Blue Palace Crete - A Luxury Collection Resort

Blue Palace is perfectly chic. Stylish, instantly elegant, in a delightful minimalist way…

5 Nights from £1,088

Description & Location

Blue Palace is built on a hillside with a lift taking you down to beach level. The design style is chic and contemporary, with clean lines and the emphasis very much on space, light and subtle summer colours. Add to this stunning views across to the easily accessible and historic island of Spinalonga (see note below). Heraklion Airport is one hour drive away, the tourist village of Elounda 20 minutes and the more traditional village of Plaka just a few minutes walk where you will find a few simple attractive dining options.



Accommodation

The 251 rooms, suites and villas are grouped around the hillside, each with sea facing aspect. Many of the rooms and suites have their own swimming pools as do all the villas. Virtually every room and public area has a fantastic view of Spinalonga Island which is just a couple of minutes offshore by speedboat.

Facilities and Activities

Main facilities include three outdoor swimming pools, a selection of speciality restaurants in differing locations, bars, tennis courts, attractive spa, kids club. The pebble beach has wooden sun decks ensuring your access to the clear turquoise water is delightfully painless!

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.

CHIC CHECK

Blue Palace is perfectly chic. Stylish, instantly elegant, in a delightful minimalist way, that allows nature to compete for your deserved attention. The option of pre-purchasing half board is worth considering as this allows you to dine in any of the restaurants within the resort (supplement may apply to some items).

Given the hotel is built on several levels with deliberately uneven pathways, it would not be ideal for those with mobility problems.

 

Blue Palace Crete – A Luxury Collection Resort

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