Halkidiki (Greece)

Luxurious 5-Star Holiday with Private Beach on the Beautiful Halkidiki Peninsula

Enjoy the autumn sunshine at the 5-star all-inclusive Ikos Oceania Hotel, which won top places at Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice® 2015 awards in the categories Family, Luxury and Top Hotel after having won the No. 1 spot in the category All-Inclusive Resort – Europe in 2014. Situated on the beautiful Halkidiki peninsula, renowned for its breathtaking coastline, magnificent beaches and spectacular views this is the ideal place to recharge your batteries: Our hotel enjoys a prime location moments from a 350-metre-long private sandy beach fringed by pines, olive groves and cypress trees, with complimentary sun beds, parasols and a food and beverage service. It also offers a 900-square-metre infinity pool, an adult infinity pool, a kids pool, a baby pool and a heated indoor pool.

The first-class facilities of our elegant hotel include tennis courts, squash court, a modern fitness room, a luxurious spa with Jacuzzi, saunas and treatment rooms, a lovely playground, a wide range of water sports at the beach and much more. Your Single Parents on Holiday host will organise group dinners in the hotel’s different restaurants throughout the week as well as a night out at an authentic local restaurant. Your all-inclusive board also covers a breakfast buffet, buffet or à la carte lunch, snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day and evening. And since first class service is what the Oceania is all about, you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner delivered to your room at any time from a special menu!

To round off a perfect week of relaxation and fun, the hotel offers a sports and animation programme, a kids club to keep the little ones entertained, a crèche for our very youngest guests, and a sports and entertainment programme for the teenagers. You will be accommodated in superior double rooms or junior suites with sea view close to the family pools offering a bathroom with bathtub and shower facility, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer, a multichannel satellite television with integrated music channels, DVD/CD player, telephone, mini bar, Nespresso coffee and tea making facilities, an electronic safe, air-conditioning, and a balcony or terrace.

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The Ikos Oceania offers a vast range of possibilities for visitors of all ages and tastes: There’s an outstanding kids club for children aged 4 to 11, which offers supervised play (T-shirt painting, pantomime, arts and crafts, group games, etc.) and fun outdoor activities such as treasure hunts, picnics, shell collecting, pirate parties, an adventure playground and much more besides. For our youngest guests, there is a crèche from the age of 4 months (local surcharge). For the older children and teenagers there is a daily sports and animation programme including beach volleyball, football, darts, chess, tennis, basketball, water sports and much more, as well as an entertainment programme in the evening including movies, live music and DJ events.

Activities on offer for parents and older children include fitness classes, water aerobics, tennis, hikes and more, while for anyone wishing to learn more about Greece, there will be lessons in the Greek language, cooking and/or mythology. The hotel has a modern fitness room and there’s a luxurious spa with heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, saunas and spa treatments. In the evenings, your SPoH host will reserve tables for the group at the hotel’s different restaurants so you can sample Greek, Italian, French and Pan-Asian cuisine with menus prepared by Michelin star-winning chefs. After dinner you can enjoy a drink or two together at the bar or join in the evening entertainment programme, which will include live music, movie nights, shows and DJ events.

Excursions:

For anyone wishing to see more of Halkidiki and the surrounding area, there will be a range of excursions available. The excursions will include a day-trip to Thessaloniki with sightseeing and shopping, a visit to Mount Athos and its monasteries and a half-day trip to the 7,000-year-old caves of Petralona. Please note that the exact details of the excursion programme will not be finalised until shortly before departure. More information will be provided by your SPoH host upon arrival.

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Halkidiki is a peninsula 60 kilometres south of the Greek city of Thessaloniki. The peninsula has a highly distinctive shape, reminiscent of three ‘fingers’ of land pointing out into the Aegean Sea. Halkidiki is renowned for its beautiful coves and bays, rocky headlands, secluded white beaches and crystal-clear waters, olive groves and pine forests. The beaches are famous worldwide and viewed as amongst the best to be found anywhere in Greece. No fewer than 45 of the local beaches have been awarded Blue Flags for their quality.

The climate is typically Mediterranean, with warm, sunny autumns meaning that swimming and sunbathing is good until late into the year. The region has a great deal to offer anyone with an interest in culture and history. It is home to Mount Athos, the Holy Mountain, created, according to Greek legend, after the giant Athos threw an enormous rock at the father of the gods, Zeus. Mount Athos, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, has been an Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054 and has enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times. Also worth a mention are the Caves of Petralona, an archaeological site containing prehistoric settlements some 7,000 years old.

