Location & Facilities

The Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa 4 star hotel offers high-end services and beautiful facilities to ensure you have a pleasant stay in an area close to the picturesque Plakias -a former fishing village 38km south of the town of Rethymnon- with its many tourist attractions and services. The Village Resort is also only 8km west of the famous Preveli Palm Beach.

In the Kalypso Resort you can enjoy the 3 swimming pools (one of which is an infinity pool) and its bars and restaurants. In the center of the resort you can even find a small supermarket.

Combined Diving & Holiday offer

You may want to book your "tailor-made" program with Kalypso Rock's Palace, including diving and accommodation.

One week stay (room + food + 6 dives) Contact us for details
Two weeks stay (room + food + 12 dives) Contact us for details
Each additional dive Contact us for details

We are also happy to reserve any hotel, private villa, apartment or room, (all with or without a swimming pool) anywhere in Crete.

In the Prefecture of Rethymno, we know nearly every hotel and holiday rental from firsthand experience and we will be happy to give you our advice.

We have selected 4 hotels and pensions (guest houses) in the Plakias area, near our dive center. Should you prefer to stay elsewhere, please let us know the number of adults/children, your preferred area, category and time.

Transportation can be booked with us, including taxi transfers from and to the airport. Should you prefer to rent a car upon arrival to the airport, we can organize this with a reliable rental car company.

Excursions to other diving areas in Greece can also be arranged through Kalypso.


Kalypso Rock's Palace is set in the heart of the Pirates' Fjord, maybe the best beach in Plakias and the Prefecture of Rethymnon.

Pirates' Fjord, also known as Karavos beach, is a small secluded natural harbor, facing south, protected by a cliff to its north. It is named after the pirates who, in the Byzantine era, took refuge inside this sheltered bay. Today, instead of pirates, you will find a modern hotel.

Its tiny beach is sandy and does not exceed 5m in width. In front of the beach is a channel whose water gets gradually deeper as it reaches out into a rocky-bottomed harbor.

The beach is organized with sunbeds, sunshades and showers for a pleasant stay. If you find this scenery as amazing as we do, we will be happy to reserve your accommodation in the hotel, so that you can enjoy it for longer.

The use of the beach and other hotel facilities will also be a pleasant alternative option for your non-diving companions, should they wish to join you for the day.


Our facilities are secreted away in the premises of Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa hotel, right down in the opening of Karavos beach.

As our guest you will be offered the diving or snorkeling of your choice (which includes night diving or snorkeling), plus you will discover the magic of the amazing Libyan Sea.

You are also welcome to use the facilities and amenities of the surrounding Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa hotel, including swimming pools, bars and restaurants.

The Dive Center has its own on-site compressor room, housing twin compressors which are away from the guests so as not to destroy the peace and tranquillity of your diving day.

All our equipment is serviced in-house by our own trained technicians so any problem, however small and even with your own equipment, can be easily rectified.

Our regulator sets, snorkels and masks are sanitised after every use in an environment friendly way.