With astounding natural beauty, remarkable landmarks such as the Acropolis citadel in Athens, the ancient ruins of Knossos in Crete, plus famous Shipwreck Bay on Zakynthos, there is little surprise that Greece is referred to as the 'Cradle of Western Civilisation'. This beautiful Mediterranean land, fit for the Gods and surrounded by the stunning Aegean and Ionian Seas, is an ideal location for luxury family holidays.
Showcasing brilliant blue seas, soft sandy beaches, sensational sunsets, waterparks and historic sites, Greece holds a timeless appeal for families. With a selection of idyllic islands, boasting unspoilt island life, picture-postcard vistas, friendly seaside tavernas and deliciously fresh and flavoursome cuisine, Greece is a top destination for a luxurious summer holiday in Europe during 2018. In addition to the abundant natural treasures, fragrant citrus groves and fascinating history and culture, the glistening waters are a renowned location for world-class sailing. Whether you choose to captain your own charter, explore historic sites or simply relax in a refined luxury resort or villa, Greece is a beautiful destination for family holidays in 2018.
Our Top 5 Grecian Picks for Families
Families will adore The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino, located in picturesque Peloponnese. Inspired by the old Messinian mansions and with incredible views over the Ionian Sea, all ages will relish the thrills of the Aqua Park, whilst children will revel in the children’s club and parents will adore the sublime Anazoe Spa. Beyond the resort, all ages can enjoy biking, hiking and rock climbing activities — not to mention PADI-certified diving or a round of golf at the attractive seafront Costa Navarino courses. There’s plenty available to help family holidays go with a Grecian swing.
For families seeking an action-packed luxury holiday, the Halkidiki resort of Sani Club offers a dazzling array of watersport attractions, an impressive sailing academy, children’s club, Teen House and interconnecting Family Rooms or Junior Suites perfect for families. Located on the Kassandra peninsula, every age will adore the waterpark, walking trails, snorkelling and bird-watching available here. With a new Sani Football Academy, in association with the Chelsea FC Foundation, this resort is bound to score highly with sports-mad families.
The scenic island of Zakynthos (Zante) is blessed with pine-covered mountains, rich flora and aquamarine waters. Its fabled white-sand beaches are a stunning attraction for families, along with Loggerhead Turtles, and Porto Zante Villas And Spa is ideally located to make the most of the blissful beach life. A stylish villa resort providing eight, one-to-four-bedroom villas, families are guaranteed a private retreat with a multitude of attractions nearby. As an award-winning, Small Luxury Hotel of the World, this boutique villa complex promises refined style with a private beach and each luxurious villa boasts a private heated pool and tropical garden from which to admire the distant views of Kefalonia.
An island characterised by beautiful beaches, transparent waters and ancient mythical attractions, Crete’s Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel boasts its own private ‘Blue Flag’ awarded beach, thrilling watersports and a laid-back elegance. After a fun-filled morning with towable inflatables, playing tennis, visiting the vegetable garden, enjoying the Kids’ Park or attending the dance school, savour a relaxing seafood lunch and drink-in the sea views. Parents can encounter a colourful underwater kingdom by embarking on a PADI-certified scuba-diving course, or play a nine-hole, par-3 golf course at Porto Elounda — the adjacent sister hotel.
Near to the Greek capital of Athens, a luxury holiday to Athens Riviera provides the opportunity to combine a luxury beach holiday with a myriad of attractions. The extensive beachfront setting of Grand Resort Lagonissi offers a host of thrilling land and water-based sports, along with a superb beach service and yacht hire. Younger guests will adore the dedicated outdoor playground and supervised swimming lessons, whilst adults can be pampered in the stunning ThalaSpa Chenot Spa. Showcasing stunning dining venues and tempting Mediterranean fare, families can enjoy delicious evening meals, leisurely lunches or tempting beach picnics.
Blessed with sunshine, dreamy blue vistas and superb family-friendly resorts, Greece is a top destination for luxury family holidays. The welcoming Greek hospitality, thrilling watersports and gentle lapping waves provide a timeless attraction.
To book your own family holiday to an idyllic Greek island, or to explore the Athens Riviera, please call our expert Travel Consultants, who’d be delighted to arrange your Grecian escape.