Greece is a leading destination in the field of family holidays, owing to the short flight time from the UK and a host of outstanding hotels. Although Greece does have its pleasure-seeking party side, it also embraces a much more family friendly atmosphere in the likes of Peloponnese, Skiathos, Crete and Halkidiki. The Westin Resort Costa Navarino in Peloponnese is a prime example of a luxurious hotel with excellent child facilities, including an appropriate pool and children’s club. Greece is a seasonal destination with a warmer climate than the UK all year round. This means that although it may be busy in the summer, a trip outside of season will still be a pleasurable one.
‘Private Beach Deck, Activities and Sports for All’
MarBella, Mar-Bella Collection is set in landscaped gardens on the south-east coastline of Corfu. It is perfectly plotted close by to both Corfu Old Town and the airport. Rooms and suites all benefit from stunning views of the resort gardens or the twinkling Ionian Sea. Guests can enjoy the sandy beach deck overlooking the ocean or the expanse of private pebble beach near to the water sports area. There are 6 restaurants and 6 bars to choose from, including dishes from Greek and Mediterranean cuisines. Select Premium All Inclusive to really elevate your experience and sample the luxury of the resort. The resort is perfect for families with the dedicated kid’s club and the new Anemelia Aqua Park. The first of its kind at a Corfu 5* hotel, it has eight slides perfect for hours of family enjoyment. You can also try the spa for days of relaxation and serenity.
‘All-Inclusive Redefined in a Beautiful Beachfront Location’
Find the breathtaking Ikos Dassia situated on Corfu’s Ionian Coast, framed by woodland and featuring the brand's award-winning Infinite Lifestyle concept. All rooms and suites have spacious balconies or private gardens, and some even benefit from refreshing private pools. The exclusive Ikos Deluxe Collection comes with many additional benefits, including a Deluxe Collection only pool, an enhanced personal concierge service, and a selection of exciting welcome treats for children. All guests of Ikos Dassia can get behind the wheel of a Tesla to embark on the Local Drive Adventure that explores the surrounding landscape, but Deluxe Collection guests can enjoy a Tesla Model Y. Dining at the resort comprises of six a la carte restaurants, two main restaurants on a buffet basis and ten bars, plus waiter service around the pool and on the beach. Resort facilities include two main beach front pools, two adults-only pools, a soothing spa, tennis courts, a well equipped fitness studio and a cardio training room. Anyone wanting to try their hand at water sports can enjoy pedalos, paddling and windsurfing included in their stay, as well as scuba diving, parasailing and windsurfing for an extra cost.
‘Family Resort, Surrounded by Forest and Sea’
Domes of Corfu is a beachfront family resort on the cosmopolitan island of Corfu. The surrounded by lush forests and the turquoise Ionian Sea. The hotel is based on what is considered the best beach on the island – an extended golden sand beach excellent for couples and families alike. For an even more premium beach experience you can upgrade to the VIP zone where you can enjoy special luxury gazebos. Accommodation options include Haute Living Selection – a collection of upscale accommodations with elevated offerings including access to a 24/7 lounge. The resort also features three restaurants including an Italian, Mediterranean and international buffet restaurant as well as three bars offering signature cocktails and delicious snacks. This hotel has many family-friendly features such as a kids club and child-friendly pools. Teens can enjoy the Teenager Arcade Room.
‘Flavour, flair and fantastic facilities’
Elounda Bay Palace, a Leading Hotel of the World, offers a distinct and functional resort for couples, families and friends with its varied and beautifully presented amenities. For the active there are tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, plus a full water sports programme as well as preferential rates at the nearby Crete Golf Club. A superb selection of restaurants, bars and lounges, some of which are located at the neighbouring Elounda Beach Hotel, will have you spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and virtually every option treats you to mesmerising sea views. Your accommodation will belong to one of the individual ‘clubs’ giving you access to corresponding benefits and privileges whilst your room or suite itself will include bright, fresh Cretan styling.
