Greece is a wonderfully diverse country boasting history, culture and stunning landscapes. A Greece vacation rental offers a great base for exploring. A stay in the capital Athens offers endless museums and monuments - head to Olympia and discover the site of the first Olympic games, or if you're seeking relaxation, head to Greece's many islands, such as Crete and Santorini, for the ultimate beach vacation.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Greece
Listed above are the most selected filters in Greece and the number of properties that include them. You can easily compare and find a vacation rental fitting your needs in Greece if you need internet access during your vacation or you never miss an episode of your favorite show, as most accommodations provide "Internet" or "TV." Three features that are not often provided are "Sauna," "Hot tub," and "Pets allowed."
Price and Availability Index in Greece
Vacation Rental Price Information in Greece
The graph shows the average rental prices for the next twelve months in Greece. It is during a week of July (7/15 - 7/22) that you will find the highest prices for the next 12 months. On the other hand, in January you will find the cheapest prices (1/7 - 1/14). Prices this week are on average $107 a night.
Rental Availability Information in Greece
This graph shows the vacation rental availability rate for the next twelve months. The week with the highest booking rate is in January (1/7 - 1/14). Only 29% of the rentals are still available. On the contrary, only 19% of the rentals are booked during a week in September (9/23 - 9/30).
Accommodations for your vacation in Greece
Eating and drinking in Greece
Greece is a foodies paradise, and sampling the local cuisine should be an important part of your trip. The Greeks love skewered and spit-roasted meats, all served with salads, dips such as taramasalata, and baklava for desert. A good rule of thumb is to look for restaurants away from the main tourist strip, and try to spot the places which appear to be filled with locals. This will mean you'll get more authentic food, and the bill is likely to be a little more agreeable as well.
Street food is fairly common in Greece, and this is where you can really eat on a budget if you're looking to do so. It's also a great places for markets, especially in the cities, so stock up on all the local fare and prepare a Greek meal with your family and friends back at your Greek vacation rental.
Weather in Greece
There isn't a bad time to book a Greece vacation rental. Summer sees temperatures soar and there is very little in the way of rainfall. Winters are short, lasting from November to March and even though the weather is cooler, it can be perfect for exploring the museums and monuments of Athens. Low season also means that the city is much quieter and there is more availability for your ideal Greece vacation home.
What to see when you hire a Greece vacation rental
What to see and do largely depends on the location of your Greece vacation home. If staying in the capital Athens then it's likely that your trip will be focused on museums and historic landmarks. Top attractions in Athens include the Acropolis, which includes the famed Parthenon, the Ancient Agora and Syntagma Square.
Olympia in the Peloponnese is another must-see for those who take an interest in history. Olympia is the site of the first Olympic games, which was held in 776BC. The wider area is also worth exploring, and boasts delights such as the historic town of Sparta, Elea beach and Pylos, an old town with French-inspired architecture.
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete, is a wonderful location for your Greece vacation rental. Agios Pavlos is a stunning beach on the south coast, perfect for swimming and relaxing. If you're seeking some natural beauty then head to the Samaria Gorge, which offers stunning hikes and is open throughout the whole of summer. The capital of the island is Heraklion. This ancient city has much to offer in the way of attractions including the Palace of Knossos, the old Venetian Walls and the Historical Museum of Crete.
Santorini is another beautiful spot for your Greece vacation home. The volcanic island offers stunning sunset views from the cliff-side towns of Oia and Fira. Snorkelling and diving are popular activities to enjoy at your leisure from the comfort of your Greece vacation home in Santorini. If you plan on exploring the towns, then there's lots to see and do in Fira. The Prehistoric Museum, the old port, and the Santos winery are all good places to start your exploration of this Greek gem.
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European travel is finally coming back after more than a year of restrictions, and with Greece reopening to visitors as of May 14, travelers are eager to enjoy everything that the stunning Mediterranean nation has to offer. With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many travelers are looking to expand their horizons past touristy hotspots and travel like a local in the pursuit of a more authentic experience. HomeToGo analyzed traveler searches for vacation rentals to highlight the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, as well as respected local favorite destinations.
