Greece is such a familiar destination for the British (so many of us have memories of childhood summer holidays spent there) that it sometimes gets overlooked in the rush for more far-flung destinations. Yet here is the exotic right on our doorstep. Just a few hours flight south and you’re in a different climate altogether with crystal clear waters and temperatures in the twenties from May to October.
Eagles Palace, Halkadiki
Set on golden sands in mountainous northern Greece, this family-friendly hotel is nestled in a verdant oasis, fringed by one of the best golden beaches on the Athos peninsula. It’s not just the surrounding area that's spectacular; the hotel itself is pure luxury, and with exceptional service and facilities, it’s no wonder it belongs to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection. With numerous Family Suites and Bungalows, it’s a great hotel for catering to the needs of big families staying all together. Adults can unwind in the award-winning spa, stroll in the gorgeous and fragrant gardens full of olive trees, and indulge in the sun bed service, where someone will bring refreshments to you at the press of a button on your parasol so you can lounge the day away in peace. Eagles Palace is also sure to keep children well entertained with their own playground, pool and Explorers Club, which runs excellent activities and an introductory watersports programme.
7 nights from £795 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Standard Room on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 20% + Upgrade to Half Board between 14 April - 30 June 2017.