Located in a remote corner of the Greek island Ios, Calilo has unveiled a new suite collection, along with three exclusive pools as part of its expansion ahead of the summer season. The additional suites, known as the EOS Collection, are well-suited for families and groups, while the three Rock Pools offer an alternative beach experience with privacy.
The EOS Collection consists of two signature suites that can be booked separately or connected together with two additional suites for a total of four suites to host up to 12 guests. Named for the ancient greek Goddess of the Dawn, this collection offers sunrise views over Pappas Beach and has a dedicated private entrance and parking.
The Sea of Smiles suite is located on the hillside of Calilo and offers views of the resort and beach. The 1,800-square-foot suite has three bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms that come with deep soaking bathtubs, and can accommodate up to six guests. The design of the suite revolves around the sea, with carved waves in the walls and other water features. There is an additional 2,700 square feet of outdoor space, including a dedicated sitting area, waterfall, outdoor natural rock shower and two swinging beds. To top it all, there is a private swimming pool spanning over 500 square feet made from individually handcrafted marble with over 65,000 pieces.
Adjacent to the Sea of Smiles is the Passage to Love suite. Named for a water passage spanning over 25 feet that leads to an indoor cave pool, the 800-square-foot, one-bedroom suite has views of the gardens and mountains on one side and the beach on the other. The suite, which offers a king bedroom and an en-suite marble bathroom, is great for honeymooners. It also has nearly 2,800 square feet of outdoor space, including a large marbled swimming pool made from over 55,000 pieces, an outdoor shower and double swing bed with a waterfall backdrop.
The three new pool venues are located in a secluded area overlooking the sea. These are built into the natural stone landscape and offer an alternative beach and dining experience. With natural shade protection from the sun and wind, the pools offer privacy for groups of 30 to 50 people depending on the venue. Two of the venues, called the Dreamers Heart Rock Pools, have heart-shaped swimming pools, while the third is round in shape.
Complete with private bathrooms and kitchen, the venues offer a sitting area with dining table, dedicated butler for catering and bottle service, access to massage treatments, and various lounge options from swinging double beds to Calilo’s signature swings. The Rock Pools have direct walking access to the beach and can also be booked for marriage proposals, bachelor/ette parties and other milestone moments. Reservations are required and based on availability with priority given to hotel guests.
The Rock Pools were built from materials extracted from the ground and cut and carved by local craftsmen. In 2022, Calilo expects to debut up to 12 additional Rock Pools.