I know you’re visiting Greece for its fab beaches, its clean and safe water and for the amazing cruises. But staying at a hotel with a swimming pool actually means you can enjoy the water and sun more, without moving. Τhe hotels we recommend are both family friendly and with a swimming pool – 2 of them have private pools. They are both inland and on the islands!
Rivari Hotel, Santorini island
Right on Kamari, this lovely seaside town of Santorini, lies this lovely hotel with a garden-oasis, probably the only one on the island. Rivari, apart from spacious family rooms, breakfast, baby tubs, toys and a playground, also boasts a swimming pool, with a kids corner no less! This is where the all day restaurant is, serving food kids love.
Lithari Villas, Paxos island
This is one of our favorite islands on the whole world and since 2022, it is “home” to some charming family villas with panoramic views and luxurious amenities. Lithari Villas are situated just 1,5-2 km from the nearest beach, but Paxos is so small that you’ll easily drive around the whole island within a few days. The villas are all spacious, with fully equipped kitchens, large sitting areas, 2-3 bedrooms and 1-3 bathrooms and they all feature private swimming pools in their lovely patios.
Methoni’s Finest Luxury Villas, Messinia
Further south, lies Methoni and its castle by the beach. The villas we stayed at on our first summer with our twins, babies still, are spacious, quaint, fully equipped and with great hills and sea views. They’re located in an olive grove, perfect for chill afternoons and yoga. This is where the swimming pool is, as well as the all day snack bar.
Ilaeira Mountain Resort, Laconia
Located right in the heart of Taygetos mountain, Ilaeira features a swimming pool, kids pool, beach bar, playground and a lovely restaurant. You can also rent bikes, go for hikes, explore the area by car, read kids books and play board games, all year long!
Aria Paros Residence, Paros island
Perfect for large families traveling together, as it features 8 bedrooms with private bathrooms, some with their own living room, 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, lovely outside sitting areas, BBQ, garden with vineyards and a pool.
Traditional Guest House Liodentra, Peloponnese
Two 2-storey villas with 2 separate bedrooms each and one studio for 2 (possibly, grandma and grandpa or the teens of the family), Liodentra is located in a lovely olive grove with a lush garden that features a swimming pool and a wonderful playground.