4 of the best places for family holidays in Greece

13 Jun 2024

Greece is the perfect destination for a family holiday. Each island and region has its own unique charm, from historical landmarks to fresh local dishes, breath-taking beaches to adrenaline-filled watersports and sports. Whatever you want out of your family holiday, you are sure to find it in Greece!

Not yet convinced? Just read on and find out why you should book your next family holiday to Greece today, and discover four of the best Greek holiday beach resort destinations with Mark Warner.

Where are the best places for a family holiday in Greece?

Choosing the best place for a family holiday in Greece needs a lot of consideration. You need to make sure that the destination has something for everyone. For example, what is the beach like, is there a picturesque village nearby? Is there childcare and kids clubs with a range of activities to keep the kids entertained? If culture is your thing, are there ancient sites within reach? And are there plenty of opportunities for adults to relax or participate in activities? 

At Mark Warner, we have taken all of these needs into consideration and we believe that our carefully hand-picked resorts in Rhodes, Lesvos, Lemnos and Paleros (on the Ionian Coast) are the best places for a family holiday in Greece. Read on to learn more about each of the Greek islands and an insight into what you can expect to find at each of our resorts.


The largest of the Greek Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes has a staggering 220 km of coastline, crystal clear waters and 300 days of sunshine on average per year. This makes it an incredible island for learning or perfecting a water sport or exploring the numerous mountain bike and road bike trails in the sun.

Stay at Mark Warner’s Kamari Beach Resort and be right on Lardos Beach. With its warm shallow waters and picture-perfect bay, Kamari Beach is an ideal setting for the the best family beach holiday. Dine at one of three restaurants serving a variety of dishes, from sophisticated local seafood selections to freshly prepared Greek meze. Choose from a variety of rooms including; Garden Rooms nestled amongst native plants, go straight from your terrace to the pool with the Poolside Access room or the Family Annexe which is perfect for those families with young children. 

Our Kamari Beach Resort is also a great base for exploring the island. For a great day out, head to the famous Acropolis of Lindos, the Valley of the Butterflies, visit the mediaeval architecture in Rhodes Old Town or relax on a spectacular beach.

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The third largest Greek island, Lesvos is a historical wonder. The island has been inhabited since at least 3000 BC and has many archaeological museums and sites you can visit if you’d love to learn more. Unaffected by mass tourism, Lesvos is an ideal destination for those people seeking to experience the real Greece. If you’re looking for more adrenaline-filled activities, Eressos beach has the perfect conditions for sailing and windsurfing.

Also on Eressos beach, you will find Mark Warner’s Aeolian Village Beach Resort. Tucked in the corner of a beautiful sandy bay on the beach, Aeolian Village Beach Resort has the delicate balance of spectacular natural scenery and the amenities for rip-roaring adventure sports and activities on the water and land. Families can enjoy the two adjoining pools that sit between the hotel and the beach, dedicated childcare facilities and a range of accommodation options to suit travelling parties of all sizes.

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If you’re looking for a Greek Island that has been almost untouched by tourists, look no further than Lemnos. Expect rugged landscapes, terracotta rooftops and village-feel living you’ll want to return to time and time again. The island’s capital of Myrina is home to the ruins of a beautiful Venetian castle on the bay, stone-paved alleys and neoclassical designed buildings which are a sight to behold.

Stay amongst this untouched beauty at Mark Warner’s Lemnos Beach Resort. Loved for its authentic Greek hospitality and its private spot in a secluded lagoon-like bay on Plati Beach, Lemnos Beach Resort should be at the top of your list for a family holiday to Greece. Whether your family wants to learn a new water sport like water skiing or wakeboarding, kayaking and more, or you want to take some time to relax and not need to worry about childcare, we’ve got you covered.

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Paleros, Ionian Coast

a pool with umbrellas and chairs by it

Found on the west coast of Greece in the Aetolia-Acarnania region, the traditional Greek coastal village of Paleros sits across the Ionian Sea from Lefkada, in one of the most colourful parts of the country. Even though this village is on the mainland, the location feels more like a secluded island paradise with the stunning sea views, crystal clear blue waters, local taverns serving fresh produce and hand crafted items for sale. Immerse yourself in all this beauty with a stay at Mark Warner’s Paleros Beach Resort. Our recently refurbished rooms in terracotta-topped villas sit among flower-filled gardens and are overlooked by the dramatic hillside. Families can take advantage of many activities and water sports at the resort, including rowing, tennis and scuba diving, while children will be able to make new friends and try out new activities in our kids clubs.  Paleros is also ideally located for taking a boat trip to the beautiful unspoilt Ionian islands of Kastos, Kalamos and Meganisi.  Or visit Lefkada ‘Caribbean of Greece’, which is a short drive away. Lefkada is connected to Mainland Greece by a bridge and known for its stunning beaches, white sand and turquoise waters.

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Greece family holidays FAQs

Still looking for more information on family holidays to Greece? Check out our frequently asked questions below to help.

Is Greece a good destination for families?

Yes, Greece is an excellent destination for families! Staying at a Mark Warner hotel will make your holiday even more memorable as we combine superb childcare facilities, stylish accommodation, indulgent dining and a variety of sporting activities to make sure you have an incredible trip.

What is the weather typically like in Greece?

Since Greece is situated in the Mediterranean, you can expect a typical Mediterranean climate. This consists of hot dry summers and mild winters, so if you’re looking to get the most sun, you should aim to visit Greece from May to October.

When is the best time to visit Greece for a family holiday?

If you’re looking to make the most of the sunshine, you should visit Greece in June, July or August when the temperatures reach their peak of 33C. If you’re travelling with young children though, you might want to aim for cooler, but no less sunny months like May, September and October.

Should I book hotels in advance when visiting Greece with my family?

To ensure you get the best rooms at the best prices, it is always best to book in advance when visiting Greece with the family. Especially if you are travelling with a large family, booking your hotel and activities early will mean you’re more likely to get rooms and activity groups all together.

Book your next family holiday to Greece with Mark Warner

With so many stunning islands to choose from, we’re sure you can’t wait to get on your next family holiday to Greece. Book your holiday with Mark Warner and know you are in safe hands to have the best holiday you could ask for!