We have villas on twelve Greek Islands, perfect for exploring idyllic scenery and bustling resorts, beautiful beaches and absorbing history. Visit the mountains on Lefkas for stunning views over the sparkling waters towards neighbouring islands, or enjoy the wonderful sandy beach at Skala in Kefalonia – whatever type of holidaymaker you are, the Greek Islands have something for everyone.
The Greek Islands - Isles with a holiday appeal like no other
Greek Island beauties scatter the Ionian and Aegean Seas. While all are celebrated for their idyllic landscapes, history and beaches, they each hold their own unique appeal. Our villas are perfectly situated to discover their charms, but one thing is certain - visit one and you will want to visit them all.
Your Greek Islands Villa Holiday
The Greek Islands offer an unrivalled selection of different villa holidays to suit all tastes. There are many diverse islands to explore, each with their own unique charm.
At James Villas, we have a huge selection of self-catering private villas with their own pools on many of the Greek Islands – what better place to take in the scenery and soak up the famed laidback ambience?
If you are looking for glorious sunshine, idyllic beaches and mouth-watering Mezes then you will find it on one of the Greek Islands. Whether you want a secluded family villa in the hilltops, a peaceful countryside retreat, a luxury private villa, or perhaps to be as close to the beach as possible, you will find what you are looking for when you rent a villa with James Villas. With flight times of just three to four hours, all the islands are within easy reach.
About The Greek Islands
The Greek Islands are blessed with dazzling natural beauty, a very warm climate, stunning beaches and inviting turquoise seas. It’s no surprise that these islands are so popular, as they have so much to offer. Choose what type of villa holiday you want and find an island to suit your needs. Enjoy watersports, history, glorious beaches and vibrant nightlife on many of these magical islands.
The cuisine is another reason why so many holidaymakers return to the islands year after year. They have all the traditional Greek dishes we know and love, such as Beef Stifado, Lamb Kleftiko, Moussaka and an endless selection of tasty Mezes. The food on the Greek Islands is simply irresistible.
The islands in the west are lush and green, whereas those located in the southeast tend to be dry and rocky. For a beach holiday of a lifetime, you might want to consider renting a villa in Crete or Kefalonia, or for history and picturesque towns, try Rhodes. If you want to get away from the crowds then Ithaka or Paxos are wonderful choices with their secluded bays, peaceful villages and relaxed way of life. Those who enjoy exploring will love Skiathos with its winding trails and fantastic walking routes.
When to go to The Greek Islands
Greece benefits from an idyllic climate and lovely hot summers. The islands tend to get extremely warm in the summer months with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 30s in August. The weather is a little less intense in May, June, September and October, with the islands varying in temperature slightly depending on their location.
Another reason why the Greek Islands attract so many visitors every year is because of their impressive landmarks and ancient sites. They have a rich history and many fascinating ruins and tourist attractions to discover. Greece has more archaeological museums than anywhere else in the world and the islands are packed with ancient ruins. There’s the acropolis in Rhodes, the Palace of Knossos in Crete and the
famous cities of Sparta and Olympia in Peloponnese, to name a few, and plenty more to see and do on your holiday with James Villas.
The Greek Islands Holidays - Points of
Explore Phaistos Palace - an amazing archaeological site in Crete.
Enjoy a boat trip to Smuggler’s Cove in Zakynthos for out this world views and crystal clear water.
Visit the pretty town of Lindos, which is one of the most picturesque resorts on the Island of Rhodes.
Explore the islands on horseback; you can go horse-riding on many of the islands through a range of terrains, from beaches to forests.
Wander round Corfu old town and discover its palaces, fortresses and ancient sites.
Paradise awaits in the gorgeous Greek Islands! Uncover ancient landscapes, dive into emerald waters, explore breathtaking natural wonders and laze away the days on Blue Flag beaches... Here's some handy guides for your Greek Island villa holiday!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Truly get away from it all on a villa holiday to this spectacular Greek island. Santorini offers a relaxing getaway in serene surroundings with traditional Greek charm mixed with fine dining, unbeatable panoramic views and plenty of opportunity for adventure.
Where trendy meets traditional, Mykonos is glamourous Greece at its best. Packed with bustling beaches, peaceful hamlets and lively nightlife, this iconic island oozes sophistication and charm. A blend of Cycladic architecture and idyllic island views - it’s the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable getaway.
For a truly authentic taste of Greek life, take a boat transfer from Lefkas to Meganissi. Visit the quaint harbour villages, Vathi and Spartochori 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.
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.
You’ve already decided on your destination, now you need to choose a resort you’ll love just as much. It's all about finding somewhere with everything you need for your perfect holiday. Whether that's in arm's reach or a just little further away from the action - it's all up to you. Here are our popular picks to help you decide.
Need some inspiration to help choose your perfect villa? Looking for a pool with a view, a villa in the centre of the action, or a property that sleeps a large group? James can recommend villas to suit you. Browse through our villas that have that specific something you're looking for.
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