The best Airbnbs in Santorini, Mykonos and Paros
Think of the Greek islands and you probably imagine the white, cuboidal Cycladic houses built into cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, like Santorini and Mykonos.
Designed to reflect the summer sun so they are cooler and more comfortable inside, these homes with whitewashed limestone exteriors typically feature red, green or blue doors and windows for the perfect contrast.
If you have always wanted to stay in a traditional Cycladic villa, now is the time to plan as Airbnb just launched Categories to help travelers easily search for unique homes on its site. There are more categories, including Cyclades Airbnbs, vineyard stays, Arctic holiday homes and designer rentals, as well as very specific accommodations, such as ski-in ski-out retreats, properties with grand pianos and houses with chef’s kitchen…
As we’ve set our sights on a Greek island getaway this summer, we thought we’d bring you the best of Airbnb’s new Cyclades category, where you can see all the most beautiful whitewashed homes from Santorini, Mykonos, Tinos and Naxos in one place – without having to browse thousands of holiday homes.
Where are the Cyclades?
Located in the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades group of islands can be found in southern Greece near Athens and northern Crete. There are around 220 islands and the largest is Naxos, while Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos and Paros are among the most popular islands.
Why an Airbnb Cyclades?
For starters, they offer Instagram gold. The building made of sugar cubes standing against the blue sky and the sea – this is what Mediterranean dreams are made of. Cyclades vacation rentals also give you the privacy and freedom you won’t find in a hotel, plus useful features like parking, easy access, and your own space for days outdoors enjoying the sun. greek island sunshine.
If hotels with private pools in Greece are your thing, then booking an Airbnb gets you better off as many have their own full-size pools. You’ll also find Cycladic apartments and suites on the website, and rentals differ in size, so whether you’re traveling as a couple for a romantic trip to Mykonos or a group of friends exploring Naxos, there’s a place for you.
What are the best Cyclades Airbnbs in Santorini, Mykonos and Paros?
We’ve made the search easier by bringing you 10 of our favorite Airbnbs to book in the Cyclades. Discover our selection of the best Airbnb in Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Tinos and Naxos:
This idyllic Cycladic villa with heated pool is a Santorini Airbnb straight out of a postcard. Located in the village of Pyrgos, in the heart of the island, you will be surrounded by the vineyards that produce Santorini’s famous Assyrtiko white wine.
The Cycladic house with parking offers 130 square meters of privacy, as well as panoramic views of the sunrise and the Aegean Sea. There’s enough room for six in the two-bedroom rental with earth-toned interiors for a chic island getaway.
Another villa in Pyrgos, this Santorini Airbnb also has free parking so you can rent a car and enjoy the freedom to explore the island (especially the surrounding vineyards) at your own pace. We love the green doors and windows against the pure white exterior.
Inside, there’s a spa-sized heated pool and stylish spaces for six of you to relax and socialize. The mezzanine is a great place to relax with a book when you need some time out of the sun and the outdoor dining area has been designed for outdoor Mediterranean parties. If you are looking for a cave stay, this is a rental worth checking out.
With its pretty red door and incredible cliff-top setting in the center of Oia (the town famous for its sunsets in Santorini), this Airbnb is one of the most sought-after spots on the island. It is part of a complex of cave houses that once served as a bakery.
Elegantly renovated by a family of architects, the Airbnb enjoys a central location, giving you easy access to Oia’s shops and restaurants. There are two bedrooms and warm interiors but, for us, this Cycladic house means impressive views.
This five bedroom Cycladic house in the southwest of Mykonos is close enough to the nightlife of Mykonos Town but in the more peaceful neighborhood of Pouli, giving you the best of both worlds. It is ideal for a group of friends or a family, with two indoor living areas and various outdoor areas for socializing and making the most of the sun and the views.
The interior is as photogenic as the exterior of the villa, with all-white furnishings and abstract art throughout. There is also a small church, a huge swimming pool and a barbecue to ensure you have plenty to enjoy at the villa.
Famous for its windmills, Mykonos is a great place to set up shop in an unusual Airbnb, like this one with an incredible sunset and view of Little Venice. The elevated house is an attraction in itself and you will find tourists stopping to take pictures of the unusual place to stay.
Its traditional Greek interior offers an authentic retreat after days spent exploring the island. There is a full kitchen for cooking up Greek feasts and seating which complements the round shape of the property.
A rental built for two, this Airbnb in Mykonos Town is ideal for couples looking to relax in their own space. The whitewashed Cycladic house has everything you need for a romantic getaway: the heavenly sea view, a large comfortable bedroom and a chic living space.
Outside, you will enjoy cooling off in the swimming pool lined with deckchairs and the terrace with pergola for long lazy lunches in the shade. We love the intimate atmosphere of this Airbnb store.
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This very elegant villa nestled in the south of Mykonos is close to the beaches of Paranga and Platis Gialos. An interior lover’s dream, the Cycladic house is one of the few on the estate, with typical island features: white stone, vaulted architecture, fireplaces and cemented bathrooms.
There are three levels in the villa, which shares a swimming pool with another property. The decoration is natural and sourced locally for a more eco-responsible stay. And some of its luxuries include daily cleaning, parking, and a Nespresso machine.
There’s a contemporary feel to this Airbnb in the Cyclades on the island of Naxos. Located in Agios Prokopios and surrounded by mountains, a lake and villages, the villa has all the whitewashed walls, natural stone and bold geometric styling you would expect.
With three bedrooms, it is ideal for families or friends and is close to Agios Prokopios beach, one of the best on the island, characterized by thick sand and clear water. When you’re not basking in the sun at the beach, there’s a swimming pool with lounge chairs, an outdoor kitchen, large terraces and a garden with fig trees for your entertaining.
Located on the beach of Agioi Anargyroi and just an eight-minute walk from Naoussa, one of the most beautiful towns in Greece, this three-bedroom Airbnb in Paros has an excellent location to experience the best of the island. It’s just meters from the water and when you feel like exploring the town’s shops and bars, you won’t need to travel far.
Inside the pretty villa, the style is minimalist, with wood, as well as white and gray tones. This is the place to be if you’re looking for a modest place to stay with all the essentials you need for a classic beach vacation.
Head to the calming island of Tinos (by ferry from Mykonos or Athens) and check into this beautiful Airbnb overlooking the deep blue of the Aegean Sea. The four-bedroom home is the epitome of laid-back summer living, with its incredible unobstructed views, sunny terraces and stylish alfresco dining area.
The design of the house showcases the tradition and craftsmanship of Tinos and it is located in the southwest of the island – a superb place to watch the sunset. The Airbnb is split in two, making it a great choice for groups of couples or a family looking for separate living spaces.
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