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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 31,922 holiday lettings around Greece. From 12,431 villas to 568 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.

Can I rent a beach property in Greece?

Don't just spend a couple of hours at the beach. Round up your posse and find a place on its doorstep! The soothing sound of waves and remarkable ocean vistas? Yes please! Fortunately, there are 9,459 beachside holiday homes to spirit yourself away to. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Fortunately, HomeAway has a bunch of other options, including:

  • 8,588 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 6,848 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 6,773 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Greece?

If you want to reconnect with your posse under one cosy roof but have enough space for everyone to do their own thing, you'll want to rent a villa. Fortunately for you, we've got the cream of the crop. In this destination, there are 12,864 listings to pick from. Rates start at £10 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 10,727 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £13 per night.
  • House: 7,119 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £13 per night.
  • Hotel: 3,538 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £13 per night.

Can I stay in Greece in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect escape is chilling out with your friends and loved ones in a completely new place. If you'll be travelling with a large group, HomeAway has options. 3,169 villa holiday rentals are listed. Presently, they're the preferred choice here for large groups. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the property options that can meet your needs include:

  • Are you looking for properties that can house 6 people? We have 6,924 that will be ideal. Prices start from £13 per night.
  • Looking for a holiday rental for 5 guests? We have 4,884 that will suit. You can get one for as little as £16 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We have 3,510 rental accommodation that will suit. Prices start from £34 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can take your mom, your sister and all your besties to Greece.

Explore destinations around Greece

Crete
7,774 holiday rentals
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Antalya
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Izmir
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Balıkesir Province
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84 holiday rentals
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77 holiday rentals
Ulcinj Municipality
242 holiday rentals
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967 holiday rentals
Istanbul Province
859 holiday rentals
Bursa Province
25 holiday rentals
Pazardzik
77 holiday rentals
Smoljan Province
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