Domes of Elounda

Crete, Plaka Near Elounda

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Family suites

In a perfect location, overlooking the Gulf of Elounda and the UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga, the luxurious Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection is an ideal retreat for couples and families. Innovatively designed to blend with the landscape, the use of domed ceilings and earth tones give this property a unique feel. Each of the 80 suites and 40 villas is superbly decorated with a blend of hand-picked local art, designer furniture and delicately-carved wooden furnishings. The only natural 'Blue Flag' sandy beach in the region is great for families due to its shallow waters, whilst couples can enjoy a quiet zone. 'Domesland' offers a crèche, kids and teenager clubs operated by Worldwide Kids. Catering to all tastes, the resort's four restaurants serve delicious international and Greek cuisine and the Grand Domes Bar provides the perfect place to relax in the evening. For those keen to explore, take a short taxi ride to the bustling fishing village of Elounda for its shopping, tavernas and boutiques. Alternatively, why not take a boat to the picturesque Island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony rich in history.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.
The hotel has 78 suites and 40 villas.
Please note that the hotel is built in an amphitheatrical style; a complimentary 24-hour buggy service is available. 

  • Beachfront location overlooking the Gulf of Elounda
  • Innovatively designed to blend into the landscape
  • Spacious suites and villas with up to three bedrooms
  • Fabulous Domes Kids’ Club and teen arcade
  • Dine at new lobster and steak restaurant

 

 

Added value

Book with Sovereign and enjoy complimentary holiday experiences which are included in your stay at Domes of Elounda.

Traditional cretan boat trip

Guests can experience one complimentary traditional Cretan wooden boat (kaiki) trip per person per stay around the Bay of Elounda,  enjoy the Cretan landscape seen from the sea, have a swim in the emerald waters of Elounda and sail around the UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga.

Cretan cooking class with a glass of Raki

Guests can participate in a Greek cooking lesson using fresh local organic ingredients and transforming them into simple fresh tasty Cretan dishes.

Greek seafood a la carte dinner in Topos 1910

Guests receive one Greek seafood a la carte dinner per person per stay in the renowned Topos 1910 (3 courses meal excludes drinks).

The above experiences are subject to terms and conditions, a minimum of 5 nights stay required for holidays between 28 March - 31 October 2018, experiences are organised on set days and times which can be cancelled due to weather conditions etc., alternative experiences will be offered in the event of any cancellations (cash value will not be offered to guests in exchange of any experiences and are offered once per person per stay).

Sovereign exclusive - room discount

Save an additional 10% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 15 July - 20 August 2018 or save an additional 5% discount for stays between 28 March - 14 July 2018 or between 21 August - 31 October 2018 booked by 31 December 2017.

Early booking discount

Save up to 25% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 28 March - 24 May 2018 and 23 September - 31 October 2018 or save up to 20% discount for holidays between 25 May - 14 July 2018 and 21 August - 22 September 2018 or save up to 15% discount for stay between 15 July - 20 August 2018 booked by 31 December 2017.

Free upgrade to half board (Premium Suites and Family Suites) dinner

Guests receive free upgrade to a daily buffet dinner (drinks excluded) at the Tholos restaurant and can also enjoy dinner at Yaosai and Blend restaurant and a BBQ dinner with a 15€ allowance for adults and a 7.5€ allowance for children for holidays between  28 March - 31 October 2018 inclusive (a minimum of 5 nights stay required) booked by 31 March 2018.

Haute Living - free upgrade to dine around (Domes Private Residences, Domes Luxury Residences and Domes Luxury Villas) dinner

Guests receive free upgrade half board dine around at the Tholos restaurant, Yaosai and Blend restaurant and enjoy a BBQ dinner with a 15€ allowance for adults and a 7.5€ allowance for children for holidays between 28 March - 31 October 2018 (based on a a set menu in selected restaurants or with a supplement reduction on à la carte items, drinks excluded).

Free pool heating

Book a Domes Private Residence Two or Three Bedrooms with Private Pool or book a Domes Luxury Residence Two, Three or Four Bedrooms with Private Pool for holidays between 28 March - 15 May 2018 and 01 - 31 October 2018 receive free Eco Pool heating. 

Couples offer

Couples receive the following benefits for holidays between 28 March - 15 June 2018 and 01 - 30 September 2018 (applicable to couples only - families or couples traveling with infants are not eligible).

Complimentary Upgrade to dine around
Chill-out morning inclusions by the Adults Only Pool (daily from 08:30 until 12:30)
A divine adults only brunch inspired by Crete’s delicacies 
Sparkling wine and cocktails
A vitality bar with fresh smoothies
Selection of international magazines and newspapers
30% discount for a couple’s massage at Soma Spa (a step away from the adults only pool)
Special gift with award winning ELEMIS® luxury skin care products;
Access to Blend Privé, the brand new adult’s only area of Blend Restaurant for complimentary aperitifs and canapes (daily from 18:30 until 19:30).

Farewell gift

Guests receive one small herbal gift bag infused with Cretan aromas.

 

Facilities

Swimming Pool

Relax by the main outdoor swimming pool, whilst sipping a freshly squeezed fruit juice from the Yaosai Pool Bar and enjoying the views of spectacular Spinalonga Bay. There are also dedicated children's pool zones, so guests young and old can enjoy a cooling dip.

Tholos

Opening Times:
07:30 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00

Included With:
Half Board , Bed and Breakfast

The main buffet restaurant serving Greek, international and Mediterranean dishes. This restaurant also has a good selection of meals for children. 

