Family Holidays in Crete

With so much to do, family holidays in Crete are becoming increasingly popular. Spend your days relaxing on the warm sands of the beach, take a fun family trip to the water parks or visit historic and cultural sites and towns. 

At Sovereign we understand just how important family holidays are, which is why we carefully curate our collection of hotels, ensuring each one matches our exacting standards. Our Personal Travel Planners are travel experts with years of experience who will help you find the perfect place for your family getaway. Whether your little ones want to make lots of new friends and join in all the activities and games in the kids’ clubs or prefer to simply relax with a book, we have you covered.


Spend your days on the wonderful beaches of the town or book the whole family onto a boat trip and explore the nearby islands. If you prefer to stick to land there are 4x4 trips and off-road tours as well. Those wanting to explore the town itself will find a tractor train which tours you around the pretty streets, or exploring on foot is easy. If you prefer to enjoy water sports there are lots to choose from on the beach.

Sovereign Recommends

Domes of Elounda

The onsite restaurants serve up a delicious selection of dishes just for children, and ice cream is served by the pool during happy hour. Kids also receive a surprise box on arrival, and there are colouring books, games and activities for children as well.

Find out more about Domes of Elounda
Blue Palace, Crete

Children can enjoy their own swimming pool, as well as easy access to the waves and waters of the beach. There is also a supervised Kids’ Club where children can make friends, try water sports, learn to dance and lots more.

Elounda Mare Hotel, Relais & Châteaux

There is a Crèche for toddlers, a club for Youngsters up to the age of 12 and even a Teens’ Club for those wanting to try new games and activities. You can also try dancing lessons, or spend your days learning to play football at the Soccer Club.

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

Make the most of the incredible children’s facilities. These include a Crèche, an all day club for children and tweens and a teenager’s club which offers some fantastic activities and games. There is even a soccer school for those wanting to take lessons.

Find out more about Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort


Book the whole family onto a Jeep Safari and explore this stunning island and its beautiful scenery. Alternatively, try some of the water sports on offer and discover the incredible animals that live underwater. Just off the coast you’ll find turtles, colourful fish and reefs which can all be found with scuba diving and snorkelling trips. Whatever you choose, Gouves is a fantastic choice for your family holiday in Crete.

Sovereign Recommends

Grecotel Amirandes

The Kids’ Club is full of activities and facilities, including games and toys, crayons, paints and more. There are also costumes and arts and crafts classes. Plus teens can enjoy volleyball, golf, football, Greek dancing, surfing and lots more.

Find out more about Grecotel Amirandes

Aghios Nikolaos

Whether you’re looking for culture or a relaxing family break choose Aghios Nikolaos. Visit the Olive Oil Farm and learn how it’s produced on the pretty farm, visit Lake Voulismeni and admire the stunning views and crystal clear waters or tour the many pretty, whitewashed churches in the area.

Minos Beach Art Hotel

Older kids will love the water sports and activities on offer here, with scuba diving trips taking you to underwater wrecks and ruins. There is also sailing, windsurfing, tennis and lots more. The restaurants serve up children’s dishes and provide highchairs.

Daios Cove

Book the family onto a sailing excursion, explore underwater with scuba diving or snorkelling trips, and enjoy delicious family friendly meals at the hotel’s restaurant. There is also a swimming pool, perfect for splashing.

St Nicolas Bay Resort

A Kids’ Club for 4 to 12 year olds runs throughout the summer, and there is also a PlayStation and cinema on offer. The seawater swimming pools are ideal for children and the restaurants serve up a range of child friendly dishes.

For more information, call our Personal Travel Planners on:
Feefo review image

What our guests think

We've been finding people their own slice of paradise for 50 years, and like to think we're pretty good at it. 
Don't just take our word for it, though - see what our customers have said about their Sovereign experience..

Read guests reviews...
Request a Brochure
Request Your Quote