Blue Palace

A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Client Profiles

Romance/Honeymoon, Spa Women's Programs, Culinary & Wine, Families, Beach/Water Sports

Peak Season

July and August

Elounda, Crete, Greece

A luxury beach front resort in Greece with exceptional charm

About the Resort

A luxury beach front resort in Greece with exceptional charm, architecture and style, Blue Palace Resort & Spa is the perfect hideaway and ultimate romantic place to combine authentic island luxe accommodations, the finest award winning cuisine and a soothing retreat for the senses. Click here to see new Blue Palace’s e-brochure.

Located on an exclusive patch of the coastline in the northeast region of Crete, the Elounda area encompasses a breathtaking landscape that combines towering palm trees with fragrant citrus groves, nearby archaeological sites of ancient Minoan ruins, secluded beaches, windmills, monasteries, and mountain plateaus.

251 guest rooms ranging from elegant bungalows to 52 exclusive suites and 4 private villas enjoy the absolute luxury of facing the Aegean Sea, while 142 of them boast a private infinity pool. Features: luxury beds, 320-count pure cotton satin sheets, pillow menu, LCD TV screens, wireless Internet access. In villas: Nintendo, iPod and mp3 player, exclusive bath amenities

Renowned Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy (utilizing the highly prestigious brand of CINQ MONDES products), a private beach, water sports, a private boat and helipad. Three outdoor pools, one heated indoor pool at the spa, kids club, children’s pool, babysitting on request. The Cretan Golf Course (18 holes) can be reached in 40 min.

Dining: Five exclusive restaurants offering a variety of cuisine from traditional Greek to Mediterranean Gourmet, Polynesian and Italian.

Finally, the Arsenali Lounge Bar, Votsalo Bar and Isola Beach Bar invite the guest to enjoy breathtaking views while sipping a classic cocktail or refreshment.

Complimentary Amenities

Clients are surprised and delighted when you greet them at their destination through a personalized amenity presented with a hand written note. Amenities at Blue Palace include the following:

(1) Spa Candle

(2) Selection of Greek Sweets

(3) Cookbook (“Cooking with Olive Oil”)

Please click HERE to fill out your complimentary amenity form.

Reservations Tel: (+30) 22860 81796

Email: reservations@vedema.gr

Sales Contact: Kalia Konstantinidou (+30) 22860 81796 kalia.konstantinidou@vedema.gr

www.starwoodgreece.com

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About the Resort

Blue Palace Resort & Spa Quick Facts

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Uniquely Blue Palace Resort & Spa

Ultimate Guest Services and Romance Department

From the moment you enter Blue Palace Resort & Spa, you will notice the warm Cretan hospitality, the attention to detail and our genuine desire to make your feel pampered in a place of breathtaking beauty.

The Ultimate Guest Service team is the recognized destination expert at creating an authentic and truly memorable itinerary of activities to enjoy during the stay or make suggestions and arrangements for guests before arrival. Reach out for their expert tips for the best table at Blue Door or the best local eatery, most secluded beach or advance reservations to ancient ruins.

Perhaps you desire a bath with candles, champagne & strawberries dipped in chocolate to put you in the mood? Perhaps you need to fly by helicopter to another island? Or, perhaps you inspire romantic atmosphere and wish to enjoy an al fresco intimate dinner or a sunset boat trip to Spinalonga Island with your loved one?

Accommodations

Accommodations: 

Superior Bungalows Sea View (sleeps 3)
Superior Bungalows Sea View Private Pool (sleeps 3)
2-Bedroom Deluxe Private Heated Pool (sleeps 4)
Junior Suites Sea View (sleeps 3)
Junior Suites Private Heated Pool (sleeps 3)
Mediterranean Maisonette Suites Sea View Private Pool (sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children)
Deluxe Suites Sea View Private Pool (Sleeps 4)
Island Luxury Suites Sea View Private Heated Pool (sleeps 4)
Two Bedroom Villas Sea View private heated pool (sleeps 4)
The Grand Villa (sleeps 4)
The Royal Blue Villa (sleeps 6)

The Best of the Best Accommodations: 

The Royal Blue Villa (Three-bedroom 3,121 square feet residence. Each bedroom has an en suite marble bathroom, some with their own fireplace and a private veranda with gardens. The villa also features a private heated pool.

