Cyclades

Greece

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.

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

Aenaon Villas


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.

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Naxian Collection built in traditional style of Naxos, local stones of the Cyclades, Greece
Naxos, Cyclades

Naxian Collection


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.

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

Diles & Rinies Tinos Villas Resort


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.

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Meet our three favourite Cyclades


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.

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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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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. 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.

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Naxos – the Cyclades island of deliciousness


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.

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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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