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Published on: 01 May 2015
The beautiful mainland and its islands scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas tempt holidaymakers back to villas in Greece time and time again with their idyllic climate and postcard-perfect landscapes of olive-clad hills, stunning beaches, secluded coves and turquoise seas. Here the famed local hospitality will give you as warm a welcome as the Greek sunshine and you can fill long summer days equally doing as much or as little as you please on your Greek villa holidays. There are numerous historical treasures where you can rediscover a fascinating, ancient past, traditional tavernas where you can wile away a leisurely lunch sampling delicious meze, sleepy villages where time stands still, or lively resorts that stay awake long after the sun has set, buzzing with traditional bouzouki music and dancing. And what better way to enjoy it all than from the comfort of Greek villas, providing you with the freedom you need to truly enjoy all that Greece has to offer in the laid-back style of the locals.
For villas in Greece that promise a taste of the traditional, look no further than Corfu. Truly a treat for the senses, there are stunning landscapes, fine wines and great food in abundance, ensuring your Greek villa holidays on this splendid island are brimming with warm hospitality, indulgence and pure relaxation.Villas in Corfu
Our collection of Greek villas in Crete are wonderfully situated to enjoy all this charming island has to offer, while retaining a sense of seclusion for a revitalising holiday retreat. Experience the magical culture of Greece is at its most splendid, with fascinating ancient sites, vibrant towns and sleepy villages to explore.Villas in Crete
Mother Nature has truly blessed the mainland haven of Epirus, where you’ll find a selection of exquisite Greek villas. Overlooking the island of Corfu and the glittering Ionian, Epirus is home to the resorts of Parga and Sivota - abundant in natural beauty, these resorts are perfect for those looking for tranquillity.Villas in Epirus
Accessed only by boat from nearby Kefalonia, tranquil Ithaka boasts a mountainous landscape and secluded bays with crystal clear waters lapping its unspoilt shores. Perfect to escape the crowds, its quiet beaches, sleepy villages and welcoming tavernas make for wonderfully laid-back holidays.Villas in Ithaka
Our Greek villas in Kefalonia are chosen with proximity to the best beaches in mind. Most are located in the scenic countryside near the main resorts, while others are perched in cliff-top locations on this Greek Island’s southern tip. A short boat trip to Ithaka is perfect for those looking for a slower pace of life.Villas in Kefalonia
Traditional charm, verdant valleys, crystal waters and a dramatic coastline ensures the unspoilt island of Lefkas’ popularity amongst those living on mainland Greece as well as international holiday makers alike. There are plenty of activities and fine restaurants and bars on offer to tempt you to leave your villa.Villas in Lefkas
For a truly authentic taste of Greek life, take a boat transfer from Lefkas to Meganissi. Visit the quaint harbour village, Vathi, or explore the beautiful beaches and pine forests. Our private villas are selected for their peaceful and picturesque locations in this unforgettable destination perfect for Greece villa holidays.Villas in Meganissi
If the traditional hospitality and ambience of Greece appeal, then Paxos is definitely the ideal destination choice for a Greek villa holiday. Only accessible by boat and untouched by the commercial development of other tourist hotspots, this island offers a haven of peace and relaxation for a revitalising holiday.Villas in Paxos
This beautiful part of Greece offers both the tranquil charm of idyllic fishing villages nestled along a spectacular coastline, with the chance to experience a taste of the ancient world. A fascinating reminder of a bygone age around every corner and fabulous beaches too – a perfect combination!Villas in Peloponnese
With a flourishing landscape greener than its sister islands and long swathes of pristine sand, Rhodes makes a fine choice for Greek villa holidays. With fascinating historical relics, wonderful taverna cuisine, charming towns, the island has plenty of year-round activities and sights, not to mention villas to experience.Villas in Rhodes
Skiathos is an island ripe for exploration, with sandy beaches, great walking and cycling trails and a variety of historical sites. The winding streets of Skiathos Town are bursting with life, and offer numerous eateries. Our villas are set on a hillside close to the town, providing the perfect setting for an evening stroll.Villas in Skiathos
Known as the Emerald of the Aegean for its verdant and unspoilt landscape, the island of Skopelos hosts Greek villas wonderfully situated to enjoy the rich culture of classic Greece, perfectly preserved in this timeless destination. There are a variety of beaches, pebble coves and pine forests to be discovered.Villas in Skopelos
Zakynthos, or Zante as it is affectionately known, is much more than just the nightlife of Laganas. Enjoy the quiet setting of our private Greece villas in low-key resorts, where the scenery is awe-inspiring, the beaches sandy – some home to nesting sea turtles - and the dining delicious and undeniably authentic.Villas in Zakynthos
We have chosen a selection of 13 villas from our full list of properties in Greece. Find the perfect villa below:
Piso Aetos, Ithaka
St. Thomas, Kefalonia
Agios Nikolaos, Crete
What better way to experience the delights of Greece than by staying in a stylish Greek villa? Greece is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide, and it’s easy to see why. Take in the spectacular sunsets and enjoy the glorious weather at your handpicked villa. At James Villa Holidays we offer the finest villas in some of the most sought after locations in Greece, including some exceptional properties within our luxury range.
