Travelling with Kids in Greece
With the stunning selection of beautiful beaches combined with lots of fully organised tourist resorts, Greece is the ideal destination for family holidays and travel with kids.
Greece is made for holidays with children. It’s a very warm and welcoming country with a perfect climate and full of places that are perfect for kids to explore and play. Let them re-enact the adventures of the famous Greek heroes of Hercules and Alexander the Great, as well as learn about the history and culture that dates back thousands of years. Learning history has never been as much fun as when it is done in Greece !
During the summer months you will have a huge selection of holiday resorts that are ideal for youngsters, with swimming pools and spacious and safe kids play areas. Many of the resorts also have special group activities that youngsters can join in with, giving their parents the chance to unwind and relax by the pool.
You can also enjoy various activities with youngsters such as canoeing, cycling, sailing as well as various fun filled water sports that you can find on the beaches. There are also lots of interesting places that you can visit such as the many museums and archaeological sites. There are also places like aquariums or water parks that make a great day out for all of the family.
Kids love the food in Greece, and it is also a very healthy option with lots of fresh vegetables, olive oil, fresh meat and seafood, as well as a great choice of delicious juicy fruits for dessert - or maybe even a nice ice cream or cake.
There are a number of companies operating throughout Greece that offer a wide range of useful items for visitors who are travelling with young children of babies. You will be able to rent out prams, baby cots, high chairs and a variety of toys and games. These can be rented on a daily or weekly basis, and make it very convenient for those who are travelling and are not able to bring all of the necessary equipment and things that they need with them.
Best Family Holiday Destinations
There are a number of fantastic destinations all around the mainland and the Greek islands that are ideal locations for your family holidays. Below you will find a brief highlight about some of the most popular locations and what they offer.
The capital city of Greece, and a beautiful place to enjoy holidays throughout the year. There are lots of excellent beaches along the coast stretching all the way down to Sounio. There are a number of private beaches that have lots of inflatables for kids as well as areas where they can play safely and securely. Athens itself has lots of wonderful places to see and visit such as the Parthenon and Acropolis, the National Gardens, the Olympic Stadium and much more. With excellent public transport, it’s never been easier to travel around the city and experience all it has to offer.
The island of Crete is the largest in all of Greece and has lots of beautiful destinations that are ideal for family holidays. There are a number of lovely resorts along the northern coast of Crete and you will find some wonderful beaches here where your kids can swim and play on the beach. There are lots of great places to visit with children such as the Cretaquarium in Heraklion, the archaeological site of Knossos, or the Dikteon cave in Lassithi that is full of impressive stalagmites and stalactites, and which is said by many to be the birthplace of Zeus.
The Cyclades are home to some of the most beautiful islands in Greece, and Naxos is the largest one of them all. It has some stunning sandy beaches round all around the coast, and you can enjoy relaxing here or swimming in the refreshing waters. You can enjoy various water sports such as windsurfing, or a horse ride along the beach. There are also lots of great hiking routes that you can follow and explore the island.
The island of Alonissos is the eastern-most of the Sporades islands and is a place of immense natural beauty. The National Marina Park of Alonissos is a unique nature reserve and was the first marine park to be established in the country. The protected monk seal called “Monachus Monachus” and other rare seabirds find refuge here. There are boat trips that you can take to see some of the other smaller islands around Alonissos, or you can even try kayaking or hiking if you are a little more adventurous.
Everyone is a child at heart, and when you come to Greece for your family holidays, you will have as much fun as your kids. With so many beautiful places to see, activities and to enjoy and fun to be had, there has never been a more family friendly holiday destination than Greece.