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"Greece was our 5th holiday with SPOH & it didn't disappoint! My son and I had yet another amazing holiday! Every year I have met some great people and I am lucky enough to call many good friends. SPOH is the perfect balance of support/being looked after in a relaxed, fun way! Our host was fab and made our holiday extra special! From breakfast to terrible dancing at 2am in the disco we honestly laughed all day! (& drank & ate!) Can't wait to book our 6th holiday next year!"
- Jane & Will (13) (Halkidiki holiday, October 2016)

"Excellent resort in Greece, service, facilities, staff, food, happy to stay there again. Thanks for organising."
- Minoo, Ben (15), Lauren (12) & Jack (6)(Halkidiki holiday, October 2015)

"Lovely people, lovely holiday, so nice to be with a group of like minded people and their children. Tennessee was patient, kind and always there to help."
- Carolyn & David (13) (Halkidiki holiday, October 2015)

"I would like to thank Sandra and Tennessee for the great holiday we had in Crete, it was one of best holidays we have ever had! It started with a warm friendly welcome even though we arrived late at night and the holiday was both relaxing and enjoyable to us. We are going to travel with SPOH again, ‘cause we are enthusiastic about this kind of holiday and about the organization :-)"
- Claudia, Marie (12) & Christelle (10) (Crete, August 2014)

"This is the fourth SPOH holiday that my son (13yrs) and I have been on and I would thoroughly recommend it to other single parents. We have some truly wonderful memories which my son and I will always cherish."
- Jacinta & James (13) (10) (Kos, August 2013)

"I booked the SPOH with some trepidation having never tried a group holiday before. I need not have worried as it turned out to be the best holiday I have ever been on as a single parent with my boys. All three of us had a superb time and we made new friends, which I hope we will keep for life. I am already looking at the SPOH website for next year."
- Jane, Luke (15) Joe (13) (Kos, August 2013)

"Well organised holiday in lovely hotel with great views and large pool that never felt crowded. Food in main restaurant was excellent. Barely saw my children all week as they were having so much fun with other children on the holiday. Climate perfect as there was always a cool sea breeze. Would definitely recommend both Kos and SPOH."
- Catherine, Joe (16), Harry (13) & Tilly (7) (Kos, August 2013)

"I cannot recommend SPOH high enough! The booking process is very smooth and after going on 3 SPOH holidays I know the hotel and support when there will be fantastic! My son and I have made great friends on each trip and Will has had a super time with children his age. Cannot wait to book for 2014!"
- Jane & Will (9) (Kos, August 2013)

"Fraser and I had a great time in Greece. The hotel was super and we met a fantastic group of people. I will definitely book with SPOH again."
- Karen & Fraser (12) (Halkidiki holiday, August 2010)

"“I liked the food very much and the activities were very fun.” (Jude) “This was one of the best holidays I’ve had. The hotel was lovely and in a perfect location, the food was unusually good and the company was excellent.” (Marcella)"
- Jude (12) & Marcella (Halkidiki holiday, August 2010)

"Question: Is it possible to go on holiday without finding even just one thing to complain about? The answer is quite simply yes. The Sani beach holiday with Single parents on holiday is one of the best holidays I have ever been on. Thanks to the tireless organisation by Sandra and her family plus the helpful, courteous hotel staff, my 6 year old daughter Chloe and I were made to feel welcome and so well looked after throughout our stay. Thank you so much for a wonderful stress free holiday."
- Martin & Chloe (6)(Halkidiki holiday, August 2010)

Flights are not included in this price:

At Single Parents on Holiday, we do not restrict you to fly from a particular UK airport – we let you choose your most convenient departure point. This means you can travel from any airport in the UK, Ireland or anywhere else in the world. Return flights currently start at £300 per person depending on departure airport, airline and time of booking.

Please check RyanAirOpodo or your preferred travel website for competitively priced fares to Thessaloniki or call Sandra on 0333 370 3701 for a flight quotation. Your transfer from and to Thessaloniki airport on the advertised holiday dates is included in our holiday price (short waiting times may apply).

For airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and other travel essentials, please check out our Holiday Extras page.

