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Rural Collection

Rural Collection

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Rural Collection

Are you looking to get away from it all? To relax in unspoiled surroundings with only the sound of nature to break the silence? To spend quality time with friends and family? Look no further than our collection of private and secluded villas.

Our Rural Collection has been handpicked by our destination specialists, with each villa chosen for its atmosphere, facilities and location.

Wake up to the sound of birdsong and the singing of cicadas, lounge beside the pool enjoying the glorious view that stretches before your eyes, catch up on reading under your shaded pergola, and dine al fresco in complete privacy. Sounds heavenly, doesn't it?

Of course, rural does not necessarily mean isolated. Even our quietest villas are within a short drive (some 10-15 minutes) from a traditional Greek village, resort or beach meaning you can immerse yourself in the local community and sample delicious local fare as and when you desire.

No matter your chosen holiday, you will benefit from the services of an experienced local representative and GIC's 'little extras'.

Our local representatives
We pride ourselves on having some of the best overseas representatives, many of whom have lived and worked in Greece and Cyprus for many years. Do not worry, though, as there will be no attempt to organise you. Having met you on arrival and settled you into your villa, we see it as our task to provide, unobtrusively, a range of services on which you and your partner can rely on should the need arise.

Our 'little extras'
All holidays with GIC The Villa Collection include a welcome pack at your villa on arrival. The welcome pack includes such items as bread, butter, tea, coffee, water, wine etc. (varies according to area).

In addition, if you wish, we can place a Club Hamper in your villa before arrival. The package is sufficient for up to 4 people and typically includes: bread, butter, honey, eggs, nuts, fruit, biscuits, yoghurt, orange juice, a pack of tea, a tin of coffee, sugar, milk, cheese, ham, salad vegetables, salt and pepper, local olive oil, a bottle of wine, tonic water and soft drinks, washing-up liquid and matches. The cost is £70.00 per package and includes delivery.

GIC The Villa Collection also offer a shopping service for those wishing to request specific items prior to arrival, and has relationships with local mini-markets throughout our programme should you wish to place orders for delivery.

Before you leave from the UK you will also notice our subtle differences: 20kg of luggage per person, the option to pre-book your chosen flight seats together and contact with our knowledgeable villa specialists - there is little they do not know about our destinations and featured properties.

View our blog on our Rural Villas here

Some of our rural collection villas

Bacchus House, Antipaxos

Bacchus House

Anti Paxos | Sleeps 2

One bedroom villa • Private swimming pool

Imagine a cosy cottage set on top of a Greek island with soothing winds and heart-stopping views out to crystal-clear water. That's Bacchus House, a one-of-a-kind villa for two on the east coast of Antipaxos. Here, you’ve got complete privacy and the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Its charming atmosphere makes it a popular honeymoon destination, as well as a romantic getaway option for couples wanting to recharge and reconnect.

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Outside Area, House of Dimitri, Skopelos

House of Dimitri

Skopelos Town | Sleeps 2-4

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Two bedroom house • Swimming pool

Perched on a hilltop overlooking Skopelos Town and the sea, The House of Dimitri promises a relaxing holiday with a view. With an elegant traditional charm, beautiful outdoor spaces and a magnificent pool overlooking the bay, it's the perfect spot for couples or families.

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Swimming Pool, Villa Yakovos

Villa Yakovos

Gaios | Sleeps 2-4

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Two bedroom villa • Private swimming pool

There are plenty of beautiful villas on Paxos, but few offer the kind of view you get at Villa Yakovos. It's best taken in from the pool terrace or first-floor balcony – a broad vista that runs down over forested hills to the blue Ionian Sea, and out to Antipaxos. If your idea of villa heaven is relaxing with a cool drink while the sun sinks spectacularly into the sea, the pool terrace of Villa Yakovos is the place to be.

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View from Villa Yesemi, Lefkas

Villa Yesemi

Sivota | Sleeps 2-3

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Open-plan studio villa • Private swimming pool

Villa Yesemi’s simple, open-plan design offers everything you need for a romantic trip to Lefkas. The villa is tucked away on the olive-covered hillside outside the port of Sivota, and offers total seclusion. It’s chic, atmospheric and well-equipped enough to be a real home away from home.

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Sea View Villa, Kilada, Eastern Peloponnese

Sea View Villa

Kilada | Sleeps 2-10

Four/Five bedroom villa • Swimming pool

For a luxurious stay in the Peloponnese look no further than Sea View Villa. From daily maid service to the option of having your own personal chef making Greek classics, this is the perfect choice if you’re looking to indulge and treat yourself.

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Swimming pool, Poseidon's Nest, Gaios, Paxos

Poseidon's Nest

Gaios | Sleeps 2-6

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Two bedroom villa • Private swimming pool

Set on a cliff edge with infinite views, perhaps Eagles Nest would have been more apt. Olive groves surround the property and the private terraced gardens have an intimate feel.

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Swimming Pool, Villa Pascalia, Corfu

Villa Pascalia

Sleeps 2-5

Two bedroom villa • Private swimming pool

A sense of home and being at ease with your surroundings can be felt the moment you step foot across the threshold at Villa Pascalia. This well-maintained two-bedroom villa, with its cool interiors, welcoming touches and sociable living space, is a destination in its own right, and you could be forgiven for never wanting to leave. Bathe and swim in the pool, barbecue on the terrace, play board and card games in the spacious living room or just sit back and enjoy the scene over the olive groves to the fishing village of Benitses below.

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Villa Icarus

Villa Icarus

Perama | Sleeps 2-8

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Four bedroom villa • Private swimming pool

In Villa Icarus we have a modern, totally renovated 4 bedroom/4 bathroom villa with a private pool in a rural setting yet only a 15 to 20 minute drive to the town. The location of the villa also enables easy access to the sandy beaches of the west coast and the quieter pebble beaches of the south east. If you don’t want to hire a car, then the bus into town is equally as convenient.

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Swimming pool and exterior, Villa Kamares, Crete

Villa Kamares

Sleeps 2-5

Two bedroom villa • Private swimming pool

This 2 bedroom villa 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 leading down to the sea and the White Mountains as an imposing backdrop. Add accommodation that combines traditional character with comfort, genuine Cretan warmth and hospitality from your hosts Kostas and Roula, and the sights and sounds of the country all around, this is a side of Crete that will live long in the memory of country and nature lovers.

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