Anthós: The New Greek Cuisine Experience in Crete

By Journey to Greece on March 12, 2019

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete with its distinctive interior architecture and décor is an addition to the island’s diverse culture and history, deriving from Arab, Ottoman and Venetian descend. While enjoying a curated stay at Blue Palace Resort & Spa, delight in the pleasures of Crete, its flavors and fragrances. Discover a land full of ancient myths: the Labyrinth, the Minotaur, King Minos and the famous Palace of Knossos, the birthplace of the first European civilization, and a culinary heritage anchored in a passionate love for the island’s stunning beauty and natural bounty.

brown and white padded bench beside swimming pool during daytime

Alternatively, you can simply relax on the resort’s magnificent private beach, with its limpid blue waters. The beach is always the highlight of any summer vacation. Enjoy long days under the sun, snorkeling or diving in crystal waters, or simply dangling your feet in the sea at the end of the jetty. Then order an ice bucket with rose wine, and a cone of freshly grilled prawns, and settle back to enjoy a spot of sightseeing, the National Monument of Spinalonga island, which lies right before your eyes.

brown outdoor chaise lounges with patio umbrella near ocean water

Our Chef, Athinagoras Kostakos represents the new era of Greek chefs and has curated menus throughout the five restaurants of the resort, with items for all tastes and dietary requirements. His philosophy is to serve great quality, wholesome food, with fresh, locally selected produce and only the finest ingredients, with a blend of culture and the contemporary, focusing on travelers’ enjoyment in mind.


This year, a special gastronomical offer has been curated for the worshipers of Cretan cuisine. You are invited to Anthós Restaurant where you may sit alongside our organic garden, with beautiful views towards the fortified Spinalonga Island. You will watch your meal being cooked by our specialized team, while enjoying some of the best wines produced in Greece.

Our chef, Athinagoras Kostakos sources the ingredients from the resort’s organic garden, as well as regional farms, creating delicious sustainably minded dishes that celebrate Greek tradition with a modern twist. 

Enjoy “Antikristo” lamb, cooked in traditional style on bonfires on the private beach, as well as local fish and other delicacies paired with Greek wines, against the background music of the Cretan lyre. A perfect romantic dinner or a unique cultural experience.

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