The most famous, and quite possibly most photographed islands in the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades are known for their whitewashed hillside houses high above an azure bay of the wine-tinged sea. Here the architecture is cubist and mixed with bright blue domes, windmills and 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, hiking to a hidden chapel on a hillside on Tinos, or sampling fresh octopus and the world's most delicious potatoes on Naxos, there’s a reason this region has inspired so many legends and we all love Greece.
Sat right on the edge of the famous Caldera in a secluded spot, individually-created traditional houses hug the rock formations – these exceptionally sleek designer dens are more than villas, their tonal white-washed minimalism gradually revealing handcrafted touches and a cool aesthetic.read more
Framed by the heady scents of cedars, these spacious Greek-styled villas and suites on Naxos bring an edge of luxury to the private pools and gardens. This is an elegant canvas of traditional authenticity, brushed with lovely Greekness and a touch of the boho vibe.read more
Eco-lux villas of chilled Cycladic design are dotted around pools in scented gardens, 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.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, Naxos and Tinos, 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. They are the brains, hands and souls behind the luxury Aenaon Villas Santorini, a place of soft luxury for those seeking a contemporary retreat right on the edge of the Caldera.read more
Náxos has a lot to shout about – indeed the largest of the Cyclades with the highest mountain aptly named Mount Zeus, the island is a sensual treasure trove of antiquities, lush fertile landscapes, delicious food, sweeping beaches and sleepy villages – no wonder the god of wine & ecstasy, Dionysos, choose Náxos as his mythical home, lucky guy.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. 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.read more