Crete is the Island of the Gods

Welcome to Crete, the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!

Evenings at Blue Palace

There are so many opportunities to celebrate life in Crete; good music, endless dances and festival customs deeply intrinsic into the island's culture.

The Haven Experience at Blue Palace

The Haven Experience has all the ingredients for a luxurious Greek island vacation: bespoke decor, privacy and space, sparkling infinity pools, attentive services, emblematic sea views, all combined with the resort’s amazing private beach experience at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete.

Anthós: The New Greek Cuisine Experience in Crete

This year, Anthos Restaurant, a unique gastronomical offer has been curated for the worshipers of Cretan cuisine by our celebrated chef, Athinagoras Kostakos.
Private pool at the Penthouse Suite of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel Athens

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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.
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe.
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Kritsa Village

The village of Kritsa is 8 kilometer south west of Agios Nikolaos and it is a traditional mountain village with lots of narrow streets and several Byzantine churches.
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Spinalonga Island

Spinalonga, which translates to “long thorn” fell to the ottomans in 1715 before becoming one of the last leper colonies in Europe.

Guests at Blue Palace Resort and Spa can learn how to cook like a Greek, focusing on authentic flavors and traditional recipes of this beautiful island.

– Journey Greece