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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
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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.

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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

74 rooms • 2 main swimming pools (1 heated) • 4 restaurants • 2 bars • Conference room (conferences, cinema & special events) • Spa (heated indoor pool, treatment rooms, steam room, sauna, hair & nail salon) • Water sports • gym room • Parking area.

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

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.

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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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

Cayo’s Executive Chef creatively reinterprets the traditional Greek cuisine at the Greek Gourmet Restaurant. The Pool Mediterranean Restaurant serves delectable Mediterranean lunches, while the International Restaurant is the perfect place to start or finish your day with quality Greek and international breakfast & dinner choices.

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BAR

Let the day pass you by with a signature cocktail by our professional mixologists at Cayo’s main bar, or indulge in the finest pleasure of wine-tasting choosing from a wide selection of exceptional wine labels from the resort’s well-equipped wine cellar.

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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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Other Services
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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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.

Standard Accommodation Facilities & Services
  • individual air-conditioning/heating
  • Wi-Fi
  • direct-dial telephone
  • electronic safety deposit box
  • 49″ or 55″ Smart T.V.'s with satellite channels
  • mini fridge
  • mini bar
  • coffee & tea facilities, Coffee machine (daily refill of coffee capsules)
  • shower/W.C., hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, bathroom amenities
  • Balcony/terrace, wake-up service, maid service (twice daily), towel change (twice daily), linen change (daily)
  • 24-hour room service & laundry/dry cleaning/ironing service (offered at extra charge)
Superior Room SV

Interior: 33 sqm
Beds: 1 King or 2 Single Beds
Extra Beds: One crib (or request)

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

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Superior Pool Room SV

Interior: 33 sqm
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

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Executive Heated Pool Room SV

Interior: 33 sqm
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.)

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Superior Heated Pool Suite SV

Interior: 77 sqm
Beds: 1 King or 2 Single Beds
Extra Beds: One extra bed (or request)

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

Superior Heated
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

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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

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DETAILED ROOM TYPE FURNISHING TABLE

Room type Furnishing

Number City View Sea View Private Balcony Sitting Area
Living Room Bathtub/WC Shower/WC
Superior Room SV 3 ✓  Bathtub  ✓
Superior Pool Room SV 31  ✓ Bathtub  ✓
Executive Heated Pool Room SV 30 ✓   ✓ ✓  Bathtub  ✓
Superior Heated Pool Suite SV 3  ✓ ✓  ✓ or  ✓
Deluxe Two Bedroom Pool Villa Premium SV 6 ✓   ✓ ✓  ✓ or  ✓
Cayo Grand Pool Villa Premium SV 1 ✓   ✓

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Hairdryer SAT-TV Bathrobes/slippers(upon request) IDD Telephone Air conditioning Heating
Electronic safe Internet connection
Superior Room SV ✓  ✓   ✓ ✓   ✓ ✓ 
Superior Pool Room SV ✓  ✓   ✓  ✓ ✓ 
Executive Heated Pool Room SV ✓  ✓   ✓ ✓   ✓ ✓ 
Superior Heated Pool Suite SV ✓  ✓   ✓ ✓   ✓ ✓ 
Deluxe Two Bedroom Pool Villa Premium SV ✓  ✓   ✓ ✓   ✓ ✓ 
Cayo Grand Pool Villa Premium SV ✓  ✓   ✓
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Contact Information
Sales & Marketing Managerreservations@cayoresort.com, T: (+30) 28410 44700

Registered Office

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London, United Kingdom
0044 (0) 203 405 3205

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Halkidiki, Greece
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