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CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa Launches New Cretan Minimoon Package

Situated on Crete’s tranquil north-eastern coast, CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa is launching a new minimoon package for newlyweds seeking a laid-back romantic retreat to begin married life. The three-night stay includes dining on gourmet Cretan cuisine by candlelight, an indulgent couples’ spa treatment inspired by ancient Greek wellness practices and a traditional Melokarido ritual with walnuts and honey, all while staying in a spacious room with a private pool overlooking the shimmering Mirabello Bay.


Four gastronomic restaurants welcome couples seeking sophisticated culinary experiences at CAYO, from laid-back lunches at Sage & Thyme and an authentic Greek buffet selection at Ambrosia to seaside dining at Stone Beach by CAYO, set beside the charming Plaka Beach. Minimooners can enjoy an intimate candle-lit dinner at Kelari, the hotel’s gourmet restaurant where classic Greek dishes are expertly modernised, with a menu designed by Greece’s first Michelin-starred chef, Lefteris Lazarou, including Slow cooked lamb with artichoke and Grilled squid with white fish roe mousse. The restaurant’s outdoor terrace is an ideal setting for raising a glass of local Cretan wine under a star-filled sky.


Loved-up couples seeking connection through shared wellness experiences will be delighted to discover Armonia Spa, CAYO’s tranquil wellbeing destination. Featuring a large indoor relaxation pool, steam room and sauna, the spa is also home to three treatment rooms, where expert practitioners provide treatments using techniques inspired by ancient Greek wellness philosophies. The package includes an indulgent 45-minute massage treatment designed to energise the body, soothe the mind and ignite romance.


ouples at CAYO can enjoy the resort at their own pace, away from the crowds of Crete thanks to the hotel’s design, which prioritises privacy and seclusion. Each room and suite features its own serene pool, set on a spacious outdoor terrace with views over the glistening Mediterranean. Rooms are accessed by their own entrance, and couples can enjoy a romantic in-room breakfast courtesy of the resort’s 24-hour room service. A couple of minutes’ walk away on Plaka Beach, guests can enjoy exclusive access to a collection of plush daybeds, parasols and towels.

The three-night Minimoon package costs from £1,400 (two sharing), including daily breakfast (one in-room experience), one dinner at Kelari Gourmet Restaurant, 45-minute spa treatment, Melokarido ritual, transfers and welcome gifts. Visit

Published 25th August 2022

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