Stay at Daios Cove
It’s easy to lose track of time admiring the dramatic setting of this cliffside resort. Located in a natural amphitheatre, each of the five descending layers of this luxury getaway tumbles down toward a private sandy beach and all share exquisite views over Vathi Bay. This is the second-most expensive hotel built in Greece, and it shows. With a labyrinth of stairs and tunnels connecting the levels, taking time to explore the vast complex is endlessly rewarding. Guests – especially those with families – have no reason to ever think of leaving.
Around an hour’s drive east from Crete’s Heraklion Airport, along the winding coastal road. The resort is also just a short 12 mile journey from the fascinating isle of Spinalonga, home to both a Venetian fort and former leper colony.
If it’s waking up to a view you crave then a stay here won’t disappoint. Each room has a stunning view over the bay while even the standard rooms boast bathtubs and living rooms. Larger rooms and suites come complete with private plunge pools. While the top-end villas have two floors, a circular bath, a splash pool and a sauna.
Who is it for
Families. This is luxury in a very family-friendly setting. If you are looking for romantic walks with your beau on an empty beach, we advise you to look elsewhere.
Facilities & activities
With six on-site restaurants and an award-winning cocktail bar you are spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink. While the private beach, the spectacular pool, the kids’ club and tennis courts will keep your children occupied. And when they get too much, the on-site crèche with British and local staff will come to your rescue.