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If there is a reason to visit Blue Palace it must be its unparalleled  location with breathtaking views BLUE PALACE, is situated just 3 km away from the village of Elounda and within a few hundred meters of the fishing village of Plaka, where life still moves along to the rhythm of another era.


The resort overlooks the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and sits opposite the isle of Spinalonga with its medieval fortress. Spinalonga’s story dates back to the Venetians and Turks, conquerors of Crete, and is nowadays a unique historical attraction protected by the Greek Society of Byzantine Antiquities.


The natural beauty of the area is enhanced by the hotels stylish design and by its gardens built as attribute to the local vegetation. The resort unfolds in small units of bungalows that merge harmoniously with the serene and sensuous ambiance. Nestled on a small cliff, the resort leads down to a 200-meter long beach. A panoramic lift has been built to ensure effortless access to the beach from all levels of the hotel, while a number of electric cars are also available.

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Crete, a crossroads of civilization

Crete, the largest and southernmost of the Greek islands is a land of astonishing diversity. A place where the three continents of Europe, Asia and Africa converge. A crossroads of civilization, each of which has left its unique mark on the island. It used to be the religious and economic centre of the ancient civilized world.

The landscape itself is a combination of snow-capped mountains contrasting with lush, flower-filled plains; unspoilt fishing villages sit side by side with the graceful Venetian towns of Chania and Rethimnon, and always the crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean are in sight with lovely beaches and bays.

The climate is mild and dry, with often northerly wind, the “meltemi”, that brings a cool breeze on warm summer days.

The Aghios Nikolaos area, where the Blue Palace is situated, is on the north-east coast of the island, overlooking the beautiful gulf of Mirabello. The
hotel itself sits opposite the isle of Spinalonga with its medieval fortress founded in 1579 by the Venetian benefactor Luca Michiel.

Aghios Nikolaos, 12 km from the hotel, is an international and cosmopolitan charming town with its dramatic Voulismeni Lake connected to the sea and lined
with cafes, tavernas, fishing boats and caiques.

Elounda (3 km) is smaller and more relaxed than its neighbor. The harbour shelters both fishing boats and caiques which run out to Spinalonga. Its magical environment satisfies even the most discerning of visitors.

A must is of course Knossos, Crete’s famous Minoan Palace and the Iraklion Archaeological Museum, which houses rich collections of finds from the Minoan
civilization, jewellery and artwork, including original frescoes from Knossos.

Other interesting excursions are the Plateau of Lassithi, with its thousands windmills and the legendary Dikti Cave, the Byzantine Church Panagia Kera, at the entrance to the picturesque village of Kritsa or Lato, an archaeological site in very good condition and with fantastic panoramic view.

An ideal destination for your holidays, whether you want to explore archaeological sites, sit lazily in the sun or in traditional tavernas or go walking and biking. Crete
offers tremendous variety in splendid scenery and will undoubtedly bewitch you.

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