Santorini

Greece

Santorini, a regular on “most beautiful islands in the world” lists, is truly singular. From its rocky perch 300 meters 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 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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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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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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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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Mediterranean Travel Edit – the 7 best luxury hotels & villas


During the summer months and well into the autumn, an escape to the Mediterranean (like to the above photo of the fabulous La Réserve Hotel, Villas and Spa Ramatuelle) is always in our travel agenda.

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