Arriving at Aenaon Villas is a little bit like being hit with a tranquilizer gun, in the best possible way. Nestled away on the old cliff path between the village of Oia and the town of Fira, and overlooking the Aegean Sea, the serene and peaceful spot is the perfect place to relax and recharge.
And to romance. With each villa on a separate level, and every one complete with its own private veranda, it’s not uncommon to feel like you’re the only two people there. The villas’ interiors are luxurious - spacious, light filled, tasteful and elegant. They all offer a separate living and dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and in our case, a fireplace.
It’s entirely possible to come here and do nothing more than relax by the infinity pool - built on the caldera’s edge it offers uninterrupted views of the deep blue sea and the nearby volcano. Start the day with a delicious fresh breakfast and end it with a glass of local wine watching the breathtaking sunset.
However it is worth walking to the nearby village of Oia to wander its cobbled paths and pick up an item or two from one of the many little boutiques. We found incredible copies of Hermes sandals and Chanel espadrilles, as well as a vast selection of jewels, and the quintessential Greek kaftans. Walk the steep stone steps down to the port to enjoy an unparalleled fresh seafood lunch, and follow with a quick dip in Amoudi Bay.