Enviromental Influences & Hotel Design

Completely unspoilt, the area combines extraordinary natural beauty and crystal clear waters. Close to the small fishing village of Plaka and just a few hundred meters opposite the isle of Spinalonga, the resort sits peaceful and totally assimilated in its natural environment.
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The guest rooms are grouped in clusters of seven and spread around the slope, overlooking the sea. None of the groups is higher than two storeys, ensuring an uninterrupted view to the gulf from each one of them. 106 private pools with their waters sparkling under the hot Cretan sun give a sense of calm and cool.

The guest rooms are grouped in clusters of seven and spread around the slope, overlooking the sea. None of the groups is higher than two storeys, ensuring an uninterrupted view to the gulf from each one of them. 106 private pools with their waters sparkling under the hot Cretan sun give a sense of calm and cool.

A circular fortress rises impressively from a rocky hillside, overlooking vast open seas. Start your day with a visit to Spinalonga island, just across Blue Palace Resort and Spa!  Photo by Instagrammer Msmarmitelover

A circular fortress rises impressively from a rocky hillside, overlooking vast open seas. Start your day with a visit to Spinalonga island, just across Blue Palace Resort and Spa! Photo by Instagrammer Msmarmitelover

Designed to blend into the #Mediterranean landscape, the resort's picturesque narrow alleys offer perfect moments of bliss exploration!

Designed to blend into the landscape, the resort's picturesque narrow alleys offer perfect moments of bliss exploration!

Restful shades of neutral colors and modern furniture were designed, original Arabic pieces were brought over from Morocco and large divans are spread around the lobbies to give a sense of relaxation.

Restful shades of neutral colors and modern furniture were designed, original Arabic pieces were brought over from Morocco and large divans are spread around the lobbies to give a sense of relaxation.

The designing team, set the priority of using the finest quality materials throughout the hotel: clay roof tiles, wooden shutters and doors, rough marble, wooden decks and traditional pebble mosaics.

The designing team, set the priority of using the finest quality materials throughout the hotel: clay roof tiles, wooden shutters and doors, rough marble, wooden decks and traditional pebble mosaics.

The hotel itself was designed to blend into the Mediterranean landscape with the entire development being low rise, without a main building.

The Blue Palace Resort & Spa in Crete is nothing if not appropriately named. Blue skies, blue seas and shimmering blue pools lend the resort a soothing, ethereal quality.

Venetian Arsenali (shipyard) of the harbor of Heraklion. 11 meters high it provides an imposing entrance to a world of luxury and understated elegance.

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We are proud to announce that Blue Palace Resort & Spa has just achieved a prestigious Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations Gold award! Travelife – the international sustainability certification scheme – assesses a property’s performance in managing their social, environmental and economic impacts. #greenpolicy #awards #wecare

We are proud to announce that Blue Palace Resort & Spa has just achieved a prestigious Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations Gold award! Travelife – the international sustainability certification scheme – assesses a property’s performance in managing their social, environmental and economic impacts. #greenpolicy #awards #wecare

Much attention was given from the beginning to the environmental surrounding. A careful study of the flora of the area was commissioned in order to further attribute to the original idea of environmental preservation and complete assimilation. Trees and flowers local to the area or at least on the island were chosen exclusively. Olive trees and palm trees, alongside bougainvilleas, jasmine and levanter are spread around the site.

Much attention was given from the beginning to the environmental surrounding. A careful study of the flora of the area was commissioned in order to further attribute to the original idea of environmental preservation and complete assimilation. Trees and flowers local to the area or at least on the island were chosen exclusively. Olive trees and palm trees, alongside bougainvilleas, jasmine and levanter are spread around the site.

The architecture of the hotel itself is a product of careful study of Crete’s past and of the influences the island has had by its invaders: the Arabs, the Turks and the Venetians

The architecture of the hotel itself is a product of careful study of Crete’s past and of the influences the island has had by its invaders: the Arabs, the Turks and the Venetians

The complete lack of white washed walls, typical in the Aegean islands and very popular with other hotels gives a sense of understated elegance and warm hospitality.

The complete lack of white washed walls, typical in the Aegean islands and very popular with other hotels gives a sense of understated elegance and warm hospitality.

The landscape itself is very impressive with a slope leading to a beautiful beach that almost “embraces” the isle of Spinalonga.

The landscape itself is very impressive with a slope leading to a beautiful beach that almost “embraces” the isle of Spinalonga.

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