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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spacrete

Wednesday January 23
INSIDE SCOOP EMMA SAYS The grilled specialities at the Taverna are heavenly, but do book, as it's not open everyday. scoop image

About The Hotel

With a charming location in the small fishing village of Plaka in Crete, the Blue Palace offers the stunning views over the blue gulf. The suites are elegantly appointed, with some offering interconnecting rooms, perfect for families. There are lush grassy areas alongside the pebble beach for sunbathing.

Five exclusive restaurants offer a diverse selection of dining in different locations around the resort. Amongst the cuisines features are traditional Greek, Asian, Italian and Mediterranean Gourmet. Particularly popular is the Blue Door Taverna which has an enchanting setting right down on the beachfront and offer delicious Cretan specialities. Guests staying on half board can dine around in any restaurant from the buffet or table d’hote menu and can interchange dinner for lunch if desired.

A wide choice of rooms available including interconnecting rooms, suites and even villas. Rooms are stylish and spacious and many boast their own pools. All rooms offer stunning sea views, bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Ask us for guidance on the best room for your families needs.

The Blue Palace offers 3 outdoor pools as well as water sports including water-skiing, pedalos, rings, tubes, kayaking and windsurfing. There’s also table tennis and tennis courts. There are five restaurants including a gourmet venue, Italian, Asian fusion and a fresh fish tavern sitting right on the water’s edge.

For the more active there are a range of sports on offer. Enjoy a game of tennis, table-tennis or billiards. Try out scuba-diving or choose from a full range of watersports.  Golfers can play the Crete Golf Course which is an 18 hole golf course located around 40 minutes drive from the resort.

Children aged 3 to 12 years can enjoy the kids club which provides a range of entertainment and activities including drama, nature crafts, doll making, Greek mythology, painting and Greek dancing.

The award winning Thalassotherapy spa is set over two levels. Situated on the beach with calming views of the gulf, the serene and captivating spa comprises 24 treatment rooms, each featuring soothing water sounds and diffused calming lighting. The spa extends over three floors of a glass building, with stunning views to enjoy during your treatments. On the ground floor is a sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, fitness centre and indoor pool.

The spa specialises in thalassotherapy, using seaweed, plankton, clay and natural salt water for your health and wellbeing. There are three thalasso pools, a relaxation pool, hammams, saunas, indoor Jacuzzis, a couple’s suite, fitness centre, classes, seminars and a retail spa boutique. Access to the spa is complimentary for all hotel guests where you can enjoy the indoor pool and sauna and steam facilities. The fitness centre is furnished with the latest equipment. All guests of 16 years and over have complimentary access to these facilities.  A fantastic range of treatments are offered including massages and facials.

Your Tots Too Expert for the Blue Palace is Atarra and Helen.

Family Facts

Cots available on request

Babysitting services available at an additional charge for children aged 3 years and over

Ask us about our exclusive nanny service for your under 3s

Supervised kid’s club with daily activities. Hours of Operation: 09.00 to 17.00 (6 days a week) for 3-12 years old

Pushchair friendly

70 minutes transfer from Heraklion airport

Doctor on call. Nearest hospital at Aghios Nikolaos (12km distance)

Two children's pools

Sterilisers available on request

Baby seats and boosters are available in all car transfers

There is no specific teens programme but a good range of sports and watersports are available in the resort



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