Welcome to Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete
Luxury redefined at our 5-star island resort in Crete
Wild beauty. Unrivaled island style. A place where you can sense an older, truer more timeless Greece. Blue Palace is a patchwork of pink-hued stone and earthy tones, flowing into the Crete landscape. Dotted throughout the luxury island resort among fragrant gardens, the bungalows, suites, & villas, are your personal sanctuaries with spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga Island. Designed for people who want to spend a lot of time relaxing in their own private space, offering the kind of profound, understated luxury that is relaxing in a way that mere extravagance can never achieve. What has set us apart over the years and has enamored our guests is our heart-warming hospitality and our commitment to an authentic Greek summer experience. A uniquely compelling private place to be -unmistakably Greek. The essence of redefined 5-star hotel luxury.
The Haven is a blend of the most compelling private spaces, designed exclusively for discerning travelers. Reside in one of the private suites & villas, overflowing with understated luxury, and feel completely sheltered from the world, like having arrived in your natural home, to be personally looked after.Explore More
Combining Historic Charm With Emerald Waters
When people dream of islands, their first image is usually of the beach - of reconnecting with the wilderness and freedom, and the sun. Dream beaches are rare in reality, but the private shore at Blue Palace is one of them. The long, spacious sweep of private, white pebble beach has been left au naturel. Its raw, Cretan beauty has merely been threaded with wooden walkways for bare feet to happily pad between the private lounging decks of the central beach, the cool gazebos of the exclusive Haven, and the vibrant social focus of the Isola Beach Club. The aesthetic is driftwood elegance, indigenous charm, and bohemian luxe, all very good reasons to spend your whole day, and much of the evening, on the beach. Soak up the sun, take a refreshing dip in the crystal waters and make the most of your day with a touch of exclusivity; this is where you are able to luxuriate in total tranquility.
Spinalonga – A Place of Living History
How often is it that you find yourself swimming in crystal clear waters and gazing at an island, only a few hundred meters away, which is a National Monument? Cobalt waters and uninterrupted views of the UNESCO-nominated Spinalonga island make this setting the most captivating
Cuisine Transformed Into a Way of Life
Every dish tells a story, and every plate becomes a journey. At Blue Palace, guests have an unexpected dining adventure where homecooked is not a trend. It’s a story, emotions, memories, our heartfelt hospitality – a way of life! Our restaurants offer a culinary journey of flavors, fragrances, and joy, with menus that reflect a fresh Mediterranean approach and capture the essence of seasonal aromas and flavors in every single plate. Places of natural warmth where the landscape blends with what’s on the plate creating the perfect scenery where family and friends share culinary experiences and being together is what truly matters. Gastronomic experiences that follow the rhythms of the land and sea, led by award-winning Creative Consultant Chef Athinagoras Kostakos. A visionary for sustainable gastronomy, Athinagoras creates vibrant, seasonal dishes that taste unmistakably Greek, each prepared to enhance the natural flavor of every ingredient, with distinctive aromas of the destination.
A new gastronomy concept emerges at Anthós—this will be your ritualistic, celebratory evening highlighting traditional Cretan cuisine. With a refined approach to Greek cuisine, and with ingredients sourced from our own organic, kitchen garden.
Once an old fisherman’s stone house, Blue Door is a quintessentially Greek taverna offering fresh fish and seafood, from the sea right to your plate. This culinary treasure features well-kept family recipes, signature seafood and fish dishes.
Arsenali Lounge Bar
One of the most majestic verandas all over Greece, Arsenali Lounge Bar is the place to enjoy old world atmosphere, soak up majestic sunsets, unique atmosphere, and the art of Aperitivo with hand-crafted cocktails or a pre-dinner champagne, by the pool.
Isola Beach Club
Olive trees, the deep blue of the Aegean sea and a relaxed bohemian ambience; light dishes, signature cocktails, curated by top mixologists, the hottest tunes & inviting low couches make Isola Beach Club the perfect Mediterranean setting.
As the resort's principal restaurant, Olea-named after the olive trees that are found in the traditional Cretan pots on the veranda-offers local and international favorites along with spectacular sea views from every table.
