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- Stylish and comfortable villa
- Stunning sea views
- Spacious pool terrace
- Glorious sunsets
- Simpson family extras available
Our 2022 holidays are now available to reserve online. For more information, visit our Advance Registration page.
Sapphire sits high on the hillside above Mikri Ammos beach. The lofty position delivers a killer combination of jaw-dropping views, cooling sea breezes and luxurious seclusion. It’s hard not to feel the teeniest bit smug sitting here, drink in hand, as the sky fades from blue to blush and lights begin to twinkle over the water on Paxos, Anti Paxos and Corfu.
From breakfasts by the pool to dinners that start with the sunset, you can enjoy the very best of this magical region without leaving your villa. Visiting massage and beauty treatments are also available to soothe and pamper sun-warmed bodies even deeper into relaxation.
Superbly finished both inside and out, Sapphire sits proudly in its own spacious grounds with a private pool, Jacuzzi and generous sun terrace. Owner Costa has worked all over the world in the hospitality business, and his experience shows in the hotel standard linens, designer kitchen and gym equipment.
Sapphire is one of two virtually identical detached villas on this magnificent site; privacy is ensured thanks to a high mature hedge separating both the houses and gardens.
If the view over the water inspires you to explore further, Sapphire makes for an ideal two-centre option combined with any of our villas on Corfu or Paxos.
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- 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
- Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with TV (English speaking news channels), DVD player, doors lead to pool terrace
- Kitchen includes full oven, microwave, wine cooler, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
- Double bedroom (180cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite bathroom, doors lead to pool terrace
- Double bedroom (180cm x 200cm bed), door leads to pool terrace
- Shower room
- Twin bedroom (80cm x 200cm beds) with en-suite bathroom (suitable for nanny or children only)
- Fitness room
- Shower room
- Laundry room
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned (except for lower floor)
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Outdoor seating and dining areas
- Private swimming pool 4.5m x 9m (depth 1.35m – 1.70m)
- Villa accessed via a winding unmade road
- Boat hire available from Sivota
- 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): 0621Κ123Κ0182801
- Mikri Ammos beach 5min drive
- Sivota (tavernas, shops) 10min drive
- Private sea taxi from Sivota to Paxos 30min
- Preveza airport 1hr 20min drive
Corfu airport transfer to port by taxi (10min), ferry to Igoumenitsa port (approx. 2hrs), collect rental car and drive to Sivota (25min drive)
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 B, Fiat Panda or similar*
- 4-5 guests – 1 Group C, Fiat Tipo or similar*
- 6 guests – 2 Group B, Fiat Panda 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.
Group B – 1.2 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*
Group C – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group B1 – Hyundai i20 or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group E1 – Automatic Peugeot 208 or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*
Group E2 – Automatic Peugeot 301 or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases & 1 small suitcase
Group G1 – Automatic Jeep Diesel, 1.6 litre engine, 3 large cases & 1 small
Group I – Fiat Doblo 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 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.
We have travelled with Simpson on several occasions, staying in beautiful villas in the Greek Islands and Turkey. They offer a wonderful selection of properties and there is always someone on the team who has had first-hand experience of the area and the villa to help you make up your mind. We have just returned from a trip to Lygia and Sivota. Super villas and beautiful locations, so good that we extended our holiday whilst we were out there. But what really sets Simpson apart from the crowd is the superb customer service that they deliver. From start to finish the Simpson team are professional, helpful, and friendly, without being intrusive and they really go the extra mile to make your holiday special. Our local contact this year was Rania, a true asset to Simpson. Nothing was too much trouble for Rania, she was simply amazing. She personalised our welcome pack to include gluten-free options and fresh coffee rather than instant and when I struggled to organise a supermarket food delivery (as I didn't have a local Greek mobile number) that wasn't a problem, Rania offered to do our shopping for us. Quite simply she removed any stress and helped to make it a wonderful, peaceful and relaxed holiday. We highly recommend Simpson Travel and are sure you will do too once you've sampled what they have on offer.
Janet M – via TrustPilot – September 2020
Stayed in lots of Simpson villas but this is one of the nicest. Well presented, comfortable and quiet. Sivota has plenty of places to eat. The waitress remembered us from last year and even gave us a bottle of wine! Any of the monasteries are worth a visit especially the old ones. Beautiful decorations and artefacts. The Turkish Fortress is also worth a visit, plus the olive oil museum and the watermill in Parga. Jana and Stuart are very informative if you want ideas of where to go and Isabella Tours have lots of trips you can go on.
Sandra & Richard – September 2019
Sapphire was probably the best we have ever stayed at with beautiful views. The only thing to note was the drive up was initially terrifying but we got used to it. Highly recommended.
