Holidays for families in Greece

Everything about family vacations in Greece

Beautiful beaches, organised resorts, warm hospitality, fun for the whole family. Greece is the best destination for a kid-friendly holiday.


“So, today we have: swimming at the beach, windsurfing lessons for the older one, banana or tube rides for the little one, the waterpark at midday and, if you’re not too tired, in the afternoon we’ll go to the castle. Then comes a rest and in the evening we’ll meet the others at the square for ice cream. And for tomorrow, what about the aquarium in the morning and then  a bike ride in the woods and a picnic by the river?”

Family vacations in Greece: From the window of your room you’ll see the glittering sea. Bathing suit, check… Sunscreen, check… Sunhat, check… and you’re off to the beach. Or maybe you’ll take your young ones to splash around at the kiddy pool and waterslides, while the older crew head to the tennis and volleyball courts for a fun-filled workout. If you want to kick back and relax, beaches are lined with lounge chairs and umbrellas, while for the more active, all sorts of water sports await you in nature’s playground.

Hungry? The many dining areas serve up generous helpings of Greek cuisine. While at the pool bars, you’ll enjoy fresh juices, cocktails and snacks served while you lounge. In the afternoons, children will take part in organised activities like arts & crafts, ecological games, building sandcastles and cooking – leaving plenty of precious time alone for the two of you. If you feel like going exploring, take everyone on a walk to the nearby town. Do you really need any more reasons to bring your family to one of the most beautiful countries in the world?

Your kids will love Greece. It’s made for them. Safe and hospitable, with a perfect climate and gorgeous scenery, the country is full of surprises and offers you and your family thousands of opportunities to enjoy yourselves, at any time of the year.

Popular family destinations in Greece

Greece’s safe and hospitable seaside resorts and large hotel chains are ideal family-friendly holiday destinations. Hotels right next to the beach with the full panoply of family-friendly facilities: playgrounds, kiddie pools, child entertainment programmes and sports. Islands throughout the Ionian and Aegean and coastal resorts on the mainland await you. Come enjoy the sun and sea together with your loved ones on a perfect tailor-made holiday.

If you love Greek islands then take note: Tinos, Naxos, Paros, Syros, Sifnos, the Sporades, Mytilini (Lesvos), Crete, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Corfu, Aegina, Evia and Thasos are some of the best places to go in Greece for families. The mainland coast is just as interesting. Some of the ideal family destinations are in Messinia and  Mani, around Parga, Halkidiki and Pelion. They boast a large range of hotels and resorts that cater to the special demands of family vacations.

Leaving the hotel opens up another vast range of things to do. There are archaeological sites and museums, workshops where the kids can watch artisans demonstrating their crafts, kitchens where they can take cooking lessons, paths to exciting castles, fortresses, chapels and windmills. The family can also rent bikes, canoes or boats, to go exploring through the villages and around the islands. Kids of all ages love snorkelling and if they are slightly older they could learn to sail or water ski.

On your family holidays in Greece, everything is organised for you. The only thing you need to do is sit back and enjoy!

Family-friendly holidays all year round

In the autumn, winter and spring the countryside changes and offers  myriad ways to keep the little ones entranced. The two largest cities, Athens and Thessaloniki, boast  dozens of archaeological sites and museums, galleries, playgrounds, parks and waterfront walks. You can take your family skiing at Parnassos, Pelion, Evrytania and Kalavryta. More into canoeing, rowing, riding or biking? Then the lakes (Plastira and Kerkini, among others) are your answer. Intrigued by the idea of a scenic ride on an old-fashioned steam train?

At Pelion, Moutzouris winds through villages seemingly transported from another age while in Kalavryta, the rack and pinion railway runs through the Vouraikos Gorge. All sorts of winter sports, ice skating and horse riding are available at Livadi above Arahova. Want to meet bears? Go to Nymfaio to visit the Arcturos bear sanctuary. In Messolongi you can take a boat ride next to flamingos. In Konitsa the children can learn to raft down the Voidomatis and on the Aoos River they can kayak.

Experience the holidays of a lifetime with your family in Greece and revisit your own childhood though carefree, sunny days in this beautiful country.


Hotel Philip, Pylos

Providing free wireless internet access in all areas, this stylish property is a short drive from Methoni. It offers comfortable apartments with a private bathroom and a kitchenette. There are a range of facilities on…

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Alkyoni Beach Hotel

Located in Naxos, Alkyoni Beach Hotel is an easy drive from Agios Prokopios Beach and Plaka Beach. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms. There are a variety of facilities at Alkyoni Beach Hotel Naxos…

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Evia Hotel & Suites

Evia Hotel & Suites is ideally positioned in peaceful surrounds in Marmari, a short drive from Karystos and Styra. It also offers massage services, meeting rooms and an outdoor heated pool. This elegant hotel provides…

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Porto Carras Meliton, Chalkidiki

Awarded as the top “Luxury Hotel – Best Scenic Environment” in Europe by the World Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards and proud owner of the Green Key eco-label award, Porto Carras Meliton 5* has 325…

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Alarzo Rooms, Paralia Katerinis

