Finding the best destination in Greece for holidays with kids is not only finding the best holiday resort or accommodation. It is about the whole experience that will be tailor-made for perfect family holidays, and Greece has so much to offer!
Whether you plan the holiday with a baby, toddler, or teenager, Greece can be a perfect choice for you. Luxurious hotel resorts by the beach, beautiful villas that will give you a feeling like you are at your home only at sea, easily accessible holiday resorts, hundreds of sandy beaches, warm shallow sea, and a perfect natural environment are among the top priorities for all parents when deciding that Greece is a perfect holiday destination for their family.
In the following article, we will guide you through the top 5 best destinations in Greece for holidays with kids and family-friendly destinations & summer resorts that will provide you memorable Greek experience!
Corfu is the largest and the most luxurious island of the Ionian sea. With spectacular scenery, sea, small traditional villages, and kind people, Corfu is among the best destinations in Greece for holidays with kids.
Corfu is the perfect combination for families with younger or older kids because there is a piece of it for everyone.
Charming Kerkira, the capital of Corfu, with its old and distinguished city center hidden in the pleasant shadow of Mediterranean lush greenery, is often called a Garden Isle and is a location in Corfu you should definitely not miss. Throughout history, Corfu was the favorite destination of European aristocracy, too. A notable example is the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who has built a luxurious palace, Achillion, with a wonderful sea view and gardens, and which is one of the best-known landmarks of Corfu.
Corfu is the best choice for family holidays in august when the temperature of the water is the most pleasant, making it perfect for whole-day swimming. Furthermore, kids will just love this island because of its numerous long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.
Dassia, Kassiopi, Barbati, Paleokastritsa, Glyfada, are some of the best places for spending holidays with your kids. While Dassia is the best strategic point for further sightseeing on the island, because of its proximity to Kerkira, all other mentioned villages can boast their wonderful beaches and fantastic crystal-clear waters. Of course, one of the famous family-friendly sights on the island is Aqualand, a water park created with Disneyland designers’ help and promises an unforgettable sunny day in Corfu.
Thassos is a perfect holiday choice in Greece for all those who enjoy unspoiled nature, various beaches, and quiet, peaceful places.
Thassos is often called an Emerald of the Aegean sea because of its lush vegetation and perfect climate conditions. The capital of Thassos and the main port of the island, Limenas is only 8 miles distanced from the mainland, the largest city in the area, Kavala, and an airport.
Thassos is an easily approachable island with various long, sandy beaches, making it the best choice for families with younger kids.
If you enjoy small traditional villages, beautiful beaches and prefer an active holiday which implies you will spend every day on another breathtaking beach, then Thassos is the perfect option for your family!
Halkidiki is the best-known summer area for family-friendly destinations in the whole of Greece. It is the most favorite summer destination of the Greeks itself, and many Europeans who find its ideal piece of heaven in Halkidiki.
Halkidiki is a Penninsula with three legs, Kassandra, Sithonia, and Athos. While Kassandra is a more elegant part of the Penninsula with multiple luxurious accommodations, Sithonia captivates its visitors with unspoiled nature, wild-like sceneries, and turquoise waters. Attractive, sandy beaches, shallow warm waters, enchanting nature, and the specific smell of the air is making Halkidiki one of the most desirable areas for family-friendly destinations.
There are literally hundreds of villages in Halkidiki, all of them appropriate for families. Various beaches and activities, breathtaking nature, luxurious hotels, and villas will give you a whole new view of spending your holiday with kids.
Peloponnese is the best-known for its historical sites. However, as time passes by, its gorgeous natural predispositions, beautiful long sandy beaches, luxurious accommodation near the sea, will be more than a good reason to choose Peloponnese for your family summer retreat in Greece!
The most famous touristic city in Peloponnese is Naphlio, the very first capital of Greece, and the most romantic place in whole Greece like many believe. Narrow passes in the shadow of old mansions and pink bougainvillea, traditional tavernas, Bourtzi medieval Venetian castle overlooking the whole harbor and vicinity of the most attractive beaches of this area make Peloponnese a perfect choice for a family holiday in Greece with younger and older kids.
The two places you shall not miss when spending summer in Peloponnese are Monemvasia, a medieval city filled with well-preserved stone mansions, and Elafoniisos island, a small greek island between Peloponnese and Kythira, which is actually the best destination in Peloponnese for holidays with kids.
Elafonisos is often called Greek Carrebian because of the exotic beaches, crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea, and gorgeous long, powder-like sandy beaches. Simos beach is the most attractive and famous beach in Peloponnese, and both parents and kids will just love it!
Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades group of islands, and if you are looking for an elegant, not so popular, and crowded place, Naxos will be a perfect choice for you.
Unlike Mykonos and Santorini that are the most popular islands in the world known as the most luxurious destinations, Naxos is a calmer version of these two.
The three golden-sandy beaches you will enjoy most with your kids are certainly Sahara beach, Naxos Plaka, and Agios Prokopios beach, which is considered one of the best beaches in Europe.
The traditional village of Halki will impress you with typical island architecture and kind people, a lot of archaeological sites, one of the best sunsets in whole Greece that you can enjoy from famous Portara, the stories about old Greek Gods such as Appolo and Demetra will certainly be the best choice for a family holiday in Greece, and true Greek experience!
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