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GIC The Villa Collection (GIC) continues to expand and strengthen its portfolio in the Greek islands, securing its position as one of the leading villa specialists to the country.

From Kefalonia, Ithaca and Meganissi in the Ionian, to the north Aegean island of Samos and the diverse island Crete, each location offers villas ideal for larger families, groups of friends, or couples seeking to enjoy both the modern and traditional.

Sample the joys of living like a local in Greece…

GIC Kefalonia

New property highlights include: 

The Seasons Villas, KefaloniaThese four luxurious villas, with stunning panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, offer easy access to the beach, with its pure white sand and crystal blue waters. With a choice of two-bedroom and four-bedroom villas, plus an inviting shared pool, it’s the ideal spot for a multi-generational holiday.Each villa, named after the seasons, is spacious and modern; guests can relax on a private terrace, listening to the chorus of birdsong, whilst looking out over the lush, tranquil gardens. Sunsets are a real highlight as you sip a glass of wine without a care in the world. The traditional village of Svoronata, known for its fruit orchards and wildflowers, is nearby and, with a car included, you can explore the island at your own pace.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,132 (four sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 23kg hold luggage per person, and car hire.Villa Claire, Kefalonia: An exceptional family villa that offers a myriad of amenities for sea lovers. Nestled right in front of the beach, this two-storey, three-bedroom villa boasts breathtaking mountain and sea views. It is conveniently located – within walking distance of the port of Sami – which offers a good range of family-friendly tavernas. This smart and comfortable property has a well-equipped kitchen, and patio doors opening on to the picturesque private pool and terrace, where guests can relax and soak up the sun on loungers. Why not use the convenient barbecue to dine alfresco, around the pool and lawns? Villa Claire is truly a wonderful retreat for those seeking a peaceful and luxurious seaside getaway.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,737 (six sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 23kg hold luggage per person, and car hire.Villa Michaela, Kefalonia:  Couples seeking a romantic escape will fall in love with Villa Michaela. This charming villa is a true paradise, with modern décor that is both tasteful and inviting. The entire villa is located on one floor, with a private swimming pool at the front that’s surrounded by a beautiful lawn. The living room, dining room, and kitchen with patio doors leading to the pool terrace together create a serene atmosphere in which to relax and unwind in this delightful property. Anti Sami beach offers a wonderful stretch of sandy shoreline with water sports, a 30-minute walk away. Villa Michaela is a great base for exploring the island, from Fiscardo in the north to Argostoli in the south. You can also enjoy a day trip to Ithaca, just an hour’s boat ride from Sami harbour.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,506pp (two sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 23kg hold luggage per person, and car hire.Villa Theano, Kefalonia: Indulge in the ultimate experience at Villa Theano, in a stunning location with the sea right in front of you. This lovely villa offers breathtaking views of the azure-blue waters from its garden, with access to the beach through a gate on the property, it’s only a five-minute walk away from the port at Sami Village. Boasting excellent tavernas, a mini-market, and bars, you won’t need a car to explore the beautiful surroundings. Villa Theano is a traditional stone-built two-bedroom villa that is cool and spacious, with a lounge, diner, and fully-equipped kitchen. Outside, there’s a big, covered pergola terrace, perfect for al fresco dining, which leads to the pool area, with its large, L-shaped pool and plenty of loungers.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,241pp (four sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 23kg hold luggage per person, and transfers.

Ithaca, GIC Villas

Costa’s House, IthacaLike the idea of waking up every morning to a spectacular view of the blue Ionian Sea and boats sailing into Kioni harbour? Each of the three bedrooms in Costa’s House opens straight on to its own balcony, overlooking the little town’s waterfront. Set just above the bustle of Kioni harbour, Costa’s House is directly connected to the waterfront by 100 steps and it combines convenience with quiet seclusion. The climb is well worth it for the view. The large patio area is great for dinner or lounging in the sun and whiling away the afternoon, watching the comings and goings at the little port.

