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Eagles Palace, Greece

Eagles Palace

Halkidiki, Greece

On its own sandy beach on the unspoiled Aegean coast, Eagles Palace is an intimate and charming hotel with traditional Greek hospitality. Ideal for younger children, there' a fantastic Explorers kids club and our popular Aqua watersports program.

At a Glance

  • Lovely heated pool, ideal for young children and babies learning to swim.

  • Gentle sloping sandy beach with calm waters; ideal for babies, toddlers and building sandcastles.

  • Family run, award winning member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World

  • Explorers kids club for children aged 4 months to 11 years

  • Six day watersports program for children aged 5 to 13 including sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, waterskiing and diving

  • We love the Seafront Suites and Bungalows for the best views and space

Beach, Family, Sailing & surfing, Diving

Insider's View

Book one of the sea front tables at the Armyra restaurant for dinner and watch the chef prepare your fresh catch of the day on the BBQ.

Jenny James

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Hire a skippered boat for the day and view Mount Athos and its monasteries from the sea.

Jenny James

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The hotel’s two headed eagle emblem goes back to the Byzantine dynasty when a lot of the monasteries were built.

Clare Leigh

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Order a pre-dinner cocktail (the Melonjito is amazing!) and sit in the sofas overlooking the beach while the sun goes down.

Clare Leigh

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The beautiful pool benefits from a very well stocked swim up bar which can be a bit of a novelty for all of the family

Charlotte Austin

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The rooms have all recently been renovated and because there are so many different room categories we will be able to recommend the one for you

Charlotte Austin

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Eagles Palace has its own olive garden and produces all its own olive oil.

Scott Dunn team

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Ask the resort team about private dining options, they offer candle lit dinner experiences, perfect for a special occasion.

Hannah Fullagar

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Order a Spicy Cucumber cocktail, but watch out for the chilli - it's very hot.

Alice Peal

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Hire a kayak and paddle your way along the coast to find secluded beach to stop for a rest.

Claire Walker

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Eagles Palace or take a look at other properties with a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club

Description

Eagles Palace is an intimate and unpretentious, traditional family run hotel, on a beautiful part of the Aegean coastline in Ouranoupolis, on the Halkidiki Peninsula. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it's known for its friendly service and authentic hospitality, but its crowning glory is its location. Set right on a long sandy beach and with a well-established watersports center, Eagles Palace is perfect for families.

The focus at Eagles Palace is most definitely the beach and the water. The sand is golden and slopes gently down to shallow waters - making it perfect for younger children and babies. The water is crystal clear and it's easy to see schools of fish from the jetty, all of which has earned it Blue Flag status. The watersports center has a good range of equipment, including Quba dinghies, a Hobie Cat, windsurfs, kayaks and paddle boards and offers private tuition. Guests can charter their own motorboat to explore the surrounding coastline and beaches, or even a skippered yacht, whilst the resort's dive center offers PADI courses and trips out into the waters surrounding Halkidiki, which are teeming with aquatic life.

Guests who prefer to relax on the beach can order food and drink just by pressing a button on their parasol. Next to the beach is a large swimming pool and a separate children’s pool, both surrounded by neat Mediterranean gardens. From everywhere in the resort, there are dramatic views over the beautiful Sigiticos Gulf and the World Heritage Site of Mt Athos. The more adventurous can join one of the tailor made excursions to explore the surrounding scenery, either mountain biking, hiking or sea kayaking to the nearby island of Ammouliani. The gentle beach and calm breezes create the perfect conditions for children to gain confidence in the water and learn to sail, windsurf, kayak or paddle board.

There is an Explorers kids club for children aged from 4 months to 11 years, offering dedicated, age themed activities, managed by Scott Dunn UK qualified childcare experts and supported by local childcarers. The club is also running Aqua Explorers, a specially designed 3 hours a day, 6 day watersports program for children from 5 to 13, introducing them to the basics of sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, wake boarding, waterskiing and diving, under the guidance of RYA instructors. Aimed at children with little or no experience of watersports, this program will build their confidence on the water and give them the opportunity to learn practical skills as well as some important theory. At the end of the week, there’s a Regatta, which your children can take part in some short and fun races, and maybe win some prizes at the end.

