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No doubt Greece is a fantastic holiday destination for families with kids. The safe environment, the good weather, the shark-free beaches, and the organized tourist places provide the best conditions for a relaxing beach holiday. In fact, many families with kids come every summer to the islands to spend some carefree days and create beautiful memories together. Here are the top family destinations in Greece that we suggest.
Crete is large. Crete is beautiful. And surely Crete is child-friendly! There are fantastic family resorts in Crete, especially on the northern side of the island, which is the most tourist-developed. Some hotels are large and have many facilities for kids, such as children’s pool, direct access to the beach, a playground, sports for children, babysitting, and more.
Kolymbari, Georgioupolis, Agia Marina, Bali, Gouves, Hersonissos, and Agia Pelagia are just a few nice family places to stay in Crete. There are many more family places to look for accommodation in Crete. Matala, Ierapetra, Agia Galini, Plakias, and Paleochora, on the southern side of Crete, are also great family resorts.
The largest island of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is among the most popular family destinations in Greece. Over the last years, there are many direct and low-cost flights to Kefalonia from European airports as well as ferries from Italy, making the island easy to access from abroad. This Greek island is particularly famous for its beaches.
Sandy or pebbled, shallow or deeper, the beaches are totally safe for children. Some even have watersports centers so that teenagers can have all the fun they need during the holidays. Great family resorts in Kefalonia are Lassi, Skala, Lourdas, Xi, and Svoronata.
Located in the center of the Cyclades, Naxos island has amazing resorts for families. With long, sandy and organized beaches, families will find in Naxos a paradise to let children play free at the sand. Booking an accommodation by the beach would be extremely convenient so that you avoid public transportation. Most beaches are organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, taverns and some watersports centers. Such nice family beaches are Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Saint George, and Plaka.
Among the most popular and largest Greek islands, Rhodes is a wonderful destination for families. It is easy to reach by ferry and plane from Athens and many European airports. With a relaxing atmosphere and fantastic beaches, this is among the most beautiful family destinations in Greece. Lindos, Kallithea, Ialyssos, Theologos, and Ixia are great tourist places to look for a convenient hotel. We suggest renting a car for a couple of days to drive around the fantastic sights on the island, such as the Valley of the Butterflies, the Springs of Kallithea, the Acropolis of Lindos, and others.
The region of Halkidiki in northern Greece is all overspread with family resorts. It has innumerable sandy and organized beaches, where parents can leave their children to play safely with the sand and water, while they enjoy a relaxing day under the hot sun. Kallithea, Pefkohori, Sani, Skala Fourkas, Armenistis, Hanioti, and Ouranoupolis are only a few of the countless family destinations in Halkidiki. It will be easy to find a perfect hotel in a walking distance from the beach. However, as the region is large, families should better have a car to get around more conveniently.
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