Greece is one of the best holiday destinations in Europe and there are many different ways to visit, by land or by sea. There are a lot of different accommodation options, places to visit and great food. But how do you plan a deluxe holiday with family in Greece? Here are a few tips on how to choose where to go and what kind of accommodation is on offer.
Choose your Destination
There are so many places in Greece that are perfect for family beach holidays. From large popular resorts to small hidden villages. There is certainly a destination that will suit you and your family. Here are some of the top rated destinations for family beach holidays in Greece.
As one of the largest of the Greek islands you’ll have plenty to see and do if you choose a holiday to Crete. The landscapes are beautiful and varied ranging from gorgeous white sandy beaches to the rugged White Mountains. If you like history and culture then you’ll be pleased to know the island is important in ancient mythology and is said to be the birthplace of Zeus. There are lots of family friendly beach hotels and many different options for resorts. From the party town of Malia to the quiet Sissi,and everything else in between the choice is yours.
This beautiful island is perfect for families who love the beach Along the East coast there are 30 miles of golden-sand beaches where the seas are warm and shallow. There’s Lindos, situated under the watchful eye the ruins of an acropolis, the Blue Flag beach of Pefkos, and the peaceful tranquillity of Kalithea and Kolymbia. For a touch of history there is Rhodes Town with the ancient harbour area which was once dominated by one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the great colossus.
This mountain peninsula is home to traditional villages and striking beaches. The landscape here is different to other places nearby. The scenery is lush and green with fresh water streams running through it and apple and apricot orchards make the air smell sweet. Families particularly like this area as it is easy to get to and is a peaceful friendly destination. Mylopotamos, Fakistra and Agios Ioannis are very popular beaches for family holidays here.
Decide on accommodation
Once you know what destination you want to visit you must decide where you want to stay. A range of accommodation choices are available depending on your style and budget. Whether you want a luxurious holiday resort where everything is taken care of for you or a place where you are freer to make your own choices day by day. There are different accommodation options o suit your family’s needs.
Here are a few of them to consider and choose from:
A popular option for families with children, all-inclusive resorts offer everything you need for a great holiday all in one place. These kinds of holidays are an excellent choice for those who want all their needs taken care of, including kid’s clubs, activities, meals and even places to relax on the beach.
In Crete check out White Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort. This hotel has excellent service, a beautiful strip of sandy beach, good restaurants, and plenty of kids’ entertainment.
In Rhodes Lindian Village Hotel offers a laid back and relaxed luxury family holiday. There’s a spa, a focal a freshwater outdoor pool which is situated behind the beach and of course a kids’ club to keep the little ones entertained. For mealtimes, the poolside lunchtime restaurant and buffet breakfast and dinner restaurants are ideal for every member of the family.
In Pelion the Hotel Katia is well-situated within the pretty Afissos. If you want a relaxing all-inclusive holiday then this is a great choice. There are many tavernas, bars and shops within walking distance and of the beach is only a few minutes’ walk away. Buffet meals are included and you can add a drinks package too.
If you want to combine a beach front location, the comfort of a hotel and the choice of nearby restaurants then a beach hotel might be the best choice. If as a family you want to explore more of the local area instead of staying in your hotel this might be a good idea.
A stylish hotel in Crete The Ammos is a family friendly seaside hotel that appeals due to its cool design, the sandy beach, a heated pool and even in-house babysitters. Rooms look onto either landscaped gardens or beautiful sea views. There is a restaurant that overlooks the huge sandy bay and the hotels own stretch of beach where the sun loungers strategically positioned for sunset.
Doreta Beach Hotel in Rhodes is the perfect family stay for those who want a fun filled beach holiday. There’s an entertainment pool area with a kids section and there’s a private section on the beach for the hotel. There are plenty of in house and nearby dining options including poolside snacks and drinks. All of the rooms are spacious which makes it ideal for families and they have balconies that have lovely sea views.
On Chorefto Beach in Pelion you’ll find the charming Hotel Hermes offers self-catered hotel accommodation which overlooks the Aegean Sea. There’s free umbrellas and sun beds on the beach, in front of the hotel and is within 50 yards of local Greek tavernas.
If you are looking for a place of your own on your family holiday, then why not book an apartment or villa. Some families want some time to themselves and you can still have a luxurious holiday when you go self-catering. Here are some ideas.
Rea’s Sea House Villa with Pool in Crete is an excellent choice for a private self-catering stay. With 2 double bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom and a large veranda and a grand garden there’s plenty of space for a family holiday. Not only that but the Villa is very near to the wide sandy beach of Agioi Apostoloi.
Maris Studios is a small self-catering complex in Lindos village Crete which most overlook the. The location is only a 5-minute walk from the main square and a minute from the beach. This makes it perfect for exploring the town, eating out and relaxing by the sea.
Chorto Garden Home is a lovely place to stay if you wish to explore Pelion by car. The home features a spacious garden, a sun terrace and is only a five-minute walk from the beach. A few miles away are the picturesque villages of Milina and Argalasti if you fancy visiting these lovely places whilst you are here.
So, what about a family holiday in Greece?
As you can see, there are plenty of different places to visit and stay in Greece that are ideal for a fun and luxurious family holiday. Now all you have to do is make the choice! Perhaps an all-inclusive holiday in Rhodes or a self-catering apartment in Pelion. Whichever holiday you choose to take with your loved ones, Greece has it all.