Most people’s prerequisites for a relaxing Greek island holiday will include being close to a beach.
Fortunately there are ancient laws within Greece to restrict building close to the sea and “private” beaches do not exist. It is not easy therefore to find an island retreat above the sea, which is close enough to hear lapping waves from a private terrace.
There are however, a few in the Ionian Sea which will appeal to those wanting to dip a toe from their Greek holiday home:
On Paxos, Villa Skipper’s terraces extend to sea and look out to the mountains of the Greek mainland.
On Ithaca, Dexa Beach House nestles amongst olive trees just a few steps away from a beach where possibly the Phoenicians left Odysseus at the end of his journey.
On Corfu, flamboyant Villa Azzuro has a small cove just below its colourful gardens.
On Kefalonia, the The Avra Suites look down through tall pine trees to the soft sands of Makris Yalos beach.
On Meganissi, Villa Arenia sits just above a sheltered beach on an untouched coastline in a wilderness of olive groves.
If you are looking for a special holiday escape close to the Ionian sea – try Ionian Villas.