Sani Beach

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Sani Beach Resort has five hotels built in 1000 acres of coastal woodland and sandy beaches, on the Kassandra peninsular on mainland Greece. At the heart of the resort is Sani Marina, lined with bars and restaurants and filled with beautiful yachts providing families with a safe, relaxing holiday environment where nothing is too far away.   
 
The hotels operate a Dine Around programme, where you can take some of your half/full-board meal allowance in selected restaurants in the marina, which is a fun place to wander around in the evening. The resort has an outdoor theatre space, a children’s beach (from north to south: Sani Beach, Sani Asterias, Porto Sani,  Sani Dunes, and Sani Club), and all individually designed, and although all are family friendly, they each have a slightly different focus, so you can find one which exactly suits you. 

 

Information & Facts

Activities / Excursions Outside the Resort

Trip to Birthplace of Aristotle in Stagira: 650/750 euros for 3/9 seat luxury taxi  Scenic  drive through mountains and forests to  ancient Stagira. See the old city walls, Aristotle’s park,  and  a final stop at the village of Arnea – a lovely example of traditional Halkidiki architecture.

Gerovassiliou Excursion- 240/280 euros for 3/9seat luxury taxi

Four-hour private wine tour around the vineyard and wine museum

Pella-Vergina Excursion  600/650 for 3/9 seater luxury taxi

Day trip  to Vergina (80km south-west of Thessaloniki), one of the most historic places in Greece and the old capital of the ancient Macedonia state. See the palace ruins, with its mosaics and painted stuccoes, the 11th century BC burial ground, and the UNESCO-listed tomb of King Philip, father of Alexander the Great.

Personal Shopping Thessaloniki 400/460 euros for 3/9 seat taxis

Guided shopping trip around the pretty alleyways of Proxenou Koromila and the markets Tsimiski and Mitropoleos, to find everything from designer bargains to traditional gifts

Taste of Thessaloniki  40 euros pp

Foodie tour of Thessaloniki:  try “siropiasta” filo pastry sweets, at one of the city’s oldest confectioneries, and check out the street food in the markets.

Thessaloniki Jewish Tour  from  600/650 euros for 3 /9 seat luxury taxi

With Thessaloniki’s  Jewish history going back 2000 years, this tour takes in the Jewish Museum, the Jewish Cemetery, the Monastirioton Synagogue, and the famous Modiano Market

Thessaloniki Sightseeing from 570/600 euros for 3/9 seat luxury taxi

See the main sights of Greece’s second largest city and the capital of Macedonia:  the recently renovated Archaeological Museum, the White Tower, the Byzantine church of St. Dimitrios, and climb up the Acropolis (highest point of the city) in Thessaloniki’s Old Town for the best views.

Best Bits for Kids

Excellent kids programme with specialist academies for football, sailing and dance, and kids’ clubs run to UK Ofsted standards.

Football, Sailing and Dance Academies for 5 – 14 year olds. Prices from 15 euros – 35 euros per session 

30-minute ‘Babewatch’ sessions on the beach for toddlers and babies. Free

Melissa Creche from 4 months to 4 years (from 28 – 35 euros per half day session depending on age- the younger the more expensive)

Melissa mini club (ages 4 years –12 years) Free

Free teens club (ages 13–17) with the Ozone club teenhouse for 12–17 year olds (free) in Sani Marina, offering activities like dancing, DJ-ing, beach volleyball and mountain biking.

Sani Explorers club (ages 4–11) and Sani Adventurers (12-17), both free

These both do a lot of outdoor play with a focus on the environment, so you feel the children are learning something.

Best Bits for Parents

Live music, near to the bike rental, playground, tennis courts and Garden Theatre for dance and entertainment. It is also close to Bousoulas beach for night time Djs 

Best Family Beaches

The beaches at the resort are perfect for families – soft sand, calm water, no current.

