Welcome to the Mediterranean Retreat of Blue Palace, Resort & Spa
at Elounda, Crete. A resort of exceptional quality and style set in
mythical surroundings to sooth and inspire. Take pleasure in the dramatic views
from your luxury bungalow, suite or villa; dive into the crystal clear blue
waters of the Mediterranean; relax with a specialized treatment in our
state-of-the-art The Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy. And
enjoy an impeccable service, which combined together with the celebrated Cretan
hospitality, will make you feel right at home.
Crete, the largest and southern most of the Greek
islands is a land of astonishing diversity. A place where the three
continents of Europe, Asia and Africa converge. A crossroads of civilization,
each of which has left its unique mark on our island. It used to be the
religious and economic center of the ancient civilized world.
The landscape itself is a combination of snow-capped mountains contrasting
with lush, flower-filled plains; unspoilt fishing villages sit side by side with
the graceful Venetian towns of Chania and Rethymnon; and always
the crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean are in sight
with lovely beaches and bays.
The climate is mild and dry, with often northerly wind, the
"meltemi", that brings a cool breeze on warm summer days.
If there is a reason to visit Blue Palace, Resort & Spa
it must be its unparalleled location with breathtaking views. Blue
Palace is situated just 3 km away from the village of Elounda
and within a few hundred meters of the fishing village of Plaka,
where life still moves along to the rhythm of another era.
The resort overlooks the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and
sits opposite the isle of Spinalonga with its medieval
fortress. Spinalonga's story dates back to the Venetians and Turks, conquerors
of Crete, and is nowadays a unique historical attraction
protected by the Greek Society of Byzantine Antiquities.
The natural beauty of the area is enhanced by the hotels stylish design and
by its gardens built as attribute to the local vegetation. The resort unfolds in
small units of bungalows that merge harmoniously with the serene and sensuous
ambiance. Nestled on a small cliff, the resort leads down to a 200-meter long
beach. A panoramic lift has been built to ensure effortless access to the beach
from all levels of the hotel, while a number of electric cars are also
The Aghios Nikolaos area, where the Blue Palace is
situated, is on the north-east coast of the island, overlooking the beautiful gulf
of Mirabello. The Hotel itself sits opposite the isle of Spinalonga
with its medieval fortress founded in 1579 by the Venetian benefactor Luca
Aghios Nikolaos, 12 km from the Hotel, is an international
and cosmopolitan charming town with its dramatic Voulismeni Lake
connected to the sea and lined with cafes, taverns, fishing boats and caiques.
|Km or meters
|Heraklion International Airport, Kazantzakis
|Ag. Nikolaos Hospital
|The Port of Heraklion
|The Port of Agios Nikolaos-Crete
|City or Village
|Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
|The Great Palace of Knossos
|On the Beach
|Activities / Recreation
|Site of Interest