Greece Beach Vacations for the Family

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.

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Greece Family Vacation Package Accommodation

Greece also offers a range and is home to many of the best family friendly Greece all inclusive resorts and Greece beach resort options.

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Family Holiday Village Rhodes

An impressive all inclusive family resort located at the beach in the bay of Kolymbia. Big grounds and endless activities for mum, dad and the kids for memorable family holidays.

A family friendly option is the family Holiday Village Rhodes which will have everything you could expect for kids including acres of splash pools, slides, playgrounds and ropes courses.

Family holidays for little ones are made easy with Children's playground's, a Waterpark, a dedicated children's buffet in main restaurant, lots of Children's pools and a babies corner in the main restaurant. Keep  in mind for kids to go on the waterslids the minimum age is 10 and 120 cm.

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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.


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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.

Crete Family Vacations


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.

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Ionian Islands

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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.

What is the top beach in Greece for a family vacation?

Lets start by looking at some of the best Greek beaches in general. There are many family friendly resorts on these beaches. If that's all your looking for then here is where you can find the best Greece beach resorts.

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Recently Elafonisi was named the top beach in Greece by TripAdvisor. This list below identifies a few that are excellent choice for a Greece family vacation. 

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Mykonos Family Vacations

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

Best Greece Spots for Beach Vacations

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.

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