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Domes Resorts: Game-Changing Greek Luxury

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Amy Henderson

Leading the way in luxury Greek resorts...

We're committed to celebrating the world's best luxury hotels and sharing them with you, our cherished clients. That's why we're delighted to introduce you to Domes Resorts, an inspiring brand that's leading the way in luxury Greek resorts. With uniquely designed properties in hand-selected locations across the inspiring islands of Crete and Corfu, Domes promises personalised experiences, serious style and laid-back luxury, whether on a loved-up honeymoon or getaway with the entire family.

With blissful relaxation simply part of the Domes lifestyle, the only thing you'll have to worry about is which resort to visit first when lockdown lifts...

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection, Crete

DESTINATION: This luxury Crete resort flaunts fabulous views over to Spinalonga Island, and a stay here is not complete without a trip over in the hotel's private boat. Read 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop before travelling to fully appreciate the fascinating history of this UNESCO site... very emotional and utterly fascinating!

DESIGN: Combining sleek, simple lines with Mediterranean and Moorish-style architecture, this beachfront retreat is made up exclusively of suites set across various buildings and stunning standalone villas. From the main resort area, an underground tunnel leads to the private stretch of natural beach, where an olive tree-lined decked walkway and dedicated quiet zone await.

DO: Bound to inspire all ages, the Core is an incredible, immersive and educational activity zone at the centre of the resort, home to a climbing wall, open-air cinema, i-museum, art gallery, street food stalls and much more. There is also the impressive Domesland children's club from Worldwide Kids, and the stunning Soma Spa for ancient Greek-inspired therapies. Nearby, a range of activities include boat trips on the traditional boat Meraki, authentic pastry cooking classes in the nearby village of Kritsa, and Cretan olive oil tasting at the respected Vassilakis Estate.

DREAM: Understated yet ultra-luxurious, white marble and plush furnishings feature across the suites, residences and villas, each one boasting a private terrace with garden or sea views, and either an outdoor Jacuzzi or private pool. One-bedroom retreats offer perfect privacy for couples, while dedicated family accommodation offer plenty of space for the whole tribe.

DINE: Journey around the world with the restaurants here, each one flaunting the freshest ingredients, luxurious venues and seamless service. Laden with awards, Topos 1910 is set beneath an olive grove beside the beach, serving simply sensational Greek seafood and taverna dishes, while Yaosai promises Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine with views of Spinalonga.
View of Spinalonga Island from Pool at Domes of Elounda
Family at Domes of Elounda
Premium Suite Private Pool
Core Street Food

Domes Zeen Chania, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

DESTINATION: Dreamy Domes Zeen is set on the seafront, just a ten-minute drive from the old town of Chania. One of the world's oldest settlements, charming Chania is home to a romantic Venetian harbour, splendid stately homes, Turkish bathhouses and bustling open-air markets. Learn about its rich history on a guided walking tour or delve into the island's culinary heritage with exclusive wine and olive oil tasting sessions from highly regarded producers.

DESIGN: Minimalist, earthy and relaxed, while utterly luxurious, the resort centres around the Greek concept of 'Ef Zeen' or 'the art of living well'. From the kids' club to the spa to the guest suites, it comprises a collection of buildings that boast cool-grey exteriors, plenty of stone, clean lines and sustainable, natural materials. What's more, the sleek swimming pool is beyond 'Instagrammable'; think black tiles, plush loungers and great views.

DO: Designed with the modern family in mind, little ones will be in pure paradise at the kids' club, offering foliage-concealed tepees, play areas, a children's pool and programme of educational activities. Adults, meanwhile, can indulge in a treatment at the Jungle Spa, designed to reflect the natural landscape of Crete.

DREAM: Intimate and perfectly peaceful, the bungalows, pavilions and villas offer laid-back luxury, earthy tones, natural materials and handcrafted details. Some overlook the immaculate resort gardens, while others flaunt views over the Aegean Sea.

