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At a glance

  • You'll love

    Tasty dining

    Exotic spa spoiling

    Easy holiday planning

  • Kids will love

    Soft, safe sandy beach

    All-weather kids clubs

    Water-set play aplenty

  • Don’t expect

    Plentiful off-site fun

    Free childcare

    Cutting-edge interiors


Golden sands spilling into deep-blue water: the beach at child-friendly resort Eagles Palace is a glorious stay-all-day setting that hails Halkidiki as your next family holiday destination – stat. This sizeable resort sprawls by the coast, but its friendly reigning clan (now several generations strong) and polished team of staff make guests feel cosseted till check-out. Interiors are low-key, but with a raft of aquatic activities, superlative kids clubs and creative mod-Greek dining you’ll spend little time indoors.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Eagles Palace with us:

A welcome cocktail at the bar and two hours of babysitting free, a stay. For guests staying in a Junior Suite and above, a four-course dinner in Kamares restaurant (excluding drinks)

Special offers

Exclusive rates, packages and special offers at Eagles Palace

25% off with dinner and airport transfers Superior Rooms offer Early booking offer: 20% off Early booking offer: 10% off


Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Eagles Palace – has been selected and approved by parents.


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Eagles Palace – Halkidiki – Greece

Need To Know


158, including 11 Family Suites, two Grand Suites and two Two-Bedroom Bungalows.


12 noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from £122.83 (€138), including tax at 13 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include a generous buffet breakfast (€25 an adult; €15 a child). Children Baby cots can be added to all rooms (excluding the Standard Room and Junior Suite Sea Front with Jacuzzi categories) free, and children stay free on twin beds, rollaway beds and sofabeds.


Public areas are wheelchair accessible and prams can be trundled about with ease. 

Hotel closed

Annually from 1 November to 25 April.

At the hotel

Private beach, spa, swimming pools, restaurants, Eagles Café, bars, kids clubs, playground, tennis court, gym, parking, free WiFi throughout.

In your room

LCD TV, radio, Nespresso coffee machine, two minibars (one with snacks and drinks, another with toiletries), beach towels, bathrobes, slippers and Apivita bath products.

Our favourite rooms

If you’re travelling with a tiny baby (not a speedy crawler) or swim-confident kids, book a Two-Bedroom Bungalow with a private pool. These are the resort’s most stylish stays, with gleaming white walls and linens, brightened with colourful glass lamps and furnished with local finds. Junior Suites comfortably fit a family of four in an open-plan bedroom and living room, and Junior Suite Sea Front 236 offers a cosy set up (kids on extra beds, parents in the double bed), but its large enough for little ones to run around in, with a balcony, and a separate bath tub and shower. Superior Sea View 115B has romantic blue views of layered sea and sky from the balcony, yet it’s large enough to sleep Mum, Dad and a baby.


The main seawater pool is surrounded by sprigs of herbs and flowerbeds alongside rows of sunloungers; it's unsupervised, but juniors are welcome, and parents can keep watch from the swim-up bar. Very little ones can paddle in the petite, shallow children’s pool a few steps away (with parents keeping watch). The indoor-outdoor spa pool is a serene, child-free space.


Eagles Spa is a low-lit space composed of glass and sandstone, where a calmly trickling waterfall feature greets you, and therapists do wonders with Elemis and Apivita products. Facials; exotic wraps and scrubs infused with coconut or frangipani; mani-pedis and massages are carried out in three treatment rooms; however, you can be pampered under a pavilion on the beach or in your villa. You can also recline in the steam bath or sauna, swim in the indoor-outdoor spa pool, or sling mud – in the best possible fashion – in a rhassoul chamber. For deep pampering, opt for a day package or lengthy spa ritual. The small fitness centre has TechnoGym equipment and personal trainers on request, and free yoga, pilates and aqua aerobics classes are held frequently.

Book ahead

Sessions in the kids clubs fill up quickly, so we advise reserving your slots when booking your holiday.


Dogs stay free (up to 5kgs), but are not allowed in restaurants or bars.


The resort sources ingredients from very local suppliers where possible.

Food and drink

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Eagles Palace – Halkidiki – Greece


Excellent ingredients are sourced from local farms and growers, and four eateries ensure the luxury of choice. Kamares is for grown-up fine dining; quality produce (lobster, wagyu beef) is served up alongside flavour-packed Grecian dishes (petoura pasta in a feta cream sauce; lamb with red trahana (powdered yoghurt), sprinkled with local herbs and lime). Armyra offers jazzed-up Greek favourites, such as goat’s cheese and feta croquettes, orzo pasta and very fresh fish, Melathron has a buffet spread, championing a different international cuisine each day; and sea-facing Washi’s fragrant Asian dishes are served in the resort’s gardens. Head to Eagles Café for coffee, light snacks and sticky-sweet pastries.

