Periyali Crèche and Kids' Clubs

Zakynthos, Greece

Part of theSimpson Kids collection

Whether you're travelling with babes in arms, toddlers or school-age children, our Simpson Kids programme will help you find the perfect holiday to suit your family. From hotels with expert childcare to villas with complimentary infant packs and garden games for the kids, we have everything you need for a stress-free family holiday.
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  • 10 two-bedroom and 1 three-bedroom detached villas
  • Each with small private gated pool
  • First-class childcare with UK trained NNEB-qualified nannies
  • Large shared swimming pool
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Sandy beach 10min walk
  • Tavernas 5min walk

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Simpson Travel Kids' Clubs at Periyali villas in Zakynthos provides the chance for families to have all their individual needs met. The villas are spread out over three acres of mature gardens and trees: a location unparalleled for families, combining service and first-class childcare, with local culture reflected in both the design and spirit of these attractive properties.

The mood here is of space and freedom yet within a safe and child-friendly environment. At any time families can enjoy their own private villa, garden and small pool, or be more sociable at the large shared swimming pool and relax with light meals at the poolside bar. Periyali stands on the lovely Vassilikos peninsula in a peaceful rural setting only minutes from the sea and a short stroll from the famous beach and conservation area at Gerakas, named one of the 12 top beaches in Europe by The Sunday Times. Here, the shallow waters lap gently against a stunning expanse of sand, forming a natural playground for children.

Our Hatchlings Crèche accepts infants from 6 months to 3 years, the Turtles Children’s Club accepts children from 4-6 years and Dolphins accepts children from 7-11 years. The clubs work alongside one another, with a separate area for infants, and age-appropriate activities for our Turtles and Dolphins. The Kids' Club operates five days per week; for full details please explore the links below.

Hatchlings Crèche (6 months to 3 years)

The VIP treatment for our very youngest guests in the care of our carefully chosen team of friendly, fully qualified nannies.

 

Turtles Club (4 to 6 years)

A safe and happy children’s holiday club with personalised care and attention from our team of expert nannies.

 

Dolphins (7 to 11 years)

Enjoy simple pleasures and grand adventures under the supervision of our welcoming childcare team.




Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 garden view villas (2 bedrooms): Ariadne, Kalliopi, Lito, Ourania, Penelope
  • 3 sea facing villas (2 bedrooms): Artemis, Cleo, Thalia
  • 1 sea facing villa (3 bedrooms): Erato
  • 2 single storey villas (2 bedrooms): Hera, Nefeli
  • For details and images of individual properties please open the Villas tab

General accommodation details for all Periyali villas

  • Shared swimming pool 7.5m x 12m (depth 1.3 – 2m)
  • Children's pool 3.8m x 3.8m (depth 0.6m)
  • Poolside snack bar – open 5 hours every day 
  • Complimentary WiFi in all villas
  • Simpson Travel pool towels
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Access down steps to small shingle cove for swimming
  • DVD and book library – not available in 2020 due to Covid-19
  • Laundry service (payable locally)

Simpson family extras

  • Complimentary infant pack included
  • Hatchlings Crèche (6 months to 3 years), Turtles Club (4-6 years), Dolphins (7-11 years) - not running in July and August 2020 due to Covid-19. See details of alternative childcare arrangements here
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement subject to availability
  • Playpens subject to availability
  • To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747

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): 0828K113K0259400 & 0828K123K0512900


Location

  • Gerakas beach 10min walk
  • Tavernas 5min walk
  • Mini-market 10min walk
  • Zakynthos town 25min drive
  • Zakynthos airport 45min drive

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, Ford Fiesta or similar*
  • 4-5 guests – 1 Group D, Ford Mondeo or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C, Ford Fiesta or similar*

* All our cars include full comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. Please note that damage to the undercarriage, wing mirrors, windscreen and tyres is not covered by insurance

Car specification

Group C – 1.3 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group D – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group K – Automatic Suzuki Baleno or similar, 1.2 -1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcases*

Group P – Fiat Tipo or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 2 large suitcases & 1 small suitcase

Group V – Volvo V60 Station Wagon or similar, 3 large suitcases & 1 small suitcase

Group W – Minibus 9 seater or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 3 large and 2 small 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.

See what our guests think

Customer feedback

I really enjoyed our family trip to Greece and this was the first experience of Simpson. I also work for a travel company so did have a bit of a tendency to cast my critical eye (only out of habit). Some improvements could be made in accommodation and aesthetics but we had a great time and would use Simpson again – thanks so much for a lovely trip with our little man, having the crèche service really helped us to all have some down time.
Caroline Revnell – September 2019

We had a brilliant holiday and we were so impressed with Simpson. From the moment we landed, everything ran so smoothly and there was absolutely no hassle. The villa was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed, we very much appreciated the welcome hamper which meant we had all the essentials without needing to go out straight after arriving. Our son loved the pool and the beautiful nearby beach at Gerakas (we even saw some baby turtles!), and he really enjoyed his time in the crèche – Mel and Kat made him feel at ease when he was nervous about Mummy and Daddy leaving and even got him a little present as his birthday fell during our trip. We honestly cannot fault the location, the service or the facilities and we enjoyed ourselves so much that we are thinking of going back again next year!
Gemma Kingswell Barnett – September 2019

