Family-friendly luxury at Grecotel LUX ME White Palace

On the stunning north coast of Crete, this luxury seafront property sits on a gorgeous Blue Flag 1000m beach ideal for family time and has unique offerings for those travelling with kids of various ages, including visits to its organic Grecotel’s Agreco farm, for a whole new meaning of  ‘real experience.’

Family-friendly luxury at Grecotel LUX ME White Palace

Grecotel LUXME White Palace has also received the Travel Counsellors' Green Leaf logo in recognition of its commitment to minimising its impact on the environment and supporting the local community in which it operates.

Family activities at Grecotel LUXME White Palace

The Grecoland kids’ clubs and activity programme for children from four years old to teens immerses younger visitors in authentic experiences, including local cookery lessons, Greek culture sessions, and Greek dancing, as well as games and competitions. There’s also the one-off experience of optional visits to Agreco, Grecotel’s traditional farm and mini zoo a short drive from the property, where kids can play at being a farmer for the day with the likes of dough-making and vegetable-picking for a healthy Cretan lunch – and where all ages can tour the vintage olive oil stone press, see silk production and beehives, and taste age-old Cretan recipes.

Back at the resort, there’s a water sports school, snorkelling, board games, and entertainment, including, family discos, and shows, in addition to cinema screenings and daily DJ sets.

While kids are enjoying the activities, adults can make the most of the sleek spa, head for the adults-only area of the waiter service and beach, The White restaurant (Adults only 12+), or sign up for Pilates, stretching, and yoga classes. Other facilities and activities include a heated seawater pool with water polo, plus off-site diving (including tuition), tennis, E-Bike & E-Scooter service, and horse riding.

The property is perfectly positioned for exploring Rethymno’s Old Town with its ruined Venetian citadel and picture-postcard harbour lined by tempting bars, kafenions (coffee shops) and tavernas.

Which accommodation to choose

The airy, light-flooded accommodation – decorated in the resort’s signature breezy white – includes suites and rooms with private pools or shared pools. Ranging from garden view doubles to swim-up rooms and water’s-edge Yali suites and ‘villas’ (no kitchens) with private pools, they include family apartments and suites sleeping up to six. All come with a daily restocked mini-bar, while the villas come with extra benefits, including   Pre-arrival order service, villa manager & private concierge, in villa dining & private chef and in villa spa & beauty treatments.

Where to eat

Your generous LUXME All-Inclusive Living package at the Grecotel White Palace includes top-notch dining in 12 restaurants, cafés, and bars. They include Ventanas Il Mar with its Cretan, Greek, Mediterranean, and global dining, free kids’ corner and children’s menu, Tavernaki for contemporary mezze and ouzo, and Fico d’India for all-day classic Italian poolside dining. Kids also love Gourmet Promenade, a waterfront creperie–gelateria, and Pâtisserie & Chocolaterie, with dessert breads, pastries, cakes, and healthy temptations.

Meanwhile, The White offers tasting menus based on French, Italian, and Greek cuisine and fine seafood served with a sunset view (Adults only restaurant). There's Oriental with its Middle Eastern fine dining and a shisha bar, Asia White for fine dining beside the beach, the Wine Library with sommelier-led tastings, and the Sunset Lounge Bar with cocktails including the traditional Cretan Sarantadendri (with herbs from ‘40 trees’). For full-on romance, while the kids are being babysat, there’s also private beach dining by request.

To book your spring or summer holiday at the Grecotel LUXME White Palace, call your Travel Counsellor today.

 

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