Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

Crete is one of Greece’s most stunning islands and a great family-friendly holiday destination. It has excellent weather from May until October and even months around that can be reasonably warm. Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and has 650 miles of coastline with some beautiful beaches. There’s plenty of history to the island and some stunning mountain scenery. Flight times take around 4 hours and if you are after some of the best beaches then head for the Chania region. 

On the island, you can find a great range of all-inclusive hotels that are great for families. With the following hotels linked below the flights, meals and hotels are all included so you can forget about racking up expenses. Please check out each link for full details on what is included in the all-inclusive board. All of the hotels have restaurants and bars for drinks and mealtimes.

Nana Golden Beach – Hersonissos

15 Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Hotels in Crete

Address – Old National Road, Chersonisos 700 14, Greece
Hotel Information:
The Nana Golden Beach is a great hotel for families with six pools and a slide-packed waterpark. There are 9 slides to choose from for bigger kids and adults. Younger children have their own waterpark area with slides. The beach is nearby and the lively centre of Hersonissos is 1.5km away. For kids, there is a club for ages 3-12 plus a club just for teens. You can expect a range of evening entertainment including folklore dance shows. There are also plenty of sports activities such as watersports, mini-football, a tennis academy, a playground and more. You can book a double room or family room that can sleep up to 4 people. 

Nana Golden Beach

Why We Love The Nana Golden Beach

  • Right By a Beach
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Waterpark

Kiani Beach Resort – Kalyves

Kiani Beach Resort outdoor pool

Address – Kalami, Kiani Beach, Kalives 730 03, Greece
Hotel Information:
Located close to the beach and enjoying some great views of the sea is the Kiani Beach Resort. The hotel is tiered on a hillside with its 3 pools split between two levels. Kids also have a couple of pools one of which has some twisty waterslides. For lively evening entertainment, this is the hotel for you. Acts can include live music, a magician show, a piano show, Cretan dances and more. Plus kids aged 0-4 and 4-12 can be kept entertained at the kids’ clubs. For the energetic, there are tennis courts, watersports, beach volleyball and bike hire. Other facilities include two playgrounds, mini-football, scuba diving and swimming lessons can be booked for a fee. This hotel has duplex double rooms which can sleep up to 6 people plus family rooms with a balcony or a terrace. 

Kiani Beach Resort outdoor pool seaview

Why We Love The Kiani Beach Resort

  • Close to a Beach
  • Lots of Entertainment
  • 3 Pools

Grecotel Marine Palace and Aqua Park – Rethmynon

Grecotel Marine Palace and Aqua Park

Address – Panormo, Δήμος Γεροποτάμου 740 57, Greece
Hotel Information:
Located on a Blue Flag Beach with an impressive pool scene is the Grecotel Marone Palace and Aqua Park. There are seven pools to choose from and an on-site waterpark. This features record-breaking aqua towers, rides and waterslides. Little ones have their own area with a paddling pool and waterslides. In the evening all the family can enjoy themed shows and there are kids discos.

Then in the daytime kids aged 4-12 can be kept entertained at the kids’ club and there are activities just for teens. Other facilities include a games room, watersports, archery and beach volleyball. Plus there is a scuba diving centre, aerobics, darts and more. This hotel has bungalows with sea views that can sleep up to 3 people. They also have family rooms that can sleep up to 4 people some of which enjoy a sea view.

Grecotel Marine Palace and Aqua Park

Why We Love The Grecotel Marine Palace & Aqua Park

  • On a Blue Flag Beach
  • 7 Pools
  • On-Site Waterpark

TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Caldera Palace – Lyttos Beach

TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Caldera Palace

Address – Analipsi, Anissaras 700 14, Greece
Hotel Information:
With a prime beachfront location is the TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Caldera Palace. It is situated in the area of Lyttos Beach with a stretch of golden sandy beach. The village of Analipsi is a 5-minute walk away. Around the resort there are 5 swimming pools, 3 are family pools and one is adults-only. Children have their own splash pool and there is an indoor pool. Kids aged 3-12 can make new friends at the TUI Kids’ Club and the hotel also has a BabyClub and family activities. There is plenty to keep you entertained after dark with shows, music, dancing and games. Sports-wise there is tennis, football, archery, watersports and basketball. Swim-up rooms can be booked at this hotel including ones for families. 

TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Caldera Palace

Why We Love The TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Caldera Palace

  • Close to the Beach
  • Swim-Up Suites

TUI BLUE Elounda Breeze – Elounda

TUI BLUE Elounda Breeze outdoor pool

Address – Epar. Od. Agiou Nikolaou – Vrouchas, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Greece
Hotel Information:
Situated on a hill overlooking the coastline is the TUI BLUE Elounda Breeze. This hotel is a 10-minute walk to a beach and has a great pool scene with a choice of places to eat and drink. There are two main pools plus 3 for the kids including a splash park with tube slides. The hotel even runs free Parent and Toddler swim sessions! Children are catered to thanks to the Kids’ clubs and there is also a BabyClub open six days a week.

