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One of our handpicked family hotels for 2017

A stone’s throw from the Venetian castle on the UNESCO-protected Spinalonga Island, this all-suite and villa property sits amid verdant amphitheatre gardens and olive groves, its attractive domed structures blending harmoniously with the surroundings. The ultimate form of indulgence, the Haute Living Selection presents three exquisite accommodations: the Domes Private Residences, the Domes Luxury Residences and the Domes Luxury Villas. The exclusive Haute Living Room provides a private VIP experience for Haute Living guests, boasting a sumptuous lounge area, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and signature canapes and cocktails served on a complimentary basis 24/7. Those staying in a villa or residence benefit from access to the Domes Family Plaza, featuring a large swimming pool and separate children's pool with adjacent cooling fountains. From 2018, Domes Private Residences will be renovated during winter season and included as part of 2018 Haute Living Selection, which will also incorporate A La Carte Dine Around. Exceptional culinary choices include Blend Italian Fusion restaurant, seafood specialties at the 1910 Restaurant on the seafront, poolside dining and sophisticated Asian cuisine at Yaosai Asian and eclectic flavours at Tholos. A visit to this property is certainly one of the most culturally rich island getaways in the world. When not exploring the history of Spinalonga, relax on the resort’s private Blue Flag beach – the only naturally sandy one in Elounda. The secluded beach has a dedicated family section, Domesland, offering numerous activities for children including a Teenage Arcade Room complete with electronic gaming, table gaming and a graffiti wall.

from £1,090pp

Prices include flights, 7 nights accommodation with breakfast and private transfers.

Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. Low season for Greece is generally between the months of October to May, high season runs from mid June to September, with many hotels closing for the winter season. Prices are based on 2 sharing (unless otherwise indicated) and include return economy flights from London. Regional departures, child prices and single supplements are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.

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Exclusive club level services

Guests staying at one of the Haute Living Selection residences can benefit from a generous offering of personal services, from private check-in upon arrival to an exclusive mobile phone with one-button access to the dedicated resort team. Guests can also take advantage of an in-villa open bar service upon arrival, pre-booked VIP sun loungers on the beach, a special grocery delivery service and much more.

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Something for everyone

With its enviable location and the many activities on offer, there is something at Domes of Elounda for all the family. Grandparents may enjoy a day trip to the Minoan ruins at Knossos or a wine tasting class in one of the gourmet restaurants. Mother and daughter can relax in Soma Spa, leaving father and son free to explore the countryside mountain biking or challenging each other in a tennis match.

Fresh seafood in Plaka & boat trips to secluded coves

Just a ten-minute walk from Domes of Elounda lies the charming fishing village of Plaka. Head here for some of the freshest seafood you will find on the island - try the grilled octopus in one of the traditional tavernas, you won't regret it. Jump on one of the hotel's boats with Domes of Elounda's Alex and head out to sea in search of deserted coves and isolated beaches - the water is spectacularly clear and ideal for snorkeling.

Annual Festival de la Gastronomie

Domes of Elounda has established itself as one of the island's gastronomic centres, renowned for its Anthos restaurant and versatile wines. There is also a gourmet festival during the season where a team of world-class chefs create tantalising menus celebrating island produce.

New for 2018

  • Domes Private Residences will be renovated during winter season and included in 2018 Haute Living Selection
  • A new accommodation type in Domes 3b Luxury Residence
  • Haute Living Selection 2018 now includes A la Carte Dine Around

When is the best time to visit Greece?

Greece is blessed with a Mediterranean climate. From mid May to mid June and mid September to October the climate is pleasant and sunshine is plentiful. July and August are hot with temperatures reaching 37°C. Winters tend to be mild in the south but much cooler in the north with an increased chance of rain.

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