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Cottages in Greece
Located in Southeast Europe, on a crossroad between three continents, Greece is home to an epic variety of landscapes, flora, and fauna. Book a Greek cottage at the seaside, in the mountains, forests, or the fields, and marvel at the views from your window. You can finally enjoy a trip to Greece while being away from the crowds!
How is the weather in Greece?
Greece is one of the most popular summer destinations although, also during the other seasons, it’s a great place where you can enjoy a lovely holiday. The country has a Mediterranean climate, which means dry and hot summers and wet and mild winters. In some parts of Greece, such as Athens, the average daily temperature in January is 9.5 °C. Did you know that in Greece you can practice skiing? That’s right! The country has several slopes and during that time of the year, you might find everything at a lower price than in the peak season. During July and August, the temperature can reach 31-32 °C. Therefore, delight yourself with a cold drink while admiring the turquoise-blue views of the water and the golden sandy beaches.
Have you thought about spending the Easter vacation in a holiday house in Greece? What you should know is that Greece is an Orthodox country. Therefore, Easter is usually celebrated later than in the countries that follow the Catholic religion. However, there are several worth-trying Orthodox traditions for Easter, such as the midnight service that you will be able to attend at any church in the country, painting and cracking eggs, and tasting lamb or any other delicacies specially prepared for this occasion. Even though the weather is warming up during spring, don’t leave your jacket at home because the nights are quite cool. Now you have all the information you need to go on a trip to Greece. The last step for a perfect vacation is to book one of the Greek holiday houses from Nature.house. Hurry up!
Where can you stay in a cottage in Greece?
The Ionian Islands
In the Ionian Islands, we have amazing Greek cottages, tiny houses, and villas with views of the sea. The splendid landscapes and the calming atmosphere is where you can come to peace with nature. Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, and Lefkada are the main Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. If you go on a trip to Greece, you won’t go wrong by choosing the eastern coast as well. The Aegean Islands of the Aegean Sea are also quite popular, but our nature houses are always situated away from the crowds. This way you can relax in the unbothered peace and quietness of mass tourism.
The North Aegean Islands
Visit the North Aegean Islands and the beautiful Lesbos - green forests blanket the mountains, creating a picture that is worth a thousand words. The island is named the Emerald Island because of its rich flora community. More than half of all land is forested. 11 million olive trees and other fruit trees occupy 40% of the land, while the rest of the woodlands cover 20% and consist of pines, chestnut trees, and oaks. The rest of the vegetation is made of scrubs and grassland, and only the urban areas are not green. On Nature.house you can rent a Greek house in this beautiful region.
The South Aegean Islands
As for the South Aegean Islands, there you can find Rhodes Island and its fairytale ancient city. The Medieval Old Town of the walled city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island welcomes around 1,4 million visitors each year, but it used to be worldwide famous in historical times as well. Back then, it was renowned for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Rhodes lies 363 kilometers southeast of the mainland of Greece. It is actually closer to Turkey, within just 18 kilometers distance from the country’s southern shore. It’s probably best if you combine your Turkey vacation with your visit to Rhodes.
Still, if you decide to visit the island, expect to find spectacular sandy beaches and coves with transparent waters. This makes Rhodes perfect for swimming, snorkeling, diving, or just any water adventures. Wind and kite surfing are best practiced on the southernmost coast of the island - Cape Prasonisi offers ideal wind conditions. The natural beauty of the island continues inland with forest-cloaked mountains and pastures with citrus, olive groves, vineyards. Rent a holiday house in Greece, ramble in the countryside, and soak in the atmosphere of this idyllic place. Indeed, Rhodes never fails to amaze. There you’ll also see the well-known Pythian Temple of Apollo, the god of music, art, poetry, and many others. The South Aegean Sea is the home of islands with volcanoes. Only three of the volcanoes have erupted, and the most active of them is centered in the famous Santorini.
