Luxury hotel holiday Blue Palace Crete

The Blue Palace Resort & Spa in Crete is a sophisticated resort offering unrivalled service and hospitality in a spectacular location. The resort is perfect for pampering, with an excellent spa.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfas
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Heraklion
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to Blue Palace, Crete

The Blue Palace in Crete is an excellent spa resort, offering specialist treatments in a luxurious setting. Elegant interiors match the hotel's natural surroundings of crystal blue waters and sandy beaches. This is the place to go for relaxation and restoration.

Facts in brief

Location The hotel is located on the beach, with views overlooking Spinalonga Island

Annual opening 21 April to 30 October

Closest airport Heraklion Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 1-hours' drive from Heraklion Airport

Hotel facilities and services

5 Restaurants, Dine Around Program (on half board plan), 2 Bars, 3 Swimming Pools, Private Beach, Tennis, Fitness, Spa, Scuba Diving, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Waterskiing, Sailing, Children's Playground, Kids' Club, Babysitting, Boutique, Excursions, Hairdressing Salon, Seawater and Freshwater Swimming Pools, 1 Indoor SpaPpool, Romance Department, Authentic experiences such as Full Moon Parties, Sunset Cruises and Beach Yoga.

Land sports

Complimentary: Beach sunbeds, daytime use of tennis courts, Free entrance to 'The Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy' and use of gym, steam bath, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis and ground floor heated swimming pool.  A wide range of fitness classes are available including yoga, meditation and Kinesiology.  

Out and about nearby

There are many places of interest near to the Blue Palace Resort & Spa. Walks are organised several times per month to enable guests to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The area around Elounda is both historic and beautiful. The ruined city of Olous, Spinalonga Island, and the ancient village of Panaghia Kera with its Byzantine church can be explored easily from the hotel. The Minoan palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archeological Museum provide an intriguing insight into the ancient culture of the island. There are cultural and wine festivals in each town on Crete throughout the summer, the most important of these being the Renaissance Festival in Rethymnon, Heraklion's Summer Arts Festival and the Lato Festival in Aghios Nikolas.   

Sports nearby

18-hole golf course in Hersonissos is 40 minutes away from the Blue Palace Resort & Spa by car.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior bungalow for 7 nights

From about

£1,490

Holiday Code SP05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Blue Palace, Crete

Room descriptions

The Blue Palace has 251 rooms including 52 suites and 4 private villas. All rooms have marble bathrooms, air-conditioning, hairdryer, mini-bar, 24-hour room service, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, satellite television, CD/DVD, Internet connection.

Superior Bungalow with sea view. Selected rooms feature a private heated/unheated pool.
Two-Bedroom Deluxe Room with private heated pool
Junior Suite with sea view OR private heated pool
Mediterranean Maisonette Suite with sea view and private pool
Deluxe Suite with sea view and private pool
Island Luxury Suite with sea view and private heated pool
Two-Bedroom Suite with sea view and private heated pool
4 Private Villas also available. Details upon request.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior bungalow for 7 nights

From about

£1,490

Holiday Code SP05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Blue Palace, Crete

The journey and how you get there

We recommend flying with British Airways to Heraklion. Other airlines may be available at time of booking. We also include a private transfer from the airport to the hotel or we can arrange for the use of a hire car.

Additional information

Minimum stays: A minimum stay of 3 nights is required. A 5 night minimum stay is requested between 28 July and 25 August.

Children: Cots are provided free of charge for babies up to 23 months. Rollaway beds are also available upon request. A children's playground, children's menu, kids' club and babysitting service are available at the hotel.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior bungalow for 7 nights

From about

£1,490

Holiday Code SP05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Blue Palace, Crete

