We Love —
- This is a real paradise - a 5-star resort with its own private beach, sun beds and table service
- Take in the magnificent views of the bay and Spinalonga island
- Discover an excellent variety of restaurants in the resort and nearby Plaka and Elounda
Here to Help —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 - 21:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 - 17:30.
Your Destination —
The small island just across the bay from Elounda is covered in enchanting ruins, emblematic churches, and colourful reconstructed storefronts.
The Palace of Knossos
The magnificent Palace of Knossos was one of the most significant discoveries of the 19th century. One thousand interlocking rooms, which over four millennia ago served as artist's workshops, wine processing centres, and places for worship and adoration, have been sublimely reconstructed. Blue dolphins adorn the walls of the Queen's Megaron, while griffins pose regally against a crimson backdrop in the Throne Room.
This historic village, acclaimed as one of the most exceptionally restored in Europe, is filled with Venetian mansions and picturesque cafes where simple wooden chairs offer a place to enjoy spanakopita and stuffed grape leaves beneath blue striped awnings.
Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, her mother Saint Anna, and Saint Anthony, the interior of this radiant sanctuary is covered with scenes from their lives. Situated on the arid hills just outside Kritsa, the sand-hued Adobe church rests beneath towering cypress trees.
Once a thriving city of over thirty thousand inhabitants, Olous mysteriously sank beneath the salty waves over twelve centuries ago. Experts speculate that it was a great landslide or earthquake that caused the event, resulting in the fascinating underwater setting explored by snorkelers today.
Your Hotel —
This luxury 5-star beachfront resort boasts exceptional charm, architecture, style and is the perfect hideaway on the stunning island of Crete in the Greek Islands. All guest rooms feature inviting luxury beds, made up with crisp 320 thread count pure cotton satin sheets. When combined with the hotel's pillow menu, a good night's sleep is assured.
Enter a place of absolute tranquillity at the award-wining Elounda Spa situated on the beach. Enjoy a traditional olive oil massage before relaxing with the hotel's signature cocktail, Tears of Chios, under the famed Arsenali arches. Guests can savour authentic cooking and diverse cuisines in each of the hotel's 5 restaurants.
Number of rooms: 251
Private beach with free sun beds and umbrellas
Blue Palace boutique
2 freshwater outdoor pools (heated during colder months)
Outdoor sea water pool with under water music
Thalassotheraphy Spa (entrance only for persons 16 years or older)
2 floodlit tennis courts
Water sports available (under separate management, payable locally. Weather permitting)
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Superior Sea View Bungalow.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Half Board stay which includes a buffet breakfast and dinner at Olea Restaurant.
Flame specialises in expertly cooked steak dishes prepared from finest quality, locally sourced meat with a distinct flavour and fragrance. Classic and signature cuts, some exclusive, are served on large wooden platters, complemented by the freshest ingredients from carefully selected small-scale producers in the surrounding area.
The Blue Door is a typical Greek Taverna with a spectacular beach-front location, converted from an old fisherman's stone house. The Taverna's authentic ambiance makes it the ideal spot for a relaxed and distinctive lunch or dinner. The menu features a daily catch from local fishermen, cooked over the open grill, and accompanied by Greek Meze.
Asia Blue is an enticing dining option offering inventive dishes ranging from Japanese to Thai and beyond. The open display kitchen allows you to see expert chefs at work.
Isola serves fresh Italian dishes in a charming setting next to the main pool. Enjoy the sea breeze on the large veranda along with a great selection of pasta, risotto, hearty salads and other Italian delicacies.
The resort's principal restaurant is named after the olive trees found in enormous Cretan pots that adorn the impressive veranda. Enjoy breakfast here daily with a panoramic view of the sea and the isle of Spinalonga.
Arsenali Lounge Bar
The bar is furnished with sofas, and is the perfect spot to unwind with exquisite cocktails at any time of the day. On selected evenings, nightly entertainment of live jazz, piano and saxophone accompany your evening under the Greek stars.
The bar is a contemporary lounge which overlooks one of the pools and boasts beautiful views of the resort.
Isola Beach Bar
Offers an enticing array of snacks and drinks along with atmospheric music and pool or beachside service.
In place of unparalleled natural beauty, many guests choose to linger in the luxury of their beautifully appointed bungalow, suite or villa. Private dining is available 24 hours a day from an extended menu. Enjoy breakfast in bed or a romantic dinner for two served on your private terrace overlooking the endless cobalt blue. All villas can enjoy in-room dining from any of the resort's restaurants.
Your Time —
A wide range of excellent quality treatments are available at the spa, ranging from Thalassotherapy and signature treatments to massages, facials, salon services and more. For super-soft skin, try the Elounda Wellness and Beauty Scrub, which uses an olive oil and sugar scrub and sea water hydromassage bath to moisturise your skin. Don't miss the one day rituals - special days designed for pure pampering.
Blue Palace's 200m pebble beach is bordered by a sprawling wooden deck and expansive grass areas that lead to individual decks furnished with umbrellas, luxurious sun beds and plush beach towels. The attentive beach service will pamper you with fresh fruits, snacks and drinks throughout the day.
With 3 outdoor pools, 2 children's pools, and a heated indoor pool at the Elounda Spa, you really are spoilt for choice. Equipped with sun beds and sunshades and serving refreshing drinks and light snacks, the pools are a picture perfect place to pass a relaxing day.
Enjoy water skiing, snorkelling, knee boarding, wake boarding and scuba diving.
The Crete Golf Club is a full 18-hole golf course, built to international PGA standards by architect Bob Hunt, a member of the English PGA. The Club is about 30 minutes from Blue Palace Resort & Spa. Preferential rental rates and green fees are available to guests of the Blue Palace Resort & Spa.
Tennis, Fitness Centre, Yoga, Meditation, Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Stretching, Personal Training, Cretan Dance, and Kinesiology are also organised throughout the week by a specialised gym professor.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights to Heraklion are included.
Baggage allowance of 20kg hold luggage and 5kg hand luggage is also included with your flights.
All flight times are local.
Transfers: Shared transfers are included. The transfer time is approximately 1 hr 15 mins.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.