A Luxury Collection Destination, Greece
Delight in the pleasures of Crete, its flavors and fragrances, discover a land full of ancient myths – the Labyrinth, the Minotaur, King Minos and the famous Palace of Knossos – the birthplace of the first European civilization – the notorious Minoans – and a culinary heritage anchored in a passionate love for the island’s stunning beauty and natural bounty.
Candlelit processions, singing, troupes dancing in traditional costume, and specialty feasts are all part of the highest Greek Orthodox holy holiday.
Ceremonies, exhibitions, and performances mark the German airborne invasion of Crete on May 20, 1941.
Agios Nikolaos on SUP is the most anticipated SUP Event of Greece. It’s an international event, with world-famous athletes, participating for a good cause;all proceeds will support the Agios Nikolaos on SUP’s Academy.
The Municipality of Agios Nikolaos and the World Federation of High Dives organize, for the third consecutive time, a great dive. The rocks at Lake Voulismeni, located just in the center of Agios Nikolaos, are ideal for international rock divers to show their somersaults and their reversals.
An open water swimming competition organized by the municipality of Agios Nikolaos town, starting from Blue Palace resort’s beach.
Travel with us through Greece as we encounter some of the most enchanting culinary moments, experience authentic cooking traditions and explore delicious native ingredients.
Traditional Cretan cuisine truly shines at Blue Door Taverna of Blue Palace Resort & Spa, a culinary treasure featuring well-kept family recipes with a contemporary twist by Chef Kostakos; right by the sea. It’s a labour of love!
Sit by an organic garden and watch an entire cooking team in their open-air kitchen as they prepare an elaborate menu. Enjoy delicious meat and fish dishes, ‘Antikristo’ lamb, a new extended wine list, the smells and sensations of the sea, the air and open fire. A truly unique experience!
Sailing always makes people hungry, which is why we usually pack generous picnics aboard our beautiful, Traditional Wooden Caique when we take guests on private cruises. Even if you’re only coming aboard for sunset drinks, a breath of sea air will sharpen your appetite for the exquisite canapes served with your champagne. If the breeze is off the land, you will find yourself further seduced by the scents of warm earth, wild thyme, sage, dittany, lavender and citrus groves. Intoxicating, even without the fizz.
Large bonfires are lit on the hotel’s private beach to slow cook antikristo lamb, a local specialty, as part of this authentic Cretan feast.
Make the loop around Voulismeni Lake where the goddess Athena is said to have bathed.
Elevate your summer escape along the cerulean seas of Crete at Blue Palace Resort & Spa.
Enjoy free breakfast with European summer stays.
Explore Crete from the comfort of Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa and enjoy premium rates when you book in advance!