After a trip to Antiparos left Athenian Athanasia Comninos smitten by the under-the-radar island's rugged, unspoilt beauty, she decided to commit herself to the holiday romance and build a hotel there. Settling on the tranquil beach of Livadia, Comninos' slow-living-inspired The Rooster is an ode to the wild Antiparian hills: 16 private villas blend softly into the natural landscape, each with an accompanying pool. A short walk from the properties sits a traditional "bostani" - a bountiful garden whose produce is used in the resort's farm-to-table restaurant. The real draw, though, is the spa: picture a first-class wellness destination replete with Ayurveda-led treatments, talented practitioners, natural products and a heaven-sent relaxation area.
Livadia Bay, 840 07 Antiparos