The accessibility of mainland Greece and the Greek islands from the UK makes for an ideal family holiday destination. Families can look forward to discovering rugged bays and secret coves, island charms and delicious maritime cuisines, and the lovely sandy beaches and warm waters here are perfect for little ones. This is a part of the world where family is extremely important, and you’ll experience a classic Mediterranean welcome.

Greece is also one of the best destinations for a luxury family escape, with hotels that offer activities for all ages as well as plenty of opportunities to relax and indulge. Whilst most hotels here are more than accommodating for families, we have specially labelled a handful that we believe are particularly family-friendly.

Family Holidays on the Costa Navarino

Perhaps lesser known than the more celebrated Greek islands, Costa Navarino is a relatively quiet out of the way corner of the Greek Peloponnesian peninsula, boasting a staggering coastline with sweeping sand dunes that roll onto the shores of the Ionian Sea.

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is a wonderful holiday destination, with its glorious sea views and sweeping green fairways. Children will enjoy the large pools, plus there is the innovative ‘Cocoon’ for infants, and for four to 12 year-olds the ‘SandCastle’ is an exciting playground and activity centre. Children can also enjoy special golf programmes and activities and all the fun of the Recreational Park, which offers an aquatic playground, sports centre, bowling alley and games room. The spacious family suites have a separate living room containing a convenient sofa bed.

Family Holidays on Crete

There’s plenty of choice for families on Crete, the largest of the Mediterranean islands. With stunning mountain ranges, an interior blanketed in olive groves and wild flowers, harbour towns, ancient ruins and a coastline of glorious sandy beaches and unspoilt coves, it’s the perfect island to explore. Equally, if you’re looking for a family break where you needn’t even stray from your hotel, Crete can offer you that, too.

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas has a beautiful setting and really does cater for all, with a state-of-the-art-spa retreat alongside a fantastic kids’ club and children’s pool, plus abundant activities from sailing to waterskiing and a child-friendly sandy beach. For a true luxury escape with a home-away-from-home feel, the Two Bedroom Family Villa here has everything covered – it provides a high chair, stroller, baby bath, bottle warmer, fences for the pool and staircase and more.

At the St Nicholas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas there’s a real focus on children’s entertainment, with an all-day kids’ club to ensure younger guests get the most out of their break – and that parents do, too. This luxury private beach resort has a typically Greek design, a secluded setting and four restaurants to keep even the fussiest of eaters happy. Other excellent family options on the island include Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort with its Blue Flag sandy beach and Domes of Elounda for a serene and stylish family break.

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