Domes of Elounda, Autograph CollectionElounda, Crete / Greece
Authentic Cretan hospitality and modern day luxury are combined at Domes of Elounda. Boasting stunning views of the Mirabello gulf and the UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga, this sophisticated resort boasts a wide range of restaurants, bars, and activities that cater brilliantly to both couples and families alike.
What to love
- Unique setting with fantastic sea views, overlooking Spinalonga Island and the Gulf of Elounda.
- Domes Plaza a family-friendly complex for all ages which includes a kids’ club, creche, teens’ games room, family pools and an outdoor playground.
- Great for couples with new exclusive adult beach and pool area.
- Rekindle the romance with a couple’s massage in your suite, a private dinner by your private pool or restore your inner balance at the spectacular Domes Spa.
- A choice of magnificent spacious suites and villas all with an outdoor Jacuzzi or private swimming pool.
What to know
- Honoured for its distinct hospitality, Domes of Elounda has been voted "Greece's Leading All Suite Hotel" and awarded with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence.
- Domes of Elounda boasts the only natural sandy beach in the region which has also been awarded a Blue Flag.
- A wide range of activities are offered including mountain biking excursions, sailing trips, day trips to Spinalonga, watersports and tennis.
- Guests booking a CORE or Luxury Residence or Ultraluxe Villa can enjoy a range of Haute Living benefits including access to the HL club lounge & Breeze All Day Beach Lounge with its bar with DJ sets, an ice cream stand, VIP treats, complimentary baby-sitting, and exclusive snacks, smoothies and cocktails.
Redefining Greek hospitality, Domes of Elounda, is a boutique resort that offers exceptional service and an exclusive range of luxurious suites and villas complimented by a superb range of facilities set amid the pretty landscaped grounds which include flower gardens, stone pathways and olive groves. The resort’s low, dome-shaped buildings have a cosy village feel which blend seamlessly with the Cretan landscape and overlook the Mirabello Gulf offering magnificent views of the historic island of Spinalonga.
Boasting the only natural sandy beach in the region, awarded the Blue Flag rating, guests can enjoy an array of water sports in the crystal clear waters as well as a choice of swimming pools, a superb spa and indoor and outdoor activities which include a tennis court and fitness room. The Domesland club offers superb childcare for babies and young children as well as an interesting and varied activity programme for kids and teenagers. Furthermore the resort offers a tempting array of Greek and international cuisine in a choice of four restaurants and bars complimented by wine-tasting evenings, barbeques, Minoan cooking experiences and the Gastronomy Festival.
All of this combines to make the Domes of Elounda is a truly unique destination that indulges all of the senses.
When to travel
With its Mediterranean climate, there isn’t really a bad time to visit Crete. The year round climate is generally warm and sunny with the risk of an odd shower over winter. July and August can be very hot and are naturally the busiest months to coincide with school summer holidays. May and October are good months to visit. The Gulf of Mirabello has a microclimate between November and March particularly, with average temperatures never below 14C.
Heraklion with its rich cultural heritage, offers many cultural events to visitors throughout the year. The annual Heraklion Summer Arts Festival is the most popular event on the island’s cultural calendar. Plays, concerts, traditional events (many with free entrance) and open-air cinema shows, take place from July to late September.
Domes of Elounda s located on the coast near the picturesque town of Elounda. The resort overlooks the Mirabello Gulf with spectacular views of Spinalonga Island and is approx. 75km from from Heraklion International Airport. It is approximately a 75 minute private transfer from Heraklion International Airport to Elounda. Please note that Greece is 2 hours ahead of GMT.
Domes of Elounda is a fantastic resort for families catering for the needs of babies through to teenagers. Children will love the sandy beach as well as the Domes Plaza which includes the creche and children’s club, teen’s games room, playground, family pools, shaded freshwater plunge pool for children and an open-air theatre for summer entertainment.
Domes Creche 4 months to 3 years
Managed by qualified professionally trained staff via childcare specialists Worldwide Kids Company, the creche is held in a bright and spacious room equipped with toys, books and games, mats for indoor soft play and a supervised, shaded and fenced-off playground. The creche is open daily from 10:00 to 13:00 (a light fruit and snack lunch is included) and from 15:00 to 18:00. Please enquire for creche costs. The creche is extremely popular so pre-booking is strongly recommended.
Domes Kids Club 4 to 12 years
The Domes Kids Club features a varied and age appropriate complimentary activity programme for children which includes puppet shows, team games, drawling lessons, watersports , tennis lessons and mini discos. Sessions run daily 10:00 to 13:00 (a light fruit and snack is included) and from 15:00 to 18:00.
Playground: There is a large outdoor playground equipped with a huge sandbox with buckets and spades, slides, sea saws, swings, springers, climbing net and baby cars.
Teenage Arcade Room: This is a great space for teens equipped with electronic gaming (Xbox, PlayStation 4, PSP, Wii, Guitar Hero),table tennis, table football), electric tricycle biking and a graffiti wall. Weekly tournaments with surprise awards are also organised with an aim to motivate teens to develop a team spirit and work creatively in groups!
Babysitting and Nannies: Qualified, english-speaking babysitters and a nanny service are available on request at an extra charge.
Baby and Toddler Equipment: Upon request, prior to arrival the Domes of Elounda can provide the following (subject to availability): cots, monitors, highchairs, sterilisers, kettles, baby baths, changing mats, baby bouncers, bed guards, blenders, baby cutlery, baby steps, toilet seats, night lights, non-slip mats, pool fences and stair gates.
Family Facilities: Bath robes and slippers, welcome gifts and kids snacks in the mini bar are included for children Video games and Xbox can also be provided on request.
Minimarket: The minimarket stocks a range of nappies, toiletries, baby soap and shampoo, lotion and wet wipes and baby food.
Children’s meals: A children’s buffet is available in Tholos restaurant. All restaurants are equipped with highchairs, drawing pads and crayons.