The most famous, and quite possibly most photographed islands in the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades 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, there’s a reason this region has inspired so many legends, and why we all just love Greece.

Cycladic archtitecture on Santorini, black on white, typical roof tops at Aenaon Villas Caldera
Santorini, Cyclades

Aenaon Villas

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.

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Private Simming Pool of Diles & Rinies Tinos Villas, Greece
Tinos, Cyclades

Diles & Rinies Luxury Hotel Villas

Luxury boutique villas with hotel services, dotted around pools in scented gardens and all done in a chilled Cycladic design. The villas are perched on a gentle hillside that melts into the Aegean with views towards the islands of Delos and Mykonos. This personal project echoes the soul of this untouched isle of saints with a style edit that captures the essence of island living.

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Infinity Views from Eros Keros Villas, on the slow-pace Cyclades island of Koufonisia
Koufonisia, Cyclades

Éros Kéros

Éros Kéros Villas, on the slow-pace Cyclades island of Koufonisia, come drenched in Aegean blue vistas – a sun-kissed boutique retreat of four cubic Cyclades-style merchant houses that lazily gaze onto the island of Keros.

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Santorini - on the edge of the Caldera - Cyclades Holidays in Greece, Infinity pool, Luxury Villas

Meet our favourite Cycladic Trio

Cool design, contemporary styling and a hug to local island culture make our pick of three easy-to-get-to Cycladic island escapes of Santorini, Tinos and Koufonisia, all the more irresistible. They fully capture the Mediterranean canvas of sun bleached whites against sea blues that is just so Greek & Cycladic.

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Greece is for Lovers - Crafted design

While your summer beach vacation is probably still a few months away, there’s no harm in fantasizing about days spent sipping cocktails and dancing the night away…

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Owners of Aenaon Luxury Villas, Caldera, Santorini, Greece

A Family Affair Santorni - The Owners

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.

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Tinos - landscapes of the Greek island in the Cyclades.

Tinos – The slow Greek Cyclades Island of culture

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. We have picked our den on Tinos – a luxe residence of eight eco-chic villas set into the hillside just a few kilometers from the old town and port.

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