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Sani Asterias

Halkidiki, Greece

Located in Halkidiki, Greece, the boutique Sani Asterias forms part of renowned Sani Resort. This intimate hotel has stylish accommodation, beach front location and together with its proximity to the marina, a variety of sumptuous dining options.

At a Glance

  • Luxury, boutique style suite accommodation, some with private gardens and heated pools

  • Direct flights with BA to Thessaloniki and a short transfer to the resort

  • Complimentary children's club from 4-12 years and a paid crèche from 4 months - 4 years

  • Fantastic beach front and marina bay location.

  • White sandy beaches with gentle sloping shore - ideal for children

  • A variety of facilities, sports and activities to appeal to every age group and interest

Beach, Family, Spa & health, Golf

Insider's View

The restaurants usually open around 6pm. However if you would like your children to eat earlier, it is possible to pre-order your chosen dish at any restaurant at any time. This is a really good child friendly touch.

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If the children are tiring of their pushchairs why not hire them a trike or bike from the hire shop at the Sani Beach Resort. They offer a large selection for all different ages and capabilities.

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Fancy lunch from the comfort of your sun lounger? Just call over a beach buddy and order something off the mouth-watering menu and it will arrive in pretty box. Perfect for snacking on during the course of the afternoon.

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If staying at the Porto Sani Village or Sani Asterias then a breakfast of eggs benedict and pancakes is a must! Poetry on a plate.

Mike Harlow

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For a unique hands on dinning experience with the family, try the Greek meze at the Tomata

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There's plenty for nature lovers at Sani. Explore the paths through the Sani forest, watch the birds at the wetland and then enjoy a picnic on the beach by the sand dunes.

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Sani Festival concerts, on Sani hill is a must! Magical views and enchanting music under a starlit sky

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For romantics enjoy dinner for two at the waters edge at the Sani beach club or Sani Asteria suites

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Sani even has it's own bird sanctuary which you can walk to as part of a walking trail, take a picnic here and enjoy the beautiful sea views.

Jenny James

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The marina is a great place to visit in the evenings with plenty of different choices for dinner and drinks

Charlotte Smith

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The best part of the day is early evening when the sea will appear warmer! The gently shelving Blue Flag awarded beach is fantastic for children to play in while you supervise them from the comfort of your sun lounger!

Clare Leigh

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The Mojito Bar in the marina is the perfect place to start the evening off with a cocktail. There is a very sociable 'Happy Hour' from 7pm - 10pm!

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Call us on 020 8682 5040 to start planning your vacation to Sani Asterias

Description

Sani Resort is a family owned 1000 acre private ecological reserve with pine forests, bird sanctuaries, lakes and olive groves, all surrounding the marina and five individual hotels - Sani Dunes, Sani Beach, Porto Sani, Sani Asterias and Sani Club. Lush, landscaped gardens with Mediterranean scents on this unspoiled peninsular separate the hotels, whilst the Aegean Sea laps gently along the seven mile sandy beach.

A more boutique and intimate offering is the Sani Asterias, with its exclusive stretch of private beach and heated pool. Each family deluxe suite is spacious and stylish with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate living space and garden area. The Suites have the added luxury of the Water Restaurant with its Michelin-starred executive chefs, exclusive to guests at Sani Asterias, where diners eat overlooking the marina. For larger families there is also the option of three bedroom suites, which have a spacious garden and private pool.

One of the big attractions of Sani Resort is the amount of activities and facilities the resort, as a whole, offers for all ages and interests. A particular highlight is the bustling marina and shopping plaza with its choice of restaurants, lively bars, boutiques and great leisure and sports facilities.

Families of all ages are a firm feature throughout the resort and catered for in a variety of ways. Most restaurants have dedicated children's menus and are well stocked with highchairs and open at family friendly times, whilst a few are exclusively for guests over 12 years. To make a guest's stay as hassle free and relaxing as possible, Sani can arrange some extra touches in the rooms for children. Sani Asterias guests can use the crèche and children's club at Porto Sani, which takes children from 4 months to 12 years of age. There is also a Teen Club within Sani resort, which is open mid June through to the end of August.

