Holidays in Domes Noruz Chania, Crete

Domes Noruz Chania

Part of the ‘Autograph Collection – Adults only’

The all new Domes Noruz Chania is a fabulous 5 star adult only luxury beach hotel located near Chania town on the magical island of Crete in Greece.

Overview: The island of Crete used to be the centre of the universe as we knew it, with evidence of Minoan Civilisation stemming from these ancient lands. The dreamy beauty of Chania, brimming with natural and human history is on the doorstep to our resort, the Dome Noruz Hotel and Spa. Our guests feel centred again, rejuvenating and indulging in luxurious Greek Spa treatments, swimming in the Aegean, exploring for what seems like forever, or happen upon some local evening dancing. The romantic Chania Harbour offers many places to mooch and wind round the ancient paths, arm in arm – this time our hotel caters for the adults, only. The Dome Noruz resort is the perfect choice for discerning couples – a holiday destination to unwind completely, rewind years and hold nothing back.

What we say: ‘ Domes Noruz Chania is a fabulous 5 star luxury beach hotel for adults near the beautiful town of Chania, on the magical Greek island of Crete. Perfect for a luxurious adult holiday and a real winner for those travelling with teenage children looking for a more lively family holiday. Most rooms have their own private pools and are ocean facing, making this a real lifestyle resort’.


£136 per night

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Imagine 83 luxury rooms with ocean facing vistas, all with either own hot tubs or private plunge pools. Each room has indoor and outdoor living areas set in marvellous Cretan sandstone walls.

Domes Chania also boast a state of the art spa with Hamman, sauna , treatments galore and hot tubs, 2 amazing pools – perfect for champagne and seafood by the sea. A variety of outdoor activities is offered, ranging from yoga in the park to outdoor personal training session and other sports. The on-site gym is fabulously equipped.

Chill at the Domes Noruz Chania with a uniquely designed lounge area with full ocean views and dynamic all day restaurant and two bars. Did we forget to mention the resident DJ’s offering chill vibe by day and a ‘pick me up vibe’ by night.

Domes Noruz Chania At A Glance

  • 83 ocean facing rooms with private pools
  • Private beach with watersports and crystal clear water
  • Free Wifi
  • Adults only (accompanied teenagers from 16years +)
  • Spa / Gym
  • 2 Bars / restaurants
  • Heated outdoor pools
  • Evening entertainment with live DJ’s and jazz on the beach
  • Cycle hire
  • Short taxi ride to nearby town of Chania
  • Parking




Swimming, Cycle Hire, Water Sports, Gym, Yoga and Fitness Classes, Couples’ Spa Treatments


83, with five suites – open from April ’til Mid November.

Room service: Full restaurant menu is available for room service between 7am and 11pm;

11pm and 7am – order from an selection of snacks.  IPods, Vitamin C Tablets, TV, WIFI, Minibar, Heated Jacuzzi or outdoor pool come as standard while the suites have their own outdoor eating areas, fitness rooms, hammocks and sea views.

The Loft and Haven Rooms are, put simply, fantastic – so stunning in fact, you may not wish to leave them, at all.

Design Holidays can find the most suitable package for your stay – Contact details are below.


Two outdoor pools, one indoor. One pool is located by the cocktail bar, and hence has a more lively atmosphere, there is a second, quieter poolside area for those who wish to read and tan.


Indoor pool and spa facility for the ultimate relaxation days. Perfect to unwind or rejuvenate at the beginning or end of your stay.

The Spa has an indoor pool and hot-tub, Hamman and sauna

  • juice bar and fitness room among its considerable charms.
  • masseuses offer facials and body treatments
  • Elemis products used throughout Rooms and Spa – plus local traditional treatments




The Zeen Restaurant is Dome Noruz’ rich and exciting dining experience. Head Chef, Dokis Bekris, fuses local with a more worldly, global feel. Some might say – ‘glocal’ – we say, delicious! Be sure to visit this restaurant for an explosion of the senses. The restaurant serves seabass, king crab, local grouper with grapes, while featuring dishes from a traditionally Greek palate – local Cretan Salad, ‘Dakos’ is served up pride of place, and rightly so.

