Close to the old town of Chania, Domes Zeen is a boutique, contemporary property with direct beach access. With plenty of accommodation options for families, this is an ideal destination for both children and adults to unwind in laid-back luxury.
All rooms provide outdoor space overlooking the gardens or sea, and many offer private pools
Children aged 4 to 12 years old will enjoy fun activities at the kids club
Enjoy use of the private area on the pebble beach directly in front of the hotel
Just a 10-minute drive from charming Chania, Domes Zeen offers a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. With a private area on the pebble beach in front of the property, guests have easy access to both the town and the water.
There is a contemporary, pared-back design found across all 106 rooms, suites and villas at Domes Zeen, with neutral colours and natural materials bringing the outside in. Each accommodation boasts a private terrace, with a selection also offering a shared or a private pool, and views look over the gardens or the sea. The suites and villas feel like a home away from home, providing ample space for families.
The Beach House Restaurant at Domes Zeen offers a creative menu throughout the day, influenced by local Greek and Venetian cuisine, reflecting the history of nearby Chania. For a lighter option, the Poke Pool Bar has a selection of fresh poke bowls on offer, and next to the pool the Beach House Bar provides a wide selection of delicious cocktails.
If guests are looking for an alternative to the beach, Domes Zeen has a large freshwater outdoor pool, as well as a separate children's pool. Younger guests can also be kept entertained at the kids club, where activities include cooking classes and sleepovers in a Bedouin-style tent. For a more relaxed stay, guests can enjoy the Jungle Spa, an outdoor treatment area where guests can choose from a number of therapies.
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Domes Zeen is located just outside the city of Chania, in western Crete.
Chania International Airport is the nearest airport, just a 30-minute drive from Domes Zeen. 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 Zeen.
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.