06 Jul Calilo – Luxury Hotel in Ios Island Greece
In the heart of the Cyclades, between Santorini and Mykonos, Ios is easily reached whether you’re looking to fly in directly to Calilo and decompress in the luxury of your private suite (the resort has a private helipad and dock) or whether you’re planning to stop off for a few days to soak up the island’s cultural sights, spectacular beaches, pristine natural landscapes and buzzing nightlife as part of a wider island-hopping itinerary.
Calilo’s 30 suite-sized rooms offer comfortable king-sized beds surrounded by walls and ceilings hand-mosaiced with 72,000 pieces of local marble (per room). Expansive bathrooms with huge round stand-alone tubs are made entirely of dramatic mainland marble, so richly patterned it is like a landscape in itself. Outside, most rooms have their own pool, a raised cabana with double bed to sleep out in should you wish, and a cascade of water splashing lightly into two or three plungeable ‘pond-pools’. At least one wall of the room is a sliding French window with remote-control one-way blinds so you can enjoy the view without anyone viewing you.
Services and facilities
Food & Drinks
Pizza ovens and barbecues complement a menu of Greek dishes and contemporary European cuisine. The moussaka made, in season, with aubergine and tomatoes from the hotel’s own organic garden is excellent, but you might equally enjoy onion leaf rolls with lemon foam, black seed and spearmint emulsion. Food is served all day, and breakfast is an extensive buffet with everything from fresh fruit, home-made yogurt and local honey to delicious Greek specialities such as cheese pie and custard-filled pastries. And of course there’s eggs, bacon, sausage, croissants and more