Villa Taphian

Meganissi , Greece

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  • Stylish contemporary villa
  • Finished to a high spec
  • Spacious terrace with barbecue
  • Waterside tavernas at Vathy 5min 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, within walking distance of Vathy. This charming fishing 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 buy 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 charming traditional architecture and local tavernas, is just a couple of minutes away by car and pretty Fanari Beach 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. 

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  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6) 

Ground floor

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

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
  • Room can be accessed internally or externally
  • Washing machine


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Outdoor living area
  • Outdoor dining area with barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 4m x 8m (depth 1m – 1.6m)
  • The Google map is a few years old and there is now a new villa below Taphian (see gallery photos 4, 6, and 11)
  • 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 (café and WC located opposite the jetty; average wait time for transfer to Meganissi is 20mins)
  • Perigiali jetty to Meganissi by sea taxi 30min


  • Vathy (tavernas, supermarkets) 5min walk
  • Fanari beach 5min 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.

From the moment of booking to the end of our holiday in Meganissi, Simpson Travel and their staff and agents were extremely helpful. A beautiful island experience combining typical Greek hospitality and modern services. The villas are ideal for family and groups of friends. Very happy to recommend and book again.

Mr Douglas Rice, August 2023

Our Villa experience in Meganisi surpassed all expectations! The Villa was immaculately clean on arrival, and more equipt that expected. Maria the Simpson rep was extremely helpful from pre-departure right through to the final day of our holiday. She was friendly, knowledgable and responded rapidly without fail. We could not have asked for more.

James Harris, August 2023

We have had the most fantastic week here. The villa has all you need so if you’re chilled you could have a very relaxed week. We’ve been to all the recommended beaches and none are terribly far as the island is small. You could be in the Caribbean rather than on a Greek isle. We end our week at this lovely villa feeling replenished, full of lovely memories, looking out at the amazing views all around us. And to think we arrived stressed out from working so hard and I thought there wouldn’t be enough to do! It’s very beautiful and we are so glad we came to experience a more laid-back island.

Jacqui & Will, July 2023

We would like to add that our concierge Rania was exceptionally helpful, professional, and friendly. She even helped us with a local water supply problem, on her day off. We felt truly looked after by her and by all the Simpsons team (throughout the pandemic) which enhanced our wonderful holiday experience.Anne and Clive Williams, 2022 Once again we have had a wonderful holiday with Simpson. Rania in Meganissi and David/Steph in Syvota were really brilliant - we’ve never had cause to contact reps before but this time we did. In Syvota we had a minor issue with a pipe outside and it was sorted super fast. David came to check in on us to make sure everything was OK, he gave us some super recommendations. Simpson really are the best and I wouldn’t think of using anyone else for summer holidays.

Susie Mullen, July 2022

Excellent service from start to finish. Rep in Meganissi was also brilliant.

Timothy Axworthy, June 2022

Where to start? UK – all the contacts, especially Holly and Anna, were all excellent and could not do enough! At the airport Tina and staff were also excellent! In Meganissi Rebecca was brilliant and again could not do enough. We were recommended to Simpson Travel by our Finance Agent and we are really glad we looked. Thank you everyone for helping to make our holiday one to remember, and will most certainly use Simpson again.

The Lee family, August 2019

Service from all the Simpson reps was exceptional from booking to return. Can’t be faulted – it was a wonderful holiday.

Mr Johnston, July 2019

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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    Very good

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  • 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. 

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