Fodele Beach

Fodele Beach: The Greek Resort That Checks Every Box

Thursday 11th Jul 2024 |

Is Crete the island you have heard of many times but still haven’t got to visit in person?

Here are reasons why this giant island is worth your time according to Crete family holiday resort Fodele Beach with exclusive travel tips.

1.     Sprawling coastline and blue flag beach paradise

As the largest of the Greek islands, Crete boasts over 600 miles of stunning coastline, including 139 Blue Flag beaches known for their exceptional water quality and environmental management. Fodele Beach Resort offers direct access to one such well-maintained beach, providing the perfect setting for a last-minute summer escape or a late summer getaway.

Venture into the crystal-clear waters and explore a wealth of water sports, from jet skiing and water skiing to stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, and even scuba diving at one of the island’s premier dive sites, just steps away from the resort’s many sunbeds offering up opportunities to charge up on your Vitamin D.

2.     Cultural and natural wonders for adventurers at heart

For those seeking an excursion with cultural grandeur, the legendary Palace of Knossos, home to the mythical Minotaur, is a must-see for first-time visitors to the island. Located just a mere 30 minutes’ drive away from Fodele Beach Resort, the attraction makes for an interesting and easily accessible half day trip, offering a journey back in time, where parents and children can marvel at ruins and intricate frescoes dating back to the Minoan Civilisation together.

Plenty of other hikes with clearly marked scenic walking paths are also available from Fodele Beach, ideal for family travellers looking to explore the island from a different vantage point beyond ground level. For an off-the-beaten-path experience, embark on a mountain biking excursion with a guide, setting off from trailheads starting conveniently from within the resort.

3.     All-inclusive holidays built for travellers and families with all budgets

Travellers are spoilt with choice when it comes to resort options in Crete, but here’s why we think Fodele Beach is hard to beat. The resort boasts an expanded range of 400 stylish guestrooms, including the newly renovated Sea Front collection, available as either a double room or a family room, all coming with stunning sea views and spacious living space, in addition to other individually decorated rooms and modern family suites.

The heart of the resort lies in its supreme waterpark. One of the largest in the region, it features seven exhilarating waterslides, including a number of family-friendly rafting and freefalling slides, and the heart-pounding 72.27m Black Hole slide. It also comes with a dedicated toddler’s pool with an inflatable octopus fortress for children to use.

Beyond the water, the resort offers a multitude of activities to keep that energy flowing, from tennis and basketball to beach volleyball, mini-golf, and a variety of pilates, yoga and group dance classes. In the meantime, guests seeking a break from the heat can spend time at the indoor spa, featuring relaxing massages and treatments making use of nourishing blends infused with honey, pure olive oil and grapes that give off the sweetest aromas.

4.     Crete’s ultimate gift to the world – The Food!

A holiday in Crete is incomplete without tasting some of the island’s local delicacies. At Fodele Beach, Elia restaurant specialising in traditional Greek cuisine is the perfect spot to explore classic dishes, including world-famous dacos, homemade tzatziki, and hearty “Lachanodolmades”, Greek style rice-stuffed cabbage rolls cooked in a flavourful lemon sauce. Expect to also find grilled seafood mains and delightful Mediterranean desserts, including the Galaktoboureko, a melt-in-your-mouth custard pie that is hard not to like.

Among the resort’s five restaurants and three bars, there is also Basilikos, a charming buffet-style restaurant serving up Greek and international cuisine. Food options vary from seafood to delectable Greek mezzes, and barbeques in live cooking stations during interactive themed nights, all of which are cooked to perfection.

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute summer getaway or on the hunt for your next island holiday with friends or family, Fodele Beach Resort in Crete offers an unbeatable combination of beachfront glamour, eclectic dining and aquatic fun with exceptional value.

Book a stay at the resort before the last few rooms run out for the rest of the season, and enjoy exclusive discounts and favourable rates when booking directly on their website.

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