The Mansion at Daios Cove is undoubtedly Crete's most exclusive address, hidden in a hillside position affording uninterrupted luxury. The three-storey luxury abode showcases over 600-square-metres of space, all of which is beautifully designed with an understated style, featuring clean lines, handpicked materials and thought-provoking works of art. The whole building is flooded with sunlight for most of the day, while the boundless view of the deep blue Aegean Sea makes for a picture-perfect scene through the abundant floor-to-ceiling windows.
Inside the open-plan interior, you'll find a well-equipped kitchen, sumptuous sitting rooms with sea views, and three generously sized bedrooms, complete with en suite bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes. There's also an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room and sauna for undisturbed relaxation, along with a private Technogym fitness studio for those who wish to keep up their regime. Step outside onto your 250-square-metre terrace and deck and slip into your cliffside outdoor pool or spend the evening dining alfresco with awe-inspiring views of the horizon.
Of course, although you may feel encapsulated in your own escape while staying in the Mansion, you're still welcome to relish the resort's outstanding choice of facilities. Relax by the infinity swimming pool or on the resort's private beach, while letting little ones' imaginations run wild at the Children's Club and Crèche, and when you've built up an appetite, gastronomical delights await at six dining venues, where award-winning chefs conjure up globally inspired cuisine.
For those who'd prefer to see the island's beauty up close and personal, there's a long list of excursions and adventures that will reveal why Crete is one of Greece's hottest destinations. Hop aboard Daios Cove's RIB boat for an itinerary of tranquil Mirabello Bay, head off-the-beaten-track with a 4x4 Land Rover adventure through quaint mountain villages and across untouched landscapes, or simply explore on foot; stroll through bustling Agios Nikolaos or soak up the sea air in picture-perfect Elounda.