It is a region located in the north-western part of Greece. Western Macedonia can be considered a green paradise as it has 11 NATURA protected areas, 2 National Parks, several streams, and charming natural spots. According to archeological evidence, the history of this region dates back to the Neolithic period. However, over time it was occupied by Romans and Ottoman Turks that have influenced the architecture, traditions, and cuisine of Western Macedonia. However, everywhere you are in Greece you will be welcome with the typical Greek hospitality and friendliness. Did you know that in Western Macedonia you can find the highest tectonic lakes in the Balkans that are one million years old? That’s the truth! You should definitely pay a visit to Florina's Megali Prespa and Mikri Prespa Lakes. Have we already piqued your curiosity? Great, this means you must go and see all of this. Click here and you will find on Nature.house all the available Greek houses in Western Macedonia.
Rent a holiday house in Greece
When you think of Greece what instantly comes to your mind are the golden sandy beaches and the marvelous turquoise-blue waters. Also, the southeastern country is well-known for its historical heritage dating back to Ancient Greece (does the Acropolis sound familiar to you?), music, and culinary delights, such as tzatziki, gyros, souvlaki, moussaka, and many more. The words that best describe the locals are hospitable, friendly, and full of life. If you are planning to go on a break to Greece, have dinner at least one evening at one of the typical Greek tavernas. You can enjoy delicious seafood or other types of dishes while listening to some live songs played at the bouzouki. Even if you go there just for a weekend break, you will definitely be able to recharge your batteries and come back home with a lot of lovely memories.
The itinerary is almost ready. Have you rented one of our holiday houses in Greece? If not yet, you can continue reading and you will find out more about the types of Greek houses available on Nature.house. For those who are adventurous and are looking for a unique experience, staying in a tent, treehouse, or yurt might sound tempting. However, there are also apartments, villas with private pools, stugas, chalets, and farmhouses that will offer you the desired comfort in the heart of nature. Perhaps you are willing to see how the locals live a simple life away from the crowded cities, in this case, you should book an agriturismo accommodation, such as a farmhouse. If you are planning to go with your children or you simply want to have several facilities nearby you, Nature.house has several holiday houses in Greece that are located in small and less busy holiday parks.
Nature.house has adapted to the recent desire of customers to minimise their contact with landlords or other people during their stay in a Greek house. Therefore, for some of our holiday houses in Greece, you will see the “contactless stay” green label, which means that you don’t have to come into contact with anyone during your stay and do not have to share rooms. Also, the key is ready and the breakfast is already prepared without you meeting anyone else. In the past few years, more and more people have been looking for a Greek holiday house in a secluded place where they can admire the beauty of nature in complete silence and without coming into contact with someone else. On the website of Nature.house, you can find a multitude of Greek cottages, cabins, or apartments that have a green label. Check it out now!
What can you do when you’re staying in a Greek cottage?
Our Greek cottages are the perfect place for your holiday because the splendid landscapes will unfold before your eyes. Whether it’s the aquamarine seas or the sheer cliffs of the mountains, you’ll always have a view that will take your breath away. The other great thing is that you have a backdrop of outdoor activities on your doorstep! The marvelous climate and natural features make Greece an ideal place for seaside holidays, mountaineering, and more adrenaline-fueled sports. Go on a hiking trip to one of the national parks or natural areas and admire the views from the top. You can also choose cycling or mountain biking if you really want a crazy adventure. White-water rafting in one of the rivers is also quite fun. Even though the rivers in Greece are predominantly small, they rush at high speed so the adventure is guaranteed. Kayaking, canoeing, paddling, surfing, all these activities will get your wild spirit come to life. For the experienced sportspersons, we can suggest rock climbing and canyoning. Wake your survival instincts up and get your adrenaline pumping. It’s a life-changing experience!
If you’re not the most sporty person, then you can just simply rest by the pool of your cottage in Greece. Make this a soulful experience and meditate in the stillness of the environment. Listen to the bubbling stream nearby, the wind blowing the trees, the crashing waves of the sea, or the bees humming around the colorful meadows. Recharge your batteries and get a full digital detox in the natural environment. Staying in a Greek house in nature is the holistic healing of your mind, body, and soul. If that’s what you’re looking for, check our Greek cottages hidden in the nature of the country's biggest islands Crete and Evia. Choose the most suitable home for your break. Greece is also famous for its long history and historical heritage. Scattered throughout the country you can still find remains of antiquity, and get a real flavor of ancient times. Are you ready for a cultural trip to Greece? Then start with your booking right away! You can also check our last minute offers and get the best deal for your stay in a holiday house in Greece.
