Delightfully well-equipped, smoothly run and dreamy to look at; Danai Beach Resort and Villas has everything you need for a blissful beach holiday in Greece. This Halkidiki hotel is one suited to families and couples in equal measure, with plenty of facilities for children but also intimate, private spots for romance-seekers.
Danai Beach Resort and Villas lies on the shores of Nikita Beach on the Sithonia Peninsula in Halkidiki, northern Greece. The golden sands on Danai’s doorstep are reserved only for hotel guests, with iridescent blue sea stretching out before it and leafy greenery in the form of a beautiful 40,000sq m botanical garden. It’s an exclusive but natural setting that invokes peace, relaxation and, for many, the urge to explore the region or get active with some outdoor adventures. There are yacht charters to take, excursions to 5th century basilicas and beach hopping trips, as well as sporting activities such as windsurfing, tennis and water-skiing, among others.
Children are also guaranteed to fall in love with this hotel and are set for a holiday to remember, as Danai Beach Resort has a fantastic kids’ club that’ll entertain them for weeks. The activities are both fun and educational, many rooted in local tradition such as lessons in Greek dancing and Tzatziki-making. There’s also a mini disco, yoga, painting, treasure hunts and language classes, all led by qualified, friendly staff. On top of this, the hotel’s child-friendly outdoor pool is a real hit with families in need of an easy afternoon.
Grown-up pastimes at Danai Beach Resort are plentiful, particularly thanks to an extensive wine cellar (holding over 1700 labels) and decadent spa. Here, a large indoor pool awaits, so too the sauna, hammam, and even a ‘Cleopatra Bath’ – a Jacuzzi-style bubble pool – while spa therapies draw on far-eastern techniques to soothe and rejuvenate, such as ayurvedic, Thai and Shiatsu treatments. The spa, combined with that private beach and flower-filled gardens, lends the Danai a truly serene, soul-nurturing ambience.
This tranquil environment extends to Danai Beach Resort’s suites and villas, characterised by light-drenched spaces and locally-inspired décor. Marble floors, smart furnishings and shaded outdoor terraces or balconies are just some of the luxurious touches, with higher category options coming with private pools, multiple bedrooms and dazzling sea views. More prime spots for taking in the gorgeous Aegean Sea vistas can be found on the hotel’s restaurant terraces. The Squirrel specialises in family-friendly fare while Andromeda is better suited to an adults-only crowd, where a blend of French and Mediterranean cuisine is served right next to the water. There’s also irresistible seafood to savour at the Seahorse Grill, sundowners at the Philosphy Seaside Bar, and Greek nights taking place at Bachtes, offering culinary presentations, live music and Greek dancing – a lovely cultural touch to round off the Danai Beach Resort and Villas.
Danai Beach Facilities
62 suites and villas. Terrace or balcony, flat-screen TV with DVD player, Bose sound system, Bvlgari toiletries, minibar and Nespresso machine. Villas (and some suites) feature private pools and gardens.
Sithonia, Halkidiki. Thessaloniki International Airport is an hour’s drive away.