A warm welcome to Crete at Blue Palace Resort

By Journey to Greece on April 26, 2018

Hospitality is the immediate feeling of having arrived at someone’s home and is thought to be a milestone in Greek culture. Especially, the welcome greeting is in the kindest and most noble tradition of Cretan hospitality.

For those looking to unlock the treasures of a distinct local experience, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete offers a brand new authentic and enriching Destination Discovery: The Cretan Welcome. The weekly ritual, takes place at the iconic Arsenali Lounge Bar, a hall that makes a stunning frame for views to Spinalonga Island. Different local wine producers will introduce guests to the new generation of Cretan wines and invite them to take part in pairings with delicious local cheeses.

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On an island with a million-year old past, culture and architecture, Blue Palace will guide you in a journey in time to discover all these treasures through history. One can enjoy long days of island explorations suggested by our Luxury Collection Concierge. When at the Resort, guests can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, diving into the crystal waters of the private beach or simply relaxing by the pool.

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For someone who wants to have a culinary journey throughout Crete, the experienced chefs have designed authentic and fresh menus that meet up the highest of expectations. Blue Door Taverna and Flame Restaurant focus on traditional and exquisite Cretan delicacies and family recipes, while Isola Restaurant and Asia Blue focus on Italian and Asian cuisine respectively. Moreover, as the sun drops, the beach crowd can gather around the fire-lit bar of Isola Beach Club to enjoy visiting DJs and well-crafted cocktails.

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This is a place, idyllic for family holidays, combining excursions, hiking and archeological expeditions, that family members of all ages can enjoy. Island escapes with a traditional fishing boat, tours to Spinalonga and Cretan feasts with local delicacies and music, are just a glimpse of experiences offered, for the most memorable family moments to be created.

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Vacation means tranquility and this is something easy to find at the award-winning Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy, situated within the Resort and offering amazing sea views, gleaming with natural light. Therapies by Valmont and Anne Semonin products complete an inviting wellness program, which also features sunrise yoga and many other activities.

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A brand-new jewellery shop by the lobby, features contemporary and timeless pieces. The two beach-side boutiques of Blue Palace, feature beachwear and accessories from international brands, while at the Spa Shop you’ll find a selection of acclaimed brands – Valmont, Anne Semonin & Apivita.

Our partnership with a new breed of Greek designers brings to the fore beautiful summer accessories, exclusively created for Blue Palace. The Bleecker & Love bag and pouches, the Pareo “Phyllo” by Ekeini and beautifully-scented stoneware-vase candles by Waks – designed by acclaimed ceramic artist Christina Morali – and the Blue Palace Tea Collection, which can be paired sublimely with dainty cakes, scones and finger sandwiches in the breathtaking Arsenali Lounge – all with a creative Greek twist.

Learn More about Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete
and book you next stay at: www.bluepalace.gr

Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

Overlooking cerulean waters and featuring 142 private pools, Blue Palace, 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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