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Mykonos is the most famous of the Cycladic islands, renowned for a nonstop nightlife and the jet-set cosmopolitan crowds it attracts.
Choose one of the Mykonos villas and experience the allure of a truly legendary destination. Greek mythology tells us that Mykonos was formed when Hercules defeated the Giants and flung their bodies into the Aegean, where they petrified and became the voluptuous island that we know today.
Here the beaches are powder soft and the drinks flow freely, if that's what you're looking for, but there are areas of a more tranquil energy too, in its twisting village alleys and quiet mountain landscapes. You can experience a combination of lifestyles any way you choose in the true laid-back fashion of this easygoing island. In short, Mykonos has a little something for everyone. Most Mykonos villa rentals come with staff services and private pools that seem to drop off into the Mediterranean. Also included with your Mykonos villa? A little slice of mythological magic. You can thank Hercules for that.
Pictures of the homes perched on cliffs of Santorini are famous, as is the crescent caldera and the island's connection to Atlantis. Santorini is simply a stunning place that everyone should see at least once, in person...
Santorini's famous sunsets seem to melt into the horizon and transform the Aegean into a sea of pinks and golds. Enjoy some of the best views on the island from our luxury villas, many of which offer clifftop terraces and private pools. Nestled in the hearts of picturesque villages or perched on rocky outcrops, Santorini villa rentals are well placed for discovering the islands charming village life, local restaurants, and natural beauty.
Santorini is the last of the Cyclades island's to the South. We refer to it as one, but it is actually a ring of five islands, comprising Santorini (Thira), and its smaller neighbors: Thirasia, Aspronisi, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni. Some believe Santorini's volcanic history links it to mythical island of Atlantis. Whether or not you believe the legends, Santorini's volcano still makes for a unique excursion from villas in Santorini. Experience luxury villas in Santorini and discover a mysterious island, where the volcano rules and the caldera offers some of the best views on the planet!
Crete is the ideal choice for visitors seeking the serenity of elegant and luxurious ocean view accommodations with endless beaches and a myriad of historical sights and activities nearby. Villas in Crete are perched on the edge of the sparkling ocean where visions of its incredibly blue waters greet you at every turn. Venture outside the main cities to explore the beautiful countryside dotted with charming villages, goats and sheep.
Crete (also Creta or Kreta) is the largest and most southerly of the Greek islands. Said to be the birthplace of Zeus, today it is an endless source of intrigue and interest for both visitors who love to explore and those seeking a relaxing retreat. Historical sites scattered across the island reveal secrets of the ancient Minoan civilization. After a day spent exploring or just enjoying one of the many gorgeous stretches of sandy beach, it's just a short trip back to your luxurious villa in Greece.
Known for its white marble quarries, Paros attracts guests seeking more leisurely pursuits.
With golden beaches and a wealth of water-sports, this Greek Island in the Cyclades is one of the best spots to windsurf or kite-surf on the Aegean Sea.
Whichever Paros villa you choose, the golden sands of Paros beaches are never more than a couple of miles away. Large sandy beaches such as Santa Maria offer wind-surfing and kite-surfing rentals onsite, while Kolymbithres Beach appeals for its calm, clear water and impressive rock formations.
Spend a day exploring the port city of Parikia, and Ekatontapyliani, its Byzantine church, said to have been founded by Aghia Eleni, the mother of Aghios Constantinos. Feel your everyday cares fall into perspective as you wander its 4th century grounds. Another unique excursion is a visit to the forests of Petaloudes, the Valley of the Butterflies, where the islands’ tiger moths return summer after summer. Enjoy a traditional Greek meal in the hilltop town of Lefkes and be sure to bring your camera – this picture-perfect town is one of the prettiest spots on Paros.
Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands of Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi, forms the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece.
The island is bound with the history of Greece and is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, and abducted her. Poseidon brought Korkyra to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra.
The island's history is laden with battles and conquests. The legacy of these struggles is visible in the form of castles punctuating strategic locations across the island. Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way thus declared a Kastropolis ("castle city"). From medieval times and into the 17th century, the island was recognized as a bulwark of the European States against the Ottoman Empire and became one of the most fortified places in Europe. The fortifications of the island were used by the Venetians to defend against Ottoman intrusion into the Adriatic. Corfu repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire along with the remaining of the Ionian Islands, and unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London.
Villa rentals in Zakynthos aka Tzante are bathed in the sunlight and soothing atmosphere that this small Greek island is known for.
Said to be the sunniest of all the isles, Zakynthos is also one of the greenest. In the spring and late September, wildflowers cover the hills, making it an ideal destination for those looking for a villa surrounded by natural beauty and a little off the beaten path.
Located at the southern end of the Ionian Islands chain, Zakynthos features beautiful scenery and excellent sandy beaches where it's easy to imagine you've been shipwrecked on your very own deserted paradise. In fact, one of the island's most popular excursions is to a small stretch of beach accessible only by boat where the remains of a shipwrecked vessel poke through the sand. Other must-sees include the spectacular Blue Caves where the pounding sea has carved amazing grottoes and the annual migration of Kareta-Kareta loggerhead turtles who travel from Africa to nest on Zakynthos' beaches. Those who rent a villa in Zakynthos relish the peaceful and refreshing getaway that villa rentals provide. Complete with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living spaces and pool, Zakynthos villas are the perfect base from which to explore the island's charms or simply a luxurious and secluded hideaway.