Endless views, crystal clear waters and a host of cultural and gastronomical experiences await guests at the Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. Spend a day exploring the beauty of the island with its old villages, wineries and the ancient Palace of Knossos or simply enjoy a leisurely dip in the crystal blue waters at the hotel’s magnificent private beach.

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Nestled on the popular coast of Elounda, on one of the most serene private beaches on Crete, the Blue Palace Resort & Spa offers amazing views to the relics of Spinolonga Island.

Endless views, crystal clear waters and a host of cultural and gastronomical experiences await guests at the Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. Spend a day exploring the beauty of the island with its old villages, wineries and the ancient Palace of Knossos or simply enjoy a leisurely dip in the crystal blue waters at the hotel’s magnificent private beach.

This luxury Blue Palace Resort & Spa has style and charm, deluxe accommodation and offers tasty authentic cuisine, perfect for a relaxing holiday on the island of Crete.

Breathtaking views of the Cretan Sea and island of Spinalonga are a highlight of this modern, white-washed resort above a private beach. Suites with infinity-edged pools, a dreamy spa, plentiful watersports and a kids’ club ensure there’s something for all ages, from tots to honeymooners.

Around an hour’s drive from Heraklion Airport, this beachside Blue Palace Resort & Spa is in walking distance of the village of Plaka in Mirabello Bay, where there are numerous tavernas and bars, plus a bus service to Elounda three miles away. The private (pebble) beach is a stone’s throw away.

Contemporary cool mixes with traditional touches, such as pebble mosaics, clay roofs and wood shutters. Suites and bungalows are dotted around the pretty palm and olive tree-filled gardens. The entire resort is low-lying and terraced, so blends beautifully into the landscape.

Knowledgable staff (many have been there since the resort opened) know the area well and arrange excursions fuss-free. This is a large hotel with good facilities including a spa with hammam and sauna, PADI dive centre, two flood-lit tennis courts, water-sports centre, bikes, kids’ club, fitness centre with classes including yoga and pilates.

Blue Palace Resort & Spa: Bar Beach Fitness centre Kids’ club Laundry Parking Pool Restaurant Room service Sauna Spa Steam room/hammam Tennis court Wi-Fi.

The 251 suites and bungalows are clean and bright with neutral (mainly cream and wood) furnishings. Even the most basic rooms (superior bungalows) have a king-size bed (or twin beds), seating area, sea view, Nespresso machine, marble bathroom and balcony. Many of the rooms have private plunge-pools of varying sizes. The Island Luxury Suite Sea View is perfect for romantics: they have a four-poster bed, egg-shaped bath, patio with loungers and large pool. The Grand Villa boasts a private sauna, massage area, gym and two pools.

There are five restaurants. The best is Blue Door, a traditional Greek-style taverna set in a converted stone fisherman’s house on the water’s edge; catch of the day cooked over the grill with meze is not to be missed. A buffet breakfast is served in main restaurant, Olea (glasses of champagne included), while Flame, a stunning restaurant set beneath a vaulted ceiling, specialises in locally sourced steak. Isola Beach Club has drinks and snacks and the daybeds are a choice place for sunset cocktails, while Arsenali Louge Bar, a candle-lit Moroccan-style lounge overlooking the sea, is a romantic post-dinner hang out.

