Location: Ios Island – Greece
Address: Papas Beach, Ios, South Aegean, 84001
Rising out of, and carved from, the native rock, Calilo Ios Resort is cradled by 1,000 acres of protected land and fringed by six miles of golden sand, lapped by a cerulean sea.
Calilo Ios Resort strive to provide our guests the physical and emotional space to enjoy, feel, and create beautiful emotions, while ensuring that our island will remain unspoiled for future generations.
In a remote corner of unspoilt Ios, in the heart of the Cyclades, and just a pebble’s throw from party islands Mykonos and Santorini, this 30-suite sanctuary offers an escape from the clamour and the crowds. Think sun-drenched seclusion surrounded by an ancient olive-pricked landscape – nature and art at its heart.
Calilo Ios Resort is a tranquil retreat, a visionary conservation project – and one family’s vision. It is a place like no other because from the architecture to the interior design and the striking artworks and installations it is their creation, a family whose aim is to preserve, protect and nurture this tantalising land – and to share the dream and the island’s mesmerising magic.
Discover its playful vibe and unique philosophy. Relax, realign and reconnect with yourself – and nature. Feel the sand between your toes, the salt on your skin, the sun seeping into your bones. Sleep deeply, dream, linger. Just be.
Whether your priority is absolute privacy, panoramic views of the bay or direct access to the beach, Calilo has the set-up to suit. There are 30 sumptuous suites, each individually designed and featuring sleek marble interiors. From one- to three-bedrooms each has its own USP from panoramic sea views to footsteps-from-the-sand beach access, dreamy plunge pools, swim-up bars and romantic day beds…
Our food philosophy has deep roots, founded on the Ancient Greeks’ belief that a healthy body supports a healthy mind and we are strong advocates of the Mediterranean diet’s array of benefits.
Relaxation and wellbeing are central to our philosophy. By creating a calming and nurturing environment, far from the pressures of an increasingly chaotic world, we hope to help restore a sense of equilibrium.
This is a place to greet the day with a sun salutation on the sand, to dive into the crystal clear waters from the deck of a yacht, to flip-flop from plunge pool to perfect beach, to stumble across hidden coves or hike wild thyme-scented cliff paths – and to discover the island’s cultural riches. And, as the sun sets, to sip a signature cocktail, savour dishes created from the kitchen garden’s organic produce and dance under the stars.
Whatever your interests we can tailor-make an experience around them to help you get the most from your stay, from food and drink to history, culture, art, fitness, nightlife or just simple, all-out relaxation.