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At a glance

  • You'll love

    Opulent decor

    Spa and wellness centre

    Child-free fine dining

  • Kids will love

    Outdoor pool and beach

    Kid-friendly menus

    Free kids club

  • Don’t expect

    Trad Greek style


    Total seclusion


A former family holiday-home that’s been carefully expanded over the decades, Danai Beach Resort & Villas in Halkidiki is a classic Greek summer-holiday stay. With its private beach, serene spa, three restaurants, plenty of childcare and first-class service, it’s the sort of place you won’t want to leave for your entire trip.    

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Here's what you get for booking Danai Beach Resort & Villas with us:

Toys in your room on arrival (let Smith24 know your child’s age when you book)


Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Danai Beach Resort & Villas – has been selected and approved by parents.


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Danai Beach Resort – Halkidiki – Greece

Need To Know


62, including 57 family suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from £427.81 (€490), including tax at 13 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include a buffet breakfast. Kids sleep in baby cots (free) or extra beds (€100) added to their parents’ rooms.


Most common areas aren’t wheelchair accessible, and the hotel isn’t ideal for guests who have trouble with steps. (Staff will come to your aid if you’re struggling or trying to maneuver a buggy.)

Hotel closed

From mid October to the end of April each year.

At the hotel

Spa, gym, crèche, kids club, beach, pool, watersports, classes, free WiFi throughout. 

In your room

Flatscreen TV, DVD player, Bose WiFi music system, Nespresso machine, minibar, Bulgari bath products, air-conditioning, tea- and coffee-making kit, black-out curtains.

Our favourite rooms

The Mediterranean Two-Bedroom Suite is a star for families: parents can close the door on the kids in the living room and stay up as long as they like in the bedroom, and there’s an enormous amount of space to spread out toys. There’s a terrace for alfresco dining (or just running around) with sea views, too. 


Flanked by loungers and palm trees, the large swimming pool welcomes mini guests… and the ever-attentive staff are on hand to brings drinks to lounging parents, too. 


The indoor pool at Danai Spa is a child-free escape when the outdoor pool’s a bit too splashy. You’ll also find a sauna and steam room, and a full menu of spa and beauty delights in the five treatment rooms (many also available in your own hotel room, too). (Don’t miss the Cleopatra room with its golden bath tub. It’s quite something.)


There’s a noticeably high staff-to-guests ratio, so you’ll always be able to find someone to fetch whatever you need.

Book ahead

Book babysitting and spa treatments at least a day in advance. 


Dogs are welcome at no charge – beds, bowls and food are supplied. Beach access for dogs is reserved for those whose masters are staying in a Beach Cabana. (All restaurants are dog free.)

Food and drink

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Danai Beach Resort – Halkidiki – Greece


The three restaurants give you a range of meal-time options. If you’re leaving the little ‘uns with a babysitter for a child-free night, head to Squirrel, where chef Vasilis Mouratidis serves up gourmet French flavours. For a particularly memorable evening, opt for the tasting menu.

Family fare

For dining en famille, Andromeda and the Seahorse Grill are both decidedly child-friendly from the welcoming service to the well-thought-out menus. Seahorse serves the most traditional Greek cuisine, and the relaxed Andromeda restaurant has an ever-changing menu of international dishes.

Hotel Bar

The laid-back Sea Side bar serves snacks and cocktails all day. With the superlative sea views and blue and white decor, you’ll feel like you’re out island-hopping without ever leaving the mainland. Children are welcome, and even have their own bar menu.

Last orders

The day begins with breakfast in the Pavillion from 8am, and the bar closes after the last guest has gone to bed. 

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    Grab a table with a view at the Seahorse Grill and watch the sun go down. For extra special meals, the incredible wine cellar seats up to eight for private dinners.

  • Room service

    Plenty of grown-up and kid-friendly dishes from the Andromeda and Seahorse Grill menus can be delivered to your room, day or night.


    If you’re even just slightly interested in wine, ask for a tour of the cellar – it’s packed with 850 bottles from all over the world and inherited from the owners’ collection. Allow 45 minutes down there with the fantastically knowledgeable sommelier (tasting sessions are also available, and if you fancy taking anything back home all bottles are available to buy). 


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Danai Beach Resort – Halkidiki – Greece

Parent approved

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Danai Beach Resort & Villas – has been selected and approved by parents.


The Danai Crèche, for kids aged three and under, opens from 10am–2pm and 5pm–9pm, every day except Sunday. One session is €35 a child, €50 for both sessions.  Snacks and fresh fruit are supplied.

Kids Club

The Worldwide Kids Company team keep 4–11 year olds entertained at the free Danai Kids Club. Juniors can spend the day at the craft tables or take part in organised outdoor games and sports; book in advance, sessions are very popular. Most activities are free, but some (watersports, trips to the ice-cream parlour) are charged. Staff have a stash of snacks and fruit, and more substantial fare can be ordered via room service, if needed.


