Corfu hotel Domes Miramare redefines beachfront bliss


Corfu hotel Domes Miramare, defined by its discreet contemporary luxury, glamorous 1960s past, and unbeatable waterside location, has a recent extension that makes more room for your dream stay.

A unique property in the east of the island (35 minutes from the airport), Domes Miramare owes its blissful beachfront location, amid a 400-year-old olive grove, to the Onassis family, who discovered the spot and had a hideaway built during the 1960s, enlisting Greek modernist architect Charalambos Sfaellos. The hedonistic playground welcomed Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, Maria Callas, and more among the era’s glitterati.

Now part of the Domes Resorts hospitality group, the property had a 2018 overall by interior architect Kristina Zanic, and contemporary comfort, chic and calm prevails. 

Corfu hotel Domes Miramare

Domes Miramare, which comprises the original Seafront Wing of low-rise accommodation on the waterfront, and the new Panoramic Wing, set just inland with an elevated view. Foreground is the hotel’s 40ft speedboat

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The lobby’s central atrium is built around an ancient olive tree, a living centrepiece in a light-filled, marble-floored space that includes a rotating display of contemporary art by Greek and international artists, and an Assouline book corner. It’s the perfect spot for one of the Blu Bar’s Greek martinis (strong but delicious).

Corfu hotel Domes Miramare

The light-filled lobby, built around an existing olive tree

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Corfu hotel Domes Miramare

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The Emerald suites, retreats and residences, housed in a trio of L-shaped buildings that give the effect of staggered cubic pavilions, are set amid the olive trees preserved on The Seafront Wing site and offer tranquil hideaways in the form of ground-floor and first-floor units, 90 per cent with a sea view. From the Emerald suites, for example, you can stroll directly from your terrace across lawns dotted with olive trees to the waterfront. 

Corfu hotel Domes Miramare

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Corfu Hotel Domes Miramare: Haute Living accommodation pool

A private pool among the Haute Living Selection accommodation

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Corfu hotel Domes Miramare

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Those seeking more space or a private deck, pool or Jacuzzi should look to the Haute Living Selection of pavilions, villas and residences, among them the HRH villas created for a visiting royal family – with, as you’d expect, a little more bling for your buck – and available to book when they are not in residence. The higher-end accommodation comes with access to a shared, serviced living space that offers 24/7 access to drinks and snacks, a concierge, workstations, a private pool and more. 

Domes Miramare’s new Panoramic Wing

Corfu hotel Domes Miramare

The Panoramic Wing and pool

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A striking recent addition to the property, The Panoramic Wing, set just inland, brings further accommodation and amenities, thanks to the conversion of a 1980s former hotel building. The architectural renovation by Makridis & Associates, with interior design again by Kristina Zanic – in collaboration with Justin Condon and Maria Grammenou – adds 69 guest rooms to the main site’s 113, along with two pools, a Technogym-equipped gym, a spa, and more drinking and dining options.

Corfu hotel Domes Miramare

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The extension’s impressive arched façade nods to the historic architecture of Corfu Old Town and Domes Miramare’s 1960s roots, while making a bold statement of modernity. The interiors continue the arched theme, and reference textures and colours of the island in a subtle, natural palette.

Accommodation again spans standard and Haute Living options, some units with seaview Jacuzzis. The new wing is linked to the main site by a tunnel beneath a road that separates them; what you lose in proximity to the water compared to The Seafront Wing, you gain in an elevated viewpoint.

Corfu hotel Domes Miramare

Grand Opal Suite in The Panoramic Wing

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Grand Opal Suite bedroom at Domes Miramare Corfu hotel

Grand Opal Suite bedroom, Panoramic Wing

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A Corfu hotel focused on laidback luxury



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