The Blue Palace
Experience the ultimate Mediterranean chic in a place of breathtaking natural beauty. A Resort of exceptional quality and style, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Elounda is the perfect destination for those seeking a combination of deluxe accommodation with more than 140 private pools and stunning sea views, the finest award winning cuisine and a world-class thalasso spa.
SUPERIOR BUNGALOWS SEA VIEW
(40 square meters / 430 square feet
Our Superior Bungalows offer panoramic sea views from their personal balcony. Each spacious bungalow features summery décor, accentuated by an elegant earthy colours’ palette. In 2008 we introduced a new design of our Superior Bungalows in the South Wing.
SUPERIOR BUNGALOWS SEA VIEW PRIVATE POOL / HEATED POOL
(40 square meters / 430 square feet)
Our Superior Bungalows with plunge pools are spread throughout the Resort offering dazzling Mediterranean Sea and Spinalonga Island views. A stunning personal veranda leads to a private pool equipped for daytime lounging and in room dining.
2-BEDROOM DELUXE PRIVATE HEATED POOL
(79 square meters / 850 square feet)
Our generous, bi-level Two-Bedroom Deluxe is the premier family choice. A private swimming pool and two spacious bedrooms with own bathroom and veranda offer views of the Resort and ensure ample space for relaxing moments.
JUNIOR SUITES SEA VIEW
(58 square meters / 624 square feet)
Looking out from the veranda of our sprawling Junior Suites, guests are presented with a majestic view of contrasting blues, as the sapphire sky meets the azure sea. Indoors, these suites vary in layout (open-plan, bi-level and one bedroom) and include a spacious lounge with contemporary furnishings and state-of-the-art technology.
JUNIOR SUITES PRIVATE HEATED POOL
(54 square meters / 581 square feet)
These one-bedroom or open plan style Junior Suites offer a private heated plunge pool and Resort views surrounded by an expansive veranda that is equipped for daytime relaxation and In-room dining.
MEDITERRANEAN MAISONETTE SUITES SEA VIEW PRIVATE POOL
70 square meters / 753 square feet)
Authentic and opulent, these two-floor suites ensure a memorable stay. A bright bedroom with spectacular views is located on the top level featuring an additional balcony, while the living room leads to the veranda with day bed and infinity edge plunge pool.
DELUXE SUITES SEA VIEW PRIVATE POOL
(68 square meters / 732 square feet)
Atmospheric and luxurious bedrooms introduce our Deluxe Suites with an elegant and fine décor. In addition they offer a separate enlarged living room which leads to a large veranda with an infinity pool.
ISLAND LUXURY SUITES SEA VIEW PRIVATE HEATED POOL
(72 square meters / 775 square feet)
Characteristic Island Luxury Suites, each bearing the name of a Greek island, blend casual elegance with incomparable sea views, private heated pool and a large outdoor patio with privacy. They reflect the refined sophistication of indigenous island décor and are equipped with state-of-the-art amenities that ensure an ultimate romantic stay.
(110 square meters / 1,184 square feet)
Perched above the azure Aegean Sea, a contemporary two-bedroom villa each housing an en suite bathroom. The terrace of the sitting area leads to a scenic veranda and pool. Incorporating natural materials and traditional island artisanry, it is furnished in modern Oriental Mediterranean-style and offers an extensive list of amenities that make them true home-away-from-home and a premium choice for romance.
(110 square meters / 1,184 square feet)
Villa Thalassa is inspired by the Oriental style of the Mediterranean with original pieces handpicked from Morocco, Crete and other Greek Isles. It consists of two bedrooms with en-suite deluxe marble bathrooms and a grand living room with impressive features and great views. It is designed to ideally combine indoor and outdoor living, with beautiful terraces overlooking the sea, a veranda with a dining area and sun beds around a heated pool.
THE GRAND VILLA
(220 square meters / 2,368 square feet)
In our private Grand Villa, spacious rooms overlook a distinctive patio seamlessly combine indoor and outdoor lounging. Indigenous island décor, meanwhile, is carefully selected and incorporated with contemporary furnishings for an elegant, authentic warmth. Each bedroom houses an en suite bathroom, adding to the outdoor ambiance is a sitting area with day beds that surround the 31 square meter jet pool and offer inspiring sea views.
THE ROYAL BLUE VILLA
(290 square meters / 3,121 square feet)
The Royal Blue Villa is an opulent three-bedroom residence unrivalled elsewhere on the island. Each bedroom has an en suite marble bathroom equipped with bathtub, separate rain shower and toilet. Situated on the edge of the Resort, its astounding views and uncompromising privacy make it the top choice of our most distinguished guests.
DINING & WINING
Showcasing exquisite cuisine in a myriad magical settings, the Blue Palace features five exclusive restaurants offering a variety of cuisine from traditional Greek to Mediterranean Gourmet, Asian and Italian. In addition with three distinct bars and lounges, we offer a perfect setting to suit every mood and occasion.
The principal restaurant serving a rich American buffet breakfast with French Champagne daily.
Cuisine: Greek, Cretan & International
Breakfast: 7:15 – 10:30
Flame specializes in expertly cooked steak dishes prepared from finest quality, locally sourced meat with a distinct flavor 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 specialty herbs and vegetables are handpicked 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.
Visits can also be arranged to Flame’s local suppliers – including cattle farms, olive groves, vineyards and dairies – who will be happy to present their products and explain the production process.
