why you should goBe lead astray by the Greek god of love, Eros, on this romantic island hop. Staying in traditional Aegean, white-washed hotels you’ll be close to beach and even closer to the pool. There’s no need to leave your room on this trip, as you can enjoy the endless sea views right from your king sized bed.
Spend eight glorious days on these two islands surrounded by cobalt blue waters and dramatic rocky coastlines. We’ll fly you away from the stresses of life and you can flop down by the pool and relax because we’ve handpicked the best bit of Santorini and Folegandros to make this a truly romantic trip. Once you’ve worked up some energy to leave your peaceful hotel, we’ve found interesting sites, towns and naturally, endless beaches for you to amble along, hand in hand.
Land on Santorini, where you’ll head to the town of Oia and settle into your luxurious suite at the Adronis for a few splendid nights. With traditional Aegean white-washed architecture, these suites are truly serene. Hideaway here with your loved one and bathe in your private cave pool, overlooking the island’s crater bay. Indulge in some freshly caught seafood for lunch followed by an afternoon in the spa. You’ll be feeling fully revitalised and ready to climb to the pinnacle of the town where a ruined castle rests and you can enjoy fantastic views as the sunsets over your Arcadia.
In the following days explore the rest of the old town’s cobbled streets and blue domed churches or take a short drive to the 5000 year old Minoan site of Akrotiri; a kind of Greek-Pompeii where you can walk along the streets and into the painted houses of the ancient site. There are plenty of little beaches to discover as well, some of which can only be reached by boat, or add some glamour and take the hotel’s helicopter to a cove of your choice.
Flop on Folegandros
For the final part of your trip we’ve organised for you to set sail and float your way over to the black cliffs and white beaches on the eastern end of Folegandros. You’ll rest your head here for three nights in the boutique Anemi hotel. Blending seamlessly with the landscape the hotel is surrounded by perfumed gardens. Lie by the pool with a cocktail and admire the stunning sea views. Taking advantage of fresh, local ingredients you’ll even be able to taste the sunshine in the meals prepared at the delightful hotel restaurant.
The closest beach to your hotel is just 400m away, with sugar-white sands and sapphire water. Go for a paddle and then stroll up into the harbour village of Karavastasi and sit with locals in one of the few taverns. Spend a day exploring the rest of the island by car: beautiful Hora and medieval Kastro. You won’t want to leave this paradise isle and will be wishing mythical Calypso was there to keep you hostage. The ferry ride back to Santorini for your flight will help you transition back to reality, departing completely besotted with these island sanctuaries.