We had a lovely week at Periyali, Cleo was extremely comfortable and well equipped. The staff were welcoming and friendly, and coupled with very slick and efficient travel arrangements, the whole experience was a delight. We would certainly holiday again with Simpson.
Judy & Rob Donath – September 2019

The resort manager was exceptional. Phillipa greeted us with a warm welcome the moment we arrived. She was extremely knowledgeable and addressed any problems we had to the best of her ability. The food and service at the pool bar was excellent. Daily housekeeping was a real bonus and lovely to come back to at the end of the day. The welcome pack was such a nice touch with plenty of items to keep us going for a while. The complex is nicely tucked away and in a good location for the local beach. The villas are well equipped and look fantastic. Having a private pool was a real treat.
Mrs Penfold – August 2019

We thought everything was perfect for our two weeks at Periyali. The child care was the best ever, the villa cleaning was excellent, the staff were all fantastic and a great all round holiday.
Matt – August 2019

Really enjoyed Periyali, just what we wanted – a relatively small quiet resort with everything within easy reach. The children loved the Turtles Club and made good friends. All the staff made an effort to make us welcome. Also really enjoyed the food at the pool bar, especially the barbecue evening.
Kirstin Papuca – July 2019

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect holiday. Our first trip with two young children, and Simpson and the resort staff made it feel easy. The whole set up was brilliant for young families and the childcare support was amazing. I couldn't keep my eldest away! They'd thought of things that even I as the parent hadn't! Will definitely be recommending both Simpson and the resort to friends.
Mrs Parsons – July 2019

Absolutely brilliant holiday, Phillipa, Melanie, Shannon and Otto were fantastic. It was the easiest holiday we have had, the children loved it. We will definitely book with Simpson again.
Anna – July 2019

A wonderful week at Periyali. From meeting Ann and Melanie off the plane at Zakynthos the holiday started perfectly. The children were in heaven when handed biscuits and fruity drinks! And the ease of collecting the hire car compared to the normal endless queues was such a relief. The villa was perfect. None of the dashing around hiding valuable ornaments or making sure sharp knives and glass wear was out of reach as it’s all been thought of and sorted. We could unload the bags knowing our 1-year-old was safe to crawl around and explore and with the gates to the pool we knew our older children wouldn’t be jumping into the pool without us! Clean, simple, tastefully decorated and with everything we could need the villa made our first holiday with three children under 6 genuinely relaxing which to be honest was more than I hoped for! Comfortable beds, DVDs for the children and air-con made relaxing and a break from the heat easy. We had a couple of delicious breakfasts on-site and loved the group barbecue while the children enjoyed the pizza party. Philippa and the staff at Periyali were all amazing. Going out of their way to be helpful. The location is lovely with a handful of good family run restaurants within an easy walk as well as a couple of beautiful beaches and more within a short drive. We really did have a wonderful week and I may have spent the flight home looking at which Simpson holiday might tempt us next year!
Sarah Ross – June 2019

The Simpson team at Periyali has again given us the best family holiday – we love it there and think it is the most wonderful place. The resort manager is so lovely and helpful and couldn't be nicer, the childcare team are our children's favourite people, they were good last year but even better this year and the pool bar staff are just fantastic, great food and fabulous service. Thank you again all of you!
J Childs – June 2019

We really loved our holiday – the thoughtful touches of being met at the airport and receiving a welcome pack really makes a lot of difference and helped us to relax and enjoy our holiday. The staff are always excellent and feel as if they would go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.
Miss Kenwright – June 2019

Brilliant holiday, honestly we had the best time and the resort gave us that – considering everything that a family with young children need. Cleaning was excellent. And the location just so peaceful yet all you need for an amazing holiday with children. Thank you very much.
Mrs Bayliss – June 2019

Simpson Travel is the best operator we have used for a long time; friendly, helpful and efficient. From booking through to travel and staying at Periyali, Simpson representatives have been knowledgeable and the service has been brilliant. The accommodation at Periyali is perfect for small children, it is well equipped and in a great location. We could not have asked for a more perfect holiday, Simpson Travel made everything so easy. Thank you!
Mrs Godden – Lito – October 2018

This was our first holiday since the birth of our little girl. The Periyali Crèche and staff were fantastic and we returned home recharged after a restful, stress-free break. Thank you everyone at Simpson Travel.
James & Lisa – Cleo – September 2018

As a family we had a very enjoyable holiday at Periyali Villas. It is a beautiful location, with friendly and attentive staff who made us feel very welcome and relaxed. Simpson Travel made the whole holiday experience, pre and during our stay, a very easy and incredibly enjoyable one.
Mrs Hallam – Villa Lito – July 2018

After years of trying to fine-tune our family holidays, this year’s holiday at Periyali Villas was absolutely brilliant. Simpson Travel thought of everything and provided a service that is second to none. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
Mrs Corcoran – Villa Ariadne – July 2018

This was the most relaxing holiday we have had in years. Vassilikos is beautiful. Thank you to all the helpful team members at Periyali Villas!
Alexa Knight – Villa Nefeli – July 2018

