Escape to Calilo on the Greek Island of Ios

Escape to Calilo on the Greek Island of Ios

Calilo is a family-owned, luxury hotel located on the Greek Island of Ios on Papas Beach.

Calilo opened in 2019 as part of the LuxurIOS brand owned by Angelos Michalopoulos and Vassiliki Petridou with luxury, privacy, conservation and destination preservation a top priority. The hotel has 30 luxurious 1, 2 and 3-bedroom suites; multiple dining outlets including CALILO Restaurant, Rocks Pool Restaurant and private beach cabanas; wellness offerings like sunrise yoga and in-room spa treatments; exclusive experiences like private boat excursions, culture trips, wine tasting and dinner under the stars; and a variety of spaces for weddings and events.

Family-Owned: Angelos Michalopoulos and Vassiliki Petridou operate a collection of hotels, beach estates and lounges on the island of Ios. They aim to preserve and protect the beautiful island from over-development, while also offering visitors the chance to enjoy the unique combination of luxury, culture, privacy, nature and fun.

Conservation + Sustainability: The family owners have left 95% of the land undeveloped, in order to sustain the island's natural beauty. The land that has been developed, has been done so in an environmentally-friendly manner with construction material extracted from the ground of the actual building site (beautiful marble and stone-granite!). Calilo also has several conservation projects including the Elektra olive tree project, where they have planted over 60,000 plants from around the island to restore the habitat that had previously been burned by wildfire and land deforestation, including 550 ancient olive trees (some more than 300 yrs old) which were saved from being sold for wildfire in Athens.

Privacy + Safety: With privacy and safety top of mind, Calio offers remote luxury accommodations and curated, exceptional experiences. The decadent suites, designed using locally sourced marble and products, offer stunning views of the unspoiled Cycladic landscape of Ios with many suites offering their own, private plunge pools.

Greece Now Open to US Travelers: Greece is one of the first European countries to welcome back US travelers, starting this month! While many travelers flock to the popular islands of Santorini or Mykonos, Ios offers a central location among the islands, yet a private luxurious experience without the crowds. After lockdowns and restrictions throughout 2020, Calilo looks forward to welcoming back US travelers starting June 2021.

How to get there? Calilo is located in a remote corner of the unspoiled island of Ios in the heart of the Cyclades, approximately 30 minutes from Santorini, 1.5 hours from Mykonos and less than 4 hours from Athens by ferry. Guests can also get to the island by helicopter and private boats.

Calilo beach