Highlights of Greece

The ancient sites of Athens, with the Acropolis merely the most famous; Halkidiki, three beautiful peninsulas stretching out into the Northern Aegean, dominated by Mount Athos, with volcanoes, beaches and monasteries; Pelios peninsula, well-known to Athenians, little visited by tourists, criss-crossed by ancient mule tracks, with ancient villages, fabulous remote beaches; the Peloponnese, Greece at its ancient (Agamemnon’s Palace at Mycenae and Temple of Apollo at Corinth) and modern (west coast beaches) best; Kos, with beautiful powder-soft beaches sandwiched between verdant interior and turquoise sea; Santorini, perhaps the most iconic island of all, with famous blue-domed churches, white-washed villages and cobalt bays; Corfu’s wonderful old town; Hydra, fantastically scenic, with tiers of stone mansions cascading down towards a perfect horseshoe harbour; Patmos, where St John wrote the Book of Revelations, now a laid-back artistic hang-out; the extraordinarily atmospheric Delphi; Greece’s fascinating second city Thessaloniki; Meteora, one of Greece’s most spectacular sites, with clifftop monasteries overlooking the sea; take a rack-and-pinion train journey through the stunning Vouraikos Gorge to Kalavryta; lobster tavernas of the Fourni islands, a wonderful archipelago with gently shelving islands and hidden coves; the national marine park of Alonnisos, superb snorkelling; turtles on Zakynthos; Ikaria’s bizarre rock formations; spring and autumn migrations, when the cliffs of Lesvos swarm with birds; semi-tropical Samos and pine-scented Thasos with super beaches; tiny, hidden islands of Inousses, Fourni and Psara.

Travelling around Greece & the Greek islands

Greece is an easy place to travel around thanks to a comprehensive public transport system. Buses are the mainstay of land transport, with a network that reaches out to the smallest villages. Trains are a good alternative, where available. To most visitors, though, travelling in Greece means island-hopping on the multitude of ferries that crisscross the Adriatic and the Aegean. If you’re in a hurry, Greece also has an extensive domestic air network. While exasperating ferry schedules make island-hopping here a challenge, the individual character of each island more than makes up for the effort.

Facts in brief

Capital Athens
Airport Greece has 16 international airports, but only those in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Iraklio (Crete) take scheduled flights; the other 12, scattered across the islands, are served by a variety of UK low-cost and charter airlines.
Size 51,000 sq. miles
Population 10.5 million

Luxury bespoke holidays to Blue Palace, Crete

The Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy The classically executed Spa features six rooms for dry massages, and eleven rooms for wet Thalassotherapy treatments, set against the backdrop of the stunning natural landscape. The tranquil and historic setting uplifts the spirit, relaxes the body and mind, while locally derived olive oils and Cretan herbs galvanise the beneficial effects of the sea minerals and ensure a revitalising and cleansing experience. Harnessing the natural healing powers of seawater, Thalassotherapy is the key focus of the Spa, and a wide range of soothing massages complement the invigorating effects of the water treatments. All the signature treatments of The Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy include one sauna, hammam and jacuzzi session.

Signature spa treatments

Elounda Seawater Hydromassage Bath with Cretan Herbs A fusion of ancient local tradition and modern technology in which a variety of herbs such as mint, sage and eucalyptus are added to the restorative waters of the Elounda Baths. The emphasis is on the promotion of wellbeing and total relaxation.

Elounda Wellness and Beauty Scrub The spa's signature olive oil and sugar scrub is used with a seawater hydromassage bath. The moisturising properties of olive oil and the gentle abrasion of the sugar granules leaves skin beautifully soft and smooth.

Elounda Deep Face Peel with Olive and Lavender Olive seed grains are used for deep cleansing and exfoliation of the skin. This treatment refines the skin and is an excellent preparation to ensure a long-lasting suntan.

Traditional Olive Oil Massage Locally-sourced Cretan olive oil is massaged into the body in sweeping motions to moisturise the skin and restore balance.

Rakotherapy The traditional Cretan alcoholic beverage 'raki' is mixed with a small amount of a neutral base oil. The therapeutic benefits of raki energises the body and awakens the senses.

Other spa treatments

Seawater Hydromassage Bath with Marine Algae and Minerals| Affusion Shower Back and Leg Massage| Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy 'One Day Rituals'| Sea and Senses Hot Stone Exfoliation| Cinq Mondes Massage Technique| Cocoa and Ginger Slimming Treatment| Wrapped by the Sea| Aromaceane Slender and Detox| Cellulite Localised Wrap| Thalasso Purifying Facial| Ko Bi Do Japanese Facial| Aromatherapy Massage| Asiatic Massage| Balinese Massage| Cold Stone Therapy Massage| Hot Stone Massage| Lymphodrainage Massage| Maternity Massage| Reflexology| Sports Massage| Couples Massage| Four Hands Massage| Thermal Body Wraps| Deep Cleansing Facial| Facial for Men|

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior bungalow for 7 nights

From about

£1,490

Holiday Code SP05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

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