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.

Best Places to Visit in Kefalonia

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

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

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

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

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

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 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!

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 ...
On the Gourmet Trail. Greece: Moussaka

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

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

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, here’s a ...
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 inspired by ...
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 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

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

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

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 of ...
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 villa, ...
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 have ...
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 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

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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