Greece Family holidays

With some of the most beautiful beaches in the world on your doorstep, adrenaline-pumping watersports, unspoilt scenery and sites of historic and cultural importance scattered across the country, Greece family holidays can be exactly what you want them to be! While parents might feel drawn towards the sun-bleached sands and sapphire-coloured seas, it pays to have some entertainment up your sleeve for the kids.

Thankfully there's waterparks, zoos, wildlife reserves and boat trips just a walk, bus or taxi ride away, so you won't hear the dreaded cry of “I'm bored!”. Among the best Greek islands for families, Rhodes is ideal for those who want to do nothing except laze on a beach.

Most of the larger hotels cater for family holidays, with facilities such as kids' clubs, babysitting services and on-tap entertainment. If the little ones are bored and you need a break, qualified staff can take the reins for an hour or two, while you get some serious bronzing under your belt.

However, for trips out, you'll find Rhodes Town a fascinating trip back in time, complete with medieval fortifications and pedestrian-only, cobbled passages and streets.

Zante is one of the best Greek islands for families with older children and teenagers. There are plenty of organised watersports alonge the coast as well as some excellent beach clubs, a perfect hangout for new-found friends. Many of the hotels offer activities, specifically for younger visitors, leaving teenage tantrum-weary parents free to relax and enjoy themselves.

Best family hotels in Greece