There is an array of lovely villas scattered across Greece, set on the country’s popular islands to the most remote destinations; and to help you search, we’ve rounded up five of our favourites, from Paxos to the Peloponnese, that we think you will love as much as we do. 

Liodentra Villa, Peloponnese

These twin sister-houses set on a huge olive grove with direct access to the beach, are located in the heart of the Mani Peninsula, in the Peloponesse. A ten-minute walk from the village centre and just a stroll through the grounds from Ritsa beach, Liodentra captures the timeless charm of the area, while combining very contemporary comforts. The matching main villas, Ena and Dio (‘One’ and ‘Two’), are fully furnished with elegant and earthy décor that features character and colour.

Each has a kitchen, living room, and double bedroom on the ground floor, a sitting area and twin bedroom above, and a timber decked alfresco dining terrace overlooking the twelve metre swimming pool. The adjacent annex offers privacy for the fifth en suite bedroom, and all are air-conditioned. Perfect for two families or a group of friends.

Sleeps 10  | 5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | Swimming Pool 

 

Villa Alamo, Crete

With a chic and contemporary design and state-of-the-art facilities, this is a wonderful luxury villa for anyone planning a getaway to Crete. Alamo offers guests the opportunity to experience authentic rural Crete; enjoy the island’s best beaches, explore the little lanes of local villages, stroll along Chania’s harbour-front, and come home to a stunning modern design, all in a single day. In a hilltop setting with views of the sea and White Mountains, this is one of three villas that make up the small Adeste complex. A short stroll from the Venetian village of Kokkino Chorio, it is just 1.5km from the caves of unspoiled Koutalas beach and the famously atmospheric streets of Plaka, in a remarkable landscape crisscrossed with hiking trails.

The villa features indoor/outdoor living with glass walls opening onto gorgeous terraces, that boast a décor palette of chalks and clays, blues, and greens.  Each bedroom comes complete with contemporary en suite facilities and its own furnished balcony. A cool-toned sitting room adjoins a big and bright kitchen diner. And outdoor facilities include lounging and dining areas, and an inviting private pool with views down to the bay.

Sleeps 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Swimming Pool 

 

Villa Cassandra, Crete

Overlooking views of Chania’s famous lighthouse, this elegant 10-person villa is a glorious getaway on the north coast of Crete. Basking in the blues of the Aegean Sea, it’s all about the views at this upscale house in northern Crete. Just ten minutes by car from Chania’s gorgeous harbourfront, Villa Cassandra is a standout villa for 10 that combines a range of contemporary comforts with an architectural sophistication.

Along the upper levels of the house is the large master bedroom that has its own private plunge pool. Downstairs, the kitchen and dining areas come with high-end appliances, accompanied by a queen-sized double bedroom with a sofa bed and direct access to the outside pool terrace. On the lower ground floor, there are two more double bedrooms – both spacious with en suite bathrooms and views overlooking the surrounding gardens. A gym and exclusive spa area – equipped with a Turkish steam bath and sauna – complete this lower level. Outside and the private pool terrace is ideal for entertaining; with an infinity pool, furnished relaxation area, and an outdoor kitchen equipped with a pizza oven and built-in barbecue.

Sleeps 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | Swimming Pool 

 

Alati Bay, Paxos

This luxurious and refined villa has direct access to a secluded beach. When you arrive at Alati Bay you are transported into a magical world with shady grounds that fan out around the impressively designed villa. Offering stunning sea views that entice you to explore the beach at the bottom of the garden, there is a sense of peace and wellbeing- ideal for those who want a quiet getaway. Services include daily maid service, cook and mid-week linen change. The villa also boasts garden gate beach access, a jacuzzi, and a private mooring buoy. 

Sleeps 14 | 7 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms | Swimming Pool

 

Ataraxia, Corfu 

A beautifully built stone-clad villa with commanding sea views and a panoramic pool overlooking magical  Avlaki Bay and Kassiopi Town, Ataraxia is the perfect place for families or friends who want to explore this Ionian island.

Wide-open vistas spread out to the majestic views, down over the olive tree-carpeted hills to the coast below, and both the interiors and the ample terraced exteriors are filled with an atmosphere of pure tranquility. Services include: Daily maid service and mid-week linen change.

Sleeps 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Swimming Pool

 

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This article was written/ edited by a team member of IN+SIGHTS GREECE.