Aegean Islands, Greece

Aegean Islands, Greece

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 11,752 vacation rentals near Aegean Islands. From 6,146 villas to 2,716 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Aegean Islands for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Find your own vacation paradise in Greece's Aegean Islands

From hot springs and beautiful beaches to ancient Roman amphitheaters, the Aegean Islands seem to have it all. Famous for its history, all-embracing culture and fantastic Greek cuisine, an Aegean Islands vacation rental makes the perfect base for your next Greek getaway. The islands are split into clusters, and includes the Cyclades and the Dodecanese Islands. The most popular islands are Rhodes, Kos, Naxos, Mykonos and Crete. Aside from the ancient towns, heavenly beaches and crystal-clear waters, this is also a popular spot with the sailing crowd, who come to island hop around the Aegean. Bliss!

The Aegean Islands are Europe's beachy hotspot

Beaches, beaches, and more beaches, Greece's Aegean Islands are home to some of Europe's finest coves. While much of the archipelago favors the bleached pebble look, Crete's beaches are all about soft, buttery sands lapped by the turquoise waters of the Aegean. You may even spot dolphins or seals splashing between the islands. If you prefer crumbling ruins to crumbling sands, then consider Rhodes a base for your next Aegean getaway. Once the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it still has a magnificent walled old town stacked with ancient history.

Rhodes is the centaur of attention in the Aegean Islands

Book an Aegean Islands vacation rental on Rhodes and you'll have easy access to some of the finest examples of Ancient Greek history. Known as the Kastello, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes is a must-see. Built by the Byzantine Empire, it's had a varied past and was one the vacation home of Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini. The Odeon Roman Amphitheater is another top sight. Located on the charming island of Kos, this Roman amphitheater still has its original marble seating, which dates back to the 2nd century.

Summer in the Aegean Islands can be as hot as Jupiter

If it's fun in the sun you require, you won't be disappointed with the Aegean Islands. Greece is famous for its blissful climate, and boasts long, hot summers and mild winters. However, July and August can be stiflingly hot, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees or more. Summer is the busiest time to visit, and many Aegean Island vacation rentals get booked up months in advance. For the best choice of rentals, visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, when sunshine and blue skies still rule, and the temperatures are still a balmy 70 to 80 degrees.

Gorge on Greece's rugged beauty in the Aegean Islands

Boasting the wealth of Greece's 2,000 islands, the Aegean Islands are surrounded by mainland Greece to the west and north, and Turkey to the east. Greece has long been a popular destination for hiking enthusiasts, and offers a variety of terrains, from mountains to rocky canyons. Most islands are crisscrossed with scenic trails, many offering magnificent sea views. The Samaria Gorge in southwestern Crete is one of the most popular trails in the region. It leads past cliff faces and through forests of ancient cypresses and pine trees, and can take up to 7 hours to conquer.