Looking for sunshine and the good life? Next stop: Greece! This country, with a rich historical and cultural heritage, holds many secrets that amaze all traveling families. Ionian Islands (which are home to, for instance, the famous Corfu island), passing by the Crete Island and the Chalkidiki Island, we will involve you in a sensory trip towards one of the most beautiful Mediterranean destinations. On the program: dream hotels, baby clubs and must-see sites.
Located in the largest and the most northerly region of Greece, the Greek Macedonia, the sumptuous peninsula of Chalkidiki, known as the name of Halkidiki, remains to this day one of the favorite family destinations. Organized around the North capital, Thessaloniki, and the Mount Athos, it spreads its three demes in a delicious shade of blue: the Aegean Sea. This is why we name Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos, names that evoke the ancient Greece and the Mediterranean heat.
What to visit in Halkidiki with your family? The surroundings of the Mount Athos on a cruise, the old fishing port, Pyrgadiaka or the Bousoulas beach where 180 bird species live.
Where to stay? At Porto Sani *****! Landmark establishment on the peninsula, the Porto Sani is the ideal place to stay for young parents. Designed for families, the hotel stands proudly on the Cap Sani headland, in the heart of an ecological reserve bordered by the Aegean Sea. For the youngest guests, who stay for free in case of booking for 5 nights or more, the establishment offers an exceptional babysitting service, as well as an extraordinary baby club for babies from 4 months to 4 years. In addition to this, numerous facilities are available to parents to cuddle their little ones (baby-phone, pacifier and emergency bottle, cosmetics, potty, strollers…).
Mithycal or mystical island, the beautiful Corfu is undeniably made for family trips with young children. Besides its extremely rich and varied flora and fauna – Audoin’s gull, golden eagles, sea turtles, monk seals and many others inhabit the island – it is the pleasant and sunny climate that charms the visitors. All in all, the destination promises a pleasant vacation in the Ionian Sea!
What to visit in Corfu with your family? The Amur canal, the Corfu Donkey Rescure, a wild area with many donkeys, the Angelokastro castle, the old town of Corfu, the monastery of Vlachernes, or the beaches Arillas Beach and Paleokastrista Beach.
Where to stay? At the Domes of Corfu *****! Nestled in an enchanting area covered with pine and cypress trees, the hotel is rooted in the beautiful Glyfada beach, known for its clear blue waters and fine sand. The reason why the hotel is in our selection of the best destinations to travel with your baby in Greece is obviously because of its incredible nursery open to toddlers from 4 months to 3 years. Many activities are organized to allow your little ones to spend an unforgettable vacation. For your comfort, a babysitting service and childcare equipment are available upon request.
Birthplace of the ancient Greek civilization, the Peloponnese promises an exotic vacation. There, you can visit the Corinth Canal, the gateway to the region that connects the Aegean Sea to the Ionian Sea, the island of Hydra, the caves and caverns of Pyrgos or the very charming village of Limeni in the Magne region. Because the region deserves to be explored, and because, let’s not forget, travels make you young, rent a car and travel the small Peloponnesian roads according to your desires.
What to visit in the Peloponnese with your family? The old town of Nauplius and the Palmède Fort, the natural and revitilizing region of Magne and the picturesque village of Gerolimenas, the city of Monemvasia perched on a rock or the archaelogical site of Mystra.
Where to stay? In the southwest of the Peloponnese peninsula, The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino ***** has plenty to offer. While the playground and Aqua Park are perfect for family fun, Mum and Dad may want to explore the area or enjoy some time alone. An intimate and privileged destination, The Westin Resort offers its youngest guests clubs divided into two sections: the Cocoon Nursery (4 months to 4 years) and the SandCastle (4 to 12 years). In addition, children can be looked after by carefully selected babysitters. The hotel’s spa is not just for parents either! Even the youngest guests are entitled to a moment of relaxation and treatments specially adapted to their skin and age.
According to legend, Crete would have seen the birth of the supreme god of Greek mythology: Zeus! Very popular for travelers from all over the world, the island has an exceptional geographical location that gives it a significant advantage: a pleasant climate, especially in spring, the ideal season to travel with baby in Greece. Embraced by the Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Libyan Sea, the island that was once called the island of Candia is full of sites to discover with your little ones!
What to visit in Crete with your family? The city of Chania, the archaeological museum of Cretaquarium, the seaside villages such as Bali, sandy beaches such as the pink beach of Elafonissi, the Balos lagoon, the Dinosaurio Park, or the organic farm of Kamihis.
Where to stay? At the Avra Imperial Hotel *****! Located on the Rodopos peninsula, in the very old town of Chania, the establishment promises peace and serenity to those who venture there. The adjacent beach is certified » Blue Flag » and offers a peaceful escape. Babies will also find happiness thanks to the dedicated pool and the wonderful baby club (from 4 months to 3 years old) where pedagogical activities are organized that are as fun as stimulating, meeting Ofsted’s strict standards. Babysitting and childcare equipment are of course at hand!
Also known as the island of the bicycle, Kos benefits from superb bicycle paths allowing to discover the beauty of the region in total symbiosis with nature. Comfortably installed in an adequate seat or a bicycle trailer, your baby will enjoy these long rides to marvel… or take a nap! Homeland of Hippocrates, the flagship island of the Dodecanese enjoys majestic landscapes, between crystal clear waters and steep reliefs.
What to visit with your family in Kos? The sanctuary of Asclepeion, the plane tree of Hippocrates, the historical center of Kos, the castle of Neratzia, the village of Zia and its legendary sunset and the port of Kefalos.
Where to stay? At Neptune Hotels Resort & Spa! The place is an eco-friendly and family-friendly resort that offers its guests beautiful rooms, suites, apartments and bungalows, as well as baby-friendly services such as babysitting, a baby club and the loan of baby equipment. Children can also enjoy the swimming pools and playgrounds all day long!
Pernell, 24 years old, travel lover, from Angers, France