2014 cheap holidays to Greece
Make the most of your Greek holiday – for less!
HomeAway travel expert
The birthplace of such greats as Aristotle and Homer, Greece is a holiday destination like no other: it was there that the cultural foundation of the modern western world was laid. But besides its cultural riches, Greece offers white sandy beaches, misty mountains, acres of pine forests and – of course – numerous picturesque ruins. There are also countless idyllic islands begging to be explored, each with unique customs and legends. And best of all? Greece is extremely amenable to those looking for an unforgettable holiday without breaking the bank.
Wherever in Greece you choose to holiday, HomeAway can hook you up with the perfect Greek accommodation. Our holiday rentals range from cosy cottages to sun-washed villas – just decide what you want, where in Greece you want it, and give us a quick search! We cater for every budget. But before you choose your ideal HomeAway holiday rental, read on for our list of top cheap holiday spots in Greece.
Top five destinations for cheap holidays in Greece
Cheap holidays in Greece: Dodecanese
These awe-inspiring islands (there are 12 major ones, including Rhodes, and over a hundred smaller) will have you returning year after year, with their glittering white beaches and heart-warming local hospitality. Located in the south-east point of the Aegean Sea, the Dodecanese is a wonderful area in which to spend a week or two daydreaming in the sun – or investigating the area's colourful, historically rich past. And don't forget the food: the seafood here is famed far and wide.
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Cheap holidays in Greece: Crete
We have a beautiful range of holiday rentals in Crete to make your next holiday to this ancient land your best yet. Being the largest of the Greek islands, you’ll have miles and miles of unspoilt beaches to explore at your leisure, but also all the delights and entertainments of an urban centre on hand! Perfect for families, or other groups with diverse interests.
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Cheap holidays in Greece: Corfu
Corfu's known as the 'Emerald isle' amongst locals and tourists alike, due to its wonderfully aromatic pine forests and plethora of exotic flowers and plants. No Corfu holiday is complete without exploring the gorgeous wilderness this sunny island has to offer – make sure to bring your camera (or phone, as the case may be)! Travelling off-season is a great way to see the island; and experience the culture without empyting your wallet.
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Cheap holidays in Greece: Cyclades
The Cyclades are a collection of famous Greek islands that centre around the sacred isle of Delos, mythical home place of ancient Greek brother and sister deities, Apollo and Artemis. There are 39 islands in total, of which only 24 are actually inhabited. Many of the uninhabited islands are accessible by boat, however – fancy a picnic on your very own desert isle?
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Cheap holidays in Greece: Kefalonia
If you want rugged coastlines, beautiful beaches, hot sunshine and fields of crimson poppies, then Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian islands, is most definitely for you. Get ready to fall in love with this island from the moment you step off the plane. Don't miss beautiful Myrtos beach, or the underground lake at Melissani. There are also several museums on the island, so you can pair your nature intake with a bit of the island's interesting cultural history.
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This 17th century 'Canava' cave house is furnished to a high standard in the traditional style of the Cycladic islands.
Approached via an intimate and inviting courtyard, one enters a vast living area complete with high vaulted ceilings in the tra...
You will love the beautiful Aegean views from the comfort of the south facing terrace. The traditional living-room with the corner fireplace, combined with the timber ceilings and seascape paintings, will enhance your feeling of being in an authen...
You will love the outstanding Aegean view from the large terrace, with the stone table and barbecue under the pergola. The traditional living-room furniture around the corner fireplace, combined with the timber ceilings and seascape paintings, wil...
Villa Argostoli Bay is a magnificent and lavishly furnished villa perched on the hillside above the lovely harbour town of Argostoli, boasting seemingly endless views across the Ionian Sea to the Lixouri Peninsular and beyond. The sunsets here are...
Quite simply, Villa Drepanou Bay has everything the discerning traveler could possibly desire, a luxurious and contemporary interior, colourful gardens surrounding a large private swimming pool and one of the finest locations in Lefkas, with views...