Once you’ve been on a family holiday to Greece, it’s easy to be tempted back time and time again by the relaxed island experience
People are warm and friendly. Ancient history traces every step you take. There are brilliant blue skies, sparkling beaches and coves you can only reach by boat. Even the idea that Greece is the only country in Europe with Loggerhead Turtles is irresistible – especially to kids. If you haven’t visited yet, you should. Just prepare to fall in love almost instantly and remember, one Greek holiday will never be enough.
There are flights from the UK to 15 Greek airports, and direct flights from London to Athens and Thessaloniki year-round.
Greece has 18 World Heritage archaeological sites, including Athens’ Acropolis and Delphi.
The country has more than 200 inhabited islands, collected into six groups and stretching from the coast of Athens to Crete in the south.
Santorini sits on the edge of one of the world’s largest calderas – normally, you have to climb mountains for such a spectacle.
Crete is on the same latitude as Cyprus, and has temperatures between 17°C and 20°C in autumn.
EasyJet flies direct from London Gatwick to Crete in just over four hours.
Greece has 12 National Parks, including Zakynthos Marine Park, where several beaches are Loggerhead Turtle nesting sites.
Greece is host to a plethora of incredible family-friendly hotels, from all-inclusive beach front hotels to quaint, boutique hotels across it’s lesser known resorts
If you’re planning to visit one of the more remote islands, make sure you know exactly how long the ferry journey is before you book. Hiring a car for a few days is a good way to explore larger islands, but getting about by local taxis and public transport isn’t too difficult. It’s all about connections in Greece, so try to fly direct if you can, and if you have ferries in the mix, prepare to make the voyage part of the holiday adventure.