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An Introduction to the Blue Palace A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

Posted on 02. Jan, 2013 by in Destinations

As the largest of the Greek Islands, Crete is one the hottest destinations for celebrities and luxury travellers from around the world. One of the most beautiful locations on the island of Crete is Elounda, a town that was once a fishing village and now boasts some of the most luxurious accommodations on the planet. Although there are several options for accommodations in Crete, there can be no doubt that one location stands out above all others. Blue Palace in Elounda is an oasis on the island, and it serves as a getaway for the rich and the famous as well as everyday travellers who want to splurge on the ultimate in luxury. If you are interested in staying at the Blue Palace yourself, read on for detailed first-hand information on the rooms and suites, the dining options, things to do on the island and the amenities offered by the hotel.

Enjoying Elounda and Crete

Although it can be hard to tear yourself away from the incredible Blue Palace, there is a lot to see and explore in the surrounding area. Elounda Village is just a short journey from the Blue Palace, and the renovated village is now home to everything from international cafes to clothing boutiques. One of the most interesting activities to enjoy is a boat tour to the nearby island of Spinalonga Island, which has been romanticized in countless novels throughout history. Helpful staff at the Blue Palace can also help you to book day trips to destinations around Crete like the small town of Aghios Nikolaos, the beautiful church of Panagia Kera or the historical city of Heraklion. Itineraries can be customized around your passions such as sports, history, archeology, shopping or even cooking.BLUE PALACE - Elegant Resorts

Dining at the Blue Palace

One of the reasons that the Blue Palace is so popular among celebrity clientèle has to do with the fact that the dining options are remarkable. Several eateries offer diners upscale cuisine with brilliant presentation and ambiance so that guests never have to leave the hotel for a quality meal. At Flame, local steaks are prepared on an open flame for perfect flavour development, and Blue Door boasts a casual beachfront location and a menu reminiscent of a traditional Greek taverna. Asia Blue offers an elegant setting and upscale Asian cuisine, Isola has a Mediterranean feel and an Italian menu and Olea is the hotel’s beautiful outdoor breakfast space. Whether nightlife for you means a bottle of wine on the beach or a cocktails and a DJ by the pool, the Blue Palace delivers.

Lavish Rooms and Suites

There are a number of different room types available for guests at the Blue Palace. Smaller bungalows with a sea view are the simpler options, but even these come complete with comfortable beds, twice-daily housekeeping and impeccable design. If you can afford to splurge a little, consider the suites boasting two bedrooms, views of the ocean, a private pool and a personal verandah. All of the decor in the rooms is modern but with a classic, crisp Mediterranean feel. Bathrooms are clean, spacious and contemporary. These spaces are suited for romantic couples or even families.BLUE PALACE Interior - Elegant Resorts

Hotel Facilities

Relax on Blue Palace’s private pebble beach, which comes complete with loungers and staff who are happy to bring snacks or drinks throughout the day. If you would prefer to work up a sweat, the hotel boasts tennis courts, fitness facilities, personal trainers, three outdoor swimming pools and a state of the art spa.

Enjoying a holiday at the Blue Palace is the ultimate way to experience luxury and take in all that Crete has to offer.

Debbie

About Debbie

Debbie has had a number of favourite moments having worked for Elegant Resorts for a number of years. She was lucky enough to fly on Concorde, fulfilling a childhood ambition - and her absolute favourite experience was a trip aboard the Venice-Simplon Orient Express. Debbie has a wealth of experience in planning beach holidays, multi-centre breaks, cruises and honeymoons.

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