Luxury Villas in Santorini, Greece

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A luxury villa holiday in Santorini in Greece is one of a kind. With cliffs soaring 300m from the sea, dotted with whitewashed cube Cycladic houses overlooking the caldera and spilling down the rock faces.

The views from the terrace of your luxury villa are simply breath-taking. Sunset in Santorini is one you will never forget, bathing the red cliffs and white walls in an orange glow. Just taking it in is one of life's simple pleasures. The villages and islands are steeped in history and myth and there are also some sandy, multicoloured beached to be found.

Villa Alessia
Santorini, Greece

Combining the best of cutting-edge architecture and traditional Greek style, this luxury villa on Santorini just seems to sparkle against the deep blue Santorini sky. Set just on the edge of the quiet, unspoilt village of Megalochori, every care...

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
From €1,890 per week

Villa Azura
Santorini, Greece

‘Gone With The Wind’ meets ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandarin’. Villa Azura is a neoclassical mansion dating from the 1840s, on a romantic Greek island. Lovingly renovated to meet modern demands, this four bedroom luxury villa sits atop the cliffs of...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
From €9,940 per week

Luxury Villas by the Beach

Luxury Villas with Sea Views

Destination Guide: Santorini

About Santorini

Fabulous luxury villa rentals, whitewashed houses and churches, splashed with blue, clinging to the cliffs above the water… Santorini’s postcard good looks have to be seen to be believed. When an earthquake caused most of the original island to fall into the Caldera, which the sea then filled, it created one of the world’s most beautiful bays, and watching the sun set over the Caldera will ruin any other sunset for you forever!

Luxury holiday villas in Santorini offer a great base for enjoying all the island has to offer, from memorable walks to soaking up the sun on its black sand beaches, to the fresh Mediterranean/Greek cuisine. With great views and fine food and wine on your doorstep you could spend a week here without leaving your villa and not have wasted a second of your time. But if you’re venturing out there’s plenty to see.

The ruins of Akrotiri give a fascinating insight into what life was like here before the volcano and you can then take a boat trip out on the Caldera to cross some of the original landscape.

Santorini’s second town of Oia is a must-see. Wander along the old cliff-side path dropping into the bars and cafes along the way to rest and enjoy the view. It’s a lively town but truly peaceful, too. None of the establishments are allowed to play music that may be heard from the street and every summer’s evening, people gather on the rim of the Caldera to watch the sun set over the water, the perfect end to a perfect day on a luxury villa holiday in Santorini.

Getting There:

Santorini Airport is just 7km from the town, but if you’re able it’s lovely to approach the island by boat from Athens.

Best places to eat and drink in Santorini

The local produce is excellent so if you’re self-catering at your luxury villa or even just fixing yourself the odd casual lunch, you’ll find a wealth of foodie treasure to be bought locally.

The volcanic ash that covered the island created porous soil, which, combined with the humidity and sea air, created perfect conditions for growing flavoursome fruit and veg. The island is famous for its tomatoes, but also capers, peanuts and white aubergines.

For seafood with a view, you can’t beat Archipelagos restaurant in the main town of Fira when dining out of your luxury villa in Santorini. Dine on the terraces which hang out over the Caldera with views of the volcano.

The former butcher’s shop, Bar Hasapiko in Oia, is a Santorini institution and a great place to head to for drinks after sundown.

Best time to visit Santorini

The hottest and busiest time is July and August and luxury villas in Santorini are booked up early. Early summer is a little cooler and the produce is at its best, so June is the best time to visit Santorini.

What we love about Santorini

Watching the sun set over the Caldera Bay from Oia.