KALYPSO CRETAN VILLAGE SENSE Resort & Spa
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In the Europe’s southernmost unique geophysical park KARAVOS COAST in South Rethymnon of Crete Island, harmoniously adapted, is the KALYPSO CRETAN VILLAGE SENSE Resort & Spa****, enclosed by high vertical suspended rocks, where through a fiord, enters the Mediterranean Sea water,
in a historical maritime landmark, ending on a small sandy beach.
The energy feeling of harmony, calm and comfort offered by the imposing environment gushing of the sea bottom attract people for esotericism improvement and so the team of hotel will offer you organized sessions for Yoga, Spa, Meditation, and Culture seminars.
Parallel the geophysical park and the atmosphere causes the people to improve the body wellness with activities such as diving (www.kalypsodivecenter.com), climbing, abseiling, free climbing over deep seawaters, trekking, mountain biking, combined with traditional food and Greek entertainment, while staying in a sea view large (35 sqm) bungalow, with independent entrance through gardens, supported by many and intensely large common installations with modern equipment, choosing a suitable room type such as: a) Classic, b) Superior, c) Closedive, d)Karma, e) Marineco.
On the way to the beach, the Psarantonis open-air theatre (built in ancient Greek architecture style) is the canter of cultural life in Kalypso. In summer, evening shows organized by our group of animators, as well as theatrical plays, dance performances and Cretan music nights (often with Psarantonis himself!) take place in this open-air theatre.
At night, the Disco is the local hot spot in Kalypso. Our guests can dance all night to the rhythm of Greek and international hits in an area surrounded by the tall fjords – you can rock to the rocks!
Next to the theatre there is a ping-pong table, a football table and a Fitness Room. The volleyball court is between the pool and the open-air theatre. It is a perfect chance to train, play with your friends and family or take part in a match organized by our entertainment group.
A tennis court (lit for night play) is also available for those who will enjoy playing next to the blue sea. During the day you can also take part in aqua aerobics or try out the trampoline. Our entertainment group organizes events like Pirate nights and Olympic Games by the pool on a huge pirate ship. The entertainment continues on the central terrace with activities such as: Cretan feat, Welcome night and more…
Karavos Pirate Fjord
The hotel is located in the heart of a mystic, secluded port, surrounded by towering hanging rocks, forming a natural pool which offers cool moments in the crystal waters of the Libyan Sea.
Those who dive will discover the treasures of the seabed… one of the most extraordinary parts of the Mediterranean, rich in fish and plants. Those who love exploring beaches can sail in the Central Mediterranean by boat.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Situated between the reception and the pools with a view to the Libyan Sea, the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can choose what you want from a great variety of dishes in the comfort of air-conditioning or the finely decorated garden with sea view.
The hotel chef prepares home-cooked meals, mostly fresh seafood, Greek and international dishes. Special events like barbecue and traditional Cretan food nights are often organized here.
If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, you will enjoy delicious authentic Cretan cuisine recipes served warm or cold feeling your mouth with flavour.
A LA CARTE RESTAURANT, VERANDA RESTAURANT
Main Bar, offers drinks and ice-cream. Enjoy you drink or coffee at our main bar! Open hours : 18:00-02:00.
Pool Bar offers Snacks and drinks. Next to the central pool, Levante Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a fresh juice, a coffee or a cold drink admiring the line where the sky meets the Libyan sea!
EL BABA BAR
Beach Bar, offers Snacks and drinks. El Baba is a bar hidden behind the rocks. It serves a great variety of cold drinks and tasty snacks.
CONFERENCE. Incentive Seminars & Wellness.
PLANET conference room is a quiet 200m2 quiet space with great sea view; it is fully equipped and can satisfy your light requirements, during the day with blackout curtains and during the night with soft and diffuse light.
The floor is covered with wall-to-wall carpet
The conference room can accommodate up to 200 people. It is on the first floor and is fully air-conditioned. It has two projectors with 1.80m x 2.5m screen, a laptop, LCD/plasma screen, DVD / CD player, copy machine, laser printer, 14 microphones connected to console and conference room speakers. The equipment is connected to desktop computer.
The bar at the roof terrace of the conference centre is the ideal place for a coffee or snack. The cozy indoor spaces and the endless sea view create a relaxing atmosphere.
