The DNA: With five public pools and breathtaking sea views, the boho-chic, adults-only, all-suite Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas resort is worlds away from – yet within walking distance of – bustling Oia. There’s also a spa with heated indoor pool and a restaurant serving Cretan specialties. There’s a laid-back ambiance to this peaceful resort whose sister property is Creta Maris in Crete. Black stone walls surround part-stone, part-white-washed buildings in a labyrinthine complex. Each cluster of suites centres around one of five pretty infinity pools, creating four village-like areas in different parts of the property. From grey, high-backed sofas designed by local design company Lab 11, to the immensely high ceilings and the industrial iron staircase leading to a cosy bar, there is a sense of style and space throughout.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 83 suites & 2 villas (35-200m2) (377-2,153 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2016 • interior design: Lab11 ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk