Luxury Greek Island Villa Overlooking Santorini 

Perivolas Hideaway is one of the most unique villas in Greece. Set on the island of Therasia, only minutes away from Santorini, it gives you a glimpse of what life was like in this part of the world, way before its neighbouring island became one of the most popular international destinations.    

Offering premium services and luxury comfort throughout, this property invites guests to totally relax and rejuvenate- with its soothing soft sounds and sights of the Aegean Sea, which wraps around the house and its private secluded beach and dock.

Accessible only by boat or helicopter, the rustic villa is built into the foot of a sun-kissed cliff, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the caldera and iconic Santorini.

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Constructed on the site of a pumice mine that dates back to 1850, it has been beautifully renovated- blending its traditional exterior with modern and sophisticated indoor spaces that are light and airy. Featuring four bedrooms, six bathrooms, an open plan living area, a dock, heliport, swimming pool, and separate staff quarters- you have your own private concierge team who are there to make your stay as memorable as possible.

The beautiful terrace overlooking the caldera is the perfect place for dinner and drinks and this private haven has its own beach and comes equipped with its private boats and water sports facility, where you can enjoy some adventure on the sea kayaks, water skis, wakeboards as well as windsurfing, snorkel and diving equipment. And for those who want to be pampered, there is a well-equipped wellness centre with an indoor jacuzzi, massage, and beauty treatment area. 

Three times a day, the private chef prepares incredible dishes for the villa’s residents- using the freshest local produce sourced from the market that morning, recipes feature Greek classics with a modern twist. And of course, you can take the boat across to Ammoudi Bay, where you can enjoy the freshest seafood in Santorini before returning to your private haven. 

Perivolas Hideaway

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Eco Lodge with Luxury Villas by the Sea in Milos

Set on a striking and tranquil clifftop overlooking the Aegean Sea, Skinopi Lodge on the Cycladic island of Milos features three immaculate villas with extraordinary views.

Found hidden above a tiny fishing village- and located within a protected archaeological site- the Lodge offers direct access to a private swimming spot, as well as peaceful surroundings- making Skinopi the ultimate destination for those seeking pure escapism, as well as serving as the perfect base for those desiring to explore the alluring island in depth.

Featuring minimalist architecture, which offers guests a chance to reconnect with nature, Skinopi Lodge was created in partnership with prominent Greek architects Kokkinou-Kourkoulas and landscape architect Ellie Pangalou.  

Carefully designed to harmoniously blend into the wild landscape and authentic Cycladic culture, the stylish sea-facing villas are primarily made of local stone, which was inspired by the Syrmata (traditional fishermen cottages) of the island. The other main material that takes centre stage is glass- with modern floor-to-ceiling glass windows framing the sea views and other spectacular natural surroundings; including lush olive groves and aromatic plants.  

Once you step inside to the light-filled, open and airy spaces, you will find whitewashed walls and traditional cement floors, as well as pristine seafront private land, creating the ultimate retreat with your own private front-row view of the sunset.

The villas also boast outdoor kitchens for al fresco cooking and dining, outdoor showers for bathing in the moonlight, breezy indoor-outdoor spaces with a private sundeck for quiet time with family and friends (all with endless views of the spectacular sea). Each villa also features controlled air-conditioning, a safe, flat-panel TV, portable stereo, and WiFi.

Perfect place to retreat, recharge and explore.

Skinopi Lodge

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5 Breathtaking Greek Villas to Stay at

There is an array of lovely villas scattered across Greece 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 

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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 

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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 

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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

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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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Timeless Villas in the Heart of Tinos

Right in the heart of the traditional mountain village of Triantaros, on the beautiful island of Tinos, you will find a luxury housing complex that overlooks the Aegean Sea.

Consisting of seven timeless villas designed by well-known Greek architectural firm Kordas Architects, Triantaros Villas feature a contemporary twist to the long-lasting traditional Cycladic architecture, with direct reference to the loci of Tinos, both in architecture and interior design.

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The “easy living” spaces of the interiors are simple, timeless, and elegant and consist of living spaces from 125 sqm to 180 sqm; they also include terraces and balconies that feature rustic-chic wooden pergolas and gardens. There is also the option of a pool, available with Villa Estia.

Each villa has been built with high-quality standards using high-end materials- including the latest thermal insulation, premium Italian floor tiles- and they offer exclusive features such as underfloor heating for the cooler months. 

The prime location is home to the south-facing complex that basks in the steep topography on the west entrance of Triantaros, beneath the village road, the church, and the traditional Village Taverna.

Designed and built with the spirit of traditional Cycladic village architecture, each villa has spectacular, unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea and some of the other Cycladic Islands nearby, as well as of the neighbouring village Berdemiaros.

Natural stone walkways enclosed by natural stone walls give access to all villas, terraces, and gardens, where you can sit back and capture the spectacular sunrise and sunset each day.  

A spacious parking and garden area (approximately 850 sqm) is placed directly on the west side  of the villas (accessible via a small bridge). Up to two parking spaces per Villa are available.

The villas also feature luxury fitted modern kitchens, generous living and dining areas, an open fireplace, brick-built sofas, and plenty of storage space. The living areas are entirely laid out with high-quality tiles and with three already sold, there are four currently on the market. 


Tinos is the third largest island in the Cyclades, easily accessible by ferry from the port of Rafina in Athens; it’s also a short boat ride from Mykonos island. With its 40 architecturally traditional villages and countless wonderful beaches, Tinos is an authentic island and known as one of the most spiritual islands in all of Greece. The stunning island is also filled with plenty of traditional taverns and shops that serve local delicacies and dishes.