per person based on two people sharing an Upbeat Retreat room with sea view, on a bed and breakfast basis including return private transfers.
At a Glance
A contemporary hotel with direct access to the beach
Unwind in the fantastic spa featuring Elemis products and relaxing treatments
Relax by the quiet pool or enjoy the music and atmosphere at the main pool
An adult-only property offering the ideal getaway for couples or friends
Topos restaurant uses local produce to create traditional Cretan dishes with a modern twist
Best time to Visit
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Crete enjoys a mild and sunny climate with four distinct seasons. During the summer months (June, July, August), temperatures should be expected to reach 35°C. The spring is wonderful for its nature and flowers but the sea is still a little cold and there is a chance of some rain.
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Located on the outskirts of the historical town of Chania, Domes Noruz is an adult-only hotel offering a stylish beach getaway. The contemporary design, fabulous spa and beautiful sea views make Domes Noruz the perfect place to unwind.
Situated just outside the charming town of Chania on Crete, Domes Noruz is an idyllic retreat from the bustling streets of Chania. The hotel's prime beach-front location complete with stunning views over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea makes for a relaxing experience, although the picturesque Old Town of Chania is close at hand.
Domes Noruz boasts a unique design, with each of the 83 rooms and suites offering private plunge pools or Jacuzzis, and many offering beautiful views out across the Mediterranean Sea. Each room is stylish and contemporary, with a clever design making the most of the available space, while the terraces are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view.
By day, Domes Noruz has a peaceful atmosphere, offering a quiet pool for those guests looking to completely unwind. Located right on the beach, Domes Noruz is perfectly placed for those looking to take a dip in the sea or even enjoy watersports nearby.
By night, the Raw bar offers a selection of delicious cocktails and a chilled atmosphere. Every evening guests can enjoy a drink as the sun goes down, complete with music played by resident and guest DJs as the soundtrack. Dining at Domes Noruz's Topos restaurant is not to be missed, where a contemporary twist is given to Greek and Cretan classics. Here guests can admire the sea view and enjoy the flavours of the island.
The Soma Spa at Domes Noruz is the ideal place to unwind, with a variety of relaxing treatments on offer. For those looking to venture further afield the shops and restaurants of Chania are nearby, hidden within the Old Town's charming cobbled streets. Spectacular beaches can be found along Crete's western coast, or, for a little more adventure, hiking through the spectacular Samaria Gorge can't be missed.
The 83 rooms and suites at Domes Noruz are uniquely designed, some in a split-level style and all come with private plunge pool or Jacuzzi. Each room comes complete with Smart LED TVs, a vitality mini bar, Smart TV bathroom speakers and Elemis bathroom amenities. A neutral colour palette is used throughout, providing a calm atmosphere and ensuring rooms feel bright and airy.
Domes Noruz does not accept guests under the age of 16.
Topos restaurant is a dynamic, modern all-day restaurant serving a wide selection of local produce and organic ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst adding an international flair to traditional Cretan recipes. Enjoy cocktails at Raw bar alongside a range of regular events from mixologists and resident or guest DJs.
Those looking to keep active during their holiday can take advantage of the fitness centre which is open 24/7. A visit to Samaria Gorge is perfect for those wanting an impressive change of scenery, offering fantastic hiking with incredible views. Those looking to unwind can enjoy a visit to Soma Spa, providing total relaxation with a range of treatments and an indoor pool.
Serena Moore (Staff)
Domes Noruz is a peaceful and chic propery, perfect for those who are looking for a relaxing stay where you can fall asleep to the sound of the sea. Chania Old Town is just a 15 minute drive from the hotel and a great place to explore in the evening. A stay here leaves one feeling rejuvinated and relaxed.
Sara Haney (Staff)
Domes Noruz is set on a sandy beach outside the historic Old Town of Chania. This property is the perfect balance for a relaxing vacation that desires a mix of culture and adventure. Domes Noruz has direct access to beach complete with loungers, fantastic facilities, and also having central access to many activities happenign in and around Chania. From here you can explore some of the island's est beaches and hikes. A sunset dinner on the sand cannot be missed at their modern Mediterranean restaurant, Zeen, and a stroll around the ancient Chania is a must!
Ria Santamaria (Staff)
A 25 minute drive from the Chania airport and located in Western Crete, Domes Noruz is a good base for exploring the mountain and gorges, beaches and historic ports of Crete. With a welcoming lounge area, this adults only hotel has 2 outdoor pools, one with a pool bar, a gym, a spa with an indoor pool and juice bar and direct access to the beach. The rooms are unique with the sink in the main bedroom area, an understated design with terraces and plunge pools that look out to the pool area or the sea. The main restaurant, Zeen is fabulous and the breakfast offers one of the best spreads in Crete.
Sierra Obermark (Staff)
Imagine finishing a day wandering around the Old Town of Chania or trekking the Samaria Gorge and walking onto your balcony and watching the sun set across your personal pool, behind crystal blue still waters. This dream can be reality at Domes Noruz. This tranquil adults-only location blends into the surrounding landscape while making its presence known with the dome shaped buildings it is named for. The private section of the beach is a perfect place to relax and take a stroll into the shallow sea. For a more peaceful retreat, lay out by the quiet pool or soak in a bath on your balcony.
Emma Jones (Staff)
From the moment I entered the hotel to the moment we left, I could not fault the excellent service we received. Being welcomed with a drink at the reception I immediately felt calm and pampered. The quiet pool is a wonderful place to relax in the afternoon, and be sure not to miss dinner and sunset over the west coast from the restaurant bar. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable and all have either a plunge pool or jacuzzi. Just be aware that the hotel has not been designed with privacy as a primary concern.
Cretan villages and countryside
Get completely off the beaten track in Crete and visit some of the island's quaint, traditional villages. Travelling through the picturesque countryside with your private guide you'll discover the authentic side of the island.
Tastes of Crete cooking class
Delve into the world of Cretan cuisine with a traditional cooking class in a 17th century farmhouse. After visiting a local market, learn how to create a selection of authentic dishes before enjoying your creations for lunch.
The gifts of Crete: olive oil and wine
Discover two of Crete's most important products, olive oil and wine, as you travel around the island's picturesque countryside. Visit a winery and olive oil estate to learn about the production process and taste these natural gifts of the land.
Tour of Chania Old Town
Explore the picturesque town of Chania with your private guide, wandering through the winding streets as you learn about the Old Town's history. Visit some of the city's most important sites before discovering the off the beaten track highlights.
Trekking at Samaria Gorge
Spend a day hiking through Samaria Gorge, a stunning limestone gorge passing through much of south-west Crete. Your private guide will lead you through the gorge for 16 km, with breathtaking views throughout the six-hour hike.
Visit Knossos and Heraklion
Discover the world of Ancient Greece by exploring the Palace of Knossos with your private guide. Offering a unique insight into Minoan civilisation, you'll learn about its myths and legends before visiting Heraklion's Archaeological Museum.
Athens, Crete & Santorini
from £4100 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Discover the flavours of Greece as you taste your way around its cities and islands
- Sample delicious snacks and authentic Athenian dishes on a tasting tour of the city
- Immerse yourself in the traditional Cretan lifestyle with a hands-on cooking class
Location & directions
Domes Noruz is located on the edge of Chania in western Crete, just a 15-minute drive from the town centre.
How to get there
Chania International Airport is the nearest airport, just a 40-minute drive from Domes Noruz. During the summer Easyjet flies daily to Chania from London Gatwick, and British Airways flies from London Heathrow, with a flight time of four hours. Alternatively, there are direct flights into Heraklion Airport which is approximately a 2-hour drive from Domes Noruz.
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