Greece

Greece

A holiday to Greece is inspiring, calming and puts you back in touch with nature in all its wild and wonderful forms. In this country made up of 6,000 islands, stunning coastline and vivid blue waters meet dramatic and vast mountain ranges. Expect lush olive groves and picturesque resorts offering shops, markets, art galleries, historical architecture, tavernas and live bouzouki music. Spend the day on the beach or hiking around the coastline, before swimming in warm seas as the sun sets and then enjoying a delicious traditional mezze platter at a local taverna.

The Best Time to Visit Crete

Thinking about when is the best time to visit Crete? Here's our season by season guide to holiday weather, calendar events and monthly temperatures ...

Things to do in Crete

Here's our guide to the best things to do in Crete, from inspiring historical attractions like the Malia Ruins to sun-drenched beaches ...

Things to do in Zante

There are many things to do in Zante while on holiday, like visiting water parks, lazing on iconic beaches and spotting loggerhead turtles ...

Things to do in Rhodes

Here are some of the most amazing things to do in Rhodes, Greece while on holiday. From high-end beach clubs, to ancient cities and hiking trails. ...

The best time to visit Kefalonia?

Wondering when is the best time to visit Kefalonia on a villa holiday? Here's our guide to temperatures and things to do on the island. ...

Best Beaches in Zante

Dreaming of a holiday in the Greek sunshine? Here's our guide to the best beaches in Zante for relaxing and soaking up those rays! ...

Best Beaches in Rhodes

Dreaming of a sun-drenched holiday to Greece? Here's our guide to the best beaches in Rhodes for sunbathing, swimming and water sports ...

Best Beaches in Kefalonia

Here's our round-up of some of the best beaches in Kefalonia, Greece – where you'll find some of the Mediterranean's most stunning sandy shores ...

The Best Time to Visit Corfu

Wondering when is the best time of the year to visit Corfu? We've got you covered with our guide to monthly temperatures and local events ...

Best Places to Visit in Kefalonia

We've rounded up the some of the best places to visit in Kefalonia, Greece for both families and couples looking to relax on holiday in the sunshine. ...

Best Places to Visit in Crete

Discover the best places to visit in Crete for couples and families with our guide to must-see attractions and points of interest. ...

Best Beaches in Crete

Heading to Greece's largest island? Here's our guide to the best beaches in Crete for sunbathing, swimming, water sports and romantic sunsets. ...

Food Guide: Greek Islands

With dishes like pastitsada, taramasalata and Tzatziki on the menu, Greek island food is a pleasure when on holiday. Here's where you can sample it! ...

Best Places to Visit in Corfu

Need some inspiration for your next Corfu villa holiday? Here's our guide to the best attractions and places to visit in Corfu. ...

Discover the best beaches in Corfu

Greece’s emerald isle boasts a fantastic and varied coastline. But what are the best beaches in Corfu? Here are just a few contenders. ...

Wondering where to go in Greece in 2021?

Wondering where to go on holiday in Greece in 2021? Here’s our expert team’s handpicked selection of the very best villas and resorts in the Greek Islands. ...

Looking for stunning scenery, fascinating history and lip-licking cuisine? Look no more!

Corfu Greece’s “Emerald Isle”, ever-popular Corfu is blessed with lush green countryside, rugged mountains and idyllic views over the sparkling Ionian Sea. The North boasts endless golden beaches, and you’ll find unspoilt secluded coves all along ...

Best Places to Visit in Italy

Here's our guide to some of the best places to visit in Italy for couples and families looking for a relaxing villa holiday in the sunshine ...

Things to do in Fuerteventura

Here are a few amazing things to do in Fuerteventura while on your next villa holiday. Explore epic sand dunes and relax on vast beaches ...

Things to do in Tenerife

Here's a guide to the best things to do in Tenerife. From stunning beaches and epic volcanos to buzzing resorts to sleepy hillside villages ...

Swap your home office for a villa with a view

Here's our guide to this summer's new trend – WFV (working from villa), and the benefits of working from your luxury villa while on holiday ...

