Spinalonga Island rivals Knossos as one of the main attractions of Crete – in addition to The Blue Palace of course. Just 15 minutes by boat from the hotel, Spinalonga is not actually a natural island and was built as a fort attached to the northern coastline, but was then separated to make it more inaccessible to invaders. It has a wonderful and interesting history and has been featured in several films, notably ‘Who pays the Ferryman’, and more recently a book ‘The Island’ that has been adapted into a TV series.
We can also make twin island combinations, and we think the idea of staying at The Mystique in Santorini, with its fantastic views, for a few days before travelling by high speed ferry on the short crossing to The Blue Palace would be a wonderfully romantic option. Ask us for suggestions and we are sure we can come up with something totally unique for you.