Most Searched Greek Islands by Travelers & Locals
The stunning Greek islands remain one of the most sought-after destinations for travelers visiting Europe. Whether you’re looking to explore the most popular, well-known sights of the islands, or experience the quaint, charming villages frequented by locals, HomeToGo has compiled the most searched Greek islands by both travelers and locals to help you plan the perfect getaway.
Where Tourists are Searching 🇺🇸
#1. Santorini, Aegean (🇺🇸)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $688/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: January (Avg. $266/night)
Search Demand: High (+123% vs 2019)
Highlights: Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in Greece for a reason. This iconic island is famous for its dramatic views, including black and red sand beaches, stunning sunsets, and picturesque views of cliff-top towns.
Top Searched by Locals 🇬🇷
#1. Naxos, Aegean (🇬🇷)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $238/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: November (Avg. $205/night)
Search Demand: Moderate (+3% vs 2019)
Highlights: Locals flock to this peaceful island to explore ancient temples, wander through charming local villages and enjoy activities such as windsurfing. Naxos stands out from other Greek islands for its green rolling hills and mountains, with plenty of hiking and walking trails for travelers to get amazing panoramic views.
#2. Corfu, Ionian Islands (🇺🇸)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: June (Avg. $439/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: January (Avg. $149/night)
Search Demand: High (+132% vs 2019)
Highlights: Located in the Ionian Sea, Corfu is known as Greece's "emerald island" because of its lush vegetation, made up of cypress trees and endless olive groves. Corfu is especially popular with international travelers because of its spectacular sandy beaches, welcoming villages, and its historic villas and fortresses.
#2. Folegandros, Aegean (🇬🇷)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $263/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: September (Avg. $162/night)
Search Demand: Low (-51% vs 2019)
Highlights: Beautiful rocks, caves and deep turquoise waters are abundant in this secluded island perfect for any traveler seeking an authentic experience. Known for its traditional character, natural landscape and peaceful atmosphere, it’s a mostly untouched gem in the midst of the Cycladic island group.
#3. Crete (🇺🇸)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: June (Avg. $291/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: December (Avg. $178/night)
Search Demand: Low (-40% vs 2019)
Highlights: Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. History buffs can explore the center of Europe’s first advanced civilization, the Minoan, and explore ancient ruin sites such as Knossos’ palace, Phaestos and Ancient Lato.
#3. Spetses, Attica (🇬🇷)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: July (Avg. $368/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: October (Avg. $260/night)
Search Demand: Moderate (+4% vs 2019)
Highlights: An affluent island, Spetses is ideal for the discerning traveler with a long history of catering to those who appreciate the aesthetics of old-world tradition with a cosmopolitan edge. No vehicles are allowed, thus encouraging visitors to explore the island on foot or on bike – or better yet, by a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride.
#4. Zakynthos, Peloponnese (🇺🇸)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $456/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: January (Avg. $123/night)
Search Demand: High (+469% vs 2019)
Highlights: Located in Greece’s Ionian Sea, this exotic island has white sand beaches and stunning blue waters. Travelers can swim at the famous Shipwreck beach, and spot sea turtles in Greece’s first marine park.
#4. Kefalonia (or Cephalonia), Ionian Islands (🇬🇷)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $269/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: October (Avg. $181/night)
Search Demand: Low (-25% vs 2019)
Highlights: Kefalonia (also known as Cephalonia) is the largest of Greece’s Ionian Islands and is home to some of the best beaches in Greece. The exotic island offers a unique coastline of rugged scenery, along with deep blue and crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea.
#5. Paros, Aegean (🇺🇸)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $340/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: October (Avg. $248/night)
Search Demand: High (+66% vs 2019)
Highlights: This tiny island stands out for its traditional villages, ancient architecture and historical sites. The small village of Naoussa in Paros is one of the most beautiful ports in Greece, where travelers can indulge in the island’s delicious, freshly caught seafood.
#5. Lefkada, Peloponnese (🇬🇷)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $259/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: September (Avg. $190/night)
Search Demand: Low (-61% vs 2019)
Highlights: Connected to the mainland by a small bridge, the lush Greek island of Lefkada is a lesser-known paradise away from the crowds. Often called the “white pearl of Greece,” Lefkada is home to incredible beaches and multiple charming villages.