Accommodation

Sani Asterias has 57 private suites, which can include a private garden or heated pool.

Sani Asterias

With the exception of the Junior Suites, all the suites have separate bedrooms and sitting rooms with either beach or marina views. The 3 types of suites which range from 80sqm to 130sqm in size, all have 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, sitting room and balcony/garden.

In addition, there are a great selection of family suites which feature their own pools. These are the most spacious rooms types in the resort and are hugely popular especially in peak season. There is a mini spa area near the family suites and a new indoor lounge area serving an exclusive breakfast for over 14 year olds.

Childcare

Guests staying at Asterias may use the children's club at Porto Sani, which is complimentary, however there is a charge for the crèche (€35 for a half day and €50 for full day and lunch is €25). All the clubs are run by trained, multilingual staff, seven days per week. In the evenings there is an evening entertainment program including stage shows for the whole family.

There are a number of children's facilities that can be organized for guests during their stay at Sani Asterias. These need to be arranged at the time of booking and are subject to availability:

Cots/rollaway beds (no extra charge) and buggies.

Most baby supplies can be purchased locally in the hotel's mini-market or the marina's supermarket, however if you require a particular brand it is advisable to bring your own.

Babysitting can be arranged after 6pm at a cost of €10 per hour for a maximum of 3 children in the same hotel room/suite, plus an additional €15 after 10.50pm)

Babysitting

Baby sitting can be arranged with a minimum of 24 hours notice. This service is at an additional charge which is payable locally. Prices this summer are 10 euros/hour. Maximum 3 children.

Additional €15 after 10.50pm to allow the babysitter to get home by taxi.

Melissa Creche

The Melissa Crèche for children aged 4 months - 3 years inclusive is open from 10.00 - 18.00hrs daily with a lunch session between 13.00 and 15.00. The childcare staff work to the following ratios - 1:3 for children 6-23 months and 1:4 for children 2-4 years. The crèche is well equipped with toys for indoor and outdoor activities. The activities are specifically designed for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Pre-booking is essential.

Football Academy

The Football Academy is a fun and healthy activity for children aged between 5-14 years old.

With children split up by age groups, the two hour football camp is held six days a week

The camp will be available to all budding footballers between the 25th May and 1st September.

Each two hour session at the Football Academy cost 35€. Children who attend five sessions

will enjoy their sixth session complimentary.

Melissa Mini Club

The Melissa Mini Club arranges indoor and outdoor activity programs full of fun for children 4 - 11 years inclusive at no extra charge. Indoor activities include arts and crafts, group games and shows and outdoor activities include pool games, volleyball, gymnastics and treasure hunts (some of the activities are arranged by the entertainment team). The club is open 10.00-18.00 daily, with a lunch session between 13.00 and 15.00.

Ozone Teen house

The Ozone Teen House operates in high season only (mid June, July and August) and is open daily from 10:00am - 10:00pm for children 12 years of age of older.

Located in the Marina and run by Worldwide Kids, its a great place for your teens to meet, make new friends, play games or simply chill out at the snack bar with a FroYo, ice-cream or a delicious milkshake. With a combination of supervised indoor and outdoor activities, chill out space, a gaming suite, fully equipped with the latest PS4, Xbox, Wii plus large TV screen, there's plenty to keep even the busiest teen happy. Even better, no parents or younger children allowed.

With some fantastic activities on offer, night time stargazing, mountain-biking, archery and cooking classes, they might they never want to leave.

Ozone is provided by Sani Resort on a complimentary basis.

Facilities

Sani Asterias has the renowned Water Restaurant, which is exclusively for Sani Asterias guests. It has featured a host of Michelin-starred executive chefs and it's current menu was created by two times Michelin Star Chef, Jacked Chibois, Vosporos.