YOGA – SPA – THALASSOTHERAPY
“Vasso” Spa Center
With a view to Libyan Sea, “Vasso” Spa Centre in Kalypso Cretan Village offers the chance of satisfying all your senses. Here, the magic blending of nature and light is our best guide to reunite with our inner self, offering moments of joy, harmony and well-being.
A summer holiday is the best moment to offer a valuable gift to ourselves. Our Spa Centre aims to help you take care of your body and relax your mind.
You will enjoy a relaxing Jacuzzi, a Sauna or a Hamam for detox, or you can take a massage programme at Spa Jet.
We offer you a great choice of massages, face and body.
“Vasso” Spa Centre is situated at Plakias, 31 km south of Rethymnon.
The unique location of “Vasso” Spa Centre and the spacious facilities of Kalypso make it the ideal place to organise seminars and workshops on self-improvement, finding harmony and joy in our every day life. Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance Therapy, Art Therapy, Meditation, are some of the paths which lead each one of us to a better self-awareness.
Yoga is an ancient philosophy that produces the union of body, mind and soul through various techniques and breathing exercises.
KARAVOS beach is a very power place that welcomes you and invites you to discover the breathtaking beauty in this part of the island. High rocks shaped by the sea and the wind embrace the sea and form a small cove also known as the “Pirates’ fjord”. Admire the endless blue sky and deep blue waters of the Libyan Sea and let your soul enjoy the wild beauty and harmony of nature.
KALYPSO CRETAN VILLAGE resort offers excellent service and the staff is experienced and friendly; it provides indoor and outdoor spaces for meditation and exercise to enjoy yoga practice.
The effect of the warm clear sea water has been proven beneficial in cardiovascular conditions, respiratory, dermatological problems, etc. It is also particularly effective in musculoskeletal diseases, such as pains and spasms, neck syndrome, back pains, arthritis, rheumatism. It improves circulation, helps detoxification, stimulates metabolism and strengthens our immune system.
It plays a large, very important role in dealing with the “modern diseases” of our time: stress, overwork, poor diet, air pollution and mild depression. Experts argue that a sense of relaxation, rejuvenation and well-being enlivens both the body as well as the soul and spirit.
The use of hot treatments should be avoided in severe circulatory problems of the lower limbs, such as thrombosis and phlebitis.
AESTHETIC AND THERMAL MEDICINE BULLETIN
Hydro-massage in clear warm seawater, offers the skin hydration and nourishment as well as a special feeling of rejuvenation. The products of the sea (seaweed, mud, etc.) help to increase the metabolism of the cells, resulting in more burning in the body. The skin is oxygenated, absorbs all the nutrients and is rejuvenated. This results in weight loss, cellulite fighting and skin tightening.
At the CRETAN ZEUS aesthetic and thermal medicine centre, experienced professionals offer body (or face, depending on the case) application with specially processed mixtures of seaweed, marine sediments and salts, while we often add drops of essential oils (aromatherapy) to enhance the lipolytic properties of seaweed in the treatment of cellulite, local fat, slimming, tightening and hydration of the skin. It also shows a spectacular improvement in the problem of cellulite, in the treatment of aging, in proper and deep exfoliation, relaxes and rejuvenates the body, the face and the spirit, offering a soft and hydrated skin. It improves blood circulation and detoxifies the body, while at the same time opening the pores so that nutrients can penetrate deeply.
The application is done on a disposable plastic sheet with which we wrap the body and then the person lies down in a special thermotherapeutic thalassotherapy bag, whose temperature gradually increases to the thermotherapeutic limits of 45ο C where it remains for 25 to 30 minutes.
This is followed by a hot shower to remove the remains of the seaweed, without losing the desired hyperemia, while immediately afterwards we perform lymphatic hand massage or full-body relaxing massage (anti-stress massage), using cosmetic products and essential oils, always in combination so as to enhance the therapeutic effect.
The Lymphatic Massage helps to quickly and effectively detoxify the body, improve blood circulation, rejuvenate the skin, reduce cellulite, lose points and thus lose weight!
“The effect of the warm, clear sea water on the human body is a complementary treatment to the healing medicine.”
The positive biological effect of the climate and the marine environment has a stimulating effect on all functions of the human body through solar radiation, ozone, iodine, ionization of the atmosphere and sea baths. The marine climate also has a soothing effect due to the relative stability of the temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure.
In this environment, the effect of seawater on the human body implies only the use of untreated seawater, which can be heated to favour its absorption by the open pores of the skin.
