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Domes of Elounda, Elounda, Crete
A sprawling family-friendly resort with multiple swimming pools, where there are also adults-only areas make everyone feel at home. The option of 'haute living' gets you access to a 24/7 lounge and the beautiful location just screams 'holiday'.
Rooms available from £253.79 per night
Experience Cretan life at one of the nearby villages, where you'll find traditional tavernas. The town of Agios Nikolaos is close by and you can hire a traditional caique (fishing boat) to explore Mirabello Bay.
The hotel is in elegant Elounda, which you can explore by car or boat.
By plane: London or Manchester to Heraklion takes around 4 hours, after which, a taxi takes an hour. Free parking available. Book flights to Heraklion.
CHARACTER & STYLE
Like most Cretan hotels, there's a slick design here with the use of natural materials throughout. Think wooden tables, pebble dash walls, stone floors and raffia beach umbrellas. It's craft-meets-chic and aesthetically pleasing.
As well as a choice of pools, you can enjoy a sports session outside with weights and mats (and spectacular mountain and sea views) or try the mobility session, which combines Pilates and yoga.
- Swimming pool
- Kids' club
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Luxurious accommodation ranges from suites to villas, and whichever you choose, expect privacy and panoramic views of Elounda Bay. Many rooms have a private pool or jacuzzi, while flowers and foliage perk up the scenery.
Room types: Suite, Premium Suite, Family Suite, Private Residence, Residence, Luxury Residence, Luxury Villa
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, balcony or terrace, pillow menu, TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi
FOOD & DRINK
Blend serves sultry steaks, while we loved beachfront Topos 1910; it was Cretan night, so dancers delighted us in local costume while we tucked into a traditional octopus dish. The spicy mussels were also sumptuous.
Blend: poolside steakhouse, open daily for lunch and dinner.
Topos 1910: fresh fish and seafood with sea views.
Makris: fine dining, adult-only, Greek and Cretan cuisine.