10Minos Beach Art Hotel

This stretch of Cretan coastline, heading north out of the town of Agios Nikolaos all the way up to Elounda, is home to more than just a few hotels… and while Minos Beach Art Hotel isn’t the biggest, the flashiest, or the most expensive of them, it still manages to stand out.

It’s long been a low-key favorite for high-profile guests who love its sense of seclusion; though not hard to reach, it’s set on its own little peninsula and feels as private as can be.