Best places to stay in Greece

Looking for the best places to stay in Greece? Here we take a look at the special Greek Island spots of Santorini, Paros and Patmos.

Think ‘Greece’ and you’ll probably imagine whitewashed villas set against a backdrop of lush olive groves and endless blue seas. And while there is a lot to reinforce the old stereotypes, the accommodation scene in Greece has plenty more to offer – from contemporary beachfront apartments to clifftop castles and swanky villas with views across the Aegean.

Discover the best places places to stay in Greece

In this guide we’ve put together a selection of the country’s most spectacular rental properties, including modern hideaways in picture-perfect Santorini and scenic gems in unspoilt Paros and Patmos.

Santorini 3

luxury villas in santorini greece

Luxury living is easy at this 4-bedroom villa in Santorini. The rustic courtyard offers a private pool and a sheltered seating area. At nighttime the twinkling of distant lights is an unmissable sight. Prepare a BBQ and enjoy a glass or wine or two as you admire the heavenly mountain views. Inside, the villa offers a chic Aegean vibe: expect snug bedrooms, arched ceilings and plenty of natural light.

Santorini 4

Best places to stay in Santorini, Greece

On a clifftop, Santorini 4 offers sensational views of the Aegean Sea. The whitewashed walls and immaculate furnishings are classic Santorini, and the hot tub on the balcony is the ideal place for a sunset soak. After a wonderful night’s sleep, tuck into a traditional Greek breakfast of natural yoghurt topped with honey and fresh fruit, then drink in the Instagram-worthy landscape.

Santorini 6

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Experience a slice of heaven at this ultra-modern villa in Santorini. With all-white interiors, the restored bakery offers 3 airy bedrooms and life-affirming views over the water. The alfresco dining area is the perfect for a slice of fresh watermelon or a cocktail as you flick through your book, listening to the gentle sploshing of waves far below. Take a dip in the bubbling hot tub or kick back on the open-air balcony, where sunloungers let you work on that sun-kissed holiday look.

Paros 2

best places to stay in paros greece

With direct access to the Aegean, Paros 2 combines a private pool with beautifully sparse rooms. The bright Greek sunshine squeezes through wide French doors into vaulted rooms, giving the whole villa a wonderfully spacious feel. There are multiple balconies to choose from, some offering shade and others overlooking the beach. In a hurry to start your trip? You can enjoy VIP helicopter transfers from the airport.

Paros 3

Where to stay in Paros Greece

A one-of-a-kind 4-bedroom property, Paros 3 overlooks The Golden Beach and Dryos Bay, and is located just minutes from the sea’s edge. Set across 3 levels, the traditional-style home offers stone-paved walls and a phenomenal pool area with epic views. Chill out in the hammock with a book or magazine, then take a dip in the pool or sip a few cocktails in the elegant dining area. The rustic setting is beyond blissful.

Patmos 1

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Set in a prime location overlooking a jaw-dropping stretch of coastline, Patmos 1 is the place for a quiet escape. Tucked away above a hidden beach between Chora and the port of Skala, the newly built 7-bedroom villa has its own private pool. The stone-built villa has all the traditional Patmian architectural elements including arches, vaults, arcades and split-level rooms. Sit back with your loved ones on the patio area and share a bottle of bubbly as you take in the beautiful view. Rustic outbuildings and stone archways offer a taste of times gone by.

Need more inspiration? Browse our complete selection of special Greek villas here

Book with Top Villas

When staying in Greece, you’re guaranteed a first-class service with Top Villas.

Our exclusive villas with pools on Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Patmos, Ios and Sifnos all promise a luxury vacation. You’ll find our Guest Experience team also on hand to help enhance your stay, with a plethora of amazing travel extras.

What’s more, we make payments a breeze. Our new Affirm credit payment option* means you can spread the cost of your vacation rental over a 3, 6 or 12 month period. Simply look out for properties with the Affirm banner.

*Subject to meeting Affirm’s credit criteria. T’s & C’s apply.

Choosing our flex homes

Many of our vacation rentals also benefit from our new flex cancellation policy. You’ll be free to cancel within the specificed time for any reason, for a full refund. Alternatively, amend your travel dates for free.

To benefit from this extra peace-of-mind, reserve a vacation home with one of the following badges:

  • Flex 14 – Cancel for a full refund or amend your dates free of charge, up to 14 days before check in.*
  • Flex 30 – Cancel for a full refund or amend dates free of charge, up to 30 days before check in.*

*T’s & C’s apply.

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