Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Endless views, crystal clear waters and a host of cultural and gastronomical experiences await guests at the Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.
Spend a day exploring the beauty of the island with its old villages, wineries and the ancient Palace of Knossos or simply enjoy a leisurely dip in the crystal blue waters at the hotel’s magnificent private beach. Guests can even sail the coast of Elounda and around the relics of Spinalonga island, a National Monument, aboard the hotel’s traditional caique.
Discover unique dining experiences with five restaurants and select from a variety of exquisite Mediterranean dishes, traditional Greek specialties and cuisine with an international flair. Nourish your body and soul with a signature treatment or just indulge in your own private pool, while rejoicing in a landscape of breathtaking beauty.
Blue Palace’s interior architecture is inspired by Crete’s past and the influence of successive invaders, including the Arabs, the Ottomans and the Venetians. Rugs, divans, tiles and antiques are offset by natural stone and wood. The beguiling blend of cultures culminates in a faithful reproduction of the Venetian Arsenali, or shipyard, at Heraklion, an 11-metre high vaulted hall that makes a stunning frame for views of Spinalonga, and a natural spot for cocktails or iced coffee.
The guest accommodation at include 52 suites and four private villas, with 142 private pools. Exquisitely decorated, offering understating luxury, these are all designed for people who want to spend a lot of time relaxing in their own private space. An array of exclusive services, including private seating and private menus at breakfast, private verandas, gardens and pools are designed to enhance the lovely views and the feeling of freedom. The tranquil aesthetic in each individually-designed space evokes calm, and yet energises.