5 Airbnb Vacation Rentals in Greece For An Immersive Greek Experience - Updated 2023

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Grand, genuine, and green – perhaps a few of the best words to encapsulate the glorious land of Greece. Never since time immemorial has this enchanting nation ceased to capture hearts worldwide with its rich history, mythology, and culture, so much so it has been christened the Western cradle of civilisation. Even today, thousands continue to flock to the country for a firsthand experience of its magic.

Do away with hotels and other quintessential means of accommodation; when in Greece, why live near, or even travel to, the magic when you can live within it? Here are five extraordinary Airbnb vaction rentals for your most authentic Greek experience yet:

1. In the heart of history: penthouse in Plaka, Athens (from USD 102)

One of the best-known aspects of Greece is its mythology; you cannot visit the country and leave without experiencing the wonder of its deities. Delve into the heart of Plaka, the ‘Neighbourhood of the Gods’, and live amongst legends in this fetching apartment. Located at the centre of Greek greatness, this suite sits at the foot of the Acropolis, home to the ancient wonders of Athens. From its terrace, get a panoramic view of the ancient citadel, as well as other legendary monuments, such as Philopappos Hill (Hill of the Muses). Within the apartment, luxury awaits. White walls and furnishings of oceanic and earthy hues come together to form a living space with a Mediterranean air. After a day out, attempt some home-cooked Greek cuisine in the sleek, well-equipped kitchen … … Or unwind in the porcelain bath of the pristine, tiled bathroom. At the end of the day, curl up in one of the apartment’s two bedrooms. With Wi-Fi, books, air-conditioning, and heating, comfort is truly at your disposal for a well-deserved rest. Be sure to set aside a day for the area’s more modern focal points, just a few minutes’ walk from the suite. Admire the sights of Syntagma Square and the National Garden, or spend like a sailor at Monastiraki Flea Market or Ermou Street.

Athens, Attica, Greece
254 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the free wifi & wonderful a/c are especially appreciated
great apartment with an amazing view
great apartment with excellent access to acropolis museum restaurants cafes and shopping
the view was wonderful centrally located comfortable bed all the amenities one needs
this may be the perfect airbnb apartment
the apartment was clean and well appointed
the apartment was very clean quiet and safe
spotless throughout and comfortably furnished with all you need
the apartment is very clean very well maintained and just as pictured
the apartment is roomy and clean
andrea is a excellent host
she was very helpful
the host was accommodating and very helpful
great accommodations and great hosts
host was very friendly and available when we needed
wonderful location right in the heart of the plaka
beautiful apartment in great location
wonderful apartment in an amazing location
the location is great as well
your place was magnificent we loved the awesome location
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2. Knight life: medieval castle in Rhodes (from USD 107)

Like many other great nations, Greece too has been through tough times. Having been a subject of conquest over centuries of history, the country bears the scars of war, atrocity, and oppression of its culture, testaments to which still stand today, in the medieval Greek city of Rhodes.

Experience this era of Greek history through the Byzantine castle, a 14th-century architectural relic. In the quiet, cobblestoned Hipparchou Street, step through this Gothic doorway into the chambers where knights once slept. Leave your woes by the door as you step into the warm glow. With white walls, mellow lighting, stone arches, and wooden furnishings, the residence radiates the aura of a fairytale abode. Settle down in the cozy living room for a good read (as provided on the shelves), a cup of tea, or a conversation. Stroll around the fern-lined yard as you bask in the air of medieval royalty. The metal tables and chairs make a great space for conversation, contemplation, or a simple outdoor snack. G'night, knight! White walls, warm shades, and stone arches extend into the bedroom, where you can rest like you’re royalty after a long day in Rhodes.

House in the quarter of the Knights
Rhodes, Egeo, Greece
87 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
aircon works great big shower well equipt kitchen and pretty courtyard
the private patio was lovely a great spot to eat breakfast
air conditioning in the bedroom and due to the thick bricks the place stays nice and cool
it's a spacios comfortable and attractive apartment with excellent amenities (a nice shower a fitted kitchen)
it is also a lovely space with half circle doors onto the patio and a round shower
the apartment is massive clean and beautifully decorated
the apartment ist very clean and has a historical charme
beautiful clean apartment in a stunning location this is real gem in the historic heart of rhodes old town
host is kind and helpful
the hosts were kind and gracious
hosts were very helpful and inviting
great welcoming by our host and very pleasant place to stay
alexia was a fantastic host and her apartment beautiful
the best location in town
excellent location in the heart of the old town
location was awesome for exploring old town and other near by monuments
great location for exploring the old town
close to everything and a good value
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3. Humanistic & homely: private rooms in Skala Sikamineas, Lesbos (from USD 59)

“It is great to descend from Greece, the land that gave the light to the world,” said 19th-century French poet, Victor Hugo. While Hugo may have been speaking of the country’s contributions to civilisation, his statement holds true for the country’s most important aspect – its people.

Unknown to many, Greeks are an empathetic and generous population; so much so that they have even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. They are also expressive, friendly, and lively, with personalities so bright one cannot help but smile when around them. Experience their disposition in this family-run bed and breakfast, nestled in the quiet fishing village of Skala Sikamineas on the island of Lesbos. Wake up in this simple, yet homely room, with sunlight streaming in through balcony doors. Step out to the balcony and take in the beauty of this rural town. Head downstairs for a simple breakfast by a luxuriant garden, from where the hosts might even let you pick your produce from the greenery grown there.

