Halkidiki is an idyllic family holiday spot with gorgeous beaches, exciting activities and fascinating history. Although it’s located on Greece’s mainland peninsula, its picturesque beaches and hotels harken back to Greek Island holidays.
Halkidiki offers some fantastic resorts for families, but those that offer kids’ clubs and activities on-site are the best. We’ve compiled our top picks.
1. Ekies All Senses Resort
This stylish and modern hotel is an ideal choice for those seeking a tranquil escape in Halkidiki. Situated near Vourvourou Beach, it features an outdoor pool as well as free Wi-Fi internet access. Additionally, they provide limousine/town car service, dry cleaning services, and 24-hour front desk assistance.
Halkidiki’s stunning coastline, sandy beaches, and pine tree forests make it a haven for nature lovers. The hotel’s 69 minimalist rooms boast stylish decor as well as private balconies or terraces to take in the sights.
Rooms come complete with air conditioning and satellite TV. A mini bar is also provided for guests’ enjoyment. This hotel was designed with organic forms, sustainability in mind and an eco-philosophy in mind; making it the perfect spot to unwind.
At the edge of the rooms, guests can enjoy free breakfast and an a la carte dinner in the restaurant. Situated on a sandy beach with stunning views across the sea to unspoiled Diaporos island, it truly feels like you’re on vacation!
Food is delicious and served in an inviting atmosphere. The a la carte restaurant features a ‘tree house’ area for children as well as doubles as a nightly beach club scene with sunset cocktails.
Nikiti’s only 30-minute drive away, this resort features an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation. Guests can also unwind in the sauna or book a massage treatment to truly unwind.
Ekies All Senses Resort is an ideal destination for families looking for a peaceful vacation in Halkidiki. Its location allows guests to explore nearby rocky islands and caves with plenty of activities like snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing and jet skiing – plus there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from too!
2. Petrino Suites
Petrino Suites, situated in Afitos village, is a traditional stone-built hotel that features its own private beach. It provides traditional accommodation along with an outdoor pool and restaurant set within its garden setting.
The rooms at this property boast stone walls and furnished terraces. All rooms are air-conditioned, featuring satellite LCD TVs, bathrobes and slippers. Some even have a spa bath or private pool.
Superior maisonettes feature a living room with sofa that converts into a double bed, located either in the garden or by the pool. They can accommodate up to 4 people.
Junior suites feature a lounge, bedroom and bathroom with bath or shower. Duplex-style, they can sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults plus 3 children on one double bed and two sofa beds.
Senior suites are slightly larger than junior suites and can accommodate up to 4 people on a double bed and two sofa beds. They feature a living room with sofa conversion into another double bed, bathroom with shower, as well as an outside furnished veranda.
At the hotel, you’ll find a bar/lounge, restaurant and coffee shop/cafe. Enjoy Greek cuisine in the restaurant or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours) when available.
At this family-friendly hotel, guests can take advantage of a range of amenities. Babysitting/childcare services are provided and there’s also access to the business center.
At this Afytos hotel, guests can enjoy a meal in the restaurant which serves breakfast and lunch. In addition, guests may order drinks from the bar/lounge.
This hotel is close to the airport and close to Folklore Museum of Afitos and Kalithea Beach. It also boasts a picnic area, private pool, and sun deck for added relaxation.
3. Antigoni Beach Resort
Antigoni Beach Resort, situated on the idyllic peninsula of Sithonia in Halkidiki, offers guests a luxurious 4-star vacation. This resort has been thoughtfully designed with attention to detail and respect for the stunning natural splendor that surrounds it.
For a stress-free vacation in Halkidiki, this hotel is an ideal option. Situated directly on Trani Ammouda beach, it boasts stunning views and plenty of amenities to ensure an unforgettable stay.
At the 4-star Antigoni Beach Resort, rooms come complete with a furnished balcony or patio, LCD satellite television and minibars. Select rooms also offer spa tubs and hair dryers for added luxury.