The accommodation at Eagles Palace is contemporary in style and comfortable, having undergone an extensive refurbishment. A mix of rooms, suites and bungalows, many have balconies or terraces with views over the bay. For maximum space and privacy, and the best views, we love the Sea Front Suites and the Bungalows, nestled in the gardens and with access to the beach. The restaurants and bars offer a mix of Greek and international food, from buffet style to a la carte. Fresh, local food is the order of the day, and the service is warm, friendly and very personal. The hotel's spa has an exceptional reputation and you'll find a comprehensive choice of holistic treatments and therapies.

Accommodation

The Eagles Palace has 161 recently refurbished rooms, suites and bungalows, some with private pools that offer elegant living and have mesmerizing views across the Sitgitikos Gulf and up to Mt Athos. Rooms feature either a balcony or terrace and marble lined bathrooms. All suites are equipped with an LCD TV and a Nespresso coffee machine (except Standard Rooms). For the best location and views, the seafront suites and the brand new two bedroom bungalows with private pools offer ideal accommodation for both couples and families. WiFi is available throughout all the rooms and public areas for basic browsing purposes.

Family Suite Garden view

The Garden Family suites with a balcony are much smaller than both the standard Suites and Grand Suites. They consist of a double room plus a sitting area with sofa bed. The 2 rooms are separated by sliding doors. The location and views vary from room to room.

Superior room Garden/Seaviews

The Superior rooms have either garden or seaviews. This is the entry level room type approximately 30sqm in size. Interconnecting options are available.

Junior Suite Seaview/Seafront

The Junior Suites are all openplan bedrooms with a sitting area and outdoor balcony. The Seafront and Seaview Junior Suites are exactly the same in size and layout, the difference is the location and views. The Seafront Junior Suites enjoy the prime locations with the best seaviews. The Seaview Junior Suites will have side seaviews and may also be situated close to the road. There is also an option to have a Junior Suite Sea Front with a Jacuzzi, which has fantastic views of Ouranoupolis and a large terrace.

Grand Suites Garden/Seafront with private pool

The Grand Suites have 2 bedrooms with oversized beds and 2 marble bathrooms, separate living space and their own private pool. The standard Grand suites have a garden or resort views but are slightly bigger at 170m2, whilst the Grand Suites on the seafront have the best locations with wonderful seaviews, private deck and with the added advantage of having direct beach access.

Suite with/without private pool

All suites have garden or resort view and range between 50m2-100m2, depending on whether they have private pool. Standard Suites have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and no pool, but have a separate lounge, whilst the Kyma and Nero suites have 2 bathrooms plus a private pool. In the Kyma Suite the lounge is a second bedroom. New for 2016, there are 3 two bedroom suites available, all of which have sea views and located in the main building.

Bungalows Garden/Seaview/Seafront with or without pool

The Bungalows are situated away from the main hotel and have either a garden view, seaview or located on the seafront directly. The one bedroom bungalows are all 50m2 and have a spacious terrace with dining table and sun lounger. There is an option to have a private pool if required. For families, there is also a 2 bedroom bungalow that offers a spacious 70m2 and comes with sea views and private pool as standard. It is possible to arrange for the pool to be heated for an additional charge payable locally (minimum of 48 hours notice is needed). Located at the far end of the resort with the beach directly below, giving them a great location, these bungalows are set to be a popular choice for guests.

Maria Callas Presidential Bungalow

For the ultimate in luxury the Presidential or Maria Callas Bungalow located on the seafront has 2 grand bedrooms and bathrooms, endless sea views, a walk in closet, grand terrace and oversized private pool plus its own private access on to the beach below. Spacious at 180m2, it's ideal for families wanting to experience the best of Eagles Place.

Childcare

The Explorers kids club at Eagles Palace is based in two separate, specially designed areas. Children from 4 months to 4 years have a dedicated space in the main hotel, (with its own sleep room), whilst children between 5 and 11 are seconds from the beach. Each club has spacious indoor and outdoor play areas, full with toys and games for every age. All our staff are vetted and trained to the highest standards with the relevant expertise and experience to provide a fun and creative program of on and off-site activities. Our team ensure your children have a truly adventurous vacation, making friends, learning new skills and fuelling their imagination as they become artists, inventors, explorers or sporting heroes.

