Families opting for Greece beach vacations are sure to enjoy the experience in spite of the current economic difficulties (see more on the economic situation and vacations right).
With some of the major attractions closing intermittently this makes it all the better to sit back and enjoy the laid back beaches and islands. We'll take you through some of the best Greek vacation spots and experiences for families and lead you around some of the current difficulties.
First we will have a look at some of the best beaches in Greece. Then we can see how the Greeks themselves enjoy the beach and look at some of the most popular places for Greece beach vacation (often popular for good reason). Finally offer some insights on how to find less well known quieter spots and offer some great ideas on finding alternate ways to enjoy Greece beach vacations.
There are two things integral to Greek culture and those are the coastline and giving visitors a warm welcome. This video will give you an idea of what can happen when these elements come together.
The beaches of Crete provide the most numerous opportunities for family vacations. Although apart from in the West and South of this country sized island, you are likely to encounter some serious overcrowding.
South of the mainland and much of the historical action Crete offers it's own little piece of history set among crystal water shores.
Some of the notable beach locations here are the vibrant blue waters of Elafonisi Lagoon or Kommos Bay, where you may spot a turtle gliding through the clear waters.
Sandy beaches like Malia and Hersonissos are equally popular with families and the party set, who seem to live in harmony together.
With 150 or more hotels or more listed as being on the beach in Crete you are sure to find something that suits your needs. Then discerning diligence is worth it's weight in your search. there is not any need to settle for less than what you want.
Video of the beaches of Crete
With relatively fewer resorts and less tourism this is some of the picture postcard islands with the blue waters that straddle the Greek border with Turkey. Some of the more notable islands are Corfu, Paxos, Levkas, Ithaka, Kefalonia, and Zakinthos. While the unique climate receives more rain than some of the other Greek islands, this does result in a pretty landscape if forested groves and valleys set upon the blue seas.
The islands are large and don't make for easy day trips because of the distances in between them. then perhaps it's best to choose one or two islands on great beaches and settle in for a fantastic crowd-less vacation.
In the Cyclades Mykonos has gained a reputation over the years as a vacation hotspot. This has left many bewildered who have not succumbed to the lively charms of this somewhat vegetation free landscape which attracts a lot of tourists.
Simply you can see a little but of the world and the old Greek fishing village culture in one spot. See more about enjoying a Myconos Vacation
Seems hard to believe we have listed all these places for a fantastic Greece beach vacation and have not yet even made it to Santorini. Last but definitely not least. In fact quite a few travel experts rate Santorini as the best spot for a beach vacation in Greece. Describing the attractions of Santorini hardly seems needed. Check out the video if you have not got it yet. What a beach vacation for the family to remember.
See more on Santorini vacations.
Tip: Before you book accommodation for any family vacation, check the TripAdvisor reviews first.
You can always create family friendly vacation packages once you choose a a safe, quality place to stay.
Staying sensitive to the issue and checking travel conditions before you leave a prerequisites we would advise for any overseas trip and Greece is not any exception here. You will get a good deal but the economic conditions are not an open invitation to squeeze the last drop of value out of your vacation. Even some hotels and restaurants have closed and public transport strikes may need planning around. But All in all you can expect the situation to stabilise or improve because the creditors to really want Greece to pay back their loans and your tourist dollars can help.
The best time to go is perhaps the shoulder season. peak season is from July through August, but from May to September you can usually book in a good deal if you book early enough.
Find out more on this situation from Frommers.com - Travel Tips for Greece Economic Crissis - click here