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    Flight Time: 4 hours 20 mins 
    Best Time to Go: May to July & September to October 
    Time Difference: GMT + 2 hours 
    Currency: Euros 
    Visa Needed: No

    Greece

    Greece has something for everyone and for every family. Whether you prefer stunning landscape, crystal clear seas, powder soft sand or a bit of culture. And with a myriad of islands to explore as well as the mainland itself you will never be short of choice. We love Greece and have always been impressed how well it works for families. You can stay at stunning 5* hotels and head out in the evening to little taverners on the beach where you can have relaxing dinners whilst the children play on the sand. Here we have included some of our favourite places from the uber cool and wonder Mykonos, with its great shopping, stunning views and incredible restaurants to the best beaches in Europe on the Halkidiki Peninsular.


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    Mykonos, Greece

    One of the best family hideaways we have found. It has a wonderful beach and is easy to get to with direct flights from the UK. From the airport it is a 5 minute transfer. The staff are great with children and most importantly the hotel is gorgeous, chic and truely yummy. For an Ultimate Family Hideaway this hotel is just about perfect.

    Suitable for: Most families - parents with young children will love the sandy beach, older children can enjoy Mykonos town.

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      Mykonos Grand

      Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
      Rooms: 31
      Interleading rooms: No
      Childrens facilities:Basic
      Setting: Beach
      Style: Mediterranean Chic
      Kids club: No
      Baby sitters: Yes
      Nightly rates from:
      Per Person: £98
      2 Adults & 2 Children BB: £392
      Complimentary age sharing: <2yrs

      When to Travel

      From early May to the middle of October tends to be the best time to visit.  As with all Mediterranean destinations August can be very hot and therefore probably not ideal for very young children.  May, June and September are wonderful months to visit when the days are lovely and warm and the school holiday crowds aren’t around.




      Kids

      Gin clear water, lovely sandy beaches and easy flights mean that Greece has long been a popular destination for families.   There are  numerous islands dotted throughout the Aegean to choose from depending on what you are after.  The uber cool Mykonos, out of the main season of July and August, is a fantastic place for a family holiday with lovely sandy beaches.  It is worth noting that a number of islands only have pebble beaches which don’t make sand castle building very easy!  We have selected the hotel in Greece on the basis that they all have their own sandy beach.  Head up north to the Halidiki Peninsular for some of the best beaches in Greece and the wonderful family resort of Porto Sani – which for us is probably the top family hotel(s) in Europe.  Here the endless beach has soft white sand which gentle shelves into the sea.

      Country Info

      Flights:  Most of the islands are connected with direct UK flights on the low cost carriers.  Olympic Air and Aegean Air connect all of the islands via Athens

       

      Crete

      An island of two parts – the north west has wonderful sandy beaches and mountain ranges dotted with caves and sliced by dramatic gorges. Whilst the chic north east coast is lined with the uber gorgeous hotels of Elounda where the Greek jet set head. Oddly enough these often very family friendly hotels have large pebble beaches, not every young castle makers ideal medium. 

      An island of two parts – the north west has wonderful sandy beaches and mountain ranges dotted with caves and sliced by dramatic gorges. Whilst the chic north east coast is lined with the uber gorgeous hotels of Elounda where the Greek jet set head. Oddly enough these often very family friendly hotels have large pebble beaches, not every young castle makers ideal medium. 

      Flights to Chania:

      Gatwick: Easyjet, Thomson Airways

      Stanstead: Ryanair

      Also from: East Midlands, Glasgow, Manchester,

       

      Flights to Heraklion:

      Gatwick: Easyjet, Monarch,

      Luton: Thomson, Easyjet

      Stanstead: Thomson

      Also from: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester,Newcastle

       

      Mykonos

       

      A surprise find for us and one that is now a firm favourite.  This ‘party’ island out of the July and August season is a really lovely place to visit.  Square whitewashed buildings are the only style allowed which give the island its unique look. And the sandy beaches couldn’t be better for families.  Traveling in the quieter months, for those families that can, mean you have the same wonderful shops and restaurants that make Mykonos so popular but without the crowds.  On some of the more hidden of the Greek islands you struggle to find decent hotels or good restaurants.  Which is why we so adore Mykonos.

       

      Flights:

      Gatwick: Easyjet, Thomson,

      Manchester: Thomson

       

      Halidiki Penisular  

      Up in the far north east of Greece this beautiful peninsular has miles of white sandy beaches.  The flights are to Thessaloniki Airport 

       

      Flights:

      Gatwick: BA, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook, Easyjet,

      Luton: Thomson

      Stanstead: Ryanair

      Also from: Manchester, East Midlands

       


      Things to do

      Please find below a range of activities available in Greece.

      Suggested Itineraries

      We know it is often difficult, with the huge number of hotels out there, to know which one to go for, which combines with which and what sort of costs they are going to be. Here we have put together a few of our favourite options to give you a starting point. Any of these options can be changed, tweeked or added to so please do ask. The prices are per person and include international flights and private transfers. As the rates at all hotels change a great deal from their High Seasons (i.e the most popular times of the year to be there) to their Low Seasons (they often have great discounts at this time) we have based the 'From' costs on a good time of year to be in the country, the dates are included in the text at the bottom. Please do call us for a quote based on your dates.