‘Private Villas and an Award-Winning Spa’
Overlooking the gulf of Mirabello in Crete, Blue Palace has much to offer including a private beach, spa and excursions across to nearby island, Spinalonga. Rooms and suites come complete with a balcony or terrace and villas are on another level. The Grand Villa, for example, offers a 31sqm outdoor hydro jet pool, indoor sauna, large lounge area and access to The Haven, a beach space exclusively available to guests staying in villas and the Island Luxury Suite. There are a number of restaurants and bars offering Asian, Greek and Cretan dishes.
‘Idyllic Getaway Nestled in Cretan Cove’
Situated in a private cove on the north east of Crete is Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas. With accommodation integrated into the environment, you can choose between rooms, suites, and villas. The resort has a seawater infinity pool overlooking the Aegean ocean, a water sports centre on the beach, tennis courts and newly refurbished speciality spa. Six restaurants showcase Cretan cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
'All Suites, Villas and Residences – Stunning Spinalonga Views'
A member of the luxury Domes Resorts portfolio, Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection is on the north coast of Crete overlooking the historic island of Spinalonga. After a renovation, the look and feel of the main building and new suites are now aligned with the design of Domes Luxury Residences. You'll find well-equipped suites, residences and villas, each with either a private pool or Jacuzzi, while guests staying in the Private and Luxury Residences or Luxury Villas will receive Domes Resorts' signature Haute Living inclusions as standard. The Domes Spa with stunning views of the Mediterranean, features a black mosaic freshwater pool, sauna and hammam alongside Elemis products and treatments.
'Privacy, Comfort and Endless Ocean Vistas.'
While possessing all the draws of most luxury resorts, those at Nana Princess go a step further, ensuring warm Cretan hospitality, luxury five-star amenities and private pools in almost every accommodation. There are a wide range of suites and villas here at Nana Princess, and they're all excellent. Some feature saunas or steam rooms while most feature a pool. Three concept restaurants are available at the hotel where high design meets experimental Mediterranean cuisine to give guests a plethora of exciting options. Nana Princess is just 10km away from Crete's first eighteen-hole golf course and bike tours and scuba diving are also on offer. The on-site Royal Wellness Club also provide an array of interesting, cutting-edge spa treatments in order to make your stay as relaxing as possible.
‘Family-Friendly Cretan Resort Complete with Spa and Kids’ Club’
Domes Zeen, a Luxury Collection Resort, Chania is a luxury, five-star boutique hotel and is located in the city of Chania and is Domes Resorts very first bespoke family-friendly hotel in Chania. With Balinese influences throughout, muted palettes of earthy, sandy hues are set against striking blue waters and scattered zests of fresh, verdant vegetation; a sharp contrast that really brings the abundant nature of the resort to life. While minimalist interiors ensure sustainability across the resort’s 102 handcrafted rooms, all with private terrace. There is also a swimming pool, a pebbly beach in front of the resort, a Kids' Club and Kids' pool, a Jungle Spa and a resort boutique.
‘Surrounded by Beaches and Mount Athos’
Eagles Palace is situated just four kilometres from Ouranoupolis, one of the most scenic villages in Greece. It lies on a glorious stretch of private golden beach in the shadow of Mount Athos occupying one of the most sought after locations on the coast. There is a wide choice of activities including water sports, cycling, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and on-site there is a spa and gym. For children, there is an outdoor pool, playground and kid’s clubs. Accommodations include rooms, bungalows and suites, many of which feature private terraces and pools. You’ll find bars and clubs offering live music and traditional Greek restaurants serving fresh, local seafood.
‘Al Fresco Dining and Sea View Suites’
Sani Beach is part of the Sani Beach Resort situated on Cape Sani on the west coast of Halkidiki. The Hotel is a short walk from Bousoulas Beach and Sani Marina which has a selection of restaurants and boutiques. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace that overlooks either gardens or the Aegean Sea. At the beach you can enjoy water sports including canoeing, pedal boats and wakeboarding. The resort also offers a variety of sports courts such as tennis and volleyball, plus a fitness centre and spa.
