Another once-in-a-lifetime property, Villa Akri is truly spectacular. Perching high over a craggy hillside, this magnificent villa looks out right across the valley and Chania Bay. To try match the majesty of nature, the self-catering villa’s interior is designer Italian, with high-range furnishings and fittings. Along with the views, a major attraction is the infinity pool disappearing as if into the ocean, complete with outdoor hot tub and a terrace lined with loungers. A secluded ‘secret beach’ is close to the villa, while the traditional villages of Kokkino Chorio and Plaka are nearby.