With Cretan heritage and tradition as our source of inspiration, we redefine the essence of genuine Greek hospitality through meaningful concepts that give prominence to a truer and more timeless Greece.
What has set Blue Palace apart over the years is our heart-warming hospitality and our commitment to an authentic Greek summer experience. This is the hospitality we want to offer to you, introducing you to the things locals love to eat, telling you our stories and secrets, and creating moments that we would love you to be part of. An uncompromised commitment to personable service, a real feeling of living together – a feeling of inviting you to our home.
People want to be part of things,
to give rather than take,
to return home feeling changed.”
Our story starts with our father, Yannis Sbokos, who in the late '80s bought the land where Blue Palace lies today. We grew up in hotels, as our father was amongst the pioneers of tourism in Crete; an educated visionary who helped shape quality tourism. We carry our country and our island with us everywhere we go. On an island with enough fascinating history, architecture, culture, scenery, and outdoor activities to fill several lifetimes, you will find yourself slow to leave the property. This is no coincidence. Hospitality is part of our legacy and we feel a sense of responsibility to uphold the traditions that our land and our people taught us. We open our home to our guests and welcome them in our most authentic way.
It is no coincidence that once you enter Blue Palace you feel a sense of total calm and serenity. Every single detail from the design of the hotel to its decoration and its gardens has been well thought to ensure that our guests enjoy bespoke holidays in harmony in an extraordinary environment.
Impeccable and refined. Traditional, yet modern at the same time. When Cretan hospitality meets the finest Greek craftsmanship, then the experience of dining reaches new heights
in modern luxury.
The celebratory heritage-style dish - 'Gamopilafo' - at Anthós restaurant is introduced in a handmade ceramic creation, becoming a symbol of the restaurant and one of the most important expressions of local cuisine.