Calilo
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Calilo

One of our private pools.
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Excellent coffee drinks at the beach.
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4.5
#1 of 1 special hotel in Ios
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Exclusive 5-star, Spa Resort. At Calilo, we have crafted a unique holiday package tailored around 5 key pillars: Environment, Luxury, Privacy, Culture and Fun. Providing all of these will form an experience that revolutionises the standard vacation, something that few destinations worldwide can offer currently.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Babysitting
Wifi
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Billiards
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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lucy T wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me start by saying my friend and I had such high expectations based on all the excellent reviews and articles we saw.

We decided to book for three days during our trip and were just blown away from the moment we took the transfer to the hotel, to when we left. I’ve tried to break down below:

Room:
We had the most beautiful room I’d ever seen, incredible marble decoration, a view to kill for and the most luxurious toiletries and bedding imaginable. The room was cleaned two to three times a day and always when we were out, the turndown service was impeccable and we would laugh at the interesting Greek music that would be put on, upon our return from dinner.

Food, drink:
Food is subjective but I’m surprised about the negative review below mine considering we stayed at the same time - and ate the same things by the looks of it!
We thought the food was amazing, the menu was very comprehensive even for a fussy eater and really good value considering the high quality. It was super filling and had plenty of flavour (as someone whose worked in the food industry, I feel I can safely say this is of a great standard). The drink menu also offered a great selection of beverages which were equally well presented and flavoursome. We were also treated to plenty of complimentary nuts and cookies which meant we never felt too hungry!

Service:
Now, this is where the hotel totally sets itself apart. The service here is just incredible and I would challenge any guest who has said otherwise. Nothing was too much for staff, we were incredibly well looked after and every staff member we saw or encountered help to enhance our amazing stay. We even met the owner (how often can you say that?) who was a fantastic woman that was genuinely interested in our stay and feedback.

Pool:
Absolutely gorgeous, plenty of space to catch the rays and some super cool swings! Would be good for any type of traveller.

Beach:
Coming from Mykonos to here was bliss, totally private and beautiful beach with comfy beds and a clean, refreshing sea.

Gym:
Had to book a slot in advance due to covid however I liked this as it meant I had the space to myself! Great weight selection and modern, clean equipment.

Shop;
Sold beautiful designs (a bit out of my price point) but any fashionable lady or male would be very well catered for here. Oh, and the shop dog was super cute!

This was one of the best hotel stays I have had and having considered all the above I believe that the service and care for visitors really puts Calilo head and shoulders above the rest.

I can’t wait to return next year!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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P dog wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in. We were truly blown away when we arrived, a lot of the detail has gone into the design of the hotel and every part of it is picturesque. The rooms are spacious and spotless. The staff at the hotel are very friendly too, the level of customer service is to the highest.

I do believe the hotel needs to work on a couple of things though. The hotel is very remote which means you do not have easy access to a selection of restaurants, for this reason the hotel should offer more of a variety with their menu. The menu for lunch, breakfast and dinner stayed the same during the duration of our stay which meant we had to keep eating the same things as there was only a few items which liked on the menu.

Lastly, the remote location of the hotel meant it wasnt easy to visit other areas of Ios. We had to pay 70 EUROs (140 Eur return) for a hotel transfer to the town of Ios, this is very expensive for people looking to venture outside of the hotel. I would suggest that the hotel introduces regular transfers to different areas which people can book behind reception. Taking bigger groups this way would mean it would be cheaper for the hotel in terms of fuel and cheaper for the guest as they are travelling with other hotel guest. For example, it would be great if there was a regular transfer to Chora (town in Ios) every other day.

