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 $303.24 (€262), excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €4.00 per room per night on check-in.
Rates usually include a generous buffet breakfast (€25 an adult; €15 a child).
Sessions in the kids clubs fill up quickly, so we advise reserving your slots when booking your holiday. Smith guests get 15 per cent off all sports (including paddle board and bicycle rental, but excluding boat hire); you'll get a voucher at check-in that can be redeemed at the watersports centre.
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 rooms: LCD TV, radio, Nespresso coffee machine, two minibars (one with snacks and drinks, another with toiletries), beach towels, bathrobes, slippers and O.Live 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.
The hotel has a trove of baby essentials if you start to run low.
Public areas are wheelchair accessible and prams can be trundled about with ease.
Dogs stay free (up to 5kgs), but are not allowed in restaurants or bars. See more pet-friendly hotels in Halkidiki.
Baby cots can be added to all rooms (excluding the Standard Room and Junior Suite Sea Front with Jacuzzi categories) for free, and children stay free on twin beds, rollaway beds and sofabeds.
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.
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.
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.
The resort sources ingredients from very local suppliers where possible.