Glistening water, beautiful weather, lovely beaches and delicious Mediterranean food make the Greek Islands a popular vacation spot for people of all ages. Steeped in thousands of years of rich culture and history, the Greek Islands offers something for everyone in your family, from the oldest to the youngest. Together, your family can explore the beauty of the Mediterranean, no matter what your interests may be.
Here are some of the reasons why the Greek Islands make for the perfect holiday destination for your family.
You won’t run out of places to explore
There are thousands of islands located within the boundaries of the country of Greece. These islands feature charming architecture, clear waters and one of the most sought after climates in the world. Located in the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades Islands are considered to be some of the most popular islands. The Cyclades features a grouping of 56 islands, with Santorini and Mykonos being two of the most popular.
Other popular islands outside of the Cyclades include Corfu, Crete and Rhodes. Each one of the islands offers its own architecture, history and legendary stories for everyone in your family to enjoy.
There are many luxurious and relaxing places to stay
When traveling with your family, you will want to find accommodations large enough for your family to relax in. A popular option for many families is to rent one of the luxury villas in Mykonos. This option will provide your family with the privacy of their own villa, while serving as a “home base” for you to travel around the island of Mykonos and other islands. Your family will feel right at home in a luxurious villa, many of which contain a private pool for you to use. You will also have access to stunning views of your island surroundings.
The Greek Islands offer activities and experiences for everyone
Mykonos is a busy tourist destination and offers your family the opportunity to access beaches, rolling hills and stunning Old World Mediterranean architecture. While on Mykonos your family can visit the capital of Hora. There you will find the Archaeological Museum, Folklore Museum and Maritime Museum. There’s even a castle for you to explore! Mykonos offers a wide array of historical and cultural opportunities for your family to experience. Other popular activities include swimming, water sports and experiencing the delectable local cuisine.
From your home base in Mykonos, you can take a ferry ride to other islands in order to explore the offerings there. Alternatively, your family may choose to take a quick flight to some of the other islands. Delos is quite close to Mykonos and features an archaeological site for you to explore.
Or you can travel to Santorini where your family can explore the Nea Kameni volcano, scuba dive or climb up to the medieval capital. Other options include renting a boat to explore the area, which includes beautiful cliffs with ancient churches hidden amongst caves.
Corfu is a bustling metropolitan area and there you can explore a city associated with ancient tales and historical events. Old mansions, breath-taking churches and museums offer the opportunity to get in touch with the past. Beaches and resorts allow you to explore the beauty of the natural world. The Island of Rhodes offers a cosmopolitan feel with numerous shopping opportunities for tourists. There, you can visit the Street of Knights, a perfectly recreated medieval street. The ancient island of Crete offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, as well as an abundance of hiking opportunities.
Your family will want to come back for more!
As you can see, the Greek Islands provide your family with a wealth of experiences. Traveling to the Greek Islands for a family getaway will provide you with a lifetime of memories.