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The turquoise-blue sea, millennia-old ruins, lively sandy beaches and secluded islands – Greece presents itself as a holiday destination for the whole family from its most beautiful side. Directly at the bathing paradises of Crete and other Greek islands, family hotels offer kids clubs and extensive pool landscapes. Children have fun on the water slides with new and old friends. Holidays in Athens or on Rhodes offer experiences in the middle of ancient temples and castle ruins.
In which family hotels in Greece to stay? The best regions and places at a glance
Crete: Beach holidays and ruins
Rhodes: Lively beaches and ancient ports
Athens: Family friendly sightseeing & shopping
The Greek Islands: Cyclades & Ionian Islands
In addition to the famous islands such as Crete and Rhodes, there are many other small and larger islands in the deep blue Aegean Sea and the no less beautiful Ionian Sea. In total, about 3,000 islands belong to Greece, yet only about 100 of them are inhabited. If you go on holiday with your family, you should certainly go island hopping. The islands are often within sight of each other and are connected by public passenger ships and ferries. The biggest islands, such as Euboea or Lesbos, extend over several thousand square kilometres and are inhabited by more than 100.000 people. Other islands, such as Kastellorizo near Rhodes, have just a few hundred inhabitants. Other islands, such as Kastellorizo near Rhodes, have just a few hundred inhabitants. Each island has its own history and special character: In the Cyclades islands, such as Santorini, the white-blue mountain villages with their cubic terraced houses were built directly into the rocks. On the islands of Kos and Mykonos there are sandy beaches where the whole family can enjoy sand castles, snorkeling excursions and sunbathing. In contrast, on the Ionian Islands to the west of the Greek mainland you will find small bays with turquoise blue sea and lonely beaches.
Good to know:
Child-friendly equipment: The Greeks have a lot of patience with children and invite families to experience everything together. Baby food and diapers are standard in the supermarkets. High chairs and children’s menus in hotels or child seats in rented cars often have to be requested separately.
Fences and obstacles: Many castles, ruins and monasteries are open for families. The joy of playing is rarely disturbed by fences or barriers. Cliffs and stumbling blocks are rarely secured, especially in the more remote places.