Holiday Villas In Greece To Rent
Greece is a beautiful country that tempts holidaymakers to visit its mainland or one of its many islands scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas with an idyllic climate and picturesque landscape. Explore olive-clad hills, beautiful beaches and turquoise waters during your stay in a luxury villa rental.
Greece also has numerous historical and cultural treasures for you to discover as you explore Greece’s fascinating past. Greece has 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as many other archaeological sites to visit, ensuring your holiday will be educational as well as relaxing.
Greece also has a famed hospitality that will give you a warm welcome during your stay as you visit traditional tavernas where you can try some local delicacies and experience the laid-back style of the locals. Browse our range of holiday villas in Greece below and find your next holiday rental.
Villas and Apartments to Rent in Greece from Panoramic Villas
Looking for the perfect holiday home to rent in Greece? Panoramic Villa Rentals offers a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments to rent in every popular location in Greece.
Mainland Greece and the Greek islands are one of the UK??s favourite holiday destinations in Europe. Greece is renowned for its fabulous coastline, crystal clear waters, clean sandy beaches, high mountain peaks and lush green valleys. Whether you??re looking for art and culture, history and archaeology, fine dining and fabulous food or just plain simple fun and sunshine, Greece and the Greek islands have it all. If you love spotless beaches and appreciate great food and drink, then Greece is the place for you.
We have a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments to rent in Greece. Each one is conveniently located and just a few minutes?? walk from all the holiday facilities you??ll need. Most of our Greece holiday villas and apartments have access to either a private pool or a shared communal pool where you can relax and unwind.
We offer a variety of holiday villa, townhouse and apartment rentals in Greece from smaller 2/3 bedroom villa rentals, right up to 6 bedroom luxury villas with plenty of space for larger groups.
We also have a selection of villas and apartments to rent throughout Greece and the Greek Islands in Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Zakynthos, Mykonos, Lindos and Corfu. Our selection of villas and apartments can cater for couples, families or groups of friends.
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Luxury 2 bed Windmill with pool in Oia, Santorini. A unique Greece rental experience full of character with amazing views of the Aegean Sea. Large open terraces, kidney shaped pool with hydro massage for 4. Modern furnishings sleeps 5 with air con, sat TV & WiFi.Prices from £1,575.00 pwView More1 Review Listed Jan 2013 Verified
Spend a holiday of a lifetime in the Blue Windmill in Santorini. This unique property has a large private pool, air conditioning, satellite TV and DVD player. You have views of the turquoise Aegean Sea and you are only a short drive from Oia.Prices from £1,750.00 pwView More1 Review Listed Nov 2010 Verified
Incredible 2 bed windmill rental in oia with private pool, sleeps 5. Amazing views of the crystal clear Aegean Sea. This luxury Greece holiday home is furnished to an excellent standard with hydro spa for 4, air con, plasma satellite TV, WiFi. 5 mins walk to the beach!Prices from £1,575.00 pwView More
Information on Greece
Introduction to Greece
Greece is a country located in southeast Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula. Greece has the longest coastline of the Mediterranean and also features many islands with 227 inhabited.
Greece is considered to be the cradle of Western civilisation and the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy & literature, drama and the Olympic Games. Greece has had significant impacts on the history of Europe and Asia throughout the ages.
Both the Greek mainland and islands are popular holiday destinations in Europe famous for amazing beaches, rich culture and history and beautiful scenery. A villa holiday in Greece is unrivalled with something for everybody to enjoy.
Places to Visit in Greece
Greece has a huge tourism industry and boasts a range of destinations for you to visit during your next villa holiday. At Panoramic Villas, we offer the finest villas in some of the most popular holiday destinations, including:
The island of Santorini is famous for being the most romantic holiday destination in the Mediterranean. Traditional Greek charm meets authentic luxury as you relax in the Mediterranean sun amongst the picturesque whitewashed buildings at the caldera cliff top. Explore the island’s rich history, fantastic wineries and beautiful beaches during your stay.
Crete is the largest Greek island with a lot to offer visitors. Explore the island’s fantastic beaches, charming villages and rich history all in the summer sun of the Mediterranean. Crete is also a great destination for thrill-seekers with plenty of watersports on offer. With Minoan palaces, Roman ruins and Byzantine churches, you will have plenty to fill your time on this Greek island. Crete really does have something for everyone.
Rhodes is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. The island boasts impressive ruins, beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters to swim in. Rhodes has one of the best climates in Greece with 300 days of sunshine, warm weather across the year and a cooling sea breeze to enjoy. You will find plenty of opportunities to explore traditional Greek culture during your stay on the island of Rhodes.
