Introduction

remier Villas Greece offers villas in the best known regions of the Greek Islands. What makes Premier Villas Greece different is our personal service and commitment to provide the best support to our clients enabling them to book their dream Greek holiday. We select villas that can suit an array of clients' needs and requirements: proximity to tourist attractions, whilst providing a "home away from home" with privacy in quiet, distinctive and secluded villas for families, friends and/or honeymooners. We aim to offer you the best selection of villas in Greece, and to work hard to ensure your peace of mind. Based in one of our luxury villas, the delights of Greece are yours to explore!

Andros

The most northern and second largest island of the Cycladic Island Cluster is Andros. It is the greenest of the Cycladic islands and the terrain is mountainous and four rivers flow across the island from west to east, passing through fertile green valleys.

There are charming walking paths alongside streams and waterfalls all winding through villages and some very rare flora and fauna can be seen on the walking paths, giving visitors the opportunity to "get in touch" with nature. The nightlife is quite varied (although not a party island) and those who love fishing, sailing and snorkelling will certainly find their paradise. Its excellent tourist infrastructure and state-of-the-art museums make Andros an attractive holiday destination.

Andros offers some really lovely beaches along its 110 kilometres of coastline, especially the ones that are located in quaint bays and coves.

Antiparos

The island of Antiparos is a picturesque island that is embraced by beautiful sandy beaches, secluded coves and crystal waters. Its whitewashed houses, narrow cobble-stone alleyways, tiny churches and bougainvillea flowers compose a genuine Cycladic image which shall captivate your sight, your soul and your heart. It is a summer resort ideal for peaceful and quiet vacations.

Life moves slowly on Antiparos. Everything is very traditional although you will find everything you need: restaurants, private rooms even an internet cafe with broadband.

On Agios Iohannis Hill is the breath taking cave of Antiparos - the most interesting natural destination of the whole island.

Antiparos offers activities such as trekking and cycling to isolated beaches and hills, photography of the exquisite landscape, the Cave, the Castle, and other attractions.

Cephalonia

The biggest island of the Ionian Sea is Cephalonia (Cephalonia) with a fascinating landscape that combines olive groves, mature forests, cliffs, arid scenery, high mountains, plus wild rivers - all along the most amazing coastline.

Cephalonia has remained relatively unknown, until in recent years when it became known in the book by Louis de Bernieres' and then the subsequent film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin", which introduced the island to a worldwide audience.

The most beautiful beach is Myrtis, where the long soft white sandy beach and pebbles hides in a rocky bay - it is a very popular place for its overwhelming beauty. The remainder of the island offers numerous pale golden beaches for those sunny summer days.

All of the towns and villages across the island are picturesque and worth a visit. A must is to include the village of Fiskardo, a colourful seaside village with traditional houses, narrow pedestrian lanes and harbours where you can gaze at either the small fishing boats or luxurious yachts.

Once you have visited Cephalonia you will plan to return.

Cephalonia has an international airport with direct flights from most major cities. You can also get to the island by ferry from the nearby Ithaki or from Patras and Kyllini in Peloponnese.

Chania

Chania is the second largest town on the island of Crete. It lies on the North-Western coast of the island and has an international airport. Chania enjoys sunny dry summers and mild wet winters typical of this part of the Mediterranean. This part of the island are spared the fierce heat waves (temperatures above 38 °C) thanks to the prevailing northerly winds (Meltemi). Not only the town of Chania is worth visiting but you will be amazed by the beauty of the Region. Sandy beaches, seaside and mountain villages, Byzantine monasteries and its wild nature. Impressive gorges are there to be explored and the fauna and flora with rare herbs that are only found on this island attract many nature lovers.

Corfu

Corfu lies west of mainland Greece, in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of a group of islands known as the Ionian Greek islands. The island is a very popular destination with holiday makers for its beautiful beaches and lush vegetation. Its green hills make this island very different compared to the other Greek islands. Winter rain and dry, hot summers make it ideal ground for the many olive groves that characterize the island. Beautiful traditional villages and archaeological sites provide plenty of exploring opportunities.

