Domes Zeen Chania, A Luxury Collection Resort, Crete 

A laid-back retreat with local culture at the heart

This peaceful and luxurious Cretan retreat puts a modern spin on rustic design and has a ‘living well’ philosophy at its core.

This serene retreat has been inspired by the cool but laid-back beach retreats that line Mexico’s Tulum coastline. It’s all about bohemian luxury here, with sandy tones and natural materials, updated with a 21st-century vibe – think minimalistic clean lines, exposed concrete and accents of grey. It manages to cater equally well to both families and couples, and there’s a real emphasis on living like a local thanks to a collection of authentic experiences designed by island insiders. You can visit a local vineyard and olive farm to taste their produce, get hands-on during a ceramics workshop guided by an expert or take a tour of Chania’s characterful Old Town on foot. Back at the resort, there’s a great kids’ club with cool yurts and teepees, as well as the soothing Jungle Spa – an open-air paradise where muscle-melting massages and rejuvenating treatments are on hand to lull you into a daze. 

Why we love Domes Zeen Chania, A Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

  • It’s ideally located for exploring the city of Chania, with its charming Old Town a 13-minute drive away.

  • There’s a focus on local culture, with daily and weekly ‘Epicurean Moments’ and ‘Be Authentic’ experiences offered around the resort to give you a glimpse into local life – from Cretan treats to hands-on artisan demonstrations.

  • The resort has also curated a number of experiences – think olive oil and wine tasting, ceramic workshops and hiking in the Samaria Gorge.

  • It caters to both couples and families, with stylish accommodation to suit honeymooners through to multi-gen families. Residences and villas come with their own private pool, while some rooms come with a shared one.

5 stars
May - Oct
Crete
4 hours
On the outskirts of the Cretan town of Chania
Approx. 30 minute’s private transfer from Chania airport
Beach, Suitable for children, Kids club, Villas

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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Domes Zeen Chania, A Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

From £1,599 per person

  • tick7 nights
  • tickBoard Basis - Room & Breakfast
  • tickTropical Bungalow
  • tickFly with easyjet from London Gatwick
  • tickFlights available from other UK airports - contact us for further details
  • tickBased on 26th April 2025 departure

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Sustainability
  • Families
  • Good to Know

The food is exceptional here, with two restaurants putting an emphasis on Cretan cuisine and a laid-back beach bar serving mixologist-made cocktails as the sun sinks into the sea.

The Beach House
This delightful open-air eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Expect Greek and Cretan delicacies created using local, organic produce, with an idyllic ocean view for a backdrop.

Enino Gastronomy Restaurant
Indulge in a wine-themed, six-course tasting menu at this fine-dining restaurant, serving Cretan, Mediterranean and international dishes in elegant seascape surroundings.

The Beach House Bar
Set just a few steps from the pool and a short walk from the secluded beach, this serves iced coffees, soft drinks and cocktails created by award-winning mixologists.

Enino is exquisite, with delicately-presented tasting menus taking inspiration from Crete and beyond.

What's included

For non-Haute Living guests:
Breakfast at The Beach House

For Haute Living guests:
HLS Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Beach House Restaurant • The option to swap dinner for an à la carte lunch • 1 x 3-course à la carte dinner at Enino Gastronomy Restaurant for every 5 nights at the resort (adults-only restaurant; applies to cumulative stays; reservations required).

NB: No drinks are included

Upgrade options

For non-Haute Living guests:
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Beach House Restaurant.

The open-air Jungle Spa offers an array of al fresco treatments against a backdrop of fragrant foliage; try the Mythology Spa Massage Ceremony for a muscle-melting massage inspired by the King Minos of Knossos, or choose a ‘Fire and Ice’ facial for extra rejuvenation.  There’s an open-air gym pavilion with a sea breeze to cool you down, and a regular fitness schedule taking in yoga, Pilates, balance training and more. Personal trainers are also on hand for tailored workouts.

The hotel has handpicked a selection of local experiences to get you out exploring the island; try out the local produce on a wine and olive oil tasting trip, join a hands-on pottery workshop, head out on a hike in the breathtaking Samaria Gorge or take a tour of Chania’s atmospheric Old Town. The resort also has its own art collection to browse and boasts a handful of family-friendly activities to keep younger ones occupied.

Domes Resorts are Travelife certified with a number of sustainability initiatives. Eco-conscious efforts include low-energy LED lamps, glass instead of plastic bottles, water reuse for the gardens, a food waste management programme, CO2 monitoring, clean beach initiatives and training staff around eco practices. The Kiepos garden offers children the chance to grow their own greens, herbs and flowers to learn about the environment. The resort also supports communities by employing local people, using local produce and promoting local experiences and products.

The focus at Domes Zeen is on giving your kids the change to learn and explore together with new friends in creative ways. Activities include cooking classes or fully supervised sleepovers in the Bedouin-inspired tepee. At the Beach House, there are fresh and healthy dishes available that have been created with children in mind (even the fussy ones) and with plenty of local produce.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 21 Jun-31 Aug; 3 nights 27 Apr-20 Jun and 01 Sep-31 Oct.

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