Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection 

A stylish, couple-centric retreat with a focus on local exploration

This adults-only lifestyle resort brings a touch of contemporary indulgence to cultural Chania.

Set on the beachfront a stone’s throw from Chania, Domes Noruz Chania is the sister of the award-winning Domes of Elounda. Its domed design is inspired by the Venetian Arsenals from Chania’s old port, brought up to date with elegant, airy spaces and sleek, contemporary furnishings. There’s a focus on local exploration here, with a handful of curated experiences to choose from; venture to Chania’s Old Town to glimpse the region’s Venetian influences, visit the local vineyards, fly over the breathtaking Samaria Gorge or dig your toes into the sand and let the blues of the Aegean lull you into a daze; this is a blissful retreat for couples after a romantic escape.

Why we love Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection

  • It’s perfect for couples, with a laid-back, peaceful vibe and a romantic location on an idyllic, powder-soft beach.

  • It’s a 15-minute drive from Chania’s Old Town, famous for its Ottoman, Venetian and Greek architecture and offering plenty of restaurants and bars.

  • It’s elegant and stylish, and every room comes with its own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool. 

  • The dining is exceptional, with a focus on delicious, organic Greek produce with a contemporary twist.

5 stars
May - Oct
4 hours
Fronting a sandy beach on the outskirts of Chania, 10 minutes’ drive from the city’s Old Town where you'll find lots of great restaurants and cool bars
Approx. 40 minutes’ transfer from Chania airport
Beach, Adults Only, Honeymoon, Sustainability

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



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  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
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There’s a cosmopolitan approach to food here, with a focus on delicious organic Greek produce with an international twist. Topos is an all-day restaurant, where breakfast corners include a bakery and vitality bar, while Raw Bar by Moët & Chandon is a chic spot for superfood salads, premium wines and Champagne. At sunset, make your way to the beach or the bar area to take in the view.

This innovative, neo-Greek seafood spot offers a creative and charismatic menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food uses local ingredients to whip up imaginative dishes – think vegan smoothie bowls lavished with fruit and seeds for breakfast, baked seabream with sun-dried tomatoes for lunch and Cretan carob-biscuit cheesecake for dessert.

Raw Bar
Tuck into fresh sushi with a side of champagne at this stylish bar, serving cocktails by award-winning mixologists against a backdrop of sparkling ocean.

N Bar
It’s all about understated luxury at this elegant bar, which serves custom-crafted cocktails beneath Byzantine-style arched ceilings.

We love Topos for its innovative spin on classic Greek cuisine, plus a curated wine list featuring labels from across the island and beyond.

What's included

For non-Haute Living Selection guests:
Breakfast at Topos

For Haute Living Selection guests:
Haute Living Half Board: • Breakfast in Topos Restaurant 3-course à la carte lunch or 3-course à la carte dinner at Topos Restaurant (selected items excluded) 1 x 3-course à la carte dinner per stay at Raw Bar for every 5 nights at the resort (pre-booking required; no drinks included).

Upgrade options

For non-Haute Living Selection guests:
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Topos

Offering massages, facials, beauty rituals and other treatments, Domes’ signature Soma Spa here is something of a serene haven, using healing techniques inspired by the ancient Greeks. There’s a fitness centre overlooking the Aegean, with a range of classes on offer outdoors – from body sculpting and circuit training to sunrise yoga, with sea views for motivation.

The resort has curated various experiences to get you out exploring the local area: head off on a food tour exploring Crete’s mountain villages; visit the local wineries; take a tour of Knossos, the cradle of Minoan civilisation; or get active on a hike around the Samaria Gorge. Jeep safaris, helicopter tours, fishing trips, horse-riding and more can also be arranged with the concierge.

The resort has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Many of Crete's iconic beaches are a short drive away or you may prefer to take a RIB speed boat to explore some of Crete's coves and islets.

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 resorts also support communities by employing local people, using local produce and promoting local experiences and products.

This hotel welcomes guests over 16.

Minimum stay: 3 nights 27 Apr-03 Nov.

Private pools are heated at no extra cost for stays 07 Apr-15 May and 01 Oct-03 Nov.

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