Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Domes of Elounda

 

Summer has me thinking about all the warm places I’d like to visit around the world.  Sooner or later, I’ll see them all, regardless of  roadblocks.  In searching for luxurious spas and resorts, I came across an all suites and villas spa resort called Domes of Elounda, located on a Greek island called Spinalonga.

The villa features dome structures throughout the property, giving it a unique look.

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Looking like a spaceship in the middle of the sea, the Domes features several of these dome shapes throughout the villa.

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The Resort.  The sky glows as the sun sets, leaving the water a sheet of glass.

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The view from the villa is beautiful and serene. 

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One of the domes with it’s alien lights.

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Main Pool overlooking the Mediterranean.

 

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Open Plan Suite Exterior.  Several of the villas have a personal pool.

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Private Suite Bedroom.  Luxurious fabrics, fluffy pillows and warm breezes make for a very peaceful stay at the Domes.

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Ultraluxe Villa Exterior.  Rock retaining walls surround this villa making it seem like it’s been here 100 years.

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Ultraluxe Villa Living Room.  A cool contemporary vibe fills the suites.  Here you see the inside of one of the domes.

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Ultraluxe Villa Pool.  Another private pool.

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Ultraluxe Villa Bathroom.  Luxury is an understatement here.  The large shower and tub in the rear are big enough for a party.  And, we all need a tub of rose-petal water to wash our face with.

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Domes Spa.  The exceptional Domes Spa draws on ancient Greek spa practices and uses the restorative benefits of the Mediterranean waters.  The focal point of the spa is the black mosaic sea water pool, surrounded by tinted glass.

 

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Domes Spa.  Gold and black mosaic tiles cover the spa walls giving it a luxurious feel.

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Grand Dome Bar

Definitely the place to go for a cool drink to welcome in the setting sun.

 

All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are.  Humility gives it its power.

- Lao-tzu

2 comments:

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

fabulous! I wanna go!

animal print gal said...

I love Crete it's my mother's home place. I haven't been to this resort but I have seen other parts of Elounda. It is luxurious indeed and very cosmopolitan. Beautiful place!

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