Last Updated September 2, 2021 9/2/2021

14 Best Vacation Rentals on the Greek Islands

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A dream destination for generations of travelers, the Greek Islands are famous for their splendid views, crystalline sea, amazing food, and fantastic outdoor opportunities. Boasting many magnificent rental options and numerous fascinating places to visit, the Greek Islands should definitely make their way into your bucket list. Whether you’re looking for luxurious accommodation choices, a party-filled island escape, or a peaceful rustic retreat, the great variety of vacation rentals makes Greece a perfect holiday pick.

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La Maison Blanche Suite on Mykonos
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La Maison Blanche Suite on Mykonos

La Maison Blanche Suite on Mykonos

Wake up to infinite blue panoramas of the Aegean sea at this chic Airbnb on Mykonos, one of the world’s most elegant island destinations. Located on scenic Agios Stefanos Hill with unparalleled views of the whitewashed houses of the Old Town of Mykonos, La Maison Blanche is the best choice if you’d like some privacy and tranquility staying on the island known for parties and luxury. Built in traditional Cycladic style, the property comes with a 32” Samsung Smart TV, a private terrace, and a bedroom with a sea view. Be sure to explore the romantic Alefkantra area of town and catch the sun at lively Paradise Beach.

Mykonos Town Panorama Apartment with Private Terrace
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Mykonos Town Panorama Apartment with Private Terrace

Mykonos Town Panorama Apartment with Private Terrace

Wake up to the wonderful view of the old windmills set against the Aegean sea at this excellent Mykonos Vrbo rental. Perfectly located close to all the main sights of the city, this property features 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and the amazing 54 square meter terrace that gives you a chance to be on top of one of the most exclusive islands in Greece. While there you can’t miss the glamorous Mykonos nightlife, the island is famous for being a go-to place for celebrities and socialites alike.

Historic Boat Builders House in Oia, Santorini
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Historic Boat Builders House in Oia, Santorini

Historic Boat Builders House in Oia, Santorini

Stay right in the heart of Santorini’s most scenic village of Oia. Boat Builders House is an excellent vacation rental choice offering a stylishly refurbished historic property that belonged to the local shipbuilder. You will have a rooftop terrace all to yourself with the amazing vistas of the legendary Santorini sunsets. Spacious and conveniently located, Boat Builders House is a perfect choice if you’d like to experience the local life of Oia and have a comfortable base next to all the sights.

Star Infinity Suite with Private Heated Jacuzzi on Santorini
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Star Infinity Suite with private heated Jacuzzi on Santorini

Star Infinity Suite with Private Heated Jacuzzi on Santorini

If you’re looking for an exclusive vacation rental option on Santorini, Star Infinity Suite will check all the boxes. It is a traditional cave house boasting luxurious interiors and breathtaking surroundings. Its dramatic secluded setting allows you to have magnificent views of the endless sea and the volcanic Santorini’s calderas all to yourself. And what’s better than enjoying it in your own private heated jacuzzi with champagne on the side. The property comes with its own kitchen, a lounge zone and features authentic modern Greek furniture.

Luxurious Stone Villa on Crete
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Luxurious stone villa in Crete

Luxurious Stone Villa on Crete

Have a truly unique stay in this carefully restored villa set in a natural rock cave. You’ll literally have a giant rock above the luxurious kitchen in this magnificent house, one of the best choices for a classy accommodation on Greece’s largest island Crete. With a balcony overlooking Kissamos bay, a dining room, kitchenette, TV, and AC, this stone villa is a cozy retreat set among the lush greenery of the island’s quieter corners. The Lagoon of Balos and the famous beach of Falasarna are easily reached from here and the historic city of Chania is a short drive away.

Seashell, an Elegant Seafront Villa on Crete
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Seashell, an Elegant Seafront Villa on Crete

Seashell, an Elegant Seafront Villa on Crete

Get yourself some indulgence by choosing Seashell, an excellent villa in Kokkini Hani village just off Crete’s biggest city of Heraklion. Here luxury lives in exquisite details of the 70 square meters interior that features a stone fireplace, stylish wooden furniture and spacious rooms. But the real draw is the outdoor area. You’ll have a chance to marvel at the sea panoramas from the large outdoor terrace and a homey patio perfect for dreamy dinners enjoying the colorful sunset. The property features a Smart TV and a fully equipped ultramodern kitchen.

