The Arco Suites complex has 49 suites and villas in buildings constructed of stone and wood. Some of the rooms are carved into the cliffs of Crete’s Mononaftis Bay. Each of the suites at this Greek hotel has its own private saltwater pool overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Some of the suites were carved directly into the cliff, with parts of the rock exposed around the pool terraces and throughout the interior to preserve the feeling of a cave. The stone walls also help maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year, reducing the need for heating and air conditioning.
The hotel’s common areas are furnished with custom-made marble, natural fabrics and copper and wood details. It features several outdoor lagoons and an indoor spa, with oval design and smooth stone, which contrast with the roughly carved walls and wooden doors.
In addition, this wellness-focused establishment houses a Byzantine hammam, a Finnish sauna, two treatment rooms, an outdoor pool and a heated pool.