Greece, with its myriad of charming islands, is an excellent choice for a family holiday.
From history and culture to stretching white beaches, the Greek islands promise an unforgettable family trip – no matter your tastes. If you’re considering a trip, we’re exploring all the Greek islands have to offer families, breaking down the top ten locations you should consider for your next getaway.
Is Greece a good place for a family holiday?
Greece is a fantastic family holiday destination, with many beautiful islands to suit any taste. Wherever you visit, you can expect warm temperatures, rich history, stunning beaches, delicious cuisine, and family-friendly activities.
Greek islands are known for their hospitality, and the friendly locals help create a positive, comfortable environment for the whole family. Plus, with such a vast range of options across Greece, you can adapt your holiday to your family’s preferences. From luxurious resorts to affordable options, the Greek islands have it all!
What are the best Greek islands for a family holiday?
Whether you want to relax on the beach, visit waterparks or explore history and culture, there’s a Greek island that’s perfect for your next family getaway. Here are our top ten recommendations for a family holiday to Greece.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and here, you’ll find some of the country’s most popular beach resorts – making it an excellent choice for those looking for a family holiday! While you could easily spend your entire holiday enjoying the sun, sea and sand in one of the many beach hotels, there’s a lot more to Crete than just the beaches. Crete is the birthplace of the Minoan civilisation, and there are plenty of ancient ruins that the whole family are sure to be fascinated by. The Palace of Knossos is the most visited historical site in Greece after the Athens Acropolis and makes for a great family day out in between downtime at the beach.
Corfu is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and is an excellent destination in Greece for an unforgettable holiday with the family. This Greek island boasts an array of beautiful beaches, diverse coastal allure, and a rich cultural heritage. The Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, allows families to explore the island’s historical charm, with a range of cultural sites to explore as well as modern-day shopping. Outdoor enthusiasts are also spoiled for choice in Corfu, with water sports, scenic hikes, and kids’ clubs to keep the whole family busy.
Rhodes is a classic all-round beach destination, making it an excellent Greek island for a family holiday. Here, you can find an abundance of family-friendly accommodation options, from resorts to charming hotels, so you’re sure to find the perfect destination to suit your family’s tastes. Rhodes’ warm climate, stunning beaches and range of fun outdoor activities make it a great choice for families seeking the perfect blend of sun, culture and leisure.
While nestled on the Greek mainland, the beautiful location of Halkidiki simply had to take a place on the list. Comprising of three peninsulas, Halkidiki is perfect for families looking for a unique holiday experience. You’ll find plenty of family-friendly resorts and an excellent, diverse range of towns and villages to discover. Visit charming coastal villages, or head to Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, for urban exploration.
If you want natural beauty from your family holiday to Greece, look no further than Kefalonia. The most famous beach on the island, Mrytos, is a must-visit for sun, activities and relaxation – ideal for a day out for the whole family. As the home of Odysseus, the island also holds a special place in Greek mythology, making it great for cultural adventures, too.
Zante offers a beautiful blend of natural beauty and family-friendly activities, making it a picturesque setting for a memorable family holiday. Navagio Beach is an iconic coastal destination that is great for visiting as a family – children will love marvelling over the famous shipwreck, while the pristine white sands and glistening waters are perfect for sun, sea and relaxation.
If you’re looking for a family holiday with plenty to see and do, you should consider visiting the popular Greek island of Kos. As well as beaches and resorts, Kos offers a range of family-friendly activities to keep adults and children alike busy. From boat trips to water sports and bike rentals, you’ll truly be spoiled for choice! For cultural exploration, the Tree of Hippocrates is a unique and symbolic spot, while the Castle of the Knights is well worth a visit.
Nestled in the northern Sporades archipelago, the charming Greek island of Skiathos is ideal for families looking to take a holiday in Greece. It’s well known for its lush green landscapes, and you can find a great combination of relaxation and adventure – perfect for families who want the best of both worlds! Koukounaries Beach is popular for families, while Skiathos Town, the capital, is a blend of narrow streets, traditional architecture and lively restaurants just waiting to be explored.
With its excellent array of beaches, Naxos is perfect for families wanting to sit back and soak up the sun. Agora Beach, Agios Prokopios and Plaka Beach are go-to options, as they have soft sands and shallow waters, which are ideal for younger members of the family who want to paddle. In terms of accommodation, you can choose from family-friendly villas or beachfront resorts with pools and kids’ clubs.
Paros is a captivating Greek island that blends tradition, views and a family-friendly vibe. If you’re looking for a relaxing family holiday in Greece, Paros is a great option. For a coastal getaway, head to Golden Beach or Santa Maria Beach, which are perfect for families. If you’re interested in water spots, adults and children can enjoy windsurfing, swimming and snorkelling – bringing an instant touch of adventure to your holiday!
If you’re considering a family holiday to Greece, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the friendly team at eShores. Alternatively why not consider a Greek Island Hopping adventure, combining 2 or 3 of these islands in to once holiday, creating a family holiday where the memories will last a lifetime. We’ve shown 3 recommended examples below for inspiration, but please get in touch so we can help create a unique itinerary, just for you.
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