Breathtaking Sea & Sunset Apartment Next to the Beach on Paros
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Breathtaking Sea & Sunset Apartment Next to the Beach on Paros

Breathtaking Sea & Sunset Apartment Next to the Beach on Paros

This Paros island Airbnb truly has it all to give you a high-class vacation experience. First comes the view, you’ll have a great terrace space with sea and the rocky terrain right in front. The location is perfect too, the apartment is a short walk away from Naoussa city center with trademark whitewashed streets and numerous excellent restaurants with Greek cuisine. Inside the property, you have an elegant minimalistic design, a bathroom with a hydromassage shower as well as a Smart TV. It’s a great choice for exploring the “marble island” of Paros while staying away from the crowds.

Bright Elegant Apartment in Corfu Old Town
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Bright Elegant Apartment in Corfu Old Town

Bright Elegant Apartment in Corfu Old Town

The UNESCO-protected Old Town of Corfu is one of the must-visit destinations in Greece famous for its picturesque streets, ancient fortresses, scenic red roofs, and fantastic restaurants. Stay right in the center of the action and do it in style with this Corfu Airbnb that offers splendid decor and a strategic location close to everything in the Old Town. Set in the historic house, the apartment is bright, roomy, and comfy. The right combination to have a pleasant time in attractions-filled Corfu.

Scenic Aegean Balcony Apartment on Folegandros
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Scenic Aegean Balcony Apartment on Folegandros

Scenic Aegean Balcony Apartment on Folegandros

If you’re looking to get away from it all (including the crowds of tourists in Greece), Folegandros might be the best island you’ve never heard of. Competing with Santorini in dramatic cliff vistas and offering pristine beaches, this place is a hidden gem. And Aegean Balcony is one of the best options to savor the island on your own terms. As the name suggests, it’s all about the view here, an expansive, larger-than-life panorama of high rocks and blue sea. Just add sunrise and sunset colors and you’re getting a unique accommodation experience complete with lovely decor and everything you need for a good stay.

Luxurious Akron Suites with a Private Swimming Pool on Zakynthos
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Luxurious Akron Suites with a Private Swimming Pool on Zakynthos

Luxurious Akron Suites with a Private Swimming Pool on Zakynthos

As far as luxurious stays go, having your own swimming pool is always a welcomed feature. Akron Suites takes it to another level offering a stunning private infinity pool that ends where the Ionian sea blueness starts. The property is an elegant villa located near Korithi on Zakynthos famed for its magnificent beaches and fantastic nature. Be sure to take a dip at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the amazing Navagio (also called a Shipwreck beach). As for the villa, it comes with a fully equipped kitchen, AC in all rooms and Wi-Fi.

Apartment Above the Old Town on Naxos
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Apartment Above the Old Town on Naxos

Apartment Above the Old Town on Naxos

Explore the biggest island in the Greek Cyclades while staying in this gem of a place. Its main attraction is a rooftop terrace with expansive views over the picturesque Old Town of Naxos and the fascinating Apollo Temple constructed in 530 B.C. The property features a double bed, en-suite bathroom and an outdoor grill. While on Naxos it would be a sin not to explore all of its unparalleled sandy beaches and go to the countryside sampling the delights of the local cuisine.

Belvedere Medieval Villa on Rhodes
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Belvedere Medieval Villa on Rhodes

Belvedere Medieval Villa on Rhodes

It’s one thing to experience the wonderful UNESCO-protected Old Town of Rhodes walking its stone-clad streets. It’s a whole other thing to actually stay in a meticulously restored medieval villa set in the very heart of the city. This unique property comprises two levels featuring a fully equipped kitchen, a 43″ UHD 4K TV with Netflix and a superb outdoor area with a huge palm tree. Relax from exploring the bustling Old Town by enjoying a BBQ and get the most of your stay on this fascinating Greek Island.

Yposkafo Jacuzzi House on Santorini
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Yposkafo Jacuzzi House on Santorini

Yposkafo Jacuzzi House on Santorini

With a covered jacuzzi, a splendid panorama of the caldera and a pretty authentic interior, Yposkafo House is one of the top properties on Santorini. Perfect for a romantic vacation for two, this Cycladic house would be a great gateway to all the pleasures of this island of world-renowned beauty. The apartment comes with a Santorinian style shower room, a fully equipped kitchen and stunning views right at your doorstep. While on the island, make time for sunbathing at one of its amazing black volcanic beaches and give yourself the pleasure of sampling numerous local delights on a food tour.

Mamma Mia Island Apartments with a View on Skopelos
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Mamma Mia Island Apartments with a View on Skopelos

Mamma Mia Island Apartments with a View on Skopelos

Skopelos is a great choice for a hassle-free Greek vacation. It may look familiar too, a universally beloved “Mamma Mia!” musical was filmed here. This apartment is beautifully located over the Skopelos town giving you a chance to marvel at fantastic terrace views of the port and surrounding nature. It can host a big family featuring a large living room, spacious dining room, two bedrooms, and a cozy courtyard.

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