ELITE TRAVELER

Whitewashed walls, stone-tiled floors, and a cliffside location make this intimate inn in the Cyclades Islands a classic. The steps that lead from the street to the front door are seemingly endless, but the panorama is worth the hike. From either the terraced pool or your private balcony, the views across the caldera (of toy-size ferries on the blue Aegean sea) are among the most spectacular in the islands. They are especially good at sunset, so have a bottle of local retsina and wine-glasses on hand – and a plate ready to break, of course, in the Greek tradition of celebration. Opa!