Crete

Of all the Greek islands, Crete is the largest and at the most southern region - it is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean. The island has everything to offer: mountainous landscapes, a coast with many beautiful long sandy beaches and rocky coves, water-sports, tranquil locations beautiful towns and charming villages and harbours.

Cyclades Islands

The Cyclades is a group of about 220 Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, south east of mainland Greece. Most of the smaller islands are uninhabited. The islands are peaks of a submerged ancient mountainous, with the exception of Milos and Santorini which are volcanoes. They enjoy a dry and mild climate but, with the exception of Naxos, they are not very fertile. These represent though a sailor's paradise due to the exposure to the north-north east winds Meltemi, that can reach Force 7 and above in the summer months when it blows.

Ionian Islands

Ionian Islands (or Western Greek Islands) are a group of Greek Islands located along the west coast of mainland Greece in the Ionian Sea. These islands are traditionally known as the 'Seven Islands' referring principally to its bigger and better known islands but many other smaller ones are also part of these archipelago. The islands all have their distinct character and are famous for their many beautiful sandy beaches and lush green vegetation, which, unlike most of the other islands in Greece, covers them.

Kea

The island of Kea is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. If you are looking for an island that is close to Athens but has the feeling of an island much further away, then Kea may be the place for you. Also called "Tzia", Kea is an easily accessible island with a variety of beautiful scenery: steep mountains, small fields, olive groves, vineyards, valleys, picturesque coves, exciting hiking trails and off-the-beaten-track beaches.

36 km of long cobbled trails will lead you to the four city-states of the ancient times: Ioulis, Karthaia, Koressia, Poiessa. Situated in the centre of the island, the capital of Kéa, Ioulis, is a very picturesque town with ceramic-tile roofed houses, cobbled streets, arched passages, steps and squares. Because of its proximity to Athens (just 2 hours by bus and ferry) Kea has always been popular with Athenians who have holiday homes here.

The architecture of Kea is quite different from the other islands in the Cyclades due to the earthy colours that match the wild mountainous landscape. With lovely seaside villages, crystal clear beaches and picturesque capital, Kea is a lovely destination with a slight 'road less travelled' feel.

Koufonissi

There are three main islands of the Koufonissia group - Kato (Lower Koufonissi) and Pano (Upper Koufonissi), and Keros, all belonging to the complex Small East Cyclades.

Kato Koufonissi is located next to Pano Koufonissi, Shoinousa and Keros. It is primarily uninhabited - only a few rural houses exist. The most characteristic sight of the island is the small church of Panagia that is built on the jetty, on top of ancient ruins. Only fish and tourist boats anchor in its small, picturesque port anchor.

The most densely populated island, and yet the smallest, of the Cycladic island group is Pano Koufonissi. Compared to its population, it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. The white windmill on the east side of the port welcomes visitors when they arrive on the island. The settlement of Chora on the southwest coast of Koufonissi is a characteristic example of Cycladic architecture. Its sandy beaches make up the island's picture. As far as tourism is concerned, Koufonissi has only been developed the last ten years, so the natural beauty and its traditional colour has remained unjaded.

Mykonos

Mykonos, part of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea, is one of the most popular and glamorous Greek isles, known for its beautiful sandy beaches, excellent restaurants, welcoming tavernas and vibrant nightlife. It spans an area of 85.5 square kilometers with 10,134 permanent inhabitants most of whom live in the largest town, Mykonos (or Chora), on the west coast.

According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. The famous island of Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece, inhabited today only by ancient monuments, can be visited by boat on a one day trip.

Whilst Mykonos attracts a diverse range of holiday maker, from backpackers to jet setters, it is also a popular family holiday destination due to its cosmopolitan atmosphere, beautiful beaches and wonderful private villas.

Paros

Paros is a Greek island in the central Aegean Sea and is one of the most popular islands of Cyclades. Unrivalled natural beauty, beaches with crystal clear waters, footpaths connecting traditional villages and breathtaking landscapes make Paros one of the best loved holiday destinations in Greece.