Bousoulas beach – at far (northern) end of the resort with fine white sand backed by pine trees, and clear, perfect-for-snorkelling water. Calm water is ideal for kids and it has a BLue Flag. Lifeguards, sunbeds, towel service, shower, bar, Sani Beach watersports is just around the corner. Babewatch available  (June – October)

Sani Club beach: more soft white sand and shallow, child-friendly water. Lifeguards, sunbeds, towel service, shower, bar, and Sani Beach watersports centre nearby. Babewatch available (June – October)

Sea You beach

Partly exclusive  to Porto Sani, Asterias and Dunes guests:  Sea You is at the southern end of the marina, a quick walk from Porto Sani. Courtesy beach toys for kids, lifeguards, luxe sunbeds, towel service, shower, Sea You Bar for tasty snacks. Babewatch available (June – October)

Digital Detox / Digital Overload

Games consoles in kids’ clubs, free wifi, TV in rooms.

Endorsement Quote

We didn't stay in this one but we spent time in Bousoulas beach and at the beach in front of the hotel. When we looked round it seemed a fun place to stay, with good size rooms – and would suit people who like a bigger hotel experience.  If you have a lot of noisy children and feel a bit conspicuous in the other, quieter hotels, this is a good option and it is exceptionally good value. 

Family Traveller's Recommended Family Rooms

The Interconnecting family rooms

Food & Drink

Grill by The Pool –  premium steaks and homemade burgers

Ammos Restaurant & bar : Greek and international cuisine

The Veranda Restaurant Breakfast and dinner: Greek and Mediterranean  for over 12s only

Poseidon: themed buffets

Bar By The Pool: lunchtime snacks

The hotel operates a Dine Around programme, where you can take some of your half/full-board meal allowance in selected restaurants in the marina

Kids menus: Healthy- eating kids’ menus  (chicken skewers, fish fillet, pizza) including pureed food for babies and toddlers eg tomato soup with Greek yoghurt

Picnic lunches? Yes

Any areas for kids to play while adults eat? Kids clubs nearby

Getting There

Direct flights from the UK to Thessaloniki and then 50 kms (one hour’s drive).  If you’re not hiring a car, book a transfer as part of your package. 

Hotel Shop

Patisserie/bakery and supermarket in Sani Marina, plus mini markets at Sani Beach and Sani Club hotels 

Hotel Vibe

Lively, noisy outside – inside is more of a regular package - hotel feel than the other properties, but it has an elegant lobby  and beautifully designed rooms, which attract a lot of couples as well as families 

Kids Clubs

Melissa Crèche for children aged 4 months – 4yrs  (from 28 – 35 euros per half day session, depending on age- the younger the more expensive)

Melissa Mini Club: for children 4 - 11 years (free). There are three main locations within the Resort, one close to Sani Beach, a brand new one at Porto Sani and Sani Asterias and one at Sani Club. With lots of indoor and outdoor activities such as face-painting, beach games, table tennis, waterball, volleyball, gymnastics

TeenHouse : Ozone club for 12 – 17 year olds (free)  in Sani Marina,   open 10am – 10 pm daily, it offers activities like dancing, DJ-ing, beach volleyball and mountain biking.

Academies (sailing, dance, football) for 5 – 14 year olds

Free 30-minute ‘Babewatch’ session on the beach daily for toddlers and babies

ECO ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Sani Explorers: aged 4 – 11 (free)  storytelling, expeditions into nearby forest, birdwatching and outdoor fun focussed on nature and the environment

Sani Adventurers: aged12 – 17; same idea as Explorers but aimed at older kids, with activities like sea trips in paddle boats, mountain biking and field trips

Location

The oldest of the Sani Resort properties, Sani Beach is the most hotel-like, with four floors in a main building, Halkidiki, in mainland Greece, on one of the ‘fingers’ of the beautiful Kassandra peninsular 

 

Pools

2000 sqm  heated freshwater pool, plus a heated infinity pool. Sani Beach guests can also use the pools at Porto Sani

Rooms

392 of which 32 are family (interconnecting) rooms.  All have  either a private balcony or terrace, and some have a garden. Some rooms have sea views and  others  overlook the Mediterranean gardens.

Spa & Pampering for Adults

Myspa for Anne Semonin treatment, sauna, Jacuzzi  and steam rooms and fitness room and spa pool ( over 16s only except for Splash Hours: 8am – 2pm  & 5pm – 7pm) with adult supervision.

Spa & Wellbeing for Kids

The spa allows entry to children over the age of 12.  The Teen collection features mani/pedis (25 euros each) and neck and back massage (45 euros)

Sports

Sailing, archery, football, dance, tennis, scuba, walking trails, paddleboarding, yoga, watersports (inc windsurfing and waterskiing) 

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