Santorini, a regular on “most beautiful islands in the world” lists, is truly singular. From its rocky perch 300 metres above the Caldera, the result of a volcanic eruption that carved out much of the area’s islands, catch a postcard-worthy sunset with a loved one.

Walk the cobblestone streets of Fira, the island’s bustling capital, home to nightlife, boutiques, blue-domed rooftops and whitewashed cubist houses, or visit the hillside village of Oia and meditate in cliff-perched churches, afterwards sampling zucchini Santorinio Sfougato and delicious lamb burgers at the Taverna. Need more? Immerse yourself in the remains of a Venetian castle in Pyrgos, go horseback riding in Exo Gonia, or travel to one of the many vineyards throughout the island. Just don’t forget to go to the beach. Whether it’s the idyllic Perissa, the black pebble beach of Kamari, or the adventurous “red beach” — you just can’t go wrong.

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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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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WILL YOU MARRY ME – 5 best places where you should pop the question

The “We’re getting married” is quickly followed by let’s see the ring and a how & where did he or she pop the question.So with whoever you want to tie the knot, you need to ensure that the old romantic in you is out to play and impress when you declare your love and perhaps the local pub is not the picture perfect spot to get down on one knee.

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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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Santorini overlooking the Aegean at sunset | Caldera | Cyclades | Aenaon Villas, Greece | infinity pool in blue

Where to book this summer in the Mediterranean

Time to grab those Miu Miu shades amigos, a summer escape to the Mediterranean is just a must for you cool cats - see here our favourite hand-picked escapes and lush retreats.

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