After a recent trip, Susie Marquis, founder of Luxury Travel Book, is fired up with her new villa finds.

The Luxury Travel Book is a website well worth having on your favourites list with its selection of luxury apartments and villa accommodation. The company only features destinations that it knows well and loves with a definite bias towards Italy and the Greek islands, both city and countryside retreats. Founder, Susie Marquis writes, "Following a recent trip to the Greek Islands, we have come back fired with enthusiasm for Greece as one of our top holiday destinations for next summer!"

SUSIE'S GREEK FINDS

SANTORINI: Villa Eros


An absolutely stunning and very romantic villa situated at the highest point of the Caldera, in Imerovigli village. Guest can enjoy panoramic views over the sea, as well as the magnificent Santorini sunset experience. Newly renovated throughout, the accommodation is on two connecting levels, and can be rented separately to groups of four or six people, or in its entirety for up to 10 – 11 people. The ‘wow factor’ here is the magnificent terrace with heated pool, Jacuzzi, and shaded outdoor dining area.

MYKONOS: Villa Kounoupas


This very spacious villa, sleeping six people, has it all - privacy, tranquillity, and spectacular views, as well as being conveniently close to Mykonos town, just 4 kms away. The infinity pool, with Jacuzzi, also has fibre optic lighting in the evening, adding a magical atmosphere to the outdoor dining and seating areas.

ANTIPAROS: Villa Maganies


As well as our villas on the larger, more lively island of Paros, we now offer a selection of beachside villas on the quieter retreat of Antiparos, accessible by regular car ferry from Pounta in the south of Paros. Our favourite new villa here is a fabulous sea-front villa, sleeping up to 14 people and just a three minute walk from lovely pebble beach. As one of a stylish complex of four villas, it shares a tennis court and a basketball court with the other three villas, but has a private swimming pool, placed to take full advantage of the sea views.

CRETE: Villa Palaiokastro


This stunning new villa is located in a private cliff-top location near Heraklion, on a bay overlooking the sea and close to the Agia Pelagia beach. Each of the three bedrooms is individually designed and equipped for ultimate comfort. Within the garden is an infinity swimming pool, which offers hydro massage and foot air massage. The feeling of seclusion, pampering and luxury is enhanced also by a private hammam.

PAXOS: Villa Ostria


This very special property, just a 15 minute walk from the main town of Gaios, benefits from uninterrupted views, over the pine and olive trees, to the blue of the Ionian Sea. The villa has been recently completed to the highest of standards and its terraced gardens include an infinity pool, a basketball court and table tennis. The exquisite interiors include white washed walls, wooden and stone floors, exposed stonework and beautiful pieces of artwork and furniture. The villa sleeps 13 people in five very comfortable bedrooms and other indoor amenities include a games room with gym equipment, an American pool table and comfortable cinema area.

November 2016