The Best 5 Islands for Families
- Crete for Kids and Families
- Rhodes for Kids and Families
- Paros for Kids and Families
- Corfu for Kids and Families
- Naxos for Kids and Families
It’s very difficult to pick just 5 of the long list of stunning Greek islands.
Santorini and Mykonos, for example, are two amazing islands, both with reputations of being less than child friendly and yet both feature some truly wonderful activities and attractions that given the right children and circumstances could make for a wonderful holiday destination.
And of course, almost all the islands feature amazing beaches.
Nonetheless, I did have the goal of focusing on the most family-friendly islands and eventually wittled it down to these 5 islands.
How Do I book hotels in Grecee?
As you can see in the comments below the top question I get about Greece is how to find hotels.
HotelsCombined.com is the best website for finding hotels in Greece. It finds the best rates by searching multiple sites and has been around for years.
When readers ask about booking hotels, here’s what I reply: “Don’t worry about it. Find something while you’re there. Stay flexible and uncommitted so you can bounce around from island to island without any commitments or plans. It’s the funnest way to do it.”
Newsflash: This doesn’t work for everyone. Some people come close to having a nervous breakdown when they don’t have a hotel booked for the place they’re arriving at. Fair enough.
I’ll also add there are times and places where even I wouldn’t follow my own advice. Here are a couple:
- If you’re going to any of the most popular islands in July or August you need to book a hotel in advance. This includes Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, and Chania and Rethymno on Crete.
- If you’re arriving late at night you need to book in advance. (Unless you’re a single backpacker in which case you can probably get away with a late arrival just about anywhere except Santorini in summer.)
- If you have a large party of 4 or more people it’s best that you book in advance – or at least research the options before you arrive.
If you do choose to book in advance then I recommend using Hotelscombined.
Hotels by destination:
Special Considerations for Family Travel in Greece
Greece is a fun and easy vacation destination for families. There are no special vaccinations required. No special medicine prescribed. The food is wonderful and generally pretty kid friendly.
Transport, whether by ferry, bus or plane, is efficient and comfortable.
Perhaps the most challenging aspect for families is finding hotel rooms suitable for 4 or 5 people. The most common hotel room is small with 2 single beds with a small balcony and sometimes a small refridgerator. Many options do exist outside of these, but it might require some planning and booking in advance.
High chairs are rarely to be found in restaurants which can make a stroller an appealing option as a place to sit a baby or small toddler during meal time.