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Acro Suites, Crete
Carved into a rocky peninsula with cliff-hanging pools jutting above the sea, Acro Suites has a high-octane setting that belies the low-key ambience. Acro means “on the edge” in Greek, and this wellness retreat is both literally and metaphorically removed from the tourist fray on Crete’s north coast. Loft, wave, or cave suites each have their own saltwater pool. Interiors reflect the dramatic scenery, with rough-hewn marble, exposed stone walls, untreated wood, and organic textiles. Enjoy a “floating breakfast” in your pool after yoga in the circular bamboo shala, or before a Biologique facial in the Byzantine- style Bath House. Cremnos restaurant elevates the wholesome Cretan diet into refined fare such as a Greek gazpacho with soft katiki cheese and olive oil, and grouper fricassée with steamed greens, roasted fennel root, and local herbs.
Rates: From around $615 a night.
Best for: Wellness aficionados who appreciate daily yoga and nutritious fare.