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

The Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Crete overlooks the island of Spinalonga with its medieval fortress, providing a sophisticated setting for unrivalled Cretan service and hospitality. Byzantine-inspired arches and clean contemporary lines blend effortlessly with the beauty of the natural surroundings and draw inspiration from the island's Venetian and Arabic past. At The Blue Palace traditional stone walls and beamed ceilings are combined with sleek contemporary design to create interiors that are calm and bright. The calming azure waters of the Mediterranean have influenced the construction of the hotel, with one indoor pool, two outdoor pools and 142 private infinity pools. Meanwhile, the Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy embraces a concept based on the rejuvenating properties of seawater, which is extracted daily from the Cretan Pelagos. Dining is a highlight at The Blue Palace, with Mediterranean- and Greek-inspired cuisine made with fresh, locally produced ingredients. The impeccably furnished rooms are decorated in understated neutral colours that contrast with the stunning blue skies and sea, views of which are available from every room. Infinity pools flow seamlessly into the sea and are available in most room types, whilst all rooms feature a private terrace or veranda. The Blue Palace Resort & Spa in Crete is perfect for pampering in a spectacular location.

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

About Greece

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Greece is ideal for any traveller looking to experience the diversity and splendour of this historic country. With 166 inhabited islands, a history spanning millennia of civilisation, distinctive and rustic cuisine often enjoyed al fresco with taverna-views out over the sea, as well as some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, Greece offers a fantastic holiday for all tastes and budgets. The sum of an extraordinary diversity of parts, Greece has played host to countless empires, and the country today is fair littered with Roman ruins and Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and Frankish castles. Its music, food and even language are hugely influence by the Ottoman Empire’s 400-year rule. Scattered far and wide across the Aegean and Ionian Seas, the difficulty with Greece is in deciding which bit to visit. From the rugged hillsides of Crete to the long, wide beaches of Kefalonia, from the dramatic coastline of the Peloponnese to the ancient villages and tiny islands of the Dodecanese and Cyclades, Greece is so many different holidays rolled into one, endlessly multi-faceted country. Whether you just want to fly and flop or explore ancient ruins, whether you’re looking for water sports and nightlife, or wanting to hike between ancient villages, the famously friendly Greeks will be sure to have their welcome mat out for you.

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
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