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Villas in Greece

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.

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Greece - A Historical Treasure Steeped in Tradition

The cultural experience of a villa holiday in Greece is unrivalled. With historic sites in abundance, and the islands all offering a unique holiday experience, a villa in Greece is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the culture here. Learn more about Greece

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    Your Greece Villa Holiday

    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.

    About Greece

    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.

    When to go to Greece

    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.

    Cultural Highlights

    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.

    Not to be missed...

    • If you’re staying in Lefkas, make the journey to the stunning island Meganissi, for a boat trip through the mystical Papnikolis Cave – it’s an unforgettable experience.
    • Wander around the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos in Kefalonia, which despite its plain exterior, is truly beautiful inside. Think glittering silver chandeliers, detailed murals and a golden altar.
    • If you and your kids fancy some fun, then there are water parks in Corfu perfect for a good splash around in the wonderfully warm Greek weather.
    • If you’re a fan of water sports, then be sure to check out the amazing beaches that surround the island of Skiathos. From diving to explore the stunning life underwater, to water skiing across the rolling waves, you’ll never get bored of this gorgeous destination.
    • Enjoy a stroll around the medieval centre of Rhodes, the Knights of Rhodes. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a true wonder, and with its castle-like buildings and towering walls, it will really take you back in time.

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    We use these reviews to improve, and they are all here on the website so you can make an more informed choice when selecting your villa. We love hearing your feedback so look out for your review request after your holiday!

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    Sights / Places to go
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    7.5
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    Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 1391 reviews
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    10 out of 10

    David

    Bournemouth Family (the eldest child is at school)
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    An ideal island if you want a peaceful holiday without stag and hen parties and noisy night life
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    Confirmed stay: 06 June 2017
    Published on: 10 June 2017

    Kefalonia

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