Boutique Luxury

Phaea Blue Palace, Small Luxury Hotel

Phaea Blue Palace is an intimate boutique hotel with views out towards the island of Spinalonga. The ultra-chic bungalows, private beach and award-winning restaurants make the perfect luxury hideaway to relax and soak up the ‘real’ Greece.

Elounda, Crete, Greece
Phaea Blue Palace Crete
  • A luxury and intimate boutique hotel, nestled amidst the rugged landscape with stunning views over the azure waters towards Spinalonga Island 

  • A short walk from the little Greek fishing village of Plaka 

  • Discover excellent Cretan experiences, soaking up the endless beauty and local culture of Elounda’s timeless heritage 

  • Indulge in the shimmering infinity pool, private Blue flag award-winning beach and atmospheric restaurant experiences  

Phaea Blue Palace, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels group, is a boutique hotel nestled into Elounda's hillside and from each level there are beautiful views over the unspoilt natural surroundings as the hotel gently terraces down to the beautiful private beach. The hotel has a strong commitment to conscious luxury hospitality, gaining a deeper connection to Greece’s timeless heritage. During your stay, you will experience the ‘real’ Greece through original Phaea experiences that highlight the hotel's devotion to the local community, culture and environment, whilst elevating your stay to something truly unforgettable.



Whether it's embarking on a sunset cruise aboard the traditional caique around Spinalonga, discovering remote beaches or immersing yourself in a mouthwatering Cretan Feast, local wine-tasting sessions or a lesson in Greek Cuisine, there is something to elevate your holiday to the next level whilst soaking up the local culture and landscape. Or you can choose to laze beside the expansive infinity pool, offering a refreshing oasis of relaxation, where you can soak up the Mediterranean sun while enjoying panoramic views of the sea. The private beach provides direct access to the crystal-clear waters, inviting guests to swim, snorkel, or simply bask in the warmth of the sun. The hotel is just a short walk from the little Greek fishing village of Plaka, home to local fish tavernas right on the water's edge. The property boasts an abundance of facilities, including an outdoor heated pool, spa & wellness services, yoga and pilates sessions, an outdoor yoga pavilion with relaxation area, fully equipped water sports including scuba diving, in- and outdoor gym, children’s playground, movie area and a luxury boutique.


The hotel consists of 47 luxury bungalows and suites including the amazing Phaea Blue Villa offering Chef & Butler service. The rooms feature modern amenities and elegant furnishings, creating a calm space to relax. The rooms are enhanced with a mix of spacious terraces, verandas and private heated pools. For a taste of delicious local cuisine the hotel offers a plethora of Greek gastronomy. Phaea Farmers Feast, set amidst the magical organic garden is an experience that celebrates the farm-to-table ethos. Here you handpick the freshest ingredients alongside a Phaea Farmer Executive Chef, creating local cuisine to be enjoyed in the dappled shade of the garden. You can also experience delicious Cretan food at the well-known Blue Door Taverna by the beach and the awarded Anthos restaurant offering a menu of innovative Cretan cuisine helmed by Creative Consultant, Chef Athinagoras Kostakos. A luxurious Greek experience waiting to be explored.

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A visit to the Island of Spinalonga which is directly opposite is hugely recommended.

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Elounda, Crete, Greece

Nestled on the famed coast of Elounda on the island of Crete, Blue Palace Resort & Spa has breathtaking views of the bay and the famous island of Spinalonga. The small village of Plaka is a 5-minute walk from the resort.

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