There’s nothing quite like a family holiday. Seeing the kids in their element as they splash in the pool or play with new friends, having family dinners at beautiful restaurants every night and getting to discover a new and exciting destination together – you just can’t beat it.
One of our favourite countries for a family holiday is Greece. It has glorious sunny weather from spring to autumn and soft, sandy beaches perfect for playing. That’s before you even take into account that there are so many fabulous family hotels, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Join us as we take a closer look at eight of the very best family hotels in Greece…
Aqua Bay Suites in Tsilivi, Zante
This swanky Splashworld hotel is a total holiday paradise for families. As well as being close to the beach and having a stunning, chic design from the lobby to the rooms, you’ll find eight pools and an exhilarating waterpark on-site. As Aqua Bay Suites is part of a larger complex of three hotels, you’ll be free to use a fantastic line-up of restaurants, bars and pools from the two sister hotels as well as having so many excellent facilities at your own.
The waterpark here, which is open from May through to October, will be a big hit with the older kids (and any adrenaline-seeking parents!). It has everything from a lazy river to a space bowl along with speedy racing slides, so you can guarantee you’ll never be bored.
Those travelling with youngsters will find plenty to keep them amused. You can visit one of the themed family-friendly play zones – there’s a fountain-filled aztec jungle and also a pirate ship with plenty to play with. If your kids are at an age somewhere between toddlers and teenagers, they’ll be able to have plenty of fun trying out the park’s mini slides. All ages are catered for here!
On the whole, if you’re on the lookout for an action-packed family holiday that still feels totally luxurious and premium, this is the place to be!
TUI BLUE Atlantica Marmari Beach in Marmari, Kos
When you choose a hotel that’s part of the TUI BLUE For Families range, you know you’re in for a real treat. They are hand-picked and designed with families at heart, with everything you could possibly need for a wonderful, stress-free family getaway. The entertainment is never-ending and the rooms are comfortable and spacious. This particular hotel, the TUI BLUE Atlantica Marmari Beach in beautiful Kos, will make you want to relive your holiday again and again.
The setting of this hotel is picture-perfect – it’s right on a sweeping beach looking out to dramatic mountain views. When it comes to activities, all ground is covered. The kids can join amazing kids’ clubs, go to swimming lessons, have a competitive round of mini golf or cool down on a waterslide. There are lots of shallow pools dotted around as well as larger ones for big kids and adults, so all the family will find a spot they love.
Another big player at this hotel is the incredible food and drink. There’s a main buffet restaurant along with three delicious a la cartes. Children will love tucking into the kids’ buffet, and meal time is made easy with dedicated areas for preparing baby food. To make healthy eating fun, TUI BLUE has put together a Healthy Eating Challenge where the little ones collect stickers for each new healthy dish they try.
Making memories in the sun has never been better than at this TUI BLUE For Families hotel in Kos.
Apollonion Asterias Resort and Spa in Lixouri, Kefalonia
This next heavenly hotel takes you to the magical shores of one of the smaller Greek islands: Kefalonia. Along with divine sea views and a swish, elegant look, this hotel has a fabulous kids’ splash pool and a play park for the little ones. If you’re hoping to find the ideal place for a relaxing holiday with a baby or toddler, the Apollonion Asterias Resort and Spa in Lixouri will tick all your boxes.
When you’re not enjoying activities with the hotel’s entertainment team, you could spend a delightful day at the beach. One of Kefalonia’s most-loved beaches is just a short stroll away from the hotel, and it’s ideal for family beach days in the sun. The waters are gentle, shallow and clear, and there are a handful of fun watersports to get involved in if you’d like to add a little adrenaline to your beach day.
An important part of any holiday is the food, right? The cuisine at this resort will impress you day after day. There’s plenty to suit all appetites, including delicious kids’ meals and chances to dine at a Greek grill house and an Italian restaurant.
Kefalonia has been recently named the best Greek island in a Which? travel survey and is growing more and more popular among UK holiday-makers. With such breathtaking natural beauty and hotels as gorgeous as this one, it’s not hard to see why!
Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes
Holiday Villages have been famous for years for their spectacular family offering, and this gem in Kolymbia is one of our all-time favourites. The Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes is just bursting with fun for the whole family. The kids can fill their days with a multitude of activities, including swinging through an aerial adventure course, joining in with archery groups, getting out on the water in a kayak or making friends in one of the fabulous kids’ clubs.
If you’re travelling with a family of water babies, you’ll fall in love instantly with this hotel. It has five large pools – one with a swim-up bar – and a vibrant splash park in the middle of a lazy river. The kids will love flying down water chutes and cooling down on the park’s pirate ship. What better way to spend a sunny day on holiday?
As well as having tonnes to keep the kids occupied, the Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes will give the adults a holiday of a lifetime. It’s rated five-star and has an elegant, luxurious feel to it. The rooms are pristine and the bars and restaurants really deliver – there are three main restaurants, along with various snack bars and pool bars to keep you fuelled from morning to night. There’s even an Irish bar serving crisp, cold drinks from 10am right up to midnight.
Families who love to keep active and soak up the sun in spectacular surroundings will want to return to the Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes again and again.
TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Caldera Palace in Lyttos Beach, Crete
This beautiful beachfront hotel in Crete will make the perfect setting for a memorable family escape. It’s got sprawling pools set on different levels, including an impressive kids’ splash park complete with a tipping bucket, and a great selection of family-friendly restaurants. With wonderful staff and large, stylish rooms, you’ll feel right at home in this little slice of Cretan paradise.
The TUI BLUE team at the Atlantica Caldera Palace will keep the little ones entertained with fun kids’ clubs and upbeat shows featuring music from their favourite movies. When they’re not having fun at the pool or getting involved with a kids’ club, the beach is just a stone’s throw away, right across the road from the hotel. It’s soft and sandy, with shallow waters perfect for paddling.
Enjoy treating yourself and ramping up the luxury when you’re on holiday? You’ll be spoilt for choice with the selection of family room upgrades at this heavenly hotel. You could opt for a family room with a glorious sea view, a fabulous family swim-up suite or even a family suite with your own private pool. What better way to make your next family holiday extra special?
When you look at the combination of handy family facilities, beautiful sunbathing spots and delicious food and drink to suit all appetites, this hotel hits the jackpot every time.
Blue Lagoon Village in Kefalos, Kos
Next up on our list of the best family hotels in Greece is the delightful Blue Lagoon Village in Kefalos, Kos. You get the best of both worlds here – there’s endless fun for the children, including a mini waterpark and kids’ discos, but there’s also plenty for those parents who want to unwind and relax. Think a swanky spa day and cocktails by the sea. If this isn’t paradise, we don’t know what is!
Kos is known for its breathtaking beaches, and this five-star haven is perched right on one. If you’re not opting for a day of sandcastles and ice creams by the waves, you could dip in and out of five inviting pools. They cover all bases, with relaxation spaces complete with water jets and whirlpools, as well as an Adventure Land waterpark with a pirate ship scene and water pistols for the little ones to play with. There’s a small pool with dinky slides for youngsters, as well as a multi-lane racer slide and a twisting water chute that older kids will love.
You can guarantee you’ll never go hungry at this hotel, as there are eight delicious restaurants to work your way through (six of which are included in the price of your stay). Alongside the main buffet restaurant’s diverse offering, you’ll find a Chinese restaurant, an Italian, a Greek tavern, a barbecue where you can grill your own food and an ice cream parlour that serves the sweetest desserts, from gelato cones to waffles. Even the fussiest of eaters will love it here!
Add beautiful, stylish family rooms and excellent service from the whole hotel team, and you’re left with the perfect place for a sunny family escape.
TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Dreams Resort and Spa in Gennadi, Rhodes
Heaps of luxury and bags of fun come together to make this radiant resort on the eastern coast of Rhodes one of our favourite family hotels in Greece. The TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Dreams Resort and Spa is peaceful yet vibrant and friendly, and it has all the facilities you could need for a lively family trip making memories beneath the sun.
Families of all ages will love this hotel. As well as five pools to explore, there are plenty of dedicated zones for families filled with the likes of splash parks and sprinklers, or play areas with slides and climbing frames. Plus, if the parents want some time to themselves, there are beautiful and serene adult-only areas where you can totally chill out and unwind in a picturesque setting whilst the kids enjoy an activity or two with the TUI BLUE kids’ club team.
If you like to feel like you’re living the high life on your holiday, you’ll love this hotel – everything is swish and sparkling, from the host of All Inclusive restaurants to the bright and comfortable rooms. As with the Sensatori resort we mentioned earlier in Crete, you have a wonderful selection of swanky room upgrades to choose from at the Atlantica Dreams Resort, including swim-up suites. Total bliss!
Rhodes is such a beautiful island to explore, and this hotel will make your holiday to this idyllic island one you’ll never forget.
TUI BLUE Lagoon Princess in Kalives, Halkidiki
The final stop on our list of family-friendly hotels in Greece takes us to the beautiful beaches of Halkidiki. The TUI BLUE Lagoon Princess is just stunning, and has the perfect spot on a sweeping, sandy beach. It’s a large resort with tonnes of space for families to enjoy precious time together on their holiday. As part of the TUI BLUE For Families range, it’s got a huge focus on child-friendly features and entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
With three restaurants, two pool bars and extras such as family wellbeing classes, character parades and pool games, you wouldn’t need to leave the hotel throughout your whole holiday if you didn’t want to. If you’re the kind of family that likes to do a little exploring, the local town of Kalives, complete with a sprawling pebble beach, is a pleasant place to wander. You could even book yourself onto one of several exciting excursions that will help you get to know Rhodes better if you fancy a day out.
The pools at this hotel will keep the whole family amused for hours on end, and provide the perfect place to cool off in the hot summer sun. There are four outdoor pools surrounded by comfy loungers and parasols, along with a splash pool the little ones will adore – think slides, fountains and a boat to climb on. Visitors with babies will have plenty of options too, as there’s a baby pool and baby lounges for tots under two. These fabulous lounges are right by the pool and open all day, every day.
Families with young kids who love quality time together in the sunshine will want to put this one high up on their holiday bucket list.
Find Your Own Greek Family Holiday
As you can surely tell by now, you won’t struggle to find incredible family holidays in Greece. There’s so much to see, and so many spectacular hotels that will make your next family holiday the best one yet. Take a look at some of our top family holidays here, and don’t forget to look out for free child spaces to make your deal even better value!