< Back

Contact us

Our scuba travel experts are available 24/7 to assist you in planning and booking a fantastic scuba diving vacation

Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa

You will be staying with:

You will be diving with:

Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa

4 star hotel
Akti Karavos, Plakias Rethymnon, Greece
126 rooms
FREE Internet

Kalypso Dive Center

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite Show address

Plakias Kalypso Cretan Village Resort, Crete, 74060, Greece

Package highlights

  • Kalypso Cretan Village is a natural choice for divers looking to discover the magic of the Libyan Sea and dive with turtles, while enjoying the protection of a rugged cove
  • 30+ m visibility and rich biodiversity make for spectacular diving and snorkeling. Take home a souvenir with a professional underwater photo or memory certificate
  • A trio of sparkling pools are dotted around the cliffside, with al fresco and subterranean bars and restaurants to refuel at along the way
  • Rock climbing, trekking and mountain biking are a fantastic way to break up your dives here, due to the high peaks and mild climate
  • A unique chance to shore dive straight into the wild and open sea - an incredible experience, even for beginner divers. 
Read more

Dates & Prices

Book now, pay later

No need to enter any payment details now.
You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

Payment options
10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa

What to see

The Mediterranean has marine life that differs from anywhere else on the globe. You can find creatures ranging from tiny anchovies to large animals like the thresher shark, with its impressively long tail. Huge marine life like dolphins and whales sometimes make appearances, though they are less common than out in the open ocean.

See the incredible red and black corals here, unexpected gems in this clear water.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Encounter colorful marine life, including groupers, octopuses, turtles, dentex fish, lion fish and the occasional sting ray
  • Set in the heart of the Pirate's Fjord sheltered by towering rocks, this is a superb place to blow your first bubbles as the shallow waters get gradually deeper
  • The dive center has its own on-site compressor room, housing twin compressors that are set up away from the guests to keep things tranquil
  • All equipment is serviced in-house by trained technicians so any problem, big or small, can be easily rectified
  • Regulator sets, snorkels and masks are sanitised after every use in an environmentally-friendly way

Description

Kalypso Dive Center offers amazing dive spots around the unique Marine Park of Kalypso.

Kalypso Dive Center was established in 1998 and has since built up an exceptional team of multilingual instructors and dive masters. The waters around Kalypso area attract a wide variety of marine life. With more than 30 meters visibility underwater, the biodiversity of this closed ecosystem inside and around the rugged coastal area of Karavos beach is something really unique in the Mediterranean Sea!

The whole area is protected from the weather conditions and characterized by the influx of food brought by the strong currents of the Libyan Sea. As a result, the unique local fish species remain and reproduce in the Kalypso area while large pelagic fishes visit the waters to hunt. The rare flora is attract large turtles and loggerheads at times, while in the bay you can sometimes spot Mediterranean seals. 


 

Read more

DIVING SERVICES

Dive boat facilities

  • Seating Area
  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Drysuit
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Ukrainian
  • Other Languages On Request

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Book Swap/Library

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Pool
  • Kids Playground

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services

Sports & Watersports

  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Beach Volleyball

Resort Description

Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa is a 4* hotel built into a natural harbour, overlooking Karavos beach with a fantastic dive center on site.

Quietly located on the beach of Karavos, Kalypso Cretan Village offers comfortable rooms, a number of swimming pools, a tennis court, a spa and a mini-mart. Between the reception and the pools with a view over the Libyan Sea, the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner including fresh seafood, Greek and international cuisine. Enjoy drinks in one of the three bars.

Tucked away in the opening of the beach, you'll find the 5* PADI IDC dive center where you can snorkel or dive on 10 different dive sites, suitable for all levels of experience, and all accessible without a boat. Plakias Beach is on half a mile away, and the Preveli white-sand beach, its natural palm grove and monastery are well worth a visit.

How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly into is Heraklion, which is about an hour and a half away from the resort. 
  • From the airport, you should get a taxi to the hotel. You can either arrange this yourself upon arrival, or ask the resort to arrange one for you in advance.
  • If you opt for a prearranged taxi, please share your flight details with us as soon as possible. Be aware that you will still pay the driver directly in cash.
  • Check in time is 2 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12 noon. 
  • Having checked out, the resort will call a taxi to take you back to the airport.

Diving

  • On diving days, please head down to the dive center for 9:30 am ready to start. 

READ WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

Dates & Prices
x

Save that favourite

With a PADI Travel account, you can favourite dive operators to come back to later on any device or computer

Log in or sign up