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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.

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Greece - A Historical Treasure Steeped in Tradition

The cultural experience of a villa holiday in Greece is unrivalled. 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.

  • 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.

  • Greece Holidays - Points of Interest

    • 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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Let's face it, when it comes to reviews you want to hear from straight from the holidaymaker's mouth! They're the ones who've been there, done that and swam in their own private pool. That's why we use independent review service Reevoo – giving you the good and the bad from genuine James Villas' customers. Honesty is the best policy after all…

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Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 1752 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10


Haslemere Surrey Couple
scala is just perfect for a laid back orbusy holiday
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 17 October 2019


8 out of 10


Bedfordshire Group
Beautiful island, safe beaches, good food and reasonably priced. Especially enjoyed loggerhead turtles in Argostolli Harbour
You really need a car to fully enjoy a holiday on the island

The toilet arrangements could be a bigger problem with some travellers, suggest taking scented plastic bags to use
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019


10 out of 10


Atherstone Couple
Beautiful island, end of season meant some places had closed but this didn’t detract from our holiday
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019


9 out of 10


Kent Couple
Beaches and scenery.
Narrow roads and their driving!
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019


10 out of 10


Aberdeen Family (the eldest child is at school)
- The villa view.
- The local area for food and gift shops.
- Maid service twice weekly.
- Outdoor bar.
- Lift in the villa.
- Welcome drinks on arrival.
- Would benefit from the pool being heated as it was always far too cold to spend long periods of time in it.
- The gate coming into the villa could be wider as the slope was so steep.
- A smaller paddling pool for babies would be ideal (but that’s just a nice to have!).
- Local guide to recommended restaurants/larger supermarkets & tourist attractions (things to do).
- The private beach looked nothing like the photos on the villa management site and was a disappointment and not in great condition.
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019


8 out of 10


Fareham Couple
Lots of history, architecture and some superb walks through gorges. Also some stunning caves to visit.
The roads and standard of driving leave a lot to be desired.
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019


10 out of 10


Suffolk Couple
Scenery, very quiet in October.
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019


8 out of 10


Northampton Couple
The North and West coast
The east coast; great beaches but over developed
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 17 October 2019


10 out of 10


Ashford Family (the eldest child is at school)
Villa, perfect
Views, great
Area, perfect for a relaxing holiday
Local people, great and thankfully most speak some English
Greek food, delicious
Local villages, well worth a visit
Beaches, most are great for swimming
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 14 October 2019


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