Phāea Blue Palace, an iconic boutique hotel opening its gates in 2024
In 2024, the celebrated, family-run Blue Palace Hotel, offering high-quality services for over two decades, will be ready for a new chapter. It reopens with an exceptional offering: the iconic Phāea Blue Palace.
Phāea Blue Palace is in Elounda, about an hour’s drive from the Heraklion airport.
The property features 47 bungalows and suites (28 of them with private heated pools), embodying Phāea’s commitment to conscious luxury hospitality and a deeper connection to Greece’s timeless heritage. The hotel will offer refreshed interiors to provide a more intimate, personalized experience in the same majestic, well-loved Elounda location.
When it comes to wining and dining options, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The hotel includes two restaurants, the well-known Blue Door and the world-awarded Anthós (meaning blossom in Greek, referring to the Cretan delicacy of rice-filled zucchini flowers), the Bostani pop-up restaurant, where guests can savor earth-cooked cuisine and the freshest Phāea Farmers’ products (yes, they produce their organic fruits and vegs!), and the all-day bar Votsalo.
Guests will have direct access to the beach via an underpass, while other features include a wellness area equipped with two treatment rooms, an indoor and outdoor gym, yoga, Pilates, and meditation.
In 2025, Phāea Blue Palace will welcome right next to it its sister hotel, the Rosewood Blue Palace. Stay tuned for updates on our website!
What to do in the area around Phāea Blue Palace with kids
Active families will enjoy using the facilities at Phāea Blue Palace, but there are also plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area.
The island of Spinalonga is just a short trip away, and the village of Plaka can easily be reached on foot. To make the most of your holiday in Crete though, we strongly recommend that you rent a car so that you can see some of the attractions. Click here to see great ideas on things to explore during a road trip in Crete.
If you would prefer to take private guided family tours, we can easily arrange those for you. With our extensive contacts all over the island, we have handpicked guides that specialize in family tours and excursions. For a taste of some of the tours we offer, take a look at our suggestions for tours in Crete.
Elounda is situated on the northeast coast of Crete, and many places of interest such as the Lassithi Plateau and Cave of Zeus are within easy reach.
Kids are always warmly welcomed and looked after in Crete, but the Phāea Blue Palace takes it to the next level. With family rooms, high chairs, kids menus, and of course the kids club, it is the number one choice for family-friendly accommodation in Crete,
Families should know
- The number one luxury family destination in Crete
- Awesome Kids Club
- Private pebble beach
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