Island & Village Life

Greek islands & sea-side villages have a life worth exploring. Beyond the gorgeous beaches, picturesque alleys and stunning views, there is a whole world of rustic tavernas and wholesome food, friendly locals chatting in the village square, boat rides with "caicques" and the cicada-lullaby of summer evenings. In many ways, it's where the heart of the Greek summer beats the strongest.
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Sifnos: still with some virgin corners and aspects of old island life for seekers of peace and quiet, combined with high standards of hospitality for cosmopolitan visitors, Sifnos is probably the most popular of the Western Cyclades. #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Sifnos: still with some virgin corners and aspects of old island life for seekers of peace and quiet, combined with high standards of hospitality for cosmopolitan visitors, Sifnos is probably the most popular of the Western Cyclades.

Corfu is like an 18th century estate floating off the coast of Greece. The town is like a country house, somewhat tattered and worn, but beautiful, full of character and interest. The mansions and country villas of the Venetian-created aristocracy are unique in the islands. #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Paragliding in Benitsas, Corfu.the memories! I was 15 and had a holiday romance with the lad that worked on the water sports platform!

Naxos: The rolling fertility of this mountainous and well-cultivated island, its renown produce & the sandy beaches, make this island a classic choice for many tourists. #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Naxos: The rolling fertility of this mountainous and well-cultivated island, its renown produce & the sandy beaches, make this island a classic choice for many tourists.

Syros has been the capital of the Cyclades for over two hundred years, so has both cherished and upheld the quality of Cycladic culture. #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Syros has been the capital of the Cyclades for over two hundred years, so has both cherished and upheld the quality of Cycladic culture.

Zakynthos has a split personality – in the south, the wide shallow sandy beaches fringe the entire coast and are full of tourist life.  In the north however, you will find life as it is lived away from the tourists. Ancient villages, springs and ruined Venetian manor houses and estates, impressive pre-earthquake architecture set in beautiful arable uplands, olives & orchards.   #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Five Star Greece offers private villas and luxury accommodation in Zakynthos. Independent island guide to Zakynthos.

Mrs Dimitra and her dried figs and tomatoes. Serifos: Mountainous landscape, small lush valleys, whitewashed houses, sandy beaches & brilliant blue waters. #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Mrs Dimitra and her dried figs and tomatoes.

Naxos: The rolling fertility of this mountainous and well-cultivated island, its renown produce & the sandy beaches, make this island a classic choice for many tourists. #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Naxos: The rolling fertility of this mountainous and well-cultivated island, its renown produce & the sandy beaches, make this island a classic choice for many tourists.

Paxos, Greece: The smallest of the Ionian Islands. A charming landscape of ancient olive groves, punctuated by thick groves of dark cypresses that seem to paint the sky an even brighter blue. #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Paxos, Greece: The smallest of the Ionian Islands. A charming landscape of ancient olive groves, punctuated by thick groves of dark cypresses that seem to paint the sky an even brighter blue.

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