Blue Palace

Crete

OVERVIEW

The northeastern coast of Crete, Greece’s biggest isle, is famous for its jaw-dropping scenery and ancient history. Located just off the beach with views of the Cretan Sea is the Blue Palace, where views come as standard.

Stretching as far as the eye can see, you’ll have a prime spot for sitting back with an ice cold frappe as your eyes take in the rolling hills dotted with olive trees, turquoise vistas of the sea and the rocky fortress of Spinalonga, a former leper colony and the central location for Victoria Hislop’s The Island, well worth a read if you’re embarking on a trip to this part of the world.

Anything but a boutique resort, the Blue Palace is, well, a palace, and sprawls elegantly across the hillside in a succession of whitewashed buildings looking down over a private beach. You can tick off all the dreamy essentials: infinity-edged pools, a lovely spa, lots of watersports to occupy your time and a kids’ club to get little ones out from under your feet.

SUMMARY

Rooms: 251

Location: Mirabello Bay, Elounda

Nearest Airport: Heraklion

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board

6 Reasons to visit Blue Palace

  1. The hotel is within walking distance of the village of Plaka where you’ll find cafes and tavernas
  2. Hire a care and the whole island opens up: visit Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and the ruins of Knossos
  3. The entire resort blends beautifully into the surroundings so it doesn’t feel stark or out of place
  4. There’s a fabulous spa, including a hammam and a sauna
  5. Many of the staff have been there since the resort opened, so they’ve got great knowledge
  6. A wide selection of dining options includes a great Greek taverna, well worth a visit
Our Recommendation

Call our sales team on 01244 355 347 today for a bespoke proposal.

Promotions are available throughout the year, contact us with your exact requirements.

 

Our Highlight

The hotel can arrange private boat trips out on the crystal clear waters to deserted beaches and coves. Soak up the sun and enjoy the paradisiacal islets that dot the Bay of Mirabello.

Where to stay

The 251 rooms are split between bungalows and suites, ranging in size and luxury. Bungalows are spacious and offer private balconies; some have interconnecting rooms so are great for families, whereas suites all have private pools. All accommodation benefits from state of the art marble bathrooms.

Superior Bungalows Sea View
Superior Bungalows Sea View Private Pool
Island Luxury Suites Sea View Private Heated Pool
Mediterranean Maisonette Suites Sea View Private Pool
Two Bedroom Deluxe Rooms Private Heated Pool
Junior Suites Sea View
Junior Suites Private Heated Pool
Deluxe Suites Sea View Private Pool
Two Bedroom Villa
The Grand Villa
The Royal Blue Villa
Our Recommendation

Call our sales team on 01244 355 347 today for a bespoke proposal.

Promotions are available throughout the year, contact us with your exact requirements.

 

Our Highlight

The hotel can arrange private boat trips out on the crystal clear waters to deserted beaches and coves. Soak up the sun and enjoy the paradisiacal islets that dot the Bay of Mirabello.

What to do

There are numerous bars and tavernas to explore in the impossibly pretty fishing village of Plaka, just a short stroll away, or alternatively hop on a bus to nearby Elounda. Visit the rocky island of Spinalonga, the infamous former leper colony, before relaxing on the resort’s private beach and taking in the breathtaking vistas of the Cretan sea.

Explore
Wellness
Diving
Tennis
Kids Club
Relax
Our Recommendation

Call our sales team on 01244 355 347 today for a bespoke proposal.

Promotions are available throughout the year, contact us with your exact requirements.

 

Our Highlight

The hotel can arrange private boat trips out on the crystal clear waters to deserted beaches and coves. Soak up the sun and enjoy the paradisiacal islets that dot the Bay of Mirabello.

What and Where to Eat

With a choice of five restaurants, dining at the Blue Palace is true treat for the senses. Whether you fancy traditional Greek food, the finest locally sourced steaks or the freshest sushi, you’ll be sure to find it here.

The Blue Door
Olea
Flame
Isola
Asia Blue
Our Recommendation

Call our sales team on 01244 355 347 today for a bespoke proposal.

Promotions are available throughout the year, contact us with your exact requirements.

 

Our Highlight

The hotel can arrange private boat trips out on the crystal clear waters to deserted beaches and coves. Soak up the sun and enjoy the paradisiacal islets that dot the Bay of Mirabello.

When to travel

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Temp(C)

11 12 14 17 24 24 26 26 24 20 17 14

Sun(hrs)

3 3 5 6 8 11 13 12 10 6 3 3

Rain(mm)

78 64 62 20 10 1 1 1 8 40 69 89
Month

Temp(C)

Sun(hrs)

Rain(mm)

Jan

11 3 78

Feb

12 3 64

Mar

14 5 62

Apr

17 6 20

May

24 8 10

Jun

24 11 1

Jul

26 13 1

Aug

26 12 1

Sep

24 10 8

Oct

20 6 40

Nov

17 3 69

Dec

14 3 89