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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Greece and the Saronic Islands your home away from home

Greece is the oldest democracy in the world, and as a result, has the most staggering and inspiring national monuments available. The monuments of Ancient Greece are what mainly spring to mind when people think of taking a holiday rental villa in Greece, but there is so much to a Greece holiday that your trip can take many forms, or a magnificent combination of culture, history, beaches, sport, gastronomy and nightlife.

Things to do on holiday in Greece and the Saronic Islands

Greece offers holiday makers all the luxury of a modern European destination, yet has managed to keep its traditional culture strong. There are so many things to do in Greece that each holiday in Greece is entirely different, with options for family holidays, sailing holidays, cultural holidays, beach holidays, city breaks and excellent last minute holidays.

Of course, the ancient ruins in and around Athens are a huge draw for visitors to Greek accommodation. Attractions like the Parthenon, the Temple of Poseidon and Delphi’s Temple of Apollo.

However, Greece is also a sporting haven. Hiking and mountain biking have become huge attractions for those wishing to take a holiday villa in Greece, away from the crowds, where you can get a genuine feel for Greek culture.

The sporting facilities of Greece are not just confined to the mainland. Sailing holidays to Greece are spectacular, as you can use the flexibility of a Greek villa, rent a yacht and discover your own secluded cove beach. Swimming, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing and water skiing are very popular activities.

Places to holiday in Greece and the Saronic Islands

The Saronic Islands are hugely popular holiday destinations due to both their proximity and ease of access from Attica and Athens, but also due to the extensive range of sports, beaches, nightlife and some of the warmest welcomes available on holiday in Greece. Consisting of Salamina, Agistri, Aegina, Hydra, Spetses and Poros, the Saronic Islands make the perfect place to take a Greece holiday villa for a weekend or a longer holiday to Greece.

Attica is the most famous area of mainland Greece. Containing the ancient city of Athens, the glorious beach resorts of Glyfada and Nea Makri, and the island retreats of Spetses, Aegina and Poros, Attica is a diverse region with a Greek villa to suit all holidays.

Thessaly is the mythical plain in the shadow of Mt Olympus and the Pindus Mountain Range. The Pelion Peninsula, which is one of the most beautiful areas in Greece, is a forested area with small traditional villages springing from among the walnut, beech and oak trees. Volos, the home of Jason (of Argonauts fame), is the creator of the Ouzeri, the traditional Greek restaurant.

West Greece is a great beach holiday destination in Greece, although during the winter, snow is common in the mountains.

Weather in Greece and the Saronic Islands

Between April and mid-June, the temperatures in Greece are delightfully warm, around 25°C, yet the ancient monuments and beaches are not yet busy, and not nearly as crowded as they will become during the height of summer, making these months the perfect time to rent a self catering apartment in Greece or a Saronic Island holiday rental villa.

Travel to Greece and the Saronic Islands

There are many cheap flights to the Greek mainland available. There are a total of 18 airports in Greece which receive direct flights from across the UK, with some of the best cheap flights available through easyJetand Ryanair among other providers.

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Recent Reviews

Perfection, truly hard to fault!

5 of 5
We've just returned from two and a half weeks in this beautiful villa and can only endorse the rave reviews that lead us here in the first place. The back of the villa on approach appears deceptively smaller (a bit of a tardis)than anticipated, then you step out of the car (a straightforward two hour drive from Athens) and those views!!!! Not only the view in the main photo which is indeed stunning, but this villa also has spectacular views at night over distant villages. The lights, boats, mountains all make for an intoxicating combination. Wonderful place to see the stars at night also! The villa is perfectly equipped with everything you could need. All bedrooms are a good size and lead out on the lower level to the pool and views! Very comfortable beds and everywhere is immaculately cleaned and maintained. Quiet fans and efficient air conditioning, which was most welcome as Greece was experiencing a heatwave whilst we were there. We stayed in more than we ordinarily would, both days and evenings as it was very difficult to pull ourselves away from this idyllic spot. Our teenage children were very happy ( important to family harmony on holidays these days) with the quality of the wifi and with the exception of very heavy traffic times the speeds were very good. We spent much time in the pool both swimming, playing, but also just watching the incredible views from the infinity end! There is a very good local beach at Kondili (stony)only a few minutes drive away and another favourite of ours was Karathona (sandy)an easy but slightly longer drive away. Both have beds, umbrellas (no charge although you are of course expected to buy at least one drink) and places to get a drink. If you're going for longer most people pick up food from the bakery and buy drinks at the beach. In the local village of Drepano, a few minutes drive, are many tavernas on the market square, and great bakeries and small supermarkets. Big supermarkets are in Naplio about 20 mins drive. There is a lovely located taverna on the beach at Vivari, Ouna Ratsa Ouna Fatsa, but be prepared to have your food virtually thrown at you and in which ever order it arrives! The best thing about this villa are the incredible hosts Katerina and Dimitris. They really care about making this place perfect and that shows in everything they do. They are charming, responsive and totally committed to ensuring your stay is perfect in every detail! We'll most definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Wonderful apartment in great location.

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This apartment is wonderful, comfortable and well thought out. Jhoanne was amazing from booking right through to us leaving with great communication at all times (once you book she sends you a link to the apartment website which is full of great information) The location was ideal a two minute walk to the Victoria metro station station and the local area had everything you'd want for eating, drinking and shopping. Everything in the apartment contrinbuted to a great break and the large TV and fast wifi allowed us to relax as a family at night. There's even a view of the acropolis from the balcony I'd recommend this apartment to anyone.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017