Dr Rolfe – September 2019
Special moments in life stay with you forever, staying at Villa Sapphire has been one these. We were instantly aware that we were experiencing something special. We would simply say each day during our stay at the villa, whilst sitting on the patio looking out to sea........this is incredible. We both had the best holiday of our lives.....the best ever. Everything was perfect, the villa, the location, the breathtaking view, the lovely welcome pack along with the superb wine kindly provided by the incredibly delightful, friendly and professional Stuart and Jana, all really did help to make our stay simply wonderful. Sometimes we nearly didn't go out in the evening, sitting outside watching the sun go down over the ocean was quite stunning. The whole Simpson Team are to be congratulated for providing exceptional service.
Mr R Wigg – August 2019
Sapphire is a nice villa. We like Sivota with its selection of tavernas and shops. We visited Ioannina which is worth a trip. It takes you on the A2 motorway which is possibly one of the most scenic stretches of motorway. Ioannina is very pleasant. The silver smithing museum is worth a visit. Parga is a pretty town and the coast road is picturesque. Our favourite restraint is Agali just before you reach Perdika. We visited twice.
Rob & Louise – June 2019
Have spent a week at beautiful Villa Sapphire, our tenth Simpson villa. As always brilliant, but Sapphire is very special, spectacular views, immaculately kept and the owner, Costas, is very proud of what he has built. Tried all the restaurants recommended and agree all good. We really enjoyed watching the sunset from the helipad, truly spectacular, particularly if you have a bottle of Prosecco! Rania is lovely, very helpful and attentive.
Steph & Julia – September 2018
Wow – what a great villa. We have had a fantastic few days and are very grateful to Rania for all her help and advice regarding restaurants and places to visit. We hope to return.
Karen & Alastair – September 2018
Sapphire: Fantastic. Had a wonderful week – the views are amazing and the villa is so comfortable and well equipped. Rania, the rep, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
V. McCallum – September 2018
Amazing, truly beautiful villa and views. The photos, if anything, do not do it justice! Feel very privileged to have been able to stay here. Rania is very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed our walk down the Acheron river (buy crabbing shoes and take with you!). Horse riding too but the best day was hiring a little boat in the harbour and sailing round for a day. Take a picnic and a bottle of wine. We will be back. Thank you Simpson.
The Perigo family – August 2018
We have had a lovely week in this fantastic villa. The views are stunningly beautiful. Thank you to Rania and Olga for welcoming us and cleaning up after us! We had lovely meals in the harbour and we definitely recommend Hotel Filakas. We enjoyed the boat trip to Paxos and Anti Paxos. We are so sad to leave. We enjoyed every day of our stay and we hope to return to this villa in the coming years. Thank you Simpson.
The Bebbington family – August 2018
When you see Sapphire on the Simpson Travel website you think it looks too good to be true. When you arrive there you cannot believe your eyes, it is still too good to be true. But it is true!
Rachel & David – August 2018
Although the weather has not been great we have had a wonderful week. We love the villa with its perfect views. We have been swimming every day and really enjoyed the hot tub. We went quite early one morning to Necromancy and really enjoyed our visit. Rania has been lovely and so welcoming. Thanks also to Olga for keeping everything so clean.
Hilary, David & Frances – July 2018
What a fantastic villa for a lovely, relaxing family holiday! When we did venture away from the pool and stunning views we enjoyed a trip to Parga, the Acheron River (go early to have the walk by yourselves and leave your bags behind so you can swim the deep bits as you head up the river!) and parasailing from Sivota harbour. Our favourite beach was Agia Paraskeri – a nice swim over to the island (where you can look back to Villa Sapphire) and great iced coffees from the beach bar. Plenty of good places to eat. We enjoyed Ostria, Parasol and Hotel Filakas in particular and Acanthus bar is nice for a late night cocktail. Thanks to Rania for her recommendations and to Olga for looking after us.
The Munsey family – July 2018
Loved the villa and the weather was perfect. Rania was very helpful, answering the many questions we had. We enjoyed our holiday very much and we all had a very good time. We all would recommend this villa to anyone.
Megan, Daisy, Mason, Jane & Jason – July 2018
Fantastic villa and location. Simpson Travel provides real 'old Fashioned' customer service both from the UK base and whilst on holiday.
Mr Dwyer – October 2017
We stayed at Sapphire in Sivota. On arrival, our breath was taken away by the views and also the size and quality of the villa. The area is spectacular, lovely beaches, beautiful, clean towns and villages and the most amazing sunsets. When you see the photos on the Simpson Travel website and think they are too good to be true, believe us, they are true, it is just like that, or better. Amazing.
Mrs Simms – June 2017
Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themelves, 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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Unspoilt Sivota sits prettily in its own natural harbour just across the water from Corfu. A short walk away you’ll find two pristine sand-and-pebble beaches, with more to explore on the uninhabited islands offshore and along the glorious Epiros Coast. Further afield, and perfect for a short countryside break or day trip, is Zagoria, home to timeless slate-built villages, arched stone bridges and the fabled monasteries of Meteora.
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