At either of the resort’s two restaurants, guests can enjoy fresh Mediterranean dishes and local products for both lunch and dinner.
Guests can also enjoy a drink at either the pool bar or beach bar. This property boasts an 24-hour front desk and multilingual staff for added convenience.
This 4-star hotel is situated close to Ormos Panagias Fish Market and Talgo Beach, as well as Port of Nikiti and Agios Ioannis Beach.
Enjoy a unique stay with 48 individually decorated guestrooms. Some even feature spa tubs and balconies with sea or mountain views! Plus, each room comes complete with coffee makers, ironing equipment, and minibars for added convenience.
Antigoni Beach Resort has implemented enhanced cleaning and safety measures, such as masks and hand sanitizer, in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). To protect its guests from transmission of this virus, this property has taken steps to take preventative measures.
4. Porto Sani
Porto Sani, part of the luxurious Sani Resort, offers families a tranquil spot on Kassandra Peninsula. Close to vibrant marina and golden sandy beaches, it’s an ideal place for families to unwind and rejuvenate.
This family-friendly hotel boasts 99 suites that have their own private balcony or terrace overlooking the pool, gardens or sea. Decorated in soft calming tones and featuring handcrafted furniture, high-quality textiles and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, these accommodations come equipped with standard in-room amenities like a Nespresso coffee machine, Bose SoundDock and minibar.
Families will love this hotel’s kids’ club and creche (free service for children aged four or older), run by UK-trained child carers. You can book activities like swimming lessons, sports academies and eco-tours to keep your little ones occupied while you take a dip in the lagoon-style pool or unwind at the tranquil Spa Suite.
On site, there are a selection of restaurants to enjoy, such as a seafood restaurant and intimate bar. Plus, select venues across other hotels within Sani Resort can be enjoyed too!
These include El Puerto, with a menu designed by Michelin-starred chef; The Market Mediterranean restaurant; and Macaroni Italian Trattoria for pasta and pizza baked in wood-fired oven. Ergon Deli is another beach bar where you can sample beers from some of Greece’s premier microbreweries.
This luxurious resort offers an array of premium activities and facilities, such as the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. Guests can book watersports and diving at the beach, plus access to Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, Chelsea Football Academy and outdoor gym.
5. Ikos Olivia
This 5-star resort stands as Halkidiki’s crowning glory, situated on its own private beach with 22 acres of immaculate grounds filled with mature olive trees. Its spacious rooms, suites and bungalows boast breathtaking sea views and manicured private gardens; plus there’s a rejuvenating spa, extensive entertainment programme and four pools – making it one of the island’s most remarkable properties.
This luxury hotel stands out with its ‘Infinite Lifestyle’ concept, from impeccable service and fine dining to the tranquil spa experience – making it a great choice for both couples and families looking for an unforgettable vacation. The restaurants feature cuisines from around the world including Mediterranean and Asian dishes as well as a buffet restaurant where guests can try various cuisines in one convenient location.
In addition to its exceptional restaurants, Ikos Olivia also features an array of bars – each with their own swim up bar – plus beach beverage service, children’s club, replenishing spa and full gym. Furthermore, guests can take advantage of a wide range of activities for adults, children and babies including beach volleyball, table tennis, badminton and mini football.
There’s even a Kids’ Club for young guests aged 4 to 17, offering daily programs full of fun and games. Baby care is provided for children between 4 months and 4 years old, while the Creche offers babysitting services.
Dining is a major element of the ‘Infinite Lifestyle’ concept, offering six restaurants to choose from. Michelin-starred chefs like Hector Botrini at Fresco and Lefteris Lazarou at Ouzo offer tantalizing a la carte menus. Flavors – the main buffet restaurant – offers an extensive menu featuring French, Italian and Asian cuisine while Anaya and Provence provide family-friendly settings with views of the ocean for memorable meals.