DINE: Feast on the freshest local ingredients and creative Mediterranean dishes at the two restaurants here. With a super-cool Malibu vibe, the poolside Beach House serves creative cuisine with Greek and Venetian flair, while Enino Gastronomy Restaurant presents a wine themed fine-dining degustation menu incorporating Greek, Cretan and Mediterranean fare, alongside spectacular seascape views.
Swimming Pool at Domes Zeen Chania
Jungle Spa at Domes Zeen Chania
Beach House Restaurant at Domes Zeen Chania
Two Bedroom Family Villa at Domes Zeen Chania

Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection, Crete

DESTINATION: The adults-only Domes Noruz is also just minutes from Chania, where you can learn about its rich invasion history on a guided walking tour, or head out of the city to hike the Samaria gorge, the longest in Europe! Other optional excursions include a brewery tour and beer tasting, a trip to one of Greece's most beautiful beaches at sunset, and even a helicopter tour over the captivating Cretan landscape!

DESIGN: Modern, vibrant and super-chic, this adults-only luxury hotel boasts a unique domed design inspired by the Venetian shipyards of the old port in nearby Chania, though (unsurprisingly) with a luxurious and contemporary twist.

DO: For sun-kissed afternoons or fun-filled evenings, the atmospheric main pool hosts live DJs and a hip sushi and Champagne bar, while the quiet zone pool will tempt those that simply want to get away from it all. If you prefer to feel the sand on your feet, the beautiful beach offers comfy beanbags, loungers and various watersports. For pure relaxation, the beautiful blue-dominated Soma Spa combines leading Elemis products with organic local herbs, while housing a fresh juice-bar for post-massage rehydration.

DREAM: Cool and contemporary with rustic touches and splashes of vibrant colour, the romantic rooms and suites each offer a private pool or Jacuzzi. Some overlook the main pool area, while others flaunt views over the Aegean Sea. Along with all the usual amenities you'd expect form a five-star hotel, you'll discover a few added extras in keeping with the hotel's wellness offering, including a mini bar stocked with healthy treats and a fitness space with stability ball.

DINE: The cuisine here celebrates local produce, wholesome dishes and Cretan cooking. The airy all-day restaurant, Topos, serves splendid breakfast buffets and modern a la carte menus, along with a 160+ wine list showcasing many of the island's wonderful wineries. For fizz while you sunbathe, a chilled sushi lunch or sundowner cocktails, the Raw Bar Mo√ęt & Chandon is set between the main pool and Aegean Sea.
Main Swimming Pool at Domes Noruz Chania
Raw Bar Beside Main Swimming Pool at Domes Noruz Chania
Absolute Haven Sea Front Suite with Heated Private Pool at Domes Noruz Chania
Cuisine at Topos at Domes Noruz Chania

Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu

DESTINATION: Set on a private beach with endless Ionian Sea views, this legendary luxury Corfu resort is just a short boat ride from the charming Corfu Old Town. Inviting you to explore the island, carefully curated excursions include wine tasting, visiting a contemporary ceramics workshop, exploring the historic Patounis Soap Factory, enjoying a tour of a unique northern Corfu microbrewery, or paying a visit to the Governor's Olive Oil press, the product of which has won awards around the world.

DESIGN: Modern, sophisticated and exuding class, Domes Miramare Corfu was once owned by the famed Onassis family back in the 1960s, and was a hotpot for royalty, rock stars, jet setters and billionaires alike. Today, this undeniable glamour remains across the luxury adults-only hotel. As soon as you enter the impressive atrium, you'll realised you've arrived somewhere seriously special, the light-filled space housing a historic olive tree, one of around 125 that were preserved in the renovations.

DO: Embrace the breathtaking beachfront location and soak up the sun from a unique floating sofa atop the sand, or take to the Ionian Sea on a glass-bottom kayak, waterbike or elegant speedboat. Dine on creative cuisine from highly decorated chefs, sip cocktails backed by the sounds of a Corfiot orchestra and indulge in an Elemis massage at the Soma Spa; whatever you decide to do, expect unforgettable memories from start to finish.

DREAM: Minimalist yet sumptuous, white marble and plush furnishings feature across the rooms and suites, each one boasting a private terrace with views over the gardens or Ionian Sea. For the ultimate in space and privacy, a collection of pavilions and villas are separated from the main hotel, some with private swimming pools.

