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The most famous, and quite possibly most photographed islands in the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades, just a few hours on the ferry from Athens or fly direct to Santorini and Mykonos, are known for their whitewashed hillside houses soaring high above an azure bay or the wine-tinged sea. Here the architecture is cubist and mixed with bright blue domes, heritage windmills and white churches. The romance of the area has not been lost on travel lovers, who frequently make these islands a wedding or honeymoon destination. Each rocky gem has its own unique flavours and feel, lending itself to Island-hopping — one of the area’s most popular past times. Whether you’re catching a vibrant Caldera sunset on Santorini or hiking to a hidden chapel on a hillside on Tinos, visiting the old town of Hermoupolis, (Ermoupoli) on the island of Syros, there’s a reason this region has inspired so many legends, and why we all just love Greece.
Sat in a secluded spot right on the edge of the famous Caldera, individually-created traditional houses hug the rock formations – these exceptionally sleek designer dens are more than villas, their tonal whitewashed minimalism gradually revealing handcrafted touches and a cool boutique aesthetic.read more
Seamlessly slotting into Tinos’ wild and remote surroundings, design hotel Under The Sun is a raw and natural addition to this dramatic cliff-scape where Aegean blues blend sky with sea and a rugged architecture creates the perfect setting for a soulful escape.read more
Giorgos and Alexandra Alexiou are simply two of the nicest people you can meet, a creative couple that fuse you with their beautiful Greekness. Meet the creative owners behind the fabulous Aenaon Villas on the Cycladic island of Santorini - they found a perch right on the edge of the Caldera.read more
Escape to Tinos – the Greek island of over 60 Cycladic villages, art, culture, great natural food, pristine beaches and enough churches (1500+) to feel totally blessed – and slip into a new way of living, the Tinos way.read more
Villa Charissa is a new addition to the hip, designer-cool Aenaon Villas Santorini. Built in the same traditional island’s cave house style, locally called “yposkafa”, Villa Charissa is a luxury suite that cascades into tiers all cocooned in a rigorous aesthetic of pure white.read more