Greece

Our villas in Greece range from beautiful, traditional stone-built houses, to impressive and stylish modern properties. Plus, we even have a couple of villas with just one bedroom – ideal for a romantic holiday! Most of our rentals have glorious views of the open hillside and sea but also have fantastic restaurants nearby if you decide to venture out. Whether you prefer to holiday in a picturesque countryside setting or right by the beach, our villas to rent have it covered. Many of our villas are in the heart of resorts, giving you a wide choice of facilities and activities right on your doorstep. Remember that the islands are generally hilly, so hiring a car can be hugely beneficial, especially if you want to explore the surrounding area. It’s also really easy to hire a local motorboat and venture along the local coastline – Corfu, for instance, has several small hidden bays which can only be accessed from the sea. Rent a boat, moor up and enjoy a picnic on your own private beach.

Come dine with me in Corfu

Come dine with me in Corfu

Feeling peckish? This week Susie, our Product Performance Manager, discusses Greek Cuisine in Corfu.  As a self confessed foodie, I always enjoy trying new things when travelling overseas and at home. While the cuisine is a big part of my ...

5 of the best Greek islands to holiday

5 of the best Greek islands to holiday

Greece’s charms span across the mainland and its many archipelagos. So much so, it’s often hard to pick which are the best Greek islands to holiday on. Regardless of whether you’re drawn by Zante’s coves or Crete’s picturesque harbours, ...

Crete – beautiful beaches for a self-catering holiday

Crete – beautiful beaches for a self-catering holiday

Crete is a Greek island made for lazing summer days away on. It doesn’t get much better than the stunning coastline surrounding Chania, or the inviting waters near Heraklion. When visiting Crete, beautiful beaches can be found almost everywhere. ...

Best Mediterranean places to visit for cycling holidays

Best Mediterranean places to visit for cycling holidays

There’s something idyllic about cycling along a clifftop track while the sea gently crashes beneath you. Apart from that and the whizz of your hubs, the world seems mysteriously quiet. It’s moments like this that make cycling holidays in the ...

Good snorkelling holidays for villa-loving travellers

Good snorkelling holidays for villa-loving travellers

Holiday rentals provide the perfect basecamp for snorkelling getaways. Hiring a villa gives you the freedom to prepare your own packed lunches and dinners, and you’ll have plenty of room to store your snorkels, flippers and wetsuits. Image by ...

How to Eat Like A Local in Zante

How to Eat Like A Local in Zante

People travel for many reasons – exotic beaches, new cultures and luscious scenery being but a few of them. There’s one reason that pops up increasingly often, though, and that’s indulging in foreign cuisines. Here at Villa Plus, we’re ...

Crete holidays – cheap things to do on a self-catering break

Crete holidays – cheap things to do on a self-catering break

 The Greek island of Crete is among the world’s most beloved holiday destinations. The chances are you’ll know it for its sun-splashed resorts and world-class nightlife. But there’s far more to Crete than Preveli Beach and Heraklion’s ...

Eating out in Zante: 5 reasons self-catering beats restaurants

People visit Zante for many reasons – world-famous beaches and quaint old towns being but two of them. Thanks to its location, the island has an array of ingredients and culinary specialities that bring in plenty of tourists year after year. ...

5 of the best beach holidays for families in Europe

5 of the best beach holidays for families in Europe

Europe is blessed with many of the world’s most stunning coastal destinations. Take advantage of shorter flights and jet off to explore the best of them with your loved ones. Here’s the continent’s five best beach holidays, made for families ...

Romantic getaways: Greece and its succulent coastlines

Romantic getaways: Greece and its succulent coastlines

Greece and romance go hand in hand. In fact, the country’s romantic heritage dates way back to Ancient Greece and some of its most famous figures. Take Orpheus, the Thracian musician and poet who travelled down to the underworld, encountering ...

Top 10 things to do in Zante for Families

Top 10 things to do in Zante for Families

A villa holiday to the Greek of Zante – also known as Zakynthos – is the perfect family choice. Combining culture and history with stunning landscapes, quaint villages and miles of sandy beaches, there’s something for everyone. ...

Zante for couples – the insider’s guide to the island

Zante for couples – the insider’s guide to the island

Zante’s stunning array of beaches and mountains is made for romance. Imagine strolling along pearlescent beaches with your beloved, your walk soundtracked by waves lapsing gently around you. Envision long afternoons spent strolling through verdant ...

5 things to see in Zante on a self-catering holiday

5 things to see in Zante on a self-catering holiday

Zante, or Zakynthos as it’s traditionally known, is the third largest of the Ionian Islands and a wondrous destination that deserves to be explored to its full extent. A self-catering getaway in Zante is ideal as you’ll be able to discover more ...

Hidden gems of Kefalonia

Hidden gems of Kefalonia

As the largest Ionian Island, it’s a safe bet that Kefalonia has lots of hidden hotspots dotted throughout its serene shores. It’s easy to sunbathe and swim your days away here, you’re on the Ionian Sea after all. But get out of that luxury ...

Best drinks for your self-catering holiday to Rhodes

Best drinks for your self-catering holiday to Rhodes

When it comes to drinks, visitors to Rhodes are spoilt for choice. The island has centuries of alcohol production under its belt, so you know you’re in for a quality tasting experience. The best part of a self-catering trip is that you don’t ...

Top things to see and do in Corfu

Top things to see and do in Corfu

The natural beauty of the island is reason enough to visit Corfu. But that’s not to say that the Greek isle isn’t full to the brim with cultural and historic sites to see. The farthest north of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is just a quick hop from ...

Hidden Gems of Rhodes

Hidden Gems of Rhodes

As with most of Greece, Rhodes marries beautiful weather and scenery with rich history and culture. This island is an irresistible place to relax and it is easy to get lost between the ancient civilisations and incredible ruins. Popular holiday ...

Easy meliasti – the perfect recipe for your self-catered Greek holiday

Easy meliasti – the perfect recipe for your self-catered Greek holiday

When you’re on holiday, having a self-catering villa opens you up to a whole new realm of dining possibilities. If your villa is on the Greek island of Rhodes, then why not try your hand at a delicious local dish. With fresh and tasty ingredients ...

Your guide to Corfu

Your guide to Corfu

Corfu is the second largest of Greece’s Ionian Islands but it’s small enough to make you feel at home! The island is only 226 mi² in size, which makes Villa Plus Holidays to Corfu ideal for holidaymakers who want to hire a car and travel ...

Recipe for Cretan Dakos

Opting for a self-catering villa holiday is one of the best ways to enjoy the foods of your destination. Instead of being stuck within the confines of a resort menu, staying in a holiday villa lets you sample the food at your leisure whether eating ...

Hidden gems of Corfu

Hidden gems of Corfu

Ever-popular Corfu is a big draw for beach lovers. Holidays in Corfu can mean long lazy days soaking up the sun, but there’s much more to this picturesque Greek island than crashing out on a beach in a large resort. Image by mickpix, used under ...