish contemporary villa
  • Finished to a high spec
  • 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 Taphian 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 seafood tavernas. If you get here at the right time you can get the day’s catch 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 Taphian sits separately in a small cluster of neighbouring villas that include Villa Mentes 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
  • Room can be accessed internally or externally

General

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Outdoor living area
  • Outdoor dining area with barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1m – 1.6m)

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

  • Tavernas/supermarkets (Vathy) 5min walk
  • Beach (Fanari) 5min drive
  • 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

What a fantastic holiday at Villa Taphian – we received an outstanding service from Simpson Travel. Rebecca (our Simpson Travel representative) was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and was on hand at all times.
Mrs Gumbrell – September 2018

Lovely relaxing week in Villa Taphian. Travelled to most places including Spartachori and Katomeri. Enjoyed our meals at Stavros, Erikkos and O Pasas, but we also had a few good barbecues at home with meal from Knife & Cleaver. We recommend the boat trip to Kalamos and Kostas (all day trip). We really enjoyed stopping off at the quiet bays for a swim off the boat. Rebecca has been fantastic. Helping with any problem we had. Many thanks to Simpson Travel for a wonderful week.
Richard, Jennie, Rodders, Henrietta, Joseph & Christian – August 2017

Villa Taphian has been a superb and is a very comfortable base for a most relaxing holiday. It has been our third visit to Meganissi and its charm will no doubt entice us back again. This time we particularly enjoyed exploring the island on our hired e–bikes which make cycling up the steep inclines effortless. We cannot praise Rebecca enough in ensuring that we enjoyed our holiday and helping us with our queries. Limonari beach is our favourite but Fanari beach is a close second. Thank you Simpson Travel.
Robin & Carmen – June 2017

We’ve had a fantastic holiday on Meganissi and will definitely be coming back! Best day was hiring a boat and exploring all the island’s bays on our own! Thanks to Simpson Travel for making it all so easy.
Ticia, Jeremy, Rory and Amy – September 2016

A fantastic holiday from start to finish. Thank you for all your help, knowledge and input. Can't wait to use you again.
Mrs Corley – August 2016

Another excellent holiday with Simpson Travel. As usual all arrangements were seamless, and the introduction of the BA flights from Heathrow last year have made a huge difference. Meganissi was a beautiful, unspoiled island and the Simpson Travel rep, Rebecca, was extremely helpful. The standard of villa was good and had the added attraction of just being over a five-minute walk down to the bars and tavernas in the evening in Vathy.
Mr Wilford – July 2016

 

We have had the most relaxing two weeks. The villa was perfect with amazing views. We rented a small boat and drove around all the bays jumping in and out of the boat. We enjoyed lots of meals at the Rose Garden, Hector and Effie are brilliant. Their supermarket next to the restaurant was really good as well. Rebecca is outstanding – helped us sort out a medical emergency, luckily not serious in the end. We hope those who come in the future have as much fun as we did on Meganissi – we don’t want to go back to the rain in Scotland!
Laura – July 2017

After a relaxing week in Villa Taphian our only complaint is that wasn’t two weeks. We enjoyed watching the boats from Spilia beach as well as snorkelling at Fanari. Erikkos and Tilevoes were our favourites in Vathy for dinner, but it’s worth a stroll around to the Marina for a cocktail with a harbour view and Pistrina for a friendly coffee.
Mark & Rachel – September 2016

We’ve had a wonderful relaxing week on Meganissi – beautiful villa, stunning views and crystal clear waters. We enjoyed eating at Erikkos and Tilevoes (beautiful spot to watch the sunsets). Our favourite beach was Limonari and swimming in its warm turquoise water. We also recommend the boat trip around the island. Thank you to Simpson Travel for another fab holiday.
Dorothy, Toni, Georgie, Giac, Amelia – August 2016

Just spent a fabulous two weeks at Villa Taphian which is a perfect spot to discover Meganissi. Rebecca is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the island and organised everything we wanted. The speed boat (Tilevoes!) was the best. We took it round the whole island and had lots of fun. Fab restaurants – Stavros and his sons will make you feel very welcome. Also Tilevoes for something a bit different. Fanari beach is also a must – great beach bar. Thank you for a fab holiday.
Anne, Vince, Sorcha & Oscar – August 2016

Another fabulous holiday with Simpson Travel. The location and villa was every bit as beautiful and comfortable as we hoped. The description and pictures may not even have done it justice! The Simpson Travel team did absolutely everything to make our holiday as relaxing and enjoyable as possible with an excellent personal service. Thank you Simpson Travel.
Mrs Jones – July 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 on Meganissi and an exclusive four-suite boutique hotel, set on its own private peninsula.

Read more on our Meganissi region page

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