2014 Family Holidays in Greece - Child friendly Greek Holiday Accommodation

Enjoy some of Europe's best family-friendly accommodation in Greece



Family holidays to GreeceWhether you want to explore classical ruins or chill-out on sandy shores, family holidays to Greece are a great option this year. Children can play safely on beautiful beaches and luscious hillsides, or take their first dip in the warm waters of the Aegean. Parents, meanwhile, will find plenty to keep them entertained, whether in search of tempting restaurants or secret, rocky coves.

HomeAway boasts a range of fantastic accommodation options, located in some of the country's most enticing destinations. So why wait? Let the little ones discover wondrous myths and ancient ruins, and enjoy family holidays to Greece.  

 


Top destinations in Greece for family holidays


   

Family Holidays to Ionian Islands Ionian Islands

Few family holidays to Greece can beat breaks in the Ionian Islands. Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos are all popular choices, brimming with stunning shores and green, luscious landscapes. There's plenty to keep little ones busy, wherever you choose to go, but Zante, in Zakynthos, is a particularly great choice. Its gentle, shelving sands are perfect for young children, whilst teenagers can delve into the exciting world of water-sports.

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Family Holidays to Crete Crete

As the largest of all the islands, Crete is a great choice for family holidays to Greece. It can be hard to know where to start with so many beautiful destinations, but there are sleepy villages, bustling towns, and fantastic beach resorts to choose from. Lassithi and Heraklion are both popular destinations, but Chania boasts a charm of its own: from the Venetian harbour to its narrow, cobbled streets, Chania's a great choice when in search of history and culture.

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Aegean Islands Aegean Islands

For truly tranquil family holidays to Greece, look no further than the Aegean Islands. South-east of mainland Greece, there are literally hundreds of destinations to choose from. You could opt for the Dodecanese or Northern Sporades, or even the beautiful Cyclades, best known for the islands of Santorini and Mykonos. Cyclades serve as inspiration for the quintessential Greek postcard: expect dramatic, rocky mountains, white-washed villas and deep, dark-blue seas.

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Saronic Islands Saronic Islands

The Saronic Islands of the Aegean Sea are a fantastic choice for family holidays to Greece. Easily accessible and just a short journey from Athens, they're one of the most popular Greek destinations. Hydra is frequented by enormous cruise ships, whilst Aegina is popular with the Greeks themselves. Spetses, meanwhile, is close to the Peloponnese, so you can combine your holiday with a number of exciting day trips. Of course, staying on the island itself won't disappoint - travel by horse-drawn carriage, before relaxing in the beautiful Old Harbour.

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Mainland Greece Mainland Greece

While many people opt for breaks on the islands, the mainland is great for family holidays to Greece. You can travel to ancient ruins in Attica, unearth the tumultuous history of Macedonia, or enjoy the sights and attractions of Thessaly. The latter region is home to Neon Perivolion, offering the perfect balance between a city and coastal break. Little ones can spend their days enjoying sun, sea and sandcastles, whilst Mum and Dad sip delicious Roditis wine, a favourite with the locals.

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Athens Athens

When the kids are full to burst with stories of Greek myths and legends, indulge their imaginations with an exiting stay in Athens. Whilst you could find yourself in an apartment just steps from the Acropolis or Parthenon, there are plenty of other fascinating sites to see. Take a trip to nearby Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon, or delve into Greek history with a trip to Piraeus Archaeological Museum. There's always Kolonaki, where you can learn about classical Greek tragedy, or Monastiraki, where Mum and Dad can enjoy a cheeky Ouzo. When looking for family holidays to Greece, Athens is a fantastic choice.

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Peloponnese Peloponnese

A beautiful region in the south of the country, Peloponnese is a great choice for family holidays to Greece. It's cut off by the Corinth Canal, and home to some of Greece's most famous ancient sites. Whilst Messinia and Argos are both fantastic destinations, Arcadia is arguably the heart of the region, and one of the best places from which to explore. You could travel north towards Olympia, where the Olympics were held in the 8th century B.C., or alternatively head to Nemea, where Hercules was said to fight an enormous lion.

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17th century traditional style 'Canava' cave house.

This 17th century 'Canava' cave house is furnished to a high standard in the traditional style of the Cycladic islands. Approached via an intimate and inviting courtyard, one enters a vast living area complete with high vaulted ceilings in the tra...

Villa Argostoli Bay

Villa Argostoli Bay is a magnificent and lavishly furnished villa perched on the hillside above the lovely harbour town of Argostoli, boasting seemingly endless views across the Ionian Sea to the Lixouri Peninsular and beyond. The sunsets here are...

Villa Drepanou Bay , Katouna

Quite simply, Villa Drepanou Bay has everything the discerning traveler could possibly desire, a luxurious and contemporary interior, colourful gardens surrounding a large private swimming pool and one of the finest locations in Lefkas, with views...

Villa Nefeli , Spanochori

The scenery around Villa Nefeli is quite simply breathtaking. With gorgeous olive clad hillsides as a backdrop, and a lush valley full of fruit trees to the front and with distant sea views, this truly is a very special place. The proud owner has ...

Villa Agnandi

Set in mature lawned gardens with fantastic views out to the sparking sea and the island of Zakynthos beyond, Villa Agnandi boasts one of the most privileged locations in Kefalonia. South facing, with a panoramic vista, a short drive from the airp...

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