The Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa is situated at Plakias, 31 kms south of Rethymnon and 115 kms of Heraklion Airport. The Hotel is located in the grandiose environment of a small isolated gulf. It lies in 50.000 sq meters full of gardens and hanging rocks and has been created with respect to nature beauty and keeping the traditional Cretan style. According to the myth, Zeus, father of the gods of Olympus, chose the island of Crete for his “human” residence. Taking the form of a white bull, he abducted his beloved Europe and hid her in the marvellous beach of Preveli and its nearby palm grove before consecrating her into a goddess. Later on, Odysseus, hero of Troy and the one who imagined the Trojan Horse, on his return journey from Troy was captured by the magnificence of the landscape and the beauty of the mythical queen Kalypso. He spent seven whole years in the area before continuing his return journey.