Luxury Villas In Greece

Sun-seekers flock south for Greek villa holidays, chasing a vision of cobalt seas, blue-and-white island dwellings, orange and lemon groves, and leisurely meals that continue deep into the night.

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Villas in Greece

Which Greek island are you? Our Greek villa holiday destinations range across 10 beautiful islands, from our heartland of Corfu, to the largest of all Crete. Keep reading to discover more about which islands we feature and start planning the perfect Greek island getaway

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Corfu

Cosmopolitan Corfu is our original Greek getaway, and we’ve hand-picked a collection of villas that take in the very best of the island’s pretty north-east. Stay in a waterfro...

Crete

Our luxury villas in Crete are divided into two areas: the east and the west. In the east, there is the delightful Agios Nikolaos on the coast, the lively harbour town of Elou...

Kefalonia

From the popular resort of Skala to the glamourous town of Fiskardo, from family-friendly Svoronata to the small village of Spartia, our Kefalonia villas are located in the mo...

Lefkada

Our lovely Lefkada villas are all scattered along the east coast of the island, with many close to Nidri and others further south near the charming little village of Sivota.

Meganissi

Meganissi is a brand new destination for us, starting with one lovely villa located less than 2km from the three main villages on the island: Vathy, Katomeri and Spartochori.

Mykonos

Our Mykonos villa collection is filled with large, luxury properties sleeping 10 guests or more and infinity pools galore! Scattered along the coast, all properties are locate...

Paxos

Our Paxos villas are located in the lovely little fishing village of Loggos on the east coast and the charming port town of Gaios, with one or two others scattered along the i...

Zakynthos

From the charming harbour of Agios Nikolaos and the small coastal village of Keri - to the family oriented resort of Tsivili; our properties to rent can be found in some of th...

Greece Villa Holiday Guide

Sun-seekers flock south for Greek villa holidays, chasing a vision of cobalt seas, blue-and-white island dwellings, orange and lemon groves, and leisurely meals that continue deep into the night. Visitors raised on the history of ancient Greece, stories of Thermopylae and Marathon, Greek philosophy and poetry and art, can delve deeper. Crete, cradle of Europe’s first civilization; the Cycladic Santorini with its whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches; well-watered Corfu and its sister Ionian islands — all grip our imaginations.

Things to do in Greece

The Greek Countryside

With villas in Greece available across 10 incredible islands, you'll never be far from beautiful countryside to explore. The Ionian Islands and the north-west mainland mountains are green and well-watered. Fishermen ply the rod on rushing streams, clouds get snared in the branches of high-altitude trees, and hikers roam the pine-scented mountains. The Cyclades and the Peloponnese, on the other hand, are dry and rocky. Holiday makers are attracted by its picturesque beaches and crystal seas - making our beach villas a perfect choice. Everywhere, however, the relaxed Greek lifestyle is king. If the beach isn’t your thing, you can enjoy the beautiful Grecian weather in peace from villas with private pools, while special celebrations on holiday in Greece can be arranged at many of our large group villas.

Olive trees in spring

The Greek Coastline

With its serrated mainland coast, and that of each of its myriad islands, Greece has one of the longest shorelines in Europe—and Greeks from Jason to Aristotle Onassis have made great seafarers. Most of the country’s major cities—Athens, Patras, Thessaloniki, Iraklion—are ports, and the mainland is ringed by defensive fortresses designed to keep out sea-borne invaders. In Greece’s archipelagos, from the Cyclades to the Dodecanese, the Ionian to the Argo-Saronic Islands, the Sporades to Crete, the capital of each island is without fail a harbour town. With a plethora of beach villas to choose from, you can tailor your stay to experience all that the beautiful Greek coast has to offer.

Patras

Relaxation in Greece

The Greek summer heat makes you slow down, as does the lapping of the sea and the constant electric dissonance of the cicadas. Do what the Greeks do: make the most of the coolness of the morning, and after lunch enjoy a siesta in the cool retreat of your pretty Greek villa. There are few pleasures greater than a long, wine-lubricated late-night meal, an evening dip in your villa’s pool under the stars or a feature film at an outdoor cinema. For pretty pebble beaches and hidden coves head for Corfu or Paxos; find cliff-backed beaches in Lefkada or luxurious seaside escapes in Mykonos. After a day out by the sea and a leisurely al fresco dinner, head back for a well-deserved sleep in your luxurious villa.

Beach in Pilion

Greek Nature

So well-spread-out is Greece that the seasons take months to roll across it. Spring starts in Rhodes in early March, doesn’t get to Corfu until two months later. So mountainous is Greece that habitats lie one above the other, with meadow flowers and farmland giving way to hillside orchards, orchids, and maquis (coastal scrub). Higher still, and rock plants and alpines rule. You will see eagles around Mount Olympus, and all manner of waders in Navarino Bay, or Corfu’s Korission Lagoon. 

 

Mount Olympus

Shopping in Greece

Bargain-hunters in Greece should focus on the stuff that globalization forgot. Woollen peasant bags, diminutive Greek coffee sets and pots, or heavy brass mortars-and-pestles; decorative lace, shawls, tray cloths, and the like. In Athens, there are many small shops in the area below the Acropolis—Plaka and Monastiraki—with more, and market stalls, in the city’s bazaar around Athinas Street. Reproductions of classical Greek statues and pots are available, but watch out for cheap copies made in the Far East. Check out long heavy Cretan boots traditional musical instruments like the louto, inlaid tavli (backgammon) boards, or intricate hookahs in Iraklion.

Shopping in Santorini

Eating and drinking in Greece

The delights of moussaka (layered aubergine and lamb), souvlakia (lamb or pork kebabs, grilled over charcoal), and other Greek dishes are well-known, as are those of Greek retsina (a resin-flavoured wine), Metaxa brandy, and fiery Tsipouro spirit. But they do not tell the whole story. Eating sweetcorn cobs dripping with butter, kebabs wrapped in pittas, or flaky tiropittes (cheese pasties) as you take part in the Sunday evening volta (communal stroll) are just as Greek. Enjoy evening ice-cream, honey cakes or preserved fruits, fresh watermelon or grapes, and you will do so with the natives. At Easter, lamb roasted over an open pit is not only delicious, but also a community ritual. Whether you're picking up fresh ingredients from the local market to cook in your villa, or eating out with the locals, the cuisine here is sure to leave you satisfied. 

 

Moussak

Flights to Greece

Our Greece team can easily add flights as an optional extra to any villa holiday booking. Whether you're travelling to the Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini or Peloponnesejust speak to a member of the team about arranging your flights and any other extras or click on any of the region names above to find out more. 

  • Arrival Airports
    We can arrange flights to the following airports: Corfu, Chania, Heraklion, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Mykonos, Preveza and Santorini.     
  • Airport Transfers
    We can also easily arrange transfers to and from the airport to your villa, even if you aren't booking a flight with us. Click on a destination name in the list below to find out more about transfers and other additional services:
    Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Crete, Mykonos, Peloponnese
  • How to add flights to your booking
    Speak to a member of the Greece team today who can quickly and easily provide a quote for flights travelling on your chosen dates, and can book them there and then.

when to go to greece

A Greek villa holiday can be enjoyed from late April for a balmy Easter break, until late October. The best months for exploring your chosen Greek island's coastline and swimming in your villa's pool are June to September, while high season is July - August when guests can expect scorching temperatures in the late 30's to early 40's. Springtime is great for walking among wildflowers - sea swimming might be chilly but it's still possible, while Autumn is great for avoiding the bigger crowds, the waters are still warm and days are slightly shorter but still warm and sunny.