Beaches in Greece
Rhodes is home to some of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the Aegean. Rhodes is renowned for being a haven for sun-worshipers with holiday-makers flocking to the island from all over the world. The east coast is made up of a sandy shoreline while jagged cliffs skirt the west coast of the island. Rhodes has a mixture of small sandy coves and larger beaches full of facilities. Swimming is popular on the island thanks to the clean waters.
Santorini is another island surrounded by deep blue waters that meet dark fine sand to make unique beaches. Santorini has plenty of secluded bays for a peaceful romantic day in the sun. The Red Beach is a must-see, while the busier beaches are great for family days out. There is a beach for every type of sun-worshipper on Santorini.
Crete boasts an endless number of beautiful beaches along its coastline, with several having been awarded the Blue Flag for their cleanliness and excellent facilities. If you are looking for a more private and secluded setting Crete has several coves that are lapped by clear warm seas that would be perfect for couples. Crete is known for its practical facilities on its beaches as well as lifeguards keeping watch.
A Brief History of Greece
Greece is considered to be the home of the first advanced civilization in Europe and the birthplace of Western civilisation. From 3200 BC to 1100 BC Greece was home to the Cycladic civilisation, the Minoan civilization on Crete and then the Mycenaean civilization. These civilizations possessed writing and were celebrated shipbuilders and sailors until an event known as the Bronze Age collapse occurred, leading to the Greek Dark Ages where written records are absent.
The Dark Ages ended in 776 BC with the first Olympic Games and the writing of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Greece was now ruled by a number of small city-states, such as Athens or Sparta, which visited and colonised the coasts of the Black Sea, Italy, Asia Minor and even southern France and Eastern Spain.
Greece was unified by Phillip II of Macedonia before Alexander the Great went on to create one of the largest empires in history that stretched from Greece to India. This was the birth of the Hellenistic age.
After the death of Alexander, Greece was annexed by Rome and became part of the Roman Empire. After the division of the empire, Greece became part of the Byzantine Empire, or Eastern Roman Empire, which adopted the Greek language.
The Byzantine Empire went into a decline which led to the Ottoman Empire from modern-day Turkey conquering Greece and most of Byzantine territory. Ottoman rule continued until 1832 when Greece finally gained its independence.
Greece then had a turbulent period as it came into its own as a nation with shifting governments, Balkan wars and migration. During WW2 Greece was invaded and occupied by Axis forces. After the war, the country almost immediately descended into civil war between communist forces and the Greek government. This conflict ended in 1949 but had lasting economic and socio-political consequences for the country.
Modern Greece has recovered from its turbulent history and is now one of the leading economies in the Balkans, despite its economic problems after the recession of the late 2000s. Greece has a large tourism industry and is a popular tourist destination with a lot to offer visitors.
Weather in Greece
Greece provides guaranteed sun in the popular summer season with temperatures reaching 30 degrees in July and August. Visiting during this period will give you the highest temperatures and up to 12 hours of sunshine a day.
If you are put off by the staggering temperatures then visiting in autumn or spring might be better. Temperatures are cooler in the mid-twenties and can be much more comfortable if you are interested in visiting the tourist attractions and historical sites that Greece has to offer.
Greek Travel Information
Tourism is a key element in the Greek economy and Greece welcomes over 28 million visitors each year. In fact, Greece is one of the most visited countries in Europe. As such, Greece is well suited to welcoming visitors with a wide range of airports strategically located to allow tourists to access the most popular holiday destinations.
Greece also has a long history as a maritime nation and as such is easily reached by sea. Greece has many ferries and boat trips connecting the mainland with Greece’s different islands as well as other countries such as Turkey and Cyprus.
Once you have arrived at your destination you will find the country easy to get around with hire cars, taxis and public transport options available. You will find the roads comfortable, well signposted and easy to navigate.
Villas in Greece
Here at panoramic villas, we are proud to present our range of holiday villas in Greece to rent that can accommodate groups of a variety of different sizes.
Many of our holiday rentals in Greece are located to allow you to take full advantage of the great weather, beaches and attractions of Greece. Our range of holiday villas in Greece are all maintained to a high standard with a range of luxuries to make your stay comfortable, such as:
Outdoor swimming pool
Hot tub/ jacuzzi
Private dining area with BBQ
High-speed free WIFI
High-quality entertainment system
If you are interested in a luxury holiday villa in one of the Mediterranean’s most popular tourist destinations, then our wide range of luxury holiday villas in Greece to rent will have something to suit your needs.
Here at Panoramic Villas, we present a number of luxury villa rentals in popular villa holiday destinations in Greece, including:
Please feel free to browse our villas and for any additional information or questions, you may have about our holiday rentals, contact us for more information.