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Four Family-Friendly Greek Islands for Your Next Holiday

Posted on
March 5, 2024

If you’ve just started planning your next holiday but aren’t sure where to go, we believe Greece could be the perfect location. From the rich history to brilliant weather and beautiful beaches, it’s no surprise around 4.5 million Brits visited in 2022

Greece is also home to thousands of islands, so pinpointing the one for your friends and family isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of the top four family-friendly Greek islands to visit. Continue reading to discover what they are and start booking your epic getaway today.  


Boasting stunning beaches, plenty of outdoor activities and family-friendly accommodation, Kefalonia is a great option for summer this year. The blue seas at Myrtos Beach and Melissani Cave are some of the highlights but you can also explore landmarks like the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos too. 

One of the best ways to enjoy Greek islands like this is in a villa with friends and family. This gives you the private space you need to soak up the sun and spend quality time with each other. 


The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete offers families both elements of relaxation and excitement, so there’s something for the whole family here. Those looking to relax will have countless beaches to catch a tan on and let the kids run wild. Agiofarago Beach, Glyka Nera and Voulolimni Beach are some of the highlights you simply must visit. 

If you’re looking for cultural experiences, you’ll be spoilt for choice too. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum and The Palace of Knossos let you explore the history of the area, while the Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre is popular for kids wanting to see wildlife. 


Corfu charms families with its stunning landscapes and Venetian architecture. The island can be found just off the coast of mainland Greece, making it super accessible. You can enjoy boat tours around the island, endless beaches and great resorts that are suitable for kids. 

If you don’t want to lounge around all day, Corfu has plenty of other experiences. Stroll around the Old Town, race down slides at Aqualand Water Park or explore the Old Fortress. 


Rhodes, known as the Island of the Knights, combines ancient history with modern attractions. It’s the most popular island amongst Brits and is the perfect place to laze around the pool or discover the island’s rich history. 


Some of the main highlights of this island include the Village of Lindos, Medieval City, Tsambika Beach and Kallithea Springs. 

Whichever island you choose is sure to offer a fun time for you and the family. Pick the one with the attractions that suit your holiday style best to guarantee a great time abroad.


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