Your home away from home
A place that feels welcoming and safe, think of Blue Palace as your home away from home. Stretching across 143 acres, the resort has no main building but it is surrounded by bungalows, suites & villas that are dotted around a gentle slope, leading to its impressive beach and breathtaking bay. All rooms open up to extended verandas, most of them with a private pool and all with beautiful views to the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga island. Airy and spacious, are the epitome of a Mediterranean getaway. Restaurants feature open air seating and are spread around various levels, from higher up with beautiful views all the way down to the coastline, for a relaxed and summery vibe with exquisite, fresh, celebrated food.What has set us apart over the years and has enamored our guests is our heart-warming hospitality and ourcommitment to an authentic Greek summer experience. Our commitment to a truer, more timeless Greece is not new.And this summer more than ever, we all need authenticity and genuine care!
A Taste of Laid-Back Luxury
The Blue Palace’s Bungalows & Suites are an invitation to indulge in some of the most extraordinary panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga Island. Dotted around the gentle slope and accessed via airy walkaways. No elevator is needed. Recharge and relax in a thoughtfully designed space; laid-back, contemporary ambience enhanced with subtle colors and summery Mediterranean-style details. Large frames open to beautiful sun-filled verandas with private pools, daybeds and sun loungers or larger patios that lead to wonderful gardens, all combined to form a compelling and peaceful place to be.
Elegant and Discreet Living Spaces
Island Luxury Suites
Dotted throughout the resort, amongst the wild beauty of fragrant gardens, the Island Luxury Suites celebrate a relaxed yet refined island ambience, offering the perfect setting for guests who love to have their own sanctuary. They feature enlarged private pools, beautiful spacious outdoor areas, contemporary furnishings, VIP amenities and unique décor, all combine to encapsulate the artistic and cultural legacy of Crete - an unsurpassed guest experience that sets a new standard in luxury. The Island Luxury Suites are slated to make their mark on the global traveler's ‘must-stay’ list.
Long Days In The Sunshine At The Big Blue
Blue is the color of freedom, the color of most people’s dreams…. And here, it is the color of the reality that surrounds us. One of the longest beaches of Crete, the olive tree–fringed private beach of Blue Palace offers a magnificent sense of spaciousness and calm while private decks ensure a pristine and soothing environment always. It is home to the beloved Isola Beach Club -the ideal place for lunch and drinks until late, while beach service is readily available for a day by the sea.
Exquisitely Crafted Culinary Moments
Every dish tells a story, and every plate becomes a journey. At Blue Palace, guests experience 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. Blue Palace is a gastronome’s delight, with five top restaurants including a quintessentially Greek taverna, Blue Door, with emphasis on well-kept family recipes, signature seafood and fish dishes. At Anthós restaurant, a refined approach to Greek cuisine with delicious seasonal sustainably minded dishes that celebrate Greek tradition with a modern twist, curated with expertise, passion, and vision for sustainable gastronomy. For that unforgettable evening, order the private dining experience in your room or on the beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Luxury Collection Concierge team is your Destination Authority for the island and your go-to for anything in the resort or around the island. The legendary island of Spinalonga across from Blue Palace, the ancient Minoan palaces of Knossos, Phaestos, Zakros and Malia, the Dikteon cave where allegedly Zeus was born and the Lassithi Plateau with its picturesque villages or the 14th and 15th century monasteries of Arkadi and Toplou, all offer fascinating evidence of Crete’s historic power and influence.
Sustainable and Seasonal Operations
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 for the season is our 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.
Curating the Authentic Cretan Experience
Our Concierge is a Destination Authority for Crete, and so able to advise you on authentic, indigenous experiences that match your personal interests. They will then use their expert local knowledge to craft the right combination of activities just for you, arranging drivers, making advance reservations for archaeological site visits and engaging the best guides for hiking trips, visits to vineyards and olive groves.
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 favourite foods, wine or flowers, for example, 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, your LC Concierge will find you the best equipment and instructors.
Request the Lap of Luxury
If your sole desire is to bliss out in your private villa, your Luxury Collection Concierge will coordinate every last detail for you; bespoke menus for private dinner parties, personal yoga classes, in-room spa treatments or a romantic dinner for two by the fire on the beach, complete with telescope for stargazing, if requested. Nothing will be permitted to distract you from renewing your energy, refreshing your inspiration and revelling in the wild beauty of unspoilt Crete.
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.
Laid-Back Luxury Life
Complete with a private gate, our Grand Villa offers a world of refined Greek lifestyle as it unfolds around a private courtyard. Beyond the entrance, an al fresco dining area is equipped with gracious wrought-iron furniture, perfect for indulging in dining options, and a sitting area with sun beds that surrounds the private pool. In the two bedrooms, peaceful, natural hues are the perfect backdrop for spectacular sea views. The exclusivity is heightened with a bespoke array of services.