This mechanism is based on the fact that the seawater that has been recently pumped from the sea is heated to a temperature of 32-35ο C and this activates negative ions, which penetrate the body through the skin, carrying the vital elements of the sea to each organ. In addition, our skin is negatively charged, but the deeper layer of the skin is positively charged so that the electrolytic current is directed from the negative to the positive direction. Initially the negative ions move through the epidermis to the dermis, where they are taken up by the capillaries, and then carried to the blood and through the blood to the other organs.
This healing process causes weight loss by activating the mechanism of fat dissolution, stimulating the muscles and skin while helping to treat cellulite and phlebitis and rebuilding the skin by restoring and removing dead cells. In addition, it activates the circulation of lymphatic fluids, enhances the absorption of various substances through the skin, detoxifies and provides essential minerals to the body, removing swelling and toxins.
Furthermore, it increases respiratory capacity, improves uric acid excretion and blood pressure in hypotensive individuals, while it does not affect the blood pressure of people with normal blood pressure. It also causes skin toning and an increase in muscle tone and capillary resistance. In addition, it has a favourable effect on the endocrine glands, particularly the thyroid, parathyroid and gonads, and on growth, with an increase in weight and stature.
The time required for the completion of the thalassotherapy mechanism, so that the active elements of seawater can fully penetrate the human body, is at least 20 minutes, which is recommended as the minimum time for people to stay in seawater pools.
Of particular thermal value is:
Inhalation therapy with sea steam which enhances the resistance of the defense system to air pollution.
Hydrokinesitherapy in a seawater pool
Hydro massage with seawater bubbles
Sprinkling with seawater
Κalypso Rock’s Palace Dive Center
Discovering the undersea wealth of the Libyan sea in South Crete
In Southern Crete, in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea, there is truly incredible marine life.
For many years, professional divers have organized trips in this area of the Mediterranean Sea.
Kalypso Rock’s Palace Dive Center operates legally and has business license and insurance required by law. Situated at Karavos beach in South Crete, a natural park surrounded by hanging rocks making it a private secluded bay in the Central Mediterranean, it is ideal for underwater activities when the weather is fine. The facilities of Kalypso Cretan Village 4* Resort and Spa meet the diver’s needs.
In the nearby area of Kalypso, the coastal holiday resort of Plakias (south of Rethymnon) provides high-standards of service to all guests. Water sport activities have become popular and experienced divers are always impressed by the underwater world of South Crete.
Kalypso Rock’s Palace Dive Center has developed a Discover Scuba diving/Snorkeling Programme. We offer experienced divers various dive tours and we organise boat trips (by fully-equipped boat with diving license) to explore the Libyan Sea, the bottom of the sea, the caves, the rich diversity of fauna and flora.
The diving courses are followed by guided dive trips to the fjords.
Divers get a certificate of attendance and underwater photos taken from a professional photographer.
Kalypso Rock Climbing
Kalypso is a very particular place and one the characteristics of this place are the rocks that embrace the whole area. In the last years, the management of Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa 4* in cooperation with some of the best rock climbers in Greece have created and organized this special activity inside the facilities of the hotel, which is something unique in Crete.
The climbing routes in Kalypso have different levels of difficulty and are appropriate for both beginners and experts. The guests can use these routes for free and can enjoy a special experience combined with a unique view at the Libyan sea.
Passionates of rock climbing have various options in the wider area of Plakias, since this is a well-organized activity in this part of Crete. Paligremnos rock climbing routes, in the imposing vertical rock in Plakias, are also very popular and attract many fans of this activity every year. The climbing routes of Agii Saranda, very close to Kalypso, complete a great variety for the lovers of this sport in the area of Plakias.
Mountain bicycling is combined with the particularity of Kalypso and the wider area of Plakias with the wonderful beaches as long as the imposing mountains. Guests can supply their mountain bicycles from Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa 4* and take a tour, as is the following around Kalypso and the wider area of Plakias.
