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Domes of Elounda - Luxury holidays to Crete

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Domes of Elounda on the north east coast of Crete offers a quiet, secluded alternative to more popular areas in Europe, with multiple gastronomic restaurants and relaxed bars, an indulgent spa, and several pools with incredible views. Cultural excursions across to the UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga can be finished off with authentic Cretan and Greek cuisine in one of the hotel restaurants and a fruity cocktail beside the pool.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion with British Airways or Easyjet, private transfers, and Dine Around.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a One Bedroom Garden View Suite.
    Low season prices from £1,880 per person for 7 nights.
    High season prices from £3,220 per person for 7 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Complimentary Upgrade to Half Board(3)
      Book now and receive a complimentary upgrade to half board from bed and breakfast. Suites will be upgraded to Standard Half Board and Villa stays will be upgraded to Dine Around Half Board. Restrictions apply.
    • Complimentary Children’s Upgrade to Full Board
      Children will receive a complimentary upgrade to full board when staying with two fully paying adults on a full board basis. This offer is combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Honeymoon Offer 2019(2)
      Stay at the hotel in 2019 and receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, selection of fruits and Greek sweets. Guests will also receive a supervised Domes Spa Thermae Experience per couple and a first breakfast served with flowers. This offer is combinable with other offers.
    • Discount Offer for bookings before 2nd July 2019
      Book a stay before the 2nd July 2019 and receive a discount off our contract rates. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Receive a 20% discount off stays between 4th and 20th June 2019.
      Receive a 15% discount for stays between 1st September and 31st October 2019.
      Receive a 10% discount off stays between 21st June and 20th August 2019.

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    Our opinion

    The Domes of Elounda is a very luxurious resort that is the perfect destination for a week or two in the sun beside the coast.

    Hotel description

    The five star Domes of Elounda was voted Greece’s Leading All-Suite Hotel at the Times Travel Awards in 2015. Overlooking the Sea of Crete as it filters between the islands of Kalydon and Spinalonga, the resort climbs the rocks behind the seafront. Terraces, pools, and a secluded beach area capture the stunning, inspiring views at all levels. This Autograph Collection hotel gets its mystical name from the gold and white domes that crown each of the suites. In some higher category rooms, these domes are hollowed out to add extra ceiling height, and have small arched windows that give the light in the rooms a more dynamic aspect. The rooms are so spacious and well-equipped that even the smallest room type, the Premium One Bedroom Suite, can sleep two adults and one child. A fresh, often nautical, colour scheme pervades, focusing on a theme palette of blue, gold, or lilac. Tiled floors keep the rooms cool throughout the day, as do large windows overlooking the rocky cliffs, the sea, and the islands opposite. Each room also has a large panoramic terrace, complete with shaded Jacuzzi or refreshing swimming pool. Marble and granite bathrooms with large cylindrical showers and Jacuzzis add a touch more luxury. All rooms are well-suited to families, couples, and groups alike, with three bedroom UltraLuxe Villas catering for up to 6 adults. Glittering with bronze and gold tiles on curved walls and ceilings, the Spa at the Domes of Elounda is a secluded and indulgent place to relax after a day in the sun. The services of a sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, gym, Steam Bath, Laconium, Tapidarium, and Salon, are all accompanied by soothing music. The Domes of Elounda views dining in one of their four restaurants as an invitation into their home. Blend Italian Fusion Restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine alongside a variety of specially-selected wines, creating a truly memorable dining experience. Topos 1910 Greek Seafood Restaurant is located right on the seafront under the branches of an olive grove. An a la carte menu here introduces guests to a wide range of fresh seafood, dished up in the soothing atmosphere of a terrace that looks across the sea to Spinalonga. The brand new Yaosai Asian Restaurant offers guests a menu of exotic delicacies. The main meeting point, however, is Tholos, a Greek & Multicultural Restaurant, in which breakfast is served in the mornings and a platter of varied flavours in the evenings. Guests can also choose to dine privately in the comfort of their own suite. On five weekends between the months of June and October, the Yasosai Restaurant is taken over by prestigious chefs from across the road, bringing you alternative, innovative flavour combinations; on top of this, various theme nights and cooking events are held throughout the year, which are always worth booking in advance. Four bars, all of which are pool or beach-side, are open for cocktails and snacks in the afternoon or evening. The Grand Domes Bar offers a relaxed lounge experience with sensational views, while the Breeze Bar allows guests to sip drinks with the sand between their toes. The Domes of Elounda in Crete is a bubble of paradise on a fairly undiscovered stretch of the Cretan coast, with idyllic beachfront, numerous tranquil pools, stunning dining options, and a luxury spa, all within the walls of a picturesque complex.


