This brand new boutique hotel has an exclusive air, but it’s not showy about it. Instead of big flamboyant statements, the design here is all about understated elegance. It all starts with the look of the place. This whitewashed cubist hotel is only three floors high and features glass-fronted balconies that face the mountains and sea. Behind them lie the bedrooms. They’re calm havens painted with white flashes of colour in the form of printed cushions and bold orange lampshades. As for in-room extras, flatscreen satellite TVs, minibars or mini-fridges and individually-controlled air-conditioning are all part of the package. One of the major plus points about this place is its rooftop garden. One side is devoted to an infinity pool – where you can try out Aqua Zumba when you’re not relaxing on the teak-wood sunloungers – while the opposite end has a pool bar for cocktails. Food plays a starring role on this terrace. There’s a restaurant up here, which serves Cretan and European cuisine. Plus, in May, June, September and October, the terrace is the setting for cooking classes, where you can learn to prepare Greek salads, appetisers, main dishes and desserts in a single master class. The terrace’s plus points continue with its spa, where massages, facials and nail treatments vie for attention on the pamper menu.