Luxury Mediterranean villas epitomise the height of summer holidays around the world. With the Med boasting a seemingly infinite supply of sun-soaked, sandy beaches, beautiful towns, villages, and lively resorts, it has come to be our favourite beach destination bar none. You can find literally thousands of luxury villas throughout the Med, and here we’re going to take a look at some of our favourite destinations for luxury villas.
Kefalonia is the largest Ionian island, and large parts of it have been developed for tourism. However, along the north coast and in other places, you can find incredible luxury villas at some of the Med’s finest beaches. The island is a paradise of luxury with fantastic natural cave systems, national parks, and picturesque white-washed towns and villages bathed in Mediterranean suns. The local atmosphere is vibrant and energetic but also laid back, which gives you a great ambience for a luxury holiday.
One of the best reasons to have a luxury break in Sardinia is that it’s relatively unvisited by U.K. tourists. It’s a much more peaceful and relaxed destination than many places on the Med, and when you combine this with a luxury villa rental, you’ll end up with one of the most secluded and luxurious beach holidays imaginable. The beaches are sublime, but you’ll have plenty of other things to do, from the ruins at Tharros to the Ispinigoli Caves and the Asinara National Park, making this a perfect luxury retreat for anyone.
All of the Greek Islands boast incredible luxury accommodation, but Corfu is ultimately one of the finest with its immaculate beaches and a much more private and luxurious atmosphere than many of the other islands. It’s serenely pretty, with wonderful towns like Kassiopi and Sidari; interesting sites like cliff-side churches and Sidari’s canals, and world-class seafood restaurants. Villas are at their finest on the island’s coast, with sprawling mansions and peaceful, secluded luxury villas available.
Mallorca is one of the most popular Balearic Islands, and it attracts large crowds, families, and partygoers every year. However, if you head away from the large resorts, it also offers luxurious and secluded villas that are so good you’ll never want to leave. The island is exceptionally beautiful and much more tasteful than some others, with the Cap de Formentor and the large town of Palma providing a curious mixture of luxury entertainment, medieval architecture, and astounding natural splendours.
By some estimations, Nice is the pearl of the Cote d’Azur and one of the most luxurious destinations in the south of France. On offer are a sprawling, crowded sandy beach, luxury clubs, Michelin-starred restaurants, the choicest fashion and shopping, and crowds of the rich and famous enjoying the French Riviera at its finest. Luxury villas in this area are opulent and decadent and offer you some of the finest properties in the world to enjoy. Not for the budget-conscious, this is the pinnacle of Mediterranean luxury.
Like its cousin Mallorca, Menorca is a very popular Med destination, but it’s also the most beautiful of the Mediterranean islands and largely unspoilt. From the countryside and river around Port Mao and the old town of Ciutadella to the beauty of Monte Torre and the sprawling southern beaches, Menorca offers beauty and luxury beyond compare. It’s one of the most peaceful places to have a luxury villa escape and well worth considering as a holiday option.