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Blue Palace - Luxury holidays to Crete

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  • About this holiday

    The Blue Palace Resort & Spa in Crete is a sophisticated resort offering unrivalled service and hospitality in a spectacular location. The resort is perfect for pampering, with an excellent spa.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include bed and breakast, private car transfers and scheduled flights London to Heraklion with easyjet.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room
    From £844 per person for 5 nights in a superior bungalow with sea view.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Up to 20% summer sale Crete for 2018
      Book now and receive up to a 20% discount on stays until 30 October 2018. Selected rooms only. Restrictions apply.
    • Kids stay free on family getaways to Crete 2018
      Book now and children under the age of 12 will stay for free in June and October. Selected suites only. Restrictions apply.
    • Complimentary Half Board Crete for late summer 2018
      Book now and receive a complimentary upgrade to Half Board on stays until 30 October 2018. Minimum stay of 5 nights. Restrictions apply.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Hotel description

    The Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Crete overlooks the island of Spinalonga with its medieval fortress, providing a sophisticated setting for unrivalled Cretan service and hospitality. Byzantine-inspired arches and clean contemporary lines blend effortlessly with the beauty of the natural surroundings and draw inspiration from the island’s Venetian and Arabic past. At The Blue Palace traditional stone walls and beamed ceilings are combined with sleek contemporary design to create interiors that are calm and bright. The calming azure waters of the Mediterranean have influenced the construction of the hotel, with one indoor pool, two outdoor pools and 142 private infinity pools. Meanwhile, the Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy embraces a concept based on the rejuvenating properties of seawater, which is extracted daily from the Cretan Pelagos. Dining is a highlight at The Blue Palace, with Mediterranean- and Greek-inspired cuisine made with fresh, locally–produced ingredients. The impeccably furnished rooms are decorated in understated neutral colours that contrast with the stunning blue skies and sea, views of which are available from every room. Infinity pools flow seamlessly into the sea and are available in most room types, whilst all rooms feature a private terrace or veranda. The Blue Palace Resort & Spa in Crete is perfect for pampering in a spectacular location.


    Crete, Greece

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    21 April to 30 October

    Distance from airport

    About 60 minutes by car.

    Closest airport


    Room types

    251 rooms including 52 suites and 4 private villas. All rooms have marble bathrooms, air-conditioning, hairdryer, mini-bar, 24-hour Room service, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, satellite television, CD/DVD, Internet connection. Room categories are as follows:
    Superior Bungalow  - with sea view. Selected rooms feature a private heated/unheated pool.
    Two-Bedroom Deluxe Room - with private heated pool.
    Junior Suite - with sea view OR private heated pool.
    Mediterranean Maisonette Suite - with sea view and private pool.
    Deluxe Suite - with sea view and private pool.
    Island Luxury Suite - with sea view and private heated pool.
    Two-Bedroom Suite - with sea view and private heated pool.
    4 Private Villas are also available. Details upon request.


    Hotel facilities and services

    5 restaurants, Dine Around program on half board plan, 2 bars, 3 swimming pools, Private beach, Tennis, Fitness, Spa, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Waterskiing, Sailing, Children’s playground, Kids' Club, Babysitting, Boutique, Excursions, Hairdressing Salon, seawater and freshwater swimming pools, 1 indoor Spa pool, Romance department, Authentic experiences such as Full Moon Parties, Sunset Cruises and Beach Yoga.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Complimentary: Beach sunbeds, daytime use of tennis courts, Free entrance to ‘The Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy’ and use of gym, steam bath, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis and ground floor heated swimming pool.  
    A wide range of fitness classes are available including yoga, meditation and Kinesiology.  

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    There are many places of interest near to the Blue Palace Resort & Spa. Walks are organised several times per month to enable guests to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The area around Elounda is both historic and beautiful. The ruined city of Olous, Spinalonga Island, and the ancient village of Panaghia Kera with its Byzantine church can be explored easily from the hotel. The Minoan palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archeological Museum provide an intriguing insight into the ancient culture of the island. There are cultural and wine festivals in each town on Crete throughout the summer, the most important of these being the Renaissance Festival in Rethymnon, Heraklion’s Summer Arts Festival and the Lato Festival in Aghios Nikolas.   

    Sports nearby

    18-hole golf course in Hersonissos is 40 minutes away from the Blue Palace Resort & Spa by car.


    Cots are provided free of charge for babies up to 23 months. Rollaway beds are also available upon request. A children's playground, children's menu, kids' club and babysitting service are available at the hotel.

    Minimum stays

    A minimum stay of 3 nights is required. A 5 night minimum stay is requested between 28 July and 25 August.

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