Top 14 Fantastic Airbnbs in Greece for Your Dream Getaway

14 Fantastic Airbnbs in Greece to Make Your Dream Getaway Happen

How do you feel about waking up in paradise?

It’s time to draw up the plans that you’ve been withholding for the past year; namely, that trip to the Greek Islands. (“Alexa, play Dancing Queen.”) With the country hoping to welcome tourists as early as May 2021, there’s no better time to start picking your next Airbnb in Greece. Will it be alongside the white coastal houses and blue-domed churches of Oia? Or the historic neighbourhoods of Athens? Perhaps the less crowded, but equally fairytale-like islands for a secluded getaway?

No matter your destination of choice, we’ll give you a headstart. From the cliff houses of Santorini and the colourful abodes of Mykonos, to the hidden gems scattered across the Greek Islands, these are the best Airbnbs in Greece to get you dreaming about your next trip. Feast your eyes on the most stunning vacation homes this side of the Mediterranean. 

Airbnb vacation homes in Santorini, Greece

1. The famous Hector Cave House in Oia

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Listing name: Hector Cave House
Listing type: Cave 
Max. no. of guests: 5
No. of bedrooms: 1 

One of the most popular Airbnb vacation homes in Greece, the Hector Cave House is practically a legend among travellers. Carved into the cliffs of Santorini more than 250 years ago, this centuries-old cave house in Oia was originally a wine cellar. Now, it’s a summer hideaway that attracts travellers with its peerless views of the caldera. If you plan your trip accordingly, you can enjoy the best lookout from the plunge pool, available from April to November. 

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2. The Kalipso Beach House near Kamari Beach

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Listing name: Kalipso Beach House
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 3
No. of bedrooms: 1 

How does having a secluded corner of Santorini all to yourself sound? Located in the quiet coastal village of Kamari, the Kalipso Beach House brings the rugged landscape of the island to your doorstep — without the tourist crowds. It comes with a terrace with deckchairs and a hammock for relaxation. Anytime you feel like going for a swim, the clear waters and black sands of Kamari Beach are less than five minutes away from your apartment. 

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3. The Terracotta Cave House with unique architecture

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Listing name: Terracotta Cave House (2)
Listing type: Cycladic house
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

Thanks to its distinctive facade, some guests say that you can spot the Terracotta Cave House even in candid photos taken by other tourists. This Greek cave house is painted orange, allowing it to stand out in a village of white and blue houses. Head to the picturesque balcony, where you can soak up an unobstructed view of the volcano and the caldera. 

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4. The pristine cave house in the heart of Oia

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Listing name: Unique Architecture Cave House
Listing type: Cycladic house 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to breathtaking views from a whitewashed cave house? This Cycladic house belongs to a family of architects, who renovated the structure as part of a traditional complex of cave houses. It has two bedrooms, a sloped terrace with a lounge area, a hot tub, and modern amenities such as air-conditioning and WiFi. You’re only a short walk away from the main pedestrian street of Oia, but if you ask us, the real Santorini is right here. 

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5. The Vima Villa in the inland village of Emporio

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14 Best Airbnb Homes in the Greek Islands

Listing name: Vima Villa. Traditional, Modern, Luxury
Listing type: Cycladic house 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

A traditional villa constructed more than 300 years ago, Vima Villa is tucked away amidst an enchanting labyrinth of restaurants, tavernas, churches, and quaint cafés that serve yoghurt parfaits. It sits in the whitewashed village of Emporio, a soothing alternative to the busier parts of the island. Under the climbing vines of the patio, you can unwind with a glass of wine at a daybed and a dining area with a Jacuzzi, overlooking the Aegean Sea

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Also read: 10 Stunning Airbnbs in Santorini That Are Worth the Splurge

Airbnb vacation homes in Mykonos, Greece

6. The vibrant apartment in Mykonos

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Listing name: Traditional mykonian house with stunning sea view
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

Looking for a home away from home in Mykonos? This vibrant apartment boasts a strategic location that’s just five minutes away from the liveliest restaurants and bars in town. But it also gives you the best of both worlds. A peaceful retreat away from the party-till-dawn scene, this one-bedroom has the ambience of an oceanside cottage. Plus, the shaded terrace is a lovely place to watch the sunset. 

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7. The family-friendly home with a central location

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Listing name: Cosmo Luxe – 8 pax with Jacuzzi, Mykonos center
Listing type: Entire house 
Max. no. of guests: 8
No. of bedrooms: 3

With enough room for up to eight people, this family-friendly home in the heart of Mykonos comes highly recommended for travellers who need space to move around. For its sophisticated design, this Airbnb in Mykonos has been featured by magazines in Greece. The house is fitted with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room with a comfortable sofa, and a large terrace with a Jacuzzi. From the terrace, you can appreciate a unique view of the island’s houses and feel the pulse of the town below. 