If the hotel isn’t going to do this I suggest they use that beautiful piece of land they are situated on to create more things to do. There’s only so much hiking you can do!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dspring1 wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Calilo Resort surpassed all our expectations, making our honeymoon an unforgettable experience. The impeccable service provided by the staff truly enhanced our stay. From the moment we arrived, the resort's stunning beauty captivated us, with its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes. The food was a culinary delight, with every dish bursting with freshness and flavor. Housekeeping ensured our room was always spotless, and the concierge, drivers, and security team were professional and attentive. We can't recommend Calilo Resort enough for a perfect honeymoon getaway.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vassiliki Petridou, Ιδιοκτήτης at Calilo
Responded 13 Jul 2023
Thank you for trusting and honoring us with your special occasion! Having the opportunity to help you make a wonderful start for your life together and create wonderful memories is what CALILO's philosophy is all about. We thank you for your wonderful words and look forward to celebrate more happy moments with your family in the future.
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ManolisPapadakisGM wrote a review Sept 2022
Thessaloniki, Greece
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Calilo for a week and we had a great time. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, from the reception, to the waiter service, the housekeeping and the beach service. Our room had a nice sea view, it was a big comfortable room, with premium complimentary room amenities (mineral water, tea and coffee facilities etc), we also loved the goodies found on the bed every afternoon during the turndown service!!! Great customer service overall and a good value for money for a five star property. We strongly suggest to spent your day at the beach the water is so clear and the beach service great. Also make sure you dine at the fine dining restaurant. Once you book a table at the restaurant, reception organise shuttle bus to drive you there if you are lazy to walk until the restaurant.
Overall great five star resort for families and couples as well.
Thank you Calilo for the memorable experience, we will definitely return, maybe next season.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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trsmom wrote a review Jun 2021
california
4.0 of 5 bubbles
5 nights to relax. Interesting architecture. A bit Gaudi. With a dash of gilligans island! The staff works hard to please. The management does their best to rectify any problems. I just have two suggestions. Make sure guests are aware of leaving food out draws a lovely rat.
It’s an island. On a beach. But it was pretty bold
And my second. Serious complaint. They need a new chef
Food was consistently wrong on room service and not above just average food you Couid get at any low end taverna. Very disappointing. And extremely expensive.
As this resort is literally in the middle of nowhere, you’re stuck with the subpar food. And five days of that leaves an impression. Sad. Because with great food to match the great staff… they’d really have something.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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david c wrote a review Sept 2020
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is beautiful, the stone mason art is quite exceptional. The mosaic work is stunning. The beach is beautiful if the sand is a little course. You can swim within a short distance.
The female staff are helpful and quite charming.

However, the male staff are bordering on being disinterested and only come alive when the owner is about!

The first night we ate there, I had the lemon chicken and my husband had the Bolognese, very nice although nothing amazing to write about, service was fine.

Last night, 13th of September, we had room service. The starters and main course arrived the same time. We asked the waiter if he could take the main course back, to keep it warm. This seemed a difficult concept for him to handle?
We were in room 9 and there was no light to see the food, he did come and put a light on our table. This is for future reference for the management to rectify.

The tuna starter was tough and the presentation was awful, please management check it out as I don’t want to be rude to what it looked like!
The main course was Ravioli. Inedible, dried ravioli that was difficult to cut, carrots that were raw and the juice had no flavour and was tepid.
I complained! So this is where a good hotel will rectify and apologise .... nothing!
The waiter said it wasn’t his fault but insinuated there was a problem in the kitchen.

We were there4 nights, rooms very clean. Still there are inconsistencies! Turn down at night happened twice and it is possibly the best turndown I have experienced! Cookies one night not the rest of our stay.

This is a beautiful constructed hotel, interior is funky with a sixtys vibe, attention to detail exterior and interior 10 out of 10. So, why on earth are the staff wearing washed out tea shirts and shorts.
The girls should be wearing Mary Quaint style mini dresses and the men in sixtys shirts with neck chiefs.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vassiliki Petridou, Ιδιοκτήτης at Calilo
Responded 16 Sept 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting CALILO and taking the time to review us. As you mentioned, we have put a lot of work and love in creating a unique in architecture and style hotel. I am sorry to hear that we failed to fulfill your expectations since our guests' happiness and satisfaction are our number one priority in our philosophy and hospitality. Worse of all, It troubles me that you thought we were inconsistent. If anything, we pride ourselves in offering our guests consistent, relaxed, luxurious, caring and embracing hospitality. Could maybe the obligatory face masks deprived our staff from showing their beautiful and loving smiles? Room service in all hotels always serves starters and main courses together and especially this year we have been instructed to minimize staff-guests in room exposure. I have communicated with the rest of the team to make sure that both kitchen and service have better quality control in order to ensure enhanced culinary experience and that this issue does not happen again. We also pride ourselves in our turn down routines and we try to offer our guests unparalleled service of disinfecting (summer 2020!!) cleaning and setting our suites in order to offer you maximum comfort. Kindly notice that we do change our turn down offerings daily in order to best satisfy the diverse tastes of all our guests. One day we offer cookies, one day local delicacies or sweet dream surprises but all of them created in house with a lot of love and care. We try to use the best environmentally correct linens and clothes for both our guests and our staff in order to ensure that they enjoy a very comfortable and safe daily life. COVID-19 strict protocols of disinfecting and washing clothes and lines in unusually high temperatures has unfortunately really "challenged" our uniforms this year. As much as I love the idea of the Mary Quaint mini skirts, our staff works with the strong winds of the Cyclades, the sun and the sand and cannot be dressed with the same styling criteria as in a controlled climate environment of a city hotel. Again I would like to thank you for your feedback which only helps us become better and please rest assured that I have communicated with TEAM CALILO your points and have taken all the necessary steps to rectify our possible inconsistencies. From all of us @CALILO we wish you a happy and healthy rest of the year and hope to see you again in 2021! Until we meet again!!!
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Chong L. wrote a review Jun 2024
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is truly one of a kind - you are situated in an exclusive, remote area with access to great beaches, modern amenities and friendly/dedicated staff. The entire experience is almost like having your own private island with the peak capacity of the resort at only ~80 guests.

