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Everything you need to know for a holiday in Croatia's lush Istria region - including the best things to see and do

Everything you need to know for a holiday in Croatia's lush Istria region - including the best things to see and do

Truffle hunting, dinosaur footprints and locally grown olive oil - just a few things Patrick Purcell encountered on his trip to Istria with James Villas. Staying in Pupolo, he experienced all things Croatian and couldn't recommend enough a holiday to this region.

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James Villa Holidays launches Halkidiki as new region

James Villa Holidays launches Halkidiki as new region

Our brand new destination Halkidiki was launched earlier this month and caught the eye of Parentfolk. Starting with nine new villas in this beautiful region, it's perfect for relaxing beach days and touring historical sites.

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The Spanish isle where families rule

The Spanish isle where families rule

The Mail's Lisa Salmon visits the beautiful island of Menorca. Holidaying with her family she stays in one of our Menorcan villas, villa Jasmin. Close to the beach and nearby Cala en Bosch, it's the perfect location for a family getaway.

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Portugal On Repeat

Portugal On Repeat

If it's your second, third or even fourth time to Portugal, Travel Weekly recommend some off the beaten-track places to stay. Casa da Encosta is one of our rural villas and would be perfect for a Portuguese getaway.

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Canary Mellow - Enjoy a relaxing break at stunning villa on the paradise isle of Fuerteventura – and your own pool

Canary Mellow - Enjoy a relaxing break at stunning villa on the paradise isle of Fuerteventura – and your own pool

Heather Lowrie shares her experience of a villa holiday in Fuerteventura with the Scottish Sun. Staying in the fabulous villa Molino, she talks of the perks a villa holiday brings like not having to rush to grab a sun lounger and cooking up a storm in your own kitchen.

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Wat-er View! Holiday like you’re on Love Island from just £19pp a night at bargain infinity pool villas in Thailand, Spain and Turkey

Wat-er View! Holiday like you’re on Love Island from just £19pp a night at bargain infinity pool villas in Thailand, Spain and Turkey

The Scottish Sun looks at villas abroad with stunning infinity pools and views. Our villa Casa Graciana was recommended as it's "set among tropical banana groves with uninterrupted ocean views on the island of Madeira".

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Why there is way more to Croatia than Dubrovnik - a villa holiday in Istria with James Villas

Why there is way more to Croatia than Dubrovnik - a villa holiday in Istria with James Villas

After going on a press trip with us to Istria in Croatia, Slummy Single Mummy reveals all. Staying in our villa Pupolo in Groznjan, she describes her experience of a James Villas holiday and all it has to offer.

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Book a City Break with James Villa Holidays

Book a City Break with James Villa Holidays

If you're looking for a city break with the best of both worlds (privacy and a pool but also close to culture and attractions) 5 Things To Do recommend a James villa.

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Rural Retreats

Rural Retreats

In Travel Weekly's latest magazine they explore the quiet countryside of Spain and Portugal and what it has to offer. We offer many properties off the beaten track and Travel Weekly commented on our villa Casa Verde, found along the Costa Verde of Portugal, and described it as "a countryside hideaway".

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The 25 greatest Mediterranean islands for a family holiday

The 25 greatest Mediterranean islands for a family holiday

The Telegraph looked into island holidays and found their favourite 25 that lie in the Mediterranean Sea. Our villa Bini Mari was recommended for those looking at a family holiday in Menorca.

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Cool Croatia: top places to stay

Cool Croatia: top places to stay

The Times explores the wonderful country of Croatia and points out some quirky and unique places to stay. Three of our villas are featured in this online list, Domus Lauri, Luxoria and Anna, and why they would be great for a summer holiday.

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Ask the team: practising Spanish and vineyards in California

Ask the team: practising Spanish and vineyards in California

In the Sunday Times travel advice section, James Villas were recommended for those looking to stay in the Costa Brava. Our villa Sa Tuna with "three airy bedrooms and a pool" was picked out for its great location.

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Mallorca – Family Friendly Villa Holiday with James Villas

Mallorca – Family Friendly Villa Holiday with James Villas

After staying in one of our villas, Ferragut Crestaix in Mallorca, blogger Jen Walshaw describes how her first villa holiday really suited her family and how much they enjoyed all the added extras. "Having never booked or been on a villa holiday, I have to say we were so impressed with James Villas. They arranged the airport car parking, flights, car hire and villa".

