The 12 Best Family Resorts In Greece
Planning a family trip to Greece? There are great family-friendly resorts found on the mainland and islands too so no matter where you want to go or what historical sites your family wants to see, you can find the best family resorts in Greece with this ultimate Greece guide.
What are the 12 best family resorts in Greece? There are a handful of great options but the best resorts are defined by characteristics ranging from features, price point, and location.
Because of the different characteristics you have to consider for your next trip, we have compiled this list to help you find the best family friendly resorts in Greece based on the characteristics you prefer.
So, keep reading to figure out which resorts you should book for your next vacation based on where you are staying, what kid-friendly services you want, and what rooms you can find.
What Makes These 12 the "Best"?
The “best” as mentioned, embodies a range of services. Some families define “best” as those which include kids only activities so that Mom and Dad can get a break, while others define “best” as the most stunning views, pet-friendliness, free breakfast, or private beaches.
To that end, it is important to know the layout of Greece so that you can find resorts closest to the areas you want to stay, or if you don’t already have your destination in mind you can find a resort that appeals to your personal definition of “best,” the best.
Given that the best family resorts in Greece are plenty, each known for different features, I had to narrow down the list.
All of the resorts you will find on this list have been identified as kid friendly by the hotel itself.
Some offer special discounts or kid friendly activities or families while others are simply accommodating of families no matter the ages.
Other factors included in the decision to include a family resort in Greece on this list include the rating.
Only those with a four or five star rating for included. These ratings given from third parties review the cleanliness, amenities, service, among other facets.
Finally, all of the best family resorts included on this list have been found not only on the mainland but on the islands, with an array of options for different areas of Greece so that no matter where you are staying on your next family vacation, you have an option for the best family resort in Greece.
Familiarizing Yourself with Greece
Greece is a country in the South of Europe. The capital is Athens but the biggest city is Thessaloniki.
To the east of the mainland is the Aegean Sea, to the west is the Ionian Sea, and to the south are the Cretan and Mediterranean Seas.
In addition to the mainland there are over 6,000 islands and islets, 227 of which are inhabited.
Most of the beaches covered in this article have been given the Blue Flag of Europe, meaning they offer top notch:
- Scuba diving
- Water skiing
- And windsurfing
There are small distances between many of the coasts and ports so you might even partake in some island-hopping, making the most out of more than one of the family resorts on this list. That said, below is a list of the best places to stay and why!
The 12 Best Family Resorts in Greece
Now that know the lay of the land, as it were, here are the top family resorts!
Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa
The Ionian Islands are the biggest islands along the Ionian Sea and are known as the famous “Eptanissa” which means “seven islands”. Among them is Corfu.
Located along the Ionian Sea, this beachfront resort is a few minutes from Corfu and its Old Fortress and a mere 30 minute drive to Achilleion.
When your family has had a chance to soak up the history, Corfu also offers the Aqualand Park for families. Free breakfast is included daily too.
This upscale resort has large, airy rooms with balconies so you can capitalize upon the stunning views.
Moreover, it has two outdoor pools where your children can play and access to two beaches. When it is time for parents to relax, head to the spa.
- Great rooms
- Popular views
Lydia Maris Resort and Spa
This family resort in Rhodes Island is only a short drive from the medieval castle in Old Town as well as the coastline of the Virgin Tsampikos beach or Afandou golf.
But that’s not what makes this resort stand out.
All Inclusive – Nothing to Worry About
When you book your family vacation at this Resort you won't have to worry about anything else. The all inclusive program allows access to restaurants indoors or Outdoors near the pool for:
- An early breakfast on request
- An American Buffet breakfast in the morning
- A late continental breakfast in the middle of the morning
- A complete buffet for lunch and dinner
There is a midnight meal service from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. where you can order things like pasta, hamburgers, or Mediterranean Souvlaki.
No matter when you and your family dining you have access to Greek food, Mediterranean Cuisine, vegetarian options, as well as Chinese, Italian, French, and Mexican Cuisine.
But you aren't forced to eat at the main restaurants. If you just want a snack, a special Greek snack, in particular, the grill restaurant outside will give you Gyros.
Kids can enjoy a separate kids restaurant in the afternoon if they want some time away from their parents (or if their parents want some time away from them).
