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Schisma Eloundas, Plaka
72053, PO Box 108 Greece
T: (+30) 28410 44700
E: info@cayoresort.com
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Res: (+30) 28410 44700
Fax: (+30) 28410 44700
Check-in: 14:00h, Check-out: 12:00h
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Rooms: 74
Architecture: Modern
Floors: 3, Lifts: 1
Open: June-November
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Rooms: 74
Architecture: Modern
Floors: 3, Lifts: 1
Open: June-November
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Schisma Eloundas, Plaka
72053, Greece
T: (+30) 28410 44700
E: info@cayoresort.com
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Res: (+30) 28410 44700
Fax: (+30) 28410 44700
Check-in: 14:00h, Check-out: 12:00h
The Concept

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is located in north-eastern Crete, in the famous Elounda bay overlooking the islet of Spinalonga, a candidate for the UNESCO List of World Heritage Site.

The concept behind the development of Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is focused on the timeless values of Greek culture, Greek hospitality, and of the lasting Cretan tradition.

The architectural design of the outdoor and indoor areas of Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa aims to showcase the incredible beauty of the landscape from every angle.

Modern comfort and luxury, coexist harmoniously in an environment that respects and enhances our cultural heritage.

Handpicked elements were used to achieve the seamless blend of our resort with the surrounding hills and the azure water of the Cretan archipelago.

Taping on in-depth knowledge of the latest trends in luxury tourism, we focus on providing high quality services where value and unique experiences are of the highest of priorities.
Book your stay in CAYO's exceptional facilities surrounded by a lush natural landscape and fill your days with unforgettable moments and precious memories.

Cayo Exterior

ACCOMMODATION

Room Types:

  • Superior Rooms: (Sea View)
  • Superior Pool Rooms: (Sea View)
  • Executive Heated Pool Rooms: (Sea View)
  • Deluxe Two Bedroom Pool Villas Premium: (Sea View)
  • Cayo Grand pool Villa Premium: (Sea View)

Air condition, LCD flat screen, satellite TV, direct dial phone, internet connection, safety deposit box, mini bar (upon request), bathrooms, hairdryer, bathrobes (upon request), slippers (upon request).

HOTEL FACILITIES

  • 2 outdoor pools (188 m2 and 160 m2)
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 bars (Lobby Bar & Main Pool Bar)
  • Fitness Room
  • 3 Conference rooms (conferences & special events)
  • 2 cable railways
  • Amphitheater (cultural and musical events)
  • 24-hours room service
  • SPA
  • Private parking space
  • Cayo’s spot on the beach of Plaka

BEACH

Explore the village of Plaka and its iconic beach and visit the historical island of Spinalonga, an UNESCO World Heritage List nominee.

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Location & Map Overview

Location

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa was born out of passionate love in the art of traveling. This new, ecologically sensitive resort celebrates Greece’s renowned hospitality with luxury & sophisticated elegance.
Cayo’s eco-friendly design and bioclimatic architecture make use of the area’s unique climate and ample sunlight. All luxurious rooms, villas, and suites come with private swimming pools offering a striking view of the islet of Spinalonga, a candidate for the UNESCO List of World Heritage Site.
Conceptualized by the famous Italian designer Gian Paolo Venier, Cayo’s interiors are alluring. Through unique artistry and craftsmanship, the eclectic décor and furnishings achieve a seamless blend of the resort’s look and feel with the beauty of its surroundings. Guests seeking luxury and comfort will experience the highest standard of wellbeing through an atmosphere of exquisite elegance and unique aesthetics coupled with personalized experiences. Live life the CΑΥΟ way!

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is located in a hill above the traditional village of Plaka overlooking the Elounda Bay and the legendary islet of Spinalonga. The town of Elounda is at a distance of 5.3km and the city of Agios Nikolaos 13km from CAYO's resort.

Plaka

This picturesque fishing village is located right opposite the islet of Spinalonga. Just a few steps from Cayo’s spot on the beach and a walking distance from Cayo accommodation Plaka will mesmerize you.

Elounda

Elounda is Crete’s renowned and radiant cosmopolitan destination. It is built on the grounds of the ancient city of Olous during the Minoan era. It possesses an inherent beauty that attracts travelers from all over the world.

