Exceptional Epicurean Experiences

Savor all the dishes and drops endemic to the island. Immerse yourself in a cooking class or afternoon tea – done the Greek way. For those more wine inclined, be guided by our Hotel Sommelier through the process of Grappa Distillation, to create your own custom made Raki or Tsikoudia. Sipping on some of the best wine labels on the island is well within reach at Anthós Restaurant, glorifying the practice of Cretan Wine Tasting. Finding the perfect pairings of local cheeses and traditional cold cuts has never been so delicious. Of course, luxuriating in the pleasure of privacy is honored with sumptuous private dining arrangements for your room or at the beach.

‘Therino’ Open-Air Cinema

A quintessential Greek tradition

‘Therino’, is an open-air cinema and vintage favorite of everyone in Greece. A setting of tranquil nature, in warm summer evenings, a movie-at-the-beach experience is truly unparalleled. Recline under the stars on your comfy beach lounger and watch a good old classic, while sipping amazing cocktails. Screenings come with extra treats - small sweet and savory bites -that will make you want to indulge even more. A truly Greek summer experience.

Cost depends on food & beverage consumption

Afternoon Tea – The Greek Way

Traditional tea - scones, cream and jam; finger sandwiches and dainty cakes - is served every afternoon at Arsenali Lounge Bar. Indulge yourself with a glass of champagne too. If you're feeling adventurous, opt for our Cretan Afternoon Tea Experience. With an extensive selection of Greek herbal teas or the famous Greek coffee prepared on the spot, the traditional Cretan pastries and delicacies make for the perfect company. Balanced out with savory bites with the freshest local ingredients, tea takes on the Greek way of treating yourself.

Cretan Wine Tasting at Anthos

Get acquainted with some of the best local wine labels with our Cretan Wine Tasting experience. Hosted by Anthós restaurant, savor every sip of the most distinguished wines. An array of delightful bites, such as local cheeses and traditional cold cuts, refreshing dips and crudités accompany the decadent drops. A wine specialist will ensure you are well acquainted with the Greek grape varieties, unravelling the palette of Cretan wine flavors.

Held from 12:00 -13:00 or 18:30-19:30 | only available for groups between 4 -10 persons

Blue Door Taverna

A lesson in Greek Cuisine

Join us for a Greek cooking class, focusing on the island's authentic flavors and traditional recipes. Learn how to make your favorite Cretan salad Dakos, aromatic and delicious Dolmadakia (vine leaves stuffed with rice and herbs) and enjoy a step-by-step lesson on how to prepare a traditional Prawn Saganaki. Learn valuable cooking secrets, take a wonderful lesson putting theory into practice and enjoy the dinner you prepared at Blue Door Taverna.

Cretan Grappa Distillation

Guests have the opportunity to make their own flavored tsikoudia or raki, produced by Cretan wine varieties such as Moschato Spinas, Vilana and Liatiko. Our sommelier will guide you through the process, helping you to select the flavor of your preference and pair it with local herbs, spices and dried fruits.  Once the distillation process is finished, you may enjoy the grappa you’ve produced at the spot or at the privacy of your room.

Private Dining

Island Luxury Suite Sea View Private Heated Pool

Private Dining in Your Room/Suite

Dine under the stars at Blue Palace to experience heightened romance.

Personalized to your taste, in the privacy of your bungalow or suite - a five-course gourmet menu of your choice is served, in a luminous setting of candles and flowers to ensure all-encompassing romance.

Private Dining at the Beach

Leave it to us to create a wonderful setting by the beach and sprinkle romance over the sumptuous serving. Enjoy an intimate dinner, while you hear the magical sea sounds and marvel at the luminous starry sky.
Island Luxury Suite Sea View Private Heated Pool

Private Dining at a Villa

Enjoy escapism in ultimate luxury at our private residences, making a portion of Blue Palace your own for the evening. Be immersed in the flavors and aromas of local food traditions by our top-rated Chef over a five-course private dinner.

Bookings may be placed one day prior, subject to availability of villas.
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