Too early to start planning a family winter holiday? Not according to the tailor-made family holiday experts at Abercrombie & Kent. As far as they’re concerned, any time is the right time for dreaming up big adventures in some of the world’s most exciting, and warmest, winter destinations.

Test out that thinking with a look at their top five great winter escapes. A few are far-flung but more than worth the travel time; several are much closer than you imagine, and every one is tailor-made for families.

1/5 Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Crete

The largest and most southerly Greek island, Crete has almost as much North Africa as Mediterranean in its climate. Winters are mild with a good chance of sun and temperatures can reach 20˚, even in December and January.

Nevertheless, Abercrombie & Kent are leaving nothing to chance in terms of weather this winter and highly recommend Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, on Crete’s sheltered south east coast, for family escapes.

Why A&K love Elounda

Elegant and luxurious Elounda is first and foremost a brilliant family resort. Nothing is too much trouble here, from babyproofing your private pool to serving breakfast in your villa. Kids are entertained endlessly with cute creches, fun clubs and on-site playgrounds. The friendly team can organise family days out as easily as evening babysitting. And if you want to escape entirely – just for a little - the resort spa is blissful.

  • Boutique family suites; suites with private pools or family villas with private pools.
  • Cool Creche and Cool Kids Club for ages four months to 12 years.
  • Private beach and beach club with water sports.
  • Two restaurants, resort bar and Beach Club bar.
  • Elixir Spa, heated swimming pool, kids playground.
  • Winter UK flights to Crete, five hours and 30 minutes.
  • Transfer time from Heraklion Airport, one hour.

Find out more about Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites with Abercrombie & Kent