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Our exclusive pick of the best luxury villas in Greece
by Clare Evans
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Our exclusive pick of the best luxury villas in Greece

Our exclusive pick of the best luxury villas in Greece
We unveil our top seven exclusive picks of the best luxury villas in Greece, complete with first-class amenities that truly set these villas apart from the rest.
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Close your eyes and envision your fantasy holiday in Greece. Does it consist of stark white beaches against the backdrop of stunning blue waters? Unforgettable handpicked experiences expertly catered to your personality and taste? A luxurious and welcoming private villa conveniently situated near the finest dining, shopping and coastlines?


If so, look no further because The Thinking Traveller is honoured to offer an expansive selection of gorgeous luxury villas delightfully dotted throughout the Greek Islands.

Our picks for luxury villas in Greece

If you’re thinking of booking a luxurious villa holiday in Greece for your next trip abroad, let us introduce you to our specially curated collection of some of the finest private accommodation the island has to offer. All of our elegant villas offer a welcoming atmosphere, idyllic locations, sumptuous furnishings, divine gardens and, of course, beautiful beaches.

Differing from typical holiday lodgings, our luxury villa rentals in Greece can include:

The Thinking Traveller is here to help you select a picture-perfect Greek villa that will put your mind and body at ease whilst igniting a fire of inspiration and passion in your heart and soul.

Enquire about our Greek villas

Introducing our exciting Virtual Immersive Experience (VIE)

You can explore our villas before you ever set foot in them by using our Virtual Immersive Experiences. Take a self-lead virtual tour of some of our favourite luxury Grecian villas, or schedule a virtual one-on-one session with our team to guide you through a property’s best features.

Can’t wait to set foot inside one of our extraordinary villas? Explore the exquisite details of four of our favourite villas through VIE:

If you’re not already inspired by golden beaches and sea views of crystal clear waters, let’s take an even closer look at our top picks for the best luxury villas in Greece.


1. Odyssea - Kefalonia, the Ionian Islands

Odyssea is located on the south coast of the beautiful Kefalonia. Spacious enough to easily house up to 12 guests, this gorgeous cliff-top villa occupies a privileged position overlooking the glistening Ionian Sea. It hints of hacienda-style architecture, which is seen in its inviting, burnt-orange walls and terracotta-tiled roofs. With a panoramic infinity pool, perfectly manicured Mediterranean laws and shady terraces, the exterior of this sensational villa is simply to die for.

The interior is similarly impressive, with a generous living room you and your loved ones can socialise in, a convivial dining room perfect for leisurely meals with flowing drinks and six ample bedrooms. When you decide to venture away from Odyssea, we recommend a walk: either down the nearby beach or into town to enjoy a meal or tipple at one of the local tavernas.

Book Odyssea

Fall in love with other luxury villas in Kefalonia. Our striking new addition Mythos offers seductive sea views from 300m up and a chic architectural design. Gazing over the sea from this breathtaking vantage point will leave you feeling as empowered as the Greek gods.


2. Fanya - Syros, the Cyclades Islands

Among our lovely luxury villas in Syros rests one of our favourite villas: Fanya. Fanya can house up to 10 guests and has been inspired by contemporary Greek design, which is evident in the villa’s architecture. Despite its stunning waterfront position, extraordinary infinity pool and luxuriously finished interiors, it maintains an air of subtleness, making it ideal for travellers looking for simple, elegant luxury.

With garden gate sea access to a unique pebbly beach and a secluded garden with olive trees, nature abounds at Fanya. The azure waters of the Aegean make for spellbinding sea views and, should you wish to explore the local area, a selection of tavernas, minimarkets and charming towns are all a short drive away.

Explore Fanya

The Cyclades are home to more than Fanya. Thani is another sensational estate on Syros, and can host up to 16 guests within its pristine grounds. Sprawling manicured lawns and sweeping sea views make Thani the perfect luxury villa for hosting an unforgettable celebration.


3. Roellia - Porto Heli, mainland

As much as we love the Greek Islands, we wanted to allow our travellers a more inclusive holiday to Greece should they so choose - which is one of the many reasons we have decided to branch out to the mainland. Our first collection of villas are located in Porto Heli, with one of our favourites being the stylish and sophisticated Roellia.

This beguiling contemporary jewel features a sleek design, bewitching sea views and extensive grounds set above an idyllic beach. Spend your days relaxing by one of Roellia’s two pools, enjoying the onsite basketball court and gym or exploring the weaving paths that snake through the gardens. Slightly further afield you will find lovely towns, inviting tavernas and shops and even the fascinating archaeological site of Epidaurus.

Did you know Porto Heli was one of the film locations in the murder mystery tv series Glass Onion? Read all about this exciting show before you book your holiday.

Explore Roellia


4. Artelia - Zakynthos, the Ionian Islands

Occupying a fabulously private position above the sea and the wooded hills of southwest Zakynthos, villa Artelia inhabits a magical world all of its own where guests will be pampered by the staff and can luxuriate in its splendour. Close by you'll find sandy beaches, crystal clear coves, welcoming tavernas and character-filled villages, all of which offer plenty to see and experience for guests who manage to tear themselves away from their secluded hill-top hideaway.

When staying at Artelia, there are several in-land villages nearby with tavernas, such as Agalas, Lithakia and Koiliomenos (all between a 10- and 15-minute drive), while down on the coast, at Agios Sostis (20 minutes) and Limni Keriou (25 minutes), there is a greater selection of minimarkets, cafés and bars (not to mention beaches and boat hire).