We have stayed at Mousses, and now at Periyali Villas and they have been our best holidays since having our children. Simpson Travel makes it so simple and stress free and their properties are just so perfect for families. We always come home feeling rested and relaxed even though we have two young children. All the staff are great and our children are so comfortable going into the Children’s Clubs. They especially love movie night which means we can enjoy a night out without having to worry about them – bliss! We will definitely use Simpson Travel again in the future.
Emma Lee – Kalliopi – July 2018

We had a truly wonderful holiday at Periyali. From the very start, the Simpson Travel customer service was exceptional and Phillipa was extremely welcoming and helpful at the resort – Including meeting us at the airport with our hire car ready for us to follow the clear directions to the villa. Ann was great and helped us to check in for our return flight. The villa, grounds and pools were fantastic – beautifully maintained and clean. The private cove is the real jewel of this location and the four of us (our children are 9 and 7) thoroughly enjoyed our daily snorkel. A special mention to the two women who ran the snack bar/café – their customer care was exceptional. Thank you for a blissful holiday and the wonderful memories for our family.
Tamzyn Smith – Cleo Villa – July 2018

This was our second Simpson Travel holiday, but we decided to try the Periyali Villas in Zakynthos this time as there was a crèche for our 5-year-old. We were not disappointed. At the airport we were greeted by the Simpson Travel representative with bottles of cold water and taken to our hire care which was so easy. We were on our way to the villa within minutes, and all without the usual hassle associated with hiring a car abroad! The staff at Periyali were always on hand and so friendly. The children’s s pool is covered so they could play safely out of direct sunlight. We used the poolside grill bar many times as it was so convenient. It meant he could eat when he was hungry and we didn’t have to worry about giving him a snack back at the villa. The Barbecue Night by the pool was good fun and gave us the opportunity to sit with other parents and socialise, knowing that the children were having fun at their pizza and disco night! On the Wednesday while we were there, England were playing in the semi-final of the World Cup and the Simpson Travel team arranged for their guests to have VIP seats with a complimentary drink at one of the local tavernas. A few of us went along and had a great, if somewhat stressful match, but it was good fun and a great idea. Our son made friends quickly at the crèche and the staff were friendly and polite. We spent more time by the pool than I expected because it was so well laid out. Our son quickly learned to overcome his fear of water, playing with the friends he had made at the crèche. We all agreed that one week was definitely not long enough and we will back again, but for two weeks next time. Thank you Simpson Travel for a lovely relaxing holiday.
Mrs Unwin – Villa Artemis – July 2018

 

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With a name rooted in the native hyacinth, the beautiful island destination of Zakynthos is much loved for its scenery. Roads meander through pinewoods and vineyards, a contrast to golden beaches; while walks take you past monasteries, whitewashed chapels and forgotten Venetian ruins.

Luxury holidays in Zakynthos, also known as Zante, are as much for lovers of nature, art and history as for beach-seeking families, and children will be well looked after in our popular Kids' club.

Read more on our Zakynthos region page


Ariadne – garden view

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 2-4)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player, twin bedroom (90cm beds), bathroom
  • First floor: double bedroom (160cm bed) with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Artemis – sea facing

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
  • Ground floor: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player, twin bedroom (90cm beds), bathroom
  • First floor: double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m throughout) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Cleo – sea facing

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
  • Single storey split level
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Bathroom
  • Steep steps to mezzanine level (low ceilings) with twin beds (90cm)
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m throughout) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Hera – single storey

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Twin bedroom (90cm beds)
  • Bathroom (¾ bath)
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m throughout) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Kalliopi – garden view

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
  • Ground floor: split level open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player, twin bedroom (90cm beds), bathroom
  • First floor: double bedroom (160cm bed) with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m throughout) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Lito – garden view

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
  • Ground floor: split level open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player, twin bedroom (90cm beds), bathroom
  • First floor: double bedroom (160cm bed) with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m throughout) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Nefeli – single storey

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV for DVD use only, CD player
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Twin bedroom (90cm beds)
  • Bathroom (¾ bath)
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Separate dining terrace from swimming pool area
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m throughout) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Ourania – garden view

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
  • Ground floor: split level open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player, twin bedroom (90cm beds), bathroom
  • First floor: double bedroom (160cm) with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m throughout) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Penelope – garden view

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
  • Ground floor: split level open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player, twin bedroom (90cm beds), bathroom (½ bath)
  • First floor: double bedroom (160cm bed) with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m throughout) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Thalia – sea facing

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV for DVD use only, CD player
  • Double bedroom (160cm Lindian style bed)
  • Twin bedroom (90cm beds)
  • Bathroom
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

Erato – sea facing

  • 6
  • 3
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
  • Single storey split level villa
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player
  • Double bedroom (160cm Lindian style bed)
  • Twin bedroom (90cm beds)
  • Bathroom
  • Steep steps to mezzanine level (low ceilings) with twin beds (90cm)
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 3m x 5m (depth 1.2m throughout) with lockable gates
  • Full details and pricing information for our Hatchlings Crèche and the Turtles Children’s Club can be found here

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