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

When is the best time to visit Crete? This is the land of long sandy beaches, epic mountain ranges, palm tree forests and vibrant bustling cities that share their home with ancient monuments. Architecture from the Venetians, Minoans and Ottomans ...

Things to do in Crete

Dreaming of soaking up the sunshine in Greece? The island of Crete has it all – ancient ruins and attractions, dramatic mountainous landscapes, lush olive groves, a buzzing nightlife, pristine white-sand beaches and attractions galore for the little ...

Things to do in Zante

The Greek island of Zante (otherwise known as Zakynthos), offers tourists everything from beautiful beaches and a vibrant nightlife, to quiet walking trails and ancient monuments and sites galore. Whether you want to visit this sunshine-soaked island ...

Things to do in Rhodes

Holidays to Rhodes are filled with sunny days and plenty of things to do and see, making for an unforgettable trip. Narrowing down your options is the hardest part! Here's our guide to the best things to do in Rhodes while enjoying some quality time ...

The best time to visit Kefalonia?

Dreaming of Kefalonia and wondering when is the best time to visit? Thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate, Kefalonia enjoys dry, hot summers and mild winters, but if you visit later in the year, you may need to pack layers in your suitcase as the ...

Best Beaches in Zante

If you're longing to feel the sand between your toes and refreshing azure waters on your skin, it's time to book a beach holiday to Zante. Beaches here are among the most beautiful in all of Greece, and come with epic views, watersports options and ...

Best Beaches in Rhodes

Beach holidays to Rhodes are relaxing thanks to the island's calming natural landscape, azure waters and golden sand that greets you when visiting its coastline. Popular with locals, tourists and Greek nationals, Rhodes beaches are among the best in ...

Best Beaches in Kefalonia

Kefalonia beaches are among the best in the world. Think beautiful, unspoiled turquoise waters, dramatic landscapes, powdery-soft white sand and an abundance of marine life just waiting to be explored. Beach holidays to Kefalonia are truly ...

The Best Time to Visit Corfu

This lush Greek island in the Ionian Sea is a favourite with beach-goers and sun-seekers thanks to its sunny and warm Mediterranean climate that offers hot summers and milder winters. If you're wondering when is the best time to visit Corfu, the ...

Best Places to Visit in Kefalonia

As the largest of the Ionian islands and one of the most verdant, Kefalonia has long been a must-visit destination that is on the bucket list of many travellers. Many have discovered the epic landscape, stunning unspoiled beaches, crystal-clear ...

Best Places to Visit in Crete

Crete has it all – glorious sunshine, beautiful beaches and some of the most delicious fare in the whole of the Mediterranean. As the fifth-biggest island in the Mediterranean and the largest in Greece, there's plenty to explore, including ancient ...

Best Beaches in Crete

As the largest and most southern of the Greek islands, Crete is renowned for its pleasantly warm temperatures on both land and in its surrounding waters. Whether you are after a safe spot for swimming with the kids, Blue Flag beaches with tavernas ...

Food Guide: Greek Islands

Good food is yet another part of what makes an unforgettable holiday. With its fresh seafood and grilled meat, locally sourced olives and other Mediterranean fare, (not forgetting sweet Baklava), Greece and the Greek islands are a culinary heaven for ...

Best Places to Visit in Corfu

Known as one of the greenest Greek islands, Corfu is nestled in the north of the Greek archipelago, and is renowned for its sweeping green vistas in the south, and rugged olive-laden limestone rock formations up in the hilly north. Lush flora and ...

Discover the best beaches in Corfu

Known as Greece’s emerald isle, Corfu boasts a fantastic coastline with a wonderful variety of beaches. From endless stretches of golden sands, to pretty pebbled bays and coves, you’ll find the perfect seafront setting for everyone. But what are the ...

Wondering where to go in Greece in 2021?

Beautiful beaches, fascinating history, breathtaking scenery, delectable cuisine... Greece has all the hallmarks of an unforgettable villa holiday. But where are the best places to visit and stay in Greece in 2021? Let our expert team guide you with ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. With ...

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 want ...

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. Regardless of whether ...

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 to ...

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 towns ...

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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