Spinaloga Islet

Cayo’s unique location offers an unparalleled view of the islet of Spinalonga. Considered a prominent Cretan archaeological site. Spinalonga is also a UNESCO World Heritage List nominee. The origins of its long and tumultuous history can be traced back to Minoan and Hellenistic times and reach up to the first half of the 20th century through a continuous adaptation in different roles. Spinalonga’s strategic position in the entrance of ancient’s Olous harbor led to its fortification during its occupation from the Venetians and the Ottomans that occupied it at different times. Its archaeological site and museum are considered prime destinations. You can visit Spinalonga throughout the day, with small boats departing from Plaka’s harbor.

Agios Nikolaos

The town of Agios Nikolaos is an international, cosmopolitan resort of impressive beauty built on Lato’s ancient city’s ruins towards Kamara. Its famous lake is the town’s jewel. Enjoy a walk in the streets, get to know places of interest, or visit archaeological sites and museums. The surrounding hills provide the ideal environment for an all-day adventure filled with colors, flavors, and aromas. Throughout the day you can perambulate shops, restaurants, traditional cafes, and the local markets. Later on, the nightlife of Agios Nikolaos takes over, offering a diverse, multicultural entertainment you’ll enjoy to the core.

The Islet of Kolokytha

Don’t miss the neighboring island of Kolokytha and the hidden coves of Elounda. These secluded, scenic hideouts are explorable by boat.

The Inland

While the seafront offers plenty of motives to keep you busy throughout the day, the inland is equally inviting, with dozens of villages and settlements worth visiting each with their tales and traditions. Crossing the beautiful mountain path through centuries-old chapels and monasteries will enchant you. There are more than 70 villages and settlements in the area, each rich in traditions whose wealth awaits you to discover.

The village of Kritsa

Not far from the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos, we find one of Crete’s oldest and largest villages. Kritsa commands its surroundings from an amphitheatrical position. Its rich tradition accompanies an impressive history that goes back to many centuries. The village’s traditional architecture, its many residences, alleys, and preserved Byzantine churches make it an ideal destination to visit and travel back through time. About 3 km north of Kritsa, you’ll find the ruins of ancient Latos. Located in a naturally fortified and strategic location, they’ll reward your journey by offering stunning views of the Mirabello Bay.

The Archaelogical site of Knossos

At Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa, we celebrate Crete’s rich cultural heritage amidst every occasion. The experience of visiting the magnificent Palace of Knossos once the residence of the mythical King Minos is one that can hardly put into words.
Knossos Palace, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, is the preeminent symbol of Minoan civilization and the birthplace of thrilling stories, such as the myths of the Labyrinth with its Minotaur and Daedalus and Icarus. The location was populated as early as the neolithic times (6000 BC). Knossos remained an important city-state until the early Byzantine period. In its apogee, it reached a population of 100.000 citizens. The site covers an area of 22,000 m2. It reflected its status in all the facets of its economic, social, and cultural life of its era.
The site of ancient Knossos was discovered in 1878 AD by the Cretan archaeologist and merchant Minos Kalokairinos. Shortly after the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and his team started their excavations.
Their renowned work from 1900 to 1931 brought to light the palace, a large section of the Minoan city, and its cemeteries. Consequently, the British School of Archaeology at Athens and the local Archaeological Service continued their work on the site and broader region. Visiting the Archaeological Site of Knossos, you’ll embark on a mystic journey through time to a unique civilization that never ceases to inspire and amaze to this day

From May to October, Crete's climate is somewhat consistent. During July and August, Northern winds (Meltemi) prevail in the area providing a pleasing cooling effect. Temperatures vary in a range of 32 to 35 degrees Celsius (89-95 Fahrenheit).

By air, Crete is easily accessible. International airlines operate through Athens, with direct connections out of London and seasonal direct flights out of numerous European hubs. Athens-Heraklion takes a mere 55 minutes.

By ferry, Boats arrive daily at the ports of Heraklion and Chania departing from Piraeus or the Cycladic islands of Milos, Mykonos, and Santorini.

By car, Rent a car or bring your own. Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa distance from the ports of Chania and Heraklion is 202km and 66km.

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Covid-19

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is a brand new luxury travel-inspired resort born out of passionate love in the art of traveling and discovering the world’s treasures. The Resort’s luxurious facilities maiden voyage will begin in August 2020.
Here at Cayo, we understand that traveling is as individual as each one of our valued guests. We take joy and pride in excelling in the art of hospitality, setting our goal not only to meet but to exceed guests’ expectations through exquisite aesthetics and highly personalized services.