This comfortable property in Katerini offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as a 24-hour reception and a sun deck. It features comfortable apartments with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette. Alarzo Rooms’s 13 light…

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Divani Meteora Hotel

Located in Kalambaka and presenting unique views of Meteora, Divani Meteora Hotel provides 4-star accommodation, as well as a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well…

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Alexandros Studio Apartments, Paros

Alexandros Studio Apartments is a traditional Cycladic complex of apartments and rooms, built on Piperi Beach. This is a quite area just five minutes away from the town center and its picturesque port. The complex…

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Lichnos Beach Hotel, Parga

Featuring a private beach and an outdoor swimming pool, this 5-star hotel is located in Parga. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking. Guests can soak up the sun on the…

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Kassandra, Useful Information

• Health Center Kassandria +30 23743 50000 • Municipality of Kassandra +30 23743 50114 • Bus Station Thessaloniki +30 2310 316555 • Bus Station Kassandria +30 23740 22214

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Pylos, Useful Info

Police    +30  27230-22316 CSC (Citizen Service Center)        +30 27230-28301, 27230-28302 Health Center of Pylos   +30  27230-23779 Port Authority of Pylos  +30 27230-22225

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Tinos, Useful Information

Tinos Police Station 22830 22100 Pyrgos Police Station 22830 31371 Fire Brigade 22830 23129 Coast Guard 22830 22348 Tinos Hospital 22833 60000 Ysternia Health Center 22830 31206 Steni Health Center 22830 41229 Komi Health Center…

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Naxos, Useful Information

Health Center of Chora (Town) tel: +30 22853 60500 Regional Clinics Apiranthos: tel. +30 22850 61206 Chalki: tel. +30 22850 31206 Komiaki: tel.+30  22850 52213 Koronos: tel. +30 22850 51280 
Melanes: tel. +30 22850 62372…

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Meteora, Useful Information

Police 24320-76100 Fire Department 24320-79200 Ambulance 166 Health Center 2432-350000 Pharmacy 24320-22230, 22424, 23226, 23380, 23411, 24385, 24412, 94222 Vet Doctor 24320-22443, 78555, 75261 / 2432-300701 Car Rental 24320-75682 Travel Agencies 24320-78455, 23820, 24144 /…

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Parga, Useful Information

Police 26840-31222 Port Police 26840-31227 Fire Department 26840-31199 Ambulance 166 Health Center 26840-32814 Pharmacy 26840-31008, 31195, 31004, 32780 Vet Doctor 26840-24488, 23501, 24004 / 694465074, 6945257332 Car Rental Avis: 26840-32732, Parga Car Hire: 26840-32584 Travel…

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Evia, Useful Information

Police 22210-22100 Port Police 22210-28888 Fire Department 22210-62864, 80631-2, Ambulance 166 Health Center 2221-350100 Pharmacy 22210-21740, 82210, 77007, 85616, 54954, 25655, 29600, 88494 Vet Doctor 22210-20605, 79680, 42521, 25354, 82176, 37699 Car Rental 22210-88927, 26640,…

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Paralia Katerinis, Useful Information

Police 23510-46623 Port Police 23510-61209 Fire Department 23510-23333 Ambulance 166 Health Center 2351-350200 Pharmacy 23510-63966, 23510-62390 Vet Doctor 23510-24333, 31319, 39906, 77230 Car Rental 23510-34250, 23823, 6945751057 Travel Agencies 23510-45500, 62022, 63990, 61310 Banks &…

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BAKALIS restaurant

BAKALIS restaurant will enthrall you with his superb renditions of original Greek cuisine as well as special menu, prepared according to rare family recipes. BAKALIS restaurant offers guests all the year round the best of…

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Poseidonia restaurant, Pylos

In a ravishing environment beside the sea, viewing the Navarino bay, Poseidonia offers a taste combination of traditional and modern Hellenic kitchen, but also delicacies that are originated to the local region. In our daily…

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Picasso on the beach, Naxos

Picasso on the beach has been serving extraordinary Mexican food since 1996 – proud to offer fast and friendly service – a fun atmosphere and service to the beach. We  feature amazingly fresh homemade food…

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Michalis Fish Tavern, Evia

“Μιχάλης” is a fish tavern with a leading role in the quality of its products and the service of its customers. The remarkable aesthetic of the space reflects the sea’s tranquility in the environment and…

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Castello restaurant, Parga

Castello’s outstanding cuisine features originality by offering Mediterranean & ethnic dishes with traditional & modern ways of cooking: steam, roasting, wok, volcano-stone grill, pan fried, pressure cooker… Our methods and experience ensures the highest quality.…

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Pizzeria “Pizza Pasta Italia”, Paralia Katerinis

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PALAZZO, Cafe Bar Restaurant in Meteora

We picked the most beautiful location, with breathtaking views to create a pleasant and functional space for special and unique moments of your event. With truly spectacular views to the Meteora rocks, you can experience…

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Levantis Garden Restaurant, Paros

Levantis Garden Restaurant is located in the Castro area of the old town in Parikia, Paros. It is a long-established restaurant on the island of Paros, serving customers for over 50 years. The contemporary Greek…

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