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8. The studio with a dining table facing the Aegean Sea

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Listing name: Biatriza’s Summer Shelter 1
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

Here’s an apartment we’d bookmark for the views. Biatriza’s Summer Shelter flaunts a wide terrace and a dining table that’s simply begging for you to set up a breakfast picnic. Upon entry, the minimalist bedroom and soft grey furniture are just as aesthetically pleasing. You can whip up a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Or, lounge on the sofa beds by the window. But what truly steals the show at this studio are the sunsets over the Aegean Sea. 

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Also read: 7 Picture-Perfect Airbnbs in Mykonos, Greece 

Airbnb vacation homes in Athens, Greece

9. The modern apartment in sight of the Acropolis

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Listing name: Modern flat in the grounds of Acropolis monuments
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 7
No. of bedrooms: 2

If your Airbnb in Athens doesn’t surprise you with ancient Greek monuments from the moment you walk in, what’s the point? From the balcony to the window of the living room, you can see both the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum — almost like they’re your next-door-neighbour. Guests at this modern two-bedroom apartment can count themselves lucky, for they get to enjoy shopping and sightseeing in the historical centre of Athens. 

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10. The penthouse with a private roof garden over Athens

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Listing name: Diamond Penthouse + Roofgarden with View 
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

For a hidden gem in Athens, The Diamond Penthouse beckons to guests with its beautiful roof garden. You can bring up a glass of wine up to the terrace, where the outdoor seating area and the romantic lighting are ideal for alfresco dining. Ira and George’s apartment is tucked away in a safe residential neighbourhood, which offers a calming oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s perfect for almost any occasion, be it a relaxing getaway or a date night for two. 

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11. The boutique apartment with a special view of the Parthenon

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Listing name: AMAZING PENTHOUSE – ACROPOLIS VIEW PRIVATE TERRACE
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 2 

Located in the Monastiraki neighbourhood of Athens, this penthouse apartment with a balcony offers views of the Plaka and the Acropolis without breaking the bank. Inside, you can relish your coffee and breakfast from the balcony, as the Parthenon looms in the distance. The two-bedroom apartment also grants easy access to tourist sites like Monastiraki Square, Ermou Street, Varvakeios Market, and the Temple of Hephaestus. This Airbnb in Athens serves as a home base for eye-opening discoveries in the capital of Greece. Oh, and have you ever tasted Greek coffee before? Luckily, it’s on the house. 

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Also read: 10 Beautiful Airbnbs in Athens for the Perfect Grecian Holiday

Unique rentals in the Greek Islands that you can book on Airbnb

12. The charming stone villa in Chania, Crete

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Listing name: Luxurious stone villa in Crete
Listing type: Cave
Max. no. of guests: 2 
No. of bedrooms: 1

Fancy staying in a traditional house in Crete? Situated on the biggest island of Greece, this charming stone villa offers a unique experience in a cave house. Past guests were left in awe at the sights that greeted them at this home base, from the fabulous sunsets on Kissamos Bay to the sound of the goats’ bells coming from the hill. Besides the leisurely way of life in a sleepy village, you can enjoy a great location to tourist hotspots, such as Elafonisi Beach, Balos Beach, and Falasarna Beach

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13. The Casa Filakopi farmhouse in Milos

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Listing name: CASA FILAKOPI 
Listing type: Cycladic house 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

Tired of the usual stomping grounds on the Greek Islands? Check out Casa Filakopi, a restored farmhouse that offers guests a luxurious and meaningful stay. It’s located in Milos, one of the quieter destinations for beach-hopping in Greece. It boasts of two spacious bedrooms, a well-stocked kitchen, a garden with a hammock, and a terrace for candle-lit dinners or stargazing at night. Compared to mainstream tourist spots in Greece, this Airbnb in Milos stands out for its refreshing change of pace. As one of the guests playfully remarked: “If you’re tired of drones and influencers in Santorini, come visit Milos and stay here.” 

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14. The Cycladic house with limitless ocean views in Treis Ekklisies

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Listing name: Cozy seaview terrace where time stops & world ends
Listing type: Cycladic house 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

Described as the place where “time stops [and the] world ends,” this Cycladic house in Treis Ekklisies is one of the most stunning Airbnbs in Greece. Here, you have everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are two tastefully decorated bedrooms and a well-stocked kitchen with olive oil and spices. Furthermore, the hosts George and Anna like to surprise guests with a delicious homemade meal upon arrival. Outside, you can savour aperitif at the shaded terrace and take in incredible views from this sapphire abode. That you’re just a short walk away from beaches and hiking trails in Crete makes the deal even sweeter. 

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Also read: Beyond Santorini and Mykonos: 8 Fairytale Islands in Greece You Need to Visit 

There you have it: The best Airbnbs in Greece for your island-hopping adventures under the Mediterranean sun. Which of these vacation homes across the Greek Islands caught your eye? 

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Tiffany Conde
Tiffany Conde

Tiffany is a writer who covers travel, food, and pop culture. She has a soft spot for stories about Japan and Italy. While she waits patiently for her next adventure, she enjoys writing about the coolest places to stay around the world and where to find them.

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