Greece - a sun-drenched country with alluring nature
Greece is a real paradise for nature lovers. Most of all, travellers have a trip to Greece for the remarkable beaches and islands of the four seas that surround it. You’ll find the Cretan and Libyan Seas in the south of the country. The Ionian Sea touches the western coast, including the peninsula Peloponnese, while the eastern part of Greece borders the Aegean Sea. There you'll find the beautiful region of Thessaly and its naturalistic Sporades Islands. The touristic appeal of the islands peaks in the summer, but the other seasons offer just as amazing views of brightly coloured forests (in spring) and a fiery palette of pastel colors (in autumn). The weather is mild and sunny, creating the perfect environment for outdoor adventures. You can rent a Greek house to be even closer to these places!
The scenery of Greece doesn’t just end with the sea and beaches. There’s a profusion of remarkable vistas in the mainland and hinterland of the islands as well. Roaring rivers and tranquil lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, and wetlands that are full of life, beautiful gorges, and blue caves carved in the waters. There’s an abundance of lush green pastures, gardens, and woodlands, but also mesmerizing dunes found in the Gomati Desert. The restless mountains with soaring peaks and impressive rock formations like the Petrino Dasos draw hikers and mountaineers from all over the world. Greece has an abundance of beaches and islands, but the country is mainly mountainous. There are around 40 mountain ranges that rise above 2,000 meters. The highest mountain is situated in the region of Macedonia, and it elevates at 2,917 meters in the Mytikas peak. This is namely Mount Olympus that, according to mythology, was the proud home of the Greek gods. The mountains of Greece are greatly appreciated and valued for their biodiversity and unique ecosystems, influenced by Europe, Africa, and Asia. This is why the areas are protected. Some of the most exotic animal species include the tortoise, chameleon, and the stellagama. In the sea, you can spot many dolphins and even swim with them! The marine animal community also includes swordfish, tuna, squid, and mackerel. Already curious? Plan a trip to Greece and book one of the Greek holiday houses on Nature.house!
Natural wonders of Greece
Melissani Lake Cave
If you are planning a trip to Greece, you should add the Melissani Lake Cave to your itinerary. The lake cave of Melissani is a magical place situated on the splendid island of Kefalonia. As you arrive there, it will remind you of the children's stories with mermaids. Unfortunately, you won’t see any mermaids but you will be impressed by the turquoise-blue colour of the water and the unique shape of the cave. However, the mythological stories say that the name originates from one of Pan’s nymphs. He was the Greek god of the wild who used that place as a sanctuary, alongside his nymphs. From ancient times we go directly to the 20th century, more exactly in 1951, when the Melissani Cave was rediscovered by the paleontologist Giannis Petrochilos. Nowadays, you can explore this unique geological heritage by boats that go through an underground tunnel. Another interesting fact is that the cave’s lake is 20 meters below the surface.
Volcanic Rocks of Falakro
What a spectacular landscape on the island of Lemnos, also known as Limnos! It is located in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea, which is famous for its sandy beaches and relaxing atmosphere. The volcanic rocks of Falakro or Fragokefala date back to the Miocene era and are considered to be dormant (the volcano is still active but there is a low possibility of erupting again). Moreover, the rocks were formed as a result of the solidification of the lava. That explains the uncommon shape of them.
Discover one of the hidden gems of the Greek region of Peloponnese, near the city of Kalamata. The name “polylimnio” would be translated into “many lakes”, which refers to the 15 lakes and waterfalls that you can see there. Polylimnio can be perfectly described by the words “unspoiled nature”. Before you will reach the stunning waterfalls, you will need to go through forests, lush, and gorges. Don’t forget to take your swimsuit and a hat to protect you from the sun. Also, pack some snacks and drinks and enjoy a lovely picnic in this unique place. Experience this during your trip to Greece and enjoy your evenings in a Greek house!