Crete (Greece)

Single Parent Beach Holiday on Scenic Crete in 5-Star Beach Hotel

31/07/2018 - 07/08/2018, Available: BOOK NOW

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Enjoy a bit of luxury at our family-friendly 5-star Alexander Beach Hotel and Village on Crete, the largest and most scenic of the Greek islands. Located in the village of Stalis, 32 km east of the island’s capital Heraklion, the hotel is a green oasis offering breathtaking views out over the bay of Malia. The hotel has low-rise buildings and bungalows set in lush, subtropical gardens and located at a beautiful private sandy beach where our families can enjoy swimming in the clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea. The hotel’s facilities include amongst others several pools, tennis courts, a luxurious spa with indoor pool, kids club with kids pool and water chutes and a games room for teenagers. The perfect backdrop to a relaxing single parent beach holiday.

The hotel also has a water sports centre on the beach itself, which offers parasailing, water skiing, banana boats, pedalos and more. And if that is not enough of a workout for you, you can join the hotel’s varied daily sports programme including fitness classes such as yoga or aerobics, or visit the hotel’s large modern fitness centre.

Rooms are furnished in traditional Cretan style, and offer views of the surrounding gardens, the pools or the sea. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with balcony or terrace, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, safety deposit box, refrigerator and coffee and tea making facilities (on request).

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Our hotel has a Mini Club for 4 to 12 year olds with organized play, craft making and activities such as trips on the banana boat, treasure hunts, kids shows and much more. There is also a small playground and a kids adventure pool with water games and chutes at the kids club to keep younger children entertained. For older children and teenagers, there is a games room with computer games and table tennis, pool tables and, of course, the daily sports and animation programme including beach volleyball, basketball, water polo and a range of different water sports at the beach.

The hotel also has a modern, air conditioned fitness centre and a luxurious spa and health center extending over more than 800 m² with an indoor pool, spa with whirlpool, sauna and steam bath, offering a range of face and body treatments. You might decide to start your holiday with a Hamman, an oriental all-body treatment including luxurious body peeling and massage on ‘a hot stone’, while the kids are out enjoying themselves at the Mini Club.

In the evenings, our single parent families can enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the hotel’s pretty sun terrace where stunning sunsets provide a beautiful place to relax. Dinner is served in the adjoining hotel restaurant, where we also meet for breakfast. There is plenty of choice for lunches and snacks at the hotel’s own Taverna Kriti, the pool and beach bars and the restaurants and tavernas just outside the hotel. To round off your evening, a daily evening entertainment programme is offered including live music, shows, kiddie discos and special weekly events such as a Greek evening with BBQ.

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Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and combines snow-capped mountains, rolling hills covered with olive trees and over 1,000 km of stunning coastline. The island offers a mix of small fishing villages, remote settlements, large tourist resorts and cities such as Heraklion, inhabited continuously for almost 8,000 years and home to trendy cafés, bars, shops, in amongst a vast array of archaeological treasures. Crete attracts holiday makers from all over Europe due to its rich history, pleasant Mediterranean climate, long sandy beaches and the raw natural beauty of its numerous gorges, impressive mountain ranges and breathtaking waterfalls.

Crete is not just the largest but also the most populous of the Greek islands, as well as the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The island was the centre of the Minoan civilisation (c. 2,700 – 1,420 B.C.), widely considered the earliest recorded civilisation in Europe. The island has a rich mythology connected with the ancient Greek Gods, and is full of archaeological sites worth a visit, such as the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, the nearby Palace of Malia, dating back to the Middle Bronze Age, and the archaeological museum in Heraklion, home to the largest collection of Minoan art and artefacts anywhere in the world.

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"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) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2014

"This holiday far exceeded my expectations, great support and lovely company from the other guests in the group. I wish I had gone away with SPOH before, but I was not confident enough and felt like the odd one out being a lone parent. Now I realise there’s no stigma at all and I wasn’t even aware of my ‘singledom’ while we were away. I waited until my daughter was 11 before we went but I could have been having great independent holidays for years before that."
- Libby & India (11) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2011

"The whole holiday was brilliant from the easy pick up to the comfortable Mercedes taxi ride back to the airport. Sandra’s attentiveness, organising of the water park trip , the extended stay in our accommodation and Tim’s interaction with my teenage boys all helped to turn what would have been a good holiday into a great holiday. The hotel accommodation was perfect for me and 2 big teenagers, plenty of space, the room, the pool, eating and bar areas were always clean and tidy. Combined with lots of sunshine and good company meant I had the perfect relaxing holiday, Thank you."
- Teresa, Jack (13) & William (11) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2011