I enjoyed picking oranges from the garden which were delicious and I appreciated the kitchen where I could cook and make cups of tea. There was a small area for eating and I enjoyed meeting the other guests. Marie & Lisa

How the shoreline of Lesvos looked like before volunteers cleaning it. Now, all the tourist beaches are restored and we are exploring and cleaning the more remote parts of the island.

Posted by Lighthouse Relief on Wednesday, 22 June 2016

In recent months, refugees from the Syrian conflict have been arriving on the shores of Lesbos following their harrowing journey across the Aegean Sea. Seek accommodation in this bed and breakfast, and be a part of history in the making; volunteer with a non-governmental organisation, such as Lighthouse Relief, to assist both the refugees and locals.

Private room 1 in Skala Sykamineas / Lesvos island
11 reviews  Wifi Available
Room in aparthotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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there was good wifi connection
good wifi there were some problems with my amenities which could be easily fixed
every day the room was cleaned the bed was made and i was given fresh towels
a clean and nice place with a nice host
had a wonderful stay at niki the room was clean and we had a lovely balcony
nice place in every regard very helpful
the room and the location was great
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4. Centaur’s cave: cave at Damouchari, East Pelion (from USD 411)

While Greece is most famous for its mythology, many neglect the natural beauty this country has to offer. Experience a convergence of folklore and flora in this beach cave, located at the foot of the legendary Mt Pelion. Built into a cliff face, the beach is right at your doorstep with this unique residence! Push open the pastel doors of this rocky dwelling into a stone-lined yard, where you can converse, eat, or simply relax in the shady embrace of the cliff above.

If you’re a fan of Greek myths, this experience could be magical. It is, after all, on Mt Pelion, the place where Chiron, the legendary centaur, made his home and trained ancient heroes like Achilles and Heracles. Take this opportunity to indulge your imagination; live among the dwelling of legends, in the midst of where greatness once grew. For your daily dose of vitamin D, ascend the stairs to the sun deck above for a tan while overlooking the sparkling sea. After a long day of exploring Damouchari and Mt Pelion, retreat to one of the house’s two comfortable bedrooms. The house’s interiors have the air of a sailor’s hideout, fitting of its shoreline location. With the cliff’s rocky outcrop comprising one of its walls, the guest bedroom exudes the ambience of cave living. The master bedroom spans two storeys, with a compact bathroom fitted beneath a snug, single-bed loft. The ground floor room houses a double bed, wardrobe, dresser, and even an indoor fireplace for use on chilly days. In stark contrast to the exteriors, the home’s bathrooms feel cavernous with dark stone walls, wooden counters, and glass-walled showers.

For more options at exploring, one noteworthy fact is that Damouchari was a filming location for the hit musical film, Mamma Mia! Explore this site, at the next bay over, just about a hundred metres (328 feet) from the house.

Damma Mia - A unique beachfront house!
Damouchari beach, Greece
5 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
so we do not have to worry about breakfast or lunch
the kitchen is super equipped too with nespresso machine and smoothie maker etc
the shower is delightful after a day in the salty waters
the bedrooms are very comfortable with high quality bedding and everything is meticulously thought off
evgenios is the best host you can wish to meet
a small paradise where time has no place
the location directly at the beach was perfect and truly unique
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5. Chill in a caldera: cave in Oia, Santorini (from USD 376)

A steep ascent of alabaster houses overlooking the boundless blue sea, such is the landscape of Santorini, one of Greece’s many islands and a tourist hotspot. Yet, behind this beauty lies a beast, for Santorini itself is a volcano, and its towns are built into the side of its caldera.

Experience this extraordinary convergence of man and nature through this lava cave in quiet Oia. Formerly a 19th-century sailor’s domicile, this cave now forms a luxurious holiday home, complete with Cycladic interiors and scenic views of Oia. Revel in the luxury of this hot tub. Or, simply head out to the terrace for the striking panoramic views. Wake up to a Santorini sunrise in this spacious bedroom, made even more comfortable with a memory-foam mattress. As you prepare for a day out, enter the stone-colored bathroom, given a primeval look with a walled shower and obsidian sink. Another dwelling with a Mediterranean style, the living room gives off a simple yet homely feel. Sparing touches of blue accentuate the magic of your holiday by the sea, made all the more magical by the Santorini ocean breeze. After a long day out, kick back on the sofa and enjoy some entertainment with the residence’s 3D television.

In the evenings, take a walk down to Oia Castle. Located just a few minutes from the cave, this monument is a meeting point for both residents and visitors to enjoy Oia’s majestic sunsets.

Lava Cave suite 1BR/Private Plunge Pool+Panoramic View
Santorini, Egeo, Greece
147 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Cave 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and obviously the view is mesmerising the breakfast (which also can become your lunch) is wonderful
great view cozy apartment and very romantic
the room had fresh fruits wine snacks water coffee etc
we enjoyed our stay here and especially love the heated jacuzzi pool
also there is house keeping and clean towels everyday
the staff were amazing and extremely helpful and accommodating
what a host from greeting us on our arrival to seeing us off on our departure
katrina was very kind welcome me and introduce me some place should go
she is so sweet and so helpful
katerina our host is an extremely warm and helpful person
great cave house accommodation in a prime location in santorini
the location is great not too far off the main street of oia
you cannot beat the location right in the middle of the most popular area of oia
my boyfriend and i saved up to stay at this location for our last night of our trip
perfect location with a beautiful view
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Enjoy the very best of Greece

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“What the mind and the heart is for a human being, Greece is for humanity”, wrote 18-century writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Live the legacy of Greece through these wonderful Airbnb accommodations as you embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

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