Famous for whitewashed cottages, cobblestone streets, and clear blue waters, the Greek islands offer a perfect blend of culture and nightlife. You can clink glasses of ouzo at a seaside taverna, schedule a day of wellness at a local spa, and sample many Mediterranean staples such as kalamata olives, layers of cheesy moussaka, fresh feta cheese, and the catch of the day.

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Each of the islands of this region has a unique landscape and offerings. Santorini is the ideal balance if you seek wellness and stunning coastal views while Mykonos is best known for its parties and dining scene. Corfu is the best choice if you want to spend your vacation immersed in nature, and Zakynthos is the photographer’s dream and the most Instagrammed island of the bunch.

If you’re considering a trip to Greece, or just want to daydream about it, here are some of the best Greek Airbnb rentals on the islands.

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Airbnbs in Santorini, Greece

The best known of Greek’s islands. Blue-domed historic buildings line the islands, making it instantly recognizable and an iconic part of any travelers’ Mediterranean itinerary. There are many great Santorini hikes, and these Santorini Airbnbs showcase the best of the island.

Infinity Suite, Pyrgos, Santorini

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A complex of three suites, each one equipped with a private heated jacuzzi, Infinity Suite treats you to a bird’s-eye view of the coastal village of Pyrgos below. Designed for maximum coziness, the Airbnb features minimalist decor and authentic Greek furniture. Each suite has its own kitchen and lounge.

You’ll be able to watch the sunrise and enjoy a hearty Mediterranean breakfast on your private terrace. Here, you can wind down with a glass of Prosecco in the shared pool after a long day of exploring the island. Away from the crowds, Pyrgos is one of the quietest areas of Santorini.

Price: Varies depending on unit

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Andromaches Villa with private pool

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This Santorini Airbnb is what dreams of Greek travel are made of. An infinity pool overlooking the sea, classic white architecture, and a gorgeous interior with pristine views from every room. You’ll be nearby to several villages, but with views like these, we wouldn’t blame you if you spend the entire trip lounging at the villa.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $360 per night

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Airbnbs in Mykonos, Greece

The Island of the Winds, Mykonos is colorful, diverse, and rich in cultural and natural history. Mykonos Airbnbs like those listed here put you near both the sea and some of the best dining — and sightseeing — you’ll ever do.

House in Orno Beach, Mykonos

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This beachfront apartment is welcoming with a modern interior, sunny patio, and a lovely view of Orno Beach. The apartment sleeps up to five with its queen-size and two single beds, including a sofa — perfect if you have a group or family. You also have access to a shared pool and a newly installed private jacuzzi.

With plenty of bars, restaurants, and supermarkets, Orno Beach gives you a taste of the Mykonos buzz while still keeping a two-mile distance from the island’s busiest town. The apartment offers private parking if you’re adventurous enough and want to rent an ATV and traverse Mykonos on four wheels.

Price: $412 per night

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Private studio in a family-run hotel, Mykonos

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If you want to immerse yourself in the local island nightlife while still being able to retreat to a quiet space at night, you’ll find your perfect match at this beachfront family-run hotel in Mykonos. Located right next to the iconic Scorpio’s bar — a hub for live DJ sets and wellness, the hotel is operated by a local couple and offers private rooms with single or double beds.

The row of beach villages — Paraga, Paradise, and Platis Gialos, all within a five-minute walk from each other — is known for its bustling social scene. This hotel lies within Agia Anna Paraga in the southwest corner of Mykonos. The hotel’s studios sleep up to four guests and are equipped with a kingsize and a single bed.

Price: $97 per night

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Villa Orion with magnificent sea view

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For Greek Island Airbnb luxury, it gets no better than this Myknonos mansion. The island’s hills surround you, creating a peaceful retreat that packs in luxury without sacrificing any convenience (town is just up the way). Access to the sea is a breeze, and if you plan to impress family or friends with your lodging, there’s no better place to do it.

