You can ensure a royally good stay at Domes Miramare in Corfu. The elegant property, the latest addition to Domes Resorts’ exquisite offerings, is also the first hotel on the Greek island, part of The Luxury Collection® (a glittering selection of the finest hotels and resorts in the world).
Situated in Moraitika, on the eastern-part of the island, and a 25-minute drive from Venetian influenced Corfu with its UNESCO-listed old town, Miramare has a fascinating history. The original building of this fabulous waterfront retreat was built for the Onassis family by Charalambos Sfaellos in the 1960s and a dream resort was born.
Throughout the decades the Miramare Hotel welcomed Royalty and stars of stage and screen who would holiday in its lavish surroundings and lap up the Corfiot sun on the 600m private shingle beach with its shallow waters – a favourite of Aristotle Onassis who enjoyed fishing here.
In recent years Miramare has undergone a multi-million (Euro) renovation. The iconic property still stands amidst centuries-old olive trees and grassy expanses with the addition of luxury retreats, suites and residences overlooking the serene waterfront. 2018 sees Miramare reborn as Domes Miramare, an adult only resort where luxury holds no bounds and exemplary service is part and parcel of a stay here.
Each of the 113 rooms which range from Emerald Retreats, Emerald Suites and Emerald Residences to larger Pavilion Retreats, Pavilion Suites and Grand Pavilions in the Haute Living selection, are pure class - beautifully furnished with stylish touches including a colour palette inspired by the surrounding landscape. They are also just footsteps from the beach.
Domes Miramare also boasts an exclusive area fit for Royalty with two exclusive villas for private hire, the Royal Highness Ivory Villa and the Royal Highness Pearl Villa, sumptuous retreats with A-list facilities.
From the moment you enter the marble clad lobby with its two olive trees, a nod to the centuries-old olive tree gardens in which the resort sits, or head to the Blue Bar – a legendary hangout, once a favourite of Jackie Onassis and the King of Greece who has held parties in its beautiful Bohemian setting, you know you’re somewhere special. Outside too the alfresco delights of the Pool Bar – with its dreamy drapes, comfy sofas and stylish rattan pods, exudes star quality.