Set on golden sands in mountainous northern Greece, this luxury hotel will impress couples and families.
Nestled in the verdant oasis of northern Greece, the family-run Eagles Palace is fringed by one of the best beaches on the Athos peninsula. Its not just the surrounding area that’s spectacular, the hotel itself is pure luxury.
The beach here is long, golden and sandy, and if you’re busy lounging the day away on a sun bed and need refreshments, simply press a button on your parasol and your drinks will be delivered. For some welcome shade, stroll through the wonderfully fragrant gardens with scents of olives, pines and herbs. Eagles Palace cleverly caters for couples and families. For adults looking to indulge and unwind, there’s an award-winning spa. And children will be entertained with their own playground, pool and age-group-based Explorers Club, which runs excellent activities and a regular six-day introductory watersports programme.
There’s plenty of choice for dining, with gourmet and la carte restaurants as well as the laid-back main buffet restaurant, Melathron. Rooms are light and bright with splashes of colour, and all have a balcony or terrace. Family Suites have a bedroom plus a lounge/second sleeping area separated by a sliding door. We particularly love the one-storey bungalows which are located away from the main part of the resort and overlook the beach towards the sea.
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 17 April-31 Oct.. The Half Board Dine Around is valid only for stays 27 May-18 Sep.
157 rooms, suites and bungalows
Arm yourself with a map and follow one of the local cycling routes* Kayak to an offshore island* Charter a motorboat to explore the coastline and view the local monasteries from the water*.
4 restaurants, 4 bars
Breakfast at Melathron.
Pool, kids pool, watersports centre*, pool bar, kids club*, spa*, fitness centre, tennis court*, mountain bikes*, Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas (high-speed Wi-Fi at extra cost)
Restaurants & bars
Kamaresis the resort’s gourmet restaurant. It sits on a spacious wooden balcony overlooking the beach and gulf, with a menu such as red mullet served with saffron pasta, pan fried sea bass and delicious deserts, all prepared by the chefs at Michelin star Mediterranean restaurant, Spondi.Armyraserves seafront Greek cuisine, with a focus on freshly-grilled fish it’s a great spot for a light lunch, and at dinner, you can enjoy a romantic meal on the beach. Head toMelathronfor informal, buffet-style dining and a different theme of cuisine each night, from Asian to Mediterranean. AtVinum Rotisserie, you can tuck into la carte Mediterranean dishes cooked on a state-of-the-art grill. Set around the enticing lobby fireplace,Eagles Cafis the place to go for tea, coffee or a snack.Ammosoffers bar service on the beach, whileArmyra Pool Barhas fresh juices and signature cocktails.Eagles Clubis the resort’s spot for dancing, drinks and light meals throughout the evening and occasional live music nights.
Spa & wellness
One of the finest spa centres in Greece and awarded the Best Day Spa in the World, the hotels Spa by Elemis combines ancient rituals with modern methods to create an area of pure bliss and tranquillity.
Mini club* (4-12, reservation required) and a kids playground. Babysitting available on request*.
Whats nearby? A Blue Flag beach fronts the resort, and its a five-minute drive from the ancient town of Ouranoupolis the nearest settlement to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Athos.
Tried and tested There’s a string of elite family experiences. Enjoy a trip to the Drenia islands, an intimate sunset dinner in your villa, or step on a yacht and sail to the shores of Mount Athos. We can recommend the beachfront barbecue and local performers for a fun family night.
The sleeping arrangements Whichever accommodation appeals, interiors are all design-led and the views are superb. Eagles Palace offers Rooms, Suites and Bungalows in various layouts. At the Eagles Villas, each villa suite has its own plunge pool. These rooms are higher up than those at Eagles Palace, so you get more of a birds-eye view.
Watersports and scuba diving school (PADI certificated)*.