Into the Summer Groove with Blue Palace

Across from the historic Spinalonga Island lies the impeccable Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort, in the tranquil fishing village of Plaka. It’s a heavenly world where you can embrace the untamed timelessness of Crete in style. 

Expect much energy in the air this summer as Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort celebrates its 20th anniversary. To honour the occasion, you’ll find a whole host of chic and unique activities that perfectly encapsulate Greek hospitality, and Crete’s incredible wild landscapes and authentic food experiences. As always at Blue Palace, this is luxury redefined. 


Blue Palace already has a fabulous reputation for sourcing food for its Anthós Restaurant from its own organic farm and then re-imagining traditional Cretan recipes with a contemporary twist.  

This year, you can get a more intimate experience as you join the resort’s Executive Chef and farmer to handpick your own ingredients from the garden and enjoy a hands-on cooking experience with them, before sitting down at the communal monastery table to tuck into your creation - with a glass or two of the local organic wine, of course!  

You can also join the resort’s innovative chefs for an open-fire cooking session, where the flames and fresh ingredients deliver a delicious dance of the senses.  

Within your Blue Palace sanctuary, the evenings bring with them adventures in mixology, as you taste the incredible cocktail concoctions from world-renowned bartenders at the scenic Arsenali Lounge Bar. 


The soothing blue of the Aegean Sea is very much in the fabric of Blue Palace, and we always recommend that our guests get out and explore the coastline. What better way to do so than on a traditional caique, a rigged, wooden sailing boat that has its heritage in fishing and trading?  

As you breathe in the sea breeze and feel the warm sun on your skin, you’ll find yourself intuitively slowing down. Whether you take a trip to Spinalonga Island or to remote beaches for swimming, sunbathing, and settling down for a picnic lunch or a barbecue, this is your way to detach from the everyday. Blissfully romantic for couples, these island escapes are wonderful bonding experiences for families too!  

This summer, Blue Palace is also honouring Spinalonga Island, with a rare re-enactment event. Archaeologists and local historians have come together so that you can experience the community’s stories through an exclusive guided tour. 

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