Sani Dunes

Halkidiki, Greece

Sani Dunes is the newest luxury addition to the established Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece. With its beautiful setting, modern architecture and private beach location, it's perfect for couples and older children over 12 years of age.

At a Glance

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

  • Ideal for couples and older children over 12 years of age

  • Great half board and breakfast dine-around options

  • Wide choice of family friendly accommodation

  • All main outdoor pools throughout the resort are heated

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

Beach, Family, Spa & health, Golf

Insider's View

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.

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The “Creperie” at the Marina is a paradise for snackers. One mouthful and you’ll be hooked!

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Enjoy a Mythos or cocktail at the Ammos whilst the sun drops behind the peninsula, setting the sky and sea ablaze with pinks, reds and purples

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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

Mike Harlow

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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 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!

Clare Leigh

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The Marina is a lovely addition to the Sani Resort, you feel part of a living town with restaurants and shops. You can watch the beautiful boats and people watch from your seat at one of the bars or restaurants.

Mike Harlow

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Fresco restaurant has a famous Michelin star chef (think Greece's answer to Gordon Ramsey). Even the staff were starstruck!

Sarah Matthews

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The Beach House is a must, the stunning location and contemporary décor make it a great spot to enjoy the sun go down, whilst drinking a freshly made cocktail.

Lucy Dennis

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.

Sani Dunes is the latest addition to Sani Resort and offers stylish, modern hotel accommodation located right on the beach. Close to the Marina, it is ideal for couples and families with children over the age of 12 years. The Dune has a private beach location, a heated indoor and outdoor pool and three exclusive adult-friendly restaurants, which all offer delicious menu's, some signed by Michelin starred chefs.

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 there is a complimentary Teen Club which is open mid June through to the end of August.

Accommodation

Sani Dunes has 136 low-rise accommodation options, including family rooms and suites, some of which have a garden.

Sani Dunes

Guests can choose either one of the 80 open-plan suites or one of the 56 spacious rooms, including a family room option. Offering high luxury, the Dunes offer 24 hour room service, complimentary WiFi, Nespresso machines and the latest in-room technology.

Childcare

Sani Dunes is for adults and older children over 12 years of age. There is a separate Teen House, called Ozone (12-17 years) that runs for high season only (mid June, July & August) and is complimentary.

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.

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.

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

There are three adult only restaurants at Sani Dunes, with a delicious menu selection to suit a variety of tastes.

In total there are 12 restaurants available at the five Sani hotels and a further 12 at the marina (22 as part of the dine around program). These 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.

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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