This magnificent complex of rooms, restaurants, pools and bars faces the fabled previous leper colony island of Spinalonga, brought so vividly to life in Victoria Hislop's book 'The Island".
The complex is built on the side of a steep hill side affording every room with a view to the sea but the descent to the beach and swimming pools is by funicular which departs from the main reception area. The four restaurants offer very different menus - French, Italian, Eastern and, of course, Greek. The large sea pool is great for a quick cooling dip and ideal for those who are not so keen to jump into the sea!
The complex is situated about 50K from the main airport but transport is provided and takes about an hour. If you want to chill out in comfort, this is the place to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Palace, Resort and Spa is a place of rediscovery. A member of the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2013, this luxury resort with exceptional charm, architecture and style, is the perfect hideaway to experience island luxury accommodations, authentic cuisine and the breathtaking beauty of a Greek island. Crete is a magical place. Spend a day exploring old villages, wineries and the ancient Palace of Knossos or simply unwind with cocktails under the enchanting arches of the Arsenali Lounge Bar. Get on board the traditional wooden boat “Meraki” which will take you around the coast of Elounda, followed by a BBQ on the remote island of Agios Fokas. Explore the island of Spinalonga with its Venetian, Turkish and Arabic monuments just across from the resort and finish your day with an authentic Greek dinner at Blue Door, the tavern right at water’s edge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Palace Resort And Spa
- Blue Palace Hotel Elounda
- Blue Palace Resort & Spa
- Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Elounda, Crete