With more than 24 hours' advance warning, babysitters are available for €15 an hour for one child, €20 an hour for two children and €22 for three.


There’s no formal baby-listening service, but baby monitors are available.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Steriliser • Travel cot • Cot bedlinen • Baby monitors • Changing mat • Pushchair

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Changing mat • Buggy • Swimming aids • Toddler-proof toys • Crayons/pens • Craft materials • Picture books

For older children

• Arm bands/swimming aids • Pens/pencils/paints and paper


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Danai Beach Resort – Halkidiki – Greece

Things to do

Danai is designed to be the sort of place you never need to leave: it’s set up as a mini village, albeit a village that’s spectacularly luxurious and has its own private beach.

Hotel activities


Sunny days

The private beach is, as you’d expect in this part of the world, a pretty great place to spend the day swimming, splashing, sandcastle building and sunbathing (the waves are very gentle and there are lifeguards on duty). It’s also terrifically well organised: you can get stuck into your sandcastle/book/nap/wave jumping and let the hotel’s beach boys (and girls) fetch your towels, lay out your lounger, and so on. Water sports include canoeing, wind surfing, scuba diving, water skiiing and snorkeling, and water aerobics classes are available on request in both the swimming pool and the sea. If you’d rather stay on dry land, perhaps hit the hotel’s tennis courts. The outdoor playground has swings and a slide. 

Rainy days

There’s an indoor playroom with toys, books and puzzles – ideal for avoiding the midday sun. Cooking lessons from the chefs can be arranged, as can Greek, French, German and English lessons for adults and children. Feeling artistic? Painting and dancing instructors are standing by – just schedule a class.

And there's more…

Personal trainers are on hand to help you keep up your fitness regime, and there are regular pilates and yoga classes. 

Local Guide

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Danai Beach Resort – Halkidiki – Greece

Danai Beach Resort & Villas is designed as its own little village, complete with a boutique-lined main street (with the slightly hilarious name Danai 5th Avenue). You could easily spend your entire stay onsite, but if you’re not the type to stay put then get out and explore Halkidiki.

Danai Beach Resort & Villas is designed as its own little village, complete with a boutique-lined main street (with the amusing moniker Danai 5th Avenue). You could easily spend your entire stay onsite, but if you’re not the type to stay put then get out and explore Halkidiki.

Down by Nikiti beach, a five-minute drive, Arsanas restaurant (+30 (0)2375 023235) serves modern Mediterranean/Greek fusion dishes on its sunny terrace – think crab salad with cucumber and sesame, or stuffed aubergine. There’s seating inside, too, if the sun’s scorching. Other restaurants that come highly recommended by the concierge include Kazanis (+30 (0)2375 023333), a seafood spot on the beach in Nikiti, and Boukadoura in Porto Koufo, with its vast menu of creative takes on local favourites – all using natural ingredients. In Neos Marmaras, fish restaurant Ta Kymata (‘the Waves’) (+30 (0)2375 071371) is a traditional Greek taverna that was opened by a local fisherman and his wife in 1950 and is still run by their family today.

A 20-minute drive southeast from Danai is Ekies All Senses Resort in Vourvourou, where the beachside bar awaits if you’re after a change of scenery. Just around the corner, Karidi beach – with its giant rocky outcrops and forrested backdrop – is particularly lovely. From Vourvourou, you’re also well placed to catch a charter boat from Ormos Panagias to Unesco World Heritage Site, Mount Athos (it’s home to some more than a thousand monks, and women and children are forbidden, but Athos Sea Cruises pass by several monasteries from the water; all boats are family-friendly with life jackets for all ages, including babies).

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Danai Beach Resort & Villas
63088 NIKITI, SITHONIA - HALKIDIKI, Nikiti, 63088
Hotel setting

By the Sithonia sea shore

Getting There

Halkidiki is in northern Greece, with three peninsulas jutting out into the Aegean: Danai’s at the top of Sithonia, in the centre.


Touchdown at Thessaloniki’s airport, just under an hour’s drive away, with direct flights from across Europe.


If you’re planning on adventuring around the coast and forests of Halkidiki, renting a car’s a good idea. Free self-parking and valet are both available onsite.

Parent travel tip

Save some small-person entertainment for the trek from the airport to the hotel.


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Danai Beach Resort & Villas – has been selected and approved by parents.

Smith & Family

If you’re holidaying with kiddos but don’t want to skimp on the grown-up luxuries, Danai Beach Resort & Villas might be your summer-in-Greece fantasy brought to life. The private Makria Lagada beach is exactly the sort of sandy stretch that makes this part of the world such a family-holiday dream – warm safe water, soft white sand, lifeguards on duty and plenty of chic white sunbeds and cabanas – and inside, the decor’s a global mix of carefully curated furniture and art, with no lack of bling. The glittering spa and gourmet adults-only restaurant are there to delight grown-up guests (with babysitters and a crèche at hand so you’ll actually be free to enjoy them) and hours of outdoorsy fun await little Smiths with the watersports and kids club.

By Smith & Family

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