- Greece Family holidays
A family package holiday to Greece can take in the mainland cities or the beach locations of the Greek Islands - it's entirely up to you. No doubt you can take some inspiration from your children, and whether you think they are likely to enjoy their holiday more if it is spent playing on the sand, or exploring the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other major historical landmarks found in locations like Athens. Greece is of course also the home of the Olympic Games, making a perfect excuse to get your kids active during their holiday there.
Authentic Greek cuisine is quite widely available in the UK, yet many Brits remain largely unaware of what's on the menu. You might want to play it safe during family holidays in Greece, by ordering snacks rather than main courses to begin with. Some smaller portions are among the best known Greek delicacies, such as feta cheese and olives, which may be served together or apart, as well as stuffed vine leaves. In addition to these, a typical Mediterranean menu should be available, with seafood high on the list in locations throughout Greece.
The road to the Olympics
Head to family holidays in Greece in the run-up to an Olympic year and you're in with a chance of seeing the Olympic Torch as it sets out along the route to its next destination. The torch is lit ceremonially using the rays of the sun - which are believed to create a 'pure' flame compared with lighting it from a fire - before being carried in a relay to the host city for the Games. If you happen to be in Greece when the relay gets underway, you might be one of the first to spot the new torch as it embarks on its epic road trip once every four years for the upcoming Summer Olympics.
Enjoying family holidays in Greece
With a rich tapestry of different things to do in Greece, it might be best to leave it to the experts to keep your children entertained and educated. Many hotels offer a kids' club for cheap family holidays in Greece, and booking your child into this should free up your daytimes to have some fun of your own, before you all meet up again for dinner and to discuss the day's adventures.
Why Greece is so great for families
From some of the best beaches in the world to waterparks, stunning islands and excellent food, Greece ticks a lot of top family holiday boxes. Within the EU for ease of access, and with plenty of family-friendly resorts, Greece has long been a family favourite. Island hop on a sail boat, explore ancient civilisations or simply hang out at the beach. However you want to enjoy Greece family holidays, you can do it here. It's all warmed through by the bright Mediterranean sun.