The plethora of beautiful beaches both at Kalypso and around it has lead to great tourist development in the whole area. However, it is only these beaches which attract visitors. Above Plakias, the Kotsifou gorge, traversed by car, is very imposing with its narrow entrance from the north. Further east, the road again passes through the majestic Kourtaliotiko gorge. The river formed by the waters of the Kourtaliotis and known as Megalos Potamos, then flow through a little gorge amidst numerous Theophrastus’ palm trees; its mouth on the beach constitutes one of the most important natural beauty spots on Crete. In the lovely villages of the area, most of which have tourist facilities, there are a number of Byzantine churches. The most important religious monument in the region is the Monastery of Preveli, or Piso Moni as it is called, although a stop at the old monastery, a little before it, is compelling. The enjoyable mild climate, specially during may, June, September and October with wide range of colours from 950 kinds of flowers, herbs and other plants in nature, surrounded from the blue colour of sky and sea, make somebody to walk to cross this paradise through selected routes, and result is to revitalizing his self.
We cross small rivers while hiking. You need to swim well and be in good shape.
Equipment: hiking shoes to protect your ankles, neoprene socks, waterproof backpack, helmet, knee braces and elbow support, a 20 m safety rope and sunglasses.
1) It starts from Preveli Bridge (Megas Potamos – Great River). There is free transfer for Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa guests, 10’ from Kalypso. Through Preveli Gorge and an exotic palm grove, we reach the wonderful beach “Preveli Lake” in 3-4 hours. You’ll find imposing tropical nature.
Back to PLAKIAS by little ship or car.
2) It starts from the village of Mixorouma. 20’ from Kalypso. We cross a river surrounded by native plants and we pass through old abandoned watermills, churches and the village itself.
For abseiling we use rock climbing equipment.
Although it seems a simple sport to do, it needs the right training, preparation and help from a professional climber. It certainly needs concentration and inner balance but it is a fun challenge that activates intense emotions.
It demands both physical and mental health.
FREE CLIMBING OVER DEEP WATERS
In the KALYPSO CRETAN VILLAGE Resort climbing without protective equipment is a unique experience.
Climbing without a rope or gear not only gives you a sense of freedom but also allows you to enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of KARAVOS bay.
KALYPSO ROCK’S PALACE Dive Center is proud to have organized the first two underwater weddings in Greece. Even if this is a trend in many countries, underwater weddings are not quite developed in Greece yet, which made the successful organization of these weddings even more important. These weddings combine extraordinary scenery – the couples exchange their vows of eternal love in the beautiful bottom of Southern Crete Sea – with traditional Cretan style weddings including food and music.
The first underwater wedding took place in May 2014 when the Russian couple, Renat and Maria, decided to do something special for the more important day of their life. Even if the 28-year-olds were not specialists in diving, they took a few lessons and they were ready to make their dream come true.
The second wedding under the sea was held in October 2014, when Zachara from South Africa and Renata from Hungary also chose this place to exchange their vows. Zachara and Renata had a passion for scuba diving and the idea of a ceremony in the bottom of the sea, under the sound of Cretan lyra, the famous traditional instrument, was ideal.
KALYPSO ROCK’S PALACE Dive Center had prepared everything about the special occasion and is ready to do the same for the next couples who will choose this special place for their wedding.
*Services provided are subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Please consult our staff for more information.
First-floor room with access from the hotel courtyard and balcony with view to the sea. Spacious, 35m², decor and furniture inspired by Cretan country houses. They have a small fridge, A/C, TV satellite, safe and bathtub. Two single beds and a sofa, ideal for 3 adults; we provide a baby cot or a children’s bunk bed. Persons: 3 Beds Double bed/ Twin beds| 1 Sofa bed| Air condition| Hair dryer| Safe| Balcony| Tub| Shower| Dining Table| Telephone| Mini Fridge.
First-floor room with access from the hotel courtyard through gardens and with view to the sea. Spacious, 35m², modern design inspired from ancient Greek palaces with small fridge, A/C, safe, TV satellite and bathtub. Twin beds pushed together as a double bed and a sofa, ideal for 3 adults; we provide a baby cot or a children’s bunk bed. Persons: 3 Beds| Double bed/ Twin beds| 1 Sofabed| Air condition| Hair dryer| Safe| Balcony| Tub| Shower| Dining Table| Telephone| Mini Fridge.
Ground room with access from the hotel veranda through gardens with view to the sea. Spacious, 35m², decor and furniture inspired from Cretan country houses, with small fridge, A/C, safe, TV satellite, kitchenette έπιπλο μη εξοπλισμένο and bathtub. There are two single beds (pushed together to be used as a double bed), a sofa for adults and a children’s bed. Persons: 3-4 Beds| Double bed/ Twin beds| 1 Sofabed| Air condition| Hair dryer| Safe| Balcony| Tub| Shower| Sitting Area| Telephone| Mini Fridge.