Starting at the beginning of 2020, we all experienced first hand the ways the COVID19 crisis disrupted our daily routines and work-life, along with our plans. As we enter the early days of summer, our minds and soul yearns for a few days of joy and relaxation.
As acknowledged worldwide, and presented in the comparative pan-European detailed report of the Bridge Tank Institute that compared coronary spread to ten major European countries, Greece had the best performance in Europe in terms of normalizing the epidemic curve.
In Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa, we focus on providing our guests with the best experiences while ensuring the utmost attention to their safety and wellbeing. Our operations and facilities comply with rules and regulations issued by the National Health & Safety Organization.
Every single one in our team has been through rigorous training, familiarizing themselves with suggested cleaning and hygiene protocols and directives issued by authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Greek government.
Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is the ideal place to reconnect with your family or loved ones and restore your contact with nature. Come and savor a few days of Greek summer and its unique qualities.

Arriving at Cayo

  • Guests requesting a transfer to the Resort can rest assured that our partners operate following all hygiene procedures and protocols. The number of passengers present in vehicles along with hygiene rules is meticulously observed according to protocols.

Contactless Procedures

  • In compliance with Covid-19 health protocols and safety measures issued for 2020, we made every effort to ensure that physical interaction is minimized. We are at your disposal to discuss any additional preferences that will improve your stay as our guest.
  • An exclusively designed application for mobile devices and tablets allows our guests to access their rooms and initiate contactless check-in procedures. In Cayo’s mobile app, guests may find useful information on the Resort and its services.

Open-air communal areas to enjoy and relax

  • CAYO offers open garden paths and spacious, beautifully decorated communal areas. Cayo’s swimming pool area, the lobby bar terrace, the restaurants, and more allow our guests to enjoy special moments while following social distancing practices.

Your temporary, shiny 'home' awaits you

  • Our team will be pleased to welcome our guests and escort them to their room following all guidelines established by the latest health protocols.
  • Cleanliness and sanitization or frequently touched surfaces in bedroom and bathroom areas are raised to a new standard. Enhanced cleaning protocols are implemented for guestrooms, including the removal of high-touch items.
  • Cayo’s rooms are equipped with designated personal hygiene products.
  • According to the 2020 guidelines for COVID19, the frequency our housekeeping team enters our guests’ rooms is at the guests’ discretion.

Enjoy dining with extended hours and confort

  • The spacious outdoor areas of our restaurants and bars allow you to enjoy special moments while maintaining all recommended social distancing practices.
  • The opening hours of our restaurants and bars were extended to ensure serving our customers without crowding.
  • Menus are available in a digital format both through Cayo's website and by scanning through your mobile each restaurant's QR code.
  • Prebooking reservations are implemented to ensure the ultimate service for our quests.
  • The minimum required distances between tables are observed.
  • Contactless payment is available in all of our bars and restaurants.
  • Our team members follow all hygiene standards and wear the required personal protective equipment.
  • Our executive chef and his team follow HACCP and ISO 22000.
  • Guidelines, plus all introduced sanitization protocols.

Your day by the pool or in Cayo's spot on the beach of Plaka

  • The appropriate distancing between sunbeds and umbrellas applies to both the swimming pool and beach areas.
  • All sunbeds are cleaned and disinfected following each use.
  • The chlorination of private and public swimming pools follows the newly established protocols.
  • As part of our compliance with Covid-19 health protocols and safety measures for 2020, the Spa indoor pool will not operate for this year.

Communal Areas

  • Cayo's guests and staff have access to multiple sanitization spots across the resort.
  • Signs in the resort's elevators and cable cars inform on the maximum capacity to ensure appropriate social distancing.
  • Each area's frequently used spots are appropriately sanitized.
  • Fitness Room & Armonia SPA.
  • Personal trainers and SPA therapies will be available upon request. Prebooking reservations are required
  • An exclusively designed application for mobile devices and tablets is available to make your check-out procedure as effortless as possible. Through our advanced check-out procedure, proforma invoices will be sent to our guests the night before departure. With the guest's approval, contactless payment may be applied through a payment link.

