Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suites is an upscale 135-room property found right along the Sea of Crete. Built like a Greek village with classic whitewashed stone, the family-owned hotel is popular for its shallow sandy beaches and outdoor swimming pools. The food receives solid reviews, particularly Swell Restaurant, run by Michelin Star awarded chef Ettore Botrini. Some rooms are more modern than others and all have a balcony or terrace. (It's worth paying extra for a sea view.) Various recreational activities like tennis, paddle boats, and mini golf are welcome features, but fees for in-room Wi-Fi, safes, and use of the guest computer can leave visitors feeling nickel and dimed.