Most Romantic Accommodations:

Island Luxury Suites Sea View Private Heated Pool  enlarged private heated pool of 322 square feet and an outdoor patio with privacy. 775 square feet accommodations.

Most Family Friendly Accommodations:      Deluxe Suites Sea View with Private Pool a separate living room which leads to an oversized veranda with a corner 473 square foot infinity pool. 732 square feet accommodations.

Top Client Profiles

Romance/Honeymoon 2) Spa/Women’s programs 3) Culinary & Wine 4) Families 5) Beach and water sports

Recent Awards And Accolades

World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016, Best Luxury Island Resort

Condé Nast Traveler, US, Readers Choice Awards 2016

Travel + Leisure, US, World’s Best Awards 2016, Ranked 2nd in the TOP 5 Best Resort Hotels in Greece

Condé Nast Traveler, US, Readers Choice Awards 2015

Condé Nast Traveler, US, Readers Choice Awards 2014, 3rd Best European Resort

Spafinder Wellness 365 Travel Awards 2014, Country Award: Favorite Wellness Travel Property in Greece

TripAdvisor, 2013-2016 Certificate of Excellence Winner

Condé Nast Traveler US, 2014 Gold List

Condé Nast Traveler, US, Readers Choice Awards 2013, 3rd Best European Resort

Condé Nast Traveler, US, Gold List 2013

Value Added

Pools, spa access, Fitness center, bottled water, beach loungers, beach towels, twice daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service, slippers, bathrobes, resort transportation, parking, wireless internet access, children’s playground, complimentary children’s program, hiking, tennis

Resort Fee

No resort fee.

Season Rates/Time To Go

Time To Go:

  • The Best Time To Go (when the weather is great and the rates are low)
    June, September, October
  • The Most Going On (peak season)
    July, August
  • The Best Price Period
    April, May, September

Accommodations: 

Superior Bungalows Sea View (sleeps 3)

Superior Bungalows Sea View Private Pool (sleeps 3)

2-Bedroom Deluxe Private Heated Pool (sleeps 5)

Junior Suites Sea View (sleeps 3)

Junior Suites Private Heated Pool (sleeps 3)

Mediterranean Maisonette Suites Sea View Private Pool (sleeps 3)

Deluxe Suites Sea View Private Pool (Sleeps 4)

Island Luxury Suites Sea View Private Heated Pool (sleeps 4)

Villa Almyra (sleeps 5)

Villa Thalassa (sleeps 5)

The Grand Villa (sleeps 5)

The Royal Blue Villa (sleeps 8)

The Best of the Best Accommodations:  The Royal Blue Villa (Three-bedroom 3,121 square feet residence. Each bedroom has an en suite marble bathroom, some with their own fireplace and a private veranda with gardens. The villa also features a private heated pool.

Most Romantic Accommodations:

Island Luxury Suites Sea View Private Heated Pool  enlarged private heated pool of 322 square feet and an outdoor patio with privacy. 775 square feet accommodations.

Most Family Friendly Accommodations:      Deluxe Suites Sea View with Private Pool a separate living room which leads to an oversized veranda with a corner 473 square foot infinity pool. 732 square feet accommodations.

Recent Awards And Accolades:

  • 2013 Conde Naste Traveler Gold List
  • Tatler Spa Guide, 101 Best Spas, 2011
  • Condé Nast Traveler Greece, Readers Choice Awards, Best Resort in Crete, 2009
  • Greek Wine Resto, 1st Prize Outstanding Greek Wine List, L’Orangerie Restaurant, 2009
  • Greek Wine Resto, 2nd Prize Remarkable Greek Wine List, Asia Blue Restaurant, 2009
  • Condé Nast Traveler US, Gold List, 2008

Accessibility

Heraklion International Airport (HER) is 78 km the nearest airport and approximately one hour drive from Blue Palace Resort & Spa.

Heraklion is connected with Athens (flight time duration 35 min) with 5-7 flights daily. Flights depart as early as 06.50 a.m. from Athens, and as late as 11.00 p.m. from Heraklion.

