Domes of Elounda Getting there
Perched on its own patch of sand, the hotel overlooks the beautiful Mirabello Bay of Elounda, in north-eastern Crete. Flanked by olive groves and craggy rocks, it surveys the sea and Spinalonga Island beyond. The village of Plaka is a few minutes away.
The island’s main airport, Heraklion (www.heraklion-airport.info) is the second-largest in Greece, and one hour away by car. Monarch and easyJet both fly direct from London Gatwick. There's a taxi rank outside the passenger terminal, and hire-car desks including Avis.
The nearest big town is Agios Nikolaos, a 15-minute drive from the hotel. From Heraklion, follow the National Road to Aghios Nikolaos (approximately 65km from the airport). As you come into Aghios Nikolaos, there’s a crossroads with traffic lights - turn left here, then right at the next set of lights, following the signs to Elounda village. After about another 1.5km, you’ll see a sign for Elounda on the left-hand side. As you reach Elounda, you’ll hit the village’s port, from here follow the signs to Plaka. Almost immediately before Plaka, see a sign pointing to the Domes of Elounda. There’s free parking when you arrive.
Boat and helicopter are other, more dramatic arrival options.