Known in Greek mythology as the birthplace of Europe, Crete’s captivating legacy has lived on through the centuries. Today, the island’s crystal-clear waters and breathtaking mountainscapes continue to enchant with their timeless beauty and allure. Rosewood Blue Palace will mark our entrance into Greece when Crete’s distinguished Blue Palace will reopen as part of Rosewood in 2025 following a reimagination of the celebrated property.
Owned by Phāea (Golf Residences SA), the new resort will be meticulously designed to reflect Rosewood’s guiding A Sense of Place® philosophy, with the entire resort experience inspired by the elegance of the Greek Islands.
Nestled between the small fishing village of Plaka and the elegant port of Elounda, Rosewood Blue Palace will be seamlessly integrated into its surroundings, offering an oasis that connects guests to Crete’s culture and history. A seaside sanctuary, the resort will be designed by the acclaimed Grecian firm, K-Studio, and feature 154 rooms and suites, 85 of which will be accentuated with private pools for those seeking elevated seclusion.
To help bring the resort’s culinary program to new heights, the property has also tapped renowned Greek-born, London-based interior designer Afroditi Krassa, to create the spaces that house the resort’s six restaurants and bars.
The resort will serve as a luxury wellness escape, featuring an Asaya, Rosewood’s holistic well-being concept, alongside a fitness center, movement studio, yoga pavilion, and dedicated areas for guests to explore hydrotherapy treatments. Three outdoor pools will all feature panoramic deep-blue ocean views that will allow guests to experience the majestic tranquility of the island.