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The Vacation You Need: Gennadi Grand Resort in Rhodes

The Vacation You Need: Gennadi Grand Resort in Rhodes

Jacob Samuel
Gennadi Grand Resort

Gennadi Grand Resort in Rhodes reopens in June 2021 with New Family-Friendly experiences.

Set on the golden sands of Gennadi Beach halfway between the traditional Lindos Village and Prasonissi, Gennadi is the island’s most stylish family-friendly resort and the perfect destination for those looking for sun, sea, and fun this year. From activities such as traditional Greek cookery classes and salsa dancing lessons to zoo-inspired yoga with children, beach barbecues, and unmissable excursions to surrounding islands, Gennadi Grand Resort has something to suit all ages.

Having released their new Mini Club program for 2021, children and teenagers aged 4-14 years old can take part in a range of exciting activities across themed days, including Greek Culture Day, Olympics Day, Superheroes Day even a Disney Day. Open from Tuesday – Sunday every week, children can try various games, challenges, arts & crafts, and activities inspired by the theme of the day, as well as learning valuable life lessons with a fun twist in the process, such as the importance of recycling, gardening and even the history of the Greek gods. There will also be treasure hunts, beach barbecues, quirky zoo yoga sessions, a mini cinema club, mini disco and talent shows in the evening.

Whilst tiny travellers are not occupied in the Mini Club or Gennadi’s onsite playground, families are invited to learn how to perfect their serve together on floodlit tennis courts or hire Gennadi’s bikes for the day to explore the beauty of the surrounding area. For parents and young adults alike, every Tuesday – Sunday Gennadi will offer a variety of fitness and wellbeing activities as well as exciting educational classes, for those looking to leave Rhodes with more than just a tan.

There will be ‘yogalates’ and body & soul relaxation sessions every morning, as well as Latino aqua gym and beach volleyball sessions in the afternoon. When it comes to learning, guests are invited to experience cooking lessons where families are taught the art of traditional Greek recipes, such as Dolmades (Mediterranean stuffed vine leaves) and Galaktoboureko (a tasty Greek custard pie), and there will also be olive oil tasting.

Gennadi Grand Resort
Gennadi Grand Resort

Outside of this five-star resort, families looking for a taste of culture and adventure can try thrilling activities such as mountain-biking, horse-riding lessons and scenic guided hikes to areas rich in natural beauty. Seven Springs is a magical oasis in the heart of Rhodes boasting freshwater springs, verdant woodlands and pine-shaded walking trails, and the 6000-acre nature reserve of Butterfly Valley is also well worth a visit where families can witness the natural phenomenon of thousands of colourful butterflies congregating amongst lush greenery and beautiful waterfalls. Gennadi Beach itself is ideal for water sports and games of beach volleyball with the family, and those looking to create truly special holiday experiences can opt for a private sailing boat excursion to discover idyllic neighbouring islands perfect for swimming and snorkelling, or head to the windsurfing and kitesurfing paradise of Prasonissi. Located a short distance from the charming Lindos Village, families are also invited to visit the majestic Lindos Acropolis with ruins dating back to 300BC or visit the UNESCO recognized Rhodes Old Town brimming with medieval chapels, museums and restaurants.

Sleek and sustainable, all 288 rooms and suites at Gennadi Grand Resort are designed with eco-friendly architecture (such as slanted roofs to minimise sunlight reflection and optimise microclimate conditions) and boast vast open-plan spaces with lavish, modern amenities and plenty of natural light. For families, the elegant Two-Bedroom Private Pool & Sea View Suite are the perfect option boasting two sumptuous double bedrooms, a separate sitting area, two bathrooms and an idyllic private swim-up pool overlooking the Aegean Sea. The resort is also home to three picturesque freshwater swimming pools and a children’s pool, 12 restaurants and bars (offering delectable international culinary offerings), a revitalising spa and health club and a fully equipped gym.