'Health and Vitality; Fun and Sport’
Part of the Sani Resort, Porto Sani provides a sanctuary for you and your family where relaxation, activity, fun and entertainment sit perfectly alongside healthy food options and transforming spa treatments. Being part of a larger complex enables guests to take advantage of an extensive range of sports facilities, kids clubs and restaurants whilst enjoying the feel of their own separate hotel. Dining in the greater Sani area also becomes an option with the ‘Dine Around’ program presenting great choices for virtually every cuisine. Families with children of all ages will find dedicated clubs as well as a fantastic range of activities that the whole family can enjoy together
‘Superb Suites – Boutique Hotel in Resort’
An intimate hotel, Sani Asterias is part of the Sani Resort on the west coast of Halkidik, with its Marina and waterfront with restaurants, bars and boutiques. The hotel has just fifty-seven suites, set in landscaped surroundings which have direct access to an exclusive beach with loungers, towels, refreshments and showers. The hotel has an outdoor heated pool, spa, an a la carte restaurant and two bars. The wider resort has over twenty restaurants and bars and a fitness, sports, water sports centre and kids’ clubs for every age.
‘Low Rise, Use of Sani Resort Facilities, Beach & Forest’
Sani Club is part of the larger Sani Resort – its discreet and refined offering. This intimate, low-rise hotel has large contemporary rooms and suites, some with private pools. As part of Sani Resort you’ll find a wide selection of sports, entertainment and activities plus a Peppa Pig creche and mini club. The hotel has a Chelsea FC Foundation training programme for 4 to 16-year olds – ideal for budding Premier League stars. For all ages there is an extensive list of things to entertain by day and night – hike in the forests, jog, scuba dive, cycle, sail and much more. Learn about bee-keeping, go bird-watching or try paddle-board yoga – it’s all on offer at Sani Resorts. Aside from the dining options at Sani Club you can drink or dine at any of the other Sani Resort restaurants or bars – and with such a wide choice around you’re sure to find your style of entertainment.
‘Beach Location – Activities for Everyone’
Ikos Olivia is situated on the south coast of Halkidiki, set in 22 acres of landscaped gardens and adjacent to a private sandy beach. All rooms and suites have access to outdoor seating areas overlooking the lush surrounding gardens or the shimmering sea. Guests of the Deluxe Collection can enjoy a host of upgraded benefits, including personal concierge services, welcome treats for children and express check in and check out. The hotel's private beach has sun beds, umbrellas and all-day waiter services to ensure complete relaxation, but for anyone else looking for a little more excitement from their holiday, it also offers activities including windsurfing, volleyball, tennis, badminton and yoga. Take a Tesla from the resort's dedicated fleet and embark on the Local Drive Adventure that sees you explore the vicinity that surrounds the hotel. In the resort there are four pools. including a paddling pool for children, a fitness centre and well equipped spa. Guests can punctuate each day with delicious dishes from one of the 6 in resort restaurants that serve local and international cuisines, before rounding off the day with evening entertainment and live music at one of the 6 poolside or beach front bars. As part of Ikos' Infinite Lifestyle concept, guests also have the opportunity to sample local gastronomies with the Dine Out option included in their stay.
‘A Greek Getaway Showcasing the Legendary Ikos All-Inclusive’
Ikos Oceania offers a comprehensive all-inclusive holiday experience in the beautiful town of Halkidiki. Perched on an amphitheatric hill, the resort features a tranquil spa, tennis courts and numerous refreshing swimming pools, as well as a 350 metre stretch of golden sanded beach. Guests can enjoy a variety of exquisite cuisines including Greek buffets, Asian dishes and authentic Italian offerings. With the impressive Dine Out option, guests can also choose to dine in the coastal town of Nea Moudania instead, only a ten-minute walk away from the hotel. The resort's contemporary residences offer breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and Mount Olympus, providing sumptuous places to unwind after a day of the resort's Infinite Lifestyle activities.
