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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 the ancient mountain-top village of Pyrgos home to 48 churches, 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.
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
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.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