Procedures & Devices

  • Touchless thermometers will be available if required.
  • Disinfection of all luggage, drop off with PPE to ensure safety.
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The accommodation at Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa invites guests seeking luxury to Immerse into a world of exquisite elegance. An eclectic array of luxurious rooms, suites, and villas of exceptional interior and exterior design uniquely integrated into the historical landscape overlook the bay of the ancient city of Olous and the islet of Spinalonga.

Our opulent facilities, redefine luxury through a holistic experience in which our contemporary design and rich cultural heritage coexist harmoniously. From every angle of CAYO's interior spaces, our private terraces and infinity pools, the breathtaking surrounding and seascape ensure exceptional moments and cherished memories.

CAYO's exclusively designed luxurious rooms, suites, and villas were brought to life by selected artists uniquely blending traditional and state of the art techniques with the finest of materials aiming to elevate our eclectic guests' senses at every step of their stay. Our 24-hour concierge services are on call to serve your every need. Calling for a private dinner under the stars or asking for a personal trainer, yoga, and pilates sessions, a soothing massage on your private deck, these are just a few of the services we offer to meet your desires.

With alluring interiors and private pools overlooking the surrounding hills and the clear blue waters of Elounda Bay, Cayo’s 74 rooms, villas, and suites promise moments of complete relaxation.

Standard Accommodation Facilities & Services
  • COCO-MAT beds
  • Individual air-conditioning/heating
  • Lighting control system
  • Wi-Fi
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Electronic safety deposit box
  • 49″or 55″ Smart T.V.’s with satellite channels
  • Mini bar with bottles of water due to Covid19 policy (Please call reception for a refill or any special requirement at extra charge)
  • Coffee & tea facilities. Offered upon request due to Covid19 policy
  • Shower/W.C
  • Butler service (Upon request at extra charge)
  • Wake-up service
  • Maid service (daily upon request)
  • Towel change (upon request)
  • Hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, BIO Aroma bath amenities
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Linen change (daily upon request)
  • Laundry/dry cleaning/ironing service (offered at extra charge)

Architecture

Cayo’s distinctive architectural design and craftsmanship invite guests seeking luxury to immerse themselves into a world of exquisite elegance.
Thanks to a modern, eco-friendly design, Cayo’s facilities blend perfectly with the landscape. Its bioclimatic architecture highlights the healthful properties of the local climate. The slope of the ground is utilized for the optimal air and light exposure, which varies from every corner and angle of the resort, highlighting its outstanding decoration and panoramic views.
Cayo’s exclusively designed luxurious rooms, villas, and suites come with private swimming pools offering incredible views of the surrounding hills and the famous islet of Spinalonga.
When reflected through the surfaces of Cayo’s unique indoor and outdoor materials, Greece’s ample natural light produces a myriad of colors that elevate the experience of your stay. Modern, ecologically sensitive, elegant, and luxurious Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is the ultimate summer vacation destination.

Decoration & Design

Cayo’s alluring Interiors were conceptualized by the famous Italian art director and designer Gian Paolo Venier. Advanced forms of design combine elements of modern European culture with Greek and Cretan traditions in innovative ways.
With the remarkable artistic look of G.P Venier, rare and precious materials from all over the world are mixed with unique artistry. Touches of bright white marble from Brazil’s submarine quarries coexist with dottings of black volcanic pebbles from Sumatra. A variety of distinctive, handpicked elements treated with unparalleled artistry achieve a seamless blend of the resort’s look and feel with the surrounding hills and the azure water of the Cretan archipelago.
The eclectic décor and furnishings, custom made plates, and amenities, surprise, and delight the senses delivering touches of outstanding aesthetic.

Superior Room SV

Interior: 33 sqm
Exterior: 20 sqm furnished with veranda.
Beds: 1 King or 2 Single Beds
Extra Beds: One crib (or request)
* This room category is suitable for people using wheelchairs.

Elegantly appointed rooms with marvelous views of the sea, consisting of one spacious bedroom, a modern bathroom with a walk-in crystal cabin rain shower and a private furnished terrace.

Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults

Cayo Superior

Sample floor plan, images for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and size may vary from those shown.

