Blue Palace

Plaka, Crete, Greece
251 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Secluded
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Greece used to be known as a bargain holiday spot, a fact that may seem astonishing, given its almost unbearable natural beauty. Today Greece is home to some of Europe's finest hotels, whether in Athens, Santorini, or the breathtaking island of Crete, home to the Blue Palace Resort.

Here, in the tiny fishing village of Plaka (just outside of Elounda), you can soak up that trademark deep Greek blue, with astonishing views of the Gulf of Elounda and the Mediterranean from your chic little suite, villa, or bungalow. The little island of Spinalonga floats in the distance, visible from your private terrace or balcony — and if you are lucky, you will have your own private infinity pool, where you can bask in the Mediterranean sun and contemplate the sights.

This is a fairly large, sprawling resort, in classic Greek style, with indoor and outdoor pools, five restaurants, and an elevator to carry guests down the cliffside to the beach. The interiors are contemporary, but not overdesigned, just crisp, spare decor and all the niceties modern travelers demand, from internet and satellite TV to 24-hour room service. The villas are utterly decadent, built on two floors, with master and guest bedrooms, and the Royal Blue Villa is the perfect place to live out that Onassis fantasy, with a private gym and an indoor swimming pool with a view of the ocean. But even if you can't spring for the Grand Villa, the Elounda Spa is there, with a full suite of treatments designed to make you feel like a billionaire.

Please note: Blue Palace is open seasonally, from the end of April through October.

How to get there:
Crete can be easily reached by plane. Flight time from Athens to Heraklion is approximately 50 minutes. Direct flights to Heraklion can also be found from several major cities, including: Paris (3.5 hours), Berlin (3 hours) and London (4 hours). Ferry services from several islands are also available. Ferries from Santorini Thira to Herklio port take approximately 2 hours. Elounda is approximately 1 hour by car from Herklion airport or Herklio port.

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Blue Palace
Plaka, Crete, Greece

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Yoga
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Shopping area nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids' club
  • Beachfront
  • Tennis court
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for € 0 per person per night when using an available cot.
  • Children up to and including 1 year old stay for free when using an existing bed.
  • Children from 2 years old to 16 years old stay for € 70 per person per night when using an existing bed.
  • People 3 years old and over stay for € 70 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • Travelife, Certified