Syntopia – derived from the Greek ‘topos’, meaning ‘place’ – is a barefoot-luxury haven for the next generation of global travellers. Design is paramount – clean, contemporary lines dressed up in smart high-spec finishes, accented with subtle pops of natural textures. Light spaces that flow seamlessly into each other and harmonise with our lush Cretan surroundings. Pools coated with innovative micro-pebbles to mimic the sea, and a swish street-food canteen that’s fast and flavoursome but never fussy. Tropical splashes of foliage, hand-made ceramic bathroom fittings, intriguing knick-knacks from all over the globe – all delivered in a laid-back, friendly setting.