Alongside villas dotted across the coast, Abaton is also home to five restaurants and a beach club. Spend lazy afternoons at Buddha Bar Beach, sister to the Mykonos outpost of the same name, by the sparkling infinity pool or head to the spa, which offers facials, massages and body scrubs using ELEMIS products.

The island’s capital Heraklion is a 30-minute drive away – head to the Minoan palace of Knossos, an astonishing Bronze Age archaeological site.