Traveling in Greece with children of any age is a cinch. It’s a country that welcomes little ones with warmth and open arms (sometimes literally). A love of children is inherent in Greek culture, and you’ll find many locals stopping to play with and give gifts to your kids throughout your travels, making every member of the family feel included.
Aside from being embraced by friendly locals, your stay will also be seamless. Many hotels and resorts have enthralling kids clubs, special children’s menus, complimentary baby items and babysitting available. Which helps to make all of the stressors of traveling with children melt away, so you can all enjoy your vacation in Greece to the fullest.
There are enough family-friendly activities in Greece to keep kids endlessly entertained. Greece is jam-packed with culture and history, home to the Acropolis, the ancient Olympics and museums filled with fun artifacts like gladiator helmets. Sure to ignite the imaginations of every little one, the ancient ruins are perfect for kids to clamber over and pretend that they’re Greek gods and goddesses. A great way to get children involved and excited about historical sites in Greece is to introduce them to books and stories about Greek myths before your trip, it’ll make history jump right off the page. And near many of these temples and monuments are large parks providing a much-needed play break for kids.
If your family’s interests start to wane on history, the iconic, stunning beaches provide the perfect respite. We recommend Voidokilia Beach, a sheltered cove with crystal clear, turquoise water, cradled by fine white sand. The shallow water and small waves are ideal for younger guests and older children can swim further out with a snorkel.
And there’s even more to discover after you’ve relaxed on the beach and ventured to the historic sites, Greece also offers a myriad of adventurous activities spread throughout the islands. There’s hiking through spectacular limestone gorges, cycling through small fishing villages, exploring eerie ruined castles and caves and sea kayaking on the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea.
No matter your family’s interests, we know how to make your vacation to Greece as special as possible. We also know the best guides to help you do it. From making history come alive at the Parthenon to knowing the best hidden bakery to find traditional loukoumades dripping with honey, with Scott Dunn, you’ll have an exclusive insider's peak into the magic of Greece.