Sani Resort is one of Greece's most established family friendly destinations. Located in Halkidiki, Sani Beach is the original, main hotel located at the far end of a beautiful white sandy beach. It's ideal for families wanting a busier resort atmosphere.
At a Glance
The best value family-friendly option at Sani Resort
Complimentary children's club from 4-12 years and a paid crèche from 4 months - 4 years
The original 1970's hotel, recently renovated with flexible accommodation, including family suites
Direct flights with BA to Thessaloniki and a short transfer to the resort
Variety of facilities, sports and activities to appeal to every age group and interest
The Ouzerie Beach Restaurant is a must if you want to try the local cuisine.Kate Newman
Each hotel runs a boat trip from the Marina on specific days that takes you around the local coastline. This is a fantastic way to take in the stunning local sceneryScott Dunn team
The complimentary Babe Watch program is amazing for parents who would like 30 minutes to relax knowing that the children are being cared for.Scott Dunn team
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.Scott Dunn team
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.Scott Dunn team
For children under the age of 16, entrance to the heated spa pool at the Sani Beach Resort is restricted to splash hours only (8am - 2pm) as long as they are supervised by an adult.Scott Dunn team
The “Creperie” at the Marina is a paradise for snackers. One mouthful and you’ll be hooked!Scott Dunn team
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.Mike Harlow
The children will love the floating water park in the sea located close to the Sani Beach Hotel.Jenny James
The marina is a great place to visit in the evenings with plenty of different choices for dinner and drinksCharlotte Smith
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Sani Beach
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.
Sani Beach is the largest of the five hotels at Sani Resort and enjoys one of the best locations right beside the beach. Close too, are the resort tennis courts, watersports center and the children's club, with the marina being just a short walk away. The hotel underwent a recent renovation and the addition of one and two bedroom suites, plus a new wing of family suites means the hotel is perfect for families wanting to experience Sani Resort, but don't have the budget for the more exclusive and boutique hotel options available at Sani Asterias or Sani Dunes. Spacious and comfortable, with floor to ceiling windows and large terraces, they offer guests fabulous views of the Aegean Sea and Sani Bay. A wide choice of child friendly restaurants, a heated infinity pool and life guards on the beach make for the most relaxing family break.
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. The hotel features it's own crèche and children's club, which takes children from 4 months to 12 years or age or there is a Teen Club is open in peak summer form mid June, July and August.
Sani Beach has 392 rooms and suites and is the largest of the five hotels at Sani Resort.
There are two types of Junior Suite both of approximately 35sqm. The internal layout of the open plan bedroom and sitting area is the same in both types, with the seafront Junior Suite has a small private garden and direct access to the beach, whilst the sea view Junior Suite is situated on an upper level and has a balcony with a table and two chairs.
Guests can also chose from the spacious 1 and 2 Bedroom Family Suites Beach Front. With direct access to the Sani Beach, these are designed in a contemporary style with floor to ceiling windows and fabulous views. They come with a private garden and terrace with sun loungers, table and chairs. They can accommodate a family of up to five people. Equally the deluxe 1 or 2 bedroom family suites offer impressive views of the Aegean Sea.
Sani Beach has the Melissa Crèche from 4 months to 3 years inclusive and the Melissa Mini Club from 4 - 11 years inclusive. There is also a separate Teen House, called Ozone (12-17 years) that runs for high season only (mid June, July & August). The clubs are 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 Beach. 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)
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.
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.
|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.
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.
There is a fantastic range of dining options at the Sani Resort. 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 Water Restaurant at the Marina, with a menu created by 2 times Michelin Star Chef, Jacked Chibois, Vosporos, 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 has extensive Spa facilities, with each hotel having its own dedicated Spa, except for the Sani Asterias, whose guests can enjoy treatments and therapies at Porto Sani Spa Suite, or alternatively relax with an in-suite treatment.
Sani Beach has an indoor pool which connects to the Spa, both of which are adult only (children can use them between 8.30 – 1.00 during “splash hours”). All the main outdoor pools are heated and have lifeguards.
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.
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
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.