When you drive past Elounda along the calmer and quieter coast, past a few small beaches and then turn inland along a winding driveway, you see only olive trees, carob trees and fertile soil. 

Arriving at Domes Private & Luxury Residences is something of a refreshing surprise, a private estate with a supersized sweet water swimming pool of 700m2 and two other outdoor main pools which are equipped with sun loungers and state of the art designer furniture to offer our discerning guests a tempting alternative to the steps away private natural sandy beach.

And of course some more upscale facilities included a lounge bar, a mini market/delicatessen, a grand fitness area and for the younger guests the Domesland that includes a creche, a kids club, a teenager game room along with a playground, walking paths and an open air theater for summer entertainment.

The 20 brand new Luxury Villas-Residences (since 2014) are ideal for families and groups of friends, combining villa privacy, elegance, luxurious design and full resort services. Some of their celebrated features are the large eco-heated private pool, a whirlpool and a waterfall to spoil the guests for choice, the en-suite seductive marble bathrooms with bathtubs & rain showers and a fully equipped kitchen. Picturesque sea views are also prominent throughout the villas!

In addtion there are the 8 luxurious and individually designed villas-residences, all with private swimming pools, overlooking Elounda bay, designed for those who wish to have access to all the benefits of a five star resort, while enjoying ultimate privacy in an autonomous villa.

Lush sofas, fireplaces, lacquer-painted wood tables and excellent kitchens, fireplaces and spare but well chosen ornaments, create a cool Mediterranean villa atmosphere - an entry to comfort and relaxation, a retreat from hassle and bustle. 

Ample closet space, functional and gorgeous marble bathrooms with chessboard-tiled floors, rain showers and large mirrors. 

The splash of colour mixed with pure white finishes and furniture is smart and luxurious. Wood floors inside and wood pool surrounds maintain comfort in the midst of nature.

The pools are of enough size and shape (rectangular) to swim a few laps or just to lapse into a relaxed state, floating looking at the sky & the surroundings.Premium services such as a dedicated villa manager for the entire new complex, in-villa dining, unlimited use of the club cars with a driver and twice maid service daily will further augment our guests’ getaway.

Each villa is painted a slightly different light colour and from each you look out to olive trees, your pool, your balcony, your al fresco dining area and you know that in a few minutes you can walk down to the sea (or drive in less than 1 minute!).

Beyond the edge of Elounda, quiet and secluded yet within a short reach of that luxury enclave's hotels, the village restaurants (and those at the small seafront at Plaka) or the cafes and tavernas, boat trips to Spinalonga and shops at Elounda village.

It takes just 20 minutes to make the pleasant drive to Agios Nikolaos - where choices are unlimited for shopping, dining and entertainment.

  • Hotel Name: Domes Private and Luxury Residences
  • Area: Lasithi, Elounda
  • Why Go: Beautiful Terraces and Gardens,Design,Elegant,Family-Friendly,Lovely Views,Private Pool,Relaxed,Quiet location,Quality of service

Why we like it

  • Stunning panoramic views of the calm beautiful gulf and Spinalonga Island.
  • Delicious restaurants at Domes of Elounda supervised by Michelin-starred Greek chef Lefteri Lazarou.
  • Walking distance to the charming fishing village of Plaka, where you can eat in a traditional taverna and enjoy your drink.
  • Soma Spa is truly the secret of Domes of Elounda.

What to know

  • You have to rent a car if you’d like to explore Crete, as the resort is somewhat isolated
  • In order to access the narrow stretch of sand beach you have to walk through a tunnel running under a road.
Hotel Information Recommended For
Type: Villas Architecture & style :
Rooms: 28 Beach/Seaside :
Pool: Private Pool per residence Family :
Dining: Yes Food :
Children: Welcome Honeymoon :
Closed: November to March Marvelous view :

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