Hairdryer SAT-TV DVD Player  
Minibar/Fridge Cable Television Wireless Internet Access  
iPod/Bose SoundDock X Safety Box Turn down service  
IDD telephone Air-conditioning Heating Coffee/Tea facilities  
Bathrobes/slippers (upon request) In-room electronic safe City View X
Sea View Private Balcony X Sitting Area
Living Room X Bathtub/WC Bathtub Shower/WC
Number of Rooms 3
Superior Pool Room SV

Interior: 33 sqm
Exterior: 30 sqm private furnished veranda
Swimming Pool: 15sqm fresh water pool with sun loungers & sunbeds
Beds: 1 King or 2 Single Beds
Extra Beds: One crib (or request)

Sophisticated minimal ambiance, these rooms comprise of a spacious bedroom with fine fabrics and furnishing and spectacular views of the Cretan Sea. The spacious open plan bathrooms designed for your relaxation showcase a separate walk-in crystal cabin rain shower, a private toilet and branded bathroom amenities. The private terrace leads to a private swimming pool and offers wide views of the sea and Spinalonga island.

Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults & 1 child (12 y.o.)

Cayo Superior Pool

Sample floor plan, images for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and size may vary from those shown.

Hairdryer SAT-TV DVD Player  
Minibar/Fridge Cable Television Wireless Internet Access  
iPod/Bose SoundDock X Safety Box Turn down service  
IDD telephone Air-conditioning Heating Coffee/Tea facilities  
Bathrobes/slippers (upon request) In-room electronic safe City View X
Sea View Private Balcony Sitting Area
Living Room X Bathtub/WC Bathtub Shower/WC
Number of Rooms 31
Executive Heated Pool Room SV

Interior: 33 sqm
Exterior: 30 sqm private furnished veranda.
Swimming Pool: 15 sqm fresh water heated pool with sun loungers and sunbeds.
Beds: 1 King or 2 Single Beds
Extra Beds: One sofa bed or One crib (or request)

These luxurious decorated rooms are designed to offer a sense of relaxation and comfort. They offer an expansive private furnished terrace and a 15 sq.m. heated fresh- water pool with sunbeds, making them the perfect “hideaway”. The spacious open plan bathrooms designed for your relaxation showcase a walk-in crystal cabin rain shower, premium toiletries and bathroom amenities.

Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child (02-12 y.o.)

executive

Sample floor plan, images for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and size may vary from those shown.

Hairdryer SAT-TV DVD Player  
Minibar/Fridge Cable Television Wireless Internet Access  
iPod/Bose SoundDock X Safety Box Turn down service  
IDD telephone Air-conditioning Heating Coffee/Tea facilities  
Bathrobes/slippers (upon request) In-room electronic safe City View X
Sea View Private Balcony Sitting Area
Living Room X Bathtub/WC Bathtub Shower/WC
Number of Rooms 30
Superior Heated Pool Suite SV

Interior: 66 sqm
Exterior: 20 sqm private furnished veranda
Swimming pool: 15 sqm fresh water heated pool with sun loungers and sunbed
Beds: 2 Queen or 4 twin beds

Sophisticated and stylish, these unique suites comprise of 2 spacious bedrooms, beautifully appointed, providing discretionary luxury. The elegant designed furniture the sumptuous fabrics and the luxurious bathrooms with a crystal cabin rain shower accompanied with branded guest amenities guarantee to sooth away all stress, creating a sense of calm and uplift. They also offer an expansive private furnished terrace and a 15 sq.m. heated fresh-water pool with sunbeds, making them the perfect “hideaway”.

Maximum Occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children (12 y.o.)

Superior Heated

Sample floor plan, images for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and size may vary from those shown.

Hairdryer SAT-TV DVD Player  
Minibar/Fridge Cable Television Wireless Internet Access  
iPod/Bose SoundDock X Safety Box Turn down service  
IDD telephone Air-conditioning Heating Coffee/Tea facilities  
Bathrobes/slippers (upon request) In-room electronic safe City View X
Sea View Private Balcony Sitting Area
Living Room X Bathtub/WC ✓ or Shower/WC
Number of Rooms 3
Deluxe Two Bedroom Pool Villa Premium SV

Interior: 125m2 (First & ground floor = 77m2 - Basement = 42m2)
Outdoor spaces: 40m2 with panoramic sea & mountain view
Outdoor private pool: 16m2 - outdoor shower
Outdoor dining area & sitting area
In total 2 double beds & a double sofa bed for 4+2 pax. Upon request, our double beds can also be transformed into separate twin beds

CAYO's luxurious 3-level villas sit at the top spot of the resort. Flooded with natural light, they provide unobstructed, spectacular views of the ever-tranquil crystal clear, blue waters, and the islet of Spinalonga.

