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Top 5 villas for al fresco dining

Where would you choose?

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For anyone not partaking in ‘Veganuary’ this year, Sunday 20th January marks the beginning of ‘National Meat Week’.

With this in mind, here at CV Villas we find ourselves longing for the barbecue season and warm summer sunshine, and although we can’t bring the summer to you any sooner, we can share with you our top 5 villas for al fresco dining.   

Panormas Beach House, Mykonos

Panormas Beach House

Panormas Beach House

Panormas Beach House is a chic stone house sleeping up to sixteen, where inside the villa is cool and comfortable with whitewashed walls and elegant décor. 

Outside, the lovely spacious terrace surrounds the stunning infinity pool, with accompanying loungers and a shaded seating area in which to unwind. 

The shaded dining area is perfect for an al fresco lunch and to take a break from the midday sun, with a stone built barbecue and pizza oven for guests use; visit in June, July or August and cook service is included in the price.

Melyssia House, Corfu

Melyssia House


Start the holiday in style with complimentary champagne upon arrival at this ABOVE Collection property in Corfu. Melyssia House is a fabulous choice for families or groups of friends looking for luxury, with chef service included, meaning guests can completely relax knowing that all their needs will be taken care of. 

Meals are served at a lovely large dining table out on the terrace, where the views looking out across the sea are quite simply sublime. On the chefs day off, guests can make use of the very well equipped kitchen and built-in barbecue.

Villa Balbina, Algarve


Villa Balbina

Villa Balbina is host to a superb range of facilities including but not limited to a gym, an infinity pool, a poolside Jacuzzi and bar that overlooks the sea. 

The wraparound terrace provides multiple seating and dining areas to choose from, along with a barbecue to make use of for family lunches, while cook service is included and a warm welcome of champagne and canapés.

The icing on the cake at this popular villa for ten is the location, with a pathway that leads directly to the sea.

Ca'n Anna, Mallorca

Ca'n Anna dining terrace

Ca'n Anna kitchen

This lovely property in Mallorca has a spacious 360 degree dining terrace with breathtaking views overlooking the pool and beyond. 

The outside area downstairs is vast, featuring a number of lovely seating areas to relax in; we love the wooden sunbeds with unique style of shade on the stylish decking.

The state of the art kitchen at Ca’n Anna will have guests fighting over who cooks the next meal, with a lovely large island for food preparation and styled with attractive copper light fixtures and pops of colour.

The Beach House, Lefkada

The spacious terrace at The Beach House provides guests with magical views over the glistening sea; the perfect spot for al fresco meals cooked either on the barbecue, in the wood oven outside or the well equipped kitchen.

For an added level of luxury guests can enjoy a delicious meal made by the cook one night as a culinary treat, or indeed for an entire week for ultimate indulgence.

This house is also home to a beautiful private pool, its own private jetty and has direct access to the sea.

Find out more about our range of destinations and start your search for the perfect property.