Most families’ ideal summer vacation is near the beach, preferably on the beach. Mobility with babies and toddlers is the hardest part of traveling children for sure. Especially when parents need to carry an umbrella, beach toys and floating toys, a change of clothes for everyone, snacks, sun creams, water and of course… the kids. So pin this article for later!
Rivari Hotel, Santorini
Santorini is perfect for first timers in Greece and please don’t skip it simply because you’re traveling with young kids. Santorini is one of the prettiest islands worldwide and it is also an awesome family destination, considering that 1. Kids live here and 2. It’s a small island and it’s very easy and safe to drive around. Also, staying at a family friendly hotel at a laid back beach town is the epitome of family travel, right? Here comes baby and toddler friendly Rivari Hotel Santorini at Kamari village. It has travel cots, baby menu, kids corner at the swimming pool, a playground and it’s just 5 minutes walk away from the famous black sandy beach of Kamari. Note that the beachfront road is pedestrianized in the evenings, for easy strolls and quiet family dinners at the seaside taverns.
Lithari Villas, Paxos island
7 brand new villas perched on an olive grove hillside offering panoramic views to the sea and Chora, Lithari Villas are ideal for family vacations on picture perfect Paxos island. Most villas are located 2 km from the nearest beach, but Villa Eleni is just 1,5 km away. They all feature lovely outside areas and have a private swimming pool with sunbeds for the ultimate relaxation.
The Tree and The Water, Skiathos
These lovely hotels on Skiathos island might not be on the beach, but they’re both right on the water’s edge! The diving rocks are close by and the nearest sandy beach is 600 metres away. But what makes The Tree and The Water make our list, is that they’re located 200 metres from the marina where all the taxi boats and cruise boats leave, taking you care-free and car-free to the best beaches of both Skiathos AND Skopelos!
Sui Generis Villa
Its infinity pool has unobstructed sea views and its location in Kefalonia island is ideal to explore the beaches and the charming towns. Sui Generis is also ideal for large families, as it features 3 separate bedrooms. Ideal for kids over 8 years.
Aria Paros Residence
There’s a view to the sea from the patio and the garden and its location is perfect to be at a different sandy beach on Paros every day. Aria Paros Residence also features a pool, to unwind.
Chamaloni Guesthouses, Messinia
Situated on Finikounda bay, Chamaloni Guesthouses are close to some of the best sandy beaches in Greece. There are unobstructed views to the sea and the mountains from every singe cottage, making your stay year round and amazing experience. There’s also a lot for kids here, including beach toys, garden toys, kids bikes, a playground, toys and books, as well as cooking classes, amazing farm to table meals and a farm. The vast olive grove and garden offer great opportunities for free play, too.
Daphne’s Club Hotel Apartments, Corinth
Right on Sykia beach, 2 steps away from the pine forest of Pefkias which is ideal for family hikes and bike rides, lies the baby friendliest hotel in Greece. Daphne’s Club Hotel Apartments in Corinth is equipped with kids cutlery, cots, highchairs, a kids corner, kids books, music instruments, a playground, kids bicycles and adult bicycles with baby seats, in-room changing tables, kids menu, vegetarian snacks, you name it. It is also steps away from the sea shore and beach toys are offered on site – what else does a family need for a relaxed vacation?
Historic Arapakis Tower & Hotel Pandora, Mani
Just 1,5 km away from the see stands proud the Historic Arapakis Tower, probably the only traditional restored Maniot towered ideal for families even with babies. Next to it, Hotel Pandora, with which they share the breakfast area and playground. You can walk to the beach of Diros, but you can even ride a horse to get you there. Near hear, there are plenty of quaint little coves that you can drive to.
Methoni’s Finest, Messinia
It might be 5 minutes by car away from the coast, but this coast happens to host some of the family friendliest beaches in Greece! Methoni’s Finest also features a lovely swimming pool in its estate among the olive groves, so when you and the little ones are too tired to head to the beach, you can just step out from your villa and relax by the pool!
Cape Kitries, Messinia
This lovely family apartments building is literally on the beach. It also has a swimming pool with sunset views, but the little cove is steps away and the residents have private access to it. If you want to explore though, there’s so many wonderful beaches near and far from Cape Kitries! Ideal for kids over 8 years.
Traditional Guest House Liodentra, Messinia
Right on the beach of Ritsa, Liodentra Estate also features a swimming pool and a playground.
Old Sport Mansion, Messinia
Near the beach at Mantineia, a seaside town close to Kalamata, Old Sport Mansion features a large garden with mini open air cinema, toys and playground!