An all-time favourite for vacationers, Greece is amongst the sunniest and friendliest family holiday destinations in Europe. The sun, sea, sand and magnificent sights all over are just some of the perks of having your family holidays in Greece and if you also count the fact that its rated as one of the safest countries in Europe, travelling there could be one of the best family experiences ever! As Greece has more than 2000 islands under its jurisdiction, it would be quite hard to find the perfect one for you and your family. However, in order to make your life a bit easier here are 5 islands full of things to see and do, along with why those are guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.
The island of Knights, Rhodes, is amongst the best destinations for family holidays in Greece and the reasons for that are multiple! Home to some of the best all inclusive resorts in Greece and brimming with things to see and do, Rhodes incorporates great beaches, history and culture into an irresistible package. Stroll around the stone paved streets of the old town or visit the butterfly valley if you want to see a small piece of paradise on the island. The fascinating village of Lindos is amongst the best places to visit and discover more about the ancient civilization of the island while the sandy, calm beaches nearby will keep the whole family full of joy.
The wonderful Corfu has long been a tourist hotspot and all the more enjoyable if you decide to spend your family holidays in Greece there. The stunning old town is home to spectacular Venetian buildings, the beaches are magnificent and the food as always great. Visit mount Pantokrator and get some of the best views available on the island or visit the small but picturesque mouse island. The Paleokastritsa and Kassiopi beaches are a must to visit with family as their friendly waters are perfect for a day of lazing by the shore and the Aqualand waterpark is a must visit if you want to splash down the slides
The biggest island in Greece also happens to be the most versatile destination of all. With countless sandy beaches around its shores and waters ranging from azure blue to deep green, Crete is a natural spectacle in its entirety. If you ever get tired of swimming or relaxing by the beach you could always visit the palace of Knossos and learn about the intriguing Minoan civilization or visit the fascinating and well maintained Aquaworld aquarium in Hersonissos.
Another great beach holiday destination for the whole family, the vibrant Zante is amongst the places to be! The Shipwreck beach is a worldwide famous site and the enthralling blue caves are a spectacle to visit with their clear, transparent water and thriving underwater life. Visit Porto Limnionas or Xygia beaches and enjoy a rare spectacle that will have you wanting to visit again. The closeby Turtle Island (Marathonissi) is home to busy flora and fauna and along with its white sands it’s a wonderful plce to visit, have a swim and spend a whole day learning about Zante’s wildlife and sea creatures.
Probably the island with the most diverse beaches, Kefalonia never ceases to amaze with its spectacular collection of sandy coasts. Ranging from fine white sand to shingle and red sand, the coasts of this island are a natural blessing that should be witnessed in order to be appreciated in its entirety. Witness the majestic white sands of Myrtos beach or the rare orange-red sands of Xi beach and rest assured that the experience will certainly not be forgotten.