Euphoria Resort

With a beachfront setting and large swimming pool, the Euphoria Resort in Kolymbari is deal for families in search of a varied holiday. With a daytime activity programme including, yoga, football and table tennis, there’s plenty of things to keep everyone happy. Got the kids in tow? They’re well catered for, with a splash park that’ll keep them occupied for hours. If you’d rather relax, the Harmonia spa is the place to indulge in treatments and massages. It also has a steam room, sauna and indoor heated pool. When you’ve spent enough time pampering, head to the buffet, Italian or a la carte restaurants if you’re feeling peckish. With all this and a beach just footsteps away, there’s plenty of scope for both active and leisurely pursuits.

Overview of Crete

Steeped in history, myth and legend, Crete is a Greek island destination with plenty of sightseeing options. Birthplace of Greek God Zeus, holidays to Crete offer much more than just appealing shores and quiet coves. History buffs can get up close and personal with the ruins and relics dotted across the island, spending time at the Palace of Knossos, the largest archaeological site on the island – an absolute must. There’s lots of water-based fun on the menu here too, with a grand total of three water parks on the island offering some slide-based pool action. Families are sure to find plenty to keep them entertained at the Euphoria Resort in Kolymbari.

Things to do in Kolymbari

Once a small fishing village, the seaside resort of Kolymbari has retained much of its authenticity and charm. The attractive shingle beach provides the perfect spot to sunbathe, swim and relax. When you want to go for a stroll, you’ll find a smattering of shops selling souvenirs and local arts and crafts. Cafes and restaurants serve up snacks and authentic Greek dishes when you’ve worked up an appetite. Kolymbari is deliciously low-key, but if you’re in search of some action, Platanias, just a 10-minute drive away, is where the nightlife is. With history and beauty combined, Crete offers an exciting holiday option for all types of travellers, with the Euphoria Resort in Kolymbari ideal if you’re in search of relaxed island charm.

Resort Summary

Kolymbari is a relaxation-seeker’s haven sandwiched between mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. If you opt for cheap holidays to Crete here, you’ll be hard pressed to find a spot where you can’t view the water. Most days are spent hiking up to serene spots surrounded by pine trees or stretching out on a sunbed with the water at your feet.

Many of the activities in Kolymbari – also written as Kolymvari – will get you up close and personal with the local way of living, with wine tastings at the town’s winery and tutorials on how the islanders make their famous olive oil. Plus there are snorkelling excursions in the nearby coral reefs, where you can meet the underwater locals.

And when you’re ready to branch out and see how the rest of Crete spends its days, you can hop on a bus and wind your way down to Chania, the island’s shopping and cultural hot-spot.