The resort's villas, and a collection of stylish suites, are clustered across a steep hillside where white-washed buildings peek out from a forest of palm trees and exotic plants, living roofs with grassy lawns and ubiquitous cacti. Inside, antique fixtures and furnishings lend an old-style elegance, enhanced by colour schemes of royal or soft pastel blues, deep turquoise, charcoal chocolate and ochre. As the lead-in categories, Deluxe Suites feature elegantly crafted decor and sublime sea or garden views. Superior and Junior Suites add in the likes of private pools, massage rooms and guaranteed sea views. It's the villas, though, which truly shine. With everything from private pools and courtyards to dining areas, lounges and kitchens, they're incredibly spacious and the perfect spot to relax with family or friends in wonderful seclusion.
Breakfast is served buffet style in the sea view restaurant overlooking the pool, there's a wide selection of hot and cold dishes, Cretan options, plus champagne and fresh juices. Guests on a half-board option dine in the Argo restaurant, whilst the Daphni restaurant by the candlelit pool is a la carte serving a selection of Greek dishes. Try the grilled octopus served with hummus and tomato marmalade or the luscious lobster spaghetti – delicious!
Between relaxing and exploring the island itself, you'll want to make the most of the hotel's facilities. Choose between chef-prepared barbecues, served in your villa; indulgent spa treatments; or time spent soaking up the sun at the hotel's own beach club. There's also a gym, sauna, steam room and outdoor whirlpool bath on site. Or, for something a little different, why not enjoy an expert-led olive oil or wine tasting, head out on a private yacht trip or even book a helicopter experience for the ultimate island views.