‘Beach Life, Mediterranean Elegance’
The Sani Dunes Hotel, Halkidiki is part of Sani Resorts, a chic and sophisticated destination for all the family. Situated overlooking the Aegean Sea and within walking distance of a sandy beach, Sani Dunes has one of the largest heated swimming pools in Greece, 3500sqm. The rooms and suites are decorated in a contemporary style and have panoramic windows overlooking either gardens, the sea or the pool. There are three restaurants and a spa. Activities include Tennis, bird watching, paddle boarding and archery.
‘Incredibly Atmospheric and Undeniably Mediterranean’
Part of The Luxury Collection of Marriott International, Vedema Resort displays the authentic beauty of the island with a great location, whitewashed townhouse buildings and suave amenities. The accommodation is typically Mediterranean, favouring white walls and floors along with bright splashes of colour and opulent touches. The resort offers guests a varied landscape to explore, from rolling vineyards to craggy cliffs to a black sand beach. With two inviting pools and an open-air Jacuzzi, as well as access to sister hotel Istoria's beach club, relaxation options are aplenty for guests. The resort also offers spa facilities, and dining options are varied with restaurants and bars dotted throughout the resort. For luxurious holidays in an unforgettable setting, Vedema Resort is a definite winner.
‘Central Fira, Town Centre’
Katikies Garden Santorini is located in the centre of the old venetian neighbourhood of Fira town. All 40 suites feature a terrace with views including those of gardens, volcano panorama and quaint alleys and fountains. The hotel itself is built on the grounds of a former monastery and the design of the hotel pays homage to this. There is a restaurant at the hotel which serves Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner and there is a wine bar located within the church wine cellar and features local and international wines.
‘Boutique Hotel, Bespoke Personal Touches’
Grace Mykonos is located north of Mykonos town by the sea on Agios Stefanos beach. This design hotel has 32 rooms and suites, many with private plunge pools and striking views. The hotel features a ‘Bespoke by Grace’ programme which includes an extended room amenity list and tailor-made experiences such as 7 choice pillow menu and in-room fitness kit. Grace restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with Mediterranean fusion cuisine and a la carte dining choices. Amenities include a boutique art gallery, spa, swimming pool and gym and there is complimentary parking on site. It also caters to families with Grace Kids to keep your little ones occupied.
‘An Exclusive and Relaxing Grecian Retreat’
Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos is situated on a sandy shore just 10 minutes away from Mykonos Town, the airport and port. The luxurious residences on offer - ranging from rooms to suites and villas - feature frontal or side sea views, and some have landscaped gardens complete with private swimming pools. The villas, named after precious gemstones, provide between 2 and 6 bedrooms including full kitchens and attractive home dining facilities. Travellers of all kinds can enjoy the resort's exclusive facilities, such as the relaxing Ginkgo Spa with a salon and gym or the infinity pool that seems to blend into the sea, along with a private peninsula at Ornos Bay. There are multiple dining outlets to choose from, including one helmed by a Michelin star chef, the Oasis Pool & Lounge, and the Santa Marina Beach Bar.
‘Exclusive Mykonian Paradise’
Grecotel Mykonos Blu is one of several boutique resorts in Mykonos and is located on the Blue Flag awarded Psarou Beach, close to Mykonos Town, the airport, and the port. The small enclave of 103 sea blue and white rooms, bungalows, suites and villas are reminiscent of the traditional “sugar-cube” style architecture that the island is famous for. Many residences benefit from beautiful waterfront locations with private plunge pools and outdoor hydro-massage bathtubs. Mykonos Blu offers ample accommodation for all kinds of travellers, from families and couples enjoying a romantic escape to friends holidaying together. There are three on-site restaurants and bars offering stunning views across the Aegean, as well as a refreshing infinity pool, and the Elixir Wellness Centre complete with a sauna and a gym.
‘Elia Beach, State-of-the-Art Spa’
Overlooking the Aegean Sea, Royal Myconian Resort is above a reserved section of Elia Beach in the renowned southern part of Mykonos. It offers 148 rooms, suites and villas, many with a terrace-side private Jacuzzi or pool. Facilities include the Thalasso Spa, gym and indoor and outdoor pools as well as a nightclub. The hotel offers two fine dining restaurants and three bars with stunning views, seasonal flavours and authentic Mykonian specialities.
