Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

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!

Rooms, Suites & Villas

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.

Deluxe Suite Sea View Private Pool

The Haven Collection

The Haven Collection of Blue Palace Resort & Spa offers unforgettable experiences at our most exclusive suites & villas, that are overflowing with understated luxury for our most distinguished guests. A bespoke luxurious Greek island vacation with authentic decor, privacy and space, sparkling infinity pools, attentive personalized services, and emblematic sea views, all combined with the resort’s amazing beach experience."

The Big Blue

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.

Blue Palace Beach
soap bottle icon

Commitment to Clean

As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Click to see updates and learn more about what to expect at our hotel.

Soulful Dining

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.

The Blue Palace Experience

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.

Caique Sailing & BBQ at Saint Fokas

Crete, A Whole World on a Single Island

Destination Authority

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.

The Palace of Knossos

Contact Concierge: concierge@bluepalace.gr

Contributing to Local Community

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.

Aerial panoramic view of the Village of Plaka, showcasing hilly countryside.

Concierge

Ancient Minoan ruins, secluded beaches, traditional villages, countless tiny churches and impressive gorges full of unique flora and fauna, plus pulse-racing sports activities and escaping to deserted beaches. When you are faced with as many options for things to do and see as the island of Crete provides, it is important to make the most of your time without getting footsore or exhausted on the way.

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.

Panoramic shot of Spinalonga Island.

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.

Sailboat on the sea off of Spinalonga Island in the daytime.

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.

Couple sitting on a dock overwater with view of sea and mountain.

Luggage Liaison

Shipping luggage in advance is the ultimate luxury travel experience. The Luxury Collection is pleased to present Luggage Liaison: a suite of travel services which includes luggage storage and unpacking/packing services upon request. Guests deserve the finest travel experience and Luggage Liaison provides this by eliminating the need to carry luggage to and from the airport, wait in long check-in lines or at the baggage claim, or worry about lost luggage. With Luggage Liaison, guests of the Blue Palace will be able to travel confident that their luggage will be waiting for them upon arrival. As the exclusive hotel partner of Luggage Forward, we offer exceptional pricing available only to its guests for door-to-door luggage delivery. Discover the ultimate in luxury travel while collecting Crete's best experiences.

Baby Amenities

We're offering a huge range of amenities for our smallest guests. Confirmation depends on availability the time of the reservation.

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

Grand Villa

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.

Outdoor pool area with decorative stone architecture and lounge chairs.

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.

Outdoor pool with decorative landscaping and lounge chairs.

Quietly Elegant

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.

Outdoor terrace pool with picnic table and chairs.

Haven Highlights

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.

Close-up shot of hotel staff holding a bowl of greek yogurt with fruit toppings.

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.

Private beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas.

Bespoke Services

An exclusive array of bespoke benefits and perks is reserved for guests who choose to book The Haven Collection.

Moored sailboat on the Aegean Sea during the daytime.

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.

 

Transport

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

 

Arrival/Departure

In Suite/ Villa Check-in

Early/ Late Check in/ out (subject to availability)

Unpacking Services

 

Stay

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

Pillow Menu

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

 

Ultimate Personalization

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

Aquatic Paradise

Pools

Crete’s year-round sun makes it an aquatic paradise, as reflected in our swimming facilities. From our Arsenali Pool, Beach Pool, and Votsalo Bar Pool to Kids’ pools, indoor Thalassotherapy, and a private beach, we offer unparalleled options.

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.

Beach Pool

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.

Kid's Pool

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.

Arsenali Pool

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.

Outdoor pool with decorative archway over a seating area with chairs and tables.
Our Location

Getting Here

Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

Plaka, Elounda,Crete Greece 72053

Tel: +30 284-1065500
Distance from Property: 72 Miles
Phone Number: +30 2810-397129
Alternate Airport Transportation

Mini Van

Distance from Property: 218 Miles
Phone Number: +30 2821-083800
Alternate Airport Transportation

Mini Van

On-Property

Private Car Service
Limousine/Van Service

Partnerships

Our partnership with a new breed of Greek designers brings to the fore beautiful summer accessories and design items, exclusively created for Blue Palace.

Breakfast plate featuring eggs and avocado on a decorative plate.
THEMIS Z

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.

Handcrafted purses laid out on a wicker surface.
Bleecker & Love

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.

Pareo 'Phyllo' by Ekeini

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.

Close-up shot of handcrafted fabric with custom cross-stitch signature.
POSTFOLK

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.

Beachside lounge chair with rolled-up towel.
ADD+

The signature beach towel holder by ADD+ is to accompany you for leisurely days at the resort’s private beach.

Close-up shot of WAKS Candles set out for display on a log.
WAKS Candles by Christina Morali

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.

Open air food service for two with a view of Spinagola Island.
Cretan Handcrafted Traditional Knives

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.

Seaside tea service for two with a view of Spinagola Island.
Blue Palace Tea Collection

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.

Property Details

Restaurant

Spa

Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

Beach Access

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Business Center

Meeting Space

Scuba

Snorkeling

Tennis

Watercraft Rental

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service

Activities for Kids

Kitchen

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Full american And Continental And Buffet And Hot Breakfast

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

Parking Complimentary On-Site Parking
Complimentary Valet Parking
Long Term Parking
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash,Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments

Services

Babysitting

Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

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 Hotel Features

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 Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

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

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

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

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors