Domaine Athenais, Santorini Greece

The Mediterranean is all over Instagram and has you seething with envy. Sitting in the office during a heatwave is hard enough but ogling the breathtaking sea, lavish lunch spreads and sun-kissed Olivia Lopez (Lust for Life) exploring Santorini is enough to send you over the edge.

But do not fear. There is still time to book your perfect Mediterranean holiday this summer. And with the sun staying out until mid-October, there’s no rush. Here we handpick Mediterranean villas from Le Collectionist, a group of stunning luxury villas that are halfway between a hotel and a home, perfect for groups of friends and family.

This article was written in collaboration with Le Collectionist

 

Villa Dino, St Tropez, France St Tropez, France

A recently renovated farmhouse, this quaint property has a main house and two small cottages. Gathered around a central terrace with an outdoor dining area and adjacent pool the villa is set within a magnificent 1,500 sq m garden that is sprinkled with palm trees, olive trees and jasmine. We don’t know why you would want to leave this oasis – but if you choose to, Villa Dino is a stone’s throw from the centre of St Tropez.
Prices from £118 per person per night for 12 people

Villa Chora St Tropez

Villa Chora’s design is equally impressive in both its interior and exterior. Set within a beautifully landscaped garden, the villa is filled with contemporary yet elegant furnishings. Chill by the pool or at the next-door Bouillabaisse beach during the day and treat yourself to a glass of Provençale rosé before checking out the bars and restaurants on offer in St Tropez.
Prices from £118 per person per night for 12 people

Villa Carmena Andalucia Spain

Set within the picturesque landscape of the Spanish region of Andalucia, Villa Carmena oozes effortless chic and European charm. With an open air living room shaded by a large canopy facing the swimming pool, it’s the perfect setting to kick back and chill all afternoon. The downstairs floor is arranged like a Moroccan riad with blue patio tiles and lanterns in its dining room.
Prices from £30 per person per night for 14 people

Villa Bougainviller Mallorca, Spain

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Domaine Athenais Santorini, Greece

A construction of clean lines, minimalist colours and completely white-washed walls, Villa Athenais epitomises Greek heaven. Comprised of four independent buildings with three fully-equipped kitchens and an outdoor dining space, this villa is perfect for large groups of friends or family. Relax in the jacuzzi, take in the views and admire how its white walls turn a dreamy shade of gold and pink when the sun sets over Santorini.
Prices from £91 per person per night for 16 people

Villa Aura Mykonos, Greece

Overlooking the Aegean sea, Villa Aura has the best location on the southwest side of the island of Mykonos. Feast on a mezze platter and copious amounts of wine in its expansive outdoor dining area or seek solace on one of its four ‘secret’ terraces. If that’s not enough to tempt you, this beautiful villa is just a few steps from the sandy beaches of Agrari and Elia.
Prices from £197 per person per night for 12 people

Villa Carina Val D'Orcia, Italy

Villa Carina is a rustic stone abode in the vineyards of Tenuta de Trinoro surrounded by spectacular countryside. A daily breakfast service is included in your stay along with a tour of the surroundings vineyards and a chance to taste local Italian wine.
Prices from £87 per person per night for 12 people

Villa Del Dongo Tuscany, Italy

Just 14 kilometres from Florence, Villa del Dongo is nestled in the Tuscan hills surrounded by olive groves. The traditional exterior is matched by an original stone interior but modernised with a contemporary pool area and refurbished bathrooms.
Prices from £70 per person per night for 12 people

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