Monday nights, however, are a particular treat with a special BBQ and Orchestra, accompanying Greek dancers who put on a live show. Three nights per week you can relax at dinner with live piano in the background.
Drinks are all included here, things for parents and things for children ranging from a free bottle of house wines with every dinner two soft drinks and beer at the pool restaurant, and an unlimited number of alcoholic and non-alcoholic Refreshments at all of the other bars.
When you get back from a day in town exploring the historical sites there are treats like pastries and ice cream served at the pool restaurant.
Resort and Spa Services
In terms of services, there is:
- An open-air pool and jacuzzi
- Tennis court
- Fitness room
- Water polo
- Bocce ball
- Table tennis
Throughout the week there are other forms of entertainment available such as competitions, games, musicals, sketches, and cabarets.
For your children, there are children's animation programs, a special children's pool, and playground, and you can request babysitting services for a nominal fee.
Lydia Maris Resort and Spa is a mere 9 minute walk from the Mediterranean Sea. This casual Spa is close to Seven Springs and Kolymbia Beach.
If you are driving, you can head to Tsambika Beach or the Tsambika Monastery.
- Outdoor pools and Jacuzzis
- 5 restaurants
- Live shows
Myconian Imperial Resort
On Mykonos Island, the Myconian Imperial Resort has everything you need. This location features Myconian architecture that is truly stunning. Mykonos is part of a group of 56 islands called The Cyclades.
When you arrive, take advantage of the complimentary arrival and departure service. When you are all settled in and ready to go into town, there is a complimentary service to Mykonos town center.
The Private Beach
Situated on a private beach, it is an intimate hotel that has personalized service and facilities perfect for the entire family. If unwinding and relaxing are the keys to your vacation, this is where it should be done.
After a long day out and about, use the spa, swimming pools, fitness centers, or squash courts on site.
Here you will find views of the Elia and Aegean beaches with renovated pools too if you don’t want to walk to the beach.
Guest services will surprise you with the range of offerings they provide whether it is private cars or limousines to take you and your family around Mykonos, private jets or yachts for your exploration, or use of the helipads.
Their family friend activities include parasailing, wake-boarding, and jet-skiing.
- Luxury accommodations and guest services
- Water sports
- Travel services
Located in Kassandra, this resort is a 5 star location, kid-friendly. It is located along the Aegean Sea and is near such historical sites as the Roman ruins, just a few miles from Megali Kypsa.
Any spot you choose for relaxing outdoors brings with its stunning ocean views, and access to 3+ major beaches.
Beautiful Forests and Beaches
The resort is found among a 1,000 acre ecological reserve which means in addition to the golden beaches; your family can enjoy pine forests too.
Sani Resort actually embodies 5 properties and at Porto Sani, Sani Club and Sani Beach children younger than 12 years of age stay for free, with no limit.
So if you have 1 or even 5 children younger than 12, they can all stay for free.
Even if you aren’t staying here, there are discounts for children.
At Sani Asteria the first child under 12 years of age gets 65% off the price, and the second child younger than 12 gets 50% off. At Sani Dunes the first child under 12 years old gets 85% off, and the second child gets 75% off.
This resort is the best option for parents who want some separate time too because they have child-friendly services like the BabeWatch service.
BabeWatch is a child friendly beach based activity and babysitting done by qualified babysitters.
When it’s time to dine, there are kid-friendly menu items that are healthy and fun, even pureed food for toddlers and babies.
That’s not all your kids will enjoy; there are surprise turn-down treats for kids!
- Free kid rate
- Private beaches
- Outdoor pools
For a nautical style, book your family vacation at Ikos Oceania. Located in Nea Moudania, this resort offers furnished terraces along the seaside. Enjoy such historical sites as the Byzantine Tower.
A Resort Perfect for Families
In terms of rooms, there are a handful of junior suites, some with private terraces and ocean views suitable for families traveling with one child.
Larger families can enjoy the family suits which have balconies, separate rooms for adults and for kids, extended bathrooms complete with bathtubs and tropical shower cabins too.
Upgrade to an ocean view or a private terrace here too.
On site, the children can attend a range of kid programs every morning and afternoon including games and events.
All are run by Worldwide Kids which is a childcare company out of the UK, staffed by qualified and experienced professionals.
