Blue Palace (Crete, Greece)
The striking simplicity of this low-rise, whitewashed resort proves that beauty doesn’t necessarily equal opulence. Its 256 rooms are bright, minimalist and bohemian, allowing luxe touches like the ocean-facing terraces and private plunge pools to shine.
Clay roof tiles, wooden shutters and pebble mosaics add to the property’s low-key charm, while palms and olive-tree-filled gardens help it blend into the wild landscape. From the main pool, guests can enjoy breathtaking views over the Cretan Sea and the island of Spinalonga.
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, PO Box 38, Elounda, Crete 72 053 Greece;