Ahh, the iconic swimming pool. An absolute must when planning a getaway somewhere hot. How else are you going to cool down after basking in the midday sun, and where else are you going to float while you sip your cocktails? Having access to a pool you can dive into whenever you like is, in our opinion, essential when it comes to a hot vacation.
However, there’s something even better than just any old swimming pool. And that is… your very own, private swimming pool, exclusive for your use during the entirety of your vacation! Whether you are looking for an intimate villa for just the pair of you, something larger to accommodate all your friends, or the finest property you can possibly find, we have a villa with a beautiful private pool for everyone.
Small villas with pools in Greece
If you are traveling with your partner or in a very small group, then a smaller villa is probably more what you are looking for. Have a browse through our top picks for villas with no more than two bedrooms, but of which all come with their own private pool.
The Villa Paradiso i is a compact, pretty white villa that is all angles and crisp interiors. Everything you need for a wonderful holiday is located on the property, including a beautiful, private pool surrounded by white pebbles, a terrace with plenty of room for lounging in the sun when it’s time to get out of the pool, and a bedroom with french doors that lead right out onto the pool area. Perfect for those early morning swims and late night dips. You are also only 600m from the beautiful beach of Agia Pelagia, which is a half hour drive West of Heraklion, Crete.
The Villa Paradiso ii is almost identical to Villa Paradiso i, offering the same clean-cut, sophisticated interiors, a bedroom that leads out onto the terrace, and sprawling views of the surrounding area, all the way down towards Agia Pelagia beach. However, this villa offers a raised section beside the beautiful, private pool, with plenty of sun loungers available.
The Oleas Suite 2 is small but mighty. It is a modern, extraordinarily stylish villa located just outside of Heraklion, Crete, perfect for a couple or pair of friends to enjoy a sophisticated vacation in Greece. Boasting a classy interior with a comfortable bedroom, the real gem of this villa is located outside. Step out through the glass doors onto your own private terrace, which offer beautiful, far-reaching views of the surrounding Greek landscape. Float in your private pool and take in the sunset as night begins to fall beyond the rising hills.
The Villa Helona may only have 2 bedrooms, but it has ample space for up to seven guests. Built with a rustic stone design, the villa is in the popular location of Marathias, located on the island of Zakynthos. Boasting a beautiful terrace with a large pool and glass barrier, you can drift in the privacy of your own pool while enjoying sprawling views over the countryside and down towards the sea. The nearest beach is 600m away, which is perfect when you’re ready to swap the freshwater of your private pool for the lapping waves of the ocean.
Dreaming of floating in a pool, leaning on the edge and gazing out as a blazing sunset takes over the sky and seems to set the ocean on fire? Dream no more with the Santorini-41, a rustic, authentic stone-built villa on the famous island of Santorini. Despite only having two bedrooms, the villa offers ample space, and a breath-taking outdoor patio with a covered dining area, large infinity pool, sunbeds that hang over the water, and incredible views over to the sea. The Santorini-41 is a fantastic choice for your laid-back vacation.
Large villas in Greece with a private pool
If you are traveling with your whole family, or jetting off to celebrate an occasion with friends, our larger villas offer five bedrooms or more, with plenty of room to accommodate everyone. Have a look at our favorites below.
The Villa Agricola is a stunning property, offering a mountain backdrop, a wraparound balcony, and a sprawling patio complete with leaves, greenery, and of course, a swimming pool! The pool is surrounded by sun loungers, so you can relax by the water, or find a new spot in the extensive gardens. You can also use the large outdoor barbeque to cook dinner for the whole family. The interior is elegant, with hardwood floors and thoughtfully chosen furnishings. Located on the island of Zakynthos, you are also not too far from several beaches, including Alykanas Beach, Paralia Psarou, and Paralia Tsilivi.
Patmos 1 is an incredibly large villa located on the Greek island Patmos. It’s an absolute gem of rustic, Patmian stone architecture, with arches, vaults and arcades included as per tradition. You also have a beautiful terrace offering plenty of sun-bathing space, and complete with a private pool. You can enjoy sprawling views from Patmos 1, over the hilly landscape of the island, and water, which offers a small pebble beach. This villa is also located not too far from other beaches, such as the sandy Paralia Sapsila.
