Greece has over 6000 islands! If you’re looking to book a last minute holiday that guarantees fun for the whole family then check out Greece.
Written By: Rebecca Hurt is an adventure seeking biology graduate, currently traveling around the globe. She likes photography and wildlife. Featured Image Credit: creti.co
Greece is always a good idea for those looking to book last minute holidays that guarantee fun for the whole family.
It has mountainous terrain for exploring, glorious island shores for sunbathing and water sports and Mediterranean food to satisfy any rumbling tummy. If you have kids in tow, there are plenty of island activities to keep everyone going. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Greek islands and the things that you could be doing there together as a family.
Greece’s biggest and most diverse island, Crete is great for hitting the beach and doing water-sports from June through September. Some of the best beaches include Elafonisi beach complete with a small island that you can swim out to, Matala Village Beach with caves and Marathi Beach for those looking for shallower entrance waters. Kids will also love wandering around the ruins of ancient Knossos and seeing local wildlife at AquaWorld Aquarium! For good restaurants and shopping, the Old Town of Chania has it all.
Corfu is Greece’s greenest island and probably the biggest hit with families of tourists. Glyfada and Pelekas is a good beach for older children but the waters can get choppy, so take younger kids to Agios Gordios where there is also a small playground. The Old Town is so pretty to walk around and always bustling with life! Kids can get ice creams (And the adults can too, of course!) and you can take in local life simply by strolling around. Aqualand Waterpark is in the island’s centre and you can spend a whole day having fun splashing and sliding about. Horse trekking is also a popular pastime and little ones as young as six can get involved.
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Another hit with holidaymakers, there is a lot of history to uncover in Rhodes. Its ancient ruins date back to the Trojan War and there are lots of sites that reflect the Byzantine and Ottoman years.
Even the quaint houses with terracotta roofs will help transport young explorers back in time. You might even want to spend a family day out at the nearby village of Apolakkia. Here you will find whitewashed buildings, an old monastery and a shaded lake for swimming. Take a picnic with local goods, a good book and watch the kids play around. It wouldn’t be a Greek Island without top beaches, and Rhodes is home to Pefkos (Blue Flag), Kalithea and Kolymbia.
Whichever island you decide to visit , you won’t be short on things for you and the kids to do. There are options for family members of all ages and capabilities, to take it at your own family’s pace and have fun. Family holidays to Greece are bucket list worthy.