Europe in summer is a dream for most travelers. Long days, wonderful weather and plenty of time off to enjoy it all. Here are some of our favorite summer retreats on the continent that will make it a trip to remember.
Aenaon Villas on Santorini was built on a cliff overlooking the sweeping Aegean Sea, a breathtaking Greek escape includes seven whitewash villas, each built with the care of traditional Cycladic architecture. The property displays elegance and luxury at every turn. White walls, furniture and décor help to further define the dramatic sea views that are plainly seen from each secluded villa. (from 300 € – 7 villas) @aenaonvillas
Giorgos: “My wife and I had wanted to create a place just like this; it was our dream for quite a while. After having worked as an engineer and my wife in public relations we decided to create a small boutique property like this one and run it ourselves during the last years of our working life. We were sure we’d enjoy this lifestyle very much.”
A breath of fresh air for those who are used to traditional and overdone luxury accommodations, San Giorio on Mykonos is a project for those who want to enjoy simple elegance under the same roof as like-minded people. Design-oriented and highly unique, this hotel includes organic elements that are only further accentuated by the highly coveted sea views situated on one of the most scenic areas of the island between Paradise and Paranga beaches.
Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel, who transformed the Paradise Club into one of the most popular nightclubs in the world, developed San Giorgio in a bohemian style and down-to-earth gypset, tailored to pleasure-seekers enraptured with the euphoric energy of Grecian paradise. (from 170 € – 32 rooms) @sangiorgiomyk
Château de la Resle
Château de la Resle is located in the wine making region of Burgundy in France, built in the 17th century, and has the charm of a well-loved private home. (from 195 € – 6 rooms and suites)
“Château de la Resle is one of these typical French country side châteaux. They make you want to get closer and discover their beauty; an intriguing mix of romance and authenticity, sometimes impressive in size but often small enough to imagine a comfortable home.”
Masseria Fumarola is a traditional house topped with 11 trulli. Once a working farm run by the grandmother of present owner Anna, and converted into a hotel by Anna’s architect father. The 14 rooms and suites spread across the main building and a scattering of outhouses are soothing and spacious. The Masseria is a stylish piece of rural Italian life, a place to savour simple delights. Ana’s husband Claudio, the son of Baroness Ilaria Ciani Bassetti and Baron Vincenzo also runs Castello di Roncade with an attached vineyard close to Venice. (from 160 € – 14 rooms)
Chic and modern are the words that best describe the Giri on Ibiza, which situated in San Juan, amidst a secluded natural environment. Guestrooms are appointed in sexy, modern luxury, and the spa and gourmet cuisine takes guests to a new level of elegance. (from 250 € – 7 rooms and villas)
Areias do Seixo
Areias do Seixo is a Portuguese treasure is inspired by the natural surroundings and offers a variety of experiences, from modern luxury to rustic romance. Areias de Seixo is not only highly energy efficient with locally sourced construction materials, but it also blends the indoor and outdoor spaces. Overall this boutique hotel offers a particularly organic feel. (from 295 € – 7 rooms and villas) @areiasdoseixo
Let us know what are your favorite boutique hotels in Europe!