Adventures in Endless Blue
Blue Palace is not just a resort, it’s a curator of unique experiences. Our beautiful, traditional wooden caïque is a gem, and every voyage she makes is part of a bespoke experience. Private cruises for our guests are unique affairs, and we enjoy creating experiences just for you. Blue Palace embraces Crete's heritage and tradition. Ancient Minoan ruins, secluded beaches, traditional villages, countless tiny churches, and impressive gorges full of unique flora and fauna, plus authentic food experiences that focus on purity. Authentic, indigenous experiences that enlighten the soul and mind.
Blue Aperitivo at Arsenali Lounge Bar
When the clock strikes 7PM sparkling signature cocktails arrive, champagne glasses clink, olives pop into mouths, and Arsenali Lounge Bar becomes an enchanting setting to soak up a true celebration of old-world glamour. The signature Aperitivo Ritual, with an eclectic menu of cocktails is a bespoke partnership with Venice's legendary The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel.
Culinary Hopping Around Greece
There’s nothing quite like gathering around a table to bring people together. An ode to the abundance of Greece, the poetry of place is reflected on every plate. Experience the best culinary treats from around Greece, with unique events at Anthós Restaurant, by esteemed Greek Chefs along with our Creative Consultant Chef, Athinagoras Kostakos.
The Traditional Caique Experience
Travel on the crystal-clear waters around the Mirabello Gulf and unlock some of the most authentic surroundings. Set off from the hotel’s own jetty aboard our quintessentially Greek fishing boat and sail around the coast of Elounda and the isle of Spinalonga. Find yourself surrounded by fresh air, remote beaches, cobalt waters, and an abundance of fascinating energy.
Come and join us in a unique ritual, the Cretan feast – an epicurean exploration of the island’s traditions; large bonfires are lit at our private beach for the cooking of the famous “antikristo” lamb – sprinkled in sea salt and slowly cooked for five hours above the fire – while authentic local delicacies will be prepared on the spot. All of these festivities accompanied by the distinct tunes of Cretan lyra.
A Distilled Taste of Greek Summer
This summer, we will introduce new whimsical collaborations, hosting impressive events with world-acclaimed bartenders along with internationally recognized mixologist Aristotelis Papadopoulos. Weaving legendary spells out of tantalizing herbs and fruits from across the Aegean, each mixologist sheds light on the landscape, heritage, nature, and tradition that inspire our philosophy.
Greek Summer at Blue Palace
Every day of Greek summer at Blue Palace feels like a celebration. Embark on sea adventures with our Traditional Caique Experience; visit coves that no one else can reach and find your bliss; dive, do yoga, savour canapés and Cretan wines, or let our chef barbecue the fish you’ve just caught, right before your eyes. Celebrate like a local with our Cretan Feast, savouring well-kept family recipes and dancing to the tunes of the Cretan lyra. Feel the vibe and nature of Crete. Enjoy the outdoors hiking, biking and sailing or shimmy under the stars to live music by the beach. Ask our expert Concierge to share their secrets and discover the ultimate Blue Palace Experience that resonates with your dreams.
Celebration of Responsible Travel
Cretan longevity for people, their culture, and their natural environment. We know how to make good things last, and we’re eager to share this knowledge with the rest of the world. Here eating seasonal, following the Mediterranean or Cretan diet, and having a strong bond with your community is not a trend but a way of life, which we support with all of our heart and efforts. Our highlight is the Phāea Farmers Program to support those of our staff who farm during the off-season while encouraging the cultivation of sustainable produce. We train our staff in organic farming methods, creating more value for their produce by giving back to the community while sourcing and receiving that produce back in our restaurants to share with our guests. Caring for our fellow islanders, staff, and friends, takes a surprising number of forms.
Welcome to Our Hive
Our new, innovative project the PHĀEA PLAN BEE initiative, is a highlight of the season, as part of the Phāea Farmers Program. Responding to the need of strengthening the pollinators, and more specifically bees, and in the context of disseminating their protection, we have installed our own beehives and worked towards creating a bee-friendly landscape with gardens and plants of intense flowering throughout each season, as well as abundant water sources. Our newly installed beehives are monitored by cameras to collect data on bees’ behavior. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the pollinators’ activity and especially that of the bees. This summer, we will host special events to celebrate the Plan Bee initiative, where guests will be offered a tour of the organic garden and beehives, followed by mini harvesting, wellness activities, and honey tasting sessions. Delicious traditional Cretan pies sprinkled with honey and a celebratory cocktail will also be offered.
