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8 Best Family Resorts in Greece for a Picture Perfect Family Vacation

By , November 5th, 2018

Vacation time is the best time of the year, but only if everyone can spend it as they please. When planning a family vacation, it’s not easy to reconcile everyone’s preferences.

I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about: Mom and Dad desperately need rest, but the little rascals want nothing more than to build sand castles all day long and explore the kids’ club with other tiny guests. Older kids, meanwhile, are looking to spend the day whizzing down a water slide. A bit of family time would be nice, but you can’t spend 24 hours together without going crazy — and that’s the last thing you should have to worry about during a family vacation.

To make planning your very own dream vacation a bit easier, I recommend you book a family resort in Greece. Ancient temples, long sandy beaches, sun, and warm hospitality — what else could you possibly want? So choose one of these eight incredible family resorts and hotels in Greece and start making some memories.

 

8 Best Family Resorts in Greece

★★★★ Gouves Water Park Holiday Resort | Crete

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The Gouves Water Park Holiday Resort is nestled into a quiet neighborhood on the northern coast of the Greek island of Crete. It’s just a few minutes walk from dreamy bays and stunning beaches. The more than 260 residential units offer space for even the largest of families — the ideal surroundings for a successful family vacation.

Highlights for families

This family-friendly resort has something in store for every family member. Relax in the sun or enjoy the world-class fitness and spa facilities while your little bundles of joy are entertained in the Mini Club with lots of fun and games.

If that hasn’t impressed them enough, the sight of the aqua park with four water slides and children’s pool is sure to make their jaws drop! Splash around together before your little rascals are off to the mini disco to show off their coolest dance moves.

Even dinner is a special event at Gouves. During the Show-Cooking session in the evening, you have the opportunity to look over the chefs’ shoulders as they prepare your favorite meal.

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★★★★ Georgioupolis Resort | Crete

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The well-maintained family hotel Georgiopoulis Resort is situated only 820 feet from one of Europe’s longest sandy beaches. The spacious family rooms with their views of the mountains, the sea, and the gardens are guaranteed to offer you unparalleled feel-good moments.

Highlights for families

Diverse sporting activities, exciting competitions, entertaining dances with live music, or comedy shows in the evening — your entertainers are never short of great ideas to keep you amused. Those who prefer to just relax should head for the spa area. And best of all, there are even treatments that are especially suitable for your little beauty queens and princes.

After their face mask though, the little ones are sure to be full of energy again — which is where the hotel’s own water park with slides and children’s pools comes in, offering a deluxe swimming experience for the whole family. If you prefer that they let off steam on dry land, you’ll love the playground with an indoor and outdoor area.

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★★★★ Lyttos Beach Hotel | Crete

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Imagine just heading for the sun with your whole gang and leaving your gray everyday life behind; exploring a new area and letting yourself be carried away by the southern flair. If that’s your thing, the Lyttos Beach Hotel on Crete is a great match.

Highlights for families

The Lyttos Beach Hotel sits on Crete’s northern coast, just a few steps from the long sandy beach. But you’re sure to experience far more than just the beach. Grab the kids and go on a mountain bike tour, or board a bus near the hotel to travel the 14 miles to the island’s capital. The blend of modern and antique structures in Heraklion is definitely worth a visit.

Back at the hotel, the adventure continues with your little buccaneers storming the pirate ship together with their new vacation buddies from the Mini Club. Dad will enjoy cooling off in the water as he plays the role of the attacker. In the evening, you’ll be able to keep a watchful eye on your little warriors in a cozy family room, bungalow, or suite.

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★★★★ Blue Dolphin | Chalkidiki

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Chalkidiki, here we come! The Blue Dolphin Hotel is ready to welcome you to its beautiful grounds surrounded by idyllic bays and a sandy, pebble beach. Treat yourself to a well-deserved break in a comfortable family room with direct access to the garden and enjoy an extravagant Greek family vacation.

Highlights for families

Adventurous athlete or relaxed loafer, old or young — the Blue Dolphin Hotel has plenty to offer for every traveler. Start the day together with a big breakfast. Then the kids can look forward to frolicking around the playground or in the children’s pool, making new friends in the Mini Club, and even polishing off additional meals.

As if enjoying a massage at the spa wouldn’t be enough, you’ll be spoiled for choice once you’re relaxed and loose. Will you go all out during beach volleyball, badminton, and basketball, or will pool and boccia bring out the strategist in you?