Enjoy the spacious 40 sq.m. private furnished outdoor area, and its large heated fresh-water swimming pool. Spacious sea view bedrooms with king-size beds and en suite bathrooms provide a relaxing atmosphere, making it the ideal place to unwind.

Indulge yourself in the modern and cozy living room, enjoying a panoramic view followed by a private dinner under the stars.

Maximum Occupancy: 6 person, adults or/and children

Delyxe two dedroom

Sample floor plan, images for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and size may vary from those shown.

Hairdryer SAT-TV DVD Player  
Minibar/Fridge Cable Television Wireless Internet Access  
iPod/Bose SoundDock X Safety Box Turn down service  
IDD telephone Air-conditioning Heating Coffee/Tea facilities  
Bathrobes/slippers (upon request) In-room electronic safe City View X
Sea View Private Balcony Sitting Area
Living Room X Bathtub/WC ✓ or Shower/WC
Number of Rooms 6
Cayo Grand Pool Villa Premium SV

Interior spaces: 210m2 (First & ground floor = 125m2 - Basement = 85m2)

Outdoor spaces: 110m2 with panoramic sea & mountain view

Outdoor private pool: 27m2 - outdoor shower

In total, 3 double beds & a double sofa bed for 6+2 pax. Upon request, our double beds can also be transformed into separate twin beds.

CAYO's Premium Grand Villa sits on the highest spot of the resort overlooking the azure waters of the Cretan archipelago. Arranged in 3 separate levels, all connecting through an elevator, this Premium Grand Villa is a marvel of modern architecture. With luxury and comfort in mind, the Villa's designers used traditional and state of the art techniques supplemented with the finest of materials. The Villa's unique one-off design, with its sunny spacious interiors, blends harmoniously with the surrounding area through private terraces, and a large heated swimming pool matching the landscape's breathtaking beauty.

Minimum Occupancy: 2 adults
Maximum Occupancy: 6 adults or 2 adults & 4 children

Presidential

Sample floor plan, images for illustration purposes only. Actual room layout and size may vary from those shown.

Hairdryer SAT-TV DVD Player  
Minibar/Fridge Cable Television Wireless Internet Access  
iPod/Bose SoundDock X Safety Box Turn down service  
IDD telephone Air-conditioning Heating Coffee/Tea facilities  
Bathrobes/slippers (upon request) In-room electronic safe City View X
Sea View Private Balcony Sitting Area
Living Room Bathtub/WC Both Shower/WC
Number of Rooms 1
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Dining at Cayo’s restaurants, you will enjoy a plethora of international, Mediterranean, and Greek homemade recipes. An abundance of flavors, colors, and aromas promise to raise awareness and drive your senses to another level. The light’s path and its reflections in the uniquely decorated exterior spaces of Cayo will accompany your day with impressive, colorful iridescence.
Cayo’s guests will be delighted to know that our experts collect the freshest seasonal produce, locally sourced from selected eco-friendly farms. Seasonal herbs come in part from the resort’s organic garden. Cayo’s menus are crafted by the influential Chef Lefteris Lazarou – the first Greek chef to be awarded one Michelin Star.

We promise to enhance your journey at Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa with an abundance of flavors, colors, and aromas emanating from our chef's art. Our team of experts selects daily the freshest, highest quality ingredients our fertile soil has to offer, immersing our guests in a world of unique flavors.

From our world-renowned Mediterranean cuisine and its heavenly delicious Greek recipes to our specialised international menu, our team of experts will ensure a carefully crafted, beautifully presented experience with dishes aiming to satisfy all of your senses while seated in Cayo's meticulously designed dining areas with a view to the beauty of the eternal blue sky and the vast blue sea.

Cayo's International Restaurant is the perfect place to start your day with a delicious Greek and international breakfast and finish it with a rich selection of dinner choices. We serve throughout the day delicious Mediterranean lunches at our Pool Mediterranean Restaurant. At Cayo's Greek Gourmet Restaurant, you'll enjoy our Executive Chef's creative interpretations of our filled with tasty secrets traditional Greek cuisine.

