Jaw Dropping Views Of The Mediterranean From The Aenaon Villas In Santorini, Greece

published in: Travel By Costas Voyatzis, 30 March 2013

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photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

We cannot ignore the fact that in this part of the world, spring has officially arrived and summer is only a breath away! Recently, I was reminded of the beauty of a property on Santorini which happens to be one of my favourite Greek islands.  After coming across the title ''Bucolic Sun Bleached Escapism'' that encapsulates the 'Aenaon Villas' one of the founding members of White Line Hotels, staying at this property has to be added to your TO DO list at least once in your life!

The secluded housing complex which makes up the ‘Aenaon Villas’ consists of seven luxurious white washed cube shaped villas built next to and on top of one another. Situated at the highest and narrowest part of Santorini, they almost balance on the very edge of the world famous Caldera between the settlements of Imerovigli and Oia. All of them are open from East to West offering breathtakingly unobstructed views of the endless blue Aegean Sea, the volcano and the most unique sunset in the world. Each villa is built in complete harmony with the region’s natural environment and follows the values of traditional Cycladic architecture whilst artfully displaying the owners’ love and devotion to elegant simplicity in every detail in the luxe white-on-white interiors.

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

''Aenaon Villas has soul and captures the mystical spirit of the once charred island using a natural tone against the unmistakable blues of the Aegean.''
Iain Ainsworth, founder of White Line Hotels.

George and Alexandra Alexiou, photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

The original decision of mechanical engineer George Alexiou and his wife Alexandra back in 1989 to buy a plot of land in Santorini and build a housing complex brick by brick, was to prove life changing. George’s brother who rejected buying the plot for himself, recommended it to the couple who then spent twenty years chasing their dream up until 2009 when 'Aenaon Villas' opened its doors to the outside world. Since then, its allure has enthralled the handful of guests from all over the world that have been lucky enough to discover it.
 
In a recent conversation I had with George Alexiou he explained how the property’s name came about: ''We had to find a name which started with the letter A, not only because it is the first letter of the alphabet or the highest grade awarded in exams but because it is also the first letter of my wife's name.'' And that’s how they ended up with the name ''aenaon'' which in Greek means ''flowing continuously-unstoppably-eternally''. Suffice it to say that George’s vision and eternal love for everything beautiful - including his wife Alexandra - cannot be ignored in every detail in this distinctively grandiose and hospitable property. 

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

photo © Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

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Aenaon Villas, White Line Hotels

  • friend
    lefteris alexiou | 2013-03-30 17:46:48

    just perfect!!!!!

  • friend
    Dan Goldstein | 2013-04-01 05:31:05

    makes me long for the lifestyle of the rich and famous. it is worth aspiring to a living environment such as this.

  • friend
    Gabriella Rinaldi | 2013-04-04 22:53:02

    Mammamia , un sogno !

  • friend
    Eleni | My Paradissi | 2013-04-05 10:27:14

    Oh, please.. so strong. I just want to feel the fresh air sitting on the terrace. That's all.

  • friend
    Noni | 2013-04-11 15:36:08

    Love it! So perfect!

  • friend
    christine | 2013-04-14 18:32:23

    save money for the summer! santorini does worth it!

  • friend
    Erick Gonzales | 2013-04-23 01:49:00

    Wow that is just incredible. Such an awesome place. The big room looks like the place to be - those huge white ceilings above you, that is where I want to break out my guitar and strum a few songs. And that view is coooooool I could drift away staring out there for hours ya know.

  • friend
    Santorini Hotels | 2013-05-23 02:19:22

    What a amazing Hotel and Photos. I love Santorini white, everything is so clean, nice and organic.

  • friend
    Inés Barahona-Wanke | 2013-07-02 12:42:59

    Qué lugar más bello, me encanta! Un diseño espectacular, lindo todo blanco. Felicidades!

  • friend
    Nhi Levy | 2013-10-09 11:02:50

    oh my God !

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