The evening entertainment comes in the form of a mini-disco, outdoor entertainment and shows. In the daytime dedicated sports and activity hosts keep all the family entertained. Other facilities include volleyball, a multi-sports court, a swim school and an outdoor playground. At this hotel, you can book double rooms with a private pool plus there are family rooms which can sleep up to 4 people. Why not upgrade to a family room with your own private pool? 

TUI BLUE Elounda Breeze the sea

Why We Love The TUI BLUE Elounda Breeze

  • Children’s Splash Park
  • Private Pool Upgrades

Iberostar Creta Panorama and Mare – Panormo

Iberostar Creta Panorama and Mare

Address – CJ8X+9H, Πάνορμο Γεροπόταμος, ΤΘ 32, Lavris 741 00, Greece
Hotel Information:
Set on a secluded portion of Crete’s northern shoreline is the Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare. Spread out around the gardens are six pools that enjoy great sea views. It’s a great family-friendly hotel with a bumper activity list and hotel-run kids clubs. You can expect mini-discos, evening entertainment, a kids entertainer and a once a once-a-fortnight beach party. If you want to swim in the sea the hotel has a couple of private coves.

In the daytime activities can include table tennis, volleyball, archery, aerobics and more. Plus there are tennis courts, mini golf, watersports, a games area and a playground. Teens have their own activity programme in July and August plus there is plenty more to keep the family entertained. Waterfront bungalows can sleep up to 4 people as well as 1 bedroom family room. 

Iberostar Creta Panorama and Mare

Why We Love The Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare

  • Seafront Hotel
  • Lots of Family-Friendly Activities

Lyttos Beach Resort – Analipsi

Lyttos Beach Resort - Analipsi

Address – Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Hotel Information:
Located next to a beach and featuring an Olympic-sized swimming pool is the Lyttos Beach Resort. The hotel is spread out over 150 acres and has 15 tennis courts! It has four main pools one of which has waterslides. There are two more perfect for relaxing and little ones get their own scaled-down version of the waterpark with smaller slides. Children aged 4-13 can be kept entertained at the kids club and there is also one for teens aged 14-17. In the evening there are magic shows, cabaret performances and a Greek night. Plus a mini-disco and themed parties. Sports-wise there is also basketball, volleyball, mini-football and pool games. Kids have a playground and you can book golf lessons for an additional charge. This hotel has family rooms which can sleep up to 4 people. 

Lyttos Beach Resort waterpark

Why We Love The Lyttos Beach Resort

  • On a Beach
  • 11 Bars and Restaurants

Creta Maris Resort – Hersonissos

Creta Maris Resort  outdoor pool and beach

Address – Dimokratias, Chersonisos 700 14, Greece
Hotel Information:
With a beautiful sandy beach, a pool for every day of the week, seven restaurants and a waterpark the Creta Maris Resort is a great choice for families. There are actually ten pools dotted around the grounds including a swanky sea view pool and a heated indoor pool. For children, there are 5 kids’ pools and the waterpark has activities for adults and children. It features waterslides, tipping buckets, jets, climbing nets and more.

Kids aged 4-11 can make new friends at the hotel’s club plus there is an indoor and outdoor playground, games and a mini-disco. Teens aren’t left out as in July and August they have their own club. At the Open Air cinema, you can enjoy films from June to September. There is also a good selection of evening entertainment. Family rooms can sleep up to 4 people as well as their suites which enjoy a sea view.

Creta Maris Resort

Why We Love The Creta Maris Resort

  • Sea Views
  • Open Air Cinema

Fodele Beach Hotel – Heraklion

Fodele Beach view of the site

Address – Fodele 715 00, Greece
Hotel Information:
For one of Crete’s best waterparks, you might want to book a stay at the Fodele Beach Hotel. It is a luxurious all-singing all-dancing hotel with something for everyone. There is a beach right by the hotel and Fodele’s centre is a 10-minute walk away. The waterpark is crammed with slides and pools. Children can make new friends at the kids club for ages 4-12. Then all the family can enjoy the evening entertainment such as bingo, quizzes, discos and live music. There are plenty of other things to do at this hotel including watersports, a games room, a playground, volleyball and mini golf. Plus basketball, aqua aerobics, archery, darts and more. For families, there are superior family rooms which can sleep up to 4 people and have a balcony or a terrace. 

Fodele Beach waterpark

Why We Love The Fodele Beach Hotel

  • Beachfront
  • Amazing Waterpark

Stella Village Seaside Hotel – Analipsi

Stella Village Seaside Hotel the site from above

Address – Stella Village, 70014 Analipsis, Anissaras 700 14, Greece
Hotel Information:
Situated on the outskirts of Analipsi tucked among olive groves and lemon trees is the Stella Village Seaside Hotel. Less than a minute’s walk away you will find a curve of sand so it’s easy to switch between poolside and beachside. On-site there is a pirate ship-themed slide for the little ones. Guests also have access to the waterpark at the sister hotel. This has something for all the family. Back at the hotel, there are also two pools plus two for children.

