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Blue Palace

Blue Palace, Elounda, Crete - ££££

Built in tiers into the hillside on the pretty Elounda coastline on north-eastern Crete, the Blue Palace is a delightful beach front resort with stunning sea views over to the nearby island of Spinalonga. Justifiably proud of its renowned, award-winning spa and Thalassotherapy centre, the Blue Palace also offers excellent water sports and excursions from its large, pebble beach, and the Kids Club has a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for children ages 3 to 12.  There are 251 spacious rooms, suites and villas, almost all with a full sea view and many with their own private plunge or infinity pool. There are also three outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool, two tennis courts and five exclusive restaurants serving a variety of cuisine including traditional Greek/Cretan, Italian and Polynesian.  

Pricing Key:

£££      Great quality at reasonable prices
££££    Fairly priced, excellent accommodation
£££££  Top dollar for the very best in class

Suitable for:

  • Families
  • Couples and honeymooners
  • Spa lovers

Things to do at the property:

  • Enjoy a massage or treatment in the Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy Centre
  • Take a swim in the sea or in the indoor or outdoor pools
  • Go diving, water-skiing, wake-boarding or snorkelling from the beach
  • Two floodlit tennis courts
  • Work up an appetite in the gym
  • Kids Club
  • Enjoy a mouth-watering range of cuisine in five different restaurants, including traditional Cretan dishes at the Blue Door Taverna
  • Sip cocktails in the Arsenali Lounge

Things to do nearby:

  • Enjoy a cruise on a traditional caique around the Gulf of Mirabello
  • Visit the ruins on the nearby island of Spinalonga
  • The fishing village of Plaka is a 10-minute walk away
  • Lake Voulismeni, bathing place of the Goddess Athena
  • Knossos Palace, centre of the great Minoan civilisation
  • Visit bustling Agios Nikolaos about 20 minutes' drive away

Nota bene:

Access to the beach (which is pebbles, not sand) is by funicular, which is a little slow on its journey back up to the hotel. Private swimming and tennis lessons are available on request at the Kids Club, along with Cretan dance lessons.

Insider Viewpoint

Nowadays it's rare to find a hotel in such a stunning setting with a wide variety of activities and accommodation to satisfy couples and families alike, yet the Blue Palace seems to manage this with ease. Honeymooners can hide away in a suite with its own terrace and pool, venturing out perhaps to enjoy a massage in the spa, or an evening cruise aournd the gulf aboard a privately chartered caique. Families, meanwhile, are easily accommodated in spacious villas or interconnecting rooms and the Kids Club will keep children entertained throughout the day giving parents the chance to relax and enjoy themselves too. With excellent service from the ever-helpful staff, a wide range of water sports and excursions on offer and a litany of excellent restaurants to choose from, the Blue Palace really does tick all the boxes.

Versatile and stylish accommodation in a beautiful beachside location - a great Mediterranean resort.
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