The Parian traditional villages, in particular Naoussa, Parikia and Lefkes, are perfect examples of Cycladic architecture with whitewashed sugar cube houses, cobbled streets and blue-domed churches. Greek pottery, bright flowers and fragrant herbs will make you wander around labyrinth like streets, and get lost, discovering one postcard theme after the other. Paros also has an incredible amount of picturesque churches, chapels and monasteries, likewise windmills, and you stumble across historical remains wherever you go, some of them of great significance in Greek History.

Paros has many beautiful sandy beaches for all tastes. Some are hidden, tiny little bays, enclosed by extraordinarily "sculptured" rocks, others are long and wide. A nice day trip from the island is the small island of Antiparos, with the crystal beaches and the relaxing atmosphere.

Paxos

Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian Islands and is just nine miles off the southern tip of Corfu. The island is well equipped for peaceful and relaxing holidays: indented beaches, small coves, lush green hills full of olive trees, imposing rocks and sea caves. As the island is so small, visitors can explore the whole island on foot.

The capital of Paxos is Gaios, a picturesque village by the sea. Its pretty port is hidden behind two tiny isles. On the first, the "isle of Virgin Mary "or" Nissaki ", there is the pretty and historic monument of "Panagia Vellianiton ".

The second, Agios Nikolaos, there is a natural jetty of the port and it hides away the town and the boats from the ship passing by. On Agios Nikolaos isle there are two small churches, Agios Nikolaos and Agios Ioannis and the old Venetian castle (1423).

To the southeast of Paxos is a beautiful small island well-known for its famous beaches, Antipaxos. One of the most beautiful beaches in Greece is the exotic beach of Voutoumi. It is also worth visiting Vrika and Mesovrika beaches. The small port connecting Antipaxos to Paxos is known as Agrapidia.

Peloponnese

Whatever your interests, the Peloponnese offers huge scope for a holiday. You cannot do more than scratch the surface of this vast peninsula on one visit, which is why so many return.

The southernmost part of mainland Greece, the Peloponnese is technically an island itself, separated from the mainland by the Corinth Canal. Surrounded by exceptionally clean, shimmering seas, the heavily indented and twisting coast contains glorious beaches that match those on any of the islands - and mostly without the accompanying crowds.

Porto Heli

Lying in the South-East Peloponnese, Porto Heli is a small seaside town built around a natural cove. The port is a frequent mooring place for fishing boats and yachts in summer, giving the area a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The area is renowned for the pine-covered shores that surround it, and its pleasant Mediterranean climate. There are a couple of organised beaches in Porto Heli, but the majority are small secluded coves with a relaxing atmosphere. A popular family destination, this region gets frequented by Athenians who have holiday homes there in summer.

The location is convenient for road trips to Ancient Epidaurus, Poros, Ermioni, Mycenae and Nafplion. From the small port of Costa close to Porto Heli, there are frequent boat trips to nearby Spetses island. Porto Heli is an ideal resort for those who seek relaxation and privacy, yet not too far away from the cosmopolitan side of Greece

Santorini

Santorini is a unique island in the southern Cyclades with its' own character and style. The island was created from a volcanic explosion, forever shaping its rugged landscape and villages. Traditional villages with white washed buildings and blue shutters cling to the cliff edge and offer breath taking views over the submerged "caldera" (crater), the sea, the sunset and the island of Thirassia. The most famous of these villages are Oia, Fira and Imerovigli. These villages represent the beautiful Greek cliche you have always dreamed about.

The island covers an area of 96 km2, has a coastline of 69 kilometres and its length reaches 18 km. The island of Santorini is less known for its beaches which have the particularity, for most of them, to have black sand. The most famous beaches of the island of Santorini Greece are Perissa, Kamari, Monolithos and the Red Beach. The beaches of Kamari, Perissa and Monolithos have black sand and deep blue waters. They are situated on the east side of the island and in the tourist areas of the island. These areas offer many hotels, taverns, cafes, bars and beach-bars. The Red Beach near Akrotiri is located in a quieter area. It is however the most famous beach of the island, and attracts many people.