Greece family holidays

With some of the most beautiful beaches in the world on your doorstep, adrenaline-pumping watersports, unspoilt scenery and sites of historic and cultural importance scattered across the country, Greece family holidays can be exactly what you want them to be! While parents might feel drawn towards the sun-bleached sands and sapphire-coloured seas, it pays to have some entertainment up your sleeve for the kids.

Thankfully there are waterparks, zoos, wildlife reserves and boat trips galore on Greece holidays. Just a walk, bus or taxi ride away, so you won't hear the dreaded cry of “I'm bored!”. Among the best Greek island holidays for families, Rhodes is ideal for those who want to do nothing except laze on a beach. And Virginia Family Resort places you right on the sands of Paralia Kallitheas. When you’re not digging for treasure with your tots, there’s a trio of pools and an All Inclusive bar anticipating your arrival. 

Most of the larger hotels cater to family holidays, with facilities such as kids' clubs, babysitting services and on-tap entertainment. If the little ones are restless and you need a break, qualified staff can take the reins for an hour or two, while you get some serious bronzing under your belt.

For educational trips out, you'll find Rhodes Town a fascinating trip back in time, complete with medieval fortifications and pedestrian-only, cobbled passages and streets.

Zante is one of the best Greek islands for families, whether you’ve got older children or teenagers. There are plenty of organised watersports along the coast as well as some excellent beach clubs, a perfect hangout for new-found friends. Many of the hotels offer activities, specifically for younger visitors, leaving teenage tantrum-weary parents free to relax and enjoy themselves.

Is Kos on your radar? Well, it should be! With awe-inspiring views of Mount Dikeos and the ancient ruins of Asklepieion at your fingertips, what’s not to love? When it comes to a place to crash, Mitsis Family Village is just a five-minute stroll from a peddled stretch and has six freshwater pools. Not forgetting the playgrounds, games room and kids’ club. 

For 5 star luxury in the heart of Crete, Mitsis Laguna Resort caters for the whole clan. From wine and sushi spots to waterslides and action-packed entertainment. When you can pull yourself away from the hotel’s deluxe spa, you’ve got Aqua Plus waterpark at your fingertips with its splash zones and artificial waves. While, Labyrinth Park houses a mini golf course, quad bikes and archery.

Best family hotels in Greece