The 10 Best Places To Go In Greece For Families: Our Favourite Resorts
When choosing somewhere for a holiday with children, Greece is a perfect destination. The friendly people, stunning nature, excellent food and good infrastructure make taking children to Greece a breeze! It’s even better if you pick the right hotel- preferably one with interconnecting rooms, children’s menus, swimming pools and exciting activities for the kids. Extra facilities like a play area, kids’ clubs, fun workshops and babysitting all go a long way to making a fantastic family trip. Here are our selections of the 10 best places to go in Greece for families!
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Location: Ionian island
Highlights– Full spa, babysitting and daily activities for kids.
Porto Zante is a perfect hideaway for families travelling with kids that offers excellent views overlooking the sea and sandy beach. One can enjoy 24-hour room service in the luxurious resort well equipped with elegant furnishings and the latest gadgets. Parents can chill with their kids as they enjoy time with ponies, mini-golf, and a pool filled with toys- this really is a perfect place for one of the best family activity holidays in Greece! The whole family can try water sports like wakeboarding, banana rides, and water-skiing (get kitted out here). Charter the speedboat to visit Marathonisi island or take a trip to look at the sea turtles!
Location: Zakynthos island
Highlights– Onsite crèche for babies and toddlers, kids’ barbecue events
Porto Zante is located on the unspoiled coastline of Greece and is the perfect place to stay and enjoy a sunny vacation. There is plenty for the whole family to do and explore here including watersports like water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing and more. In the world-famous kids’ club children can indulge in activities like boat trips (without parents!) and volleyball or enjoy events like treasure hunts and craft-making. There are even regular kids’ barbecues! The rooms and interiors are spacious and there is a lovely open-air restaurant for the whole family to enjoy.
Location: Monemvasia, Peloponnese
Highlights– Separate children’s pool, covered outdoor playground, treehouse
Kinsterna Hotel is a leading choice among families travelling to Greece and for good reasons. The whole family can look forward to plenty of pampering in the centuries-old mansion with superb views and an outstanding spa. The beautiful interconnecting rooms can help accommodate families and groups of any size. The whole family can enjoy traditional bread making classes, soap making workshops, making friends with the resident horses and donkeys, harvesting grapes and olives or enjoying rose & jasmine massages. Babysitters can take over when parents want some quiet time!
Location: Seaside location in Messinia
Highlights– fun-filled activities for kids, family cookery class
The Romanos is truly stunning and took more than two decades to finish. With views of miles and miles of golden beaches and a prime location surrounded by immaculate golf courses, the super-resort is made of marble and reflects traditional Greek architecture. There are 12 restaurants and a wide range of rooms that are meticulously designed. Children will love playing with clay, taking cookery classes and making kites in the kids’ club, run by the esteemed Worldwide Kids Company. Take a family trip to the Natura Hall for an interactive session with the wildlife.
Sani Beach Resort
Location: Sani Beach Kassandra
Highlights– British-run crèche, picnics and parties, teenage club
Sani Beach Resort is pure genius when it comes to the best resorts for kids. It boasts of baby-friendly facilities as well as several restaurants and pools for both children and adults to enjoy. The crèche takes care of babies, toddlers, and younger kids when needed. Children are kept entertained with trips to the beach, themed picnics and parties as well as fun excursions. There is even a teenage club and chill-out lounge, ‘Ozone’, to keep teenaged guests busy with activities like archery, dancing, volleyball, and football. The whole family can enjoy swimming lessons as well as dedicated spas for the parents and the children.
Location: Psarou Beach on Mykonos
Highlights- Children’s menu, baby cots, kids’ club
Mykonos Blu enjoys a prime location on the sandy Psarou Beach on Mykonos and the family-friendly resort is well known for its relaxing spaces and warm hospitality. Its rooms and apartments are just perfect for families with kids, with a range of options including private or shared pools. The restaurants serve lunch and dinner menus specially designed for kids and feature a two-level infinity outdoor pool. There is plenty to do and see here for the children, and the resort makes for a perfect choice for the family as they can sit back and relax in the open-air lobby that provides incredible sea views. Enjoy homemade cookies with freshly squeezed juices on arrival and head to the spa while the kids make new friends at Grecoland kids’ club!
Highlights– Motorised watersports, YogAqua
Skiathos Princess boasts a boho-glamour aesthetic and spacious rooms that offer spectacular views across the manicured lawns to the beach. Those grassy lawns with a network of hiking trails take you straight to the private shoreline. Children simply love being here as they can enjoy the beaches, kids’ club and several pools. There are arrangements for motorised watersports for the older kids and YogAqua for the seven-plus adventurers.
Location: Ionian Islands
Highlights– Babysitting services, kids’ menus, children’s pool and children’s club
Eagles Palace is a luxurious, child-friendly resort that is a must for families looking for a super beach-holiday. There is plenty to keep the kids busy here and they have a dedicated pool for watersports activities and swimming. The resort serves kids’ menus and has an outdoor playground for the children. Adults can take advantage of babysitting services and a pool with a swim-up bar plus several restaurants.
Lux Me White Palace Grecotel
Location: Rethymnon, Crete
Highlights– Kids’ pool, kids’ club, traditional farm
Lux Me White Palace Grecotel resort enjoys a higher rating when it comes to family-friendly value. With a calming all-white décor, the resort boasts of exclusive seaside views and several good restaurants that serve a variety of cuisine. There is plenty here for kids’ entertainment and they can enjoy swimming in a dedicated kids’ pool. The whole family can look forward to water sports activities, cinema, tennis courts, and gym together. Other spots of interest include resident animals and a traditional farm owned by the resort.
Highlights– Babysitting, open-air cinema, forest trails
Sani Resort is located in a glorious Greek village and offers spacious suites with a private stretch of beach. The rooms are elegant and formal with floaty sheer curtains, and the restaurants are home to world-class chefs who create magnificent culinary delights for adults and children. Take advantage of the babysitting services or hike on the forest trails with your kids. You can even rent a bike to explore the area or watch a film together at the open-air cinema.
I hope this selection of hotels gives you a better idea of the options open to families visiting Greece for a relaxing European holiday! Check out my guide to toddler luggage and travel toys, and ensure your kids have got everything they need for their sunny break with one of our favourite kids’ clothing brand Lands’ End.