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  • Private Beach
    • Swim and sunbathe at our private beach and unlock some of the most authentic surroundings of Crete. Unwind under and Greek sun and listen only to the cicadas! Our 200-meter pebble beach is bordered by a sprawling wooden deck and expansive grass areas that lead to individual decks furnished with umbrellas, luxurious sun beds and plush beach towels. Our attentive beach service will pamper you with fresh fruits, snacks and drinks throughout the day.
  • Pools
    • From our 3 main outdoor swimming pools at Arsenali Lounge Bar, Votsalo Bar and beach level to our outdoor children’s pool, a heated indoor pool at the ground floor of The Elounda Spa, we offer unparalleled options. Equipped with sun beds and sunshades and serving refreshing drinks and light snacks, the pools are a picture perfect place to pass a relaxing day.
  • Fitness Centre
    • Our fully equipped Fitness Centre offers state-of-the-art machines in a spacious environment, complete with emblematic resort and sea views. Located within The Elounda Spa is our contemporary Fitness Centre with adjacent locker rooms.
  • Kids Club
    • (for children 3 to 12 years old) Our supervised Kids Club guarantees our youngest guests get all the attention they deserve and ensures that they are happy, safe, and cared for. Upon arrival at the club, each child receives a surprise welcome package. We offer a number of engaging activities including theatrical play, painting, crafts, Greek dancing, mythology and doll making. Kids Club is available only to children aged 3 to 12-years-old. Opening days and hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00-17:00.
  • Spa
    • The Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy, a place of absolute tranquillity created by the breathtaking natural beauty surrounding it. When you can tear yourself away from the view, visit the hotel’s award-winning spa. Situated on the beach with calming views of the gulf, our serene and captivating spa comprises 24 treatment rooms, each featuring soothing water sounds and diffused calming lighting.


  • Flame
    • Blue Palace Resort and Spa is excited to unveil a new addition to its culinary family, Flame. Flame specializes in expertly cooked steak dishes prepared from finest quality, locally sourced meat with a distinct flavour and fragrance. Classic and signature cuts, some exclusive, are served on large wooden platters, complemented by the freshest ingredients from carefully selected small-scale producers in the surrounding area.
    • Many of the speciality herbs and vegetables are hand picked by our chefs shortly before preparation, direct from the restaurant’s purpose-built gardens. Guests will have the opportunity to visit these gardens and learn about the herbs used in the kitchen.
  • Blue Door
    • Incorporating the resort’s signature colour, the Blue Door is a typical Greek Taverna with a spectacular beach-front location. As part of its mission to remain true to island roots, the Blue Palace Resort & Spa has transformed an old fisherman’s stone house into the renowned Blue Door Taverna. The Taverna’s authentic ambiance includes flood lanterns, white and blue tablecloths, and bright blue chairs-the ideal spot for a relaxed and distinctive lunch or dinner.
    • The top-quality, traditional Greek cuisine features a daily catch from the local fishermen, cooked over the open grill accompanied by Greek Meze. Daily specials are always on offer and include Greek specialities like Moussaka and dolmades.
  • Asia Blue
    • Asia Blue, our captivating Asian restaurant, is an enticing dining option offering inventive dishes that range from Japanese to Thai and beyond. Take your seat and enjoy Asian cuisine at its very best from the lavishly decorated terrace. Watch through an open display kitchen our chef expertly preparing sushi and enjoy dishes ranging from Japanese to Thai and beyond.
  • Isola
    • Fresh Italian dishes created by our chef combined with the restaurant’s charming location by the main pool and beach ensures a delicious meal. A genuine Italian fare by the sea and one of the main pools is the best way to enjoy a relaxed lunch. Enjoy the breeze of the sea on the expanded veranda of Isola along with a great selection of pasta, risotti, hearty salads and other delicacies of our Italian restaurant.
  • Olea
    • The resort’s principal restaurant is named Olea after the olive trees found in enormous Cretan pots that adorn the impressive veranda. Every table features a stunning view to the sea and the isle of Spinalonga making breakfasts there a treasured moment serving a rich American buffet breakfast with French Champagne daily.


  • Arsenali Lounge Bar
    • Unwind with exquisite cocktails at the prime location of the resort. Furnished with sofas and Moroccan lounges and facing the alluring Aegean Sea, this is a perfect spot for serene relaxation any time of the day. Don’t miss the delicious Tears of Chios created by Greg Seider exclusively for the Luxury Collection.
  • Votsalo Bar
    • Overlooking one of the pools with beautiful views of the Resort, Votsalo Bar is a relaxing and contemporary lounge. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is provided at Votsalo Bar.
  • Isola Beach Bar
    • Our Beach Bar offers an enticing array of snacks and drinks along with atmospheric music and pool or beach side service. Chill out by the beach and pool and listen to our DJ.