Which Greek island is best for families?

The Greek islands are made for families, with stunning beaches and a wealth of entertainment there’s something for everyone.

Water Parks

Aqualand Corfu
Aqualand Corfu photo by m.quonos on Flickr

If your kids, or you, like waterparks then you are spoilt for choice as there are a number of Greek islands that have water parks. Below is the current list and the island to find them on, you can view each islands page to see more info about the waterpark(s) and where to find them on the island.

Lido WaterparkKos
Faliraki Waterpark – Rhodes
Water City – Acqua Plus – Limnoupolis Water Park – Star Beach Water Park – Crete
Water VillageZakynthos
Santorini Water ParkSantorini
Waterland – Thessaloniki (mainland)


Makris Gialos beach Kefalonia photo by claire rowland on Flickr

If you like sandy beaches and warm clear water then you’re in the right place. Islands like Skiathos and Thassos offer incredible beaches, they are clean and generally have good facilities like shops and tavernas. Some beaches are better for kids than others as some get deep quickly or have strong currents but check out the individual island guides for what each beach is like and you won’t go far wrong.

Most of the larger beaches will have some form of water sport available, from Jetskis and parasailing to pedalos and banana boats you and you’re family are sure to find something to keep you entertained.

Hotels with Pools

Most larger hotels will have a swimming pool, some basic and some with slides, diving boards or jacuzzis. Generally the smaller, older or more crowded towns will struggle to offer a decent swimming pool, don’t expect a large pool in the heart of Oia or Fira in Santorini for example. As you get to the outskirts of the towns or into the purpose built hotels then you’ll find some amazing pools that’ll keep your little ones entertained for hours each day.

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