Presenting the Villas Worldwide range of private villas with pools in Greece, a hand-picked selection of homes to rent, ideal for family holidays. During thirty years we have visited properties in the most beautiful areas of the Greek mainland and the islands so you can benefit from our experience when choosing your ideal summer holiday home. Sleeping 2 to 26, many with pools, some with private tennis court, by the sea, in the regions of the Cyclades including Mykonos and Paros, North Aegean Islands, Evia island to the north of Athens, Athens Riviera, Saronic Gulf islands, Lefkas, Zakynthos, Thesprotia, Peloponnese and throughout Crete, by the sea and in the tranquil countryside by pretty, sleepy villages.
Greece basks in sunshine for many months of the year and this ambient climate has attracted people to settle or visit since the beginning of civilisation. The original pulls are still there, the fabulous creeks, clear azure seas, white sandy beaches, dramatic mountain scenery with deep gorges and a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Add to all that the food, history and architecture which has accrued over so many years and the rich traditions of the local people.
The Greek mainland offers so much of interest including the iconic Acropolis in Athens and Mount Olympia home of the Olympic Games. Beyond the mainland, there is the magical island of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands and a plethora of smaller island gems such as Evia and Spetses with all the magic only an island holiday can offer.
The principal sights of Greece are very impressive, to discover more about the main holiday attractions and the many excellent social events see our more Greece information section.
Travelling to Greece is much easier nowadays as there are more and more low-cost airlines operating. There are regular international flights to the two airports in Crete, Chania (CHQ) and Heraklion (HER). Airlines operating Crete include Easyjet, Jet2 and Monarch. You can also fly direct to Corfu (CFU) with Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair or Monarch and to Athens International (ATH) and Kalamata (KLX) with Easyjet. There are regular ferries to most of the Greek islands from Athens port.
The climate in Greece is one of the main attractions. Reliable warm, sunny weather from April to October with little rainfall. During the main school holiday, the months of July and August temperatures can get quite hot which is why most of our villas in Greece have air conditioning. May, June or September, October are the best times for the weather.
Holiday books to read
The modern-day hit is Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Berniere whilst a lesser known but also captivating novel is The Island by Victoria Hislop. Of course, there are the Greek classics, the Illiad by Homer, Ulysses by James Joyce and the philosophies of Plato's Republic and Socrates Dialogues. If they are a bit heavy then War Music by Christopher Logue is at least nice and slim.
Films to see before a holiday in Greece
For an old classic which was largely filmed in Crete Zorba, the Greek is the one to watch. Mama Mia is the modern day phenomena and Shirley Valentine remains the benchmark feel-good love story. The Big Blue by Luc Besson is a masterpiece.
Rent a villa in Greece, what to expect
In general, our holiday rental villas in Greece come with a supply of bed linen and towels. Most require a security deposit to be paid in cash on arrival, redeemed on departure. Each holiday house in our Greek range has full details of any extras or additional options.
The Greeks don't have exactly the same school vacations as Britain, so if you prefer to go at a quieter time it's worth giving this some thought. The climate in Greece is so good you can take advantage of great value prices for Easter, Spring Bank and October half term holidays.
Villas, country houses, cottages and luxury properties in Greece
We offer a superb range of holiday accommodation in Greece, much of which is purpose-built so ideal for family vacations. There are quite a few converted country homes which have considerable charm as well as ultra modern luxurious villa style properties with fabulous sea views. Our Greek selection has been refined over many years and we turn down a great number who would like to be in our range that we don't consider suitable. Book a Greek holiday house, villa or country home using our quick search facility to find availability for the dates you require.