The Best Greek Islands for Families
08 February 2018
If you're looking for the perfect family getaway in the sun with activities for everyone, one of Greece’s spectacular islands is a good start. Short flight times and turquoise-hued waters backed by some of the world’s finest beaches are the prime ingredients for a memorable family getaway within a nation that prides itself on looking after its visitors both young and old.
Rest and relaxation is the order of the day in Rhodes, where the whole family can explore no less than 30-miles of pristine golden beaches along the east coast. Plentiful accommodation also sits among this stretch, with a range of all-inclusive packages and contemporary amenities featuring wellness centres, babysitting services, kids’ clubs, restaurants and cafes, providing the ideal base for exploring diverse island attractions such as the UNESCO-listed Rhodes Town.
Highly affordable yet no less appealing, family getaways to Corfu entail a wealth of child-friendly activity within a Mediterranean paradise of diverse flora and fauna. There are plenty of family-orientated hotels in Corfu, and many run daily activity programmes for children, leaving you free to relax in one of the beachfront guesthouses.
Otherwise referred to as Zante, Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian islands. Famous beaches include Shipwreck Bay, one of the most recognisable locations in the Mediterranean, which can be reached via private boat ride from the coast.
Many boat tours also pass through the Blue Caves, where you have the chance to swim the vibrant blue waters, while younger children may enjoy a glass-bottomed boat tour.
Many Greek islands offer family-friendly beaches in droves, and Skiathos is no exception. The southern coast sands of Koukounaries are perfect for young families, with calm shallow waters and enticing cafes around every corner. We recommend taking a boat ride to the remote north coast and basking on Lalaria Beach, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach on Skiathos.