Dinner: 19.30-00.00 (closed every Friday)
Themed Lobster Night every Thursday from 20.00-22.30
Pianist on Monday and Sunday
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.
Dinner: 19:30 – 00:00 (Closed every Sunday)
Music Entertainment: Live guitarist every Wednesday
An old fisherman’s stone house, the Blue Door is a typical Greek taverna with a spectacular beach-front location serving the best known Cretan specialties for lunch and dinner.
Cuisine: Traditional Greek
Daily: 13:00 – 00:00 (Closed Wednesday)
Music Entertainment: Live bouzouki music every Monday, Friday & Sunday Night
Fresh Italian dishes created by our chef combined with the restaurant’s charming location by the main pool and beach ensure a delicious meal.
Cuisine: Mediterranean and Italian
Lunch: 12:30 – 16:00 and Dinner: 19:30 – 00:00 (Open Wednesday, Friday & Sunday)
ARSENALI LOUNGE BAR
Unwind with exquisite cocktails at the prime location of the Resort. Furnished with sofas and Moroccan lounges and facing the sea, this is a perfect spot for serene relaxation anytime of the day. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is provided at Arsenali Lounge 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.
Daily: 19:30 – 00:00 (Closed every Sunday)
ISOLA BEACH BAR
Our Beach Bar offers an enticing array of snacks and drinks along with atmospheric music and pool or beachside service.
Cuisine: Finger Food
Daily: 09:30 – 18:00, Snacks Served: 13:00 – 16:00
Our Resort overlooks azure seas, emblematic arid mountains and iconic beaches and is nestled between the famed coast of Elounda and the relics of historic Spinalonga Island, offering full immersion into the Crete’s natural beauty. Unmatched facilities, unparalleled service, and a romantic atmosphere set us apart. Enjoy a sunset cruise or a private dinner, overlooking the stunning peninsula or under moonlight nights, Blue Palace offers a choice of romantic interludes for intimate celebrations.
3 main outdoor swimming pools: 2 with fresh water (heated during colder months) at Arsenali Bar and at the South Wing & 1 with seawater by the beach; 1 heated indoor pool at the ground floor of the Elounda Spa; 2 outdoor children’s pools
Private pebble beach landscaped with wooden decks, each equipped with sun beds and an umbrella. Beach service pampers guests with refreshments and finger food
THE ELOUNDA SPA & THALASSOTHERAPY
The award winning Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy offers an extensive list of luxurious signature treatments with local products, including massages and facials, 24 treatment rooms as well as the exclusive Luxury Bootcamp twice a year. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted into the Spa Facilities from 11:00-21.00 hrs. Spa Facilities: 09:00 – 21:00; Individual Treatments: 11:00 – 20:00
Fully equipped Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art machines in a spacious environment, complete with beautiful Resort and sea views; Access to all guests 24 hours on 7 days per week
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Tennis courts & tournament, table tennis, scuba diving, full range of water sports, billiards and Crete Golf Course (18 holes) / 40 minutes drive
Children welcome package, children bathroom amenities, children bathrobes, babysitting services upon request, high chairs, kid’s menu, kid’s pools, playground, tennis tournament and lessons and supervised kid’s club with daily activities. Hours of Operation: 09.00 to 17.00 (6 days a week, Sundays closed) / 3-12 years old
Boutique, jewelry shop, boutique with fur coasts and press corner
Cooking lessons and wine tasting fill the days, while weekly theme nights with live music enrich the evenings. For the most adventurous, escape with the traditional caique for a half day or full day cruise to a remote beach with our chef’s lunch basket. Alternatively experience an ultimately romantic sunset champagne cruise around the coast. On selected evenings, nightly entertainment of live jazz, piano and saxophone accompany your evening
EVENTS and WEDDINGS
6 meeting rooms with a total of 537 m2 / 5,780 ft² of function space. Group blocks up to 251 rooms, largest meeting room theatre style up to 230 persons. Several indoor and outdoor unique locations for dining and entertaining. Day incentive activities and spouse programs. Romance Department, private chapel, dedicated wedding planner.
Spinalonga Island: A 16th Century Venetian fortress and Greece’s oldest leper colony. The Palace of Knossos: Built in 1900 B.C, it is the birthplace of western civilization. The villages of Archanes and Kritsa: Experience traditional Cretan culture and local wines.
Heraklion International Airport (HER), 78 km or a one hour drive from the Resort. Airport transfers with a private Mercedes taxi car are available on request. Helicopter transfers can be arranged upon request; helipad within our hotel premises.
Terms & Conditions
Opening period 2014: 28th April to 31st October (last departure date).
The truly romantic Blue Palace, a vision in terra-cotta stone, palm and olive trees, and azure waters, lies on the magical island of Crete. This idyllic hideaway is a dream: intimate, discreet and unbelievably pampering. There are no fewer than 142 private swimming pools, each assigned to one of the deluxe bungalows, suites or villas. Every room boasts a panoramic sea view and marble-lined bathroom. If you are a spa enthusiast, be sure to relax in the state-of-the-art Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy and enjoy treatments inspired by the seawater of the Cretan Pelagos.
Read The Island by Victoria Hislop, then take a private excursion to this famous isle off Crete, Spinalonga, to discover its true history and beauty.Distance from Heraklion Airport (HER): 49 mi/79 km
Travelwizard.com Guests Receive:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- at Olea Restaurant
- EUR 80 Resort Credit per room per stay
- valid for spa and F&B outlets, no cash value if not redeemed in full per room per stay
- Early check-in/late check-out
- subject to availability