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Crete's newest hotel CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa should be at the top of your summer hotlist

With Greece set to welcome British travellers from May and its own vaccine rollout picking up pace, the country has firmly earned its place on travellers’ summer hotlists. CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa is Greece’s newest design hotel, opening for its first full season this April.

Nestled in the quaint village of Plaka, nearby the charming Elounda Bay, travellers can escape the crowds and relax on their own private swathe of seafront on Plaka Beach, where CAYO houses private parasols, sunbeds and Stone Beach House – a laid back lounge serving creative cocktails and Mediterranean fare.

Designed with privacy in mind, suites and villas are complete with their own private plunge pool and spacious terrace, with uninterrupted views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site nominee, Spinalonga Islet. The unique terraced architecture blends seamlessly into the mountainous landscape, and its eco-conscious design saves substantial amounts of electrical energy, through a state-of-the-art heat recovery system.

From spacious suites to expansive two and three-bedroom villas, the resort caters to every type of traveller – whether couples looking to reconnect post lockdown or families and friends reuniting after months spent apart. Guests have unparalleled access to the island’s tapestry of beaches, historic treasures and quaint villages, with a wealth of adventurous activities from paddle-boarding to cycling or hiking Crete’s hilltop trails. Back at the hotel, guests can dine at one of the four gastronomic restaurants, with menus designed by Chef Lefteris Lazarou, the first Greek Chef to be awarded a Michelin Star, or indulge in a bespoke treatment at the Armonia Spa, the resort’s soul-nourishing wellbeing retreat.

Stay at CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa for seven-nights from £862 per person, based on two adults staying in a Superior Sea View Room on a half board basis. Includes return flights from London Heathrow, based on travel between 18th – 25th May 2021. Travellers booking stays between 17th May – 31st October 2021 receive a 20% hotel saving, complimentary half board offer and room upgrade (dependant on availability). To book and for further information visit


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