‘Fresh, Cycladic Art – Stunning Views & Friendly Service’
Situated in Agios Stefanos village, 3.5km from Mykonos Town, Mykonos Princess – with its traditional chalk-white architecture, offers contemporary features at every turn. With just 35 charming guestrooms and suites this intimate property assures you of personal attention, a warm welcome and privacy. There is a large pool with bar service and ample seating, a fully equipped fitness centre, parking and a Greek-style restaurant with glorious views.
‘Luxury Boutique Hotel with Modern Design and Scenic Sea Views.’
Kouros Boutique Hotel is a 5-star hotel with spectacular views of the Aegean Sea, conveniently located on the outskirts of Mykonos town. Each room features stylish interior design and a private terrace, with some suites including a hot tub or private pool. Enjoy traditional Greek cuisine with a sunset sea view each evening at the hotel restaurant or sip a cocktail by the poolside bar. The hotel also offers a spa, fitness centre and countless services to enjoy an easy stay, from airport pick up to babysitting services.
‘All-Inclusive, All-Encompassing Greek Luxury’
Ikos Aria is positioned on 47 acres of the Kos coastline, with 374 rooms and suites, each with a private, furnished balcony and views of the sea or gardens. Some accommodation options feature their own pools and there are also rooms offering premium Ikos Deluxe features, including services like exclusive check-in, upgraded beach services, exciting welcome treats for children and upgraded vehicles for the Local Drive Adventure. The hotel features eight restaurants, serving a range of food from the Mediterranean and the Orient, with some Michelin-starred menus and a fun Dine Out programme. Relax at the holistic spa, at one of the resort’s pools or get active with the resort’s wealthy list of leisure facilities, including football, canoeing and windsurfing. Families are well looked after, with numerous children’s facilities and kids’ clubs for different ages.
'Timeless Elegance Inspired by Ancient Greece'
The LUX ME Kos Imperial promises to be a memorable and highly luxurious escape for any kind of traveller, whether it's a quiet getaway with your partner or a special celebration with family and friends. Residences accommodate couples right up to larger groups of 10, with abundant space and some even offer private swimming pools. Six swimming pools provide refuge from the balmy temperatures in Kos, some seawater and some freshwater located both indoors and outdoors. Little ones will enjoy splashing in the dedicated pool or taking in the activities provided by the hotel to keep them well entertained and educated. Countless fitness classes and water sports can be enjoyed here, but the jewels of this resort are appreciated more purely at a slower pace; the Elixir Spa especially providing a restorative healing to all those fortunate enough to experience. There is also a plentiful selection of culinary delights to truly entice the senses and round off each day of your time here to perfection.
‘All-Villas-with-Pools; Expansive Ultra-Luxury Residences’
Porto Zante Villas & Spa, One of the World's Best Family Hotels by Condè Nast Traveller is an all-villa, luxury boutique resort on the island of Zakynthos. The resort offers the ultimate private setting, making it a hotspot for celebrities and dignitaries. The villas here are spacious, with at least one private pool, and expansive gardens. You may choose Mediterranean or Asian restaurants or in-villa dining. The resort hosts a plethora of leisure opportunities for both families and couples, including water sports, private cruises, a state-of-the-art gym by Technogym activities and a heavenly Waterfront Spa.
‘Mesmerising Sea View, Abundant Family Activities’
MarBella Elix is located on the north west coast of mainland Greece, just 14 miles from Parga above Karavostasi Beach. The hotel is the latest member of the MarBella collection and opened in May 2020 to offer guests the chance to reconnect with nature and loved ones. With swim up rooms, rooms with private pools, and the vast hotel swimming pool overlooking the mesmerising sea, visitors are guaranteed to find a refreshing break from the warming Grecian sun. There is a spa, gym, tennis and basketball courts, a shopping area, and even a church. Take a relaxing yoga class on the outdoor Yoga deck before punctuating days with delicious cuisines and cocktails from one of four restaurants or three bars at the hotel and the beach below.