Photo Credit: Courtesy: Capsis Elite Resort

Aghia Pelaghia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

If you asked 100 people, the vast majority would tell you that holidays are a perfect opportunity for new experiences, relaxation and inspiration. What better place to cover all three than a beautiful island of the Eastern Mediterranean?


Crete is a fantastic mosaic of marvelous beaches, ancient ruins, cosmopolitan cities and breathtaking nature. Its lively cities and picturesque villages are inhabited by wonderful people generously sharing their traditions and proud way of life. The landscape changes tremendously depending on the location, with a distinct contrast between the north side of the island with its long, sandy beaches, large cities and booming nightlife, and the south coast where the terrain is rougher with a fascinating relief, large cliffs, mountainous roads and small communities. Crete can be cosmopolitan, traditional, isolated, bustling; offering diverse experiences depending on the visitor’s needs.

Halfway accross the north coast of the island, the ‘Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort’ is a 42 acres slice of magnificence. Placed on its very own private peninsula and surrounded by luscious gardens, the resort offers bliss and inspiration in nature, with amazing views of the Aegean Sea as a backdrop. Located next to the traditional fishing village of Agia Pelagia, the resort is comprised of three Collections, the Classic, Lifestyle and Exclusive. Each with its own concept and purpose, the Collections range from a modern-art inspired boutique hotel, bungalow-style accommodation, all-suite hotel, and luxurious maisonettes and villas with private pools.

The Classic Collection consists of mainly bungalow-style guestrooms made up of family rooms and suites, nestled in a botanical garden with easy access to all facilities, including the private beach and Children’s Minoan Club. The Lifestyle Collection is a modern-art, all-suite, boutique hotel with garden view or sea view rooms and extended living space that is located in the heart of the resort. The Exclusive Collection, located in a prime position on the peninsula, offers seafront suites and luxury suites, maisonette-villas and villas with outdoor jacuzzis, shared or private pools and exclusive services. Many accommodation types offer the option of a private sukkah.

The resort’s connection with nature refines the experience of celebrating Sukkot in such a distictive location with its gardens and crystal-clear waters, while the team behind the trip organization takes care of every little detail, with carefully crafted meals, beautifully decorated sukkahs, themed nights, competitions, fashion shows, card games, and more fun activities. The resort’s chefs are dedicated to satiate every guest, by preparing a series of delicious dishes inspired from international cuisine, using carefully selected ingredients.

The extensive range of exclusive services and facilities can satisfy every need: A private beach is enclosed by the Resort, and six pools are spread across the resort grounds, including the Kids’ Paradise Waterland with pools, waterslides and spraygrounds. Young guests have the Capsis Minoan Amusement Club, a 1 acre kids’ club offering games and activities based on Greek myths and combining fun and education with interactive games. An outdoors adventure playground completes the young kids’ facilities, while the Teenagers Club will offer older children many exciting activities. A wide range of animations and activities are available, while two water sports centers with a PADI scuba-diving centre extend the list fun experiences available.

The “Everlasting Euphoria” is the holistic fitness, medical & wellness concept proposed by the resort, enriching guests’ holidays with holistic treatments that help relax and reinvigorate their spirit. An experienced in-house professional team offers innovative, safe, and non-intrusive programs & treatments using state-of-the-art medical equipment, aiming to elevate mind and body. Treatments and programs are planned and performed around guests’ holidays, as to not disrupt their activities and leisure time.

Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort is ideal for anyone looking for true luxury in breathtaking surroundings, offering the perfect blank canvas for creating exceptional moments and experiences to last a lifetime.

Especially for Sukkot, the resort offers Jewish Press readers 9-day all-inclusive packages with special discounts: 10% off accommodation and spa & wellness treatments, and 20% off their selection of kosher wines. Use the code SUKK19


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