Best waterparks in Greece

A day out at a waterpark can be a great holiday activity for both families and groups of mates. They provide places to eat and a range of amenities so you’ll have everything you need when you visit. Greece is known for having some of the best waterparks in Europe, so there are lots of good choices. To help you decide, here’s our guide to some of the best waterparks there.

The Water Park, Rhodes

Located on the island of Rhodes this is a huge park, spreading over 25 acres.

There’s a big ferris wheel where you can get some amazing views over the island and out to sea. It’s also got a toddler’s pool and children’s area with features such as the Funny Bridge – where you’ll get sprayed with water as you walk across – and a Pirate Ship to explore.

For adults there’s a full range of high-adrenaline water rides, including the hair-raising Free Fall Slide and the Head First Mat Racer.

Star Beach Waterpark, Crete

This park is in a beautiful beachside spot in Crete’s Hersonissos. As this is a top party destination, you’ll find several bars and restaurants to relax in between high octane activities and there’s an area for full-scale all-nighters.

It’s a great park for families and kids too, with a special Baby Star Beach zone with mini-sized slides and splashy fun rides for little ones. As well as water rides you can do a bungee jump here – if you dare – and book sea-based watersports such as jet ski-ing and banana boats.

Tsilivi Waterpark, Zante

The Tsilivi Waterpark is on Zante island, located in an area surrounded by trees and plants. It’s a great place for kids, with a play pool, a water jungle and a pirate ship to explore, as well as the Pirate Bar with children’s snacks and drinks.

There’s plenty of fun on offer for everyone else too. Try the Turbulence slide, which sends you flying all over the place as you descend, or – for a really wild ride – there’s the quadruple Multislide. For something a little less crazy, you can stretch out on an enormous raft and float down the Lazy River.

Aquatica, Kos

Overlooking the sea at Kardamena, Aquatica in Kos is crammed full of slides and water games for all ages. For the brave there is the Free Fall, which is a long, undulating slide that ends in a big splash. Or the Spin Bowl will hurl and spin you around for a wild watery thrill.

The kids have their very own Aqua Playground, which has a pool with toddler-sized slides and tubes. You can also book a party – with plenty of splash games and a choice of your own menu, this is sure to create some wonderful holiday memories.

Aqualand, Corfu

If you’re in Corfu, this is the place to go to for plenty of water-based fun and crazy rides. This is a huge park at Aghios Ioannis, with 36 different slides, 15 adventure pools and a hot tub to keep you entertained.

It has three zones aimed at different age-groups. The children’s area caters for ages four to eight and has mini-games and water sprinklers to keep them giggling. The family area is for over eights, with bigger games and a bit more rough and tumble. Then there’s the Extreme Games area for those over 12 and adults – which is where the hair-raising, fun-and-scary rides and slides are.

Acqua Plus, Crete

Acqua Plus has been going for over 20 years now and is one of the most popular waterparks in Crete. It’s set on a hill in Hersonissos, so you get some wonderful views out to sea. It also has beautiful gardens with palm trees and flowers, which some of the water games pass through.

The park is divided into two connected sections – one especially for children and the other for adults. There are over 50 different slides and games to choose from, so there are plenty of opportunities to get in some adrenaline-fuelled thrills and spills.

Zante Water Village, Zante

One of the bigger waterparks in Greece, this is well laid-out with a range of towers where you’ll find some mega-thrill rides, or simply some splash-filled family fun.

The Mermaid Baby Pool, Lagoon Pool and Children’s Tower are where toddlers and kids can play on miniature slides and tubes. The Family Tower has rides including rafting and multi-racing slides so you can see who the winner will be in your group. There’s also the Jungle Adventure to explore – but beware of the giant tipping water bucket! For some seriously crazy-fun water ride action, head for the Thrill Tower or the Extreme Tower.