14 Luxurious Vacation Homes for a Greek Island Getaway

Vacation season is in full swing, so if you haven’t booked a trip yet, stop procrastinating and make your next getaway a reality.

Recently, Lonely Planet released their Best in Europe list for 2014, and not surprisingly, Greece was the top spot. The country has used tourism to revive its financial debt over the past few years, allowing visitors the opportunity to catch some of its breathtaking views and amazing cuisine at a lower price than before.

Online rental companies like Airbnb and HomeAway allow renters to scour countless vacation spots, whether it’s a luxurious home with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, or a private, quaint villa tucked away from the masses.

We’ve highlighted 14 different Greek Islands and rentals where you can enjoy the stunning views, classic white villas and pristine beaches without having to book an overpriced hotel.


1. MykonosA2

  • Although the weekly rental rate of this property is $9,800, it can accommodate up to 12 people. It’s located on Mykonos, one of the more popular island where tourism is a major industry.

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  • 2. Santorini

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    Don’t worry, you can forget all about the $14,000-per-week price tag while relaxing in the hot tub.

    Standing tall on the Caldera cliffs in Santorini, this luxury rental seems almost too good to be true. Surrounded by private gardens, the listing boasts a private residence with no surrounding neighbors, a rarity on such a popular island.

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  • 3. Rhodes

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    This modern villa is located on the island of Rhodes, an ancient city that hosts many historical sites and has even earn itself a spot as a World Heritage Site.

    The four-bedroom waterfront home sleeps 10, and features a living room that opens up to a stunning poolside, ocean view.

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  • 4. Paros

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    Nestled on the island of Paros, this two-story rental features an infinity pool, as well as views of the island and sunsets.Paros2

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  • 5. Corfu

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    You’ll probably never even sleep in the house considering there’s a bed by the pool and jacuzzi with 180-degree ocean views. This four-bedroom villa is close to the beach and has modern technology in case you want to stay connected. (We suggest you don’t.)

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  • 6. Naxos

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    This oceanfront five-bedroom home on the island of Naxos gives a little more bang for your buck, and features a private pool, home theatre, internet access and a private bathroom for every bedroom.

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  • 7. Hydra

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    Sitting alongside citrus trees, herb and vegetable gardens, this quaint villa on the island of Hydra offers amazing views and a lower price tag compared to some of the more touristy islands.

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  • 8. Kos

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    This five-bedroom villa on the island of Kos is actually situated right in the middle of an olive grove and is surrounded by fruit trees and herb plant to which you can help yourself. The roof provides 360-degree views, and the island of KOS has a variety of activities and water sports to keep you entertained.

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  • 9. Chios

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    At just $118 per night, this charming stone home on the island of Chios. A small porch and balcony overlooks the Aegean sea, and a short walkway lead to a Venetian Castle in the village of Volissos.

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  • 10. Samos

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    This quiet home is perfect for escaping tourism, but still capturing the vibes of the Greek islands. The island hosts a number of vineyards in which Muscat wine is produced.

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    • 11. Skopelos

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      The attention to detail and style in this villa is exceptional, and looks just as good as its oceanfront view. In addition to a beautiful pool, there is also a private beach, accessible only to a few homes in the area.

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    • 12. Milos

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      At just $70 a night, this small home is cheaper than most hotels, and the island of Milos has about 70 beaches to choose from.

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    • 13. Patmos

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      This traditional and quaint home on the island of Patmos is truly a place to get away and the island is known for being one of the more tranquil.

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    • 14. Tinos

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    • Located on the island of Tinos, this waterside Greek villa features a huge outdoor space with a pool and stunning views.

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