The hotel has both daytime and nighttime entertainment including live music, dance shows and more. Children aged 4-12 can take part in the kids club and there is a mini-disco for them in the evening. Sports facilities include 3 tennis courts, mini-football, aerobics and beach volleyball. Plus table tennis, a gym and minigolf. Families can book a 1 bedroom family room which sleeps up to 4 people. Or there are deluxe 1 bedroom family rooms with a terrace that sleeps up to 5 people. 

Stella Village Seaside Hotel waterpark

Why We Love The Stella Village Seaside Hotel

  • Close to a Beach
  • Use of a Waterpark

Stella Palace Aqua Park Resort – Analipsi

Stella Palace Aqua Park Resort outdoor pool

Address – Stella Palace, Analipsi 700 14, Greece
Hotel Information:
Location-wise the Stella Palace Aqua Park Resort is located a 5-minute walk from a beach where there is a section reserved for hotel guests. Taking centre stage in the hotel’s grounds is a big lagoon-like pool. There is also a mini-waterpark which has five slides and a splash pad with water games. Plus there is Stella Waterland which has a number of waterslides for all the family. Once the sun has set families can head to the amphitheatre to enjoy a show, dance performances, live music, circus acts and more. Then in the daytime, there is a kids club for those aged 4-12. Other facilities include a playground, 3 tennis courts, football, minigolf and more. There are family rooms which can sleep up to 4 people plus family suites with a sliding door to make two bedrooms.

Stella Palace Aqua Park Resort waterpark

Why We Love The Stella Palace Aqua Park Resort

  • Stella Waterland
  • Great Family Rooms

Atlantica Atki Zeus Hotel – Amoudara

Atlantica Atki Zeus Hotel outdoor pool

Address – 1-3, Linoperamata 715 00, Greece
Hotel Information:
The Atlantica Atki Zeus Hotel has the feel of a traditional Grecian village with state-of-the-art rooms. It has a beachside courtyard and there are two main swimming pools plus a children’s paddling area. The sea is just a few yards away and the hotel has a family-friendly waterpark with a range of slides. There are height restrictions on some of the slides. For children aged 4-12, there is a hotel run-kids club and when the sun sets you can enjoy family-friendly entertainment. From the beach, you can enjoy a range of watersports that are run by an external provider. Or there is table tennis, darts, volleyball and a daytime activity programme. There are family rooms with a sliding door plus swim-up family rooms.

Atlantica Atki Zeus Hotel waterpark

Why We Love The Atlantica Atki Zeus Hotel

  • Swim-Up Rooms Available
  • Beachfront
  • Waterpark

Aquila Rithyma Beach – Rethymnon

Aquila Rithyma Beach

Address – Αδελιανός Κάμπος 741 50, Greece
Hotel Information:
With a beachfront setting and a trio of pools the Aquila Rithyma Beach is a popular family-friendly hotel. There is plenty of sunbeds around the main pool and there is also an indoor pool. Children aged 3-12 can join in with an action-packed kids’ club with a variety of activities 6 days a week. Other facilities include tennis courts, archery, Greek cookery lessons and more. Plus there is a watersports centre, scuba diving and a couple of other activities that have an additional charge. Rooms include 1 bedroom daily rooms that can sleep up to 4 people.

Aquila Rithyma Beach outdoor pool

Why We Love The Aquila Rithyma Beach

  • Beachfront Setting
  • 3 Outdoor Pools

Pilot Beach Resort – Georgioupolis

Pilot Beach Resort Pool and Beach

Address – Georgioupoli 730 07, Greece
Hotel Information:
The Pilot Beach Resort comes with its own private stretch of shoreline with a golden sandy beach. There are four swimming pools with one that covers 1800m2. The main pool has a splash park for tots next to it and the other pools are situated elsewhere in the resort. For children aged 4-12, there is a kids club and teens can take part in a variety of activities. Kids can also join in with cooking classes and language courses. On the sports front, there is a tennis court, mini football field, beach volleyball and a basketball court. Other activities include bike hire, a daytime activity programme and there is a games room. There are rooms that can sleep up to 4 people including family rooms with two bedrooms. 

Pilot Beach Resort splash park

Why We Love The Pilot Beach Resort

  • On a Private Sandy Beach
  • Sea View Pool

Euphoria Resort – Kolymbari

Euphoria Resort Outdoor pool

Address – Kolymvari 730 06, Greece
Hotel Information:
For a beachfront active holiday, why not check out the Euphoria Resort? It features an extra-long pool with lots of loungers and in-water cabana beds. Kids have their own separate pool with slides and a playground next to it. The evening entertainment takes place outside and includes the likes of live music, professional shows and more.

In the daytime children aged 4-12 can take part in a kids club. Teenagers even have their own club which is open six days a week in peak season. Also at this hotel, there is bike hire, 2 tennis courts, 5-a-side football and they run a daytime activity programme. Plus there are watersports, swimming lessons, beach circuit training and so much more. There are swim-up double rooms which can sleep up to 3 people plus family rooms with sliding doors for up to 4 people. 

Euphoria Resort Waterpark

Why We Love The Euphoria Resort

  • Splash park
  • Lots of family-friendly Activities
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