 

About the location
Just along the coast from Elounda, the tiny hamlet of Plaka is an enchanting throwback to old-world Crete. Perched on a horseshoe-shaped cove overlooking Mirabello Bay, Plaka has a little pebbly beach that’s perfect for swimming, with beautifully clear water and lots of hidden caves to explore. The low-key main street of Plaka is lined with cafes, tiny restaurants and Greek tavernas, which develop a social buzz after dark. The mysterious island of Spinalonga is located a little way out from Plaka’s coast, making it ideal for a sailing trip. The crumbling history of this intriguing little island has sparked many imaginations, most recently Victoria Hislop’s in her novel The Island.
Transfer time
1 hour from Heraklion airport

Bars & Restaurants

Blend Italian Restaurant


Opening Times:
07:30 - 11:30 (exclusive use for guests staying in the Domes Luxury Residences & Ultraluxe Villas)
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30

Blend celebrates this version of surf and turf style cuisine, which has been an American staple since the 60s. Enjoy fresh local lobsters caught daily in a variety of flavours, while superb prime beef cuts are awaiting the meat lovers out there.

Guests on half board receive a credit towards dining at this restaurant.

Breeze All Day Beach Lounge

A reserved beach area exclusive to Haute Living guests. Gain access to the elegant lounge bar as well as enjoying DJ sets, an ice cream stand and a variety of added services.

Domes Family Plaza Pool Bar


Opening Times:
10:00 - 18:00

Offering drinks and snacks beside the pool throughout the day.

Grand Domes Bar


Opening Times:
10:00 - 00:00

Enjoy refreshing cocktails and live music at the Grand Domes Bar, overlooking the island of Spinalonga.

Tholos

Opening Times:
07:30 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00

Included With:
Half Board , Bed and Breakfast

The main buffet restaurant serving Greek, international and Mediterranean dishes. This restaurant also has a good selection of meals for children. 

Topos 1910

Opening Times:
12:30 - 17:00 daily

Opening Dates:
June, July & August open 2-3 times per week for à la carte dining and twice per week for themed evenings.
May, September & October open twice per week for themed evenings.
Closed in April.
Weather permitting.

Open daily for lunch, Topos 1910 is an impressive beachfront restaurant that serves Greek seafood dishes.

Twice a week the restaurant is open in the evening for a special fish night event, and during certain months it is open several evenings for à la carte dining.

Guests on half board receive a credit towards dining at this restaurant during the months when à la carte dining is available (cannot be used towards special events and themed evenings).

Yaosai

Opening Times:
12:30 - 16:00 daily - adults only
19:00 - 22:30 à la carte dining 4-5 times per week

Meaning fortress in Chinese, Yaosai perfectly sums up this restaurant's prestige location, with unobstructed views towards Spinalonga. This intimate venue should appeal to guests looking for something more exotic, offering superb Asian cuisine.

Guests on half board receive a credit towards dining at this restaurant.

Yaosai Pool Bar

Opening Times:
10:00 - 19:00

Enjoy light snacks and refreshing fruit juices at the Yaosai pool bar.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool


Relax by the main outdoor swimming pool, whilst sipping a freshly squeezed fruit juice from the Yaosai Pool Bar and enjoying the views of spectacular Spinalonga Bay. There are also dedicated children's pool zones, so guests young and old can enjoy a cooling dip.

Beach


The private sandy beach offers shallow, calm and crystal clear waters. Equipped with sun beds and umbrellas, the beach is the perfect place to spend your day, with a number of watersports including water skiing, wind surfing, scuba diving, pedalos and canoeing, whilst the inviting outdoor Spina bar is located right on your doorstep.

For Families

Domes Creche

Opening Times:
10:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 18:00

Opening Dates:
Closed Sundays (except July & August)

Run by childcare specialists trained by the Worldwide Kids, the crèche offers indoor and outdoor spaces and plenty of activities to keep your little ones busy. The crèche is payable and needs to be pre-booked in advance.

Restrictions:
4 months - 4 years

Domes Kids' Club

Opening Times:
10:00 - 13:00 
15:00 - 18:00

Opening Dates:
Closed Sunday (except July & August)

Ages:
4-11 years

The kids club is run by the childcare specialists Worldwide Kids. The club is free of charge and pre-booking is required. During high-season, Kids Club offers evening activities such as karaoke party, disco party and movie night. This service is applicable two or three times the week from 19.30 to 21.30 and participation is complimentary.

Teenage Arcade

Opening Times:
10:00 - 18:00

The teenage arcade offers tons of fun with electronic gaming, table tennis, American pool, table football, graffiti wall, board games and more. The club is free of charge.

Spa & Wellness

Soma Spa


Opening Times:
11:00 - 20:00

Unwind at the tranquil Soma Spa with heated indoor seawater swimming pool, sauna and steam room as well as fridgidarium with ice shavings to enhance the cooling process, stimulating the circulation.

A variety of revitalising treatments for face and body are available, ranging from those using traditional techniques and essential oils to an extravagant anti-ageing facial, using Russian caviar and pearl extracts.

A hairdressing salon and a fully equipped gym complete the experience.

Restrictions:

The spa is strictly for the use of guests over the age of 16 years.

Activities & Entertainment

Tennis Court

Practice your serve during your stay at the resort's child-friendly tennis court. Let your young one enjoy a tennis lesson, or take to the court yourself for a spot of light activity.

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