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Domes of Elounda

Crete, Plaka Near Elounda

Good for Couples
Baby Friendly
Toddler Friendly
Child Friendly
Teenager Friendly
Family Suites
Hotel Villas
Private Pools

  • Beachfront location overlooking the Gulf of Elounda
  • Innovatively designed to blend into the landscape
  • Spacious suites and villas with up to four bedrooms
  • Tranquil adults only area and swimming pool
  • Fabulous Domes Kids’ Club and teen arcade
  • Choice of four different restaurants and four bars


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 and an adults only area with its own tranquil pool. The dedicated family area, 'Domes Plaza' offers a crèche, kids and teenager clubs operated by Worldwide Kids, and a family swimming pool complex where families can have fun. 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.


Information: 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.

Added value

Room Discount

Save up to 15% on the hotel price for holidays between 23 September - 23 October 2018 or up to 5% for holidays between 24 - 31 October 2018.

Save an additional 5% on the hotel price for holidays between 23 September – 31 October 2018 when staying in a Domes Luxury Residence or Domes Luxury Villa.

The above offers are valid for bookings made by the booked by 31 October 2018 with a minimum stay of 5 nights required.

Early Booking Discount

Save up to 25% on the hotel price for holidays between 17 April - 24 May 2019 & 23 September - 31 October 2019.

Save up to 20% on the hotel price for holidays between 25 May - 14 July 2019 & 21 August - 22 September 2019.

Save up to 15% on the hotel price for holidays between 15 July - 20 August 2019.

The above early booking discounts must be booked by 31 December 2018 and a minimum stay of 5 nights is required.

Free Upgrade to Half Board

Applicable when staying in Premium Suites and Family Suites when staying a minimum of 5 nights for holidays between 12 September  - 31 October 2018 booked by 31 October 2018 and 17 April - 31 October 2019.

Guests receive daily buffet breakfast and evening buffet dinner served in Tholos restaurant (drinks excluded, kids buffet and early family dining available). Guests that wish to Dine Around can enjoy à la carte dining at Yaosai, Blend or Topos 1910 restaurants by receiving a 15€ allowance for adults and a 7.50€ allowance for children.

Free Upgrade to A La Carte Dining

Applicable when staying in Domes Private Residences, Domes Luxury Residences and Domes Luxury Villas for holidays between 28 March - 31 October 2018. Guests receive daily buffet breakfast in the Blend Restaurant and can choose to dine around in any of the hotel’s 4 restaurants, Tholos, Yaosai, Topos 1910 & Blend daily and enjoy a 3 course a la carte dinner (some items are excluded from the la carte menu / drinks not included).

The dine around program cannot be used during special events (BBQ evening) however guests can use a 15€ credit allowance for adults and a 7.50€ credit allowance for children as to participate to special evenings.

Sovereign Exclusive Room Discount

Save up to an additional 5% discount, courtesy of Sovereign for holidays between 12 September - 31 October 2018.

 Save up to an additional 5% discount, courtesy of Sovereign for holidays between 17 April - 31 October 2019 (a minimum stay of 5 nights is required).

Sovereign Experiences

Book with Sovereign and enjoy all of the following 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 Eland, enjoy the Cretan landscape seen from the sea, have a swim in the emerald waters of Eland and sail around the UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga.

  • Cretan Cooking Class

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

  • Greek Seafood à La Carte Dinner in Topos 1910 Restaurant

Guests receive one Greek seafood à la carte dinner per person per stay in the renowned Topos 1910 (3 courses meal excludes drinks).
The above experiences are offered once per person per stay and are subject to terms and conditions. A minimum stay of 5 nights stay is required and experiences are organised on set days and times which can be canceled 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 for any experience).

Couples Offer

Couples receive the following benefits for holidays between 01 - 24 May and 01 - 15 October 2019 booked by 31 December 2018. 
Complimentary Upgrade to A la Carte Dine Around
Chill-out morning inclusions by the Adults Only Pool (daily from 09:30 until 12:30)
A divine adults only brunch inspired by Crete’s delicacies 
Unlimited sparkling wine 
A vitality bar with fresh smoothies
Selection of 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).

(Applicable to couples only - families or couples traveling with infants are not eligible, minimum 5 nights stay)

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive one chilled bottle of sparkling wine, selection of fresh seasonal fruits, traditional Greek sweets, first breakfast served with fresh flowers, one supervised Domes Spa Thermae Experience per couple and decoration of room with flowers and rose petals on the bed on arrival for holidays between 17 April - 31 October 2019 (a minimum stay of 5 nights id required, wedding certificate must be presented with hotel confirmation).

Family Offer

Guests staying in Suites (all types) and at the Haute Living  Selection (all types) can enjoy the following benefits for holidays between 28 March – 31 October 2018.