A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,104pp (six sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 23kg hold luggage per person, ferry transfers, and shared transfers throughout.Villa Emmelia, Ithaca: Newly-renovated Villa Emmelia, in Stavros, on the Greek island of Ithaca, has stunning private grounds with a swimming pool, sea views down to Frikes Bay and across Platrithia to Afales, and the island of Lefkada in the north. Villa Emmelia unites comfort and style with a hint of tradition in the décor, plus thoughtful touches that will make your holiday special and memorable. Comfortably housing up to eight guests across the main villa and the self-contained studio, it’s ideal for entertaining and dining under the pergola or the stars, sitting by the pool or finding a quiet corner to contemplate life as you watch the sun set. An easy six-minute walk down the hill will place you right in the centre of the village, among traditional tavernas serving meals cooked from recipes handed down over centuries, quaint cafés/bars, and a bakery. Polis beach is also a short walk away. A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,251pp (six sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 20kg hold luggage per person, ferry transfers, and car hire on Ithaca.

Crete GIC Villa Collection

Villa Kamares, Crete: This two-bedroom villa is built over three floors and stands in its own gardens in the traditional hamlet of Macheri – a 40-minute drive (but a world away) from Chania and the airport. The surroundings and views are glorious, with the rolling green hills of the beautiful Apokoronas region as backdrop. Villa Kamares combines traditional character along with comfort, genuine Cretan warmth and hospitality. A big stone-covered terrace – the perfect breakfast venue – offers lovely views of the White Mountains and the rolling countryside down to Kalives and the sea. There is a further patio surrounded by verdant gardens and mulberry trees, a BBQ, and a refreshing swimming pool. This is a beautiful Cretan home-from-home, that will live long in the memory of its guests. A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,132pp (four sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 20kg hold luggage per person, and car hire.Villa Mimaze, Crete: Villa Mimaze packs in style along with the utmost attention to detail. It’s located just 10m from the beach and 500m from the centre of Elounda, with its bars, restaurants and shops. The property is spacious, on two floors, with four bedrooms (three with king-sized beds and one with two single beds), plus four en-suite bathrooms; it accommodates up to ten. Guests will take in uninterrupted views of the sea whilst enjoying their meals. This villa is also particularly beautiful in the mornings, as natural light floods in from the large windows that surround it. Both adults and children will enjoy the outdoor area, where the main feature is the private swimming pool and Jacuzzi – not forgetting the spectacular sea views of Elounda. This brand-new villa is the perfect place to enjoy with family or friends. A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,117pp (eight sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 23kg hold luggage per person, and private transfers.

Sivota GIC Villas

Christina Villa, Sivota: Perched on a hillside overlooking the Ionian Sea, Christina Villa is a wonderful base for your holiday. Its sleek, modern design makes the most of the villa’s famed sea views through floor-to-ceiling windows, seamlessly blending the indoor and outdoor living spaces. Outdoors, indulge in the luxuries of an infinity pool that appears to spill into the sea below, and a hot tub from where you can watch the sunset with a glass of wine. Inside, Villa Christina exudes elegance, with a thoughtfully-designed open-plan living and dining area in which to entertain and enjoy meals together. Comfortably sleeping up to eight people, this peaceful villa location feels completely private. As a guest, enjoy VIP access to the exclusive hotel Domotel Aghios Nikolas’s beach club and beach bar, and take advantage of its five-star concierge services. With spectacular vistas, ultra-modern comforts, and the privilege of hotel perks, Villa Christina makes an unforgettable escape for friends and family alike.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,624pp (eight sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 20kg hold luggage per person, and car hire.Villa Benedetta, Sivota: Nestled on a peaceful, tree-lined hillside, Villa Benedetta offers a chance to experience pure relaxation. Overlooking the azure Ionian Sea, near to the laid-back Bay of Sivota, the villa is enveloped by green rolling hills. Soak up the local atmosphere by exploring bougainvillea-lined streets and cafés. Nearby beaches range from long stretches of sand with beach bars to remote coves that can be reached only by boat. If you are looking for something a little livelier, the picturesque town of Parga is only a short drive away. Three-bedroomed Villa Benedetta artfully blends traditional Greek elements with contemporary comforts. Stunning stone walls, vintage shutters, and a tiled roof are reminiscent of an idyllic old farmhouse, while expansive glass doors usher in modern elegance. Relax in the living area, kitted out with sleek, modern furnishings, or unwind fireside in the second lounge. The fully-equipped kitchen has everything needed to prepare delicious meals. Outside, a sun-kissed terrace and balcony overlook spectacular coastal views. Linger over cocktails on the loungers, or gather at the alfresco dining area to enjoy meals cooked over the barbecue. As the day winds down, a refreshing swim in the infinity pool promises restoration.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,616pp (six sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 20kg hold luggage per person, and car hire.Villa Lotus, Sivota: Situated in Sivota, and only 1.6 km from picturesque Zavia Beach, Villa Lotus offers an unparalleled experience of natural beauty. Nestled amidst breathtaking surroundings, this villa boasts a special combination of both captivating sea and mountain views. With its exceptional features and amenities, including two spacious bedrooms and three gorgeous bathrooms, this villa is the perfect retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation. Outside, a lavish Jacuzzi invites you to unwind in tranquillity and, as you immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings, you’ll enjoy panoramic vistas of the serene sea and majestic mountains. Dive into the refreshing waters of the private pool or simply lounge by the poolside, savouring the sun-kissed atmosphere with a beer or a glass of wine.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,364pp (five sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 20kg hold luggage per person, and car hire.