Family fare

The resort’s all-day dining allows for flexible mealtimes, with a crowd-pleasing menu of simple snacks, from ham and cheese toasties, to sophisticated seafood dishes, which you can eat by the pool, on the beach or in-villa. Melathron’s lavish buffet and Armyra’s laid-back beach barbecues are our picks for dining en famille. All restaurants (except Kamares) have a kids menu with health-conscious dishes (velouté vegetable soup, fish croquettes and rainbow rice with seasonal veggies). Get a sugar rush at Eagles Café, where ice-creams, milkshakes and smoothies make a decadent menu. Highchairs are available in Melathron, and in all restaurants but Kamares, colouring books will divert little Smiths between courses, and restaurant staff are happy to heat up milk and baby food. While little Smiths are warmly welcomed, staff may not appreciate over-excited tots running wild in the dining areas. 

Hotel Bar

Eagles Club has an open-air terrace and a buzzy the indoor bar if you want to socialise. Wines are a speciality and cocktails tend towards the classics, with live music to accompany. For mid-swim refreshments, paddle over to Armyra’s swim-up bar; or hit Ammos Beach Bar, where fresh-fruit-laced cocktails are served on the sands. Sample fine Greek and international wines at a tasting in Vinum cellar; paired snacks reflect where each wine hails from: bruschetta to enhance European bouquets, paprika-sprinkled kabobs with Middle Eastern labels, and seafood tacos with US vintages.

Last orders

A Grecian breakfast buffet is laid out in Melathron from 7am–10.30am, followed by an evening buffet from 7.30pm–10.30pm. Take lunch in Armyra (1pm–5pm), or Eagles Café (9am–5pm), then dine in Washi or Kamares (both open from 8pm–11pm). Ammos Beach Bar closes at 6pm, but drinks flow in the Eagles Club and Armyra Pool Bar till late.

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    Spend a languid evening on Kamares’ sea-facing terrace if dining as a twosome. Washi’s chefs put on a performance in the open kitchen, so try to get a front-row seat for the family. Kids can be let loose in the gardens afterwards.

  • Room service

    Four kinds of breakfast (7am–12 noon); soups, salads, pastas, fresh seafood and meat dishes (12 noon–11pm); and cold plates, such as crêpes, salads, cheese and charcuterie platters, and fruit plates (all-day long), can be delivered to your suite.


    The hotel has a trove of baby essentials if you start to run low.


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Eagles Palace – Halkidiki – Greece

Parent approved

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Eagles Palace – has been selected and approved by parents.

Kids Club

Very little ones aged 4 months–4 years can play indoors at the Nest club, set in the main building; 5–13 year olds, are based at the shore-set Beach Shack opposite the bar, with a playground, ping-pong, table football and hammocks. Run by a terrific, qualified childcare specialists and local staff (with first-aid and pool-safety training), the clubs’ sessions run from 10am–2pm (€35 for all ages, including lunch), and 2pm–6pm (€30 for kids aged 4 months–3 years, €25 for 3–13 year olds) or a full-day session (€60 for under-3s, €50 for 3–13 year-olds), or six-day package (€300 for under-3s, €250 for 3–13 year-olds). The Nest has baby essentials (fresh milk, nappies and wipes), and a nap room; activities include treasure hunts and arts and crafts. Under-5s can make mosaics, bake cakes and cook simple Greek dishes or play team games. Under-8s play sports and learn about Grecian culture; and for under-13s there's basketball, football or tennis, and games of splash rounders in the pool.


Trained babysitters are available for €20 an hour, for up to three children; book through the kids club or guest relations. We recommend booking in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment; the hotel requires prepayment for the service too.


Baby monitors are available on request. The resort's restaurants are set too far from the villas to pick up a signal, but they may come in handy in-villa.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Steriliser • Bottles • Weaning spoons • Bibs • Beakers/sippy cups • Travel cot • Cot bedlinen • Black-out blinds • Baby monitors • Changing mat • Baby bath • Bath thermometer • Pushchair • Infant car seat • Baby carrier • Sun tents • Playpen • Soft toys • Baby gym • Jumparoo • Sand pit • Crayons • Board books

For toddlers

Booster seat • Cutlery • Cot beds • Potties • Toddler toilet seat • Bathroom step • Toddler backpack • Buggy • Stair gates • Socket covers • Swimming aids • Toddler-proof toys •Sandpit • Scooters • Bicycles with training wheels • Bike helmets • Craft materials • Picture books • U-rated DVDs

For older children

• Car booster seats • Wellington boots • DVD library • Bikes to borrow • Board games • Craft materials • Doll's house • Surfboards • Wetsuits


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Eagles Palace – Halkidiki – Greece

Things to do

The private beach – with soft golden sands stroked by unruffled aquamarine waters – is the star of this resort. If sunbathing’s too sedate pick your aquatic adventures in the watersports pavilion, or play in the two sociable swimming pools. Take to the tennis court as a family, or leave little ones to be entertained in the bright and lively kids clubs, which will allow parents a little time to be buffed and scrubbed in a couples treatment room at the spa.

