Miramare Beach, Moraitika 490 84, Corfu, Greece.
The Domes Miramare was originally built for the Onassis family in the late 1960s. In 2018 it was renovated at a cost of millions of euros. The Domes Miramare has a storied past as the summer playground of the Onassis family in 1960s, hosting royalty and celebrities.
Situated on Corfu’s east coast in an idyllic beachside location, the resort is exclusively for adults, placing an emphasis on its tranquillity, elegance and impeccable personal service.
Domes Miramare is located on the east coast of the island, 17 km from Corfu airport and 15 minutes drive from Corfu Old Town. It is the ideal base for those who wish to explore southern and central Corfu by car. We arrived after flying British Airways from Gatwick in Club Europe (Business class).
The main hotel section of the 113-room resort includes beachfront and sea view suites. Additionally, there is a more exclusive area consisting of pavilion retreats and two villas, where the former emir of Qatar and his wife once stayed. Standard rooms are close to the beach and pool and feature king-size beds and bathrooms with mosaic detail. Unique Boutique Travel stayed in an Emerald Beachfront Suite just metres from the private beach. All of the suites feature a King size bed, a marble bathroom with a walk-in shower, TV sets, a sea view and a terrace or patio.
The restaurants are overseen by Michelin-starred chef and have a focus on Mediterranean and Corfiot cuisines. Breakfast by the sea in the main restaurant, Makris, is superb. There is a wide selection of hot and cold options available. The champagne for breakfast was an elegant touch.
The resort provides the ultimate gastronomic experience including culinary options such as shareable mezze, fresh local seafood and produce, all paired with hand-selected local wines.
The elevated Blu Bar is perfect for evening cocktails, overlooking the seafront. Sushi aficionados should try the minimalist seafront Raw Bar and sample the Asian inspired offerings.
Service & facilities
The staff are knowledgeable and attentive. Every query and request is dealt with quickly and efficiently. Their local knowledge is particularly useful and they can arrange day trips at short notice. The private beach is a haven of tranquillity, it is easy to while away an entire day relaxing on one of the sun loungers and swimming in the crystal-clear Ionian Sea. Wakeboards, Seabobs and glass-bottomed canoes await those craving action. At the spa, massage treatments are performed with Elemis products. Miramaretta, the resort’s sleek motor yacht, ferries guests to Corfu Town in around 20 minutes.
- Private beach
- Fitness centre
- Room service
- Sauna and Spa
- Tennis court
The resort has been renovated with nothing left to chance. It retains or perhaps reinterprets the sixties style décor from the original Miramare. The interior decor celebrates the Sixties style with a modern flair in shades of white, grey and teal. Objects d’art and the grand piano in the lobby, subtly draw attention. Gnarled old olive trees and palms are scattered across the lawns fronting a 400-metre long private beach.
Access for guests with disabilities?
There are two wheelchair-accessible rooms. All public spaces are also wheelchair accessible.
The hotel welcomes guests aged 16 and over.
Corfu Town is the capital of the Greek island of Corfu, in the Ionian Sea. It’s known for its cobblestone streets and pastel-coloured Venetian architecture. Well worth a day trip from Miramare on the resort’s motor yacht.
Archontiko – restaurant
A hilltop restaurant a short taxi ride from the resort with amazing views. The food is pretty incredible too, with a fine selection of local cuisine.
Toula’s, Agni Beach -restaurant
Situated on Agni beach in the island’s northeast is Toula’s. It’s a long drive by Corfu standards, but well worth the effort. Delicious food in a stunning setting. Make sure you book before the long journey.
The entire island of Corfu is blighted by piles of trash by the sides of the road, which is an unsightly mess. The town of Moraitika is populated by a number of all-inclusive type hotels and the beaches are over-crowded. For this reason, the Domes Miramare is best used as a stay-in hotel. A calming haven from the outside world. Go for a week and relax by the pool. Enjoy the boutique experience that is Domes Miramare.