Samos GIC Villas

Villas Eleonas, Samos: Savour a luxurious stay at Eleonas Villas, located on a serene, wooded hillside above Votsalakia, just an hour’s drive from the airport. These two and three-bedroom villas feature private pools and gardens, providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway. There are 24 stone houses, all carefully designed and with plenty of trees, shrubs, and flowers to protect each villa’s privacy, peace, and views of the sea. Each property has a fully-equipped kitchen, a well-furnished living room, and spacious outdoor furnished terraces, where guests can relax on a sun lounger and bask in the glorious Greek sunshine.  Votsalakia and the beach are a ten-minute walk down the hill, where there is a good choice of small tavernas, mostly behind the long beach. Explore Samos’ hidden treasures with ease by hiring a car – just a short drive away is the pretty traditional fishing village of Ormos, offering a selection of fine harbourside fish restaurants. You’ll also find some of the island’s finest beaches, such as Psili Ammos and Limnionas, offering a little slice of Greek beach heaven, tucked away in this tranquil southwestern corner. Samos has something for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family or friends.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,190pp (four sharing a two-bedroom villa), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 20kg hold luggage per person, and car hire.Villa Okiroi, Samos: This idyllic two-bedroomed home offers a peaceful getaway. Nestled on the edge of the charming village of Balos, Villa Okiroi sits just steps from a serene pebble shoreline. The interiors blend comfort and Aegean style with an airy, open-plan living space leading to two well-appointed double bedrooms, each with an ensuite walk-in shower.  To the front is a freshwater pool and furnished terrace overlooking the inviting blue sea. Within a five-minute stroll there is the first of four local tavernas in the village, as well as a popular beachside café-taverna. Explore further with a car to find the island’s most glorious beaches and charming fishing villages.To the east, the historic capital of Pythagorion beckons, just 45 minutes’ drive via Samos’ mountain villages. With relaxation or adventure at your doorstep, Villa Okiroi is the perfect choice for families with older children.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,179pp (four sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 20kg hold luggage per person, and transfers.

Maganissi GIC Villas

Villa Anicca, Meganissi: Perched on a hilltop amidst lush surroundings, this stunning three-bedroom villa offers complete privacy and enticing sea views that extend towards Lefkas. Built and designed to the exacting standards of a 5-star hotel, Villa Anicca impresses with bespoke Cocomat products – plush bathrobes and slippers – plus Greek brand Zealots of Nature toiletries in each bathroom.  Every detail has been meticulously thought out to ensure a relaxing and indulgent stay. Tasteful furnishings and cool décor elevate the ambience of the villa’s interiors and, outside, a private swimming pool, sun terrace and dining area await. The welcoming villages of Vathy, Katomeri, and Spartochori are just a short drive away.A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,799pp (four sharing), including flights (London – alternative departures are available from regional airports), 20kg hold luggage per person, and car hire.To book any of these excellent properties, or to speak with one of the expert GIC team, please contact GIC The Villa Collection on 020 8232 9780 (www.gicthevillacollection.com).** Please note that alternative departures are available from regional airports. 

All GIC holidays include flights (with hand luggage and 20-23 kg of hold luggage per person included as standard). London and regional departure options are also available.All transport on arrival in destination (transfers, car hire, boat connections, etc.) – and the services of an experienced local representative – are also included in the price. GIC representatives live in the area year-round, have raised families in Greece and have an enviable depth of knowledge about their regions.

All GIC holidays are protected by bonds with ATOL and ABTA.

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