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Domes of Elounda

Domes of Elounda

Crete, Greece

Perched on the hillside with sweeping views across the gulf of Elounda and Spinalonga, the Domes of Elounda offers a luxurious base from which to explore the eastern side of the island. The hotel’s own private area of the beach offers sunbeds and hammocks as well as a water sports rental area.

Back up at the hotel, you can choose from five different pools, relax in the modern spa and make use of the fitness room and tennis court. For families, the hotel offers various children’s clubs with activities throughout the day.

Breakfast is served in a buffet style in the Mediterranean restaurant, which is also open in the evenings for dinner. For lunch and dinner, you have the choice of an Italian restaurant, an à la carte seafood restaurant and an Asian restaurant. You’re also a short walk or drive from central Elounda, about 3.7 km (2 miles) away.

OUR RATING: First Class

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OUR OPINION:

Sweeping views of the bay, a private beach and ample facilities are what draw us to this hotel. There are plenty of interconnecting rooms, making it an excellent choice for families who want to explore this part of the island. 

Rooms

Of the 118 rooms in the property, 78 are suites and the remaining 40 are private villas, many of which have their own private pool and are well-equipped for families or small groups. Both suites and villas are decorated in a clean, Art Deco style and furnished with wooden beds and crisp linens. All of the rooms have a balcony with a view of either the sea or the garden.

Location

Perched on a hillside overlooking the bay, Domes of Elounda is located around 3.7 km (2 miles) from central Elounda, where you’ll find a small selection of bars and restaurants. The island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony and historic site, is nearby, and the lively seaside town of Agios Nicolaos is just a short drive away.

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast and half-board dinner served with sea views at Tholos.
  • Zeen 1910 is an award-winning seafood restaurant.
  • Asian lunch and dinner menu at Yaosai.
  • Innovative cocktails at Grand Domes Bar.
  • Poolside smoothies and light meals at Domes Plazza Pool Bar.
  • Lunch and drinks at Breeze All Day Bar.

Families

The hotel offers a Children’s Club, a dedicated children’s pool and a small playground. Teenagers can be kept occupied with an electronic gaming room, electric tricycles and a wall where they can try their hand at graffiti. 

Facilities and activities

  • Private beach with sunbeds and hammocks.
  • Five pools, including an adults-only pool.
  • Spa.
  • Fitness facility.

Tour ideas in Crete

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Domes of Elounda as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Palace of Knossos, near Heraklion

      Palace of Knossos and wine tasting

      Palace of Knossos and wine tasting

      Take a privately guided tour of Crete’s Palace of Knossos, a Bronze-Age ruin that inspired the myth of the Minotaur in the labyrinth. You’ll see the oldest throne room in Europe, vibrant frescoes and a sophisticated water and drainage system.

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    • Spinalonga by private boat
      Spinalonga, Crete

      Spinalonga by private boat

      Spinalonga by private boat

      Spend a day in a private boat exploring the hidden coves and ruined buildings of Spinalonga, a tiny scrap of uninhabited land that once hosted a leper colony and 16th-century Venetian fort. Then, slip into the crystal-clear water of a deserted bay.

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