Aghia Pelaghia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
A microcosm of endless choices The OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort is a 5-star deluxe hotel complex located on a private peninsula that captivates the senses with its majestic Aegean views. Surrounded by a luscious Botanical Garden of 167.000 m2, the property is situated 20 minutes from the City and the International Airport of Heraklion and next to the traditional fishing village of Aghia Pelaghia. For those who seek to combine the beauty of the Greek Islands with the utmost luxury, this resort complex provides guests a choice of 3 hotel collections with several types of accommodation, from family rooms to private pool-villas.
CONCEPT – AWARDS – MEMBERSHIPS: A natural beauty resort which is surrounded by ponds, waterfalls, colourful gardens and private organic cultivations of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers supplying the hotel’s restaurants and bars. The Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort has won the award for the “BEST HOTEL & RESORT IN GREECE” at the 2017 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, endorsing our excellence in the hospitality industry.
Additionally, Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort won the “Health & Wellness Tourism” category award at the Greek Tourism Awards 2018 for the DETOX 5+TM detoxification program, and was awarded with theSilver Award 2017 for the “Facilities Excellence or Innovation” category at the 2017 Greek Tourism Awards. It is a significant recognition of the management’s continuous actions to improve guests’ experiences during their stay in our resort. In 2016 the resort was recognized as one of the leading luxury resorts in Greece, winning the silver award in the category “Best Luxury resort in Greece” at the Greek Tourism Awards. This award identifies and rewards the resort’s innovation aspects and its excellence in service and environment. In 2015 the resort received the Best Greek Spa Resort Award (more than 50 rooms) from the Spa Traveller Awards. During the same year it was awarded with the 2nd place in Innovation in Wellness from the Worldwide Hospitality Awards. In 2008, the resort was awarded the Star Diamond Award and in 2002, it received the Worldwide Hospitality Award for “Best Innovation in Terms of Environmental Protection”. Tripadvisor awarded us with “Certificate of excellence” for a series of years since 2013. The resort’s lifestyle collection is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection, adhering to the high, rigorous facility and service standards imposed by the renowned brand.
ACCOMMODATION: This extraordinary hotel collection awaits, ready to satisfy even the most demanding guest:
• The Classic Collection consists of small blocks of “bungalow-style” guestrooms and a boutique hotel with guestrooms. The classic collection complex is ideal for families, nature lovers and those seeking relaxation along with warm hospitality. It has easy access to all facilities, including the private beach and the Minoan Kid’s Amusement Club. Guests staying at the Classic Collection can check-in at the reception of the Classic Collection hotel and enjoy their breakfast at the “Red Pepper Mediterranean” Restaurant. Lifestyle Collection:
• The Lifestyle Collection consists of a modern art boutique hotel, located in the centre of the resort, offering spacious & lifestyle suites. An exceptional quality and style hotel which will fascinate you! Guests staying here can check-in at the reception of the Lifestyle Collection Hotel and enjoy their breakfast at a hotel private area. Exclusive Collection:
• The Exclusive Collection features sea-front suites & maisonettes nestled comfortably along the waterfront, as well as luxury suites, maisonettes/villas and unique villas located in a private area. This tranquil hideaway exceeds even the highest of expectations. Be our guest and enjoy the facilities of the most exclusive All-Suite resort hotel in Greece. Guests staying here may check-in at the reception of the Exclusive Collection Hotel and enjoy their breakfast at the Precieux Restaurant. Unique Villas: Enjoy an escape to the ultimate luxury and live unique moments by choosing one of our deluxe and exclusive villas: The brand new Villa Larimar is an Aegean jewel on the edge of our private beach “Cladissos”, built with understated luxury in mind and perfect for the absolute sea-centered holiday. The Royal Villa is an invitation to delight with its panoramic terraces and gardens and the elegant swimming pool, while the Villa Emerald pampers guests with its endless Aegean views, its private pool… even a round bed in the master bedroom. Last but not least, the Black Pearl Residence is placed right on the edge of the peninsula, offering complete privacy for our most discerning guests!
