A Truer, More Timeless Greece

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.


“Luxury is being redefined.
People want to be part of things,
to give rather than take,
to return home feeling changed.”
— Agapi & Costantza Sbokou
The Greek Summer Experience
What has set Phaea 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.
Blue Palace
Our Land, Our Home, Our Family
Contemplate the cobalt blues of the horizon, the myriad shades of the Mirabello Gulf, the soaring azure skies, and the glinting blues of over one hundred private pools, like a sparkling mosaic of Ottoman tiles set in Mediterranean gardens. These are the blues of Blue Palace,

Our story starts with our father, Yannis Sbokos, who in the late '80s bought the land where Phāea 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.

Our Creative Collaborations
We create concepts that bring like-minded people together and give prominence to a truer, more timeless Greece that is worth to be celebrated. Our partnerships with Greek designers, who represent the new generation of Greek design and craftsmanship, show clearly our passion to highlight the eclectic complexity of the Cretan culture and our vision to support people with shared values and mindset. Beautiful branded summer accessories and design items are designed exclusively for Blue Palace by leading designers.
An Exclusive Collaboration in Celebration of Resort’s 20th Anniversary
With local heritage and tradition always as the key source of inspiration, Blue Palace continues to redefine the essence of genuine Greek hospitality through meaningful concepts that give prominence to a truer and more timeless Greece. With a rich heritage rooted in mythology and symbolism, Zeus+Dione transcends classical notions of style and design. Through this shared ethos, the Blue Palace x Zeus+Δione partnership brings together the world of luxury hospitality and exquisite fashion while delivering excellence and redefining style.
The Epitome of Greek Chic
Wonderful tableware, at The Haven Breakfast, with hand-painted blue motifs, designed exclusively for Blue Palace by Greek acclaimed talented designer Themis Zouganeli - founder and designer of THEMIS • Z luxury lifestyle brand and designer of Dior Maison. Inspired by the name of the hotel itself and the crystal hues of the Aegean Sea. Impressed by the Cretan landscape, an astonishing contrast of snow-capped mountains and lush valleys, Themis was inspired by the pure white flower which grows close to the sea, known as the Sea Daffodil or lily of Knossos.

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.
Pop-art Colourfulness Meets Local History & Mediterranean Light
Philippos Theodorides is an award-winning illustrator and with several solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He has created iconic mural painting for the resort’s principal restaurant Olea and the Spinalonga Conference Hall. Additional work includes illustrations for Anthós restaurant. Philippos Theodorides likes to discover the extraordinary in the everyday and depicts moments that are constantly changing and at the same time undeniably charming.
Colors & Emotions Portrayed at Cretan Handmade Ceramic Creations
Inspired by traditional patterns of Greek folk art and the art of ancient civilizations, the Cretan ‘Nisaki mu’ makes the experience of dining at Anthós restaurant an authentic gastronomic adventure. Corina, the designer of 'Nisaki mu', loves colors, nature, the sea, and the island life and this is reflected in her creations. Having lived most of her life in Crete has influenced her inspiration and aesthetic. The island life, the sea, and the mountains of her homeland are often depicted in her creations. Greek folk art and the art of ancient civilizations, such as the Minoan, constitute another major source of inspiration for her.
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.
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