An absolute must for the whole family is definitely a Sirtaki class. Let yourself be entranced by some impressive Greek moves while dancing and getting ready for the impressive evening show program with karaoke, live music, and comedy. There’s even a show where the younger talents can belt out their latest favorite tunes.

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★★★★★ Eagles Palace | Chalkidiki

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Imagine a turquoise sea, lots of action on the water with your loved ones, and the sweet bliss of pure relaxation. Sound good? Then the five-star hotel Eagles Palace in Chalkidiki, also known as “secret Heaven on Earth,” is just what you’re looking for.

Highlights for families

Whether at the kids’ club, on the playground, or in the children’s pool — you can be sure that the wide range of activities at Eagles Palace will keep your little bundles of energy on their toes. What sets this hotel apart is its phenomenal range of water sports options with plenty of adventures for all ages. In the Explorers Club, your 5 to 13-year-olds will even receive professional instruction in sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding, or water skiing. Just wait and see how their eyes light up as they win a prize in the regatta competition or explore the ocean floor during a dive.

Once you’ve burned off some energy in the water, treat yourself to a lavish sandwich at the Beach Bar. Then, it’s time to relax: take your favorite book back to the private pool or head to the spa area to chill out in the bubbling hot tub.

In the evening, treat yourself to culinary delights in one of the four gourmet restaurants and enjoy the fantastic views from your bungalow or private suite as the sun sinks into the sea.

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★★★★ Louis Colossos Beach | Rhodes

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The Louis Colossos Beach is all about entertainment, wellbeing, and sports, so get packing for an exciting family vacation on Rhodes!

Highlights for families

Race down the waterslide, bury dad up to his head in the sand, or just laze about in the sun. I’d say the perfect family vacation is a blend of everything. Luckily, you won’t have to choose when you stay at the Louis Colossos Beach.

While the kids are in their element in the water park, treat yourself to a refreshing beverage on the sun terrace or leave the worries of everyday life behind you over a game of tennis or an aqua fitness session.

How about hiring a pedal boat with your loved ones in the afternoon and conquering the ocean waves? After so much action, you’ll no doubt feel ravenous in the evening. But just what do you fancy today? Greek, Italian, or perhaps Asian? Make the decision easy and try a different restaurant every day.

 

★★★★ Royal & Imperial Belvedere | Crete

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If you’re looking for a resort that specializes in families with young children, then the Royal & Imperial Belvedere on Crete is where you need to go for your next family vacation. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more family-friendly hotel, be it the rooms, the pool area, or the leisure activities — everything is geared towards the youngest guests.

Highlights for families

Your kids definitely won’t get bored on this vacation, because every day has new fun activities in store for them. Younger guests can let off steam in the hotel playground, splash about in one of the cheerful children’s pools, or visit the kids’ club. Supervisors keep an eye on the little rascals so that you can enjoy some alone time.

With the kids busy, you can retreat to the seawater pool, relax with a face mask, or show your partner your athletic prowess on one of the three tennis courts. Do you feel like exploring the area? Then hire a bike and get pedaling!

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★★★★★ Grecotel Olympia Oasis | Peloponnese

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A vacation in this family oasis would have surely attracted the envy of the Greek gods. On grounds spanning 500 hectares, the Grecotel Olympia Oasis sits directly on a mile-long, gently sloping sandy beach. It also offers summer, sun, and lots of fun for old and young.

Highlights for families

The children’s program at the Grecotel Olympia Oasis is quite impressive. Let your kiddos emulate their biggest soccer idols at soccer camp, explore the aqua park with its slides and water cascades, or dive into an enchanting fairytale world at the Alice in Wonderland-themed party in the evening.
At the Grecoland Club, which opens its doors daily to all kids from the age of four, they’ll find new playmates in no time. In the meantime, you can bask in the sun on your beach chair or enjoy the clear blue sky of Greece in the huge pool area measuring almost 9,850 square feet.

Speaking of taking it easy: feast on the delicious all-inclusive food all day long without a care in the world — your bikini figure can be maintained through kitesurfing, aqua aerobics, or the tennis academy. In order to find the best place to sleep for every family member, in this family resort you can choose between different double and family rooms, or even a very exclusive beach villa.

By the way, if you’re traveling with an infant, you’ll also be well-looked after. The property provides baby equipment, such as a potty, rocker, and a baby monitor, so you don’t need to spend those last minutes before the trip stuffing every last thing you might possibly need into your suitcase.

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