Twelve guests, five bedrooms
Price: $447 per night

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Airbnbs in Crete, Greece

As the most populous island in Greece, Crete is a first stop for many international travelers making their way across the Greek islands. Airbnbs are the best way to stay like a local here, with infinity pools overlooking the water and gorgeous views of the rolling hills.

Villa Vittoria

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Heated pool, epic sea views, and a luxurious interior make this one of the best Airbnbs on the Greek islands. You’ll relax like royalty with the option to have a masseuse visit onsite, several beaches within a stroll’s distance, and the perfect jacuzzi. No Crete Airbnb better captures the spirit of the island, and by that, we mean a luxury retreat right on the water.

Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $336 per night

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Altera-Hebe Beach villa (adults only)

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Relax knowing that there won’t be screaming kids or loud family reunions happening right around you at this high-end but attainable Crete Airbnb villa. It’s situated on the south coast with a cozy community just beyond its confines — you’ll find cafes and shops along with pubs and easy access to the beach. Greek island life doesn’t get any better!

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $284 per night

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Airbnbs in Corfu, Greece

Also known as Kerkyra, Corfu is located in the Ionian Sea and is known for its deep green forests, excellent natural exploration, and the bluest water in the world. These Corfu Airbnbs are the perfect example.

Villa Kamaritis, Corfu

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Located in the heart of a four-acre private garden, this island villa pampers you with a large swimming pool and allows you to decompress surrounded by a dense pine forest. You can rent a private room within the villa that comes with its own bathroom, while the rest of the space is shared with the family who owns the property. And according to Airbnb reviews, the lady of the house makes the best breakfast on the island.

Price: $56 per night

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Mouragia boutique apartment

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To experience the best of both Greek island town life and coastal views, this is the Airbnb for you. It’s quaint and perfectly situated in Kerkira, with everything you need right there. The views out over the water are the stuff of Instagram legend, and your trip can perfectly alternate between relaxing on the patio and exploring the town.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $97 per night

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Airbnbs in Milos, Greece

It’s easy to see the volcanic history of Milos from the air or on the ground. Life seems to flow smoothly here, guided by the mellow tides of the Mediterranean. These Milos Airbnbs showcase one of the best islands in Greece.

Stefanos villa Lagonisi

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Milos Airbnbs are known for being perfectly ambient, moreso situated to the tranquil natural setting of the island than what you’ll find on the more party-centric isles. This villa is a perfect example, well-lit even at night and fit for everything from couples’ adventure trips to business retreats. Grab a handful of your crew and live like royalty on one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.

Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $221 per night

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A gem next to the sea

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Convenience is the name of the game at this Milos Airbnb. It’s in town and near the airport, with the sea right there and all the fixings you need to chill inside the villa — including a great kitchen. The soaking tub in the restroom is one of the true perks of this unit, a great way to unwind after a trip down to the shore.

Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $75 per night

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Airbnbs in Hydra, Greece

Easy to get to due to it being one of the islands closest to Athens, Hydra is an easy weekend, overnight escape, or even a day trip from Athens for those visiting the Greek mainland. These Hydra Airbnbs give you the best experience on the island.

Thermesea Luxury Lodge, Hydra

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If you’re looking to get away from it all, head over to Hydra — the low-key Greek island where most vehicles have been banned. Here, you can roam the streets freely, enjoy tons of nature, and raise a glass of mastiha at the end of a relaxing day. The island is perfect for sailing and offers stunning views all around.

The Thermesea Airbnb is spacious and accommodates up to three guests. You can take in the unobstructed mountain views from your lounge chair by the pool and start your day with a jaw-dropping view of the Saronic Gulf from a private 370-foot balcony. A path leads down to the beach below the villa offering a short thirty-second walk to the sandy beaches of the Aegean Sea.

