Two years ago we went to Crete, the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and one of the most popular touristic destinations of the country. We choose Elounda, in the northeast of the island, staying at a resort opposite the island of Spinalonga.
Crete and the Blue Palace Resort & Spa proved to be a perfect choice. Days of wonderful sunshine, not too hot (my fear) or too windy, the sea water and the pools at the perfect temperature, and the hotel with the exact combination of luxury, simplicity and style. Through an architecture that integrates with the landscape, the Blue Palace provides comfort and privacy to its guests, in a totally tasteful atmosphere.
Several restaurants that allow a choice, several swimming pools, spa and fitness center, a well-equipped beach where walkways solve the discomfort of pebbles, everything has been designed for the visitors to have a relaxing and charming vacations.
The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well appointed. The sea view is breathtaking and you can opt for a room with a terrace or including a private pool. Although the resort pools are wonderful, do not miss the opportunity to swim in the sea. The temperature and water clarity is unmatched. Despite the hotel have a pier that allows you to dive directly in the sea, if you want to get more gradually in the water should go prepared with rubber sandals because the beach is pebbly, what makes walking absolutely uncomfortable.
The restaurants at the resort have a varied and quality offer, but if you visit the Blue Palace you must visit the restaurants in the small village of Plaka, where fresh fish and seafood are wonderful. Wonderful is also the hotel breakfast, with a variety and quality able to satisfy the most discerning palates. The Greek yogurt made of goat milk with honey from the region is a delight!
The temptation to go back again this year was great, but there are so many places to visit that we will not repeat … yet!
All photos above are courtesy of Blue Palace Resort& SPA
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
P.O. Box 38, Elounda, Crete, 72053, Greece