Discover the Real Agios Nikolaos With a Local Expert
📍Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete
* Address - Plaka, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Greece
* Ambiance/Facilities - Swimming Pool, beach front, Suite room with infinity pools, WiFi, airport shuttle 🏖️
* Highlights - Suite Rooms, Ala-Carte restaurants, Spa
* Avg. Price per Person - £413 per night per room
* Rating 5*
Are you looking for escapism from hustle and bustle of the city?
Discover island life style - Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete 🇬🇷 ✨
An upscale resort in Crete island inviting you to enjoy a bohemian elegant style, gorgeous sea views, crystal clear waters, infinity pools, various restaurants and bars🍾 🥂
This amazing hotel is one of Europe's most stunning and made the Conde Nast Gold list. It offers one of the longest beaches of Crete with suite rooms over looking to historic Spinalonga island. 🏝️
We stayed in a suite room with private infinity pool, woke up early in the morning and watch the sunrise from our room which was spectacular! 🌄
Everything went so smoothly during our stay at Blue Palace, experienced authentic and more timeless Greece in a spacious surroundings, friendly & professional hospitality in a laid-back Mediterranean town Elounda. 💙
Rooms costing between £391 - £1,116 per night
One of the most beautiful and luxurious hotel we have ever stayed, highly recommended! ✨✨✨✨✨👌
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📍The History of Spinalonga, the Island of the Lepers in Crete, Greek Island 🏠
Spinalonga is situated in the natural harbor of Elounda in the Lassithi in Crete.
It’s known in the world, inhabited leper community between 1903 to 1957 and this was one of the last active leper colonies in Europe, population reached nearly 400 inhabitants during the outbreak of the illness. Infected people were sent to isolation. In Greece, the isolation center was on the island of Spinalonga.
Today, Spinalonga, is one of the most visited archaeological site of Crete, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the greatest historical landmarks in Greece, with people from all over the world arriving in Crete to explore this island. There are a few houses renovated to museums and you would be able to get a glimpse of inhabitants everyday living here.
How to get there? There are regular ferry service across the island from Elounda town which is only 20-30 mins away, entry tickets can be purchased once you arrive on the island.
I was there in July 2022 and there were long queues for ticket purchases ( waited around 45 mins) so make sure buy your ticket in advance.
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Blue Palace is a beautiful luxury hotel in Crete, Greece. Some of the rooms even have private pools, which are great to watch sunrise from!
Along the northern coast of eastern Crete, about 65 kilometers east of Heraklion, is Agios Nikolaos, one of the most popular contemporary resorts in Crete. It is located on a hilly area above the Mirabello Bay next to the luxury beach hotels and villas of Elounda.
Make sure to take a walk along Lake Voulismeni with its numerous cafes and restaurants and take a boat trip to the island of Spinalonga, where the Greek television series based on the book by Victoria Hislop "The Island" was filmed. Near Agios Nikolaos, you can also visit the Dictean Cave with its stalactites and stalagmites, or head up the mountains to the charming village of Kritsa, where local artisans sell traditional leather goods, ceramics and handmade carpets.
Address: Agios Nicholas, Greece.