These small hotels and campsites, all set in gorgeous locations, strike just the right balance between being child-friendly and appealing to parents who don’t want to feel like they are holidaying in a giant creche
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Ekies All Senses Resort, Chalkidiki, Greece
This could be the perfect retreat for stressed parents who need spoiling. For a start, it’s in lovely Greece, but there’s no need to endure a ferry journey, as it’s on the mainland, with low-cost flights to Thessaloniki, 80 minutes away. With a juice bar beside the (heated) pool, open-air spa, calm beach, treehouses, hammocks, playground, restaurants or meals on demand, and secret coves to explore by boat, it makes for a super-relaxed break.
Hotel Liotopi, Olymbiada, Halkidiki, Greece
In a lovely sandy bay, right beside the promontory where Aristotle was born 2,400 years ago, sits the small town of Olymbiada and the Hotel Liotopi. It’s not one of those places that offers all kinds of child diversions – clubs, toys, pools and so on – simply a charming, laid-back, classic family hotel. Owner Loulou is the grand presence, always appearing from the kitchen at opportune moments bearing a plate of delicious cakes or some local delicacy. Outside, beyond the garden, is the beach. You could sit on the terrace of Liotopi’s sister hotel, the Germany, run by Loulou’s brother Dmitri, and be a few feet from the children playing in the sea. Older kids can go off and explore the woods behind, or the rocky headland where Aristotle’s grave is said to be lost. The home-cooked food, incidentally, is superb.