Things to do in Lanzarote

Here's our guide to the best things to do in Lanzarote, from lush vineyards to secluded beaches, and majestic cave systems to day trips. ...

The Best Time To Visit Portugal

Planning your next holiday and wondering when is the best time to visit Portugal? Here's our month-by-month guide to weather and attractions ...

Best Beaches in the French Riviera

Are you dreaming of enjoying a sun-soaked getaway on one of the best beaches in the French Riviera? Here's our guide to where to book that sun lounger ...

Things to do in Majorca

From exploring the historic capital of Palma to sipping on cocktails while relaxing at a beach club, here are some of the most fun things to do in Majorca ...

Things to do in Menorca

From the attractions of Ciutadella to beaches and waterparks, Menorca has something for all the family. Here's some of the best things to do in Menorca ...

The Best Time to Visit Spain

Thinking about when is the best time to visit Spain? Our guide to weather and things to do will make it easier to plan your holiday ...

The Best Time to Visit Italy

Thinking about when is the best time to visit Italy? Check out our guide to local events, weather and things to do ...

Food Guide: Spain

Spanish food contains all the character and flavour of this vibrant country. From delicious tapas to seafood-laden paella, here's our guide to some of the best food in Spain! ...

Food Guide: Italy

Wondering where you can try some of the best food in Italy while on holiday? From pizza to arancini, here's our guide to the most famous Italian food ...

Best Time to Visit French Riviera

Wondering when is the best time to visit the French Riviera? Month by month, here's our guide on things to do and weather for this popular holiday hotspot ...

Best Places to Visit in Spain

): Looking to relax on holiday in the glorious Spanish sunshine? Here are the some of the best places to visit in Spain and things to do while on your travels ...

Best Beaches in Spain

Dreaming of lazing on one of the best beaches in Spain? Here's our guide to the country's most beautiful shores on its mainland and islands ...

Best Beaches in Puglia

Heading to Italy for a villa holiday in the sunshine? Here's our round-up of the best beaches in Puglia for sunseekers, water babies and sports lovers ...

Where to go on holiday over February half term 2022

Wondering where to go for holidays in February 2022? Why not spend the half term in style with your family in a luxurious villa? ...

Where to visit in Croatia

From the Dalmatian Coast to the historical city of Pula, here's the ultimate guide to Croatia's best resorts, things to do and places to explore. ...

Things to do in Lagos

Here's our guide to some of the best things to do in Lagos, including must-visit beaches, historical fortresses and enjoying a coastal catamaran trip ...

Things to do in Paphos

From stunning mountain ranges and historical ruins to water and wildlife parks, here are some of the best things to do while holidaying in Paphos, Cyprus. ...

Best Beaches in Cyprus

Planning your next summer holiday to Cyprus? Here's our round-up of the best beaches in Cyprus for swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and water sports. ...

Things to do in Cyprus

From the stunning beaches of Nissi and Fig Tree Bay to historical ruins, there are plenty of things to do in Cyprus to keep the whole family occupied ...

Things to do in Albufeira

Discover the best things to do in Albufeira for couples and the whole family while enjoying your quality villa holiday ...

Things to do in the Algarve

Wondering what are the best things to do in the Algarve on your next holiday? From beaches to day trips, our expert guide has got you covered! ...

Food Guide: Portugal

From Caldo Verde soup in winter to Bacalhau a bras with asparagus and olives in the summer – here's our round-up of the best Portuguese traditional food. ...

Best places to visit in Portugal

With its intriguing history, fascinating culture, delicious food and stunning coastline, here are some of the best places to visit in Portugal. ...

Best beaches in Portugal

Wondering where to sunbathe or enjoy a good snorkelling session on your holiday to Portugal? Here is our guide to the best sandy shores with azure waters. ...

Where to go in Portugal in 2021

If you're wondering where to go in Portugal in 2021, we've compiled the ultimate guide to the best resorts and things to do on your trip. ...

Where’s hot in December?

Wondering where's hot in December for a pre-Christmas holiday? Soak up the sunshine and enjoy the glorious temperatures of Tenerife and Fuerteventura. ...

Where’s hot in November?