A stay at the Mykonos 5 will prove to be a real treat for you and your entire group. It is a stunning white-walled villa on a plot of over 4000 square meters, with bright blue shutters, several pergolas to shield you from the peak of the day’s sunshine over the balconies and outdoor dining area, and beautiful stone columns. The property’s surrounding terrace offers plenty of spots to relax, as well as a stunning and private infinity pool with sprawling views over the ocean and the beachfront of Ornos. It is located on the East of Mykonos island, with easy access to several beaches, and a terrace that can host an event for 150 people (with permission), if you select the Mykonos 5 for your event or celebration.
The Villa Peach is an incredibly luxurious home, capable of sleeping up to 12 people, with its six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Nestled against rolling hills and located on the Cretan seafront, the villa is incredibly modern, with extensive, lit-up terraces, covered seating areas, and one of the most beautiful private infinity pools you could dare to dream of drifting in. Hugged by glass panels, the deck also offers panoramic views of the ocean, which is right on your doorstep. The interior is beautifully designed, with warm colors and classy furniture throughout.
The Villa Karteros is a bright orange gem nestled in the rolling Greek countryside on the island of Crete. With extensive lawns complete with beautiful, tall palm trees, this villa offers a beautiful private pool surrounded by cool grass, and views over the surrounding area. Enjoy the charming atmosphere and select from plenty of spots to relax in the sun. And when you’re ready to swap your private pool for the beach, the nearest is a short walk away. The interior of this villa is warm and welcoming, with crisp white walls, orange and tan furniture and decor, and fascinating wooden ceilings in some rooms.
Luxury Greece villas with pools
For those of you looking for something extra special when you are looking for Greece villas for rent with a private pool, don’t worry – we’ve got that covered too. For the ultimate in luxury and grand interiors, have a look at some of our most sumptuous villas on offer in Greece that all come with a magnificent private pool.
A beautifully built villa with a rolling lawn, the Villa Golden Crest is simply spectacular. Surrounded by tall trees, the villa offers a covered, outdoor dining space complete with billowing white curtains. The décor is the perfect combination of rustic Greek living, and modern comfort, complete with every small detail carefully considered and antique pieces throughout. The pool is bright and clear, stretching through the garden with beautiful, far-reaching views of the lit up land in the distance, as well as the nearby ocean. You’ll find this villa on the popular island of Crete, near to Hersonissos, which offers plenty of amenities.
The Villa Cavo Mare Meltemi is a truly stunning property, and one of our favorites on the island of Zakynthos. The interior is decadent, reminiscent of Hollywood glamour, and the kind of property you would expect to be the summer haunt of a celebrity. However, the outside is the true gem of the property. Featuring an extensive patio complete with a stunning swimming pool and even a waterfall jacuzzi, enjoy the atmosphere at night when they light up for a truly glamorous aesthetic. The property is hugged by a glass barrier, which offers incredible views of the Ionian sea and islands beyond.
The Villa Plaka Siren is a modern and beautifully designed villa, in an exclusive position with an incredible mountain backdrop, and the sprawling ocean to the front with the beach only 600m away. The exterior boasts plenty of space to dine, and incredible views over the surrounding area. The private pool is built-in to the property’s decking, surrounded by sun loungers. The interior is warm and homely, with thoughtful touches added throughout so you will feel comfortable from the moment you arrive. The villa is located in Plaka Elounda on the island of Crete, and overlooks the stunning island of Spinalonga in the distance.
Picturesque and breath taking, the Villa Lygaria is a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a beautiful villa with a private pool. Painted in a white and pink that stands out against the blazing blue of the Greek sky, the villa offers a balcony, covered dining area, and of course, a brilliant, large pool. The property’s gardens are built on two levels, so as the land drops away you can enjoy amazing views of the ocean, with the beach of Lygaria in Crete, located just 100m from the property.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a villa quite as luxurious and opulent as the Villa Duchess. Located on a hilltop overlooking the ocean, the villa looks like it has been designed for rockstars, with its glamorous lighting, unbelievable interior, and extensive outside areas complete with a fabulous barbeque area, covered dining, sofas surrounding a luxury firepit, and of course, the incredible pool. There are few words to describe a pool such as the one at Villa Duchess. Lit-up at night, the glass paneling surrounding the property is left open at the very end, so you feel you could swim out to the ocean, and further still into the moonlight. The ultimate in luxury and decadence, the Villa Duchess offers the pool of your wildest dreams.
Still looking for Greek holiday villas with private pools?
We hope you have found the perfect property that will allow you to live out your sunny, poolside dreams. However, if nothing above caught your eye, don’t worry; we have plenty more villas in Greece that offer a private pool. From large family pools with separate shallow sections for little ones, to the most luxurious infinity pools imaginable, make sure you click below to explore the full range of our villas in Greece with a private pool.