The Former Leper Colony in Crete

Controlled by the Venetians in the 17th century, Spinalonga, which translates to “long thorn” fell to the ottomans in 1715 before becoming one of the last leper colonies in Europe.

An Adventurous Day Out in Crete

Gorgeous beaches, crystalline waters, fertile valleys and traditional villages; visitors to Crete can look forward to a slower pace of life.

Spinalonga Island, A Place of Living History

Spinalonga is a historically-rich isle in Crete with stories that date as far back as ancient times during the Minoan period.

The Romance Department of Blue Palace Resort and Spa recommends

For the absolute romantic getaway, stay in a beautiful Superior Bungalow with a Private Infinity Pool and enjoy alluring views to the breathtaking gulf of Elounda.

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

Overlooking cerulean waters and featuring 142 private pools, Blue Palace Resort, elegantly blends Greek culture with outstanding service and grace. Escape to the wild beauty and unrivaled island style of a luxe resort, where time seems to stand still.

Crete

Welcome to Crete, the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea.