Where to stay around Greece?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 24,598 holiday lettings near Greece. From 10,235 Villas to 5,900 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Greece is on HomeAway.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Crete: 6,232 holiday homes
  • Corfu: 1,527 holiday homes
  • Kefalonia: 1,186 holiday homes
  • Santorini: 803 holiday homes
  • Rhodes: 1,177 holiday homes

HomeAway 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:

  • Paxi: 282 holiday lettings
  • Chania: 2,237 holiday lettings
  • Lindos: 394 holiday lettings
  • Corfu: 997 holiday lettings
  • Athens: 2,675 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:

  • Kefallinia Airport (EFL): 1,091 self catering accommodations
  • Rhodes Diagoras Airport (RHO): 636 self catering accommodations
  • Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (CFU): 1,452 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 offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Greece. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Skala Beach: 1,171 holiday rentals
  • Pefkos Beach: 773 holiday rentals
  • Fiskardo Port: 685 holiday rentals
  • Tsilivi Beach: 897 holiday rentals
  • Zante Water Village: 793 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Greece listed on HomeAway 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.

Wonders galore 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.

The many faces of 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.

Greece's eye-watering ruins

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.

Greece's scorching summers

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.

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.