"If you are reading this deciding if you should book a holiday through Single Parents on holiday I highly recommend you do. From my very first enquiry, helping me book the flights, sending out e-mails prior to flying so that we could meet at the airport, a warm friendly welcome even though it was late at night etc I couldn’t have asked for more.
Whilst we were away Sandra made sure we all had a truly fantastic time. From organising a birthday cake for my son, sorting out trips, filling us in on local knowledge and generally being a warm, kind host. I have been on two summer holidays through Single Parents and both have been really relaxing breaks. The children all have a blast hanging out together which means it frees up some time for the parents to have a glass of wine or two! Both holidays my son and I have met some super new friends and I am sure you will too!
"

- Jane & William (8) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2011

"I would like to thank Sandra for the lovely holiday we had in Crete. We were taken a great care of from arrival at the airport in Crete, right through to the departure."
- Anna & Katherine (4) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2011

"Immy and I had such a fantastic and truly memorable holiday with you and the gang. Immy hasn’t stopped talking about it and I have recommended the company to every single parent I meet. The hotel was beautiful, food fantastic, location so convenient and the people and their children were delightful. Having adult company with children for Immy to play with, made a really relaxing, fun filled holiday which I will never forget. All the best and I hope the business goes from strength to strength for you all."
- Sophie & Imogen (6) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, July 2008

"Hi there, just a few words to thank you guys for a fabulous holiday in Crete! Food ,location and company superb only wish WE had found you years ago! Eilidh and I wish you well and know you offer all the ingredients for great holidaying as a single Mum or Dad. Will be recommending you big time to friends and family in our situation!! Wish you continued success!!!"
- Anne and Eilidh (14) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, July 2008

"I would like to thank you for a wonderful holiday. I’ve taken Kate away on my own before but after this year’s experience, I know Kate had a much more enjoyable time playing with the other children and Kate didn’t want to come home. So me and Kate will see you again next year."
- Peter & Kate (6) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, July 2008

"Thank you both so much for looking after us so well. I felt as if every burden had been lifted and for the first time as a single parent on holiday was able to fully relax and enjoy myself. The hotel was lovely and as Ivo was so happy with his new friends, I got to chat with mine too, and even read a few books and doze in the sun. A terrific holiday and I look forward to going with you again…"
- Amanda & Ivo - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2007

"Such a good holiday!! One that I’ll never forget and nor will my 3 kids (aged 13, 10 & 4 at the time), who keep asking me if they can go back to Crete and see their friends! It really did work for me too. Time to chill out and time to laugh and share experiences with others. The resort was beautiful, the mix of people was great and it was just what we all needed."
- Sarah, Josephine, Bradley and Ben - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2007

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31/07/201807/08/2018£ 890£ 860£ 840£ 82025% discountAvailable, BOOK NOW

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Please contact us if you wish to book extra nights at this hotel. We will extend your holiday subject to availability; prices are available on request. Please note that the host will be at the hotel only for the duration of our advertised holiday dates.

Included in our price

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Kids Club (ages 4 to 12)
  • Use of hotel’s facilities: fitness centre, pools, spa, tennis courts, computer corner, Wi-Fi in main building, etc.
  • Sports programme for adults and teenagers: aqua aerobics, beach volleyball, table tennis, football, etc.
  • Evening entertainment including daily shows, discos, live music, etc.
  • Sun beds and parasols at the pools and at the beach
  • Private transfer to and from Heraklion airport
  • Services of a Single Parents on Holiday host during your holiday

NOT included in our price

  • Use of spa, massages and beauty treatments
  • Excursions and Greek evening at the hotel
  • Water sports: parasailing, banana boat, pedalos, etc.
  • Flights: Fly from the airport that is most convenient for you.

Flights are not included in this price:

At Single Parents on Holiday, we do not restrict you to flying 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.

Please check Opodo or your preferred travel website for competitively priced fares to Heraklion or call Sandra on 0333 370 3701 for a flight quotation. Your transfer from and to Heraklion airport on the advertised holiday dates is included in our holiday price.

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. is 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 Ltd. 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 Affirma, a trading brand of MGA Cover Services Limited (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) under a binding authority  with CBL Insurance Europe DAC (registered address 13 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland) who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 203120.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd., please contact:

Claims Department
152 City Road
London EC1V 2NX
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3540 4422
Email: claims@affirmainsurance.com

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 (with the exception of Credit and Debit card).

Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. is 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 Ltd. 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 Affirma, a trading brand of MGA Cover Services Limited (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) under a binding authority  with CBL Insurance Europe DAC (registered address 13 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland) who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 203120.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd., please contact:

Claims Department
152 City Road
London EC1V 2NX
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3540 4422
Email: claims@affirmainsurance.com

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 (with the exception of Credit and Debit card).

Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. is 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 Ltd. 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 Affirma, a trading brand of MGA Cover Services Limited (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) under a binding authority  with CBL Insurance Europe DAC (registered address 13 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland) who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 203120.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd., please contact:

Claims Department
152 City Road
London EC1V 2NX
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3540 4422
Email: claims@affirmainsurance.com

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 (with the exception of Credit and Debit card).

Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. is 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 Ltd. 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 Affirma, a trading brand of MGA Cover Services Limited (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) under a binding authority  with CBL Insurance Europe DAC (registered address 13 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland) who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 203120.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd., please contact:

Claims Department
152 City Road
London EC1V 2NX
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3540 4422
Email: claims@affirmainsurance.com

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 (with the exception of Credit and Debit card).

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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"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) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2014

"This holiday far exceeded my expectations, great support and lovely company from the other guests in the group. I wish I had gone away with SPOH before, but I was not confident enough and felt like the odd one out being a lone parent. Now I realise there’s no stigma at all and I wasn’t even aware of my ‘singledom’ while we were away. I waited until my daughter was 11 before we went but I could have been having great independent holidays for years before that."

− Libby & India (11) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2011

"The whole holiday was brilliant from the easy pick up to the comfortable Mercedes taxi ride back to the airport. Sandra’s attentiveness, organising of the water park trip , the extended stay in our accommodation and Tim’s interaction with my teenage boys all helped to turn what would have been a good holiday into a great holiday. The hotel accommodation was perfect for me and 2 big teenagers, plenty of space, the room, the pool, eating and bar areas were always clean and tidy. Combined with lots of sunshine and good company meant I had the perfect relaxing holiday, Thank you."

− Teresa, Jack (13) & William (11) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2011

"If you are reading this deciding if you should book a holiday through Single Parents on holiday I highly recommend you do. From my very first enquiry, helping me book the flights, sending out e-mails prior to flying so that we could meet at the airport, a warm friendly welcome even though it was late at night etc I couldn’t have asked for more.
Whilst we were away Sandra made sure we all had a truly fantastic time. From organising a birthday cake for my son, sorting out trips, filling us in on local knowledge and generally being a warm, kind host. I have been on two summer holidays through Single Parents and both have been really relaxing breaks. The children all have a blast hanging out together which means it frees up some time for the parents to have a glass of wine or two! Both holidays my son and I have met some super new friends and I am sure you will too!
"

− Jane & William (8) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2011

"I would like to thank Sandra for the lovely holiday we had in Crete. We were taken a great care of from arrival at the airport in Crete, right through to the departure."

− Anna & Katherine (4) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2011

"Immy and I had such a fantastic and truly memorable holiday with you and the gang. Immy hasn’t stopped talking about it and I have recommended the company to every single parent I meet. The hotel was beautiful, food fantastic, location so convenient and the people and their children were delightful. Having adult company with children for Immy to play with, made a really relaxing, fun filled holiday which I will never forget. All the best and I hope the business goes from strength to strength for you all."

− Sophie & Imogen (6) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, July 2008

"Hi there, just a few words to thank you guys for a fabulous holiday in Crete! Food ,location and company superb only wish WE had found you years ago! Eilidh and I wish you well and know you offer all the ingredients for great holidaying as a single Mum or Dad. Will be recommending you big time to friends and family in our situation!! Wish you continued success!!!"

− Anne and Eilidh (14) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, July 2008

"I would like to thank you for a wonderful holiday. I’ve taken Kate away on my own before but after this year’s experience, I know Kate had a much more enjoyable time playing with the other children and Kate didn’t want to come home. So me and Kate will see you again next year."

− Peter & Kate (6) - single parent beach holiday in Crete, July 2008

"Thank you both so much for looking after us so well. I felt as if every burden had been lifted and for the first time as a single parent on holiday was able to fully relax and enjoy myself. The hotel was lovely and as Ivo was so happy with his new friends, I got to chat with mine too, and even read a few books and doze in the sun. A terrific holiday and I look forward to going with you again…"

− Amanda & Ivo - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2007

"Such a good holiday!! One that I’ll never forget and nor will my 3 kids (aged 13, 10 & 4 at the time), who keep asking me if they can go back to Crete and see their friends! It really did work for me too. Time to chill out and time to laugh and share experiences with others. The resort was beautiful, the mix of people was great and it was just what we all needed."

− Sarah, Josephine, Bradley and Ben - single parent beach holiday in Crete, August 2007