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Holiday Letting Price Information in Greece
This graph displays average prices of the holiday cottages and holiday apartments located in Greece. Prices reach their highest point in July, when prices are an average of £119 a night (20/07 - 27/07). You can find some of the best deals during one week in February (15/02 - 22/02). It is the cheapest week of the next 12 months.
Holiday Home Availability Information in Greece
Have a look at the above graph to see the availability of holiday rentals in Greece. It is harder to find accommodation during the week of January (11/01 - 18/01), as 48% of the rentals are booked. It will be easy to find a holiday home that suits you in one week in September (21/09 - 28/09), when 83 of the rentals are still available.
Rent a villa in Greece to explore this ancient and beautiful country
Greece possesses a rich mixture of ancient mythology, culture, history, and archaeology. Its numerous islands are spread across the Aegean and Ionian seas. Travellers from all over the world choose to rent a beachfront holiday villa to experience the relaxing, picturesque views of the waters beyond. Renting a holiday villa or apartment in Greece will give you a great base for exploring.
A stay in the capital Athens offers endless museums and monuments - head to Olympia and discover the site of the first Olympic games! Or if you're seeking relaxation, head to Greece's many islands, such as Crete and Santorini, for the ultimate beach holiday.
How to get to Greece
Most visitors to Greece will arrive by plane at Athens' international airport. The airport is located in Spata, a suburb of Athens. Metro line 3 is the fastest and most cost-effective way of reaching the city centre. However, there are taxis located outside the arrival hall if you prefer to take a car. Many connecting flights leave from this airport to other parts of Greece, so keep an eye out for signs once you arrive.
If travelling on the mainland, using the state-run bus and train network is a great way to get around. Journeys to the islands are most frequently made by boat. Be aware that in the winter months it's not unusual for ferry services to be delayed due to poor sailing conditions; this is rarely an issue in high season. There are three ports in Athens, all of which serve several islands, so checking whether the schedules match your travel plans is advised.
What to eat and drink in Greece
Greece is a foodie's paradise, and sampling the local cuisine should be an important part of your trip! The Greeks love skewered and spit-roasted meats, all served with salads, dips such as taramasalata, and baklava for desert.
A good rule of thumb is to look for restaurants away from the main tourist strips, and try to spot the places which appear to be filled with locals. This will mean you'll get more authentic food, and the bill is likely to be a little more agreeable as well.
Street food is fairly common in Greece, and this is where you can really eat on a budget if you're looking to do so. It's also a great place for markets, especially in the cities, so stock up on all the local fare and prepare a simple, relaxed meal with your family and friends back at your holiday villa.
Weather in Greece
There isn't a bad time to book a Greece holiday villa! Summer sees temperatures soar and there is very little in the way of rainfall. Winters are short, lasting from November to March, and even though the weather is cooler, this can be perfect for exploring the museums and monuments of Athens. If you rent a holiday apartment there in low season, this will also mean the city is much quieter and there will be more holiday homes available.
What to do in Greece
What to see and do largely depends on the location of your Greece holiday villa. If you're staying in the capital Athens then it's likely that your trip will be focused on museums and historic landmarks. One of Athens' top attractions is the Acropolis, which includes the famed Parthenon, the Ancient Agora and Syntagma Square.
Olympia in the Peloponnese is another must-see for those who take an interest in history. Olympia is the site of the first Olympic games, which was held in 776BC. The wider area is also worth exploring, and boasts delights such as the historic town of Sparta, Elea beach and Pylos, an old town with French-inspired architecture.
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete, is a wonderful place to relax in a quiet holiday villa. Agios Pavlos is a stunning beach on the south coast, perfect for swimming and relaxing. If you're seeking some natural beauty then head to the Samaria Gorge, which offers stunning hikes and is open throughout the whole of summer. The capital of the island is Heraklion. This ancient city has much to offer in the way of attractions including the Palace of Knossos, the old Venetian Walls and the Historical Museum of Crete.
Santorini is another beautiful spot for villa rentals. The volcanic island offers stunning sunset views from the cliff-side towns of Oia and Fira. Snorkelling and diving are popular activities. If you plan on exploring the towns, then there's lots to see and do in Fira. The Prehistoric Museum, the old port, and the Santos winery are all good places to start your exploration of this Greek gem.
Beachfront villas and villas with pools in Greece
The Greek islands have long been a favourite of travellers seeking its mix of beautiful weather and culture. Whatever your budget, you'll find an island villa that meets your holiday needs.
Ionian Islands Smaller Ionian islands such as Paxi, Ithaki, and Meganisi have many villas with local character. The Eleni Villa in Meganisi is a self-catering accommodation in a calm, tree-shrouded area. It sleeps six guests, and provides a relaxing pool and close proximity to the beach. You can also stay at Paxi's Villa Petra, located right on a cliffside, or the four-person capacity Lefki Villa Resorts on Ithaki, which provides iconic views of the Ionian beaches.
Poros Poros is known for its historic clock tower. Close to the town's summit sit seven different hideaways, situated inside old buildings. Sto Roloi rental villa sleeps three guests. Further upward, the terrace houses accommodate five visitors, offering breathtaking views of the shipping channel and boat traffic below. Limeri Villa provides a studio, fireplace, and relaxing outdoor pool for up to four guests. Further downslope is Anemone Villa, for up to four guests. It features antique décor, calming pastel colours, and a private swimming pool.
Apokoronas, Crete is a hilly region which offers travellers a unique landscape to explore. Villa Aloni, located in the village of Provarma, sleeps up to five guests and features an inviting swimming pool. Many properties feature amenities including reliable Wi-Fi, and are available for seasonal rent starting from March. Another advantage is Provarma's proximity to Hania's airport, making travelling convenient.
What parts of Greece to visit
Rent a holiday villa in Greece’s most beautiful islands – the historic Corfu, whitewashed Santorini or adventure-filled Cephalonia.
Corfu Stroll through Old Town Corfu admiring Venetian buildings and French arcades. Swim the sea in Sidari and Ayios Georgios. Rent villa in Kavos and party till night.
Santorini Witness lunar landscape beaches with colourful volcanic formations. Visit the iconic whitewashed cliffside villages – Fira, Imerovígli, Firostefáni and Oia.
Cephalonia Discover the ever changing landscape of Cephalonia – from rocky beaches to lush vineyards to clay cliffs. The silvery Myrtos beach with limestone cliffs is especially popular.
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