With thousands of islands dotting the Greek Seas and hundreds of miles of pristine shoreline, Greece is the quintessential island getaway destination. Whether you are looking for a bustling spot with an exciting clubbing scene such as Mykonos, crave the Instagram-worthy landscapes of Santorini, or would like to explore the country’s lesser-known islands and peninsulas, now is the time to plan the perfect Greece vacation. We rounded up some of the chicest luxury villas in the Hellenic Republic that run the gamut from traditional to ultra-modern.
Beachfront Retreat in Mykonos
Overlooking the scenic Ftelia Beach on the north side of Mykonos, Villa Anna is a serene and secluded oasis that offers modern luxuries and picture-perfect Greek sunsets. The property consists of three separate spaces — the main villa and two one-bedroom studio-style cottages that together feature six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. An outdoor dining area and a private pool round out the villa’s most lavish amenities.
Hillside Villa in Santorini
With two spacious balconies, a hot tub, and a sun deck, this beautiful villa in Santorini offers everything you need to enjoy the island’s famous vistas and sunny weather. The property dates back to the 18th century, and the owners have done an excellent job preserving many of the original Cycladic features while updating the villa to satisfy the needs of modern travelers.
Private Estate in Halkidiki
Escape the crowds of the Cycladic islands, and opt for the stunning Halkidiki region in Northern Greece. Home to many white sand beaches, lush forests, and excellent waterfront resorts and restaurants, Halkidiki is a popular vacation destination among locals.
This sprawling estate is located on 1.7 acres of land fronting the beautiful Sithonia coastline. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence features exposed stone and wood accents throughout, an open-floor living room, a large swimming pool, and an expansive lawn.
Unique Villa in Santorini
Stay at the heart of Santorini and enjoy stunning views of some of the island’s most notable landmarks, such as St. Nicholas castle and St. Catherine church. Staying true to its moniker, Villa Horizon also offers its guests a front-row seat to some seriously stunning vistas of the Aegean Sea. The traditional two-bedroom residence also features two outdoor hot tubs and a spacious sun deck.
A Luxe Villa with a Pool in Patmos
Don’t be fooled by this island’s nickname (“the Island of the apocalypse”), there is nothing apocalyptic about this heavenly corner of the South Aegean that is steeped in history and myths. In fact, Patmos is hailed as one of the most beautiful and idyllic islands in Greece, home to many beaches and the notorious Monastery of Saint John that sits on a hill in the capital, Chora. Stay in this traditional-style residence that overlooks the sea and treats its guests to a swimming pool and an outdoor dining area. The two-bedroom villa features a big kitchen, exposed wooden beams, and whitewashed walls with blue accents inspired by the island’s beautiful surroundings.
Spectacular Sunset Villa in Kea
A large swimming pool, an outdoor shower, and a lounge with an outdoor bar and a dining area are just the tip of the iceberg in this jaw-dropping residence on the island of Kea. But the views are truly the star of the show — 180-degree unobstructed view of Aegean vistas that will take your breath away.
Modern Villa in Santorini
Blending traditional Cycladic influences with modern design, this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom villa epitomizes understated luxury. With a large heated pool overlooking the Aegean sea, two hot tubs, and a Hammam room, your stay here will feel like a wellness retreat.
Traditional Cycladic Villa in Mykonos
A private swimming cove, a fireplace, a wine cellar, and endless sea views await in this stunning whitewashed villa on Mykonos. With nine bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, it is the perfect escape for a group of friends who crave privacy amid this vibrant island. The large outdoor lounge and sundeck were certainly made for entertaining. Cool off in the turquoise waters of the Aegean sea, thanks to a private pathway that gives you direct access to the water.