Crete (Greece)

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

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Single Parent Beach Holiday in Crete:

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 several pools, tennis courts, a luxurious spa, kids club with kids pool and water chutes and a games room for teenagers. The perfect backdrop to a relaxing single parent beach holiday.

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).

In the evenings, our single mums and single dads 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. 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, kids discos and the weekly Greek evening with BBQ.


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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. There is also a water sports centre on the hotel’s private beach offering parasailing, water skiing, banana boats, pedalos and more.

The hotel also has a modern, air conditioned fitness centre and a luxurious spa and health centre 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.

For those who want to see more of Crete, we recommend a hike through the world-famous Samaria Gorge in the South of the island or a visit of the ruins of the palace of Knossos built by King Minos. Knossos once presided over a city of 100,000 and flourished between 3,000 and 1,400 BC. We also recommend a boat trip to Spinalonga island with its massive fortifications which date back five centuries to the Venetian occupation. Also worth a visit is Water City, Crete’s biggest water park.

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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

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.

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