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Twitchy teens want fun-filled, adrenalin-fuelled days and freedom at night; parents want a stress-free family holiday before they all properly grow up and flee. This is the happy compromise. A rustic, open-air club (driftwood signposting, white-painted furniture) surrounded by olive trees with a two-room spa, swimming pool and bamboo-shaded restaurant where everyone gathers for ruthless games of backgammon. The idea is simple: Peligoni sorts out your villa or hotel (such as the lovely Nobelos, run by Fotini – don’t miss her incredible home-made ice cream) and then you spend your days at The Club, sunbathing on the series of platforms clinging to the rocks that lead down to the sea, each decked out with huge loungers, umbrellas and large cushions. While there’s no sandy beach, the crystal clear sea is what it’s all about – pick up the bill for the watersports package, which means unlimited tuition for sailing and windsurfing (motorised antics are extra). Mostland-based activities are geared towards over-eights, who can make pizzas in the outdoor oven, play in tennis tournaments or – and this is a real highlight – take a three-hour, parent-free boat trip to Alykes village to spend pocket-money on a costume for the weekly fancy-dress party night. Staff are young, tanned university students; many spent their own holidays here. The food is aimed at big numbers but with no buffet in sight. Feast on Greek salads, red mullet with Mediterranean vegetables and serious puddings (deconstructed cheesecake with roast peaches) It’s all very laid-back: twice a week there is a hog roast and a BBQ where the parents all sit together and children are split off into different age groups to be with their friends. Go snorkelling in the blue caves near Shipwreck Beach, and be sure to head into Agios Nikolaos village on the next-door bay with its loved-by-locals taverna and Greek music filling the air.