DINING & DRINKS: Restaurants: The resort offers its guests a unique variety of dining areas and restaurants ideal to suit any mood and taste. It features a total of 10 restaurants out of which 4 are only available for private events and functions. VIP Breakfast: for our guests staying at the Exclusive Collection we offer a VIP breakfast at the privacy of the Precieux Gourmet Restaurant. Bars: 7 bars spread throughout the resort. Theme event: Greek nights at the Seasalt & Rosemary restaurant. Dine around program: An opportunity to choose from a selection of dishes from the A La Carte menu, in any of our A La Carte Restaurants: H2O Restaurant (Gourmet Grill Cuisine), Seasalt & Rosemary restaurant (Greek cuisine), Safran Italian Restaurant (Italian Cuisine) and Amarando Beach Restaurant (Barbeque) for one attractive fixed package price. Note: The restaurants and bars of the resort operate during specific months of the season and hours of the day and are subject to weather conditions
FOR KIDS: The resort features the Capsis Minoan Amusement Club, 4000 sq m, the only one in Greece, featuring games and activities based on the Greek myths and combining fun and education with interactive games. The Capsis Minoan Amusement Club is ideal for children from 4-11 years of age. New for 2018 is our eco-friendly playground for children aged 7 and older. This play area is filled with exciting playground features such as large swings, challenging climbing walls, a jungle gym with monkey bars, and playhouses for role-playing adventures. All these were designed to benefit children with physical activity while also helping them with their personal development: cultivating their social skills, learning abilities and participation in games, and training their physical and motor skills. FOR BABIES: • In-suite baby facilities: As vacations should be a time for all members of the family to relax, we have specially transformed our suites into baby friendly suites, providing all the baby care equipment parents require, on complimentary basis, on request. • Crèche facilities: Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort offers crèche facilities run by a team of fully qualified, professionally trained childcare staff. The crèche accepts six-month-old babies up to three year old children and is located within the Capsis Minoan Amusement Club in order to ensure the babies and toddlers safety.
FOR TEENAGERS: EVER-LASTING EUPHORIA: The ideal wellness resort for those who want complete relaxation and rejuvenation, combined with the essence of luxury and tranquillity. Our wellness programs focus on the perfect balance of mind, body and spirit:
• Dukan Diet: The world famous Dukan weight loss program is offered exclusively at Out of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort: Getting slimmer has never been so effortless! You only need 7 to 14 days to rejuvenate your body and learn to follow the Dukan Program on your own to reach your goal, with our support. The Capsis teenagers Club is a perfect getaway that suits our teens’ interests. Here our youngsters can make new friends and enjoy various activities, such as mini soccer, tennis lessons, floating water games or unique experiences such as our 3 “Escape rooms” and many others.
• Detox for a new you! Exceptional detoxification programs using exclusively organic products! These programs are an excellent way to rid toxins from your body, bringing back harmony with nature, in preparation for a lifelong healthy approach to food. The detoxification programs consist of nutritional, mental and physical sessions and experiences aiming to purify the body.
• Yoga Retreat & Organic Food: This program follows the philosophies of Yoga, aiming to centre your mind towards positivity and find a balance with your inner self and surroundings. It is a 6-day program focusing on Yoga combined with organic food, specialized wellness treatments and group discussions to provide simple, long term solutions to claim control of life, feel revitalised, happy and successful.
• Yoga Cretan delight: Following the Yoga philosophies combined with specialised wellness treatments, this program is a 5day dedicated program for our guests who are planning a yoga- centred vacation.
• Anti – ageing / body remodelling: A wide variety of new, non-invasive treatments and tailor-made packages for the face and body such as face lifting, body contouring, cryolipolysis and abrasion- free exfoliation. Based on the latest equipment for 2018, these treatments aim to stop or delay the ageing process.
• Kids & Adolescents Nutrition Program: Taking into consideration that eating healthy is something which should be taught at a young age, we provide children the ideal tailor-made program in order to learn and follow the correct principles for a healthy lifestyle. • Euphoria Rejuvenating Spa / Awaken the senses! For an absolute immersion into wellness, our spa features a Finnish sauna, wellness capsules, indoor heated pool, traditional Ottoman Hammam (steam bath), water jets, body and face massages, relaxation area, changing rooms and many beauty treatments. Its unrivalled range of signature treatments focuses on health, beauty, pampering, stress reduction, recuperation and well-being, using pure and environmentally- friendly products, including products from Valmont, Algoane and a collection of carefully selected products.
• FIT4LIFE / The Ultimate Workout: Refine your silhouette, re-shape your body and keep the balance between mind and soul. Our daily activities program consists of a variety of fitness classes including meditation, hotel walks, yoga, aqua aerobics, pilates with reformer machines, and other organized activities which aim to increase your wellbeing and relaxation.
• “Kinesis personal training studio”. Even on holiday, guests can still follow their workout, supported by our personal trainers, or even start a new plan, setting the ball rolling for a healthier lifestyle.
GENERAL INFORMATION: OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort, offers: • Sand and pebble beaches (1 private) • 7 swimming-pools (the pools of the resort operate during specific months of the season and are accessible depending on guests’ accommodation). • A water sports centre
• Floating water games at Cladissos beach
• Three big waterslides
• A PADI Scuba-Diving Centre
• Capsis boutique
• Mini market with traditional Greek products.