    On the northeast coast of Crete, near Plaka and Elounda

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    28 march to 31 October.

    Distance from airport

    44 miles

    Closest airport

    Heraklion Airport

    Room types

    78 suites and 40 villas with furnished balcony or terrace, living room, air-conditioning, wifi, satellite television, telephone, private refrigerated bar, hairdryer, safe, and Jacuzzi bath.
    Premium One Bedroom Suite - Garden View with outdoor Jacuzzi
    Premium One Bedroom Suite - Sea View with outdoor Jacuzzi
    Premium One Bedroom Suite - Sea View with private pool
    Family Suite - Garden View with outdoor Jacuzzi
    Family Suite - Sea View with outdoor Jacuzzi
    Family Suite - Sea View with private pool
    Family Two-Bedroom Suite - with outdoor Jacuzzi
    Two Bedroom Private Residence - with private pool, kitchenette, and dining area
    Three Bedroom Private Residence - with private pool, kitchenette, and dining area
    Two Bedroom Luxury Residence - with private pool, kitchenette, and dining area
    Three Bedroom Luxury Residence - with private pool, kitchenette, and dining area.
    Four Bedroom Luxury Residence - with private pool, kitchenette, and dining area
    Two Bedroom Domes Luxury Villa - with private pool, kitchen, and dining area
    Three Bedroom Domes Luxury Villa - with private pool, kitchen, and dining area

    Hotel facilities and services

    Blend Italian Fusion Restaurant, Topos 1910 Restaurant, Yaosai Restaurant, Tholos Restaurant, Grand Domes Bar, Breeze Bar, Yaosai Pool Bar, Domes Plaza Pool Bar, Dine Around program, Spa, 3 swimming pools, private beach area, Meraki Boat Trips, aqua yoga, children’s activities, cinema, tennis courts, and Gourmet Festival.

    Water sports

    Boat trips.

    Land sports

    Tennis, cycling.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Through the hotel, guests can enjoy a tasting session of Crete’s most valuable product, olive oil, at the Vassilakis Estate. Biking and sailing trips can also be organised through the hotel, particularly a ride on the Meraki Boat over to Spinalonga. The Venetian Fortress on Spinalonga has been beautifully preserved; narrow streets lined with ochre stone walls are unfailingly captivating. Some of the original window panes and doors remain, though trees have begun to grow inside what used to be the houses, giving the abandoned fortress an even more picturesque aspect. If you have a hire car, we would recommend visiting Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site in Crete and centre of Minoan civilisation. The colours of the palace have been faithfully restored, allowing visitors to witness its halls and painted walls in all their former glory. Inside is also one of the most important museums in Europe. The ancient city of Olous can be seen from the canal of Poros. Olous was once an important European city which traded with the East and held its own currency. The town of Aghios Nikolaos on Apatos Lake is the perfect place to visit for a taste of a bustling Cretan town, with authentic tavernas, small, traditional shops, and an intriguing myth. Apatos Lake is believed to be bottomless and a favourite bathing place of Athena and Artemis.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports, cycling, walking.


    Domes of Elounda offers a range of sleeping arrangements for families with children, as well as activities such as tennis lessons, art lessons, biking excursions, swimming, and water sports. Baby equipment is also available. Domesland Kids Club is managed by Worldwide Kids Company and offers a creche, Kids Club, and Teenagers Club.

    Minimum stays

    5 nights minimum stay is required.

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