Children receive lunch on their first day by the pool bar 
Daily ice cream during happy hour by the pool bar
Kids surprise box upon arrival
Coloring books, travel cards and full information for kid’s activities
No tear bath amenities
Mini bathrobes with sleepers

Free Pool Heating

Guests staying in a Domes Private Residence Two or Three Bedrooms with Private Pool or a Domes Luxury Residence Two, Three or Four Bedrooms with Private Pool receive free Eco Pool heating for holidays between 01 - 31 October 2018, 17 April - 15 May 2019 & 01 - 31 October 2019 (a minimum stay of 5 nights is required).

Access to the Haute Living Room

Inspired by the airports VIP Lounges, ‘The Haute Living Room’ is an executive lounge that offers a wide set of inclusive services, only made available to Haute Living Selection guests:-

Dedicated 24/7 concierge staff
24/7 coffee, tea, soft drinks, mineral water, branded wine and beer 
Daily selection of pastries, cold & hot snacks, salads, fruits and nibbles
Evening cocktails & branded spirits
British newspapers and magazines
i Mac & printer workstations available with high speed wireless internet
Private gym with lockers and showers
Guests may still use the lounge and gym, if early check in / late checkout is not available
A family friendly

The Haute Living Inclusive Experience

Haute Living Selection guests will also enjoy the following complimentary exceptional "must haves" for any discerning traveler:

Express check-in and check- out
In Villa open bar upon arrival
Access to Breeze Beach Lounge Bar (drinks not included), with daily reserved sun loungers 
Upgraded bathroom amenities 
Pillow menu selection
Free delivery service for ordering grocery or other daily necessities.

Farewell Gift

Guests receive one small herbal gift bag

A minimum of 5 nights stay is required for the above special offers.


Bars & Restaurants


This premiere restaurant offers fine dining with authentic Italian dishes and an exceptional selection of wine. The comfortable ambience allows for a relaxed dining experience.

Open: 07:30 - 11:00, 12:30 - 16:00 and 19:00 - 22:30

Guests on half board receive a credit towards dining at this restaurant. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers in the evenings.

Topos 1910

An award-winning seafood restaurant, Topos 1910 serves fresh seafood and Greek favourites under the shade of the olive groves. The beautiful setting allows for stunning views over the sea and Spinalonga.

Open: 12:30 - 16:00 (daily) and 19:00 - 22:30 (Friday) Weather permitting.

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

Breeze All Day Beach Lounge

This reserved beach area is 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

A casual space offering drinks and snacks beside the pool throughout the day.

Open: 10:00 - 18:00

Yaosai Pool Bar (Adults Only)

An adult-only pool bar serving light snacks and refreshing fruit juices.

Open: 10:00 - 18:30

Grand Domes Bar

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

Open 10:00 - 00:00


The hotel's buffet restaurant serves a range of delicious Greek, international and Mediterranean dishes, as well as a good selection of meals for children. 

Open: 07:30 - 11:00 and 18:00 - 22:00

Guests on bed and breakfast and half board can eat here.


Yaosai boasts a prestige location in the hotel, with unobstructed views towards Spinalonga that can be enjoyed while sampling the superb Asian cuisine.

Open: 12:30 - 17:00 (daily, children under 12 are not permitted) and 19:00 - 22:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)

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

Beach & Pools

Adults Only Swimming Pool

Relax by the tranquil adults only outdoor swimming pool, whilst sipping a freshly squeezed fruit juice from the Yaosai Pool Bar and enjoying the views of spectacular Spinalonga Bay. This is a fresh water pool (unheated) and there is a minimum age of 16 years.


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.

Family Swimming Pools Complex - Domes Plaza

The centre of family life at Domes of Elounda, this area is idea for the whole family to enjoy. All ages can be free to splash about, be loud and enjoy the fun family atmosphere around this extensive seawater pool that stretches 800 metres squared. Next to this, a smaller heated pool is available, ideal for spring and autumn.

For Families

Domes Creche

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.

Ages: 4 months to 4 years

Open: 10:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00 (closed Sunday except in July and August)

Domes Kids' Club

The kids club is run by the childcare specialists Worldwide Kids and is free of charge (pre-booking is required). Fun activities are organised every day and, during high-season, the club offers evening activities such as a karaoke party, disco party and movie night.

Ages: 4-11 years

Open: 10:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00 (closed Sunday except in July and August)

Teenage Arcade


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.

Open: 10:00 - 18:00


Spa & Wellness

Soma Spa

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.

Open: 11:00 - 20:00

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.

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
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Beautiful location & room but a touch warmer service would be nice
Tripadvisor review Oct 13 2018
Pros Room was 10/10 - two bedroom family suite with sea view and whirlpool was incredible - lounge, balcony, views of Spinalonga, spotless, hot tub on balcony lots of fun for my teen daughters - we...
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The ABSOLUTE best family vacation resort!
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Tripadvisor review Oct 12 2018
The amazing hospitality started the second we arrived. We're were met by Evi the concierge and she was gracious and helpful. We didn't even have to go to the reception desk. She took care of requests...
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