Eagles Palace has superb watersports facilities and our kids club also run Aqua Explorers, a dedicated 3 hour per day program split over 6 days. Ideal for children aged from 5 to 13 with fully qualified instructors, children with little or no experience learn the basics of sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, paddle boarding and diving with theory and practical sessions and an emphasis on fun, as well as safety. Children who prefer to spend most of their time on dry land have the option to join in some watersports taster sessions as part of their daily Explorers club activity schedule.

Eagles Palace is very family friendly. You’ll find special menus in some of the restaurants and there’s a babysitting service.

Explorers Watersports Programme

Open from May until mid-September for children aged 5-13 years. Children are divided into one of two groups, Junior or Senior. 3 hours of activity a day, split over 6 days from either 10.00 – 13.00hrs or 14.30 – 17.30hrs. Junior and Senior Groups run alongside each other, so that siblings can join the club together. Morning and afternoon sessions alternate each day. A sample Senior schedule may involve:

DAY ONE

10.00 - 13.00

Introductory session to get children comfortable with being on the SUP or paddle board, kayaking plus a Ringo Session.

DAY TWO

14.30- 17.30

Introductory windsurf session, learning to stand on the board with no sail. Windsurf theory followed by learning to up-haul the sail and experience on the water with a tether.

Sailing safety briefing followed by a 30 minute introductory dinghy session on the water with theory session on parts of the boat and basic sailing techniques (use of the tiller and main sheet). Pairs join up in a dinghy and put it into practice on the water

DAY THREE

10.00 - 13.00

Bubblemaker theory and practice plus water-ski session.

DAY FOUR

14.30- 17.30

Sailing and windsurfing day

DAY FIVE

10.00 - 13.00

Regatta training plus a boat trip with snorkeling.

DAY SIX

14.30- 17.30

Regatta with prize giving and certificates.

Globetrotters (4mths - 2yrs)

The Globetrotter area is a friendly and welcoming space designed with little ones in mind located in the main hotel. From baby gyms to ride on trucks our youngest guests will always be entertained and having fun in the children’s club. There is also a dedicated sleep room, milk kitchen and doors to the garden.

Adventurers (3-4 yrs)

Adventurers are kept busy with lots of fantastic activities. Children can get creative with fantastic art equipment, bake delicious cakes or take part in games in the garden organized by our amazing childcare team. The base for the Adventurers is in the main hotel with the Globetrotters.

Voyagers (5-7 yrs)

Voyagers spend much of their time out and about making the most of the exciting activities the childcare team have on offer. When they do have some chill out time an area full of toys and games welcomes them where they can catch up with their fellow Voyagers. A base for the Voyagers has therefore been created in the grounds of Eagles Palace just behind the beach. This is shared with the Pioneers.

Pioneers (8-11 yrs)

When the Pioneers are not out and about on the water and making the most of the other activities and facilities Eagles Palace has to offer, a chill out zone with beanbags and games console provides the perfect place for Pioneers to relax. This is located just behind the beach and is shared with the Voyagers.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged on request.

Facilities

Eagles Palace has four restaurants serving an extensive range of Greek and international cuisine. Melathron offers buffet dinners using influences from around the world; Armyra, right next to the sea serves Greek cuisine with the emphasis on fresh fish, whilst Kamares is a fine dining restaurant with views of Ammouliani Island and the bay. And for lovers of fusion food, Washi enjoys a lovely spot under the palm trees. Unwind in the Eagles club with live music and cocktails whilst watching the sunset. or just snack at the Ammos Beach Bar.

Armyra

Armyra is the hotel's authentic greek taverna located next to the sea and is recommended for lovers of Greek cuisine where the emphasis is on fresh fish, including traditional Greek apetizers prepared on the spot and traditional fish dainties.

Enjoy the beautiful sky and sea breeze of Halkidiki as you taste the uniqueness of the Armyra dishes.

There is also the "Armyra Pool Bar" for when you fancy a break from swimming or sunbathing where you can enjoy a cool drink.

