October offers this fine line between summer and autumn. With temperatures dropping but the sun still shining bright and warm, most summer hotels choose to remain open until the end of the month.
It’s therefore the ideal time to visit Greece with babies, as the heat is no longer a problem, but the seas are still relatively warm!
At the same time, it is already chilly up on the mountains and it’s the ideal time to hike some really idyllic trails, discover stone-built villages and enjoy the greek nature at its best.
Here’s our top family friendly recommendations for October:
It might be in southern Peloponnese, but this resort is so far up the mountain of Taygetos that it’s a bit chilly here in October already. I can’t promise you magical foliage, but I can promise you sunny days by the pool and easy hikes nearby. The food is also amazing in the resort, so you won’t have to leave for dinner or any other kind of entertainment. There are kids books, board games, a playground, a kids pool and bicycles for free for everyone, too.
This one operates till the 20th of October, so hurry! With a kids pool, pool restaurant with kids menu, kids books, everything for your baby including bath tub and a proximity to the beach and dining options, Rivari is also the great spot to explore Santorini by car or bus.
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It’s still warm down here this time of year, but not that much so as not to be able to explore the old villages and walk down cobblestone alleys among towers and fortresses. The hotel itself is a historic castle, adding to the charm of the experience. The apartments are fully equipped and spacious, all with kitchens and living rooms. The breakfast is farm to table and there’s a lovely playground too. The nearest beach is 1.5 km away.
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Kardamyli is a charming sea town with beach tavers, gourmet mediterranean restaurants at the marina, an old town filled with towers from the 18th century and byzantine chapels, some high end shopping and great gelato. It’s also home to this amazing family villa with pool, playground, toys and lots of room to come with grandma!
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If you are indeed looking for Fall foliage in Greece, Zagorochoria is the place! This amazing mountain changes from season to season, uncovering a different kind of beauty each time. October is a great time to visit, as it’s not that rainy or cold yet. Best time to explore old stone bridges and do some serious village hopping! Kipi village where our recommended hotel is located is one of them!
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Karpenissi is a charming town in Evritania area. This family haven is 10 minutes from it, by the river and at a huge green estate with playground, bicycles, trikes and kids cars, ponies, farm animals, theme park, playroom and play corners in each apartment! From here, you can go hiking, explore bridges, visit traditional villages and eat some great food!
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Where in Greece are you taking your family this October?