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Menorca vs Majorca: which is better for families?

Menorca vs Majorca: which is better for families?

The Telegraph online discussed family holidays in the Balearic Islands, namely Menorca and Mallorca. For both islands our villas were recommended as somewhere to stay.

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8 reasons to visit Kefalonia with kids

8 reasons to visit Kefalonia with kids

Mummy Travels captures the main reasons Kefalonia is a must-see destination as well as highlighting why kids would love visiting the island. For staying on the island, James Villas was recommended as it has "15 different options near some of Kefalonia’s best beaches".

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Great escape: 10 last-minute Easter breaks for families that won’t break the bank

Great escape: 10 last-minute Easter breaks for families that won’t break the bank

In the online Telegraph travel section, an article exploring great value, last-minute holidays for families features James Villa Holidays.

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Essential guide to Cyprus

Essential guide to Cyprus

Discover everything that Cyprus has to offer with the James Villa Holidays feature in the travel section of the Sunday Times. James Villas was suggested for those interested in villas around the Aphrodite hills region.

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The 19 Best Greek Islands

The 19 Best Greek Islands

Exploring the different islands of Greece, The Telegraph online travel section recommend staying with James Villas when holidaying in Crete.

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Essential Andalusia: the inside guide

Essential Andalusia: the inside guide

The Times Online featured James Villa Holidays in a travel section article about the Spanish region of Andalusia and what is has to offer, commenting that “James Villas’ Simply collection offers refined properties at basic rates on the edge of the Sierras de Tejeda National Park…”

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20 deserted European beaches you must visit in May

20 deserted European beaches you must visit in May

For readers interested in sun and sand on their holidays, the Telegraph travel section uncover some of Europe’s best destinations with great beaches. A villa in Parga, Greece, is the perfect base to discover the beautiful bay nearby.

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Dreamy villas in Europe for large family holidays

Dreamy villas in Europe for large family holidays

The Family Traveller found our villa Mandarine the perfect spot for kids and adults alike. Sitting along the Aegean Coast in Turkey it's ideal for multi-generational holidays.

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Essential Crete: the inside guide

Essential Crete: the inside guide

Discussing all that the stunning island of Crete has to offer, The Times recommend a James Villa Holiday to make the most of your time on the island. Villa Magda is top of their list with its “gorgeous views”.

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Europe’s 50 best villas

Europe’s 50 best villas

Looking for summer holiday inspiration? The Sunday Times online article presented 50 villas for that perfect self-catering holiday. One of James Villa’s properties, Maria, was included. Situated in Costa Blanca, it has “vaulted ceilings that circulate the sea breeze, while a terrace runs its length for meals outside, overlooking the garden, pool and hills”.

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Essential Algarve: the inside guide

Essential Algarve: the inside guide

The Times online tell us why they love the Algarve, exploring just why it’s the perfect holiday destination with plenty to offer. With over 300 villas in the Algarve, James Villa Holidays was recommended to readers.

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Airports? Who needs 'em! Forget delayed flights and crowded departure lounges — here are ten of the best holidays with absolutely no flying at all

Airports? Who needs 'em! Forget delayed flights and crowded departure lounges — here are ten of the best holidays with absolutely no flying at all

James Villa Holidays featured in the Daily Mail online travel section with an article looking at ten of the best holidays that do not involve flying.

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How to choose the perfect holiday villa

How to choose the perfect holiday villa

James Villa Holidays appeared online in an article on Granset looking at how to choose a perfect villa holiday.

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Find Spain's best villa retreats for every occasion

Find Spain's best villa retreats for every occasion

James Villa Holidays appeared online in the Daily Express travel section in an article looking at Spain's best villa retreats.

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Put a spring in your step with family Easter break

Put a spring in your step with family Easter break

James Villa Holidays featured online in the Scottish Sun's travel section, with an article looking at top Easter breaks.

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10 of the best beaches in Europe for families

10 of the best beaches in Europe for families

James Villa Holidays featured online in the Guardian travel section, with an article looking at 10 of the best beaches in Europe for families.

