Welcome to Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete
Celebrating 20 years of Unforgettable Moments.
Between the tiny fishing village of Plaka and the increasingly chic port of Elounda, Blue Palace is a patchwork of pink-hued stone and earthy tones, flowing into the landscape. Venture beyond the ordinary with life-lasting authentic adventures, embracing history & local culture. Voyages to remember on our traditional caique, genuine local people sharing their secrets, authentic food experiences, and an immediate feeling of having arrived in your natural home. Personal recommendations and attention, the warm heartfelt hospitality Greeks like to offer each other, and our inspiration behind every moment. The essence of redefined 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
Rooms, Suites & Villas
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.
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.
Asia Deep Blue
Asia Blue, our captivating Asian fusion restaurant, is an enticing dining option, offering inventive dishes that range from Japanese to Thai and beyond.
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.
Enjoy a seasonal feast of Italian dishes including wood oven and pizza, all shared in long leisurely lunches or dinners with postcard views of the Aegean amidst refreshing sea breezes.
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.
Open Fire Cooking
Indulge in a truly inspiring culinary experience by joining us for an open fire cooking session. You'll discover the magic of cooking with fire and the rich, smoky flavors it imparts. The Game Changers of Greek Cuisine - innovative chefs, shaping the modern Greek culinary scene, come to Anthós for an unforgettable gastronomical experience and will guide you through the art of open fire cooking.
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.
Guest Mixology Events
This summer, we're excited to unveil new, imaginative partnerships, hosting spectacular events featuring world-renowned bartenders and the renowned mixologist Aristotelis Papadopoulos. Using tantalizing herbs and fruits of the land, each mixologist brings the landscape, heritage, nature, and tradition that shape our philosophy to life through their legendary creations.
Phāea Farmers Feast
Embark on a journey from seed to plate, where nature and nourishment come together in our organic garden. Hand-pick the freshest ingredients with our Phāea Farmer and Executive Chef and gain insights into our Phāea Farmers initiative. Our Executive Chef will guide you through a hands-on cooking experience, where the senses come alive and creativity blooms.
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.
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
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
Private Car Service
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
Minimum Age to Check In: 18
Smoke Free Property
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
ISO 14001 Certified
Green Globe Certified
Carbon Footprint: 57.36 kg per room night
Water Footprint: 2600.11 liters per room night
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.