Mapped: It's All Greek to Me
Top Mainland Destinations According to Travel Searches
The Greek mainland is often less frequented by tourists than the islands, making it the perfect spot to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations and have an authentic, local-approved experience.
Popular with Tourists 🇺🇸
#1. Athens, Attica (🇺🇸)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: April (Avg. $107/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: January (Avg. $68/night)
Search Demand: Moderate (+21% vs 2019)
Highlights: The capital and largest city of Greece, Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities. A large part of the town’s historic center has been converted into a large pedestrian zone, leading to the major archaeological sites.
Respected Local Favorites 🇬🇷
#1. Porto Heli, Peloponnese (🇬🇷)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August, $215 Avg Nightly Price
Cheapest Time to Travel: September, $209 Avg Nightly Price
Search Demand: High, 94% vs 2019
Highlights: Called the “Hamptons of Greece,” the affluent resort town of Port Heli is one of the most luxurious destinations in Greece. Originally a secluded fishing village, Port Heli is now a cosmopolitan port village especially popular among families.
#2. Halkidiki, Macedonia and Thrace (🇺🇸)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: July (Avg. $225/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: October ($171/night)
Search Demand: Moderate (-7% vs 2019)
Highlights: Halkidiki is a popular seaside destination in northern Greece, famous for its three peninsulas known as “the three legs” – Kassandra Peninsula, Sithonia Peninsula and Mount Athos. The region offers an enchanting blue-green setting dominated by dense forests and endless sandy beaches.
#2. Sounio, Attica (🇬🇷)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $168/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: November (Avg. $101/night)
Search Demand: High (+25% vs 2019)
Highlights: Home to the ancient Temple of Poseidon, Sounio is a majestic peninsula on the Aegean Sea. Sitting on the southernmost tip of mainland Greece, Sounio is often viewed as a day trip from Athens but offers overnight visitors a perfect spot to relax with local charm at every turn.
#3. Thessaloniki, Macedonia and Thrace (🇺🇸)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $101/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: November (Avg. $91/night)
Search Demand: High (+48% vs 2019)
Highlights: Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece with a long history and rich culture. A major hub of business and culture, this port city offers a mixture of brilliant monuments and modern buildings, along with a stunning seaside promenade.
#3. Saronida, Attica (🇬🇷)
Most Expensive Time to Travel: August (Avg. $331/night)
Cheapest Time to Travel: November (Avg. $293/night)
Search Demand: Moderate (+8% vs 2019)
Highlights: Saronida, one of the most loved areas of the Athenian Riviera, is a small seaside resort village full of beauty. Travelers can enjoy the sandy coastline with shallow water and stunning views of the Saronic Gulf.
Tourist Search Trends are based on HomeToGo internal data observing searches for vacation rentals from users with non-Greek IP addresses taking place between January 1 - July 15, 2021 with a check-in between May 14 2021 - December 31 2021 compared with the same period in 2019. Data collected on July 16, 2021.
Local Search Trends are based on HomeToGo internal data observing searches for vacation rentals from users with a Greek IP address taking place between January 1 - July 15, 2021 with a check-in between May 14 2021 - December 31 2021 compared with the same period in 2019. Data collected on July 16, 2021.
Average Nightly Prices are based on the average price in USD of a night’s accommodation in that city or region. Prices are forecasted and subject to change between now and the time of booking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Greece?
There are 294,498 holiday homes in Greece to browse and rent for your trip.
What are the most popular amenities for holiday houses in Greece?
If you're looking to book a holiday rental in Greece, others search for houses with these amenities: Internet, TV and Balcony/Patio.
How many How many vacation houses are there in Greece?
Greece has 294,498 Apartment rental and House rental on offer to rent.
Are dogs allowed in vacation homes in Greece?
If traveling with a pet in Greece, 5% of holiday homes allow pets.
What are the best months to travel to Greece?
Greece has its warmest time of year around July and August, with average nightly prices of $42.
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