Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

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Why we like it

  • The resort's 251 luxurious bungalows, suites and private villas with infinity pools are dotted along the shore and connected by winding stone pathways
  • The Blue Palace enjoys a blessed location, overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Cretan Pelagos and the isle of Spinalonga with its Venetian fortress
  • The resort has five exquisite restaurants, including the charming Blue Door and, our favourite, the star-lit L'Orangerie with its Mediterranean gourmet cuisine
  • The Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy centre is a serene hideaway by the sea, where revitalising therapies are based on the properties of sea water
  • A Kids Club is open to three to 12 year olds, whilst children's facilities include indoor and outdoor playgrounds, two children's swimming pools, as well as theatre, fishing, painting, and Greek dancing
  • We recommend the two bedroom Villas, Thalassa and Almyra. Perched on the hillside above the Aegean Sea they both have private, heated pools

A&K Top Tip

We loved the small village of Plaka, a five minute walk from the resort. Home to artists' studios, lovely craft boutiques, and a handful of mezze bars and restaurants. Head to the small marina, from which you can take a trip to the fascinating island of Spinalonga aboard a local fishing boat.

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Nestled on the famed coast of Elounda on the Island of Crete, the Blue Palace Resort offers a luxurious take on island living. Using natural stone materials, blush terracotta and huge expanses of gleaming glass it draws on Minoan and Greek architecture mixing clean lines with arched doorways and domed rooflines.

The resort's bungalows, suites and private villas are immaculate, combining a stylish feel with indigenous natural materials, and open onto gardens rich with olive, locust and palm trees. Scattered around the property in several low rise buildings, they all have sea views.

The Blue Palace has a number of swimming pools, including a large complex of interconnecting pools by the sea. Other facilities include a fitness centre, a rocky private beach with decking, and water sports.


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Best time to be there

The mainland and islands are very hot and dry in July and especially August, the preferred travel month for French, Italian and Spanish holiday makers, making conditions busy, hotel availability limited and the beaches crowded. May, June and September are infinitely more comfortable and generally less expensive.
Rhodes, with its refreshing westerly winds and moderate summer heat, makes it the ideal place to travel for a summer holiday or a short break in the spring or Autumn.

Fly to

Athens and Thessaloniki (British Airways); Rhodes (easyjet); Heraklion, Santorini and Mykonos (British Airways to Athens and onward with Aegean Air)

Flying time

3-4 hours

Time difference

GMT +2 hours

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Our top offers

Offers, Luxury Travel with A&K

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Upgrade

COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADE TO HALF BOARD 2017

Book by 16th Jan for stays in April, May and October and receive complimentary upgrade to Half Board. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

CONTACT US ON 01242 547 821 OR ENQUIRE ONLINE

Offers, Luxury Travel with A&K

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

UP TO 20% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT 2017

20% discount for stays booked by 15th Feb
10% discount for stays booked by 15th Apr
Valid for travel 21 Apr - 31 Oct
Terms and conditons apply. Subject to availability. 

CONTACT US ON 01242 547 821 OR ENQUIRE ONLINE


Offers, Luxury Travel with A&K

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa - Family Offer

50% OFF SECOND ROOM FAMILY OFFER 2017

Book two rooms and enjoy 50% of the second room for children up to the age of 17
Valid for travel 22 Apr - 31st Oct
Terms and conditons apply. Subject to availability.

CONTACT US ON 01242 547 821 OR ENQUIRE ONLINE

The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort, Peloponnese, Greece, Europe, Luxury Travel with Abercrombie & Kent

The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort, Greece

UP TO 25% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT FOR 2017

  • 25% discount for stays from 25th May - 21st June  and 14th - 30th September 2017 and when booked before 31st March.
  • 20% discount for stays from 22nd June - 26th July 2017 when booked by 31st March and for stays between 24th August - 13th September 2017 when booked by 31st May 2017.
  • 10% discount for stays from 27th July - 23rd August 2017 when booked before 30th April 2017.


Certain room restrictions apply for this period.Terms and conditons apply. Subject to availability.

CONTACT US ON 01242 547 703 OR ENQUIRE ONLINE




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