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Villa holiday in the South of France in summer: One budget, one luxury and one family

Villa holiday in the South of France in summer: One budget, one luxury and one family

James Villa Holidays appeared online in the Independent travel section, with an article comparing villas for all budgets.

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Europe's 10 best seaside villas for 2016

Europe's 10 best seaside villas for 2016

James Villa Holidays appeared online in the Telegraph travel section, with an article detailing 10 of the best seaside villas for 2016.

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James Villas' founder talks to the KM about 30 year success

James Villas' founder talks to the KM about 30 year success

James Needham started Maidstone based James Villas Holidays in 1985. He told the Kent Messenger: "There is nothing better than selling somebody a good holiday, and in that process, making sure everybody gets something out of it - customers are happy, staff are happy and owners are happy”.

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Daily Mail writer falls in love with Cyprus and James Villas

Daily Mail writer falls in love with Cyprus and James Villas

Catherine Eade took her teenagers and mother to Coral Bay in Cyprus on a James Villa holiday, falling in love with the destination and villa life. Staying in Coralia Dream with a private pool, the family used their villa as a base to hire bikes, see the Troodos Mountains and explore ancient sites.

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Travel Blogger inspired by James Villa Cycling Guide

Travel Blogger inspired by James Villa Cycling Guide

Travel enthusiast Emily Luxton’s love for cycling has been rekindled by the James Villa Cycling Guide for the Algarve. Our tips brought back fond memories for Emily of bike holidays with her family, and she is now planning a cycling trip to Portugal. You can read all of our cycling guides here!

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The NY Times on European villas that don’t break the bank

The NY Times on European villas that don’t break the bank

New York Times writer Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the misconception that villa holidays are more expensive than hotel breaks. Stephanie discovered that private paths to beaches, infinity pools to yourself, and panoramic vistas aren’t as out of reach as you might think with James Villas!

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Celebrity Chef Jo Pratt creates destination inspired dishes

Celebrity Chef Jo Pratt creates destination inspired dishes

Chef Jo Pratt took a James Villa holiday to the Algarve and showed us how to use local produce to make delicious dishes. Jo’s tips explore how to make tasty meals and enjoy local specialities, without spending all of your holiday in the kitchen, through her quick and easy recipes.

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News from James Villa Holidays

Head to Halkidiki, Greece, with James Villa Holidays

Head to Halkidiki, Greece, with James Villa Holidays

James Villa Holidays is delighted to offer guests even more choice in holiday destination, with the launch of a new region – Halkidiki, Greece.

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James Villa Holidays Partners with HomeToGo

James Villa Holidays Partners with HomeToGo

James Villa Holidays has partnered with HomeToGo, the world's largest search engine for holiday rentals. The addition of exclusive properties from James Villa Holidays enlarges the HomeToGo collection in this high demand sector and provides users an even greater choice of luxury homes.

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A New Look for James Villa Holidays

A New Look for James Villa Holidays

The UK’s leading villa specialist unveils brand new logo, website, and additional Villa categories

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James Villas to work with British Airways Holidays

James Villas to work with British Airways Holidays

Almost 600 villas across Europe are being made available through the airline’s website. Destinations on offer from Heathrow and Gatwick include Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Partnering with BA will make it even easier for customers to find their perfect villa holiday.

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The James Villa Holiday Cycling Guide to top destinations

The James Villa Holiday Cycling Guide to top destinations

James Villas have released their first ever Cycling Guides, covering 15 different routes across 5 top destinations: Algarve, Cyprus, Mallorca, Menorca and Lanzarote. With so many holidaymakers taking to their bikes whilst abroad, the James Villas Holiday Cycling Guides are a great tool for exploring key destinations!

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James Villa Holidays releases new guide to Florida 2016

James Villa Holidays releases new guide to Florida 2016

James Villas have released a fantastic new holiday guide for Florida 2016. The handpicked selection of places to stay and visit featured in the guide are based on results from a survey about James Villas trends and customer needs, so it’s a great roundup of a Florida 2016 holiday wish list.

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The perfect barbeque costs much less than you would expect

The perfect barbeque costs much less than you would expect

One of the most anticipated parts of a self-catering villa holiday is a barbeque outside by the pool. At James Villas we have put the cost of the perfect family barbeque for four to the test, comparing ingredients from the UK against one of Europe’s cheapest beach resorts, the Algarve.

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