One of the best things about heading off on holiday is getting away to somewhere a little out of the ordinary and breaking up that daily grind. Some people enjoy leaving work and home behind for a week or two, some people enjoy the challenge of adventure, and some people just want to kick back and relax. Whatever your preference, there’s one thing that, really makes you feel like you’re truly on holiday – and that’s an amazing view.
Whether it’s snow-capped mountains or endless rolling countryside, a great view can really help put things in perspective and refresh your body and mind. And when it comes to views, it’s hard to beat the amazing vistas you’ll find throughout the Mediterranean, with craggy mountains and verdant hills behind you and the wild, wide of azure of the sea stretching to the horizon ahead – and both of them are made all the better when viewed from the infinity pool!
We’ve picked 10 of the most beautiful views our properties have to offer (and we’d know – we visit each property personally to make sure it’s up to scratch!) and you can find our selection below.
1. Villa Sol
Location: French Riviera (Cote D’Azur), France
Price from: £104pppn
Best Mediterranean View: Sip your morning coffee while glancing over the bay of Villefranche – and better yet, you’re just four minutes away from the port and one mile from beautiful Cap Ferrat.
2. Magic Rocks
Location: Corfu, Greece
Price from: £52 pppn
Best Mediterranean View: Set down a dusty, off-beat track, Magic Rocks presents as a gorgeous mirage of comfort and style amid the arid terrain, caressed by a slick infinity pool – the unmistakable tower rises from it, offset by wooden decking, terracotta pots bursting with fragrant plants and beautiful sweeping trees.
3. Villa Morro
Location: Dalmatia, Croatia
Price from: £44 pppn
Best Mediterranean View Enjoy the incredible ocean views from the balcony pool, situated right on the beach. Or, spend an evening relaxing on the sofa looking out the patio doors to the horizon and the cliffs of the Biokovo Mountains. Located in the beautiful town of Drašnice, this villa is ideal for those who wish to unwind in a peaceful and tranquil town.
Location: Aquitaine, France
Price from: £70pppn
Best Mediterranean View: Located in Bordeaux, this villa is the place to enjoy a journey of gastronomic discovery that sets the taste buds tingling and leaves the palate satisfied. Experience all this and more in a reinvigorating atmosphere of marine life and pine forests close to the Atlantic Ocean.
Location: Santo Antonio Resort, Algarve, Portugal
Price from: £19 pppn
Best Mediterranean View: Villa Talulla is located in the hills above the Santo Antonio resort, overlooking the golf course and out to the sea. You can appreciate the views from the luxurious infinity pool, terrace and balconies! Another bonus of this gorgeous property is that fact that it is only a five-minute drive from the Algarve’s spectacular sandy beaches.
Location: Mykonos, Greece
Price from: £75pppn
Best Mediterranean View: Located in the south eastern part of Mykonos, Tiggi Beach House offers total privacy in a serene setting as well as exhilarating views of the Aegean and the islands of Naxos, Paros and beyond.
Location: Aquitaine, France
Price from: £41pppn
Best Mediterranean View: This 18th century windmill gazes far and wide. From the top of the tower, enjoy 360 degree views of the lush French vineyards and the endless Aquitaine countryside. It’s a truly unique stay.
Location: Gran Canaria, Spain
Price from: £29 pppn
Best Mediterranean View: Villa Panthea has a wonderful terrace area where you can dine and enjoy the views across the Salobre golf course and the rolling hills in the background. The Gran Canaria has sunshine all year around, so you can visit at any time. In one of the master bedrooms you can also enjoy the scenery through the glass wall at the end of the bed, making mornings that little bit extra blissful.
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Price from: £155pppn
Best Mediterranean View: History could easily be the best thing about the Talamon Tower, once protecting the region against the Saracen invasions. But nowadays you’re more likely to see it on the silver screen than in a history book, being featured in movies such as Quantum of Solace – a true sign of top quality accommodation! On top of that you will get your own private beach where you can sunbathe, dive and fish!
10. Villa Althea
Location: Ionian Islands, Corfu, Greece
Price from: £49 pppn
Best Mediterranean View: Villa Althea has astonishing 360-degree views around the property with the Albanian coast in the distance. This finished-to-perfection villa screams luxury as it has entertainment for all with tennis courts and a spa on the property. It is also a five-minute drive away from the idyllic beach front restaurants in Aghios Stephanos, Avlaki and Kerasia. Perfect!