DINE: The restaurants showcase the locality's glorious produce - whether in fine dining menus designed by multi-awarded chefs, or fresh sushi made using daily Corfiot catches. The jewel in the crown of restaurants is Makris Gastronomy, showcasing creative cuisine created by Executive Chef Petros Dimas, a graduate of Michelin-starred restaurants.
Haute Living Selection Deck at Domes Miramare
Miramaretta Experience at Domes Miramare
Soma Spa at Domes Miramare
Pavilion Suite at Domes Miramare

Domes of Corfu, Corfu

DESTINATION: Situated on the island's spectacularly secluded Glyfada Beach, surrounded by lush forest and looking out over the glittering sapphire waters of the Ionian Sea, while centrally located for easy access to the island's delights. If you want to discover more about local life, taste some of the island's finest wine and olive oils, enjoy a hands-on workshop at a Corfiot ceramic studio, take a tour of the UNESCO-listed Corfu Old Town, or hop beneath the Ionian's inspiring islands by boat.

DESIGN: This bohemian-style hotel was fully renovated just this year, flaunting an open design with an array of delightful common spaces that echo the island's roots. Expect earthy, relaxing and modern tones across the restaurants, facilities and gorgeous guest accommodation.

DO: The resort prides itself on being 'not family-friendly but family-focused', and Domesland is a beautifully designed oasis that houses a creche, kids' club and dedicated zone for teens. The whole family will love CORE (Conjunction of Refined Experiences), an open-air communal hub that resembles a Corfiot esplanade, flaunting a fantastic fusion of pop-up shopping, locally sourced street food, contemporary art, musical performances and Greek culture. Grown-ups can escape to the Soma Spa or adults-only pool, while regular events - including live music, beach parties, theme nights and barbecues - enhance your luxury holiday even further.

DREAM: From lavish swim-up suites and retreats to seriously spacious family rooms, the accommodation here combines natural materials and calming earthy palettes with ultra-luxe amenities. Enjoy views over the gorgeous gardens and Cretan mountains, or look out towards the Ionian.

DINE: The cuisine here celebrates the natural bounty, fresh ingredients and culinary traditions of Greece and the Mediterranean. Whether you fancy impressive Italian cuisine paired with top-class wine, regionally sourced seafood or seriously yummy street-style dishes, you can enjoy it all and more here at Domes of Corfu.
Main Pool at Domes of Corfu
Sapphire Family Retreat at Domes of Corfu
Kids' Club at Domes of Corfu
Mercato at Domes of Corfu

Haute Living Selection

Designed to elevate your luxury Greece holiday even further, the unique Domes 'Haute Living' concept can be enjoyed across all five of the brand's resorts. Simply put, HL takes your escape beyond the norm, with unparalleled luxury, exclusive amenities and intriguing extras. To enjoy the privileges of the Haute Living Selection, stay in one of the HLS accommodation options, which are usually the very top-end suites and villas at each hideaway. Though varying slightly across the hotels, benefits can include VIP check in, express check out, upgraded amenities and a dedicated Haute Living Selection Manager that can be contacted at any time through your special telephone. You may also enjoy 24/7 to the Haute Living Rooms, stylish and airy spaces with workstations, a dedicated concierge and all-day drinks and snacks. At Domes Miramare, the Haute Living Selection also enjoys access to a private swimming pool with direct sea access, surrounded by loungers and showers with luxury amenities.
Haute Living Selection Deck at Domes Miramare
Haute Living Room at Domes Zeen Chania
Haute Living Room at Domes of Elounda
Haute Living Room at Domes of Corfu

Amy Henderson

Content Team Leader

From driving along the sun-kissed California coast and whale watching in Canada, to swimming with turtles in Barbados, cookery classes in Oman and touring temples in Thailand, I've enjoyed some amazing experiences around the world. With a genuine love for all things travel, I can't think of anything I'd rather do than research, experience and share incredible destinations, luxury hotels and bespoke adventures.