• Gift shop & beachwear
• Euphoria Rejuvenating Spa offering guests a range of signature treatments
• Fit4Life Fitness Lounge & personal training studio
• Exclusive Shisha lounge
• Capsis Minoan Amusement Club & playground
• Capsis Teenagers Club
• In-suite baby facilities
• 3 thematic Escape Rooms
• Mini football 5X5 • Archery
• Tennis court
• Volleyball court
• A private hotel chapel
• 13 meeting rooms ideal for VIP Meetings and incentives
Classic Collection: Classic Guestrooms & Family Suites Bungalow-style The bungalow-style guestrooms extend through the peninsula gardens, providing a nice mixture of European style combined with aesthetic Cretan flair. Spacious and airy, they are ideal for families and nature-lovers. Arranged in numerous blocks of “bungalow-style” rooms, they offer private balconies or small terraces, either on the ground or on the 1st floor of each building, overlooking the gardens, the pool or the sea. The Location These bungalows constitute a very cosy neighbourhood which is located on the west section of the peninsula, next to the private Cladissos Bay and the Capsis Minoan Amusement Club. Sweep around the green pathways into a luscious labyrinth of trees and flowers from around the world or simply relax by the neighbourhood’s swimming pools. The following room types are offered: 1. 2. 3. Classic Guestroom Bungalow style (147) Family Guestroom Bungalow style (30) Suites & Maisonettes Bungalow style (66)
Classic Guestrooms & Suites The guestrooms of the Classic Collection are located within a boutique hotel, the first building that guests encounter upon arrival at the private peninsula. The Classic Collection hotel has its own reception, a private fresh-water swimming pool, bar, lobby and a TV room with library, chess and cards tables. It features 78 comfortable guestrooms, classic suites, two-bedroom and presidential suites and the magnificent Royal Suite (rooms ranging from 24 sq. m to 170 sq. m.) The interior décor of this boutique hotel gives great emphasis on comfort combined with a traditional Greek touch. Natural colours of Greek marble and wood, influenced by the Minoan colours, are used as main materials for the public areas, restaurant and guestrooms. A private collection of paintings by famous Greek artists, antique furniture, statues and decorative ornaments from Greece and Europe blend beautifully with the local Cretan touch of this elegant property. The Location Situated in the middle of the resort, it is a cosy boutique hotel of great style and elegance, perched as a Minoan Palace. The hotel has commodious verandas overlooking the St. Athanasios Hotel Chapel, the colourful gardens and the Aghia Pelaghia Beach & Bay. This hotel offers the following types of rooms: ▪ Classic guestrooms: 56 ▪ Classic suites: 18 ▪ Classic Presidential suites: 3 ▪ Classic Royal suite: 1
Lifestyle Collection Lifestyle suites The Lifestyle Collection Hotel consists of a luxury hotel with lifestyle suites and is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection. It is a modern-art boutique hotel offering 70 spacious and luxurious suites. The hotel offers the Fit 4 Life Fitness Lounge, 3 restaurants, a swimming pool, a bar, lobby & a shopping boutique. The interior decor of this hotel is created with great emphasis on comfort and modern art architecture. It features mosaic art mannequins from SICIS while its external design is minimalistic and luxurious. Guests staying at the Lifestyle Collection Hotel enjoy exclusive services and facilities, such as private check-in at the reception of the Lifestyle Collection Hotel & breakfast in a hotel private area. The location The Lifestyle Collection Hotel is situated in the centre of the resort hotel complex, giving it excellent access to all the resort restaurants, bars, beaches and swimming-pools. Surrounded by gardens and located on the tip of the peninsula it overlooks the St. Athanasios Chapel and the Cladissos private hotel beach. This hotel offers the following types of rooms: o One-bedroomsuites:59 o Two-bedroomsuites:6 o Junior Suites: 2 o Connectingrooms:2 o HotelRoom:1
EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION • Suites, Maisonettes & Villas • Unique Villas The Exclusive Collection is a private microcosm of luxury and is the essential accommodation for the most demanding guests. It consists of seafront suites and maisonettes, as well as luxury suites maisonettes and villas. SEAFRONT SUITES & MAISONETTES: The Sea-front luxury suites (14) and maisonettes (6) constitute a VIP private neighbourhood immersed in infinite Aegean views. Bathed in blue and green reflexions from the sunlight, this luxurious retreat is composed by seafront suites, love story pool houses and maisonettes, ranging from 60 sq. m to 535 sq. m each, with sharing or private temperature-controlled swimming pools. Spelled by the rumour of the sea, this tranquil hideaway will live up to your highest expectations. The Location Ideally located in the middle of this unique peninsula, this type of accommodation provides guests with binding images that become memorable emotions. The epic landscape is unforgettable, combining endless blue and expansive green. Guests enjoy exclusive services and facilities: private reception, private restaurant for breakfast, pre-reserved gazebos at the resort’s private beach or on the deck and complimentary use of the spa pool.