Fall in love with Artelia

Zakynthos has so much to offer - why stop at selecting just one villa? If a contemporary atmosphere is what makes you feel most at home, our villa Aurora was architecturally designed for you. With clean lines and a luminous opalescent palette, Aurora may be the most sophisticated getaway on all of Zakynthos.


5. Akrothea - Meganissi, the Ionian Islands

One of our premier villas in Greece, Akrothea, features a sprawling 10-acre grounds, 400m of private coastline, a spectacular panoramic infinity pool and mesmerising sea views. Located south of Agios Ioannis on the west coast of Meganissi, Akrothea is conveniently situated for those who long for languorous days spent swimming, lounging and snorkelling on a secluded and intimate private beach or who wish to enjoy many of the other activities in Meganissi.

Up to 10 guests can comfortably stretch out in this palatial villa, whether in the alfresco dining area equipped with barbecue, voluptuous sink-in couches in the lounge, or the romantic sleeping quarters.

Enjoy a stay in Akrothea

Our luxury villas in Meganissi are available for parties of all sizes. Guests looking for a more intimate stay are sure to find Galatea picture perfect. With clean architecture, this luxury villa welcomes up to six guests to settle in among sea-view terraces and olive groves.


6. Kolokithi Bay - Alonissos, the Sporades Islands

Perched halfway up the east coast of Alonissos, Kolokithi Bay is a prime example of Greek architectural ingenuity with a distinctive yet functional design that never ceases to amaze. Kolokithi Bay is the perfect luxury villa rental in Alonissos for large groups, as it can easily house up to 14 of your closest friends and family. Everyone will stay busy and entertained under the sun, making use of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards with easy beach access. For a more relaxed pace, plan for a fortifying meal consisting of the freshest in-season ingredients, all prepared by an expert local chef.

If you’re in the mood for a day trip, you can set off on a short drive to Steni Vala or arrive at Patitiri, the island's main port and the historic capital of Alonissos Town in just 20 minutes. Don't forget your camera to capture the narrow, winding alleyways, linked by well-worn steps and romantic balconies, all simply bursting with blooming flowers and verdant foliage. When it's time to slow things down a little, take a rest in one of the many cafés, artisanal shops or tavernas for a taste of the local scene.

Choose Kolokithi Bay


7. Xasteria - Antiparos, the Cyclades Islands

Among the exclusive selection of luxury villas Antiparos offers, Xasteria exemplifies life immersed in luxurious expression. The sophisticated architecture draws guests through the sleek interiors of this tranquil escape, where up to 13 guests may gather in and around the grand infinity pool or find seclusion under panoramic terraces with enchanting sea views. With our new VIE tour of Xasteria, you can get an intimate look and feel for this stunning villa for yourself, before ever setting foot in the door.

When you’re ready to slip away from your estate, the nearest beaches and tavernas are a 10- to 15-minute walk away, where blossom-laden courtyards and charmingly narrow pedestrian walkways will act as your guide on your afternoon expedition into town.

See if Xasteria is right for you


8. Santhia - Paros, the Cyclades Islands

Polished architecture and warm interiors set Santhia apart from our other luxury villas in Paros. Natural light generously blankets the contemporary floor plan, while glorious terraces beckon guests outdoors where they can discover the enchanting garden gate that leads to a pristine sandy shore. This beachfront beauty is especially lovely in spring and at the end of summer into autumn when the weather is perfectly temperate.

Delight in time spent sunbathing by the 20m long infinity pool, or venture five to 15 minutes on foot to nearby tavernas and bars where you may meet a local from the ever-charming villages of Naoussa or Santa Maria situated on the north end of the island.

Select Santhia


9. Noiya - Lefkada, the Ionian Islands

Immerse yourself in nature when you book our highly-esteemed cliff-top villa Noiya. Of our luxury villas on Lefkada, Noiya lands on our list of favourites for its unrivalled position among invigoratingly fragrant pine trees and panoramic views with exquisite, contemporary architecture that makes the sunsets of southwestern Lefkada that much more memorable.

If you’re able to peel yourself away from the marvellous amenities of Noiya, basketball court included, a visit to the nearby village of Vassiliki is sure to inspire snorkelling with sea turtles or a sunset boat trip.

Stay in Noiya


10. Cleonice - Spetses, the Saronic Islands

Like an enchanting beacon atop a hill, Cleonice is one of our most sought-after luxury villas on Spetses. This exquisite accommodation is laid out over a main house with three floors and two independent guest houses easily accessed from the terraces, making this the perfect mainstay for multiple families or guests with children.

We’ve already named Spetses as one of our top holiday destinations for 2023 - and Cleonice is the perfect place to stay when visiting. The villa is ensconced in 5.5 acres of striking olive, cypress and pine trees, engaging guests with their invigorating fragrance each morning. Enjoy an al fresco lifestyle while you’re here, with daily breakfast prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Afterwards, you and your party can take the short journey down the winding eastward path below the private pool roughly 250m to the ‘town gate’, where you’ll soon uncover the historic wonders of Spetses Town.

Enjoy Cleonice

Book Your Beautiful Grecian Villa Today

The Thinking Traveller's unwavering attention to detail and invaluable local knowledge of the Greek Islands will make your Grecian holiday flawless in every way. If there is something special that you desire or require for your stay, please don't hesitate to reach out today to our accommodating and knowledgeable staff, who will do the utmost possible to sort it for you. After all, luxury villas in Greece are our speciality.