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Budget family holidays in Greece | ideal destinations for your next vacation

Summer in Greece is glorious... Pack up, go on a nice and affordable family trip with your loved ones to these accessible destinations around Greece.

Summer is here and the kids have started clamoring to go to the beach. And you certainly don’t want to deprive them of the chance to cool off. The family holiday you have been dreaming about could become reality – if you act quickly. Start off by choosing your destination, find the family hotel that is perfect for you, fill up the car, pack your bags and you’re ready to set off on your summer holiday!

To make things easier for you, we have selected 10 Greek destinations where you can enjoy an affordable family getaway.

Halkidiki

An all-time favourite with Greeks in the northern part of the country and any family that has been at least once: Halkidiki takes your breath away with its crystal-clear waters, the lush, green natural landscape and well-organised tourist facilities that offer comfort and luxury.

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Location

The easy access to the hotel, barring some traffic you might encounter on the road from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki, is a major advantage.

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room starts at €45.

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Areas in Halkidiki with family hotel options: Potidaia, Sani, Afytos, Koroni, Agios Nikolaos.

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Our recommendation for family accommodation in Halkidiki

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Located in the western part of Kassandra in Halkidiki and very near Thessaloniki and Makedonia Airport, the Secret Paradise Hotel & Spa is the ideal choice for the whole family. The rooms at the hotel have a view of either the Thermaic Gulf or Mount Olympus. The hotel spa is decorated with an ancient Greek motif and invites you to enjoy some quiet relaxation.

Secret Paradise Hotel & Spa

8.4 Very good (704 reviews)
Excellent Service 8.9 / 10
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Peloponnese

What makes Peloponnese such a popular family destination? From the coast of Argolida and the view of the Aegean, to the golden sandy beaches of Zacharo and the emerald waters of the Ionian Sea, Peloponnese is so full of hidden treasures, you will always have a reason to keep coming back. It is both well organised and easily accessible, with an endless supply of family hotels and guesthouses.

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Location

Easily accessible, just a few hours away by car.

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room starts at €37.

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Areas in Peloponnese with family hotel options: Nafplio, Kardamyli, Mavrovouni, Arkoudi.

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A hotel ideally located for exploring Nafplio

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The Grand Sarai is located near the port of Nafplio, just a five-minute walk from the city centre (Syntagma Square). The Superior Room and Junior Suite can easily accommodate an entire family. The Grand Sarai also offers a free breakfast buffet.

Hotel Grand Sarai

Nafplio, 0.3 km to Agios Spiridonas
9.3 Excellent (346 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.4 / 10
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Epirus

Epirus offers a pristine natural setting and traditional architecture, but you can also enjoy both the refreshing mountain air and the cooling sea breezes. Located between Pindos and the Ionian Sea, along mountain peaks and deep gorges, with castles and charming villages, Epirus is a destination that both you and your children will find exciting. It offers a different summer holiday experience that you are sure to want to repeat.

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Location

Easily accessible, just a few hours away by car.

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room starts at €36.

Around

Areas in Epirus with family hotel options: Syvota, Parga.

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Our recommendation for a family holiday in Zagorochoria

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At an altitude of 1,000 metres in Vitsa, central Zagori, the Zagori Suites is the ideal hotel for an adventurous family looking to explore the awe-inspiring Zagorochoria region. The hotel blends in perfectly with its majestic natural setting. Wooden floors, handmade furniture and Oriental rugs create a warm atmosphere where you can relax in the serenity of the Zagorochoria mountain paradise. All rooms have a fully equipped kitchenette, either two or three bedrooms and a fireplace.

Zagori Suites Luxury Residences

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Vitsa, 6.5 km to Traditional Settlement of Kato Pedina
9.5 Excellent (121 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.5 / 10
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Crete

An island with countless options that never ceases to surprise. Each time you visit, you will think about coming back again soon. The beaches of Crete will amaze with their beauty and are ideal for hours of fun. If you plan to stay for a few days, hire a car and tour the island of Crete for an unforgettable experience.

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Airports in Crete

– ‘Nikos Kazantzakis’ Heraklio International Airport
– ‘Daskalogiannis’ Chania International Airport
– Sitia Municipal Airport
– Airline tickets may cost less than boat tickets, as many low-cost airlines now land at Crete’s airports.

Boats

– Boats from Athens (Piraeus) travel regularly to the ports of Heraklio and Chania.
– The voyage takes about nine hours.

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room in Crete starts at €34.

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Areas in Crete with family hotel options: Platanias Chania, Gouves, Agia Marina, Agia Pelagia, Hersonisos, Elounda.

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Quality service at this Heraklio hotel in Crete

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The Lato Boutique has managed to become one of the best-known hotels in Heraklio, Crete, thanks to the quality of its service and the attention to detail. The hotel’s room service can provide you with anything you need right at your door. The hotel also welcomes small pets. The family rooms are 35 m2 and have a double bed and set of bunk beds.

Lato Boutique Hotel

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Heraklion, 0.3 km to Archaeological Museum
9.1 Excellent (3695 reviews)
Excellent Service 9 / 10
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Evia

The second-largest island in Greece, and just a stone’s throw from the capital city of Athens, Evia has numerous sights, attractive beaches and a multitude of activities. It is very well organised and one of the most suitable for a family holiday. Learn more about family tourism in Evia at the official website here.

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Location

Very easily accessible, less than two hours’ drive from Athens.

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room in Evia starts at €28.

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Vateri Guesthouse

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Breakfast at the Vateri Guesthouse will be a very pleasant surprise! Follow the aroma of freshly baked bread served with homemade jams, honey, fresh country eggs and artisanal pies. All rooms have their own fireplaces, and some are fitted with a small kitchenette.