Our Financial Protection Insurance:
Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. This insurance has been arranged with MGA Cover Services Limited with the trading name Affirma (registered address Farren House, The Street, Farren Court, Cowfold, West Sussex RH13 8BP, company registration: 08444204, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 678541, and insured under binding agreement with CBL Insurance Europe DAC (registered address 13 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland, company registration: 218234), who are authorized and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (membership: C33526) and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 203120.
In the unlikely event of Insolvency you must Inform MGA Cover Services Limited immediately on +44 (0) 20 3540 4422. Please ensure you retain your booking confirmation as evidence of cover and value.
Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond.

Your Travel Insurance:
We advise all our customers to take out adequate travel insurance to cover them in the event of illness, injury or other unforeseen events which may prevent them from travelling as well as for transfers back to the UK in case of illness, hospital treatments abroad, lawsuits brought against any responsible party in case of injury as well as other reasons such as the loss or theft of luggage or travel documents. Please check our Holiday Extras if you need to take out travel insurance.

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"Greece was our 5th holiday with SPOH & it didn't disappoint! My son and I had yet another amazing holiday! Every year I have met some great people and I am lucky enough to call many good friends. SPOH is the perfect balance of support/being looked after in a relaxed, fun way! Our host was fab and made our holiday extra special! From breakfast to terrible dancing at 2am in the disco we honestly laughed all day! (& drank & ate!) Can't wait to book our 6th holiday next year!"

− Jane & Will (13) (Halkidiki holiday, October 2016)

"Excellent resort in Greece, service, facilities, staff, food, happy to stay there again. Thanks for organising."

− Minoo, Ben (15), Lauren (12) & Jack (6)(Halkidiki holiday, October 2015)

"Lovely people, lovely holiday, so nice to be with a group of like minded people and their children. Tennessee was patient, kind and always there to help."

− Carolyn & David (13) (Halkidiki holiday, October 2015)

"I would like to thank Sandra and Tennessee for the great holiday we had in Crete, it was one of best holidays we have ever had! It started with a warm friendly welcome even though we arrived late at night and the holiday was both relaxing and enjoyable to us. We are going to travel with SPOH again, ‘cause we are enthusiastic about this kind of holiday and about the organization :-)"

− Claudia, Marie (12) & Christelle (10) (Crete, August 2014)

"This is the fourth SPOH holiday that my son (13yrs) and I have been on and I would thoroughly recommend it to other single parents. We have some truly wonderful memories which my son and I will always cherish."

− Jacinta & James (13) (10) (Kos, August 2013)

"I booked the SPOH with some trepidation having never tried a group holiday before. I need not have worried as it turned out to be the best holiday I have ever been on as a single parent with my boys. All three of us had a superb time and we made new friends, which I hope we will keep for life. I am already looking at the SPOH website for next year."

− Jane, Luke (15) Joe (13) (Kos, August 2013)

"Well organised holiday in lovely hotel with great views and large pool that never felt crowded. Food in main restaurant was excellent. Barely saw my children all week as they were having so much fun with other children on the holiday. Climate perfect as there was always a cool sea breeze. Would definitely recommend both Kos and SPOH."

− Catherine, Joe (16), Harry (13) & Tilly (7) (Kos, August 2013)

"I cannot recommend SPOH high enough! The booking process is very smooth and after going on 3 SPOH holidays I know the hotel and support when there will be fantastic! My son and I have made great friends on each trip and Will has had a super time with children his age. Cannot wait to book for 2014!"

− Jane & Will (9) (Kos, August 2013)

"Fraser and I had a great time in Greece. The hotel was super and we met a fantastic group of people. I will definitely book with SPOH again."

− Karen & Fraser (12) (Halkidiki holiday, August 2010)

"“I liked the food very much and the activities were very fun.” (Jude) “This was one of the best holidays I’ve had. The hotel was lovely and in a perfect location, the food was unusually good and the company was excellent.” (Marcella)"

− Jude (12) & Marcella (Halkidiki holiday, August 2010)

"Question: Is it possible to go on holiday without finding even just one thing to complain about? The answer is quite simply yes. The Sani beach holiday with Single parents on holiday is one of the best holidays I have ever been on. Thanks to the tireless organisation by Sandra and her family plus the helpful, courteous hotel staff, my 6 year old daughter Chloe and I were made to feel welcome and so well looked after throughout our stay. Thank you so much for a wonderful stress free holiday."

− Martin & Chloe (6)(Halkidiki holiday, August 2010)