Private Property: Five New Villa Resorts

“Opening this month atop a cliff south of Fira, EROSANTORINI is a multi-level, four-villa estate with two acres of gardens, flora and olive, pistachio and lemon trees. Views from the property take in nearby whitewashed villages, the island’s sharp, jagged cliffs and sunsets over the caldera (like the ones for which tourists flock to the village of Oia in the north of the island, but sans the crowds).”

“The architecture is classic Cycladic cubist, and villas in palettes in of white, dark grey, blue and sage have private outdoor areas and plunge pools, heated polished cement floors, abundant blooms of red and fuchsia bougainvillea, and fireplaces suspended from the ceiling that appear to hover in mid-air. The virtue of philotimo, roughly translated as generosity or love with honor, informs every aspect of the stay, from yoga and Pilates with private trainers to the fine Greek food that can be enjoyed at outdoor patios, on the communal table in front of the kitchen or at a cliff-top table with the caldera and the Aegean sea unfurling below.”

—Sanjay Suryana