We teamed up with GIC – The Villa Collection to bring you a selection of the best luxury villas Greece has to offer.
The Greek island idyll draws visitors in their droves to the coastal villages from the Sporades to the Ionian. To really experience the laid-back lifestyle The Villa Collection has everything from luxurious modern coastal retreats to traditional hilltop hideaways. We’ve rounded up the best luxury villas Greece has with the fabulous GIC – The Villa Collection. For more information call 020 8232 9780.
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The English translation of Thalassa Vista is Sea View and this stylish villa, in a stunning location above Skopelos Town, does not belie its name. The neo-classical building is homely with a relaxed feel.
Only 300m from the beach and a little bit further to Skopelos Town, which has a maze of cobbled back streets to explore where several chic tavernas can be found tucked away and pretty churches peek above the rooftops. The laid-back café feel of the harbour waterfront comes alive with colour in the evening. Skopelos is famous for its plums and the island is covered in sweet scented pine trees. For the more energetic, there are some great areas for walking in the cool air of the forests.
Villa Kyparissi and Villa Ambelina
These brand new villas on the island of Lefkas are stylish and contemporary and have breathtaking views of verdant hillsides and sleepy coves. Both have contemporary styling, with clean lines and large terrace glass doors flooding the rooms with sunshine.
Nidri is the main tourist centre on the island and it has a cosmopolitan vibe with plenty of tavernas. The little beach at Nidri is the closest to the villas, but the whole of the west coast provides exceptional beaches. This coast is dramatic and wild, and characterised by white cliffs and its ‘milky turquoise’ sea.
A gem of a villa hidden in the forested area of Alonisso’s west coast. With a traditional stone cottage style, a vaulted wooden beamed ceiling makes a dramatic statement in the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. The pool terrace has shady canopies and views through the boughs of the trees to the sea beyond.
Pack a picnic and follow the mapped walking trails around the island or to take out a boat for the day and discover crystal clear waters and deserted pebble coves. The main hub of the island is Patitiri, the island’s port, squeezed into the base of the surrounding cliff sides.
High above Patitiri is the original capital of the island now known simply as Alonissos Old Town. Sleepy by day, it takes on a whole different character by night and, during August, the village holds a festivals in the square with dancing until dawn .
This beautiful stone villa near the village of Fiscardo is set in among gardens and pine trees for the ultimate retreat away from it all. The villa is open plan and has a terrace from which you can look out across the sea to islands Ithaca and Lefkas.
Fiscardo is an exceptionally picturesque fishing village in the north of Kefalonia. The harbour houses luxurious yachts and fishing boats alike and the shore is lined with old buildings painted in pastel shades. It is a wonderful place for a tranquil stroll or to sample local seafood – come early to buy fish directly from the fishermen as they come in with their catch of the day.
A real bolthole Villa Cypress is secluded away from it all in the tiny hamlet of Konidarata near Fiscardo. One of the best luxury villas Greece has is nestled between citrus trees and bright flowering plants Villa Cypress offers total privacy for up to 6 guests. A large terrace and private pool are perfect for sybaritic days and alfresco evening dining.
With a short 10-minute drive to the beach or Fiscardo’s beautiful harbourside nearby there are plenty of excursions to offer guests. At night Fiscardo becomes animated with restaurants and cafes underneath the twinkling harbour lights, it’s the perfect romantic Mediterranean setting for dinner and moonlight walking.
A stunning traditional-style stone villa, Villa Kamini is located near the village of Deferanata. Perched high on the mountainside the villa affords glorious views across the treetops to the old fort Assos and the Paliki Peninsula.
Situated in northern Kefalonia, the luxury villa Kamini is perfectly poised for exploration. The famously idyllic Myrtos Beach, with its almost luminous waters and pale sands, is a short drive away and the surrounding countryside is perfect for walking underneath the shade of pine trees.
A modern and stylish luxury villa in Kefalonia, with an exceptional pool and terrace area in the village of Kaligata. Villa Dina has homely yet has luxurious written all over it. The large private pool is surrounded by comfy modern loungers, white parasols and for the ultimate shade to escape the scorching midday sun a trellis area with comfy alfresco lounging furniture is the ultimate lunch spot.
Kaligata is situated in the Livathos region of Kefalonia at the foothills of Mount Aenos. The nearby beach of Avithos is a beautiful small sandy beach with clear waters and dramatic headlands. The surrounding areas are dotted with tavernas for wonderful dinners of fresh fish, olives and a little local Robola wine.
Space is the order of the day at Villa Harmony. From the extensive terrace area with private pool and shaded lounging spot to the all-white lounge with sliding doors leading to the terrace, this five-person villa will never feel too small. Surrounded by olive groves and pine trees and with views from the terrace looking out to sea the setting couldn’t fit the idyllic Greek island dream more.
The nearest village is Karavomilos, which has bakeries and cafes, is located a short trip up the mountainside. Venture a little further along beach pathways and you can reach Sami a port town, which was used as a film set in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. You can explore ancient fortifications and citadels from the Hellenistic period or simply pull up a chair at a promenade-side café and watch the world go by
Secluded among the cypress trees and rows of olive trees Villa Hepaestus enjoys a remote location with no neighbours. Perched on the headland above Cape Liakas near Spartia the villa has stunning views over Lourdas Bay and out to the island of Zakynthos.
Spartia is a beautiful village in the Livatho region of Kefalonia blessed with secluded beaches surrounded by cliffs. The surrounding vineyards, olive groves and orchards make an excellent backdrop for early morning walks, while high on a hilltop the remains of castle Saint George can be explored.
A traditionally-styled villa with an awesome deck area – just perfect for candlelit evening meals and barbecues. The house and large pool area are surrounded by countryside and gardens over looking Skiathos Town on the island of Skiathos. From its hillside position it is possible to see out to the south coast of Skiathos, the sea and islands floating just off the shore.
Skiathos Town is large and bustling with plenty to occupy days and evenings. You might recognise the harbour from the film Mamma Mia. Head out to some of the older and hillier enclaves of the island are charming with churches and monasteries at their heart.