Island hopping? Yes, it’s a bit of an over-used term for travel experiences and you can do it anywhere but the trick is picking the perfect lovely islands between which you do the hopping. Our favourites for this summer? Santorini and Folegandros: if you want to sample the southern Cyclades in style this summer (and you should) these Greek gems are undoubtedly the perfect pair.
volcanic charm in santorini
This experience starts with four days in spectacular Santorini. Ok – this is hardly a little secret but the fact is its just a stunning place and is also the perfect intro to your stay at Foledgandros. Staying at the gorgeous Santorini Grace, you relax into a scene of effortless style with bags of substance. All said it’s a pretty special place. So what to do? Well, by day why not take a private yachting trip to volcanic craters or accompany a master of wine and meet the island’s best wine-makers before heading out to the island’s fantastic restaurants and exclusive night spots. Believe us, it’s not long (well, no time at all in actual fact) before you’ll be captivated by this beautiful volcanic island’s sophisticated charm.
relaxation bliss in folegandros
Then, for an altogether more laid-back experience, and we are talking insider knowledge here, head over to neighbouring island Folegandros for three days of pure, unadulterated relaxation. Only reachable by ferry, this is the southern Cyclades’ best kept secret: 32 square miles of unspoilt paradise. On arrival you’ll be whisked off to The Anemi Hotel, a chic boutique overlooking the sparkling Aegean. Seamlessly blending traditional Cycladic architecture with a contemporary twist, this is one little gem that you will fall in love with and find it hard to share with others such will be your wish to keep this treasure to yourself. But you’ll talk. Trust us. It’s hard to keep your mouth shut about this one (that’s why we are jabbering on).
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