The Greek islands, among the most popular summer destinations in the world, are not only perfect for youth and couples. They are also ideal holiday places for families with kids, coming either by plane or by car from central Europe and the Balkans. With no criminality, safe beaches and many self-catering apartments, the Greek islands provide the most relaxing environment for family holidays.
Family holidays in Kefalonia
Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian Sea and among the best Greek islands for families. The island is famous around the world for the fantastic beaches and the green scenery. Myrtos and Antisamos are the two most famous beaches of Kefalonia, both large bays with amazing waters. Antisamos beach is surrounded by green cliffs and the water is blue green, while Myrtos is surrounded by wild stone cliffs and the water is exotic blue.
Skala, Lassi and Lourdas are probably the best places to stay for families in Kefalonia. They are close to the beach and have many tourist facilities, from Kefalonia beach hotels and restaurants to mini-markets. Assos and Fiscardo are also nice places to stay, due to the picturesque architecture and the relaxing atmosphere. A car is necessary during holidays in Kefalonia because distances are large and public transport is not very convenient or regular.
Located on the western side of Cyclades, Milos island is not a very famous destination but it surely is among the best Greek islands for families. The wonderful beaches, the relaxing atmosphere and the family Milos hotels are enough to make a nice family destination. Pollonia and Adamas are the most convenient and organized places to stay in Milos, with many restaurants, public transport and beaches in walking distance from the village center.
This is very convenient for families with kids who need to be close to beaches and facilities like restaurants, mini-markets and health center. A rented car would be necessary for holidays in Milos so that visitors discover at their own pace all the beauties of the island, including beaches and fishing villages.
The island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea is not only famous for its exotic beaches. It is also popular as one of the best Greek islands for families. The relaxing environment and the gorgeous places to swim attract many families with kids to Lefkada. As this island is accessible by bridge from the mainland, visitors do not need a ferry but may come with their car.
There are many great family villages with Lefkada hotels on the island. Vassiliki, Agios Nikitas, Sivota, Agios Ioannis and Mikros Gialos are surely among the best places for families due to the wonderful and safe beaches. In summer, Vassiliki and Agios Ioannis are getting very popular for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Although Paros is partly famous as a youth destination, it is also a wonderful place for family vacations. The Cycladic architecture of Paros, with the white houses and the blue domes, create a charming view while the golden beaches with the shallow waters are perfect for kids, who want to build castles on the sand and be all day at the sea. Golden Beach, Alyki, Livadia, Piso Livadi and Naoussa are great places to stay for families due to the many Paros hotels and the organized facilities. Public transport in Paros is good and reliable, although a rental car would be surely more convenient for families.