Hotel activities

Hire bikes to cycle through the Mediterranean gardens and along the coast. The watersports pavilion on the beach has zippy crafts (Quba dinghies, banana boats, water bikes and hobie cats) for hire, alongside equipment for canoeing, water-skiing, windsurfing and wakeboarding. The six-day Aqua Explorers programme teaches 5–13 year olds the basics of sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle-boarding and diving, with a mini regatta (with prizes) at the end where kids can show off their newly acquired skills. The programme runs every day except Mondays (€450 a child, €700 with childcare). However, the Aegean’s crystal-clear water makes it easy to spot shoals of fish and aquatic critters, and its placid enough for paddling.

Local Guide

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Eagles Palace – Halkidiki – Greece
Smith tip

The hotel can arrange a day trip to Petralona Cave ( The stalagmite and stalactite-strung caverns may be a little scary for wee Smiths, but older kids may find it mesmerising.

Don't miss…

The hotel's Artist in Residence Programme showcases the best Grecian talent. While kids are playing in the club, parents should sneak away and snoop around.

Halkidiki of legend was a battleground for giants, but frazzled parents will be pleased to hear that it’s calmed down somewhat throughout the ages. The foliage-strewn surrounds are as serene as the monks in Mount Athos’ monasteries and there’s little need to leave the resort unless you want to. Much of your time will be spent playing on and splashing about by its Blue Flag, golden sandy beach. It’s safe for children, with calm waters, but unsupervised; towels and day-beds are free, and parasol tables have a built-in buzzer for drinks service. Snorkelling and scuba sessions (including a Bubblemaker programme for over-8s) can be arranged at the on-site Padi dive centre, too. Hire a small self-rowed boat or a skipper-tended yacht from the watersports pavilion to glide along the coast past Mount Athos, cleave the aquamarine waters of the Sithonia Peninsula or sail to beach-blessed Vourvourou and Ammouliani islands; the family who own the hotel are sailing enthusiasts, so can point you in the right direction if needed. Biking trips (14km, 20km or 32km) take in the Xerxes Canal, surrounding peaks and the beach at Komitsa.  Hiking and biking may be a bit too full on for little Smiths, but Ouranoupolis village – a five-minute drive south from the hotel – has Byzantine monuments and pretty beaches. Eye up some icons in Prosphoriou Castle, and the mosaics and archaeological intrigues of Zigou Monastery; or head inland to Stagira, the birthplace of Aristotle, where kids can play with prisms, compasses and nifty interactive experiments in the science park dedicated to the great philosopher (+30 (0)2377 021130). Ierissos Village is a 15-minute drive away, where ancient Serbian monastery Hilandar has intact colourful frescoes and the cultural centre shows 3D movies on a 50-square-metre screen. The resort can arrange excursions to Platanorema Farm (+30 (0)2372 300386) for horse riding, archery and a climbing wall. Or kids can feed and pet the resident donkeys, ponies and rabbits.

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Eagles Palace
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki, 630 75
Hotel setting

Holy mountains, divine coastline

Getting There

The hotel sits among olive groves, pines and palm trees on Halkidiki’s pretty south-west coast, a five-minute drive from small seaside village Ouranoupolis. Mount Athos rises to the south and the hotel’s just by a sandy beach.


Thessaloniki ‘Macedonia’ Airport is the closest international hub, a 90-minute drive from the hotel. Budget airlines Ryanair and Easyjet fly frequently from the UK, and flights from the US and Asia connect via Munich and Frankfurt, or Istanbul. Transfers can be arranged through the resort.


A car will help for easy exploration of the rural surrounds. On-site parking is free. From the airport follow the A25 to Agiou Oros Road to reach the hotel; the path is surrounded by dense foliage, so keep an eye out for the car park. There’s an Avis car-hire booth at the airport.


The resort has a helipad should you wish to chopper in. Helicopter transfers can be arranged on request. If you’re island-hopping, ferries frequently sail to and from the port at Thessaloniki to Heraklion, Mykonos and Santorini.

Parent travel tip

Don’t forget to get baby or booster seats and car blinds for the back seats of your hire car. Either get air-con, or consider a windscreen shade so that your steering wheel doesn’t melt in the sun.


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Eagles Palace – Halkidiki – Greece

Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Eagles Palace – has been selected and approved by parents.

Family heirlooms dating back four generations dot Eagles Palace’s lobby, and many of its dedicated staff have worked for la famiglia in charge for 10 years and counting, which is probably why this resort feels so homey and welcoming despite its large size. Parents will be cracking open the Ouzo on learning that little Smiths’ activities are legion; with pools, aquatic adventuring, sandcastles, and action-packed clubs, adults can eke out a good chunk of alone time here. However, beach barbecues, excursions to local villages and spacious family bungalows with private pools foster quality time too. Add high-end Hellenic service and intriguing takes on Grecian cuisine – feta croquettes with orange sauce, octopus and tomato skioufichta pasta and sea-fresh scallops in lemon pureé – and you have a sophisticated stay with a knack for entertaining smalls.

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