Crete, the largest and most diverse island in Greece, is a destination that offers something for every traveller. From stunning beaches to rich history and vibrant culture, Crete has it all. If you’re planning a family vacation to this gorgeous island, make a beeline for one of Crete all-inclusive family resorts by Giannoulis Hotels. The breadth of properties and family-friendly amenities are sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your loved ones.
These three sensational properties in Crete – Giannoulis Cavo Spada Luxury Sports and Leisure Resort, Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Resort, and Giannoulis Almyra Hotel and Village – guarantee an unforgettable and family-friendly experience.
Let’s take a look at each so that you can have a better idea of which suits your family most.
Giannoulis Cavo Spada Sports & Leisure Resort
Giannoulis Cavo Spada Sports & Leisure Resort, located in the picturesque village of Kolymbari, is a true paradise for families seeking relaxation and adventure. The hotel boasts spacious and comfortable rooms, some with sharing pools, offering a luxurious and enjoyable retreat for parents and kids alike. For youngsters, there is a dedicated Mini-Club where children can engage in supervised activities and make new friends. It has an outdoor area too with a weekly program, perfect for children aged 3 and above. Let our professional childcare providers entertain and engage your little ones with educational and fun activities like painting, puzzles, dancing, and more, while you enjoy everything else.
The hotel also features a large outdoor swimming pool with a separate children’s section, ensuring safe and enjoyable water fun for the little ones. Parents can unwind at the spa or take advantage of the fitness centre while the kids are kept entertained. With its beautiful beachfront location that is one of Crete’s blue flag beaches, Giannoulis Cavo Spada Sports & Leisure Resort, offers the perfect setting for family walks along the pebbly shore and memorable moments under the warm Mediterranean sun.
The all-inclusive experience encompasses an array of sumptuous dining options, from traditional Cretan cuisine to international gastronomic delights. Indulge in delectable dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients, complemented by fine wines from the hotel’s extensive cellar. However, at this one of Crete all-inclusive family resorts, guest experiences also include sports, fitness plus various outdoor activities in addition to the luxurious Cavo Spada Spa.
Guests here have a truly extensive sports and fitness program to choose from, with facilities including two regulation size petanque fields, as well as a large multi-purpose outdoor pitch that can host two football 5-a-side fields, a volleyball court and of course a tennis court. In addition to that, this all-inclusive heaven has a fully-equipped indoor gym, as well as 2 outdoor ones that are located right by the beach. The mix of fitness activities includes aerobics, pilates, zumba and crossfit while out in the sun.
It also boasts a tremendous entertainment schedule that includes an array of theme nights and live music from bands and orchestras. Every Wednesday and Sunday you’ll be treated to the sounds of Crete, as well as retro, saxophone and violin nights, accompanied by dancers.
The resident Sea Line Beach Tavern plays host to some theme nights, with Thursdays reserved for fish night, while Mondays are all about barbecue. Tuesdays are also Cooking nights, so guests interested in learning how to prepare their favourite Cretan meals are free to partake in these workshops. Note that registration a day prior is advisable. Naturally, being in Crete, the hotel also offers local Wine-Tasting nights every Friday and Olive Oil Tasting every Saturday.
Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Resort
Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Resort, nestled in the vibrant town of Agia Marina, is another gem in the Giannoulis Hotels portfolio. This one of Crete all-inclusive family resorts welcomes guests with its warm hospitality and fantastic facilities on a blue flag beach. One highlight here is that guests can choose from a range of accommodation settings: the beach complex, the pool complex or the Pearl Wing. All offer an array of comfortable and well-appointed rooms, for families as well as for couples. Another highlight is the sophisticated dining that includes both buffet and a la carte options to explore, while the all-inclusive has you covered for three meals a day plus nibbles.
Guests will find a veritable array of restaurants and bars. For those who choose the all-inclusive option, there are two buffet-style restaurants, including the traditional-inspired Thodorou, to dine in freely, while another 2 restaurants operate on-site, offering even more options on an a la carte basis: Azz
uro and Sea Line. There are also 3 bars, with one of them being the pool bar. Meals at Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Resort are a seriously delectable affair. And that’s before you factor in the wine-tasting nights
So indulge yourselves, as the hotel features a Fitness Room to keep up with your workout regime with treadmills, weights, and exercise bikes, open all day. Note that a personal trainer is also at hand should one wish, as well as aqua-aerobics, yoga sessions and SUP too.
And the highlight for children is having not one, but two swimming pools dedicated to them for endless hours of laughter and joy. As for all the other hours, the hotel also provides a kids’ club, ensuring that children are entertained throughout their stay. The Mini-Club offers a weekly program and professional child care for children aged 4 and above. Let the kids have fun with a variety of activities like painting, ball games, and table games while you chill and enjoy. Supervised activities run daily from 10:00 – 18:00. Younger ones can enjoy the children’s playground with swings and slides. While the little ones have fun, parents can savor moments of relaxation by the poolside or indulge in a rejuvenating massage treatment.
As for the evenings, the entertainment provided is sure to keep you delighted. Cretan night is celebrated once a week, and it means loads of Greek song and dance, accompanied by delectable Greek food served buffet-style. Additionally, karaoke nights are held once a week, so guests who like to sing, take note. Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Resort is the perfect destination for families looking to create cherished memories in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.
Giannoulis Almyra Hotel & Village
Giannoulis Almyra Hotel & Village, located in the coastal town of Ierapetra, is the last of
Giannoulis’ Crete all-inclusive family resorts that offers a blend of comfort, elegance, and endless entertainment options. The hotel’s accommodation includes spacious family rooms, bungalows and suites that provide ample space for parents and children to relax and unwind after a day of exploration. Giannoulis Almyra Hotel & Village takes pride in its exceptional kids’ facilities, including a mini club, a playground, and a children’s pool. The dedicated animation team organizes a variety of activities, ensuring that the young ones are always engaged and having a great time.
Meanwhile, parents can take advantage of the exquisite spa and fitness center, or simply enjoy a leisurely swim in the inviting pool. Giannoulis Almyra Hotel & Village also boasts a sandy beach area, allowing families to spend quality time building sandcastles, swimming in the turquoise waters, or embarking on exciting water sports adventures. As for what you and the family will be eating, feel free to tuck into sensational dining either according to your all-inclusive arrangement or a la carte. The buffet restaurant is open all day for all 3 meals and is centered around Mediterranean, Cretan and Asian cuisines. Alternatively, you can opt for the a la carte restaurant, where the focus is on fish and seasonal ingredients. Adults are sure to find the pool and beach bars a delight, as they allow them to be within distance of the children while sipping on a mojito.
The hotel also has a fully functioning gym with a selection of equipment. Guests who enjoy exercising outdoors can partake in basketball and tennis games, yoga, and aqua aerobics, too.
Holidays in Crete at the all-inclusive family resorts of the Giannoulis Hotels & Resorts group are sure to raise the bar for the rest to come.
Crete, with its wealth of attractions and natural beauty, is a dream destination for families. Giannoulis Hotels & Resorts perfectly complements the island’s allure, offering exceptional accommodations and services that cater to the unique needs of families. Whichever one of the aforementioned hotels of the group you end up choosing, you can rest assured that your family vacation will be filled with fun, laughter, and unforgettable moments. So pack your bags, bring your loved ones, and get ready for a truly remarkable family adventure in Chania, Crete at Giannoulis Hotels & Resorts.