If you are looking for romantic island getaways in Greece, get away to the Blue Palace Resort and Spa for a vacation filled with sun, sea and beautiful surroundings. Set on the north-east coast of the island of Crete in Greece, the resort is near ancient archaeological sites, unspoilt fishing villages and clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Blue Palace is a relaxing vacation destination, featuring several large swimming pools, some with sea water and others with fresh water. There are also 106 private infinity pools with scenic views of the sea, a great romantic getaway idea.
The resort's is set on a small cliff with beautiful gardens and a path that leads down to the beach. You can take a panoramic lift to the beach or one of the electric cars. The private beach has sunbeds and umbrellas, complimentary for hotel guests.
Things to Do Nearby
Crete used to be the religious and economic center of the ancient civilized world. Visit the isle of Spinalonga and its medieval fortress opposite the Blue Palace Resort and Spa, or take a day trip to the town of Aghios Nikolaos and explore its cafes and restaurants. The smaller Elounda is a great place to watch fishing boats come in and out of the harbor.
Don't miss the palace Knossos and the Iraklion Archaeological Museum which showcases jewelery, artwork and frescoes from the Minoan civilization.
Rooms & Suites
The Blue Palace Resort and Spa has 204 luxury guest bungalows, villas and suites, all with views of the Mediterranean Sea and the island of Spinalonga. Choose from different layouts, sizes and amenities to fit your interest and vacation budget.
If you are planning a romantic getaway, try one of the Sea View Superior Bungalows with Pool with a veranda, a private infinity saltwater pool and large oriental daybed.
Where to Eat
The resort has five restaurants and several bars that serve Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Low calorie, vegetarian and children's menus are available for lunch and dinner.
VacationIdea.com Vacation Tip
If you want to swim in the sea, go between May and October. Greece is part of the EU and uses Euro as its currency.
How to Get to Crete, Greece
During the warmer months (April to October), there are daily flights from major European cities to Heraklion International Airport on Crete. There is a ferry boat that can take you to and from Piraeus. In high season, there is a ferry boat and hydrofoil from other Greek islands, such as Mykonos and Santorini.
Room rates start at 326 € per night, depending on when you go. The resort is open seasonally from April to November.