How do you find the ideal Greek island for a holiday with younger kids when there are 1000s to choose from? Well, only 277 are inhabited and not every one is easy to reach from the UK. We picked our five favourites for their sandy beaches, calm seas, pretty little resort towns, friendly atmosphere and good airports. So if a Greek island holiday with under-fives is one of your dreams this year, take a look ....

Greek island holidays

1/5  Mykonos

Mykonos might only be 15km long, but it’s ringed round with 25 white sand beaches and also has one of the loveliest small island capitals in Europe, which also happens to be car-free and easy to walk around - only perfect with younger kids.  And don’t be put off by Mykonos' reputation as a party island. Any 2021 partying will be light and even in normal times it's  limited to one or two larger beaches. So that leaves plenty free for you and your under fives to paddle, nap and play in peace.

Why this Greek island for under fives?

  • Warm and sunny from April to September, with highs of 30˚, Mykonos is known for sea breezes, keeping beaches comfortable even in July and August.
  • Only one Mykonos beach isn’t covered in soft, silvery-white sand.
  • The island’s tiny and easy to get around, and the local bus company runs beach shuttles from Mykonos Town in spring and summer.
  • Neighbouring Naxos, Paros and  Delos are just 90 minutes’ sail from Mykonos on the island’s SeaBus.