Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Looking for a super-stylish and charming resort with the finest cuisine and a world-class spa to match? Nestled on the spectacular coast of Elounda in Crete, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort is the perfect destination for anyone seeking an exceptional stay in a truly stunning area of natural beauty.

Perfect forCouples and families dreaming of a five-star escape in the perfect Greek hideaway.
In the knowHead back in time to the birthplace of western civilisation with a visit to the 1,900BC Palace of Knossos, before hopping on a private boat to the historic island of Spinalonga, which is home to a 16th-century Venetian fortress.

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  • Setting & Views
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Beach
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort sprawls across 143 acres on the popular Elounda coast in Crete, where you’ll be treated to uninterrupted views across to the historic island of Spinalonga. A vision of pink-hued stone and earthy tones blending into the landscape, luxury meets wild beauty and unrivalled island style.

Rooms at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort

The stylish and luxurious accommodation includes charming classic Cretan-style rooms, elegant bungalows, exclusive suites and private villas, nestled in fragrant gardens and overlooking the sea and Spinalonga. They are inspired by the artistic and cultural legacy of Crete, and showcase natural materials, contemporary furniture, eclectic art and summer colours, and make the most of the gorgeous views.

The suites are perfect for couples craving a little more privacy, and have their own private pools. For families, we recommend the two-bedroom suites, which have their own garden, private pools and mountain views - or even the three-bedroom Royal Blue Villa, which offers the ultimate home-from-home indulgence.

Guests of suites and villas in the exclusive Haven Collection can enjoy a private breakfast on the sun-kissed courtyard overlooking the bay, and have exclusive access to the Haven on the beach, where they can enjoy complimentary baskets of Cretan goodies and the services of an elite beach crew.

Food & Drink

Blue Palace offers diverse cuisine that ranges from traditional Greek specialities to celebrated Asian fusion, with a farm-to-table philosophy utilising ingredients from the hotel's own organic gardens and its own olive oil, and local farms. We love the Greek breakfasts of yoghurt, Cretan honey and local 'apaki' smoked ham. Head to the Blue Door restaurant for fresh seafood by the sea, while delicious Italian fare, including wood-fired pizzas, are on offer at the gorgeous Isola restaurant, alongside postcard-perfect Aegean views.

In the evening, linger over cocktails at the beautiful Arsenali Lounge Bar under the soaring arches by the pool, overlooking the Aegean. From candlelit dinners in your villa to a secluded and romantic table on the beach, celebrate a special occasion in a beautiful setting. Cretan cooking classes and wine and olive oil tastings are also available.


Work out in the fitness centre, swim in the pool or relax in the gorgeous spa, which offers soothing treatments featuring bespoke spa products and indigenous ingredients, and is an idyllic sanctuary to unwind in and pamper yourself in style.

Activities at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort

While away an afternoon on the hotel's private white-pebbled beach, and have a swim in the crystal-clear waters, overlooking Spinalonga, followed by a cocktail at the beach bar. At the Isola Beach Club, set among olive trees, you can chill out to the sounds of the DJ - perfect for some premium relaxation.

Active types can try out the range of water sports, from snorkelling to diving, or go hiking or biking to explore the scenic surroundings. Head out to sea in the hotel's beautiful traditional wooden caique for a scenic boat trip.

If you are travelling with the family, there is plenty on offer for children, with kids clubs and a range of activities on both land and sea.

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Hotel location

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort is an hour's drive from Heraklion airport.

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