The best way to hide something is to leave it in full view, according to “Sleuth”, a movie starring Michael Caine and Lawrence Olivier. I didn’t realize what I was actually seeing until Kent pointed it out. It really does appear to be part of the town’s skyline but is a huge cruise ship dwarfing the actual town of Agios Nikolaos.
This is a view which cuts out the bow of the ship which makes the whole thing look more like an apartment block. Ah well, this is a very important part of the tourist trade on which Crete relies so heavily.