Stay at Domes Zeen Chania
Modern and stylish yet rooted in tradition, this sleek resort brings cutting edge Berlin-design to Crete’s ancient shores. Boasting a secluded private beach but still within walking distance to the historic cobbled lanes of charming Chania, a stay here delivers the best of two worlds. Built and designed around the Greek concept of Ef Zeen, which translates roughly as the “art of living well", this hotel nourishes mind and body. Spend a morning lying by the sleek black tile pool, or laze away an afternoon in the open-air Jungle spa.
Within walking distance of evocative Chania – one of the world's oldest known settlements – this resort is ideal for travellers who can fly directly into Chania airport. However, it’s a long 2-hour drive on the winding coastal road from Crete’s main airport Heraklion.
106, including 64 suites. Designed by Berlin architects Lambs and Lions, the rooms share the resort’s modern yet rustic aesthetic. Expect clean lines in concrete and wood softened by the use of rattan and earthy colours. If you really want to spoil yourself, book one of the pavilions boasting their own private pools.
Who is it for
Design lovers. This resort would be ideal both for couples looking for a stylish and romantic getaway but also for families. The black-tiled pool may be more suited for relaxing with a drink than doing lengths but there’s also a separate shallow pool for kids and parents.
Facilities & activities
The resort boasts two gourmet restaurants, the laid back Beach House and the Estia Gourmet Fusion. Couples can enjoy the work of mixologists at the poolside bar, while kids are entertained at the Montessori-style kids’ club and parents relax at the open-air Jungle spa.