When the natural architectural variations that occur in the myriad whitewashed Greek villages that have evolved over time manage to produce such crooked beauty, it is small wonder that a clifftop hotel seemingly constructed along the same lines should at once endear itself to its visitors.
Combining elements of sculpture and geometry to create a property of sensuous curves and sleek lines, all fashioned in dazzling sun drenched white and graphite grey, this boutique designer hotel has a distinctly aspirational air.
Pathways, free form bridges and steep staircases link the pristine buildings and cave houses, at each turn the white cutting a swathe through the colour chart of blues, through turquoise, cerulean, cobalt and sapphire. A small rooftop open-air restaurant is reserved for hotel guests. The atmosphere is intimate, the views stunning and the food sublime.
No less wonderful is the feeling, when in the gorgeous infinity pool on one of the lower terraces, marvelling at the unimpeded view, that you could swim right off the edge into the wild blue yonder.
The uncluttered interiors, created by a leading Greek designer, are the epitome of style; plain, white walls allow the beauty of antique furnishings to be fully appreciated, while every modern comfort is provided. And thanks to a policy of no children, you will also be able to appreciate this luxury of peace!
Santorini, Oia, 25 minutes from the airport and port.