Kapsaliana Village, Arkadi
This boutique hotel is built around the bones of an 18th-century Cretan settlement. Seventeen of the original houses have now been restored, with four newer additions that echo the traditional feel. Each suite has bare stone interiors, wooden beams, a wood-burning fire and rustic farmhouse furniture. Outside, the pool overlooks stunning rural landscape. Set on the island's largest olive grove, the estate also features an ancient olive press that guests are free to explore.
Kapsaliana Village, Arkadi (00 30 28 3108 3400; kapsalianavillage.gr). Nightly from €130, including breakfast. Suites sleep two to four.