Aegean (a Star Alliance Member) daily a direct flight between Paris Charles de Gaulle and British Airways between London and Heraklion, Crete. The services run through the summer season until the end of October.

Complimentary Personalized Amenity

  1. Spa Candle

  2. Selection of Greek Sweets

  3. Cookbook (“Cooking with Olive Oil”)

Blue Palace Activities

Activities

Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy

Private beach

Water sports

Fitness Classes

Private boats (private cruise on a motor yacht or on a traditional caique)

Helipad

Diving Center (Offering scuba, night diving, boat diving, snorkeling, deep diving, and underwater photography)

Three outdoor pools

One heated indoor pool at the spa

Tennis (Two flood lit tennis courts)

Kids club

Children’s pool

Babysitting on request

Hiking

Table tennis facilities, billiard, backgammon and cards

Seminars (Balanced Meals & Cooking and Nutrition Demonstrations & Strategies)

The Cretan Golf Course (18 holes) can be reached in 40 min

Things To Do In The Immediate Area

Spinalonga Island
Pebbled beaches border high protective walls where desert grass grows from cracks in earth-colored brick. A circular fortress rises impressively from a rocky hillside, overlooking vast open seas. Controlled by the Venetians in the 17th century, Spinalonga fell to the Ottomans in 1715 before becoming one of the last leper colonies in Europe. Uninhabited since 1957, the small island just across the bay from the hotel is covered in enchanting ruins, emblematic churches, and colorful reconstructed storefronts.

The Palace of Knossos
The ancient Minoan ruins of the magnificent Palace of Knossos were one of the most significant discoveries of the 19th century. One thousand interlocking rooms, which over four millennia ago served as artist’s workshops, wine processing centers, and places for worship and adoration, have been sublimely reconstructed.

Archanes
This historic village, acclaimed as one of the most exceptionally restored in Europe is filled with Venetian mansions and picturesque cafes. Blooming lemon trees flank the elegant entries of distinctive homes and churches that lead to a Minoan graveyard at the edge of the village.

Boutari Crete Winery
Straight rows of carefully planted grape vines stretch across a fertile valley. Informative tours present the region’s winemaking history and offer a look at its processes.

Agios Nikolaos
Picturesque buildings painted sand and mauve climb up a low hill at the edge of Mirabello Bay overlooking red-hulled fishing boats that bob against their moorings. A majestic coastal drive south from Elounda, Agios Nikolaos offers magnificent coves, pine-fringed footpaths, and an acclaimed archaeological museum. Aghios Nikolaos is probably best known as a town that serves as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of Lassithi

Isola Beach Club

At the Beach Club, you can enjoy the effortless cool of lazy summer days. Set amongst olive trees, the spiral stone building is where our DJ weaves the musical spells of the moment, conspiring with top mixologists and our madly inventive chef to deliver the Cretan beach experience at its most alluring. Daybeds, loungers and swings will set the mood during the day lending itself to breezy nights around the fireplace and full moon parties.

The Haven

Reserved exclusively for guests staying in Island Luxury Suites and the Private Villas, the Haven is fully equipped with loungers and parasols, where personalized Cretan baskets of complimentary goodies are delivered, such as fresh towels, the latest magazines or aromatherapy spritzes. An elite beach service crew will attend to your needs and occasionally surprise you with treats. A private gazebo is reserved for guests of our private villas. For peace and pampering, it is hard to beat.

The Main Beach

The main beach is furnished with private decks, fully equipped with loungers and parasols and leads to the main floating pier. Order an ice bucket of rosé wine, and a cone of freshly grilled prawns, and settle back to enjoy a spot of sightseeing Spinalonga island lies right in front you. Our water sports club is also headquartered nearby, so expect enthusiastic critique of your paddle board progress from people sipping cocktails!

Water Sports

Located at the beach, the Water Sports Center offers aquatic options to suit enthusiasts of all ages. From traditional water sports like water skiing, windsurf to knee boarding, wake boarding, and trick skiing, there is something for everyone. For diving enthusiasts, our dive masters offer scuba lessons, night diving, boat diving, snorkeling, deep diving, and underwater photography.

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