luxurious Mediterranean hideaway in Plaka, Elounda

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.


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.


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.


Indulge in the fine art of wine-tasting having the pleasure to choose from a wide selection of exceptional wine labels carefully preserved in the resort’s well-equipped wine cellar. Follow your heart’s desire or mood of the hour at Cayo’s main bar with a signature cocktail from our professional mixologists that will elevate your spirit.


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.

CAYO's Stone Beach restaurant located few meters away will await to take you places with its unique cocktails and discreet flavors.

Those in an adventurous mood can enjoy a variety of watersports, including kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and scuba diving. Professional instructors are available to guide your sea adventures.


  • 2 main swimming pools (1 heated)
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • 2 inclined elevators
  • Conference room (conferences, cinema & special events)
  • Stone beach by CAYO
  • Gym (fully equipped)
  • Yoga studio
  • Amphitheatre (special events & private dining)
  • Boutique shops
  • 24h Room Service
  • High speed watercrafts & catamaran (available for charter)
  • Spa (heated indoor pool, treatment rooms, steam room, sauna, hair & nail salon)
  • Water sports
  • Wine-cellar
  • Parking area
  • Airport transfer (on demand)


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.



Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is situated on a hillside in Northeast Crete next to the picturesque village of Plaka, Elounda, Crete’s most sought after destination for summering in luxury and style. The resort is a one-hour drive from the city of Heraklion and the Heraklion International Airport.

Explore the village of Plaka and its iconic beach and visit the historical island of Spinalonga, an UNESCO World Heritage List nominee. Agios Nikolaos, a seaside town of cosmopolitan flair is only a 15-minute drive from the resort. Cayo’s high-speed watercrafts and catamaran are available to charter for a full or half-day tour of the islands of Spinalonga and Kolokytha.