Greece is a fabulous family holiday destination in which to explore the amazing ruins, and learn about its fascinating heritage, or to experience its wonderful weather, and beautiful people.
Situated in south eastern Europe, Greece is a popular family holiday destination due to its varied options of resorts, from a stay on the historic mainland or a visit to one of its beautiful islands, there is a location to suit every family. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south, allowing warm swimming temperatures on every corner.
Mainland Greece offers its visitors quaint fishing villages, traditional towns and beautiful beaches with clear blue waters, all of which are family friendly. If you are looking to take the children on a culture filled city break then Athens is the perfect destination for you. Rich in history, this is the perfect spot for some sight-seeing. After spending time discovering ancient monuments such as The Acropolis, The Parthenon and other historic buildings, why not take a wander down the capitals narrow streets and stop off at one of the many quaint cafes. The children will love an ice cream break whilst you enjoy a nice coffee before moving onto the next sight.
Of course one of Greece’s main appeals for families is its breath-taking Islands. There are several family-friendly islands in Greece to choose from, whether it is the vibrant and lively islands of; Rhodes, and Mykonos, or the charming and beautiful islands such as; Crete and Kos, there is sure to be a perfect island to suit every family’s needs.
Rhodes benefits from the longest season of the Greek Islands, enjoying sunny, warm weather between April and November. Families will love to discover the crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches that this island has to offer, not to mention the historic landmarks that are waiting to be explored in the Rhodes Town and Lindos. To read more about what to do with children in Rhodes click here.
Mykonos, or as locals name it, The Island of winds, was once renowned for its partying ways. Now, the island has a more relaxed vibe, offering families with children the perfect base for summer fun and adventure. Boat trips leave regularly from Mykonos to the island of Delos, a perfect family day trip to discover this ancient island.
Crete, the largest and most southerly of the Greek islands, has been a favourite family holiday destination for decades. Full of child friendly resorts, Crete boasts stunning stretches of beaches and warm clear seas. Why not stay at one of the many all inclusive resorts that Crete has to offer, allowing the whole family to lay back, relax and have everything taken care of for them, even mum!
Kos is a bustling island with a juxtaposition of old and new. There are modern areas full of buzzing bars and restaurants coupled with ancient locations full of history to explore. Family friendly areas in Kos include Kos Town and Kefalos, both offering fantastic beauty and friendly people.
There is so much to do in Greece, from traditional Greek dancing shows to ancient Greek sightseeing; the kids will fall in love with the fantastic culture, not to mention the tasty local food. So what are you waiting for? The spectacular weather, stunning beauty and friendly people of Greece are waiting to welcome you on your next family holiday.
Enjoys panoramic view over the medieval village of Achlada and to the sea beyond, and the famous Cretan Mountains which have protected the island from Saracen times onwards. This hotel is ideal for families and to relax. They also collaborating with a local company in Crete where they are specialized in doing activities for children. More details...
Families with young children are extremely well catered for in the leading resorts, with hotels often offering childcare, organising family entertainment and featuring pools and play areas. All inclusive beach holiday deals in Greece are worth considering if you don’t want the hassle of cooking and seeking services beyond your luxury hotel.
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Crete is the largest of all Greece islands. It is best known for its fantastic beaches family friendly hotels and excellent food. With the relaxed atmosphere will make Crete the perfect family holiday destination.
Athens is steeped in history, that you may think it is not the ideal place to holiday with a child. But behind the temples and ancient ruins, there is plenty of attractions and interesting activities for kids of all ages.
With its friendly locals, lush landscape and gorgeous beaches, Corfu makes for a welcoming and relaxing family holiday.
Halkidiki is blessed pine-clad hills descending to the sea, with golden sandy beaches, and sheltered bays making it the ideal place for a family holiday with young children.
One of the largest Greek Islands, Rhodes offers families the perfect haven for a sunny, child friendly holiday.
The Greece island Kos offering the best beaches for families, with plenty of bars, restaurants and amenities, to quiet pebble coves perfect for family getaway.