With Greece set to welcome international travelers from early May and tour operators reporting a soar in sales*, it seems Greece is definitely the word this summer. Opening for its first full season on May 21st, Crete’s newest design hotel, CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa is adding to its luxurious lodgings with new two and three-bedroom villas. Designed with guests’ comfort, safety and privacy in mind, the villas provide the perfect setting for groups of friends and families to re-connect post-lockdown.
Sat at the top of the uniquely terraced resort, which was conceptualized to ensure every suite is complete with a view of the iridescent Spinalonga Islet, CAYO’s Two-Bedroom Pool Villas are spread across three levels. Flooded with natural light, the villas boast an unobstructed panorama of the crystal blue waters beneath, a private terrace complete with heated fresh-water swimming pool and a fully equipped gym. Two spacious bedrooms each house an en suite and cozy lounge, with crisp white linens and splashes of CAYO’s signature blue.
Set at the very top of the resort, CAYO’s Premium Grand Villa has the best views in the house and is ideal for large families or groups of friends. With interiors designed by the esteemed Gian Paolo Venier, the villa blends seamlessly into the mountainous landscape and evokes complete tranquillity. Three stylish bedrooms open out onto a dedicated dining area, open plan lounge, sauna, gym and fully equipped kitchen. The private butler is on hand 24/7* to arrange exclusive experiences, whether it’s a private yoga lesson, in-villa spa treatment from the experts at Armonia Spa – CAYO’s soul-nourishing wellness retreat - or an indulgent private dining experience.
Set in the quaint village of Plaka, near the charming Elounda Bay, CAYO is perfectly positioned for travelers looking to experience the beauty of Crete without the crowds. Guests have access to CAYO’s private spot on Plaka Beach, complete with private parasols, sunbeds and Stone Beach House – a laidback lounge serving creative cocktails and fresh, Mediterranean fare. When they’re not in their villa or relaxing at the beach, guests can feast at one of four gastronomic restaurants, relax at Armonia Spa or explore the island with CAYO’s seasoned guides: from paddle-boarding and kayaking secret coves, to cycling and hiking Crete’s hilltop trails.
CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa reopens on May 21st 2021. Deluxe Two-Bedroom Villas start from €969 (approx., £837) per night, for more information visit www.cayoresort.com