As the guesthouse is set up as an agrotourism facility, you will be able to watch or even lend a hand with the chores on the 20-acre farm. The hotel is ideally located to serve as a base from which to venture further afield, but there are also athletic facilities for the more sports-inclined, including a tennis and basketball court and a children’s playground.

Vateri Guesthouse

9.4 Excellent (110 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.4 / 10
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Kefalonia

Kefalonia: One of the most popular cosmopolitan islands of the Ionian, it is nevertheless one of the top destinations for a family holiday. With a great number of beaches and constantly changing landscapes, there is something here for everyone. You are sure to find what is most suited to your needs for an unforgettable holiday.

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Airport

Kefalonia’s international airport, ‘Anna Pollatou’, is very busy during the summer with arrivals from both Greece and Europe. In Greece, the airport is connected to: Athens, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos, Corfu and Preveza.

Boat

It is possible to travel to Kefalonia by boat leaving from Kyllini, southwest of Patras. See the boat schedules here.

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room in Kefalonia starts at €65.

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Hotel with a homey feel in Kefalonia

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The Avra Private Suites Hotel has made it its mission to make guests feel at home. From the sheets and towels to the delicious breakfast served on your balcony, the Avra will put you completely at ease. The suites range in size from 30 m2 to 90 m2, and are fitted with kitchenettes to cater to the needs of the entire family. You will find the hotel near Makrys Gialos Beach.

Avra Private Suites

9.5 Excellent (76 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.4 / 10
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Thassos

The island of Thassos is a favourite with Greeks from the north, as it is only about one hour from the port of Kavala on the mainland. This island is perfect for family getaways. With its clean beaches and abundant natural surroundings, the quiet island will reward you with its charming beauty, peaceful environment and special family memories.

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Boat

Thassos is only accessible by boat. The journey takes about 40 minutes from the port of Keramoti.

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room in Thassos starts at €69.

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A family holiday at a seaside hotel in Thasos

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Nestled on the western coast of Thasos along a lovely seaside spot next to a sandy beach. This unique complex of residences is designed in a contemporary style occupying 35,000 m2 and offers a wide variety of amenities. The top-quality service and friendly atmosphere make it the ideal destination for couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday. It is just 850 metres from the nearby village of Skala Prinou and 12 km from Limenas (Thasos town). This luxury hotel has 146 superior rooms and suites in numerous small buildings of one or two storeys.

Alea Hotel & Suites

Skala Prinos, 4.6 km to Kazaviti
8.3 Very good (585 reviews)
Excellent Rooms 8.9 / 10
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Kos

Kos is one of the most popular Greek islands for both native Greeks and foreign tourists, but with its well-organised infrastructure and natural beauty, it is also a great place for families. Its historic sights, beaches and tourist resorts are just some of the options available on Hippocrates’ island.

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Airport

Flights into ‘Hippocrates’ Kos International Airport during the summer months are very frequent and come from all major Greek airports.

Boat

The journey by boat from Athens (Rafina, Piraeus or Lavrio) to Kos takes about 10 hours.

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room in Kos starts at €40.

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Hotel with a breathtaking view in Kos

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The Alexandra Hotel is geared for families, as one of its main services is to provide childminding in the room. It is located in the centre of Kos near all the cafés and restaurants. As the tallest building in town, its roof garden is the ideal vantage point for unforgettable views. It has 62 fully fitted rooms, 10 of which are equipped to function as independent studios.

Hotel Alexandra

Kos - City, 16.7 km to Antimachia Castle
8.2 Very good (1119 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.1 / 10
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Rhodes

An island with plenty of places to explore. In Rhodes, you and your children will make the fairy-tale medieval city come alive and will enjoy playing on the beaches of unparalleled beauty. There are plenty of sights to see and villages to visit, and the accommodation you’ve been dreaming of is within reach.

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Airport

During the summer months, flights from almost all major airports in Greece arrive at Rhodes’ ‘Diagoras’ International Airport. Airline tickets may be even cheaper than boat tickets.

Boat

Rhodes is accessible by boat from the port of Piraeus. The journey takes about 13 hours.

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room in Rhodes starts at €40.

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Neoclassical hotel in Rhodes

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Efchi Suites 1904 was one of the earliest buildings to appear in the modern 20th-century city of Rhodes. Its five autonomous suites, inspired by natural herbs, are ideal for families. Each suite has room for a cot, and a childminding service is also available.

Efchi Suites 1904

Rhodes Town, 1.9 km to Aquarium Rhodos
9.1 Excellent (168 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.3 / 10
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Naxos

Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades Islands, is a good choice for a quiet family holiday. The Cycladic architecture, the fantastic sandy beaches and warm hospitality will win over both you and the little ones. It is a quiet, lovely island worth visiting with the family.

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Airport

The ‘Apollon’ Naxos International Airport links to the airports in Thessaloniki and Athens.

Boat

The boat journey from Athens (Rafina, Piraeus or Lavrio) to Naxos takes from three to five hours (depending on the type of boat).

Cost

The cost of a stay in a family room in Naxos starts at €60.

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Strategically located hotel in Naxos

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Located centrally in Naxos, near shops, cafés and restaurants, the rooms at the Xenia Hotel exude a quiet, tranquil and cool sense of peace. The hotel suite is ideal for accommodating a four-member family. The Naxos port is just 500 metres from the hotel, and the beach only 350 metres.

Xenia Hotel

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Naxos - Chora, 0.3 km to Chora Naxou
9.1 Excellent (498 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.4 / 10
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