Known in the ancient times as Kallístē, Καλλίστη, “the most beautiful one,” the island of Santorini, as we know it today, is still mesmerizing. With its narrow, hilly roads and vibrant colors, the deep blue hues against the bright white houses, Santorini remains the indisputable queen of the Aegean Sea.
laying in between the small villages of Oia and Imerovigli, we find the incredible property Aenaon Villas. Set on top of an imposing cliff upon the sea, it boasts spectacular views overlooking the Caldera – a privileged spot from where one can savor both sunrise and sunset.
Aenaon Villas is part of White Line Hotels, an hospitality group whom’s hotels are curated with remarkable sense of style and design. The complex now counts seven villas, conceived by the owner and architect George Alexiou, who took inspiration from the traditional Greek houses spread across the islands of this side of the Mediterranean Sea. He wisely used local materials to create a design based on minimalistic lines. The white cube shaped villas contrast with the bright colors of the sky, organically blending within the surrounding nature. The structure of this boutique hotel develops on different levels following the silhouette of the hill as it was part of it. The outdoor spaces, furnished with sun-beds and relaxing areas, act as terraces on top of the ocean – but the real awe effect is given by the striking L-shaped infinity pool that dominates the breathtaking seascape. The design of the pool itself mimics the surrounding volcanic territory and creates a contrast with the minimal straight lines of the architecture. Everything lies in total cam and stillness, cradled by the gentle sea breeze of the Aegean sea. Simplicity and comfort are the key concepts, keeping the feeling of privacy and intimacy to the maximum. Most of the furniture is from renowned Italian brands, combined with wooden crafted pieces. Each villa is named with a local female name, sharing the same interiors layout, based on simple materials and colors.
The soul of the place is caught in the most sublte sensations that steal your heart and mind together with the power of this volcanic land. One experiences a sense of natural belonging, and this is precisely the experience that the owners aim to deliver to their guests. The property is launching a brand new villa next season, that embodies the values and aesthetics of the new family generation – in facts the project has been followed from beginning to end by George and his wife Alexandra’s daughters, proving that Aenaon Villas is an ongoing project that will continue to evolve in the years to come.