The resort has the Heros Creche & Heros Kids Club which has 3 opening times, a morning session, lunch session, and afternoon session.
The Just4Teens program operates in the morning and the afternoon. The WK Football Academy has toddler sessions during the week and Family Day on Sundays.
- Landscaped gardens
- High-end seaside location
- Near to Dionisiou Beach
Kyma, which means “wave” in Greek is sure to make waves when you stay. Situated on the island of Mykonos, is Myconian Kyma, an upscale property features large, spacious rooms sure to fit your family.
On-site are multiple restaurants including a steakhouse. Included for every guest, every morning is a free breakfast.
The rooms and the sweets combine the traditional white washed cycladic cubes with the quintessential cobblestone streets and the addition of such material as marble, glass, and would provide original artwork no matter where you are.
Different Suites for families come with ocean views, multiple bedrooms, and living room areas as well as private pools.
No matter which of the rooms you book you will find a relaxing flow between the complementary sea greens, turquoise, and white colors inside juxtaposed by the natural fluffy white clouds, see green ocean and turquoise sky outside.
There are a spa and fitness center designed to reap the restorative benefits of the Aegean Sea.
The pool deck is situated on top of the hill and offers a 360-degree view not just of the island of Mykonos but of the local town and the Aegean Sea.
In terms of experiences, you can Lounge by the pool, use the personalized assistance of the hotel to take you and your family into town to explore the charm of the island, or enjoy activities such as:
- Beach hopping
- Horseback riding
When you get back to the hotel you can enjoy a delicious dinner at the Oyster Bar and Grill.
This hotel offers a unique exchange where the staff will take you and your family on a tour of two other luxury hotels in the area so that you can see what exclusive features and accommodations they have.
- Free breakfast
- Infinity pool
Lindos Princess Beach Hotel
In Rhodes, this all-inclusive resort is just minutes from the Lindos Acropolis, the Beach of Lindos, and Glystra Beach. There are over ten types of rooms and Suites for families with children, some with Garden views, others with Seaside views.
Endless Family Activities - A Kids Paradise
There are six exotic pools including children's pools and waterslides. Your family can explore different water activities and sports facilities or simply take a relaxing stroll in the garden.
This all-inclusive facility caters to endless fun for children alongside complete relaxation for parents.
Not only is there a Wellness Center full of different spot treatment but there are children's clubs and youth clubs that provide entertainment throughout the day.
This facility has three different children's clubs for children between the ages of 4 and 17.
Clubs offer things like exciting games, creative activities, all in a supervised and multilingual environment run by trained professionals so you can allow your children to dash off to one of these children's clubs while you enjoy a cocktail at the pool.
There are playgrounds in the hotel area and for the younger children visits from two special donkeys named Lindo and Linda take place Monday through Sunday.
Children between the ages of 13 and 17 can go to the Junior Club were they get to mingle with their peers and take part in more mature activities.
Looking for a family event you can do on site? The Enigma Escape rooms are the perfect way for your family to bond together choosing between two different Adventure Escape themes: True Detective or Art Museum.
These activities are a bit extra in cost, but they are worth the family bonding you will enjoy.
These Escape rooms are an interactive Adventure where your family gets to look for Clues, solve riddles, break codes, and find hidden objects that will help everyone to get out of the room before the time is up.
If you are driving yourself via rental car, this resort has free parking. There is a free breakfast included daily and a fitness center, so you can start your family vacation off on a healthy foot.
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Free breakfast
- Beachfront location
- Spa with Hammam
Next time you are in Crete, consider the Blue Palace. Crete is a group of islands on its own, simply divided into four prefectures. So if you decide to island hop here, you won’t regret it.
The Beautiful Island Palace
This resort is next to “The Island”, a circular fortress that seemingly rises from the rocks and looks out over the ocean.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, your family will find a great deal of history when visiting the Spinalonga.
This sophisticated collection of resort and spa options is a top rated location with a private beach, spa, and 5 restaurants. For families on a budget, you can enjoy the luxury it has to offer, with the free breakfast it includes.
When the kids are at play, parents can visit the Arsenali Lounge Bar which has an 11 meter tall replica of the Heraklion Venetian Arsenal.
