Greece is the perfect place to book a relaxing getaway, if you are travelling as a large group then rent one of our spacious villas with a private pool. If you are travelling as a couple and want a more intimate rental, then book a bed and breakfast or apartment. You only have to search TripAdvisor or Airbnb Greece to find all the accommodation on offer and see the extensive beauty that this magnificent country has to offer for your perfect holiday.
Book a holiday rental in gorgeous Greece
Greece is found in Southern Europe on the tip of the Balkan peninsula, it shares its stunning borders with Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey. It is filled with art, ancient history, breathtaking beaches and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. With 15 different regions and over 3000 islands (yes, 3000 islands!), it would be an understatement to say there is a lot of choice of holiday rentals. From untouched islands and party animals paradise' to the history of Athens and the cosmopolitan accommodation in Thessaloniki, Greece has it all.
Finding the right accommodation in Greece will vary depending on where you decide to visit. The price of accommodation varies from island to island, on the less developed islands you can find simple, cheap villas and on other more sophisticated islands there are numerous luxury apartments. You will find every type of accommodation, from stylish villas for larger parties to b&bs for romantic couples retreats and everything in between.
Greece is one of those destinations that attracts visitors year around, but for sunshine and guaranteed high temperatures, book a holiday between May and September. Our tip is to avoid Athens in August, especially with young children or the older generation. Not only because of the hoards of tourists but the extreme heat in the city can be too much. During Winter, the islands can get down to about 6-8 °C, with temperatures in Athens reaching around 11 °C from November to February.
How to get there?
Getting to most of the popular Greek destinations is extremely accessible from most UK airports. Flights with TUI, EasyJet and Ryan Air can be accessed daily from London as well as a couple of times a week from regional airports, such as Bristol, Birmingham and Glasgow. The main airports in Greece, are Athens International Airport and the Airport of Thessaloniki, which acts as a gateway to Northern Greece
Travelling within Greece
If you're planning on spending your holiday in an apartment in a beach resort, then book yourself an airport transfer before you go, to save money on taxi's. Transfers are reliable, comfortable and beach resorts can often put you in touch with transfer agencies. However, if island hopping in Greece islands is more your thing, then boats and ferries are going to be your best friend when moving from holiday rental to holiday rental. Within easy reach of Athens Airport is the main port, Piraeus where you can travel and stay on some of the major Greek islands including, a holiday villa in Rhodes, the Cyclades, Saronic Gulf Islands and Crete. They are cheap, regular and by far the most popular way of travelling for both tourists and locals. Additionally, the more remote islands such as Alonissos, Ikaria and Nisyros are only accessible by boat or ferry.
Where to stay and visit in Greece?
Athens is the capital of Greece and it has an incredibly interesting history, as well as being the oldest European City, the first Olympics Games were held there in 776 B.C. There is plenty to see here including the Parthenon and the remains of the original Olympic stadium. When visiting You will find a myriad of self-catered apartments in Athens available throughout the city.
If getting some seriously enviable instagram shots is your priority then Santorini is a photographers dream. Dotted all over the island, you'll find luxury villas to rent in Santorini, and don't be surprised if you see an A-List celeb sipping a cocktail next to you in one of the up-market cocktail bars. The beaches in Santorini are black as they are made from volcanic rock and so they make for an interesting visit.
Mykonos is a party until dawn type of island, with party goers from around the world heading to the island. It attracts a very international, glamorous crowd and is known as the gay capital of the world! If you're travelling with a big group of friends then check out the options for a luxury Greek villa with a pool in Mykonos, they can often work out better value than a few hotel rooms, plus your own pool is always a perk.
Skopelos is only accessible by boat, it is 15 minutes from Skiathos and it is one of the few ‘non-touristy' islands in Greece. Apartments for rent on this island are available but we advise you book early in advance especially if you're travelling during the summer months. Skopelos is covered with rocky hills and pebble beaches, this island is perfect for the adventurers looking to explore.
Corfu is probably one of the most famous of the Greek Islands, extremely popular with British tourists. Corfu town is a very sophisticated part of the island, it is a stunning place with great boutiques and beautiful beaches. Rent a self-catered apartment in Corfu Island and enjoy all the old town has to offer. Kassioppi is another great place to visit, it is very family friendly due to the array of water sports activities.
For beautiful sandy beaches and Greek Architecture, Kos Island is the place to be. It has a lovely atmosphere and attracts a mixture of families, couples and young people enjoying good restaurants, great nightlife and stunning scenery. We'd recommend a luxury holiday villa in Kos, as there are some delicious restaurants on the island to enjoy throughout your stay.
Head to the small unspoiled Ionian island of Lefdkada. The island is linked to the Greek mainland via a small bridge but still remains unseen to most tourists. Full of sleepy fishing villages, authentic village life and traditional Greek villas available for rental. However one can still have an action packed holiday here due to the array of watersports on offer. This traditional Greek spot is a lovely alternative from the busier islands.