RESTAURANT

The Greek word “Aμβροσία” means “immortality.” In Greek Mythology, the consumption of ambrosia was typically reserved for divine beings such as the Greek Gods. According to Homer’s poems, ambrosia and nectar were the Gods’ food and drink.

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Service Type Breakfast on buffet basis
Dinner (half board) on buffet basis
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Dinner: 19.00 - 21.30
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Cayo Ambrosia

RESTAURANT

As the sun sets, the light’s path and its reflections on the restaurant’s exterior spaces set an idyllic setting. Begin your evening with refreshing spirits. Savor a fiesta of Gourmet creative interpretations of timeless traditional Greek recipes directly from our Executive Chef’s hands.

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Service Type A la Carte
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Cayo Kelari

RESTAURANT

Located in a beautiful area by the pool, it overlooks the famous islet of Spinalonga. Explore Cayo’s Mediterranean cuisine through an abundance of Mediterranean flavors, colors, and aromas promising to excite your senses. Serves pool snacks & lunch a la carte from 11:00 a.m. to 19.00 hrs.

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Cayo Sage

RESTAURANT

From a fresh juice to a variety of authentic Cretan “meze” or signature cocktails, you’ll never run out of choices. Enjoy the day at CAYO’s seafront with a view of Plaka’s picturesque village and the famous islet of Spinalonga.

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Operating Hours From 10: 00- 19.00 hrs
Lunch 12:00-16:00 hrs
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Cayo Stone

EMERALD

Cayo’s cozy and beautifully decorated lobby bar connects to a spacious outdoor patio (veranda). A magnificent view of the surrounding area and the islet of Spinalonga create the perfect setting to enjoy drinks and cocktails.

Location Near the entrance area
Includes an outdoor pario (veranda)
Cuisine Type Variety of Food
Service Type Drinks & Coctails
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Operating Hours 12:00 - 20:00 hrs
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Cayo Emerald

ENASTRON

A few meters from Cayo’s grand swimming pools right next to beautiful loungers and umbrellas, the Enastron Bar offers cocktails that will delight your senses.

Location Main Pool Bar
Cuisine Type Variety of Food
Service Type Drinks & Coctails
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Operating Hours 07:00 - 00:00 hrs
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Cayo Enastron Bar

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Separated space within the pool creates the Kid’s pool.

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Beach

The sapphire blue hues of the sea-skimming the white pebbles of the beach of Plaka form an idyllic seascape to enjoy a perfect day on the beach. A dedicated beach shuttle helps our guests transfer from the resort to seafront.

Come for a morning swim to start your day refreshed or relax on luxurious shaded loungers. Indulge yourself in the velvety feel of a sun lounger complemented with towels and amenities and let yourself to the healing companionship of the Greek sun that glitters over the crystal clear waters.

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Entertainment & Sports
EXPERIENCE YOUR DAY THE CAYO WAY

Elounda is one of the most sought-after scenic spots on the island of Crete. The area's earth-given beauty experienced through CAYO's luxurious facilities provides a holistic experience. Enjoy an idyllic day on our pool decks.

Check our Pool bar for a refreshment or be tempted away by epicurean delights at our restaurants. Order some of our luxurious amenities and relaxing treatments in the privacy of your room, suite, or Villa. Our expert concierge staff and guest services will advise you of worthy events, excursion, and custom made adventures tailored to your desires.

Let us cater to your individual needs and wellbeing with an extensive range of spa treatments promising to restore your wellness and inner peace. CAYO's Spa features a large heated indoor pool, steam room, three treatment rooms, sauna, hair salon, and a nail salon.

From fabulous wedding ceremonies to corporate events, CAYO can accommodate a variety of activities. For professionals seeking to combine business with a few days of luxurious relaxation, CAYO's facilities, along with its team of experts, can host corporate events. Our conference room and amphitheater have a capacity of 180 guests.

NEARBY DESTINATIONS WORTH EXPLORING
Plaka

The picturesque fishing village of Plaka at the Mirabello bay right opposite the islet of Spinalonga is a destination in its own right worth exploring.

Elounda

Elounda is Crete's renowned and radiant cosmopolitan destination. Its inherent beauty attracts travelers from every part of the world. Built on the grounds of the ancient city of Olous of the Minoan era is nowadays the preferred destination of those seeking luxurious vacations and unique experiences tailor made to satisfy even the most demanding and eclectic tastes.

