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Make a holiday rental home or villa in West Greece your home away from home

West Greece is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece. The west of the Greek mainland is not the most common place for a holiday, but that is not to say that an enjoyable vacation cannot be had here, and if you are looking to get away from the bulk of the tourist crowds you may be best suited to this part of the country. The weather is generally good, the attractions are varied, and there are a number of interesting towns and cities you can use as your base for exploring this rural and traditional area of Greece.

Things to do in West Greece

West Greece is divided into three prefectures, namely Achaea, Aetolia-Acarnania and Ilia. Each of these prefectures is split into a number of towns, cities and villages, and provides an array of activities to enjoy, historic sites to visit and beaches to laze upon, so you will never be short of something to do in this part of the country. West Greece is also all about nature, and has some great walking and hiking options for outdoor pursuit’s lovers.

The majority of visitors to West Greece, however, are heading there for the beaches, with a number of high-quality, uncrowded sandy stretches to be found. The beaches of the west coast sit on the Ionian Sea, which has almost crystal clear waters that are ideal for swimming in or enjoying an array of water sports upon. A popular activity is to hire a boat and head out into the ocean - make sure you take your camera!

Places to visit on holiday in West Greece

Some of the best beaches in West Greece are around Paleros, a picturesque town on the west coast of the mainland that is situated against a backdrop of mountains, vineyards, olive groves and pine trees. From Paleros bay it is possible to get to Lefkada Island in under an hour, and although the island is not strictly classed as West Greece, it still more than warrants a day trip.

Weather in West Greece

West Greece has hot summers, and with daily temperatures often above 30C this is the most popular time in which to visit, especially for beach holidays. Winters are generally mild and still fine for a visit - though up in the mountains wet weather is common at this time of the year, and snow is also a strong possibility.

Flights to West Greece

West Greece has several regional airports, but almost every flight from the UK will involve a change of planes at Athens International Airport (ATH), the busiest airport in the country. From Athens it is a usually then a case of either getting a connecting flight to a nearer airport, before hiring a car for the final leg of the journey.

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    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (7 reviews)
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    • 9 BR
    • 6 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 18
    Estate #3516822
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      • 6 BR
      • 5 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 12
      Villa #1647400
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
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        Apartment #852652
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          • 5 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 12
          House #1310516
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            Villa #1305876
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
              (5 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #3576364
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                • 4 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 8
                Villa #4073171
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #1132531
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                    • 1 BA
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                    Apartment #4154729
                      • Studio
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                      Studio #4154778
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                        Studio #4157693
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                          Studio #4158171
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                            Apartment #4154610
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                              Studio #4157898
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                                Villa #6624675
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                                  Villa #1680711
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                                    House #1098278
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                                      West Greece Holiday Villas & Apartments (18)

                                       

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                                      A great place to escape from it all

                                      4 of 5
                                      We spent two weeks at Porto Matzavino: us, kids and visiting grandma's. The villa is set in a small picturesque secluded bay off the coast road that you rarely share with more than a few locals. The villa itself is spacious and pleasantly simple and is well run by the owner Kiki. She will offer you local tips on where to go and what's going on and is charming. Ten minutes drive away is Vonitsa which is good for provisions and an evening drink on the harbour. Twenty minutes away is Lefkafa which is more charming and offers a decent range of restaurants and bars and a splash of nightlife if you fancy.
                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                      Great Villa with a direct beach access

                                      5 of 5
                                      We spent two weeks in August with our kids (6 yo) in Olga & Niko’s villa in Kalamitsi. First of all, they are both great hosts available to help and discrete when necessary.The house itself is very functional, clean with all necessary equipments – only the wifi is a bit patchy. The direct access to the wild beach of Kalamitsi is a real treat – you have the sea at your feet and we often were the only ones in the water. The sea is very nice in the morning and becomes a little bit wavy when the summer sea breeze starts to blow during the summer afternoons. Preveza is very close, really quaint, with all amenities and tavernas quickly accessible. We really enjoyed our stay and will recommend this villa to anyone looking for a quiet, secluded, away from it all rental.
                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                      Détente ensoleillée et splendide vue

                                      5 of 5
                                      Pour nos premières vacances en Grèce en famille, nous avions choisi cette maison avec les photos et les commentaires. Nous étions 3 adultes et 2 enfants de 4 et 6 ans. Tout était comme nous l'avions espéré : une vue à couper le souffle du matin au soir dans chaque pièce de la maison, une piscine et un jardin entretenus avec beaucoup de soin, une décoration de très bon goût et un équipement très complet (serviette pour la piscine, le wifi, linge de maison, presse agrumes, cocotte casseroles....la totale). Un petit regret serait la musique car nous n'avons pas pu brancher notre prise Jack a la chaîne hifi (car trop grosse). Les prestations de la maison étaient à la hauteur de nos attentes et les propriétaires aux petits soins pour que nous passions le plus agréable séjour possible. Un peu loin d'Athènes peut être car nous avons du écourter le séjour pour passer une nuit à l'hôtel afin de ne pas louper notre vol le matin. En revanche, il y a beaucoup de très beaux sites à visiter depuis cette maison. Avec nos enfants, nous n'avons pas pu faire de grandes expéditions (sites a plus de 100km) mais la piscine, la plage et le petit village de naupacte pour la glace suffisaient largement. Attention les plages sont toutes en galets et les enfants même adultes ont intérêt à être chausser en conséquence. Pas de chateau de sable mais des petits poissons et oursin à observer avec un masque dans une eau limpide et a 27c°. Un très bon séjour dans cette maison et une belle découverte de la Grèce.
                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016