Blue Palace

Location: Crete | 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, the Blue Palace 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 1900BC Palace of Knossos, before hopping on a private boat to the historic island of Spinalonga, which is home to a 16th-century Venetian fortress.

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Service & Hospitality

Hotel Overview

Where

Blue Palace is situated on the popular Elounda coast, just an hour’s drive from Heraklion airport, where you’ll be treated to uninterrupted views across to the historic island of Spinalonga.

Rooms at Blue Palace

There are over 200 contemporary rooms at Blue Palace, including charming classic Cretan-style rooms, elegant bungalows, exclusive suites and private villas overlooking the sea and Spinalonga. The suites are perfect for couples craving a little more privacy, and have their own private pools. For families we recommend the two-bedroom deluxe 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 are offered prime breakfast spots at the Olea restaurant, 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 and facilities

Blue Palace has no less than five restaurants and three bars, with diverse cuisine that ranges from traditional Greek specialities to celebrated Asian fusion. We love the Greek breakfasts of yoghurt, Cretan honey and local 'apaki' smoked ham, and we're a particularly big fan of the mouth-watering steaks at Flame, which features organic produce from local farmers. In the evening, linger over cocktails at the beautiful Arsenali Lounge, overlooking the Aegean.

Activities at Blue Palace

Blue Palace has a private white-pebbled beach with a beach bar, a watersports and dive centre, a fitness centre and the exclusive Elounda spa, which offers soothing thalassotherapy treatments. As well as the Isola Beach Club, set among olive trees, where you can chill out to the sounds of the DJ, there's also a fantastic supervised kids club, catering for children from three to 12 years old.

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