Self-catering holiday on Greek Islands
Rent one of our villas in Greece for the getaway of a lifetime
There are over 6,000 islands of different sizes located in the Aegean and the Ionian Seas. Only around 4% of these islands are inhabitated. The combined coastline of all these islands runs for around 75,000 km, with plenty of stretches of quiet beaches that you can have all to yourself and pretty bays where you can swim in the crystal clear waters. On some of the islands you will find so-called 'black beaches', which have been given their name due to the black volcanic sand. Many of the beaches you can visit from your chosen villas in Greece on one of the lovely Greek Islands have been awarded a Blue Flag Certificate for their particularly clean water. Those who like water sports will find perfect conditions for sailing, diving, swimming, waterskiing and windsurfing. In some locations there is also windsurfing available.
Greek history to discover from your villas in Greece - Greek Islands
During your stay in one of our hand-picked villas in Greece on one of the lovely Greek Islands you will be able to visit a wide-range of unique archaeological treasures, some of which are very well-preserved and tell the ancient history of Greece and its culture.
Self-catering villas in Greece - gorgeous Greek islands
The Greek islands are a very popular holiday destination among both foreign visitors and the Greek people alike, partly as a result of the enviable climate in the region as well as the lovely beaches and beautiful waters. As you will discover during your stay in your chosen holiday villas and apartments in Greece on the Greek islands, the Greek cuisine is one of the most delicious in Europe, known for its grilled meats and fish, fresh salads and tasty vegetables with the uniquely flavoured Greek olive oil.
Geography of the Greek islands
Most of the Greek islands are located in the Aegean Sea and they are divided into seven archipelagos: the islands of the northern part of the Aegean Sea, the Sporades, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese Islands, Eubea (the second biggest island after Crete), the Saronic Islands and Crete. There is only one group of islands in the Ionic Sea - the Ionian Islands, and among them Corfu, which is one of the best-loved self-catering holiday destinations and a very popular destination in which to rent out villas in Greece. No matter which of the islands you choose, one of our self-catering holiday apartments and villas in Greece is sure to be the ideal starting point for a truly memorable holiday.
Villas in Greece - self-catering Crete
There are so many things to do and see in Crete, and the island is so varied - in both landscape and culture and lifestyle. Some say that 'East and West meet on Crete', and you can see this is the food and the traditions of the island. No matter if you want a beach holiday or plan to get to know the people and the country, to see Knossos, the ravine of Samaria or Lassithi Plateau - there are endless possibilities for spending your holiday on Crete in one of our villas to rent in Greece. The only limit might be time. Book your self catering property on Crete now.
Corfu has many names, but the name of 'the flower of the east' describes its character most accurately. Many poets have written about the island in their poems, admiring the beauty of the landscape with its multiple olive groves, citrus trees, acacias, myrrh bushes, cypresses and laurel trees. The capital of the island is made up of winding streets in the old town, dating back to the Venetian times, which you can explore during your self-catering Greece holiday. Clean beaches with invitingly clean water provide the opportunity to enjoy the various watersports on offer or simply take in easy on a sun lounger or at one of the beach-front bars. The neighbouring islands of Paxos and Antipaxos are popular destinations for day trips. There are beautiful sand dunes in the northern part of the island and the strong winds attract numerous surfers. Book a self catering holiday on Corfu and experience this beautiful island for yourself.
Cyclades - Naksos, Paros, Mykonos and Santorino
The Cyclades offer some of the most emblematic vistas of all the Greek islands. White-washed villages perched on hillsides leading down to the deep blue sea, cloudless skies and blue church roofs characterise the scenery of this group of islands and provide the captivating backdrop for your holiday in your chosen holiday apartments and villas in Greece. In summer, the calm seas makes the Cyclades popular with sailors. Neighbouring islands, to which you can get by ferry, make it easy to quickly move from one to another so can explore a few different islands on days trips.
Naxos Island is the biggest and the most beautiful of the Cyclades islands regarding landscapes. Syros is quieter than the lively Mykonos, which is, geographically, the heart of Cyclades. Paros Island is famous for its fabulous marble, and the picturesque fishing settlement also attracts many visitors. Santorini delights with its volcanic landscape.
In the eastern part of the Aegean Sea, between Samos and Lesbos, lies the island of Chios, which, according to a local legend, is the birthplace of Homer. There are lots of historical artifacts for you to visit and learn about the Greek history during your self-catering holiday in our villas in Greece on Chios.
There are ferry connections with other islands such as Pireus, and plane connections with Athens and Saloniki. The main city of the same name is dominated by a large castle and home to a charming promenade with a host of restaurants where you can sample some traditional local specialties.