When you’ve got young children, holidays are about making sure the kids are happy – but you need to consider yourself, too. There are many Greek islands with lots to offer for children. From water parks to water sports, aquariums to zoos, there is plenty to choose from when they lose interest in the pool.
It’s not just kids, of course – travelling with older relatives also needs some thought.
Best for families with children
Corfu: situated in northwest Greece is a popular destination for those with kids. Visit Aqualand Water Park located in central Corfu for an action-packed day out – kids under four get in free. This island offers picturesque harbours, golden beaches and loads of attractions for people of all ages.
Rhodes: As well as also offering a water park, Rhodes is ideal for children who love to explore. The old town boasts medieval buildings, cobbled streets and markets just waiting to be discovered.
Best for families with elderly guests
Andros: Andros is a quiet island that is ideal for those with older guests looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun. Visit the harbour or take a peaceful stroll along one of the quiet beaches.
Meganisi: This small island comprises of pretty ports, where fishing boats sit comfortably in the harbour. With a small population, this island is ideal for those who want to get away from their busy lifestyles and great for older guests due to the tranquillity.
Top tips for a smooth family holiday
• Book all-inclusive holidays to Greece – this will mean that you don’t have to worry about the price of meals and drinks if you are travelling in a large family group, as they will be included in the price.
• Hire a car – if you’ve got kids and you’re planning to take them on day trips, hiring a car can be much cheaper than booking excursions through the hotel. Book before you travel for an even bigger discount.
• Check out the weather forecast before you leave and make relevant back up plans to keep the kids busy in case the weather takes a turn for the worst.
• Take an iPad/eReader – kids can get bored on flights and at meal times. To avoid cutting meals short, take a device full of books and games – perfect to keep them occupied.
• Make sure you let the hotel know about any disabled or elderly guests so that you can get a room on the ground floor, allowing you to avoid any stairs.