Check Out These Greek Islands for a Family Holiday

Discover our 3 most popular Greek islands for your summer holidays

If you are a single parent who wants to spend a holiday in Greece, look no further than the Greek islands: calm waters, sandy beaches, untouched natural beauty and lots of activities!

That’s why we have created a List of the 7 best Greek islands for family holidays to inspire your next summer vacation and all those unforgettable family moments.

1. Crete 

It’s hard to beat when it comes to diversity. This Greek island seems to have it all: crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches, a rich history that goes back thousands of years, traditional villages and bustling towns, gentle green hills and incomparable hospitality.

Most of the beaches in Crete are labeled EU blue flag for their excellent level of cleanliness. There are countless beautiful sandy beaches in Crete, take Elafonisi Beach, a protected white beach with a touch of pink, or Bali Beach, named after the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali. Another amazing beach in Crete is Falassarna Beach, which some say is the best beach in Greece, if not in Europe.

2. Thassos 

The city of Thassos on the Greek island of ThassosThassos is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Greece, but it is often overlooked by tourists. The turquoise beaches of the islands are located in the northernmost part of the Aegean Sea and are surrounded by magnificent pine forests.

Don’t expect hordes of revellers to arrive in the port city of Prinos, as this island is known to locals for its relaxed attitude. Thassos has Beaches for all types of travelers, and most of them are safe for children. The best can be found in Skala Rachoni, The water is shallow and safe enough for children of all ages, and there are plenty of restaurants in the area. The 1 km long Chryssi Akti beach, however, is worth exploring, as it has been a favorite for Greek and foreign families for years!

3. Kefalonia 

Cephalonia has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful Greek islands and is known for its hospitality. Located in the southern part of the Ionian Sea, the island is also world famous for its emerald coast and imposing landscapes.

Connect with your kids by taking part in one of the many water activities near Skala or exploring the cobbled streets of Fiskardo. As for the beaches, there are too many to mention: the Gialos, Myrtos and Ksi mackerel are just some of the most beautiful. Do not forget to swim in the fascinating Melissani Cave in Karavomylos, one of the most famous monuments of the Island.