Finding activities, events, and places to eat that please the entire family can be challenging. But any city in Greece can provide for anyone’s needs and wants to satisfy the whole family. This travel guide for Greece will help you choose your favorite family Greek destination. Greece is amazing; it has a variety of places to be enjoyed by any family, from beaches to hiking trails. Any family can enjoy it, whether you’re a sporty family or sunseekers. Greece lies at the south-eastern tip of Europe and is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Greece has over 1400 islands and a rich ancient history dating back to the 12th–9th centuries BC.
This is a beautiful medieval city, perfect for any family. For families who love historic cities, there is a festival that takes place every summer: The Medieval Rose Festival. From music to have a chance to take part in the revival of medieval customs is something fun to do for the entire family. For a more peaceful time with the family, the Rodini park is perfect. It is a beautiful and natural place to wind down, and if you’re lucky, you might spot a peacock. On the Paralia Elli, you will find Rhodes Aquarium showcasing native Greek fish and other small sea life.
A city home to Europe’s earliest civilization. The Archaeological Museum is perfect for learning more about the Minoan civilization with the entire family. If a museum is not your thing, there’s a Cretaquarium which is home to over 200 species of marine animals from the Mediterranean, including various species of sharks. If you’re a family with younger children Natural History Museum of Crete is for you. It offers lots of fun activities for the children and even provides an earthquake simulator. After a long day of fun activities, the entire family can enjoy traditional Greek food at Erganos over-viewing the Venetian walls of Xandax.
Athens is the perfect city to explore with your family. Panathenaic Stadium is one of the main historical attractions as it is the only stadium built entirely out of marble and where children can race around the track. You can visit Athens zoological park and catch a glance at thousands of wildlife species. If you’re visiting Athens during the summer, visiting Akti Vouliagmenis beach is a must. It has lots of fun activities for the entire family, including tennis courts, basketball, and beach volleyball. Yoleni’s is a favorite for lots of families to visit. It is a fantastic place for delicious Greek food, and while parents are at a wine tasting, children can attend creative workshops.
PLATIS GIALOS, MYKONOS
This is a smaller city on the Mykonos island. It has a beautiful sandy beach with shallow water, perfect for young kids. You will never get bored here. Exploring the depths of the Mediterranean and finding lots of different species of fish in natural habitats is a must. Doing a driving tour will help you explore this little city further. You will find lots of activities to do along the beach, including yachting, windsurfing, and parasailing. During evening dinner at Yialo Yialo Restaurant, you will enjoy the sunset with the entire family.
HYDRA PORT, HYDRA
This is a car-free city with many walking paths. While parents enjoy their cocktails at Hydronetta Cocktail overlooking the sea, kids can enjoy horse riding with Harriet’s Hydra Horses. If horses are not your thing, there is a chance to ride the donkeys of Hydra, and you’ll find them outside the Alpha Bank of Hydra’s Port. This is an accessible city to explore by foot and no need for a car. While walking, you can admire the local architecture and the sunset in the evening. There are several festivals to enjoy throughout the year with music and dancing, such as Miaoulia and Koundouriotia festivals.
These five Greek cities are truly amazing in their own unique way and a perfect fit for all family holidays, from a busier and livelier Athens to a quieter and calmer Platis Gialos. You can really find the ideal city depending on what you want to do. All of these cities have amazing, picturesque views everywhere you step, and exciting activities that won’t leave the family bored during the holiday.