The Ultimate Greek Island holiday for families

Crete's Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort - wild beauty, unrivalled island style

Arsenali Lounge Bar view, Blue Palace

As the largest of the Greek islands, Crete is a fantastic choice for a family holiday. While almost every corner of the island is suitable for families, if it’s a combination of authenticity and luxury you are looking for then Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort located at Elounda, tops the list.

There’s more to Crete than beautiful beaches, exceptional food and wine, and a plethora of historical sights. The island has been part of Greece for a little over 100 years, so many of the traditions are uniquely Cretan. As is the hospitality of the locals. Cretans believe it’s their moral obligation to take care of strangers – they even have a word for it – philoxenia (friend to the stranger). This friendly nature will become evident as soon as your clients’ family mingles with the locals.

Blue Palace welcomes families with programs, activities and amenities creating a special environment to enjoy time together in a warm welcoming Greek island setting. Here they cnan soak up precious moments shared together and explore life-lasting experiences.

For younger children the supervised Kids Club guarantees the youngest guests get all the attention they deserve and ensures that they are happy, safe, and cared for. Upon arrival at the club, each child receives a surprise welcome package. There is a number of engaging activities on offer, as well as a children’s garden adjacent to the club.

Teens reign at Blue Palace, with a plethora of activities they will never forget.

A visit to this resort is all about the Big Blue. And there are many ways to explore and enjoy the stunning cobalt waters. For a truly mesmerising and reserved experience, guests can step on board a traditional caique, exclusively available for the distinguished guests of Blue Palace Resort. Travel on the crystal-clear waters around the Mirabello Gulf and spend quality time with their loved ones. Sail around the Mirabello Gulf in total privacy, peace, and quiet, powered only by the fresh sea breeze.

Located at the beach, the Water Sports Center offers aquatic options to suit enthusiasts of all ages. From traditional water sports like water skiing, windsurf to wake boarding, and trick skiing, there is something for everyone. For diving enthusiasts, Blue Palace’s dive masters offer scuba lessons, night diving, boat diving and snorkeling.

Delicious, nourishing, and mouth-watering – guests will uncover a selection of menus across the resort’s restaurant to enjoy with loved ones. Young guests also love dining aboard the traditional caique. Feeling the spray from the sparkling waters whilst indulging all together in the very best, freshly prepared authentic dishes before watching the sun sink into the sea. A visit to the organic garden in Anthós restaurant to discover more about our fresh ingredients is a must. In Greece, its food that brings people together – a table with delicious dishes to share – and creates unforgettable stories.

Blue Palace has a range of suites and villas ideal for a family holiday, many of which have private pools so clients can choose between a swim in the calm sea waters, or in one of the public pools throughout the resort. Elounda is approximately 1 hours drive from Crete’s capital, Heraklion, so access to the property is a breeze whether arriving by air or ferry.


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