Periyali Crèche & Children's Club

Zakynthos, Greece

  • 10 two-bedroom and 1 three-bedroom detached villas
  • First-class childcare with British NNEB-qualified nannies
  • Each with small private gated pool
  • On beautiful Vassilikos peninsula
  • Large shared swimming pool
  • Sandy beach 10min walk
  • Tavernas 5min walk

Simpson’s Crèche and Children’s Club and the Periyali villas in Zakynthos provide 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, relaxing 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 with a backdrop of craggy hills rising in the distance. It is only a short stroll to the famous beach and conservation area at Gerakas which was named by The Sunday Times as one of the twelve 'Top Beaches of Europe'. Here, there is a stunning expanse of sand and shallow waters ideal for children.

Our Hatchlings Crèche accepts infants from 6 months to 3 years and the Turtles Children’s Club accepts children from 4-10 years and operates five days per week – read full details here.

See what the papers say

"Greece: where relaxation is child's play" – The Telegraph, August 2015


Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 garden view villas (2 bedrooms): Ariadne, Kaliopi, 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

General accommodation details for all Periyali villas

  • Simpson's Crèche and Children's Club
  • Shared swimming pool 12m x 7.5m (depth 1.3 – 2m), children's pool 3.8m x 3.8m (depth 0.6m)
  • Poolside snack bar 9am – 6pm (closes at 4pm in October)
  • Wifi available around the snack bar and pool area only
  • Pool and bath towels provided
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Access down steps to small shingle cove for swimming
  • Complimentary infant pack includes one travel cot with bedding (cot size may vary but standard travel cot size is approx.120cms x 60 cms), one bed guard, one night light, highchair, bottle warmer, bottle steriliser, baby bath, nappy changing mat, hand held liquidiser, child toilet seat, potty, child toilet step, children’s cutlery plates and dishes, toddler's toybox
  • Villa includes child safety features: non-removable stair gates (where applicable), electrical socket guards, child locks to cupboards/fridge (where necessary)
  • DVD and book library
  • Playpens subject to availability
  • Laundry service (payable locally)

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.


Location

  • Beach (Gerakas) 10min walk
  • Tavernas 5min walk
  • Mini-market 10min walk
  • Zakynthos 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 Toyota Prius or similar, 1.5 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases*

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.

Customer feedback

The service provided by the Simpson travel team was excellent. On arrival at the airport we were met by Simpson travel representatives who helped looked after me any my 3 and 1 year old whilst my husband waited for our bags. The villas and pool bar at Periyali were great and having access to the kids club was a bonus. I would definitely recommend booking your next holiday with Simpson Travel!
Mr O'Connor – October 2017

Periyali has the best of everything- a. Villa with hotel service, your own pool but with a good communal pool as well, an excellent poolside bar and restaurant and use of a kids club if you want. Periyali is positioned with easy access to a small cove to swim in but also the most beautiful safe beach for the children. We had an incredibly relaxing stay and the children had a ball making lots of new friends. The weekly BBQ was a wonderful extra to socialize and for the children to have their own little party. We will be returning
Mrs Donnellan – August 2017

What a simply wonderful holiday! Our 4 1/2 year old son loved the Turtle Club and we loved that it gave us time to spend together. It's a beautiful unspoiled island with many lovely beaches. So many fantastic tavernas... too many to recommend and you can't go wrong anyway. All of the staff here are brilliant, very friendly and super attentive. Lots of laughter and smiles, feeling very relaxed and keen to return!
Matthews Family – July 2017

What a beautiful place to return to after 2 years. The villa and the pool are just perfect and all the people are lovely. Eliza(4) has loved making friends at the Turtles Club and at the big pool. We have made good use of the barbecue as well as the local tavernas. Thank you everyone for a lovely holiday and hope to see you all again next year.
Andrew, Stef, Katy & Elizabeth – July 2017

The whole experience of booking through Simpson Travel was faultless and this was replicated at each step from pre-departure, airport & resort arrival, through to anything needed during the holiday and departure. The children's club at Periyali is fantastic. Every aspect of our holiday was brilliant.
Mr Matthews – July 2017

Simpson does it again, it was brilliant to go on another holiday knowing we had the knowledge and support of Simpson. We Never normally use tour operators but since having children it is very reassuring to have Simpson there - from help at the airport to onsite guidance. Brilliant! Just wish there were more places like Mousses and Periyali in Europe.
Mrs Ross – October 2016

A wonderful experience using Simpson Travel. From booking journey right through to the farewell from the staff at the airport. Will definitely be booking with this company again.
Mrs Blizzard – September 2016

Natasha the Creche Manager, really went the extra mile. She's looked after Rory twice at the Mousses Villas and when she found out that he was attending the crèche at the Periyali Villas, she gave him a call, this really made his day! Thank you for being so caring Natasha. Jackie (Rory's mum)
Miss Howard – August 2016

Our second visit and has not disappointed. Crèche great and all staff involved at Periyali a credit. Beautiful area and can't wait to go back, a perfect holiday for children and parents. Nothing is too much trouble for the rep there and makes it a totally relaxing experience. Well done to you all!
Mrs Wills – July 2016

We spent 2 weeks at Peryali villas in June 2016 and had a fantastic holiday. Our 3 year old granddaughter loved the Crèche and everyone was really friendly and helpful. A beautiful location with plenty of choices of places to eat out and lovely beaches as well as our own pool and communal pool with lovely snack bar. We will definitely return.
Mrs Shadbolt – June 2016

Simpson were fabulous. Gorgeous location and facilities, great staff and a lovely kids' club experience for our four year old daughter. Already planning our next visit.
Mrs Judge – June 2016

Would highly recommend Periyali to any young family. Wonderful to watch the kids make friends and have some adult time. Location is beautiful and easy to get to local beaches and restaurants. Nice to have option to sit by own pool. Denise and team were excellent.
Mrs Collins – May 2016

