ADVERTORIAL • February 2019
The fastest growing hotel brand in all of Greece, Domes Resorts expertly combine meaningful experiences, a thriving dining culture and cutting-edge serenity to create one luxuriously Grecian stay. Sound like your kind of place? Luckily, there are three top resorts to choose from…
Where: Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection
Your fellow guests are: Couples basking on the resort’s private beach, sipping a glass of Cretan white against the blue of Mirabello Bay, and fun-loving families, ready to enjoy the family-friendly pool and activity zones (including a VR room and climbing wall).
The rooms: From one-bedroom suites overlooking the UNESCO-protected Spinalonga islet to all-out family villas, there are luxurious lodgings for every kind of arrangement. Extra fancy accommodations can be found with the Haute Living Selection – available at all Domes Resorts – where the villas, lounges and exclusive flourishes come supersized.
The food: The resort has four stellar restaurants, but for ultimate romance it has to be Topos 1910 – an exquisite seafood restaurant with tables dotted along a white-washed pier. Asian flair can be indulged at upscale Yaosai or, for delectable Italian gastronomy, try Blend – with its sun-kissed outdoor terrace.
Top tip: Come April 2019, guests will be able to roam ‘The Core’, a creative complex where guests can meet and mingle – full of pop-up shops, art, fashion, tech and wellness-based interactivity.
Where: Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection
Your fellow guests are: Cosmopolitan couples and new age travellers who appreciate top-tier entertainment by night (think resident DJs, mixology classes...) and only the chicest of chills by day. Families, however, take note – this resort is over-16s only.
The location: Situated in sunny Chania – the opposite side of Crete from high-end Elounda – this secluded adult playground is just 25-minutes from Chania International Airport. Its character, formed by over four millennia of history, thrives with tasteful tavernas, Old Town wanderers and fashion-forward boutiques.
The facilities: Outside the walls of your Olivia Siskou-designed hideaway (the Upbeat Retreat is perfect for couples, while friends might prefer the spacious Ultimate Haven), hours are breezily filled. From tucking into Cretan cheese plates at Zeen restaurant to Raw Bar’s exquiste sushi selection at sunset, spa-dwelling or swimming in one of three glorious pools, there’s Greek glamour in every corner.
Top tip: Check out the hotel’s curated experiences, which will have you hiking Europe’s longest gorge, uncovering Chania’s Old Town and cruising on a chauffeured sunset road trip.
Where: Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu
Your fellow guests are: Five-star jetsetters – seekers of luxury and privacy in only the most peaceful, opulent corners of the Ionian sea.
The history: Built for the wealthy Onassis family of Greece back in the 1960s, Domes Miramare may have just undergone a multi-million pound renovation, but its glittering history still shines through. Muse over the property’s revered guestbook (including Jackie O and Maria Callas) during dinner at Makris – where Greek delicacies are served with the Michelin-starred touch.
The rooms: This modernist, waterfront villa skimps on nothing, especially its rooms. The Emerald retreats and suites are – like the gemstone itself – rare beauties whose decor seamlessly blends with the Grecian seashore. Meanwhile, the Haute Living accommodations encompass beachfront retreats with private pools and dreamy verandas, plus one-of-a-kind VIP villas. Beyond your plush pad? Try the sensational Soma Spa Suite, or one of the olive garden yoga classes.
Top tip: The resort not only offers lavish yachts for private rental and luxury transfers to the UNESCO protected old town of Corfu, but unique experiences, too. From kumquat distillery trips to vineyard dinners, olive oil seminars to Jeep Safari excursions, the Concierge team will organise everything for you.
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