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Domes of Elounda

Crete, Plaka Near Elounda

Family suites
Hotel villas
Child friendly
Teenager friendly
Baby friendly
Toddler friendly

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.

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 four bedrooms
  • Tranquil adults only area and swimming pool
  • Fabulous Domes Kids’ Club and teen arcade
  • Choice of four different restaurants and four bars



Added value

Book with Sovereign and enjoy all of the following complimentary holiday experiences and incredible room discounts which are included in your stay at Domes of Elounda.

Early booking discount

Save up to 15% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 28 March - 14 July and 21 August - 31 October 2018  or save 10% discount for holidays between 25 July - 20 August 2018 booked by 28 February 2018.

Sovereign online additional offer

Save an additional Sovereign online 10% discount when staying in any Domes Luxury Residences or Domes Luxury Villas for holidays between 28 March - 31 October 2018 or additional 5% Sovereign online discount (all rooms excluding the Domes Luxury Residences or Domes Luxury Villas) booked by 28 February 2018.

Enjoy the all of the following free experiences with your stay.

  • 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 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 à la carte dinner in Topos 1910

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).

Free upgrade to half board (Domes Suites collection)

Applicable when staying in Premium Suites and Family Suites, for holidays between 28 March - 31 October 2018 (a minimum of 5 nights stay required)  booked by 31 March 2018.
Guests receive daily american 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 a 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 Dine Around (Haute Living Selection)

Applicable when staying in Domes Private Residences, Domes Luxury Residences and Domes Luxury Villas for holidays between 28 March - 31 October 2018 and bookings made throughout the season. Guests receive daily american 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.

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 and daily half hour baby-watch session (per toddler) 
Upgraded bathroom amenities 
Pillow menu selection
Free delivery service for ordering grocery or other daily necessities 

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

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

Couples offer

Couples receive the following benefits for holidays between 01 May - 15 June 2018 and 01 - 30 September 2018 (applicable to couples only - families or couples traveling with infants are not eligible).
Complimentary Upgrade to a la carte 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).

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. 

Farewell gift

Guests receive one small herbal gift bag

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


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.


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).


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 (Adults Only)

Opening Times:
10:00 - 19:00

Enjoy light snacks and refreshing fruit juices at the Yaosai pool bar which is only for adults.

Minimum age: 16 years

Beach & Pools

Family Swimming Pools Complex - Domes Plaza

The centre of family life at Domes of Elounda, the family swimming pool 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 pool which is 800 metres square. The pool is freshwater pool and is unheated.

Next to the family pool, a smaller heated pool is available, ideal for spring and autumn.

Also within Domes Plaza are kids' cooling fountains and a toddler plunge pool which is freshwater and heated.

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 seawater 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.

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.

4 months - 4 years

Domes Kids' Club

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

Opening Dates:
Closed Sunday (except July & August)

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.


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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Tripadvisor review Feb 08 2018
We had never been to Greece before we stayed in this hotel. Being in the Marriott Family, it attracted us, the web site makes it look a special place, and it is. The hotel is a couple of miles...
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Tripadvisor review Jan 21 2018
I stayed there almost one year ago and absolutely loved it. Everything was perfection: food, the view, the service. The concierge was extremely helpful in arranging some local tours and I appreciate...
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