DINING & BARS

RESTAURANTS

Symposium (Main Restaurant)

Named after the ancient Greek banquets where friends and philosophers gathered, Royal Blue’s main restaurant celebrates comfort food in a uniquely Cretan way. Delectable dishes such as skioufihta (heavenly Cretan homemade pasta) and Gamopílafo (rice pilaf cooked in delicious meat broth, traditionally served at weddings) are menu staples that will invite you to a joyful celebration of the island’s rich culinary tradition. Happenings that range from live cooking to Cretan wine tastings paired with secret recipes from local villages, add an intimate, communal aspect — exactly as it would have been in Ancient Greece.

Breakfast: 07:30 – 10:30 (buffet) 10:30 – 11:00 (continental)
Dinner: 18:30 – 21:30

Our tip: Dress smart casual for dinner!

Elia (à la carte)

Right at the heart of the resort, this rustic à-la-carte gem sports a big, open oven where all the culinary magic takes place. Watch (and salivate over) savory temptations being cooked right in front of your eyes by Elia’s skillful cooks: freshly baked bread, feta, as well as a wide range of Cretan dishes with a vegetarian focus. Simply irresistible.

Dinner: 19:30 – 23:30

Our tip: Dress smart casual for dinner!

Eora (à la carte)

A casual take on freshly-caught fish and delicious seafood, served right off the open grill by the pool, in a beautiful, laidback setting. For lunch, Eora serves international classics with a Cretan twist such as their now famous fried zucchini burger. Don’t miss out on the fragrant homemade lemonade (with freshly cut herbs from the farm) at Eora’s bar.

Pool Service: 10:00 - 18:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00

Our tip: Dress casual for lunch & smart casual for dinner!

Cave (à la carte)

The fisherman’s landing: 19:00 – 23:00

Underneath the starry night sky and overlooking the marina, an exquisite dining experience awaits. The finest selection of freshly-caught seafood from the plentiful Aegean sea is served with a unique selection of locally sourced wines from the island’s excellent small wine producers.

Our tip: Dress smart casual for dinner!

BARS

Sunset Bar

Treat yourself to the most majestic sunset; 360-degree views of pure, Aegean blue magic! Don’t stop at the awe inspiring views though. At the ultra relaxing Sunset Bar, you’ll also enjoy extraordinary cocktails with flavors, colors and textures inspired by the very beauty that surrounds you. The white foam capping the waves; the golden sands on the beach; the pink sunset skies; the mood of the moment... All play their part in the concoctions the bartenders will create for you, while the live music and entertainment will add the finishing touches of perfection to your extraordinary night out.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 01:00

Island Bar

Let the sound of the waves, hitting the sand in front your very feet, soothe your soul. Explore an extended drink menu with something for every state of mind (and body): the lobby bar has everything you might need for a night to remember. A perfectly executed freddo in the afternoon will bring out your inner Mediterranean, while a wide range of cocktails, from strong to fizzy and sweet to velvety, will calm your spirits.

Opening hours: 20:00 – 01:00 (adults-only)

Ammos Bar

Summertime, and the living is easy – especially when you get to relax on a majestic, secluded beach like this. Dip your toes in the sand and let all your worries wash away. Order one of our famous ice mojitos or a cooling soft drink infused with freshly cut Cretan herbs and make this your everyday hangout spot. Caution: leaving the resort may become increasingly hard after this...

Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00

Enoteca Wine Cellar

Let us guide you on a wine trip along the winding paths of the best vineyards in Greece and beyond! Wine aficionados are in for a special treat, with over eighty different labels from all around the world. Elegance and a relaxed ambience create the perfect setting for sampling wine and spending quality time with your significant other.