Majestic Three-Bedroom Residence
Royal Blue Villa
Your own piece of private luxe; astounding views and uncompromising privacy make it the finest choice for our most distinguished guests. The feeling here is as if you are residing in a Mediterranean home, surrounded by a peaceful landscape. These fully-equipped standalone residences boast three bedrooms, ample indoor living spaces, outdoor facilities and dining areas and private swimming pools, as well as varied other facilities and services to make you feel right at home.
Two Bedroom Villa
A patio with your private heated pool that is surrounded by sunbeds and umbrellas, every morning you can wake up and decide exactly how you would like to spend the day. The lower level features an expansive bedroom inspired by the Mediterranean scenery with an open patio that provides the perfect space for relaxing.
The Haven Breakfast
Guests of The Haven Collection enjoy a private breakfast with an epic selection of dishes served at a pebble-mosaic courtyard shaded by fragrant jasmines. There is something unique that makes you feel as if you are invited at a private home, the moment you step in at Anthós Restaurant – the star restaurant of Blue Palace Resort & Spa. A seasonally curated à la carte menu, with Cretan mountain honey, regional cold cuts, famous Cretan Gruyere cheese and celebrated local grapes and figs – just a selection of the indulgent treats that are included – awaits our most distinguished guests at The Haven Breakfast.
The Beach Haven
At The Beach Haven, prepare yourself for beachside top-notch pampering and service. Reserved exclusively for guests of The Haven Collection, it is fully equipped with loungers and parasols, where baskets of complimentary goodies are delivered; fresh towels, the latest magazines and aromatherapy spritzes. An elite beach service crew will attend to guests’ needs and occasionally surprise them with treats. Guests of private villas can unwind in their own exclusive private gazebo.
An exclusive array of bespoke benefits and perks is reserved for guests who choose to book The Haven Collection.
Bespoke Services of The Haven Collection, can be combined only with specific rate offers and can not be extended to guests who receive a complimentary upgrade to The Haven Collection Room Categories.
Complimentary Airport Transfers (from/to Heraklion Airport or Heraklion Port, with bookings of 7 nights and more)
24h Luggage Liaison at the Airport
Helicopter Arrival/Departure Arrangement Services
In Suite/ Villa Check-in
Early/ Late Check in/ out (subject to availability)
Complimentary Daily In-room Dining Offerings
Complimentary Refill of Nespresso & Tea Offerings In-room
Complimentary Premium Mini-Bar Offerings – replenished daily
Complimentary Laundry Services (max. 4 items/per stay – excluding dry clean)
Premium Bath Amenities
High-Tech Entertainment In-Room with B&O Speakers
Streaming services – Netflix & Amazon Prime Video (Seamless access to your accounts)
Premium Wi-Fi Internet Access
Dedicated The Haven Concierge
Personal Greeting by the General Manager
Elegant Welcome Box
Personalized Farewell Gift
Additional Unique Benefits
Resort Credit 150€ per stay (with bookings of 7 nights and more)
One Complimentary The Haven Lunch Experience (excluding drinks, with bookings of 7 nights and more)
Complimentary ‘Touch of Cretan Nature’ Spa Experience (25 min. - per adult / per stay)
Complimentary Daily Morning Stretching or Yoga Sessions by the Beach (30 min.)
Exclusive Discounts for Resort Experiences – 10% discount on Wine & Olive Oil Tasting & 5% on Watersport Activities
Unique Discounts for Spa Services – 15% discount on all treatments & 5% discount on premium retail spa products
Outdoor Pool by the Votsalo Lounge
An outdoor oasis by Votsalo Lounge - fully equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas. The pool is heated making it an ideal choice for a calming dip, no matter the season.
In addition to sun beds and sunshades, we provide guests with soothing underwater music, and from 10am-6pm, our Beach Service Team is on hand to serve refreshing drinks and light snacks.
Situated near the beach, our seawater pool, is the perfect place for older children to spend the day while their parents enjoy the adult Beach Pool and sea. The second 50-square-meter pool is positioned next to our private beach and ideal for babies and young children’s first swimming endeavors.
In addition to an incomparable view, the Arsenali Pool benefits from bar service 12pm-9pm at the adjacent Arsenali Lounge Bar. During cooler months, the pool is heated.
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
Smoke Free Property
Pets Not Allowed
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
Accessible on-site parking
Property has elevators
Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools
Service Animals are Welcome
Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs
Van Accessible on-site parking
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
Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand
Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers
Bathtub Grab Rails
Close Caption TV
Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors
Electronic Room Key
Flashing Door Knockers
Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing
Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits
Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Electricat Outlets
Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors
Mobility accessible rooms
Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom
Room Windows Open
Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors
Secondary Locks on Room Windows
Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled
Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms
Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors