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Crete Family Holidays & Luxury Villas

 
 
 
 

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, the fifth biggest in the Mediterranean and perfect for a family trip.

This long narrow island - over 250km long, but only around 60km at its widest point - was home to the ancient Minoan civilisation wiped out over 3000 years ago by the cataclysmic Thera volcanic eruption, whose preserved ruins still dot the landscape. The weather is beautiful from Spring to Autumn, with plenty of sunshine, gentle sea breezes, temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s, and hardly any rain. It’s the perfect destination for a relaxing family holiday with its gorgeous beaches, shallow waters, and luxurious resorts.

4 Reasons to have a family holiday in Crete:

  1. Beaches  - Some of the best family friendly beaches in Crete can be found in the North East of the island, particularly in the sheltered Mirambello Bay area where you’ll find small hidden beaches, perfect for exploration. And around the tourist town of Agios Nikolaos there are the ever popular sandy and shallow beaches of Ammoudi, Ammos, Gargadoros, and Almiros. Or head East and enjoy the open sands of Makrigialos, Kouremenos and Chiona or visit the white sands and turquoise flat waters of Vai Palmgrove, the location of the exotic palm tree backdrop of the 1970s Bounty advert.
  2. Culture and history - Crete has a long history and rich mythology and there are plenty of archaeological sites and museums to learn about the ancient Bronze Age Minoan civilisation and the Greek Gods. Zeus’ birthplace was in the Cretan mountains and the palace at Knossos is said to be the setting of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and also where Icarus’ father crafted his wings of wax and feathers. One of the most popular tourist pastimes is a boat trip, which the kids will love, to the island of Spinalonga. Originally built as a fortress by the Venetians in 1579, it was Europe’s last leper colony when it closed in 1957. Now it’s mostly used as a film and tv location.
  3. Landscape - Crete is mountainous, particularly inland, and the scenery of mountains, lakes, valleys and gorges is simply stunning. Brilliant landscape for a family hiking expedition.
  4. Weather - It’s sunshine pretty much every day here from April to October. Rainfall is rare during these months, and limited to one or two days a month. And with so many months of good weather you can take the opportunity while your babies and toddlers are still young to come here during school term time. Temperatures range from mid 20s to mid 30s, and in the summer it’s hot. But all the Tots to Travel villas and suites here have air con, and most have private pools too, so cooling down won’t be a problem.
The tourist hotspot in Crete centres round Agios Nikolaos in the North East of the island, which is why both of our resorts are near there. The airport and capital city of Heraklion are less than an hour’s drive as are most other attractions like waterparks, the aquarium, and Knossos.

The bay of Mirabello also offers shelter from the Mediterranean so the sea is calm, and there are loads of little hidden beaches along that coastline, which the kids will love exploring. Most of the beaches in the North East and further over on the Eastern coast are great for families, with facilities, beautiful sand, and shallow water.
 
 
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Up to 25% off your stay in 2020

Plus a free upgrade to Half Board or Dine Around!

Half price Full Board for adults and free Full Board for children*

*Children applicable for free full board with 2 paying adults. Booking discounts are subject to a 50% non-refundable booking deposit and a minimum 5 night stay in 2019. Level of discount and board options will depend on week booked and accommodation type, please ask for details.

Offer end date: 31st December 2019

Domes of Elounda Premium 1 Bedroom Suite Sea View with Private Pool, Elounda Bay, Greece

Domes of Elounda Premium 1 Bedroom Suite Sea View with Private Pool

Elounda Bay, Greece

And relax…here is the ultimate combination of high-end luxury and child-friendliness. Chill by your own sea view pool or explore everything the resort has to offer.

  • From £340 per family, per night
  • 1 bedroom
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  • Pool protected by a removable fence
Pilot Beach Resort - Family Junior Suite, Crete, Greece

Pilot Beach Resort - Family Junior Suite

Crete, Greece

Beach holiday bliss! A luxury village style resort designed for families. Children's splash park and pools, family dining, fab kids' club and a white sandy beach await.

  • From £174 per family, per night
  • Includes Half Board
  • 2 bedrooms
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  • Pool protected by there being no direct access from your suite

Up to 25% off your stay in 2020

Plus a free upgrade to Half Board or Dine Around!

Half price Full Board for adultd and free Full Board for children*

*Children applicable for free full board with 2 paying adults. Booking discounts are subject to a 50% non-refundable booking deposit and a minimum 5 night stay in 2019. Level of discount and board options will depend on week booked and accommodation type, please ask for details.

Offer end date: 31st December 2019

Domes of Elounda Family Suite Sea View with Outdoor Heated Jacuzzi, Elounda Bay, Greece

Domes of Elounda Family Suite Sea View with Outdoor Heated Jacuzzi

Elounda Bay, Greece

Relax in your outdoor, heated Jacuzzi, on the secluded and shady beach, or in the luxurious spa. Experience a laid back stress-free holiday even with the kids around.

  • From £396 per family, per night
  • 1 bedroom
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  • Jacuzzi protected by a cover

Up to 25% off your stay in 2020

Plus a free upgrade to Half Board or Dine Around!

Half price Full Board for adultd and free Full Board for children*

*Children applicable for free full board with 2 paying adults. Booking discounts are subject to a 50% non-refundable booking deposit and a minimum 5 night stay in 2019. Level of discount and board options will depend on week booked and accommodation type, please ask for details.

Offer end date: 31st December 2019

Domes of Elounda Family Suite Sea View with Private Pool, Elounda Bay, Greece

Domes of Elounda Family Suite Sea View with Private Pool

Elounda Bay, Greece

A choice of pools, a play area and playground: if you thought that you couldn’t have a stress-free holiday with your children, this luxury resort will prove that you can.

  • From £455 per family, per night
  • 1 bedroom
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  • Pool protected by a removable fence

Up to 25% off your stay in 2020

Plus a free upgrade to Half Board or Dine Around!

Half price Full Board for adultd and free Full Board for children*

*Children applicable for free full board with 2 paying adults. Booking discounts are subject to a 50% non-refundable booking deposit and a minimum 5 night stay in 2019. Level of discount and board options will depend on week booked and accommodation type, please ask for details.

Offer end date: 31st December 2019

Domes of Elounda Luxury Family 2 Bedroom Sea View Suite with Outdoor Heated Jacuzzi, Elounda Bay, Greece

Domes of Elounda Luxury Family 2 Bedroom Sea View Suite with Outdoor Heated Jacuzzi

Elounda Bay, Greece

Soak in one of your two Jacuzzis, enjoy the view from your private terrace, relax or play on the secluded shady beach. Bring the kids on an unhurried laid back holiday.

  • From £484 per family, per night
  • 2 bedrooms
  •  
  • Jacuzzi protected by a cover

Up to 25% off your stay in 2020

Plus a free upgrade to Half Board or Dine Around!

Half price Full Board for adultd and free Full Board for children*

*Children applicable for free full board with 2 paying adults. Booking discounts are subject to a 50% non-refundable booking deposit and a minimum 5 night stay in 2019. Level of discount and board options will depend on week booked and accommodation type, please ask for details.

Offer end date: 31st December 2019

Domes of Elounda 2 Bedroom Private Residence with Private Pool, Elounda Bay, Greece

Domes of Elounda 2 Bedroom Private Residence with Private Pool

Elounda Bay, Greece

Experience the privacy and quiet of a villa with the convenience of a resort. Gorgeous private pool and garden, nearby shady beach, and a fab kids' club.

  • From £563 per family, per night
  • 2 bedrooms
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  • Pool protected by terrace with barrier

Up to 25% off your stay in 2020

Plus a free upgrade to Half Board or Dine Around!

Half price Full Board for adultd and free Full Board for children*

*Children applicable for free full board with 2 paying adults. Booking discounts are subject to a 50% non-refundable booking deposit and a minimum 5 night stay in 2019. Level of discount and board options will depend on week booked and accommodation type, please ask for details.

Offer end date: 31st December 2019

Domes of Elounda 3 Bedroom Private Residence with Private Pool, Elounda Bay, Greece

Domes of Elounda 3 Bedroom Private Residence with Private Pool

Elounda Bay, Greece

Enjoy the privacy and tranquility of a villa and the convenience of a resort. Natural garden with private pool, nearby shady beach, and kids' club.

  • From £845 per family, per night
  • 3 bedrooms
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  • Pool protected by a terrace with barrier

Up to 25% off your stay in 2020

Plus a free upgrade to Half Board or Dine Around!

Half price Full Board for adultd and free Full Board for children*

*Children applicable for free full board with 2 paying adults. Booking discounts are subject to a 50% non-refundable booking deposit and a minimum 5 night stay in 2019. Level of discount and board options will depend on week booked and accommodation type, please ask for details.

Offer end date: 31st December 2019

Domes of Elounda 2 Bedroom Luxury Residence with Private Pool, Elounda Bay, Greece

Domes of Elounda 2 Bedroom Luxury Residence with Private Pool

Elounda Bay, Greece

Enjoy a laid back holiday for the whole family in a luxury villa complete with a private terrace, a pool with waterfall and whirlpool, and a gorgeous shady beach nearby.

  • From £641 per family, per night
  • 2 bedrooms
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  • Pool protected by a fence

Up to 25% off your stay in 2020

Plus a free upgrade to Half Board or Dine Around!

Half price Full Board for adultd and free Full Board for children*

*Children applicable for free full board with 2 paying adults. Booking discounts are subject to a 50% non-refundable booking deposit and a minimum 5 night stay in 2019. Level of discount and board options will depend on week booked and accommodation type, please ask for details.

Offer end date: 31st December 2019

Domes of Elounda Premium 1 Bedroom Suite Garden View with Outdoor Heated Jacuzzi, Elounda Bay, Greece

Domes of Elounda Premium 1 Bedroom Suite Garden View with Outdoor Heated Jacuzzi

Elounda Bay, Greece

It turns out that you can please everyone! Prepare for the ultimate child-friendly holiday in this fun-filled luxury resort, where you’ll have time to relax, too.

  • From £251 per family, per night
  • 1 bedroom
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  • Jacuzzi protected by a cover
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