Eleonas offers 20 pastel-coloured cottages on a sloping mountainside in southern Crete, with a lovely pool and taverna. The estate grows its own vegatables and has a handful of goats, chickens and horses, which guests are invited to help feed. The mountainous scenery is perfect for activity enthusiasts too, with boat rides, bird-watching, mountain biking and horse-riding on hand at nearby Lake Zaros and the Agios Nikolaos canyon.
Eleonas, Zaros (00 30 28 9403 1238; eleonas.gr). Nightly from €70, including breakfast. Cottages sleep two to four.