Think Ionian

One of our favourite villa specialists, Think Sicily, has just launched Think Ionian – a beautiful portfolio of largely very family-friendly properties on the islands of Meganissi and Lefkada, in and around the gloriously rustic Ithaca archipelago. Most villas within the Think Ionian portfolio have swimming pools, direct sea access and atmospheric tavernas just a short stroll away – all the makings of the perfect family holiday. We love Avra on Lefkada and Akrothea on Meganissi.

Think Ionian (020 7377 8518; thinkionianislands.com). Villas from £1,599 per week.

Calling all Drama Queens

Is a weekend at your house a bit like an episode of cult TV series Glee? If so, you’ll be delighted to hear about the new summer dance school at the Porto Elounda Resort in Crete, which runs until the end of October. Overseen by internationally acclaimed choreographer Fokas Evaggelinos, the dance classes are sure to get little ones jiving – and as for the teenagers…

Tots Too (totstoo.com) offers a seven-night, half-board stay for a family of four at Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort, from £7,150, including flights and transfers. Dance classes from £18 per person.