Rising out of, and carved from, the native rock, Calilo is cradled by 1,000 acres of protected land and fringed by six miles of golden sand, lapped by a cerulean sea.
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 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…
We 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.
We believe that one of the most important functions of architecture and art is to open paths in the souls of their beholders by helping them create beautiful emotions, and in the process, make their lives better and happier. Architecture and art can make us happier because they add more soul in the battle between our minds and our souls.
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. Not sure where to start? Here are a few suggestions.
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.