No matter what you are looking for in a holiday, Greece really does offer something for everyone. Lounge around on the soft, sandy beaches, enjoy the idyllic landscapes, taste the tantalizing taverna cuisine and unravel the history of this fascinating country.
You can enjoy all this from the comfort of your own private villa. Take a dip in the pool, use the self-catering facilities to cook some delicious local dishes and have an unforgettable holiday with your family.
Mainland Greece sometimes gets overlooked, but it certainly has attractions, cities and scenery to rival the islands. Delight your taste buds with some traditional Greek food, including mouth-watering dishes such as tzatziki, beef stifado and lamb kleftiko, as well as endless authentic mezes.
Greece offers a variety of resorts for all tastes. If you fancy somewhere with an authentic charm, chose an unspoilt fishing village or rural hideaway, or for a more upbeat holiday there are many bustling towns and vibrant beach resorts.
A favourite amongst historians and people looking for a cultural holiday, Greece is home to hundreds of fascinating archaeological sites and museums where you can relive its ancient past, from the Palaeolithic Era to the Roman Period.
Greece offers guaranteed sun in the high season. Temperatures soar to 30 degrees and higher in July and August, and you can make the most of the fabulous weather by enjoying up to 12 hours of sunshine a day.
If you are looking for a slightly cooler temperature then the autumn and spring months are a good time to go. Temperatures tend to be cooler and stay within the low to mid-twenties. This time of the year is ideal if you plan on seeing all the tourist attractions and exploring the historical sites.
There are so many jaw dropping sights throughout Greece. In Corfu, you can explore the stunning Palace of St. Michael and St George, as well as the fascinating ruins of the Temple of Artemis. This temple features stone carvings of mythological figures, including Medusa, Pegasus and Zeus.
A hidden cultural gem of the mainland is the beautiful region of Epirus. This area of Greece is perfect if you are looking for a holiday where you can experience traditional Greece to the full. The laid back way of life and welcoming locals combined with the picturesque scenery, charming villages and harbour towns, such as Sivota and Parga, are just a few of the many attractions to this area.
If you prefer to get out into the great outdoors, then head over to the stunning island of Zakynthos for a truly enchanting hiking trip. Whether you decide to follow the white cliffs around the island, or wander into the lush green forests, make sure you end your hike with a trip to Zakynthos’ breathtaking beaches of white sand and turquoise sea for a quick dip.
Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday
Whether swimming in the sea or sunbathing on the sand, take advantage of a property located close to the beach.View Villas
Take time out to relax in your infinity pool whilst overlooking the sapphire waters that extend beautifully to the horizon.View Villas
Enjoy a location close to the heart of the action with plenty of amenities nearby, perfect if you prefer not to hire a car.View Villas
Whether its for family fun or just a few lengths in the morning, enjoy all the space and freedom that comes with a large pool.View Villas
Our smaller villas are perfect for couples offering all the space, privacy and freedom to enjoy a fantastic holiday just for two.View Villas
Enjoy complete comfort and relaxation following a day of exploring in your very own Jacuzzi or hot tub.View Villas
From neighbouring properties to stand alone villas that sleep up to 20 people, there are plenty of options for large groups.View Villas
Enjoy the peace and relaxation that comes with a private villa located off the beaten track.View Villas
Improve your fitness or have some fun with a game of tennis, whether you're practising your backhand or taking a break from the beach.View Villas
Take in the wonderful site of the surrounding area from the comfort and privacy of your own villaView Villas
Nothing beats being able to enjoy a barbecue by the side of your pool, in the comfort of your own private villa.View Villas
Chill out in our air conditioned villas - respite from the midday sun and a guaranteed cool and comfortable nights' sleep.View Villas
Take a look at the added entertainment on offer at these fantastic villas - and perhaps swap the swimming pool for a pool table!View Villas
Travelling outside of the summer season? Don't worry - enjoy a long, leisurely swim at these villas with heated pools.View Villas
Free Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to plan your holiday itinerary - or show off your fantastic villa to your friends back home.View Villas