Thinking of escaping the UK for some winter sun? Wondering where's hot in November? Bask in sunshine on the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. ...

Where’s hot in October?

Considering an autumn holiday and wondering where's hot in October? Relish the balmy temperatures of Croatia and Sicily. ...

Where’s hot in September?

Thinking of where's hot in September for a late summer holiday? Enjoy sizzling temperatures in the French Riviera and Puglia ...

Where’s hot in August?

Thinking about where's hot in August for your next family holiday? Sun worshippers will love the sizzling climates of the Algarve and Crete. ...

Where’s hot in July?

Wondering where is hot in July for your next summer getaway? Soak up sizzling sunshine in glorious Menorca and Rhodes. ...

Where’s hot in June?

Want to know where's hot in June for your next villa holiday? Enjoy warm and sunny days with temperatures of 27ºc in Kefalonia and Majorca. ...

Where’s hot in May?

Thinking about where's hot in May so that you can book your next getaway? Soak up warm spring sunshine in Corfu and on Spain's Costa Blanca. ...

Where’s hot in April?

Wondering where's hot in April for your next holiday? Soak up the warm climes, lush vegetation and relaxed pace of Cyprus and Lanzarote. ...

Where’s hot in March?

Want to start planning your next holiday and wondering where is hot in March? Here's a couple of warm and sunny destinations to try. ...

Where’s hot in February?

Thinking about where's hot in February for your next villa holiday? Tenerife and Lanzarote are our sunny destinations to visit on a winter sun trip ...

Where’s hot in January?

Where’s hot in January? Discover winter sun this January in the Canary Islands, which enjoy warm to hot temperatures year-round ...

3 reasons to book a holiday villa in the Canary Islands this year

The Canary Islands draw millions of visitors each year, and it’s not hard to see why. Here are 3 clear reasons to book a holiday to this Spanish archipelago. ...

Where to visit in Italy in 2021

Wondering where to go on holiday in Italy in 2021? See our guide to the most stunning and beautiful places to tick off your list on your family holiday. ...

5 unmissable things you absolutely must do in Cyprus

Wondering what to do on holiday in Cyprus in 2021? Here’s our expert team’s handpicked selection of activities. ...

Wondering where to go in the Balearic Islands in 2021?

Wondering where to go on holiday in the Balearics in 2021? Here’s our expert team’s handpicked selection of Majorca & Menorca's very best villas and resorts. ...

Wondering where to go in Spain in 2021?

Wondering where to go on holiday in Spain in 2021? Let us inspire you with these tempting villas and resorts handpicked by our expert team. ...

8 winning reasons to book a villa for your next holiday

When you’re choosing where to stay for your next holiday, you might think a hotel or cruise ship are your only options. But what about booking a private villa instead? Here are 8 reasons why a villa is the best accommodation choice you can make. ...

Discover the Val di Noto

Cruising through Sicily’s stunning and lesser known south east corner, you might start to feel a little conflicted. On one hand, you may want to tell all your friends to stop what they’re doing and come immediately! However, the desire to keep this ...

What are the advantages of holiday villa rentals for groups of friends?

Has the winter series of Love Island got you glued to the TV watching them get up to their cheeky antics in the sun? If the show’s got you dreaming of a villa holiday with your group of friends, then now is the perfect time to start planning one! ...

On the Gourmet Trail. Greece: Moussaka

Want a taste of Greece without leaving the country? Try our easy to follow Moussaka recipe. Ingredients 750g/1lb 10½oz lamb mince 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp dried oregano 1½ tsp dried mint 1 bay leaf 1 cinnamon stick 1 ...

Floral Themed Villas

To celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 we decided to dig out some of our floral inspired villas and share a bunch of our favourites with you.   Villa Poppy, Polis, Cyprus Situated in a fantastic central location, just 900 yds from the ...

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

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, here’s a ...

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

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

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

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 inspired by ...

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 strips – it’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. Eating ...

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 who ...

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 Hades ...

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’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

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 of ...

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 villa, ...

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 have ...

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

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

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

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 across the ...

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

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 ...
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