Domes Noruz Chania, Crete

Combining Cretan heritage with modern design and faultless hospitality, Domes Noruz Chania is here to reintroduce Crete. A vibrant, adults-only, beachfront hotel, settle in and sip on handcrafted cocktails, dance along to resident DJs and sun yourself by the sleek pools. The perfect spot for the design savvy cosmopolitan traveller, Domes Noruz Chania is a place to let your hair down.


In the north-west of Crete, Chania is often considered to be one of Greece’s most beautiful and vibrant destinations. From the beautiful old town, with its unique blend of Ottoman, Venetian and Greek architecture, to buzzy nightlife in converted monasteries, there is something here for everyone. Just a short distance from Chania, and a 25-minute drive from the airport, Domes Noruz offers endless possibilities for exploration. Whether that’s soaking up the culture of the old town, discovering hidden beaches, getting close to nature at Samaria Gorge – or simply dancing till dawn. Chania is a place for hedonists and explorers alike.

Your Room

The 83 rooms and suites of Domes Noruz Chania are so much more than that just another a hotel room. True to name, they are ‘retreats’ and ‘havens’ – places to escape to. Open plan, with light flooding in from the large French windows which open up onto private terraces, you can’t help but feel relaxed here. Add to that stunning sea views, private plunge pools and an upgrade from our favourite outdoor showers to outdoor bathtubs, and you’ll never want to leave. Plus, with a Smeg mini fridge fully stocked with organic snacks (and some handy Vitamin C tablets) – you’ll never need to either.

Why We Like It

If Domes Noruz and the area surrounding Chania were the last things we saw – we reckon we’d be ok with that. Words simply cannot do this place justice. From the stunning architecture and design of Domes Noruz itself to beautiful Chania with its quaint town. sun-kissed beaches and unparalleled scenery, it’s a real feast for the eyes. Bring your camera, you’re going to need it.