Ground Room with access from the hotel veranda through gardens and with view to the sea. Spacious, 35m², modern design inspired from ancient Greek palaces with small fridge, A/C, safe, TV satellite, kitchenette and bathtub. There are two single beds (pushed together in one double bed), a sofa for adults and children’s bed. Persons: 3-4 Beds| Double bed/ Twin beds| 1 Sofabed| Air condition| Hair dryer| Safe| Balcony| Tub| Shower| Sitting Area| Telephone| Mini Fridge.
First-floor or ground bungalows with access from courtyard through garden and with view to the sea. Spacious, 35cm², modern design, with seabed related decoration that lends to harmony . They have all facilities such as: flat screen satellite TV where are available shows on aquatic life, air-conditioning , small refrigerator, safe box, as well as telephone and hair dryer. One bath room with bath and shower, a balcony or a yard This type of bungalow is ideal for two adults and a child. Air condition| Hair dryer| Safe| Balcony| Tub| Shower| Sitting Area| Mini Fridge| ||| CLOSEDIVE (CERTIFIED) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION||| Accommodation in TWIN CLOSEDIVE BUNGALOW with underwater life decoration and cognitive programs on TV| An activity as certified diver| Action package includes one dive a day, complete equipment and experienced team escort| Certified divers should show off their diploma from a worldwide recognized diving organization| The Kalypso Rocks Palace Diving center is certified from PADI 5* and from CMAS| www.kalypsodivecenter.com
First-floor or ground bungalows with access from courtyard through garden and with view to the sea. Spacious, 35cm², modern design, with seabed related decoration that lends to harmony . They have all facilities such as: flat screen satellite TV where are available shows on aquatic life, air-conditioning , small refrigerator, safe box, as well as telephone and hair dryer. One bath room with bath and shower, a balcony or a yard This type of bungalow is ideal for two adults and a child. Air condition| Hair dryer| Safe| Balcony| Tub| Shower| Sitting Area| Mini Fridge. ||| CLOSEDIVE (DISCOVER) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION ||| Accommodation in TWIN CLOSEDIVE BUNGALOW with underwater life decoration and cognitive programs on TV| An activity as discover scuba diving. Action package lasts 3 hours in a day, and includes complete equipment, lessons outside and in the water, and exploration of the sea beds with a personal escort| The Kalypso Rocks Palace Diving center is certified from PADI 5* and from CMAS| www.kalypsodivecenter.com
First-floor or ground bungalows with access from courtyard through garden and with view to the sea. Spacious, 35cm², stylish decorated, with yoga equipment and incorporating feng shui design tenets, ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay. They have all facilities such as: flat screen satellite TV, air-conditioning , small refrigerator, safe box, as well as telephone and hair dryer. One bath room with bath and shower, a balcony or a yard. This type of bungalow is ideal for two adults and a child| Air condition| Hair dryer| Safe| Balcony| Tub| Shower| Sitting Area| Mini Fridge| ||| KARMA (YOGA HOLIDAYS) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION||| Accommodation in twin KARMA BUNGALOW with basic yoga equipment and fengshui decoration| Karma package is a 4days training program, with 90 minutes morning and 90 minutes afternoon training, and includes all the equipment, clothing and health materials| www.cretanzeus.com
First-floor or ground bungalows with access from courtyard through garden and with view to the sea. Spacious, 35cm², smartly decorated enhancing originality and stillness . They have all facilities such as: flat screen satellite TV, air-conditioning , small refrigerator, safe box, as well as telephone and hair dryer. One bath room with bath and shower, a balcony or a yard. This type of bungalow is ideal for two adults and a child| Air condition| Hair dryer| Safe| Balcony| Tub| Shower| Sitting Area| Mini Fridge| ||| MARINECO (THALASSO WELNESS) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION ||| Accommodation in Twin MARINECO BUNGALOW, with decoration of mental and physical health and tranquility and programs on tv of various treatments with sea products| One thalassotherapy daily| Bath in an indoor sea view pool, with sea water 38 degrees temperature, enhanced with sea salts and tonic hydromassage 30 minutes duration, and jet shower 15 minutes duration. All the equipment, clothing and health materials| The hygiene and disinfection of the water, is checked daily and certified by an official authority| www.cretanzeus.com