If you know what you are getting into (this is not your typical Ios experience) and have the means to splurge on a luxury experience, you can’t go wrong with choosing Calilo.
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are traveling from overseas, plan your travels accordingly. The resort is on the side of...
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Sotiris Z wrote a review Jun 2024
Widnes, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
How has this Hotel not got a higher score in reviews? It is literally heaven on earth! As far as negativity regarding pricing on some of the reviews- don’t come here if you’re counting the pennies. It’s a luxury resort. It has cost me a fortune but it’s a holiday I will never forget. The upkeep on this place must be staggering but it’s unparalleled.
There is not an inch of this retreat that hasn’t been thought through. The design concept and the individuality of rooms is amazing.
I can honestly say I have never stayed anywhere like this before. I am not one for holidaying somewhere only to stay on the resort. Our plan was to hire a car and explore the island since the hotel is so secluded. Once we got here it all changed.
The staff are outstanding, the food is excellent. We’ve had spa treatments, yoga session and been to the gym almost every day (which incidentally is not your basic hotel gym, state of the art equipment).
Now we are ready to leave refreshed and relaxed. I will 100% be coming back with the rest of family next visit.
Also, you’ll be the envy of everyone on insta!!
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Nothing to advise just enjoy. Your every whim is catererd to!
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Safari309638 wrote a review 5 Jul
Roseville, California
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Calilo was the reason we decided to visit Ios. We were greeted by our private driver by the ferry and the ride took about 20 minutes. They welcomed us with a signature drink and escorted us to the breakfast area while they were checking us in. The breakfast buffet and a la cart were included in our room rate. The entire property is artsy and trendy. We stayed in the Panoramic Smiles suite which was extremely spacious and had a swing and several private pools. The beach area was amazing and we spent several hours every day lounging and swimming in the sea. The food was excellent. We never had a bad meal. We used the spa for a massage and a facial-
both were excellent. We enjoyed our stay very much and highly recommended it to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation.
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Date of stay: July 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CartledgeFamily2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An outstanding hotel, service, environment and a privilege to have stayed.

For context we are a UK family of four (2 kids - 13/11) who are lucky to have been to many hotels but not as good as Calilo!

We stayed for two weeks, most people were staying for shorter periods and many stayed in their own rooms/suites given the pools and the quality of the rooms themselves….. but if you want a proper switch off and relax… 2 weeks was perfect.

There are other parts of the island to visit but nothing as good as the food and environment at the hotel itself. It’s an oasis.

We also took a boat ride around the island which was an amazing experience.

The only downside was the northernly winds which clearly wasn’t at the control of the hotel but blew daily for 2 weeks and at times were very gusty!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Safari309638 asked a question May 2024
Roseville, California103 contributions17 helpful votes
Where can I find the spa price list?
antonio c asked a question Feb 2024
Naples, Italy100 contributions51 helpful votes
È adatto a bambini di 9 anni? Ci sono altri bambini?
Answer from Vassopetridou
ios39 contributions35 helpful votes
CALILO welcomes everyone to enjoy our services. However, if you are not a staying guest at the hotel, it is highly recommended to call for reservations and availability.
Luca V wrote a tip 18 Jul
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just put 4 stars for location coz (not my case ) but if you plan to discover somewhere is a bit far and sometimes the wind in the night "
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John wrote a tip Jun 2024
London, United Kingdom159 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1)You have to visit the New gym 2)Ask for a boat trip 3) eat at the main restaurant Rooms are amazing but people there are unique…."
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Sotiris Z wrote a tip Jun 2024
Widnes, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nothing to advise just enjoy. Your every whim is catererd to! "
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Chong L. wrote a tip Jun 2024
New York City, New York5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are traveling from overseas, plan your travels accordingly. The resort is on the side of Ios island that is very hard to get to."
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Kllt888 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Sugarloaf Key, Florida15 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to book 16 or 18. Nice to be on the beach but no real expansive views (to be expected)."
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PRICE RANGE
$820 - $2,027 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceSouth AegeanCycladesIos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Calilo
Which popular attractions are close to Calilo?
Nearby attractions include Manganari Beach (2.9 km), Diaseli Traditional Cheesery (6.7 km), and Psathi Beach (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Calilo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Calilo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Calilo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Calilo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Calilo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dionysos in Atlantis, Taverna Alonistra, and Venus Restaurant Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Calilo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Calilo have airport transportation?
Yes, Calilo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Calilo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Calilo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Calilo offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
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