The promise of long sunny days, the beautiful islands, the ease of getting there: there are many reasons why Greece has long been a favourite for family holidays. Picking up on this, hotels ensure that kids and parents are well catered for, and classic Mediterranean family values and hospitality add to the feeling that family holidays in Greece are as good as it gets. And that’s before you start thinking about the amazing food, stunning beaches, the history and culture, and choice of activities on offer.
At Sovereign, our travel experts know what a successful family holiday entails, so we’ve visited and handpicked the very best Greek family-friendly hotels. Whether it’s catering, child friendly activities or the location, these choices are bound to impress you and your little ones alike.
Greece is a short-haul destination and among Europe's favourite spots for a well rounded, sun soaked beach holiday. There is plenty on offer for family fun as well, so why not start with the picturesque island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea? The island is deeply intertwined with Greek mythology and history and the Archaeological Museum and various ruin sites offer an exciting exploring ground for adults and children alike.
Of course, there are also beaches galore in Corfu, with Avlaki beach in the north being particularly safe for kids due to its usually calm and crystal-clear waters. Kids from 11 years can even take sailing or windsurfing lessons here. Make sure to visit the exciting Hydropolis Waterpark in the island's north for thrilling slide rides and lots of splashing fun. The MarBella, Mar-Bella Collection is one of our top picks for families on the island, providing all types of facilities, including two children-only swimming pools, kid-friendly meal options and the Meli Club for babies from 4 months up to 12 years of age.
Family rooms are available and have all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. There's also a Kids' Club with activities and games for younger guests, as well as a children's pool and a toddler's pool.
The peninsula of Halkidiki in the Aegean Sea is another hot spot in Greece and offers fantastic options for families. The pristine postcard-perfect beaches and the picturesque villages create the ideal atmosphere for fun-filled days out with the family. The two month long Kassandra Festival features theatre plays for kids, as well as family-friendly entertainment and is definitely worth a visit. Waterparks are always a big hit with kids, so be sure to take them to Waterland for a day full of fun and adrenaline rushes.
The Porto Sani Resort on the Kassandra peninsula is the ideal family accommodation, tried and tested by our Trusted Advisers and suitable for little ones, from babies to teens. Situated around the idyllic Sani Marina, the hotel features extensive childcare facilities including a fun kids’ club and extra spacious two bedroom family suites. Teenagers will love the sports on offer, including archery, tennis and a range of water sports.
There is a crèche for babies and toddlers, a Mini Club for children and a teenagers’ club for your almost-grownups. Each club runs activities and games throughout the day, and there are also child friendly meals, services and facilities throughout the hotel.
The Kids’ Club will keep children entertained throughout the day, and there are also kids’ swimming pools, soft beaches and large gardens for running and playing. There is even a Mini Buffet with tasty treats for younger guests.
The Kids’ Club runs activities throughout the day, including drawing lessons, tennis, water sports, swimming in the pool and even cycling excursions. At mealtimes enjoy child friendly menus and there is also a teens’ club for older children.
Children can take part in lots of activities and fun with other guests their own age in the Mini Club. Childcare experts will arrange sports, arts and crafts and more throughout the day.