LUXURY SUITES, MAISONETTES & VILLAS: The luxury suites are located within a luxury boutique hotel, while the maisonettes and villas are spread over the private gardens (total number: 52 units). Accommodation size ranges from 45 sq. m. to 820 sq. m., with sharing or private temperature- controlled swimming pools. This section is private for VIP guests, offering exclusive services and facilities: private reception, private restaurant for breakfast, pre-reserved gazebos at the resort’s private beach or on the deck and complimentary use of the spa pool. VIP guests have a private gated entrance and enjoy facilities that will undoubtedly exceed their expectations. The Location On the East section of the peninsula a private microcosm of luxury has been designed for the most demanding guests. These gracefully arranged luxury suites, maisonettes and villas are surrounded by lush gardens; guests can wander around the small pathways among palm and citrus trees, jasmine and bougainvilleas, drenched in warm colours of the Cretan sunsets.
UNIQUE VILLAS WITH PRIVATE POOL Larimar 4 bedroom beachfront Villa with two private pools The Larimar Villa was created to fulfil the need for a close connection to the sea, with a touch of understated luxury. Offering direct access to the private Cladissos beach from its front door, this villa is an excellent choice for a luxurious stay right on the beach. Sleeping a total of 11 adults or 8 adults and 7 children, this gorgeous 2-story villa can be divided into four luxurious 1-bedroom apartments, two on each floor. Wake up and pop out for a refreshing swim right before going for breakfast, then relax in one of the two private plunge pools, or enjoy the Aegean Sea views from one of the two private terraces. TOTAL INTERIOR: 292 sq.m. Emerald 4 Bedroom Villa with private pool The “Emerald” Villa is one of the most exceptional residences of the Exclusive Collection. The most extraordinary experiences wait for you to discover them. With private outdoor temperature- controlled pool, four bedrooms: a master bedroom with a round bed, a second master bedroom with direct access to the pool, one secondary & one service / butler bedroom, 5 exquisite marble bathrooms, gym area, private Hammam, living room with fireplace, office, dining area, kitchen, bar and billiards room, your days and nights will never be forgotten. TOTAL INTERIOR: 360 sq.m. / TOTAL EXTERIOR: 176 sq.m. Royal 2 Bedroom Villa with private pool Suspended between heaven and earth, our luxurious Royal Villa is built with only the finest materials, exuded an air of Mediterranean Royalty. This magnificent villa nestles gracefully on the cliff edge, with large panoramic terraces and gardens; the magic of flowers and the fragrances from countless hibiscuses, coupled with the infinity pool and Jacuzzi, offer you an open invitation to delight. A marble staircase leads to the upper floor, where the rooms are spacious with luxuriously furnished interiors. Period furniture and antiques elegantly placed in the living quarters and bedrooms are eye– catching and underline the villa’s charm. The Royal Villa, with its extraordinary views of Cladissos bay
and the Aegean Sea with the blue-sky overhead, is an elegant choice for receptions or cocktails. It has a magnificent décor for all your private entertaining or business functions. TOTAL INTERIOR: 140 sq.m. (Ground floor: 85,5 sq.m. Upper floor: 61,8 sq.m.) TOTAL EXTERIOR: 150 sq.m. BLACK PEARL RESIDENCE (4 Bedroom Villa with 2 private pools) The Black Pearl Residence, located on the edge of the private peninsula, is the crown jewel and the most luxurious residence of the OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort. With a unique view of the Aegean Sea from all its angles, the villa is composed of a grand 510 m2 house and 310 m2 of outdoor areas, with a private entrance, garden and security, guaranteeing the complete privacy of its guests. The Black Pearl Residence is the “One and Only” of its kind in all of Greece and is one of the most luxurious and exclusive villas in the Mediterranean. Starting from the guarded gate, a wall fountain borders the protected stone path that leads to the main entrance, which is surrounded by a tiled pond with a small bridge. Going through the entrance’s double doors, the foyer opens up to the indoor temperature-controlled pool and the living room, with its grand piano and fireplace. Straight through the living room, the outdoor area offers a private outdoor pool and sea-front decks, with majestic views of the sea. Next to the living room, the separate dining room and fully equipped kitchen offer guests the possibility of private dining. The three master bedrooms and secondary bedroom are located on either side of the living room: On the right side, a passage leads us to the all-white en-suite master bedroom and the impressive master bedroom with its walk-in closet, large marble bathroom and outdoor jacuzzi. On the left, a hallway leads to the en-suite master bedroom equipped with wellness facilities, as well as the en-suite secondary bedroom. TOTAL INTERIOR: 510 sq.m. / TOTAL EXTERIOR: 310 sq.m.