Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $852.32 (€736), excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 0.5% per room per night on check-out and an additional government tax of €4.00 per room per night on check-in.
Rates usually include airport transfers and buffet breakfast (including traditional Greek options). A five-night minimum stay applies.
Don’t miss breakfast – it comes with the backing of the Greek national tourist board, after all. Guests staying between 27 April and 30 June and between 9 September and 31 October will get 15 per cent off all sports (including paddle board and bicycle rental, but excluding boat hire), and guests staying between 30 March and 30 June (excluding half-term) and between 9 September and 31 October will get 50 per cent off the Explorer's Club (excluding watersports).
The hotel is closed from 1 November 2017 until 30 March 2018. Villa guests get access to the facilities at sister property Eagles Palace, but should be aware that it opens later in the season, around the 25 April.
At the hotel
Guests at Eagles Villas can enjoy the extensive facilities at the hotel's sister property, Eagles Palace, including its private beach, spa, gym and kids’ club. Please note that Eagles Palace will be closed from 1 March to 27 April 2018. In rooms: TV, kitchenette with hob and kettle, minibar, and Elemis bath products.
Our favourite rooms
There are absolutely zero duds in this bunch: every room is a suite; every suite has a private plunge pool. D-reamy.
Waterbabies will be in seventh heaven, since each villa has a private plunge pool; guests can also dip into the main pool by Lofos restaurant. Not to mention Eagles Palace’s pool – and the private beach.
Guests can use the spa at Eagles Palace, where nimble-knuckled masseuses dish out fragrant Elemis rubs, scrubs, facials and more. The spa has three treatment rooms; you can also be pampered under a pavilion on the beach or in your villa. 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 lengthy spa ritual or a day package. The small fitness centre has TechnoGym equipment and personal trainers on request, and free yoga, pilates and aqua aerobics classes are held frequently.
Bring multiple swimwear choices for the multiple pools, plus scent worthy of a Greek god or goddess. Our tip? Diptyque Philosykos, which smells divine.
The villas and public areas are wheelchair-accessible; prams can be trundled about with ease.
Four-legged Smiths weighing up to five kilogrammes can come too; there’s no charge for them, but they’re not allowed in the restaurant or bar. See more pet-friendly hotels in Halkidiki.
Little Smiths of all ages are more than welcome; cots and extra beds for under-15s are free. Babysitting can be arranged (€20 an hour; book at least three hours ahead). Parents will be very grateful for the excellent kids club (seasonal) at Eagles Palace.
All ages are very welcome (cots and beds for under-15s can be added to the villas for free). Over-8s will love the watersports on offer at Eagles Palace’s PADI dive centre.
Pick according to your spatial requirements: there are one- or two-bedroom options, some with the added boon of a private garden.
No crèche, but an excellent kids club (seasonal) at Eagles Palace.
Parents will be cracking open the ouzo on learning that their little Smiths can enjoy the legion activities at Eagles Palace; 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.
Eagles Palace’s private beach is the star of this resort. If sunbathing seems 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.
Eagles Villas’ indoor and outdoor pools are both family-friendly, but unsupervised, so keep an eagle eye (ahem) on waterbabies.
Lofos has highchairs, a kids' menu, cutlery for littlies and bibs. The chefs are happy to adapt menu items to tots' tastes.
Babysitting can be arranged for €20 an hour (book at least three hours ahead).
No need to pack
Eagles Palace has a trove of baby essentials if you start to run low.
The hotel diligently recycles; fish, vegetables, fruit and olive oil are purchased from local producers.