cayo exclusive resort & spa, crete


Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. It is endowed with a natural beauty that captivates every visitor. From the hills in the east to the imposing cliffs of Chania in the west, every step is a new discovery. 


Three imposing mountain ranges divide the island with its multitude of caves, which have even been used as shelters or jobs since prehistoric times. The landscape surprises everyone again and again with its impressive gorges.


Sophisticated and stylish, luxurious, and chic, CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa excels in the art of the perfect stay. Elounda’s most elegant design hotel offers stunning surroundings and unparalleled views of an iridescent Spinalonga Isle. Opulent facilities, gastronomic brilliance, and a mind-body balancing Spa make this design destination a style seeker’s dream.

Cayo’s 70 exclusively designed luxurious rooms and villas come with private swimming pools inviting guests seeking luxury to immerse into a world of exquisite elegance.



Cayo’s 70 exclusively designed luxurious rooms and villas come with private swimming pools inviting guests seeking luxury to immerse into a world of exquisite elegance.


At Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa, the vital link between man and nature is nurtured and preserved. It provides hospitality services that are ecologically sustainable and environmentally responsible.


Eco-minded and thoughtfully conceived, the accommodation saves substantial electrical energy using a state-of-the-art heat recovery system. The heat produced by the air conditioning units warms our guests’ rooms and main building water.

Emerald Bar

Cayo’s cozy and beautifully decorated lobby bar connects to a spacious outdoor patio (veranda).


Enastron Bar


Relax by Cayo’s grand pools in your lounger’s comfort. 


Delight your senses throughout the day with the affluence of flavors, colors, and aromas emanating from our chefs’ art. As the evening gives way to a moonlit summer night, savor the idyllic view with refreshing spirits and selected cocktails.

Lefteris Lazarou – the first Greek chef awarded a Michelin Star, curates Cayo’s menus.


Ambrosia - Main Restaurant

The Greek word “Aμβροσία” means “immortality.” According to Homer’s poems, ambrosia and nectar were the Gods’ food and drink.


Sage & Thyme - Mediterranean Restaurant

Enjoy the day by Cayo’s pools with snacks and lunch a la carte with Mediterranean cuisine.


Kelari Gourmet Restaurant

Start the evening with refreshing spirits followed by creative interpretations of timeless gourmet traditional Greek recipes.


Stone Beach by Cayo

From a fresh juice to authentic Cretan “meze” and signature cocktails, you’ll never run out of choices. 


Other Facilities

SPA (Operated by Aegeo Spas)

The Armonia Spa features a large heated indoor pool, steam room, three treatment rooms, sauna, hair salon, and a nail salon


Hiking and cycling

If enjoying hiking or cycling, you’ll find a network of more than 100 routes administered by the municipality of Agios Nikolaos. Following marked trails the explorations of evergreen forests, remarkable mountain peaks, and deep gorges promise a revitalizing experience.



The unique field of Peza located  welcomes climbers all year long. Its four imposing rocks (Minoas, Talos, Istronas & Panas) offer routes of varying difficulty, all with a breathtaking view of the Bay of Mirabello and the Lasithian mountains.


Sea sports

Sports lovers will enjoy a variety of activities in the area. Sailors will appreciate the strong winds of Mirabello’s bay, and windsurfers will find inviting spots in the Agios Nikolaos region. Water ski, wakeboarding, jet ski, tubes, stand-up paddles, and sea kayaks are available in organized locations.