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The ONE for family

as featured in our curated edit of luxury holidays for 2018

A stone’s throw from the Venetian castle on the UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga, this all-suite and villa property sits amid verdant amphitheatre gardens and olive groves, its attractive domed structures blending harmoniously with the surroundings. A winter 2017 renovation will see the Domes Private Residences transformed, which along with the Domes Luxury Residences and the exceptional Domes Luxury Villas, will form the resort’s ‘Haute Living Selection’ offering à la carte dine around and enhanced VIP services as well as boasting heated private pools and ample space to relax.

Exceptional culinary choices include Blend Italian Fusion Restaurant, award-winning Greek seafood at Topos 1910, poolside dining at Yaosai Asian Restaurant and multicultural cuisine at Tholos. An adults-only seawater pool proffers scintillating sea views and the private Blue Flag beach is the only naturally sandy one in Elounda. Close to the kids’ crèche and teenagers’ club, family activities are focussed around Domes Family Plaza where the family pool complex comprises two freshwater pools – one heated - and children’s plunge pool with cooling fountains. Get around the resort courtesy of a complimentary electric golf car chauffeur service.

Exclusive Carrier Priorities

When booking with Carrier, your stay will always include: VIP check-in and check-out in the Grand Dome bar with a glass of Champagne; priority allocation of the best allocation of accommodation type booked; priority early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability and upon request); a sparkling bottle of wine in your suite upon arrival; a welcome platter of seasonal fruits plus traditional Greek sweets; a 10% reduction on any consumption in Blend, Italian Restaurant; and one complimentary à la carte dinner per person per stay (excluding drinks) at Yaosai Asian Fusion Restaurant.                                                                                            

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from £1090pp

Price is based on 2 people sharing, including flights, 7 nights accommodation with breakfast and private transfers. Room upgrades available.

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.


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.

Why Carrier / You've found The ONE


The ONE for Knowledge

Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.

The ONE to Trust

Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.

The ONE of a Kind

Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.

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