Family Holidays in Greece - Child friendly Greek Holiday Accommodation
Whether 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.