The rest of the time inside every family member can enjoy the architecture of the Venetians, Ottomans, and Arabs displayed in things like divans, rugs, tiles, and antiques.
Just a couple of minutes away are many things to do with your family including the Elounda Down Center, Spinalonga, Olous, and Areti Monastery.
Amazing setting, the have great bungalows fit for the whole family that still provide a bit of privacy for all.
The resort features a range of room options, some with peaceful private gardens, others with balconies perfect for soaking up the sun, and still some with private infinity pools that merge with the sea.
On the private beach, your whole family can get out on a jetty and enjoy the ocean by snorkeling or diving off the back end, order freshly grilled prawns brought to you, and enjoy the long days out in the sun.
- Close proximity to Elounda town center
- Ocean views and private beach
Rodos Palladium Leisure and Wellness Resort
Rodos Palladium Leisure and Wellness Resort in Faliraki is an excellent family resort with rooms that boast furnished balconies.
When you book for the family, enjoy free breakfast daily. For all other meals, try their exceptional restaurants with authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
The pool is comprised of miniature islands complete with lounge chairs and umbrellas, all connected via bridges, dotting the large swimming area.
There is even a pool just for children, so parents can get a much deserved break. When you are ready to visit some of the aforementioned historical sites, rent a car directly from the hotel.
If you prefer an escape onto the beach, Kallithea is a Blue Flag awarded beach that offers stunning coastline mixed with sand and pebbles.
Located right on the beach of Kallithea, it is just a short drive to the Acropolis or the Colossus of Rhodes.
The City of Rhodes is a historic, Medieval town that is sure to inspire a love of culture in your kids. The Palace of the Grand Master is a 20 minute drive away as well.
In my opinion, the island of Rhodes is the best one if you are traveling with your family.
- Cosmopolitan hotel rooms
- Free breakfast
- 3 restaurants and 3 bars
- Beachfront property
- Children’s pool
When in Athens, invest in pure luxury by taking your family to Divani Caravel. Located next to the business center, your family can take in all the local sights including the National Museum.
After sightseeing, enjoy one of the 30 treatment options to be found at the hotel spa.
The hotel offers limousine services as well as free shuttle services to the city for all of your sightseeing.
If you want travel services somewhere in between, there are car hire services offered too. Let the kids enjoy the swimming pools while you enjoy the fitness center.
- One of the most popular cafes in Athens: Constantinople Cafe
- Central base for sightseeing
- Views of the Acropolis
Santorini is also part of The Cyclades, alongside islands like Mykonos. If Santorini is in your future, Katikies is the place to stay.
One of the top rated places to stay in all of Santorini, the property is comprised of a complex of infinity pools, cubist cottages, and bridges.
The boutique hotel hugs the Caldera, the volcanic rim of the area, providing stunning vistas your family will not soon forget.
- Open air dining options with traditional Mediterranean dishes
- Sun deck with panoramas of the Aegean Sea
- Secret verandah rooftop that overlooks the Caldera
Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort
If the price is a concern, this resort not only lets the adults relax in the spa, but relax on cost. Children 11 years old and younger stay for free so long as they share a room with 2 adults.
This family resort is located on 133 hectares of the beachfront property facing the Aegean Sea.
A short drive will land you and your family at Xenia Golden Beach, Glarokavos Beach, or Pallene.
- Kid rates
- Private beach
- 4 restaurants
- Marina and spa
Travel Tips for Greece
Now that you know the best resorts for families, make sure you know these quick travel tips too.
- All of the historical sites and archaeological in Greece sites are well protected and restored so don’t miss medieval or ancient ruins when you are there. But expect to pay for each adventure; after all, that’s how they keep those sites protected.
- The roads can be winding no matter where you drive, so bring extra dramamine or other motion sickness meds if anyone in your family is a bit on the sensitive side.
Greece is one of the winners as far as hospitality is concerned. It is genuine too, and a fiercely protected tradition, so rest assured you will be well taken care of no matter where you stay.
Things to Keep in Mind
Learn a few Greek phrases before you go. You will be surprised how far this tiny effort goes once you are on the ground.
“Yamas” means “to our health” and is the phrase you utter when clinking glasses among locals!
“Meze” is a proper Greek meal which is effectively smaller plates similar to Tapas, so be ready to order a lot and to share.