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Destination guide

Beauty and culture near holiday lettings in Greece

Whether it's a glimpse of a bobbing fishing boat along a Venetian harbour, the thrill of treading the half-crumbled ruins of ancient cities, the search for secluded beaches and sapphire seas, the sizzle of fresh fish on a barbecue, or the outline of the mighty Peloponnesian peaks, Greece is a land steeped in unforgettable wonders and experiences. Greece holiday rentals are available all over, from the rustic islands of Ionia to the shimmering bays of Chalkidiki, the bustle of aged Athens to the hilltop chora of the Aegean.

History

Historic sites near holiday lettings in Greece

Greece has numerous historic sites dating back to antiquity. Holiday lettings put you within reach of fascinating locations like the Acropolis of Athens, the ruin site of an iconic 5th-century B.C. temple on a rocky hilltop, and the Acropolis Museum, a modern museum with ancient artefacts from the ruin site. You could also explore Knossos, a Bronze Age archaeological site on the island of Crete with plenty of ancient ruins.

Things to do

Sightseeing near holiday homes in Greece

There are more soaring Doric columns and ancient ruins across Greece than you can shake some gyros at. Those who've bagged Greece holiday rentals in Athens need only look up to see the silhouette of the mighty Parthenon above – an excellent museum complex offers the perfect intro to the wonder at ground level. Further afield are other awesome sights like the haunting home of Apollo and the oracle at Delphi, the remains of Minoan palaces in Knossos and the onetime powerhouse of the Peloponnese in Mycenae – all have adjoining exhibits.

Activities

Fun things to do near holiday homes in Greece

Greece can be whatever you want it to be. You can check off bucket-list wonders on guided tours through Athens and Corinth and heroic Mycenae. You can hop islands to taste uber-fresh fish and sizzling saganaki cheeses – and learn to cook them for yourself. You can wander from beach to beach, jumping from abandoned coves in the Ionian islands to lively sand stretches lapped by the Aegean. You can hike peaks where gods and oracles once inhabited the caves. And you can go off-piste, with trips to rustic Cretan hill towns or jaunts to mythical monasteries high in the mountains.

Weather

Climate during your stay in holiday lettings in Greece

There's no doubt about it – Greece gets hot in the summer. Months like June, July and August are the steamiest of all, with some islands in the south seeing temperatures as high as 40. That's high time to seek out Greece holiday rentals with a pool, or somewhere to stay close to the cooling beaches. Alternatively, you could opt for a trip in spring – around April and May – or autumn – September and October. The weather cools down a little at those times of year, but you're still likely to have dry days and plenty of chances to top up the tan.

Natural features

A pantheon of geography in Greece

The Greek mainland is a place of soaring peaks and low plains, rising to a top at 2,900 metres with Mount Olympus. That soon fragments into 1000s of islands, spanning the Aegean and Ionian seas. They have the lion's share of the sands and coves, some of which are soft and primed for sunbathing, others of which are rocky and wild. The Peloponnese fuses pine-dressed massifs with empty coastline, while Crete has carved gorges that mingle with olive groves and lemon farms and lagoons of sparkling pink sand.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Greece

Greek cuisine is based on Mediterranean tradition, often including vegetables, olive oil, fish, wine and meats. Olives, cheese, herbs, bread and yogurt are also common. Some of the most popular traditional dishes in Greece include baklava, tzatziki, gyro, moussaka and keftethes, all of which can be experienced in the various restaurants and eateries near your holiday accommodation.

How many holiday rentals are available around Greece?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 32,947 holiday lettings around Greece. From 13,191 villas to 564 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Greece?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Greece. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Crete: 8,219 holiday homes
  • Kefallonia Regional Unit: 1,854 holiday homes
  • Greek Islands: 17,618 holiday homes
  • Rhodes: 882 holiday homes
  • Zakynthos: 1,945 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Greece! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Greece?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Greece with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Rhodes: 882 holiday lettings
  • Skiathos: 367 holiday lettings
  • Chania: 2,898 holiday lettings
  • Mykonos: 1,384 holiday lettings
  • Paxos: 360 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Greece?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Greece are:

  • Thira (JTR-Santorini National): 1,102 self catering accommodations
  • Kalamata (KLX-Kalamata Intl.): 448 self catering accommodations
  • Argostolion (EFL-Kefalonia Island Intl.): 1,442 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Greece?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Greece. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Old Fortress: 2,482 holiday rentals
  • Fiskardo Port: 873 holiday rentals
  • Zante Water Village: 1,397 holiday rentals
  • Nidri Waterfalls: 1,054 holiday rentals
  • Rethymnon Venetian Port: 3,156 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Greece listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Greece

Crete
8,219 holiday rentals
Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian
8,967 holiday rentals
Attica
4,525 holiday rentals
Aegean Islands
7,864 holiday rentals
Decentralized Administration of Thessaly and Central Greece
1,580 holiday rentals
Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace
1,825 holiday rentals
North Aegean Islands
390 holiday rentals
Burgas
433 holiday rentals
Antalya (region)
2,193 holiday rentals
Mugla
2,216 holiday rentals
Istanbul (and vicinity)
866 holiday rentals
Aydin
118 holiday rentals
Vlorë County
84 holiday rentals
Pazardzik
72 holiday rentals
Izmir
153 holiday rentals
Bursa
25 holiday rentals
Blagoevgrad Province
161 holiday rentals
Balikesir
18 holiday rentals
Plovdiv Province
82 holiday rentals
Ulcinj Municipality
249 holiday rentals