Perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, just a few miles away from Greece’s up-and-coming district of Chania, is a Cretan hideaway designed for the modern travelling family. Domes Zeen Chania simply has one goal, and that is to ensure that guests feel at peace once they step inside. This Crete resort combines minimalist mid-century modernism with sustainable design and earthy tones to create a nature-like space. Each of the guest rooms are handcrafted to encompass the Greek idea of parea: a place to make memories. The boutique property features an array of amenities and activities which everyone in the family can enjoy. These include: a main swimming pool, a kids’ pool, children’s club, a beachfront location with a pebbly shore, a beach club, a jungle-inspired spa and much more.
Domes Zeen Chania philosophy
Inspired by the Greek concept of Ef Zeen – ‘the art of living well’, Zeen is a curated space in which to relax, revive, forge new memories, meet new people and admire characterful Cretan traditions. It’s a veritable treasure trove of Eden-esque tranquillity, where natural charms merge with pure R&R. With wellness at the core, from nutrition to fitness to signature spa treatments and yoga classes, everything is synergetic and bespoke to your needs. Because self-improvement is key to the Domes Zeen ethos, the property offers multiple gastronomic and educational opportunities where guests can discover new things and take home the knowledge.
How to get to Domes Zeen Chania
If you’re flying into the island of Crete, the Domes Zeen Chania is about a 30-minute drive from Chania International Airport and a two-hour drive from Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis. If you’re arriving by ferry, the hotel is just a 15-minute drive from the Chania Cruise port. Sandwiched between the sandy shores and a dramatic mountain backdrop, the ancient city of Chania is a picture-postcard city where the ancient world meets a 21st century nightlife. Domes Zeen Chania can be found on the edge of the city, far enough to enjoy the quiet waves of the turquoise sea, but within reach to some of the city’s main attractions.
The Old Town is a charming element to Chania, with Venetian-style buildings lining the small alleyways, while the port is a scenic spot, lined with bistros, cafes, cocktail bars and an enchanting view of the bay. At night, the glowing lights reflect off of the crystal-clear waters, creating a romantic atmosphere for a lovers’ walk. The town of Agia Marina is also within a short drive from the hotel, a hot spot for clubbing, happy hours and sumptuous cocktails.