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Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete


Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

Plaka, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Island, Greece


Insider Tip

Guests can enjoy sunset cruises along the Elounda coast and around the isle of Spinalonga aboard the resort's traditional Caique (fishing boat). While taking in the stunning views, guests are treated to champagne and gourmet canapés.

Destination Entry Requirements

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• Starting April 19, 2021, Greece will allow entry for residents of the United States, EU and Schengen states, and certain other countries.
• All travelers over the age of five must present a negative PCR test for entry.
• Travelers who have proof they have completed COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to arrival in Greece are not required to present proof of a negative PCR test.
• Please review Protocols for Arrivals in and Departures from Greece for details on entry requirements and other health-related rules for travelers:
Be aware transit countries may have differing requirements and timeframes for testing.

All travelers who are eligible to enter Greece must complete the online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 48 hours before entering Greece. Guests who are going to travel to Greece can find and complet the PLF here: , should print the form and deliver it upon their arrival in Greece to the Airport Authorities.

Travel Advisory:
COVID-19 TEST MAY BE REQUIRED TO ENTER YOUR DESTINATION. If you want to adjust your travel plans, please call the Classic Vacations Reservation Call Center, the number is 800-221-3949 or your dedicated Classic Preferred number. Failure to have the proper COVID-19 documentation may affect entry into your destination. It is the Traveler’s responsibility to have all the necessary documents, tests, and vaccinations completed prior to departure. Improper required travel documentation is not covered by any Trip Protection Plans. Please continue to monitor all state or local health advisories from your city or state of origin prior to travel. In addition to international entry COVID-19 travel protocols, COVID-19 travel restrictions and protocols may be in place upon return to the United States. Please continue to monitor all COVID-19 Travel information at

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• Check Classic Vacation’s hotel resource and health & safety website for the latest open status, on-site health & safety requirements and service adjustments that have been provided by each property.

• On-site service adjustments may include, but are not limited to, food services (room service, buffets), check-in & check-out time, daily linen change, turndown service, on-site amenities (pool, spa, gym), etc.


Nestled on the beach, this Elounda hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Plaka Beach and 25.2 mi (40.5 km) from Istro Beach. The village of Plaka is only 400 meters away. Elounda is 3 km and Agios Nikolaos is 12 km.
Hotel Features
Catch some rays on Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete's private beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 5 restaurants.
Room Amenities
All 251 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies or patios. 24-hour room service are standard, as are TVs with satellite channels.
Property Location With a stay at Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete in Agios Nikolaos, you'll be 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Plaka Beach and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Spinalonga Castle. This 5-star hotel is 17.2 mi (27.7 km) from Istro Beach.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 251 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Dining Grab a bite at Brand -new dining concept, one of the hotel's 5 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Wind down with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges or 2 poolside bars. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This hotel has 6 meeting rooms available for events. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.


HER - Heraklion Airport

Room Info

Room Overview

The Blue Palace offers 251 bungalows, suites, and villas. Individually decorated in an elegant, contemporary style, all accommodations feature balconies or terraces; most feature sea views. Marble bathrooms include plush bathrobes, slippers, and beach towels, plus complimentary designer toiletries. All rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access, LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies, and multi-line phones with voice mail. All heated pools are available without extra charge and can be heated up to a specific temperature according to the guests requirements. Amenities include minibars and welcome amenities.



  • Air conditioning
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • Furnished patio
  • Towels provided
  • Bedsheets provided
  • Private bathroom
  • Champagne service
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Portable bathtub seat
  • In-room safe
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Television
  • Satellite TV service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Non-Smoking
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free WiFi
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Grab bar - in bathtub
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Desk
  • Private pool
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • In-room massage available
  • Lever door handles
  • Slippers
  • Separate sitting area
  • Pay movies
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Furnished balcony

Property Amenities

Situated along Crete's northern coast, this resort overlooks the Gulf of Mirabello and the isle of Spinalonga. Spa: Guests in search of health and beauty can indulge in a variety of wet and dry therapies and treatments at the Elounda Spa, which boasts three levels staffed by beauticians, nutritionists, doctors (available upon request), and massage therapists. Treatments range from thermal body wraps and seawater hydromassage baths with marine algae to Balinese massage and marine exfoliation (surcharge). Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy hours for spa treatments are from 12 noon to 8:00pm. Guests can also unwind in the sauna or hammam, take a dip in the pool, or sample fruit juices and herbal teas in the relaxation area from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Active guests can attend classes in aerobics, yoga, Cretan dance, or kinesiology. The spa fitness center is open to guests all day and night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Children under 16 are not allowed in the spa facilities from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Business users will find fully equipped meeting facilities for up to 230 people available onsite. All taxis booked from the resort will offer guests unlimited Wi-Fi free of charge. The Kid's Club is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, 6 days per week The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Library
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Elevator
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • Express check-out
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free valet parking
  • Swimming pool
  • On private beach
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Shopping on site
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Tennis on site
  • Couples/private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Designer stores on site
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Number of poolside bars - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Proposal/romance packages available
  • Number of restaurants - 5
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wedding services
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Total number of rooms - 251
  • Year Built - 2003


A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning.

New for 2019: A brand new - Dining Concept

Local farms, our own kitchen garden right in front, romantic domed ceilings, outdoor grill, open-air garden seating and the freshest take on Greek contemporary cuisine.

Modern restaurant with olive-themed décor located on the upper terrace. Informal dining accompanied by panoramic sea views. Serves an American buffet breakfast and international buffet options with a selection of main courses in the evening during low season.
Asia Deep Blue
Contemporary restaurant characterized by clean lines and high-contrast dark woods and light walls. Sea views. Chef prepares fusion dishes inspired by the gastronomic traditions of Japan, Thailand, China, and Polynesia. Open for dinner six days per week.
Blue Door Taverna
Small Greek taverna-style restaurant at the water's edge. Intimate and authentic ambiance. Offers traditional Greek cuisine. Open six days per week for lunch and dinner. Isola Italian Restaurant.
Isola Italian Restaurant
Serves a selection of pastas and salads for lunch and dinner daily. Located by the main pool overlooking the sea.
Arsenali Lounge
Elegant lobby lounge overlooking the sea. Serves light snacks during the day. Open until late night.
Isola Beach Club
Set amongst olive trees and overlooking the shore, the celebrated bar offers a relaxed bohemian ambiance paired with light and refreshing beachside dishes, served also at the privacy of your sunbed.
Poolside bar serving refreshments and cocktails in the evening.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Plaka Beach - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Spinalonga - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Spinalonga Castle - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Hiona Beach - 5 km / 3.1 mi
Alykes of Elounda - 5.4 km / 3.3 mi
Elounda Windmills - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Christian Basilica Poros Elounda - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Kolokýtha - 6.9 km / 4.3 mi
Ammoúdi - 13.3 km / 8.3 mi
Vlichadia - 14 km / 8.7 mi
Lake Voulismeni - 14.8 km / 9.2 mi
Kitroplateía - 15.1 km / 9.4 mi
Ámmos - 15.6 km / 9.7 mi
Almiros - 16 km / 9.9 mi
Port of Agios Nikolaos - 17.5 km / 10.9 mi

The nearest airports are:
Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 64.3 km / 40 mi
Sitia (JSH) - 81.5 km / 50.6 mi

The preferred airport for Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete is Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER).

  • Aerobics
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Playground
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path
  • Scooter/Moped Rentals
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction