Villa Ippocampi, Koutouloufari
Built in classic Greek-island style, this resort offers 11 simple apartments and two larger suites. Laid-back and peaceful, each is set in a leafy walled garden lined with olive, lemon and orange trees. Most also have a private terrace and pergola with views of the blue Aegean waters and the old fishing port of Chersonissos. The town of Koutouloufari itself is a traditional tangle of winding lanes and tavernas, within easy reach of a range of sandy beaches.
Villa Ippocampi, Koutouloufari (00 30 28 9702 2316; ippocampi.gr). Nightly from €100, self catering. Villas sleep two to five.