The Raw Bar is a beachside venue that offers decedent, adventurous bar snacks, such as salmon tartare tacos with garlic salsa verde cream, and oysters with preserved kritamo (samphire), with an oxymeli dressing to accompany your dishes (wine, honey, vinegar and orange).


We are proud to offer the most expertly made cocktails in Chania. Dome Noruz’ luxury resort is home to two bars, and our excellent staff are headed by our fantastic mixologist, the London’s Shaker Bar School-trained, Giorgos Dendrakis. Whether you’re feeling a little ‘Old Fashioned’ or the sunset calls for a gin-based Bramble, we have something that can match the exquisite surroundings as the sun sinks for another dreamy day.

Domes Noruz, Chania

Dome Noruz provide the requisites for a relaxing and discerning destination, bursting full of history and charm if you choose to seek it. Time has no care in Chania, and your holiday can be as peaceful or as thrilling as you’d care to make it. Design Holidays are very proud to offer tailored, bespoke holidays all over the world, in the globe’s most beautiful resorts in the best surrounding locations.

Growing in popularity, yet keeping exclusivity, Chania has influences from its many thousands of years of rule, occupation, with local architecture hailing awesome beginnings. The atmosphere has a touch of Florence and Venice (a few years ago when those cities still had some room to walk), combined with the culture and character of


Five Star Hotel, Chania – BRAND NEW Domes Noruz Hotel

What We Say: “Domes Noruz Chania is a fabulous 5 star luxury beach hotel for adults near the beautiful town of Chania, on the magical Greek island of Crete. Perfect for a luxurious adult holiday and a real winner for those travelling with teenage children looking for a more lively family holiday. Most rooms have their own private pools and are ocean facing, making this a real lifestyle resort”.

Chania’s nearby beaches are some of the best in the Mediterranean, while ancient hotbeds of Greek and Ottoman Culture entice and entrance the most pool-side loving traveller to the treasures of Crete.

Chania’s famous Dome Noruz resort is suitably partnered with the luxury agents, Design Holidays. This heart wrenchingly romantic, coastal town has so much beauty to see and to experience, and the resort has everything and more to satisfy the desires and  to set alight the fires of young hearted couples and honeymooners who are seeking a decadent and indulgent getaway. The coastal Mediterranean location of this ancient city of culture, history and sunshine is the perfect destination for an adults-only, opulent and indulgent vacation.

History – Crete’s Former Capital

The town and municipality of Chania were once the historic capital city of the island. The town is now the second largest of Crete, and enjoys the same pleasant, year ’round climate boasted around the warm seas of Greece.

While Chania may no longer be the official capital of Crete, the stunning town and surrounding municipality is a sublime alternative holiday destination, and its dedicated airport takes luxury seeking travellers away from the Eastern, more tourist centric, side of the island. Heading west, with secluded, sandy beaches, bay after bay of crystal waters and a calmer tide, the Chania coasts of Crete encapsulate Greek tradition and the Cretan atmosphere. The rich history of this ancient town was first recorded in the Minoan Ages, while many architectural nods to Turkey and Venice can be seen through the stunning remnants of the Ottoman and Orthodox Rules. Being an Island, and a large one at that, Chania’s Crete was subject to many wars and occupations over the years, including in recent times, the Second World War’s painful and tragic infliction –  The Battle of Crete – in 1941. Chania is the most historical city on the Island, and easily the most picturesque. It remains the best evidence of the empires of yesterday.

The Naval Museum is located where the Firka Fortress used to be on the Harbour outskirts, built originally by the Venetians as a guard house, naval garrison and prison for those condemned to death, and later taken over by the Turks for much the same purpose.



The Chania Harbour and lighthouse is a truly wonderful place to visit. Local to the Dome Noruz Resort, the beauty of this amazing spot needs to be seen to be believed, as many say the place looks different to the eye upon each visit. Depending on the time of day, the sunlight produces a different looking scene, creating a wonderfully different perspective of light, reflection and colour from the off-white buildings and glimmering movement of the harbour’s boats, bustle and the beautiful Aegean sea.

