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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.

A place that feels welcoming and safe, think of Blue Palace as your home away from home.
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Rooms, Suites & Villas

The Big Blue

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.

Blue Palace Private Beach

Culinary Moments

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.

The Blue Palace Experience

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.

The Traditional Caique Experience
Blue Aperitivo

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

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.

Cretan Feast - Antikristo

Cretan Feast

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.

Blue Aperitivo

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.

Conscious Luxury

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.

Anthós Restaurant

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.

Arsenali Lounge Bar View

The Island of Crete

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 Palace of Knossos

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

Arsenali Lounge Bar View

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.

Private Dining At The Beach

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Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

Plaka, Elounda, Crete, Greece, 72053

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

Mini Van

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

Mini Van


Private Car Service

Limousine/Van Service


Plan and Prepare for your Stay

Property Details



Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

Beach Access

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Meeting Space



Watercraft Rental

Water Skiing

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service

Activities for Kids


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

Minimum Age to Check In: 18

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

No pets are allowed on property

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

Accepts: Cash, Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments



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

Property has elevators

Service Animals are Welcome

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

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

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

Roll-in Shower

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

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

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.

Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete