Sea Dreams is the perfect spot to watch the sun rise over the Mediterranean, if you’re up in time, thanks to being on the top floor of an apartment block on a south-east facing hillside. And at any time of the day, it’s definitely worth the climb up three flights of stairs. Step into a white-walled living/dining room with modern tiled floor and cheerful splashes of colour, and then straight out of sliding doors on to the large balcony to soak up those spectacular views. Guests in the double have an en suite shower and sea vistas; the twin looks over parkland and has a bathroom next door. The Swiss-based owners visit regularly and they love to cook, so the kitchen is well-equipped. For supplies, stroll down into the centre of this relaxed fishing port – beach, market, shops and restaurants are all within a ten-minute walk. Guests could even arrive in Cassis by train for a car-free holiday, but if needed there’s handy parking under the pines on the street. Heaps to do – take a boat trip to the spectacular bays of the Calanques, hike the trails on Cap Canaille, hire kayaks or use local buses to explore.