Thank you to Denise and all the team for a wonderful week. And we thought relaxing holidays weren't possible with a toddler! Everything about it was great - beautiful villa, little pool to splash around in, food and ice creams from the snack bar, stunning main pool, local beaches and fabulous nannies at the Turtle club. We loved it and will definitely be back.
Mrs Swift – May 2016

 

This was our last holiday before our eldest daughter starts school so we wanted to do something special. Simpson travel definitely delivered this - everything was so easy and relaxing and everyone we came into contact with was so kind and helpful. If we could have stayed another 2 weeks we would have!
Mrs Kelt – May 2016

The best family holiday we've had in years. Super helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff from start to finish.
Mr Ward-Dutton - August 2015

Excellent family holiday, children are desperate for us to rebook for next year. Will keep the images of the beautiful location and sense of tranquility close till we can get back and top them up.
Mrs Gavin – July 2015

This was our second year with Simpson Travel and the whole family is rejuvenated. Such an idyllic location with the chance for everyone to enjoy their holiday. Simpson Travel resort staff are always going the extra mile to make valuable holiday time as good as it gets.
Mr Finn – June 2015

A brilliant service from everyone at Simpson Travel from start to finish. We were looking for a relaxing family holiday with a 3 year old and an 18 month old (I wasn't sure one existed!), but Simpson Travel sorted us out with a wonderful trip to Periyali Villas. The service was excellent from my first phone call when enquiring about holidays, to the helpfulness at the airport on our departure from Zakynthos. Good customer service from start to finish is rare these days, but so important if you want a relaxing family holiday. Thank you Simpson Travel!
Mrs Morris – May 2015

Periyali Villas, Zakynthos with Simpson Travel - simply brilliant - SUCH a great set up - really does give you the privacy of a boutique villa resort with an excellent childrens' facility. Simpson Travel were an excellent choice from the pre-travel service, through to onsite and follow up. We would go on holiday with Simpson Travel year after year if there were more set ups like this in other countries. THANK YOU!!
Mrs Juttner-Hart – May 2015

Our experience with Simpson Travel was fantastic, from beginning to end. They handled our booking perfectly; sent documents and information on time; took the time to answer a load of questions from an anxious first-time-family-traveller; and were helpful and courteous. The rep on site, Denise, was fantastic - friendly, knowledgeable and contactable for any query. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Mrs Canty – May 2015

We had a great stay in Zakynthos, and thanks to everyone in the Simpson Travel team. It was our first holiday with Iain being just 15 months old, and I was a bit nervous as to how things would go but it was perfect. Iain went to the creche most afternoons and was very happy there, thanks to all the girls who looked after him. The creche was great with alot to do, and he came back at the end of the week with a book full of his 'art' and a chocolate krispie biscuit which I had to eat in case it melted.
Mrs Mackay – May 2015

A gem - a holiday with young children that feels like a holiday! No wonder we rebooked last year whilst still round the pool. Thank you.
Mr Bryant – September 2014

We had a wonderful family holiday at Periyali, we would highly recommend it to others! Thanks to Simpson Travel for making it happen smoothly.
Mrs Levison – July 2014

Periyali villas are absolutely perfect for a family. Winning combination of sea, pool and glorious scenery. Plenty of privacy, happy kids in the fabulous crèche, and every tavern in walking distance has a playground. A brilliant holiday.
Mrs West – May 2014

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.

Grading Help

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

Close
  • Location

    4/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    3.5/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    3.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4.5/5

    Proximity to beach, restaurant 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.

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 Simpson Crèche. To complete the picture, we also offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas to help you make the most of this scenic island.

Read more on our Zakynthos region page



Kaliopi – garden view

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2 bedrooms (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, bathroom
  • First floor: double bedroom with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned living area and first floor bedroom
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

Nefeli – single storey

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 2-4)
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV for DVD use only, CD-player
  • Double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom (3/4 bath)
  • Air-conditioned living area and double bedroom
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Separate dining terrace from swimming pool area
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

Penelope – garden view

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2 bedrooms (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, bathroom (½ bath)
  • First floor: double bedroom with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned living area and first floor bedroom
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

Hera – single storey

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 2-4)
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV (for DVD use only), CD player
  • Double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom (¾ bath)
  • Air-conditioned living area and double bedroom
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

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, bathroom
  • First floor: double bedroom with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned living area and first floor bedroom
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

Cleo – sea facing

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 2-4)
  • 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, bathroom
  • Steep steps leading to mezzanine level (low ceilings) with twin beds (2nd bedroom)
  • Air-conditioned living area and double bedroom
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

Lito – garden view

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2 bedrooms (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, bathroom
  • First floor: double bedroom with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned living area and first floor bedroom
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

Ourania – garden view

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2 bedrooms (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, bathroom
  • First floor: double bedroom with balcony, small en-suite shower with WC
  • Air-conditioned living area and first floor bedroom
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

Artemis – sea facing

  • 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, bathroom
  • 1st floor double air-conditioned bedroom
  • Air-conditioned in living area
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

Thalia – sea facing

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 2-4)
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, TV for DVD use only, CD-player
  • Double bedroom (Lindian style bed), twin bedroom, bathroom
  • Air-conditioned in living area and double bedroom
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

Erato – sea facing

  • 6
  • 3
  • 1

Full details

Accommodation

  • 3 bedrooms (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 (Lindian style bed), twin bedroom, bathroom
  • Steep steps leading to mezzanine level (low ceilings) with twin beds (3rd bedroom)
  • Air-conditioned living area and double bedroom
  • Private terrace with barbecue
  • Small private gated swimming pool 5m x 3m (depth 1.2m) with lockable gates

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