Looking for a pool villa in Greece with your friends or family? When it comes to stunning villas in Corfu and Crete, we know the stand-out Greek gems. These pool villas have maid service included; and you can opt to add car hire or a chef service, too, giving you the chance to totally relax. Here is just a taster of our favourites…

Villa holidays in Crete

Tiny white chapels overlooking the ocean, almond trees and olive groves blanketing the hillsides and seaside tavernas dishing out fresh cheeses and Greek wines. Stay in a villa in Crete and take the time to explore the local villages offering local honey, oils and fish; discover beautiful Blue Flag beaches; and search for the remains of an ancient Minoan empire.

Wake up in your villa and have breakfast on the terrace before setting out to explore the
colossal Bronze Age settlement of Knossos, Chania’s Venetian houses and the historic island of Spinalonga. Photograph the high plateaus where pretty white windmills turn in the breeze; and, with key timing, you could walk through shallow waters to pink and white sands on the islet of Elafonisi. Take a look at these stunning villas in Crete…

Armonia

3 bedrooms | Sleeps up to 6

Armonia villa

This cool, arty retreat in Western Crete has amazing views from its hillside position. It’s a quick walk from the old-world village of Kokkino Horio, a short drive from sand beaches and Plaka’s traditional tarvernas; and around 16 miles from Chania’s colourful Venetian buildings and a pretty harbour overlooked by the White Mountains. Relax on your villa’s terrace and soak up the views of the hillside hamlets and Souda Bay; and take a dip in the pool, which has a shallow section for children. Crisp white décor and panoramic terraces make this villa a winner.

Elounda Gulf Seafront Villa

4 bedrooms | Sleeps up to 8

Elounda Gulf Seafront Villa

This is a pool villa with a difference, as you get your own private retreat but it’s part of the renowned Elounda Gulf Resort, edging a sand beach exclusively for the use of hotel guests – and your villa. Villa perks include views of the bay, your own lawn and pool, and a big social space indoors that has glass doors opening on to the terrace. There’s also a ‘crow’s nest’, so climb the staircase and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the bay. A ‘breakfast at home’ service is included, delivered to your villa, and you can catch the free shuttle to the resort to use its restaurants, bars and facilities. Head into nearby Elounda Village or Agios Nikolaos; later returning to your villa to spark up the barbecue.

Villa Meli

3 bedrooms | Sleeps up to 6

Villa Meli

This traditional hillside retreat has a really peaceful location in the Green Mountains, sharing an olive grove estate with just one sister villa. This is the perfect villa for a real taste of Crete, with a local bakery, a couple of shops and two tavernas close by. It’s a short drive to the sand beaches of Almyrida and Kalyves; or spend time around the villa’s own pool – the ground floor has been turned into a great pool house with a playroom and kitchenette perfect for lazy afternoons and al fresco dining.

Villa holidays in Corfu

Corfu is one of the largest islands in Greece and a trip into Corfu Town is a must, where you can wander down narrow cobbled streets, explore pretty squares and soak up this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s stately buildings. Explore the island’s charming villages – or the 1930’s replica Danilia Village, where The Durrells was filmed.

Kassiopi in the north is a thriving village with beach shops, restaurants and bars. The day cruise boats bob around in the harbour and you may see local fishermen bringing in the day’s catch. Bourdeto, a type of fish stew, is one of the regional delicacies here, best tried in a local taverna. We can help you hire a car for your stay, so exploring the island’s pebble and sand beaches, many with a Blue Flag, is made easy. Finish perfect days with nights under the stars in one of these incredible Corfu villas…

Electra

6 bedrooms | Sleeps up to 12

Electra villa

This contemporary villa is perfect for a big get-together and you’ll find pretty bays close by, as well as an in-villa cook service so you can take it easy. You’ll find sea views from the balcony, a home gym, and a shaded outdoor living room perfect for a barbecue. Swim in the pool, challenge family to table tennis and explore winding roads leading to villages such as nearby low-key St Stephano, up-tempo Kassiopi and the beaches of Avlaki and Kalami.

Kalamaki Bay House

5 bedrooms | Sleeps up to 10

Kalamaki Bay House villa

Spend sunny days drinking in the ocean views from this gorgeous terrace. You’ll find a calm colour palette inside, state-of-the-art kitchen and a well-stocked media room – and we love the 12-metre infinity pool with its own pool house and kitchenette. It’s just over half a mile to Kalamaki’s long sand beach; and you can venture into livelier Kassiopi, where bars line the harbour.

Penelope

4 bedrooms | Sleeps up to 8

Penelope villa

Some of the most desirable villas in Corfu can only be seen from the sea – and Penelope villa is one of them. Tucked among the olive trees, make your way down the steps to the pebble Krouzeri beach, with a couple of local tavernas a short walk from your villa. The villa has two open-plan living rooms, a games area and al fresco dining perfect for a barbecue. Chill out on the sunny balconies and pool deck; or let us arrange boat hire for you, so you can discover the island’s deserted bays and coves.

Moira

3 bedrooms | Sleeps up to 6

Moira villa

The neutral tones of this modern villa don’t distract from the vivid blue that can be seen from the floor-to-ceiling windows, opening onto a stunning wrap-around terrace. Relax with a drink and look down over the olive trees to the ocean beyond, take time out in your fantastic infinity pool; and enjoy meals outside around the big table. The beaches, shops, tavernas and nightlife of Kassiopi are just a few minutes away by car.

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This is just a taster of the villas we offer in Greece. For our full range, talk to one of our Greece experts to speak to someone who has been there.

This feature was republished on 2 July 2020. The information within this feature is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of print. Feature by Laura May.

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