Naval Museum (Maritime Museum) – it delivers a superb introduction to the History of Crete and is by no means only for maritime mavens, you will learn more here in half an hour than most could teach you, about the events that filled Crete’s moving past.


For the best of the island’s Seafood, head to Chania’s famous Tomaridaki on Daskalogianni Street.


Best Beaches: With a stunning beach at your reach, there is no need to travel far to find sands and clear water. If you’re off to explore for a day, the following nearby destinations have some very beautiful beaches, attracting visitors from around the globe. Chania is still one of Europe’s best kept secrets, with Cretan culture remaining prominent in the region’s local music, art, poetry, produce and food to this very day.

Platanias,  Agioi Apostoloi, and Kalives are all seaside villages and towns with wonderful beaches. Kalives is a pretty seaside village in the area of Apokoronas, on Souda Bay, 19 km east of Chania and is one of the resorts on Cape Drapanos. These are all popular beauty spots and resorts, yet not subject to over-crowding, even in high season.


Adults Only Luxury Hotel Chania, Crete

The wonderful benefits of an exclusive, adults-only resort gives you ample time as a couple to wind down and relax with abandon, reigniting the youthful spirit and romance stifled in greyer climates. The stunning resort provides an exquisite environment, and while we love children in the real world, we offer a superb, tranquil getaway – perfect for newly weds, those celebrating anniversaries or those simply wanting to enjoy a little luxury in our adult-only resort.

Chania, Crete – The Warmer Climate Welcomes You

The island of Crete is Greece’s largest, with a culture and history spanning over many thousands of years. The landscape is full to bursting with monuments and archaeological sites to explore all over, with the western part of the island offering many local traditions and sights typically associated as being, Cretan – preserving the culture in everything from clothing to beards, music to food.

The weather is always guaranteed. During the period between April and October, clear-sky weather is almost an everyday feature. The atmosphere is always warm, and the west of the island can even experience heat waves brought in from the Libyan winds as early as March or April, each year. Fierce heat waves (temperatures above 38 °C) are conversely, not very common, with the prevailing Etesian wind, also known as ‘Meltemia’, preventing the climate from being too uncomfortably warm.




The nearby town of Chania has an international airport (CHX), offering flights from and to the UK at around 4.5 hours through British Airways, direct. For more information, call Design Holidays or check independent flight availability.


Chania is a short taxi ride at only 2.5 miles of Domes Noruz, Chania.

Chania International Airport (CHX), is 20 minutes away from Domes Noruz, Chania.

Design Holidays and the Dome Noruz Resort are delighted to be able to help you with any excursion or car hire locally.


There are very few buses from the airport. Taxis are available to the town and to the hotel (9km away) or to nearby beaches and places of interest.

There is a bus service to the port that takes the Ferry to Athens.


Luxury Hotel Chania Crete

The Domes, Chania is one of two Luxury Hotels in the Chania region – the second, sister hotel caters for families. The Domes Noruz is very proud to partner with Design Holidays for fantastic help and advice in booking your holiday, personalising their expert service for each and every visitor.

Call us post haste or feel free to contact us via email – we will reply within the next 24 hours to any query.

Domes Noruz, Chania, Crete – A Design Holidays Proud Partner

Our specialists at Design Holidays will also organise transfers and excursions within your initial bookings. However, trips may also be arranged through our reception team. The Domes Noruz Luxury Adult resort offer both hassle-free Half Board and All Inclusive options; however, please speak to our experts for all the information you require.

Dome Noruz Rates

Off peak, exclusive of any spa, food or breakfast services begins from £136 per night, excluding local tax at 13.5%.

For more details and offers, please contact our Domes Noruz’ Reservations Team on 01444 87 22 00.

We look forward to helping you create a holiday to remember, forever.

The cosmopolitan Chania Town, boasting an array of lively beach bars and all day restaurants.

Chania is a short taxi ride at only 2.5 miles of Domes Noruz Chania.

Chania International Airport, 9.3 miles from Domes Noruz Chania.

For those travelling by car there is free parking at the resort.