A Whole World on a Single Island
Crete is an uplifting journey of history. The island of the Gods, with timeless traditions. A treasure chest of folklore and heritage with a wealth of historical monuments and sites of interest. Home to the first European civilization - the Minoans, the birthplace of Zeus, and at the crossroad of the Middle East, Europe, and Egypt; Crete has always been the subject of great desire for many conquerors. Fabled for its glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, steep gorges, and secret coves; the wild beauty of nature in Crete resonates with everyone who visits.
The True Cretan Life, All For You
We love getting under the skin of Cretan culture, which is why we offer our guests opportunities to experience our island authentically, meeting the characters and participating in the activities that make this destination so justifiably renowned. True to our lifestyle concept of merging nature and luxury at the highest level, we have created bespoke experiences that make prominent the island’s stunning beauty and natural bounty. Our Concierge is a Destination Authority for Crete, and so able to advise you on authentic, indigenous experiences that match your personal interests.
Liaisons for Leisure
Your Luxury Collection Concierge will also liaise with you before your arrival, to note your special requirements and ensure that your villa or suite is stocked with your favorite foods, wine, or flowers, and be on hand to assist throughout your stay. If you need a helicopter ride to Santorini for lunch, just say the word. If you wish to sail, dive, windsurf, fish, or kitesurf, we will find you the best equipment and instructors.
Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete
Plaka, Elounda, Crete, Greece, 72053
Inspired by the name of the resort itself and the crystal hues of the Aegean Sea, Themis Zouganeli, founder and designer of THEMIS • Z luxury lifestyle brand, has created a bespoke fine porcelain tableware, especially for Blue Palace. Handcrafted in Greece by skilled craftsmen and adorned with individual hand-painted motifs, Blue Palace’s bespoke crockery speaks for itself. Available from Breakfast at the Haven.
Bleecker & Love in collaboration with Ekeini have created, exclusively for Blue Palace, beautiful summer accessories. The Bleecker tote bag, purses & pillows are the coolest beach accessories, to remind you of the unrivaled Blue Palace beach experience. Available at the resort’s Spa Store.
The Pareo “Phyllo” by Ekeini draws inspiration from the resort’s blue colors. With figure-flattering silhouette, in sensual fabric and distinct vibrant prints. Available at the resort’s Spa Store.
POSTFOLK designs exclusively for Blue Palace, wonderful beach towels, with handcrafted digital embroidery inspired by the core archetypes, symbols and universal motifs of what is known as traditional folk embroidery.
The signature beach towel holder by ADD+ is to accompany you for leisurely days at the resort’s private beach.
The acclaimed ceramic artist Christina Morali - niece of one of the most prominent Greek visual artists, Giannis Moralis - in partnership with WAKS candles design beautifully scented stoneware-vase candles, branded for Blue Palace, that are available at the resort’s Spa Store.
A symbol of the island and one of the most important expressions of local folk art. They are usually decorated with intricate patterns and love songs. Available at Anthós restaurant.
Blue Palace’s signature tea collection, created in collaboration with renowned Greek brand Tea Route, is available in four different blends, all inspired by the island of Crete: Calming, Wild, Summer, and Spring. The teas are available at the Arsenali Lounge Bar and are the perfect accompaniment to the cakes, scones and finger sandwiches also on offer.
24 Hour Room Service
Dry Cleaning Service
Wake up Calls
Free Full American and Continental and Buffet and Hot Breakfast
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Pets Not Allowed
No pets are allowed on property
Accepts: Cash, Credit Cards
Contactless mobile payments
Concierge desk service
Property has elevators
Languages spoken by staff:
English, German, French, Russian, Greek
For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +30 284-1065500
Property has elevators
Service Animals are Welcome
Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool
Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible
Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible
Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible
Main Entrance is Accessible
Meeting Spaces are Accessible
On-Site Restaurants are Accessible
Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor
Bathtub Grab Rails
Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors
Electronic Room Key
Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing
Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Electrical Outlets
Mobility accessible rooms
Room Windows Open
Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors
Secondary Locks on Room Windows
Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled
Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certified
The Green Key Certified
Travelife - Gold Certified
Guest Room Recycling
We're offering a huge range of amenities for our smallest guests:
- Baby’s bathtub
- Potties and toilet reducers
- Electric bottle warmer
- Electric steam bottle sterilizer
- Changing Mats
- Step Stools
- High Chairs
- Baby Bath Amenities
- Baby Blankets & Pillows
- Baby Buggies
- Baby Phones
- Baby Park
Confirmation depends on availability the time of the reservation.