The islet of Kolokytha

The hidden coves of Elounda and the neighboring island of Kolokytha are beautiful secluded hideouts explorable by boat.

Spinaloga islet

Τhe Panoramic view from CAYO's interior and exterior spaces overlook the bay of the ancient city of Olous and the famous islet of Spinalonga surrounded by the crystal clear, blue waters of the Cretan archipelago. Spinalonga, a UNESCO World Heritage List nominee, is considered one of the most prominent archaeological sites of Crete. Spinalonga's long and tumultuous history can be traced back to Minoan and Hellenistic times and has through different roles and uses continued up to the first half of the 20th century. Spinalonga's strategic position in the entrance of ancient's Olous harbor led to its fortification during its occupation from the Venetians and the Ottomans that occupied it at different times. A step away from CAYO's ACCOMMODATION and at a very close distance from the coast is Spinalonga's archaeological site and museum. Both are considered top destinations worth visiting and can be reached throughout the day with a ferry departing from Plaka's harbor.

The hinterland

As much as CAYO's seafront offers plenty of reasons to keep you busy throughout your stay, the beautifulness of our surrounding mountainous area promises an unforgettable experience. If you are interested in hiking, cycling, or climbing, crossing the beautiful mountain path through centuries-old chapels and monasteries will enchant you. There are more than 70 villages and settlements in the area, each with its unique tradition and threads of a culture whose wealth awaits you to discover.

The Archaeological Site of Knossos

At CAYO Resort & Spa, we celebrate Crete's rich cultural heritage amidst every occasion. The experience of visiting the magnificent Palace of Knossos once the residence of the mythical King Minos is one that can hardly put into words. Knossos Palace, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, is the preeminent symbol of Minoan civilization as well as the birthplace of thrilling stories, such as the myths of the Labyrinth with its Minotaur and Daedalus and Icarus. The location was populated as early as the neolithic times (6000 B.C.), and Knossos remained an important city-state until the early Byzantine period. Despite its destruction by two earthquakes, the Palace of Knossos was rebuilt and reached in its apogee, a population of 100.000 citizens. The site covered an area of 22,000 m2 that reflected its status in all the facets of its economic, social, and cultural life. The site of ancient Knossos was discovered in 1878 A.D. by the Cretan archaeologist and merchant Minos Kalokairinos. Shortly after the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and his team started their excavations. Their renowned work from 1900 to 1931 brought to light the palace, a large section of the Minoan city, and its cemeteries. Consequently, the British School of Archaeology at Athens and the local Archaeological Service continued their work on the site and its wider region. Visit the Archaeological Site of Knossos and embark on a mystic journey through time to a unique civilization that never ceases to inspire and amaze to this day.

SPORTS

For those in an athletic mood, our fitness center comes equipped with state-of-the-art training equipment and cardiovascular exercise systems, all overlooking the seafront. Enjoy a nice warmup, an all-embracing stretching, or a vigorous workout anytime throughout the day from 9am to 7pm.

  • Fully equipped gym room
  • Conference room (conferences, cinema & special events)
  • Beach house
  • Gym (fully equipped)
  • Yoga studio
  • High speed watercrafts & catamaran (available for charter)
  • Water sports
  • Wine-cellar
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SPA

The Spa facilities of Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa are exclusively designed to cater for your every whim, to entice you with indulgent treatments and recalibrate your inner balance. This holistic temple of wellness is situated at the lower level of the resort. It features a large heated indoor pool, three treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna, a hair salon and a nail salon. Pamper yourself and choose from an extensive range of spa treatments that will inspire, revive and restore you.

Spa premises include:

  • Private treatment rooms, each offering the ultimate in pampering and elegance
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Fitness Studio with latest technology
  • Relaxation Area
  • Thermal Area offering Hammam & Sauna
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TRANSFERS

Transfers can be arranged from / to the hotel upon request at extra charge.

MEDICAL SERVICES
  • Closest Doctor is 600 m away.
  • Closest Pharmacy is 600 m away.
  • Closest Hospital is 15 km away.
BANK

Closest Bank ATM is 600 m away.

GUEST SERVICES

Employees at the reception lobby are available for information, excursions and special requests.

SECURITY

24-hour security and fire protection.

ELECTRICITY

220 V

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Contact Information
Sales & Marketing Managerreservations@cayoresort.com, T: (+30) 28410 44700

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