A cool, contemporary island getaway near quiet Sissi.With its modernist architecture and chic interior design, Castello Boutique Hotel and Spa is a hip hideaway made for grown-up escapes. The rooms and suites blend neutral decor and dark wood detailing with splashes of colour and designer flourishes. All come with terraces and luxurious bathrooms, while some have private pools and Jacuzzis. For top-to-toe treats, make your way to the spa for a sauna, hammam or massage. Sip aperitifs beside the illuminated pool before an evening of gourmet cuisine at Elea Restaurant. Or swap big banquets for a romantic meal for two, specially prepared and brought to your room. If you can tear yourself away, the picturesque fishing village of Sissi is just moments away. Castello Boutique Hotel and Spa is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.THINGS TO ENJOYFreshwater pool, Elea restaurant, in-room fine dining, Callista Spa and fitness centre, sauna and hammam, hair salon, poolside Aroma Bar, live piano music, limousine transfers and parking.NEAR CASTELLO BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPAThe village of Sissi, beaches, Malia and its Minoan palace, Milatos Cave, Hersonissos, Knossos and Heraklion city.