Welcome to Hora
With gorgeous views of the island from its hilltop eyrie, enchanting Hora is more than just a whitewashed mountain settlement. As you wander its incense-scented warren of 17th-century houses, wind gusting through the alleys, the Boschian forms of St John's demons scuttling behind in your imagination, it's easy to see why Hora draws people back again and again. Allegedly there are more monasteries per square metre here in Hora than anywhere else in the world. Aside from the sanctity of the place there are some lovely boutiques selling fine clothes and jewellery, and a couple of interesting galleries and upscale bars.