The Ancient Greeks believed that to sleep was to journey from the physical to the spiritual – a place where we could find rejuvenation and wake to start anew. So where better to enjoy a nap than under their sun?
In our Wake Up Like This series, we take you to places worth dreaming about. This time it’s the Greek island Syros, one of the Cyclades scattered on the Aegean sea. The quieter neighbour to Mykonos, it’s a place where the good life grows from the ground up – it’s in the earth, water and the sun. Perched here up on mountainous terrain, Villa Syros has been designed with winding down in mind. The terrace is the place for daydreamers, where the infinity pool spills over into the ocean’s sapphire blue below and the white stone villa glimmers in the sun. As those of us stuck on winter know, light is its own kind of therapy. Lie down, enjoy the breeze, drift off.