Price: $240 per night

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The Pinotsi House

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Located in the neighborhood of Kiafa, you’ll have easy access to the best of Hydra from this Airbnb. Its views over the hillside town are epic, while the stone interior is resemblant of a medieval castle. No deck in Greece is better for taking in sundowners as the colors of the sky shift between bright shades of orange, blue, and red.

Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $211 per night

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Airbnbs in Naxos, Greece

Deep in the Aegean, Naxos is a great place to escape from it all. Airbnbs on Naxos tend to offer great ocean views, be luxurious but approachable financially, and have plenty of space.

Deluxe Sea-View Suite at Glaronissi Beach, Naxos

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If you’re looking to rejuvenate your soul and take full advantage of the Mediterranean sun, Naxos is the perfect island for you. Calmer and more affordable than neighboring Mykonos, Naxos has plenty of clean, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters to wash the stress away. Kick back with a glass of wine or ouzo and meditate on the rolling waves in the coastal village of Plaka.

The private studio is chic, cozy, and spacious, decorated in traditional Greek fashion with whitewashed walls and sparkling marble. You can watch the sunrise on the private stone patio, followed by an extensive complimentary breakfast consisting of juice, pastries, fresh fruit, bagels, and homemade cake. The village of Plaka is perfect for an evening stroll, inviting you with a myriad of family-run tavernas offering cold wine and fresh seafood.

Price: $49 per night

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Irianna of Naxos Maisonette House with Pool & View

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Charm, elegance, and a good swim. These are necessities of Greek island Airbnbs, especially on Naxos, and this villa fits the bill perfectly. The home has two floors with a large living space, well-equipped kitchen, and of course, one of the best patios on the island for enjoying a glass of wine and a good conversation.

Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $255 per night

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Airbnbs in Paros, Greece

This Cyclades island is the best place to see how Greek island life has evolved over the past century. Paros has seen immense growth in visitation during that time, and Paros Airbnbs allow you to live this modernization.

Krios luxury suite gold

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The view from this pool is worth waking up early for. Lounge on the pool deck overlooking the crescent bay, ships sailing by to add a dose of flavor to your photos. The well-trimmed interior is the kind of place that you actually want to spend time, as opposed to a rigid Airbnb that you just want to get out of.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $228 per night

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Airbnbs in Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes is ideal for groups of travelers in which each person has a different interest. You can party here as easily as you can lounge by the water.  Or, dive into the culture and cuisine before taking sundowners on the balcony of your Rhodes Airbnb. Of all Mediterranean islands, Rhodes is the perhaps the most unique.

Cozy studio, Rhodes

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Rhodes is Greece’s most charming island that has managed to remain under the radar. The capital and largest territory of the Dodecanese, Rhodes is the home to thousands of years worth of history. Its quaint old town will make you feel as if you’ve stepped in the epoch of Alexander the Great, surrounded by fortress ruins and storybook towers. If you’re a history buff, you’ll feel right at home here. Rhodes offers plenty of beautiful views and easy access to the Mediterranean’s turquoise waters.

This cozy Airbnb is located within a housing complex and offers a large shared pool; a green, spacious lawn; and a private balcony. There is a restaurant and bar onsite, serving traditional island cuisine and cocktails.

Price: $103 per night

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Airbnbs in Zakynthos

Bring your hiking boots if you plan to stay on Zakynthos. Airbnbs on the island tend to offer epic natural exploration and easy access to great bars, restaurants, and cultural attractions including the famous Shipwreck Beach.

The Donkey Bay Towers, Zakynthos

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Zakynthos has become something of an Instagram superstar over the last few years, with its romantic cobblestone streets, vibrant flowers, and clear waters. This is your spot if you’re looking for a wellness destination that will elevate your social media game.

A luxurious bed and breakfast decorated with authentic stone and flowing white curtains, this Airbnb is ideal for a romantic getaway. Overlooking the Bay of Bouka and within steps from Tsilivi Beach, the studio is private and comfortable, and the staff prides itself on enviable culinary skills which they happily put into work.

Price: $188 per night

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