5* Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort - Crete

One of the very best luxury spa resorts

An Oasis Of Calm

Overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello and the medieval fortressed isle of Spinalonga, the views from Blue Palace are something special. And this popular large resort absolutely makes the most of its idyllic setting – style and charm exude from the stunning design, with curved arches that frame the scene and terrace pools that appear to float mid-air. A visit to the resort’s pièce de résistance – the spa – is a must. Stop here for ultimate relaxation at this beachfront haven of tranquillity where you can enjoy a traditional olive oil massage or soak in a thalassotherapy pool. Keen golfers might like to know that hotel guests get discounted green fees at The Crete Golf Club, around 30 minutes’ drive away. There’s also a real focus on creating authentic Greek moments with weekly talks by local artists in the Arsenali Lounge Bar.

The hotel gently cascades down a hillside, but the usual inconveniences of an elevated property don’t apply here – there’s a glass lift that takes guests down to the long private white-pebble beach, which looks out to a national monument and has a wooden deck with loungers and parasols. The Isola Beach Club is a cool spot set among olive trees, with a DJ and top mixologists. Blue Palace is known for its à la carte dining. Asian and Italian cuisine are on offer here and there’s also a charmingly traditional taverna, the Blue Door, serving classic Greek dishes. Another place to sample organic garden-to-table Greek dishes is the new restaurant, Anthós, which is set right next to where some of the ingredients are grown.

All the things you need to know

Rooms & Bungalows
~ Signature Room
~ Deluxe Bungalow Seaview
~ Deluxe Bungalow Seaview with Private Heated Pool

~ Deluxe Suite Seaview
~ Junior Suite Private Heated Pool
~ Blue Maisonnette Suite Private Heated Pool
~ Island Suite Seaview Private Heated Pool
~ Three bedroom villas with private pools
~ Phaea Blue Villa

Phaea Farmers Feast Pop Up

Proudly hosting the Phaea Farmers Feast, an experience that celebrates the farm-to-table ethos. Set amidst the magical organic garden, this event allows guests to handpick the freshest ingredients alongside a Phaea Farmer and Blue Palace’s Executive Chef, Giannis Kalivretakis. Experience the age-old tradition of cooking directly in the soil, enhancing flavours and infusing each dish with the essence of the earth.


A new gastronomy concept emerges at Anthós—this will be your ritualistic, celebratory evening highlighting traditional Cretan cuisine helmed by Creative Consultant, Chef Athinagoras Kostakos. With a refined approach to Greek cuisine, Anthós’s menu is derived from ingredients sourced from our own organic, kitchen garden. Dine al fresco and observe the unique gastronomic journey!

Blue Door Taverna

Once an old fisherman’s stone house, Blue Door is an enchanting atmosphere to taste timeless traditional Cretan cuisine. Capturing the essence of the landscape, this culinary treasure features well-kept family recipes, signature seafood, and fish dishes.

Votsalo Bar

Discover unique recipes created only with the freshest ingredients. Votsalo, meaning “pebble” in Greek, mirrors the smooth and refined experience offered, taking pride in crafting an exquisite selection of cocktails, each a masterpiece in its own right. Using locally sourced ingredients, you’re invited to dive into in a symphony of flavours as you sip on signature cocktails, each one a unique creation born from a fusion of tradition and innovation.

The Traditional Caique Experience
This caique is more than just a vessel; it’s a symbol of adventure and a profound connection to the land, sea, and sky. Sailing along the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, each journey becomes a unique experience, a passage through time that resonates with the soul.

Cretan Feast
Join in a unique ritual, the Cretan feast; large bonfires are lit at the private beach for the cooking of the famous “antikristo” lamb – sprinkled in sea salt and slowly cooked for five hours above the fire – while authentic local delicacies will be prepared on the spot. All of these festivities accompanied by the distinct tunes of Cretan lyra.

Welcome To The Hive
Blue Palace host special events to celebrate the Plan Bee initiative, where guests are offered a tour of the organic garden and beehives, followed by a mini-harvesting and honey tasting sessions. Delicious traditional Cretan pies sprinkled with honey and a celebratory cocktail are also offered.

And More…
Wine Tasting
A Lesson In Greek Cuisine
Private Dining
Classic Car Village Tour
Immersive Movie Area
Unveil The Secrets Of Crete

They strive to acquire new knowledge and create innovation in their products and everyday practices.

Water Management – They incorporate water-saving devices and procedures, improving the efficiency of landscape watering and controlling water leakage to minimise overall water consumption.

Energy Management – They are committed to implement innovative and cost saving methods to reduce our energy use, eliminate gas emissions, conserve resources, and improve the environment.

Waste Management – They have integrated an extensive recycling program resulting in a significant reduction to the volume of waste ending up in landfills.

Single Use Plastic – A resort that is working on a comprehensive plan to move from single-use plastic, starting with the identification of 10 plastic products that will be replaced over the next three years. 

Food Composting – They compost the trimmings from trees & grass and organic waste from their restaurants at a facility operating within their premise 

Organic Waste Management – They implement a series of actions towards reducing their organic wastes & have participated in Food for Feed pilot project, converting food residues into animal feed, supplied to local farms.


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