Kamares

Kamares is the hotel's gourmet restaurant. Dishes like prawn tempura with sweet potato puree and plum sauce, sea bass fillet with potato curst, celeriac fondue roast leek and sauce rhubarb and figs in a touch of Marsala wine accompanied with pistachio ice cream, that blend beautifully with the dreamy sea view and the island of Ammouliani are typical experiences at this popular restaurant. Open in the evenings only.

Washi

This intimate a la carte fusion restaurant features an open air kitchen set in the hotel, together with its own wine cellar. Open from June to September from 8pm-11pm, its signature dishes include salmon teriyaki and homemade California rolls.

Melathron

Melathron is the main hotel restaurant for breakfast and dinner. It offesr a relaxed and laid back dining experience ideal for buffets. For dinner, specialties from Mount Athos and Halkidiki, manage to blend with international tastes creating a unique fusion cuisine ready to charm the diner.

Activities

Eagles Palace has an excellent water sports center offering a PADI dive school, water skiing, wake boarding, windsurfing, canoeing and much more. The resort facilities include tennis, beach volleyball and has a fully equipped gym. The hotel can organize excursions to Mount Athos or private boat trips to allow you to explore the beauty of Halkidiki, and there are plenty of walking routes around the local area.

Watersports

Eagles has a good and varied range of d and non-d watersports equipment. Guests can waterski, wakeboard, windsurf, sail, kayak and paddleboard. Tuition is available and equipment can be rented by the hour. Excursions are also available by sea kayak to Ouranoupoli and the Drenia Islands (the latter takes six hours). Eagles Palace can offer reduced tariffs when booking several sessions all together.

Diving

The waters of the Aegean are a haven for dive enthusiasts, and the resort's PADI certified diving center offers scuba diving courses as well as a thorough PADI manual for all levels of divers. Beginners start in confined waters before moving to open waters, whilst more experienced divers can explore the varied underwater life of the region.

Bike excursions

Cycling is a perfect way to explore the surrounding countryside and historic sites, and can be done by all the family. Eagles Palace has bike to hire and can also organize excursions. Suggested itineraries include Ouranoupolis, the city of Heavens, the ruins of Zigou Abbey, the oldest monastery right at the frontier of Mount Athos, along the canal of Xerxes and Mountain Peggaio where you'll have views of the stunningly beautiful beaches of Amouliani, Komitsa. The hotel has a list of routes for mountain biking enthusiasts, with one of them even ending up at a local winery.

Yacht charter

Eagles Yacht Club provides various yachts and motor boats with a skipper. Sail around the Halkidiki peninsula for a day and explore some of the beautiful coastline, whilst relaxing on deck, or swimming off the boat.

Services

Eagles Palace is one of the best traditional beach hotels in Greece and is perfect for those guests that prefer smaller hotels and appreciate traditional and authentic Hellenic hospitality and service in a glorious beach side setting. As well as a glorious sandy beach, there is a heated freshwater pool and a small separate children's pool. For some relaxation and rejuvenation, the Spa is bound to have the perfect treatment.

Spa

Eagles Palace is considered to be one of the finest Spa resorts in Greece and recently received the title Best Day Spa in the World, due to its collaboration with Elemis, the leading British company in spa treatments, and Apivita, the first Greek company to create natural, effective and holistic products for health and beauty. A unique selection of therapies and massages using ancient rituals and modern methods are tailormade for each guest. You can choose to enjoy therapeutic massages, exotic spa therapies, sauna, spa, hammam, laconium or a simple yet deeply rejuvenating facial.

Pool and beach

The beach at Eagles Palace has been awarded with the Blue Flag, and is one of the most beautiful in Northern Greece. The beach is a private sandy beach with gentle turquoise waters sloping gently into the sea making it perfectly safe for children. Bar service on the beach couldn't be easier - you just press a button on your umbrella table.

The main pool is heated with chlorinated freshwater, whilst an adjacent separate smaller and shallower pool is especially for children.

Location & Directions

Halkidiki, Greece

Eagles Palace is located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Ouranoupolis, on the third peninsula in Halkidiki, Northern Greece.

When to go

The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to October are particularly pleasurable months.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Eagles Palace or take a look at other properties with a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club

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