There are 12 restaurants at the five Sani hotels and a further 12 at the Marina (with 22 in total in the dine around program). Choices include the Greek Grill, a taste of Japanese cuisine at Katsu or Dim Sum delights at Asian. The dine around program is highly recommended at Sani, allowing half-board guests to enjoy their meals at many of the restaurants throughout the resort. Guests can either select from a tailored set menu without an additional charge or order a la carte. If ordering a la carte the half board allowance will be deducted from the bill. In both cases drinks are extra. The dine around program also allows guests to choose where they would like to eat breakfast.

NB many restaurants require pre-booking and in some restaurants, gentlemen are kindly requested to wear long trousers for dinner.

Sani Asterias, doesn't have its own dedicated spa, but guests can enjoy treatments and therapies at Porto Sani Spa Suite, or alternatively relax with an in-suite treatment.

Activities

At Sani Resort there's no end to the list of activities on offer. Many of the sports are free of charge, including table tennis, football, volleyball, aerobics, archery, hiking and basketball. All other sporting activities are at an additional charge and are arranged at the relevant sports centers. There is a separate Football Academy with coaching, Sailing Academy to learn new skills and a Dance Academy, offering a range of styles, from modern to hip-hop or even Latin.

Sani Marina is a hub of activity, with its constant flow of yachts and boats. It's the place to go if you want to explore the secluded coves around Halkidiki, the Aegean Sea and its islands. It has a chic and sophisticated Mediterranean ambience, with a number of international and Greek restaurants and bars, a mall of shops, a cinema and hosts many special events and festivals throughout the year.

Being situated in a protected area, the surroundings are perfect for bird watching, hiking, jogging and cycling with clearly signposted paths through the woods (you can hire adult and child bikes, plus baby seats and helmets for a small cost).

Sani Sports Centre

The facilities at the Sani Sports Center includes six clay flood lit tennis courts, a mini football court, basketball/volleyball court and table tennis.

Sani Tennis Academy

There are six Canada-Tennis clay courts at the Sports Center, with their own changing rooms, showers and a players' sports bar. Open daily from 7am to 11pm, professional tennis coaches are available for both group and individual lessons. The Academy holds provides family lessons and hosts kids camps and teens programs.

Watersports

The watersports station at Sani Beach offers a good selection for example catamaran, windsurfing, waterskiing, canoes and pedalos. (A second watersports station is located at Sani Club). The Sea World Scuba Diving center is PADI approved. This fully equipped diving center is up to date with the latest technology and training standards and offers a wide selection of under-water excursions including a visit to a shipwreck.

Sani Water Park

Located next to Sani Hill, the Sani Water Park will keep your children entertained for the entire vacation, with some of the best water activities around.

Children's Sailing Academy

The Sani Sailing Academy is for children aged 6 - 17 years. A chance to have fun on the water and gain the knowledge and practical skills of sailing, children will be taught by a team of expert instructors (English speaking) in the popular Optimist dinghies. Children between 14-17 can learn in the bigger and faster Laser.

Laser class sailing is one of the leading light sailing categories, often providing an introductory level to professional competitions. The Sani Marina Sailing academy will welcome new participants of 6-17 years between May and August, offering them an intensive 10-hour course on dry land and off-shore. Parents are welcome to watch the final race and attend the award ceremony. A “Certificate of attendance” will be accredited by the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki and qualifies for membership in any nautical club worldwide as well as participation in Optimist and Laser sailing races too.

Location & Directions

Halkidiki, Greece

Sani Resort is located on the Kassandra Peninsular, the western of the three 'fingers of Halkadiki' on the Aegean Sea in Northern Greece. The adjacent Peninsula's are Sithonia and Mt. Athos. Sani overlooks Mount Olympus and is close to one of the most beautiful European cities, Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is a vibrant city thronged with students and packed with contemporary art museums, galleries, designer shops set along the shore line.

When to go

Halkidiki is blessed with sunshine for the majority of the year, but it really only starts to gets consistently warm during the day from April to October, although it is still cool at nights in April/May and October. The best time to travel is June, July and September.

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