The Domes of Elounda by the Autograph Collection – Crete, Greece

From the fine-sand beaches of Elafonisi to the White Mountains of Mount Ida, and the sacred Ideon Cave which witnessed the birth of Zeus – Crete is the largest out of the 2,000 Greek islands along the southern Balkan Peninsula and where you’ll find The Domes of Elounda. Heavily influenced by its geography and barren landscape, Crate’s development offers travelers an abundance of space and privacy.

The Domes of Elounda is a boutique beach resort by the Autograph Collection, comprising of exclusive luxury suites, villas and residences. Designed for travelers eager to experience optimal relaxation and escape, the resort stretches vertically across the island’s natural formations with properties perched upon sloped shorelines, overlooking the sea. With shallow ends and natural beaches, the water is safe for swimming and guests are free to venture out by boat in search of private coves or the UNESCO heritage site of Spinalonga.

Inspired by ancient Greek, Carpathia and Syrian architecture, the resort’s sumptuous suites feature domed ceilings and mild earth tones, maintaining a light and airy ambience. Offering private villas for an exclusive home away from home experience, guests are entitled to the Dine Around program, which feature daily breakfast and dinner at any of the hotel’s top-tier restaurants.

Beyond the standard five-course hotel menu, The Domes of Elounda offer all guests diverse cuisine options including, modern Japanese-Peruvian dishes at Yaosai, signature Greek dishes made from fresh seafoods at Zeen, as well as, confectionary snacks, waffles, burgers, and sandwiches at the CORE club.

The CORE club is Dome Resort’s vision of a pop-up land aimed at blending art, leisure, action, culture, wellness, fashion and gastronomy in an “art beyond the gallery” experience. The CORE club encourages multi-generational bonding, learning and enjoyment through modern and playful exhibitions. The space features art installations, programming events, amphitheater performances, masterclasses and workshops, plus local designer shops such as Anemi Quality Toys and Neema Resort Wear. The Dome’s other facilities include, a 24hour serviced club supplying food, drinks and gym access.

The Dome is every A-list celebrity and jetsetter’s go-to resort for supreme grandeur, extravagant interiors and maximum privacy in detached spaces.