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Domes Noruz – A luxury masterpiece in Crete

After visiting some of the most beautiful islands – Paros, Mykonos, Ios, Milos, Santorini, our last stop on our one month adventure in Greece was Crete. Crete is the largest island in Greece and it captivates with wild natural beauty, pristine beaches, steep gorges, rich history, exquisite cuisine and friendly people. Our week there started with an extraordinary stay at the fabulous adults-only hotel DOMES NORUZ.


DOMES NORUZ CHANIA – Autograph Collection

Situated on the northern coast of Crete, just a few minutes away from Chania, this hotel adds a new level of luxury to the beautiful landscapes of the island. Domes Noruz opened doors in 2016 and it’s proudly part of the Marriott’s boutique-style Autograph Collection. This boutique hotel embraces contemporary and exclusive design mixed with top-notch service creating a well-deserved award-winning masterpiece.


One of the highlights of Domes Noruz is the magnificent, ultra trendy design that has won them architectural awards from the moment it opened doors. We were fascinated by the creativity and the attention to details. Everything is thoughtfully made in symmetrical balance through shape, pattern, texture, natural colors, wood, and accents of light blue to create this meticulous and luxurious design.

The ambiance and the surroundings are perfect for your ultimate relaxing and romantic vacation. From the moment we arrived, we were in constant awe not only by the design but by the outstanding hospitality and service. All the suites have either an outdoor jacuzzi, plunge pool or private pool and are exquisitely decorated in typical greek architecture with natural shades and splashes of blue. The furniture is chic, modern and comfortable to ensure you can relax and enjoy your stay.

Domes Noruz has two separate pool areas. The first one is a quiet zone to ensure your complete relaxation and the second one is accompanied by a DJ creating the perfect summer ambiance with beautiful and lively sea view. Right next to it is the Raw Bar where you can enjoy some handcrafted sushi, delicious dishes, and cocktails soaking into the more upbeat ambiance. From there you can appreciate some astonishing sunset views.
Domes Noruz has a beach which is just a few steps from the restaurant and is equipped with sun-lounging chairs, umbrellas, towels and even call buttons to order directly from the bar. How cool is that?

The main restaurant at Domes Noruz is Zeen, and it serves delicious food all day from breakfast to dinner. The location and the setup of the restaurant are just perfect, and you can’t beat this gorgeous sea view. The decor is as expected super stylish and modern, as well as very comfy and inviting. Dining at Zeen is an experience itself. We, as vegans, were very pleased by the variety of options we had to eat. The breakfast buffet was one of the best we’ve seen with plenty of healthy choices. We must say that they have one of the most delicious vegan burgers we have ever eaten around the world. It was so good that we ate it every single time. The chef is incredibly talented and it will accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have. We were very impressed.

Your stay in Domes Noruz won’t be complete without a visit to the Soma Spa. There you can choose from a variety of treatments and immerse yourself into a purely relaxing and zen state of mind. Before your appointment, you can enjoy the heated pool, the hammam bath, sauna or jacuzzi.

For those of you who love staying in shape even when you are on vacation, Domes Noruz has a gym open 24/7. Also available are yoga, pilates, personal training or TRX.

The hotel has everything you will need for your perfect vacation, and it will be hard to leave, but we highly recommend putting on your exploring shoes and go out on an adventure one day. There are some amazing beaches around that are an absolute must and would leave you speechless and make your holiday even more unforgettable. Our two favorite are Seitan Limania and Balos Beach.

We hope that we inspired you to visit Crete and stay at the fabulous Domes Noruz for your next getaway. Leave us a comment if you have any questions for us.




*Disclaimer: Our stay at Domes Noruz was complimentary, but all the opinions and views presented here are entirely our own and true.

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    June 29, 2018

    Wow, this resort is absolutely breathtaking, I love these photos! I hope you had a fabulous time!

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    Claudia Blanton

    June 29, 2018

    oh, my goodness, that is how you do a vacation – I have been all over Europe but not to Crete, which is sad, because it looks so stunningly pretty! I will have to remedy that, for sure – blessings!


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    Iya - Louisa

    June 29, 2018

    I don’t even know what to say. This just looks amazing! I am so jealous right now. I am getting the travelling bug and this is so tempting

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    June 30, 2018

    Wow, these pictures are gorgeous! This resort looks great and I am glad that they serve delicious vegan burgers!

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    Style & Life by Susana

    July 1, 2018

    OK, I need to be there… NOW!! How incredibly gorgeous is this place?!! Amazing photos too.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc

    July 1, 2018

    My biggest dream is to travel to Greece! I would go directly to Crete and stay in Domes Noruz! Oh my goodness, talk about a luxurious vacation! If I could live there, I would!

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    Maria Ingrid

    July 1, 2018

    Wow!! The resort looks amazing and your pictures are gorgeous, they are like postcards.. Greece has always been one of my dream destinations, I might consider going to Crete once we decided to travel there..

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    July 1, 2018

    If I could just be there this instant, I will. OMG, Greece owns the top spot on my travel bucket list. I really have to find a way to get there, and I will make sure I visit Crete first!

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    Mommy Sigrid

    July 3, 2018

    One month in Greece??? Oh my gosh… I would love to have that kind of vacation. And the Domes NOruz is truly the spelling of luxury. Such class. Will check this out when we plan to go to Crete.