Asteria is Greek for “sky full of stars,” and this villa has some of the best seats in the house. Come nightfall, sink into a butterfly chair on the northwest side of the L-shaped infinity pool and watch the show: the moon descending beyond the Aegean Sea, above you, the milky way’s luminous spiral.
Daytime pursuits are just as pleasurable in this hillside villa in Sifnos, with a traditional stone façade that echoes the rugged outcroppings. Inside, living and outdoor areas face west, offering shade in the morning and views of the Aegean and the Western Cyclades from nearly every turn. One floor down is a playroom, equipped with a TV, table tennis, and a kitchenette with a small fridge.
Two bedrooms, to the right of the entrance, are stunning places to retire, with crisp beds looking seaward. Left of the entrance is the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and direct access to the pool; a little farther down the corridor is a second bedroom with its own private sea view balcony.
Pluck some thyme or oregano from the bushes outside and cook a Greek feast, or lay poolside, still and peaceful as the nature around you. Explore the small, low-key island of Sifnos when adventure calls.