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CLASSIC

Mainly bungalow-style guestrooms made up of Family Rooms and Suites, nestled in a botanical garden environment with easy access to all facilities, including the private beach and Kid's Minoan Club.

LIFESTYLE

Modern-art, all-suite, boutique hotel with garden view or sea view rooms and extended living space. Ideal for couples and families alike. Located in the heart of the resort.

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EXCLUSIVE

Seafront Suites and Luxury Suites, Maisonette-Villas and Villas with outdoor Jacuzzis, shared or private pools and exclusive services. Located in a prime position on the Peninsula.

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40th Anniversary

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2018 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards

We are proudly announcing that OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort will be hosting the 2018 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA), widely known as “Oscars of Luxury”, on October 6, 2018. Tourism industry leaders from all over the world will attend the ceremony to collect the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, the seal of excellence, as well as take advantage of this high-level networking opportunity, with numerous VIPs among the attendees list such as HSH Prince Massimiliano della Torre e Tasso, HSH Princess Costanza della Torre e Tasso and HRH Nathalie Princess of Hohenzollern.

The awards will be accompanied by a lavish Cocktail reception and a sumptuous Gala dinner.

Khalil EL-Mouelhy, Chairman of the Awards commented: “we are thrilled to hold our 6th Gala Ceremony on the Island of Crete. The Island is home to some true gems in terms of resorts and is an ever-growing destination. OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort, with its stunning location, possesses all the facilities and amenities required for this exclusive and demanding event and we are delighted to be working together with them. Our 2017 Ceremony which was held in Athens was a tremendous success and this year promises to be even better”.

  • Our resort is the ideal venue to host these awards, having won the “Best Hotel & Resort in Greece” category in 2017, our level of service and luxurious facilities, have the recognition from the SSLHLA Organization.
  • Our goal is to offer an amazing experience to the guests of the awards, not only on the event night but throughout their stay as well.
  • Dia Capsis, President and Managing Director of OUT OF THE BLUE, Capsis Elite Resort says: “It is an honour to host the prestigious 2018 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards Gala Ceremony. Having already received the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, the seal of excellence, as one of the best Hotels & Resorts we feel we are the perfect venue for the event. We have vast experience spanning decades and we are looking forward to providing winners and guests with an amazing time during this magical event under the stars surrounded by the Aegean Sea.
  • With our distinguished Gastronomy, elite wellness experiences and our beautiful coast, we are looking forward to providing winners with true Cretan Hospitality and the “Capsis Touch”. We would like to thank the SSLHLA Organization for selecting our resort for this exclusive event and we are looking forward to welcoming you all.”
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New 'Villa LariMar' on the beach

We welcome the youngest member of the Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort family: the beachfront villa LariMar!

  • Created right on time to celebrate the 40 years anniversary of our resort, it is a display of our firm commitment to provide you with the most magnificent holiday experiences in the most lavish environments. Built with understated luxury in mind, we placed this Aegean jewel right on the edge of our private beach “Cladissos” making it perfect for those looking for the absolute sea-centered holiday.
  • The villa’s front door leads right into the crystal-clear waters of our private beach “Cladissos”; Wake up and pop out for a refreshing swim in the sea right before going for breakfast. Afterwards, relax in one of the two private plunge pools or lounge on the beach with a gazebo reserved just for you while enjoying a refreshing freshly juiced fruit cocktail. For the booklovers amongst us, lose yourself in your book while sitting comfortably in one of the cozy reading nooks we have created just for you. In the evenings, relax while taking in the view of the Aegean Sea from one of the two private terraces, letting the soothing sound of the waves lull you to sleep.
  • This gorgeous 2-story villa can host a total of 11 adults, or 8 adults and 7 children, with the possibility to be divided into four luxurious interconnecting apartments, two on each floor, allowing for individual or combined booking as a whole floor or as a maisonette.
  • The LariMar Villa takes its name from the eponymous precious stone, a rare pectolite with soft blue hues and white streaks. The name fits perfectly, with the blue waters of Cladissos bay and the playful sun rays creating a perpetually moving illustration of the stone’s mesmerizing flowing patterns.
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40 years of excellent and innovative hospitality

In 2018, Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort is proudly celebrating 40 years of excellent and innovative hospitality. To commemorate such an important milestone, we will be running a campaign composed of several activities and promotions throughout the coming season 2018, both inside the resort and externally, celebrating our history and showcasing our outlook for the future.

  • The Capsis story
  • Our resort opened in 1978, on a 167.000 m2 private peninsula situated next to the Aghia Pelaghia fishing village and very close to the city of Heraklion (the capital of Crete). Descriptively named “Capsis Beach Hotel & Sofitel Capsis Palace Hotel & Convention Centre”, it was composed of two large hotels and a collection of 111 conference venues with a total capacity of more than 4.000 attendees. Being the first resort in Greece to embrace the “meetings & incentives” earned us a dominant role in the European Conference Industry. The hotel hosted many major national events, international meetings and press conferences, such as the “Balkan Countries Chiefs of Defense Meeting” and many others.
  • The owner Dia Capsis, a 3rd generation hotelier, being always aware of shifts in global trends, envisioned the hotel’s evolution from a convention-oriented resort into a 5-star exclusive and luxurious holiday & wellness destination, starting radical renovations in 2007.
  • Making sure to respect and conserve the surrounding gardens and age-old trees, a year and a half of construction works transformed the resort into 3 hotel collections, with multiple maisonettes and bungalows, sprinkled throughout the peninsula. To match that shift, the complex was rebranded as “Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort”, highlighting the resort’s intimate connection with the Aegean Sea.
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Our innovations

Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort now focuses on VIP guests and their families, destination weddings, honeymoons and wellness lovers, while still offering conference services with 13 venues.

Our devotion to offering excellent experiences has lead us to create outstanding services and activities such as the 4.000 m2 Minoan Kids Club, our award-winning wellness & rejuvenating spa and, most recently, three exciting escape rooms, making us the first resort in the world to create and operate such an activity. Throughout the years, one thing has remained the same: our passion to offer an amazing experience and outstanding 5-star service & hospitality.