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Saturday 3 October 2020

The Whole Family Can Go Greek: Child-Friendly Holidays to Greece

Family corfu beach
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I have to be honest, when I think about child-friendly holidays Greece isn't the first place that comes to mind but actually, when you start to investigate and look a little deeper Greece is a wonderful place to take all the family. Be it the mainland or an island, there is such diversity of the places to visit. Some of the islands are developed and ready to embrace British culture and families, but others still remain traditionally Greek and very unspoilt.

Greece has everything that you need for a stress-free family holiday - sun, white sand beaches, beautifully clean and warm seas, hotels with children's clubs and amazing pools, friendly locals, stunning villas and history in abundance. Alpharooms have a good guide to Greece for you to check out.

Here are a few of my Greek highlights for places to stay and visit -


This is one of the largest Greek islands and has something for everyone, couple this with its low crime-rate and it is an island where you can feel safe to take your family. Across the island you have Acqua Plus for waterpark thrills, Dinosauria park for the younger ones and amazing underground caves at Dikteon. Depednign on the age of your children, one of these is sure to be a hit. 

You also have the beach lagoon at Elafonisi which many hail as the best beach in the whole of Greece, and there are hundreds and hundreds of islands with amazing beaches, so that is no easy accolade! It is exceptional as it is a long narrow peninsula with white sandy beaches on both sides. At times to reach the island you have to walk through the sea and of course kids love the excitement this brings. 


This is a great island to hire a car and explore, as it can easily be done in just 4 or 5 days without it feeling stresfull. You do need to be very mindful as you drive as there are lots of narrow roads and hills to climb, but as long as you go slow and are respectful of the locals, you should be fine. 

We especially loved the town of Paleokastitsa when we visited and a stop off at Sidari beach for some watersports and inflatable fun is a must. Crofu is one of the most green of the Greek islands and that makes it diverse and rich to explore.

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If you have a keen sailor amongst you then a stay on Zante and a few trips out on a boat to explore the coves and local area are a must. If confident you can hire a speed boat and explore yourselves, or otherwise charter a boat with its own captain, or join an organised tour. Of course you have the iconic 'Navagio' on Shipwreck beach for the children to be able to safety climb across and explore the boat stranded there in the 1980's. Or opt to explore less-known areas and more up close to the coves and dive off for a swim and water explore. The seas are so clear here that you never know what you might be lucky enough to spot. 

Laganas Beach and the National Marine Park are also a must-visit, as you may just come face to face with a swimming turtle in the summer months, as they choose to nest in this area.


This is a popular choice for families, but if you don't want the hustle and bustle of the school holidays, travel out of season in May or October and you'll still find some amazing weather to delight you.  Rhodes has loads to do with stunning white sandy beaches with shallow water, perfect for little ones to paddle safely. There is also the Rhodes Aquarium, Butterly Valley, Aqua Park and explore The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights for a bit of history.  

The medevil town of  Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worth a look around. You can wander the quaint streets and see what local wares are for sale, have an exceptional and authentic greek meal or if you have older teens with you they will probably enjoy the lively nightlife. 

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These are just  few of the amazing places in Greece that are family friendly and ready to welcome you in the coming months. Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, it is of course very important to keep an eye on the latest travel updates so you know whether Greece remains a travel corridor. Right now you can travel to mainland Greece and many of the islands without the need to self isolate upon your return and that makes Greece a very attractive place to get away to this Winter or next year. 

I hope you enjoy planning your perfect break to Greece.


  1. I would love a family holiday to Greece. I love history and there seems to be something interesting to see and do at nearly every destination!

    1. Yes, there seems to be an abundance of amazing places to visit.

  2. I’ve been all over Greece in years gone by and whilst we don’t have children, Pafos had lots of family excursions to ruins and they sounded fascinating.

    1. Yes, I like to get out and see a bit of phistory of the place where we are staying.


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