Immerse yourself completely in Greek island life in an idyllic villa on the island of Santorini, where you can swim in a cobalt-blue sea, drive through tranquil whitewashed villages in search of your morning Spanakopita (spinach and feta pastry), and sunbathe in blazing sunshine when it's safe to do so. Your only issue will be determining the optimal vantage point from which to take in the island's dreamlike panoramas.
Continue reading to learn about Santorini's most popular flexible holiday houses, as assessed by global travellers.
Anemi House & Villas
The infinitely-instagrammable colour palette of Anemi House & Villas
A traditional Santorini cave house painted pink, lilac, and blue, Anemi House & Villas is as photogenic as the caldera itself. It’s laid out like a rabbit warren, with gray stone stairs and private pockets of terrace punctuated by a plunge pool. Shaded by olive and palm trees beside overflowing flower pots, you’ll have a wide choice of places to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun. The house has everything you could ever want on vacation: An attentive but unobtrusive owner, Dimitris, beautiful monochrome suites varying from bright white to royal blue and hot pink, 360-degree views of the island from the rooftop, outdoor hot tubs, and lots of local markets.
Have a glass of wine with a surreal Aegean Sea backdrop at Ikia Kriton
Azalea is an 18th-century winemaker's house with peach-coloured brick walls
Azalea Houses is an original and traditional Greek restoration of an 18th-century winemaker's house with mud-brick walls. Simultaneously, it is the pinnacle of luxury with a minimalist look. The curving, peach-coloured exterior contrasts magnificently with the blue of the sea and sky. Take a stroll to the nearby and renowned picturesque village of Oia, or retreat to a hidden area of the terrace to read a book in a hammock shaded by fuchsia flowers.
Solstice Luxury Suites
Solstice Luxury Suites' rooftop pool is the perfect setting for drinks after dark
Cleo's Dream Villa
Cleo's Dream Villa is situated just below Santorini's famous blue-domed church