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Out of the Blue - Capsis Elite Resort Crete, Crete

Out of the Blue - Capsis Elite Resort Crete

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RAM are huge fans of Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands, and this property is a stunner. Spendidly located on its own 167,000m2 private peninsula, boasting unparalleled sea views and set within a sprawling botanical garden – with the bonus of being just 20 minutes from Heraklion International Airport and the City this unique resort offers endless choices for the luxury MICE market.

Situated in the centre of the island providing quick and easy access to all the Ancient sites with the traditional fishing village of Aghia Pelaghia, quite literally on your doorstop perfect for that evening stroll to soak up Cretan culture.

The environmentally-friendly Capsis Resort nestles amidst a lush and extensive botanical garden where they grow their own organic fruits, herbs, vegetables and flowers.  Having undergone major reconstruction and refurbishment to the tune of a whopping 55 million Euros this luxury resort offers a total of 465 bungalows, suites, maisonettes and villas and extensive conference facilities including 13 meeting rooms and a 1,140m2 exhibition area - and that really is just the beginning of a long and fabulous list.

How about 6 outdoor pools including the Safran freshwater pool overlooking the Agean Sea, 1 indoor Spa pool, 2 beaches – the largest being private, the soon to be completed “At Sea Deck” and an amazing array of sea-based activities from the smooth sailing of pleasure boats to the exhilaration of jet ski rides to the beauty of scuba diving in the crystal clear waters.  Add to this your “on-land” options of tennis, golf, outdoor chess, yoga, trekking, horse-riding and cookery, to name just a few and, not forgetting, the “virtual” games room and the 3 unique Escape Rooms – the only ones in Greece!  Basically, endless opportunities for your group.

After all that exercise of the body and mind you must have worked up an appetite and, in keeping with all other aspects of Out of the Blue, the dining experiences are as plentiful as there are diverse…… no fewer than 6 restaurants from traditional Greek to award winning Italian – from a relaxed kicked-back vibe to formal a la carte.  Almost all of the restaurants offer both in and outdoor dining options – couple this with private dining rooms, 7 bespoke bars and countless outdoor areas perfect for groups you really will be able to offer a different experience every mealtime.

In short, a stunning and safe location steeped in history and culture, easy access with flights from BA, Easyjet, Aegean etc, gorgeous rooms, extensive meeting facilities, fabulous dining, endless activities and great weather -  Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort Crete awaits you – what are you waiting for ?....


  • Tel: +30 210 6142083-7
  • Email: akosma@capsis.gr
  • Website:

    http://www.capsis.com

  • Specialities:

    Amazing array of sea, pool and land-based activities for groups including treasure hunts, mini Olympics, yoga, scuba diving, a virtual games room and The Escape Rooms – all perfect for teambuilding or just for fun.  7 pools and 2 beaches – one totally private. A myriad of dining choices both in the on-resort restaurants and in bespoke themed areas within the grounds or even on the beach.  Three separate hotels and individual bungalows offering maximum flexibility for groups large or small.  13 Meeting rooms and separate 1,140m2 exhibition space – ideal for smaller meetings to conventions to product launches.  Aghia Pelagia traditional fishing village right next door and the Ancient sites of Crete readily accessible.

  • Past Clients: AstraZeneca, Credit Susie Private Banking, Esso VIP, L'Oreal, KFC, adidas France, Philips Europe, Spinnaker, Motorola, Nestle Italy, Opel Dealers Group, Amway, Konica, Johnson & Johnson
  • Established: 1971 - last reconstruction & refurbishment 2009
  • Location(s): Heraklion - Crete
  • Languages Spoken: English, Greek, French, German, Russian, & Italian
  • Members of: Splendia Luxury & Character Hotels, Preferred Hotels & Resorts (Lifestyle Collection)
  • Awards/
    Accreditations/
    Certifications:
    2002 Worldwide Hospitality Award for Best Innovation in Terms of Environmental Protection, 2015 Best Greek Spa Resort (50+ rooms) - Spa Traveler Awards and 2nd place for Innovation in Wellness - Worldwide Hospitality Awards, 2016 Silver Award Best Luxury resort in Greece - Greek Tourism Awards
  • Best time for groups: The climate makes this perfect for groups all year round! The resort is fully operational from 28 April to 1 November - outside of these dates a minimum group booking of 200 rooms is required.
  • Flight time from London:

