Greece is a fantastic country to visit, with an inviting warm Mediterranean climate all year round. Visit impressive buildings from ancient Greece and feel like one of the Greek gods in the old town of Acropolis in the country’s capital city, Athens. The stunning Greek archipelagos are ideal for a relaxing beach holiday in Greece. Spend your days on long sandy beaches and bathing in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. Enjoy the local gastronomy on the Greek islands. Savour the flavours of freshly caught fish and locally grown vegetables, or take a trip to the countryside and go hiking in the mountains of Olimpia. In the winter, Greece also attracts many skiing enthusiasts to the mountains of Parnassos. Plan your dream holiday to Greece and book a holiday home with all the comforts you need.
Weather in Greece
Greece welcomes visitors to its sunny climate all year round. The best time to visit depends on what you are looking for on your Greek getaway. With a Mediterranean climate, the winter is mild and the country experiences some rain, while the summer is warm and dry. Make the most out of the summer sun and rent a villa in Greece near the beach, where average temperatures are around 35 degrees. The best time of year for a holiday in Athens is in the spring or autumn when temperatures are the most pleasant. If you enjoy skiing holidays, head for Mountain Parnassos, just two hours from Athens or to Mount Helmos in the peninsula de Peloponnese. The ski season in Greece runs from November through to April.
The Greek Islands
Rent a beach villa in Greece to experience some of the most breathtaking beaches in the Mediterranean. Stay on one of the beautiful Greek islands such as Kos, Crete, Santorini, Rhodes or Corfu and relax on long sandy beaches or in hidden coves surrounded. The Greek archipelago has over 2,000 islands and many are famous throughout the world. From the picture-perfect island of Santorini, characterised by white-washed houses, volcanic slopes and crystal clear waters to larger islands such as Crete and Rhodes well-known for their gastronomy, turquoise bays and cultural offerings. Lefkada is a lesser-known island and the west coast is almost uninhabited. At Porto Katsiki lies a gem of a beach which is often referred to as one of Greece’s most beautiful beaches.
Culture and history of Greece
Rent an apartment in Greece and explore its colourful history. Find evidence of the greatness which was once ancient Greece, both on the mainland and on the islands. As the cradle of Western civilisation, Greece offers an impressive selection of fascinating cultural buildings and sights. When people think of Greece, Greek mythology comes to mind. To discover ancient Greece, Athens must be at the top of your list. At the highest point of the city, you will find the old town of Acropolis, which today is one of the world’s most visited ruins. At the centre of these ancient structures is the Temple of Parthenon, which, despite standing for 2500 years, is a breathtaking monument. In Crete, which according to Greek mythology was the god Zeus’ birthplace, you will find the palace of Knossos, with its impressive frescos. North of Athens, overlooking the Pleistos Valley, lies the ancient archaeological site of Delphi. This site dates back to the 6th century BC and was a sanctuary for the God Apollo.
Shopping in Greece
Athens offers exciting shopping experiences throughout the city. At the foot of the town’s cliff lies the ancient neighbourhoods of Plaká, Psiri and Gazi. They present a labyrinth of streets and charming squares spiced with a wealth of different shops, museums, restaurants and irresistible marketplaces. Elsewhere in the town, there are both small local bars and Michelin star restaurants. In Chania, Crete, there are also many shopping opportunities. In the alleyways of the city’s old town, find small, independent shops that tempt you with everything from carpets and crocheted bags to pearl embroideries and silver jewellery. The area is covered, giving much-needed shade in the summer to wander around the many stalls and shops.
Gastronomy and folklore in Greece
Greek food is based on a typically Mediterranean diet using local produce consisting of freshly caught fish, fresh vegetables, olives, olive oil and cheeses. Many of the recipes in the Greek diet have roots in ancient Greece and influences from neighbouring countries.
The Greeks are proud of their cuisine and famously make many dishes with just a few ingredients. Part of their culture is to spend a long time at the dinner table with friends and family. A traditional meal begins with small dishes, called mezé, where a feta-cheese tart called “tiropita” is often served, or rice and meat wrapped in vine leaves called “dolmades”. The main course typically consists of either fish or lamb accompanied with bread and a salad made with seasonal vegetables and feta. Dinner ends with a cup of coffee, which the Greeks make both strong and sweet. If you are after a quick lunch, a Greek gyro it the thing – a flatbread filled with meat, onion, tomato and tzatziki. Browse the local food markets to pick up the freshest ingredients, and prepare a greek feast to enjoy in the comfort of your holiday villa in Greece.
Wherever you rent a holiday home in Greece you will be in for a good time as the Greeks know how to throw a party. With over 4000 national dances the most famous being “Sirtaki”, the celebrations, music and dances vary from region to region.
Nature in Greece
Greece is the perfect destination for a holiday in nature. Despite its small size, the country is home to majestic mountains, natural parks, volcanic landscapes and stunning beaches.
Discover spectacular scenery from the Samaria Gorge in Crete, to the impressive sleeping volcano on the island of Nisyros. The majestic mountain massif of Olympic is talked about in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods. The highest peak reaches over 2,900 metres into the sky. In this magnificent landscape, explore the unique biodiversity of flora and fauna.
For hiking enthusiasts, look for a holiday villa in Greece near the town of Litochoro which is famous for its plethora of walking trails. Pack your boots and head to Crete to embark on the 18 km long Samaria gorge walk, located between the Volakias and Lefká Óri mountains.
For some of the most iconic beach landscapes in Europe, stay on the volcanic island of Santorini. As one of the most photographed destinations, stroll around its charming whitewashed houses with blue roofs and bath in pristine bays with sparkling turquoise waters.
Why rent a holiday home in Greece?
Renting a holiday villa in Greece is often a more economical and comfortable alternative to staying in a hotel. All our properties at Sunny Rentals are carefully selected to ensure they are to the highest standard and in the best locations.
Our search page is divided into different categories where you can search for the destination you want to visit and the type of holiday home that suits your needs. When you rent a private holiday home in Greece, you will have the option to have your own private pool, be close to the beach or stay in the centre of one of Greece’s beautiful cities. Find beautiful Grecian villas with plenty of space for families to villas in top destinations where you can enjoy all that the local area has to offer.
Sunny Rentals is a trusted platform and a market leader in the holiday rental industry. Rent holiday apartments and villas in Greece safely and securely through private verified homeowners. Many of our homeowners are locals, on hand and proud to share their knowledge of the area with their guests. Our friendly support team at Sunny Rentals is also here to guide you on any questions you may have about your holiday to Greece. We look forward to hearing from you.
…Enjoy your stay!