Top 4 Best Greek Islands for Families + Holidays Advice

Last Updated on January 1, 2022

Here you can read our insider guide on the top best Greek Islands for families and family holidays in Greece, including Crete, Zante, Rhodes and Corfu, plus advice. The Greek Islands are one of the most popular destinations for families. With sandy beaches, water parks and wildlife aplenty, the Greek Islands are perfect for an outdoor adventure that the whole family will enjoy.

Top 4 Best Greek Islands for Families


Crete is a historical gem with stunning beaches and the longest summers of the Greek Islands. If your kids are into their myths and legends, the island of Crete is perfect with its caves, museums, and the legendary Minoan sites where you can take the little ones on an exciting Minotaur hunt!


The Cretaquarium in Heraklion is swimming with fascinating marine life, and Limnoupolis Water Parkin Chania is perfect for a day of splashing around on the giant water slides. Take your family trip to Crete when one of the famous festivals are on and enjoy the colors and charm of a traditional Greek celebration.


One of the most beautiful Greek Islands, Zante has stunning white sands and gentle azure seas for family swimming. The family-run tavernas that dot the seafront welcome children with warm smiles and delicious delicacies, perfect for an evening that the adults will enjoy too!


Zakynthos’ magnificent Marine Park is home to seals and turtles, amongst hundreds of other types of birds, fish and reptiles. Go between June and August and the kids can enjoy watching the fascinating Caretta Caretta Turtles lay their eggs on Zante’s sandy beaches.


Rhodes is known for its stunning, historical architecture but with numerous Blue Flag beaches, it’s perfect for families too.

View of Lindos Bay, Rhodes, Greece

If you fancy a fairy-tale day out, get the family together for a trip to the ancient castles near Monólithos and Kritinía. If history isn’t for you, the incredible resorts of Rhodes are brimming with fun activities. Swimming, watersports, and aquariums are just some of the ways to spend the warm, sunny days.


Corfu is the number one choice for many families. Its welcoming greenery and stunning beaches make it the perfect place for enjoying the outdoors together.

Take your little ones on a horse-riding adventure with Trailriders Horse Trekking. Suitable for ages six to 60, the variety of horses, ponies and even Shetland ponies for the littlest of your group will put a smile on everyone’s face. If your kids are more water babies than animal lovers, a day at the enormous Aqualand will tire them out enough for you parents to enjoy an evening meal in one of the many family-friendly restaurants on the seafront.