    4 hours (20 mins from airport to resort)

  • Main airports:

    Heraklion International Airport

    Chania International Airport

  • Time Difference: GMT + 2 hours
  • Main language:

    Greek

  • Currency:

    EURO

    http://www.x-rates.com/calculator/?from=GBP&to=EUR&amount=1.00

  • Weather and when to go:

    Mild winters (12-16degs c) and hot, dry summers with average temps of 30-35 degs c

    http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/crete.htm

  • Public Holidays:

    http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Greece/public-holidays

  • Visa Info:

    http://www.greece.visahq.co.uk/

  • Foreign Office: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/europe/greece
  • Tourist Board:

    http://www.crete.gr

1.  LOCATION

A unique private peninsula of 167,000m2 surrounded by the Agean sea with a traditional fishing village right next door –almost your own island. Yet only 20 mins from Heraklion International Airport and situated in the centre of the island with easy access to the City and all the Ancient sites.

 

2.  TERRITORY

Nestled within a lush and sprawling botanical garden growing organic fruits, herbs, vegetables and flowers supplying most of the resort’s needs - you cannot get much fresher than that. Edged on 2 sides by fine sandy beaches and surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Agean Sea – stunning view, followed by stunning view, followed by stunning view – something we never tire of!

 

3.  INVESTMENT

Having undergone a 55 million euro major reconstruction and refurbishment the Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort is at the top of its game – providing 5* facilities with every detail thought of.

 

4.  FLEXIBILITY & LONGEVITY

Having 3 individual hotels, a mix of bungalows and villas, 13 meeting rooms and exhibition space, 6 restaurants and 7 bars, 7 pools, 2 beaches and numerous outdoor areas the flexibility for groups of any size and type is unsurpassed.  Underlining the exceptional facilities are the 40 years experience that Capsis have for hosting business events – both European and International – with an expert team on hand to make sure “your” event is just that – uniquely yours.   Plus they will open for groups outside of their normal trading period.

 

5.  UNIQUE & FAMIY OWNED

There really is nothing like the Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort Crete on the island - it has been family owned for the past 40 years and their influence can be seen and felt throughout.  An emphasis on strong relationship building with their clients is foremost in their aims - and thereby ensuring a memorable and outstanding experience.

 

6.  AGHIA PELAGIA VILLAGE

Literally right next door to the resort is the traditional and very pretty fishing village of Aghia Pelagia – full of natural beauty and playing an important role throughout history.  Where the village sits now there used to be an ancient Greek city and it has been inhabited since around 2000 BC – today, within 5 minutes walk, you can be wandering around its leafy boulevard decorated with restaurants and cocktail bars with views across the beautiful bay dotted with fishing boats and green rocks rising from the sea. We love this – so often Resort properties are a car ride away from anything yet at Capsis you can really feel part of Crete.

 

7.  ESCAPE ROOMS

I know you ask – why would you want to escape from Out of the Blue but you really must experience the Escape Rooms!  Whether it is The Perfect Crime, Inception or the Circus these really offer the most fantastic team based activity where players, working together, spend an hour discovering clues, solve puzzles and accomplish tasks within a defined timeframe and a common goal in mind -  to escape the room!

 

8.  ACCESS & SAFETY

Just under 4 hours from the UK into an International airport and only 20 minutes transfer to the hotel.   Low cost airlines available and year round scheduled flights.  Greece was one of the safest and most popular destinations for 2016 and the island of Crete remains one of the safest destinations in the Mediterranean.

 

9.  HISTORY & CULTURE

Crete really does have more history, myth and legend than you can shake a stick at!  The birthplace of Zeus and home of the Minoan culture – currently regarded as the oldest ancient civilization in Europe – there are archaeological sites, Venetian fortresses, Byzantine monasteries and churches all easily accessible from the resort. Perfect for themed events, or Clever clogs treasure hunts.

 

10. WHY CRETE?

Because it is good for you! The friendliness and bonhomie of the Cretans is palpable and they have every reason to be happy with their lot – they have sun, beaches, the sea, an extraordinarily beautiful landscape and an excellent cuisine including fabulous olive oil. And to top all that Cretans have the longest life expectancy in the whole of Europe and the Mediterranean!