5 Best Greek Beaches for families

Greece is an excellent destination for vacations with historical locations, wonderful islands and beautiful beaches. A Greece vacation is a great option to take your kids to the beach and spend quality time with your family enjoying the sun and sea. Below, you will find the five best Greek beaches for families on the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Haldikiki, Paros and Kefalonia.

Elafonisi Beach – Crete

The first beach to look into for your Greece family vacation is Elafonisi Beach in Crete which is one of the most famous sandy beaches in Greece. It offers Caribbean like beauty with blue waters and pink sands. Coves are present to snorkel in and sand dunes rise above to explore with your family. Local beach bars are readily available for the adults to enjoy in their downtime, including Elafonisi Lagoon.

Elafonisi beach - Crete

This beach is perfect for families as it has all of the amenities you need including bathrooms and changing rooms. The nearby store has all the essentials you may need if you forgot something.

Numerous other adventures await you and your family in addition to the coves and dunes aforementioned. Inlets are close to one another that families can enjoy jumping to and from and exploring. The clear, shallow water allows wading and more exploration.

Tsambika Beach – Rhodes

Rhodes is one of the best Greek islands for families to vacation to. There are several kids-friendly beaches all around the island, but our favorite is definitely the Tsambika Beach. It is on the east coast of Rhodes and has long stretches of golden sands.

The sand is free of sharp pebbles and the water is usually calm, allowing for you to have ease of mind regarding safety. Families can rent chairs and umbrellas for low costs; eight euros covers two chairs and an umbrella for example.

Tsambika beach - Rhodes

Other amenities are numerous, including bathrooms with toilets and showers. A small shop for forgotten items or snacks and drinks is also present. Parking is also free.

Older children and parents will have plenty to do at this beach as well. This includes parasailing and renting jet-skis or banana boats. An obstacle course is also available for you and your family’s enjoyment.

Myrtos Beach – Kefalonia

Myrtos Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world with many people photograph this location when visiting. It is surrounded by hills and has white sand and blue, sparkling water. This beach is considered the best beach in Greece and in the world by many, and families are easily able to enjoy this beach.

Kefalonia family beach

Myrtos Beach is easily accessible by car. This allows for easy access for visiting for quick visits. The beauty of the beach is the main amenity, with no added extras. Sometimes there is a snack cart open for food and drinks, but only in the high-season. Therefore, get a beach cooler and bring what you need for the day and just enjoy the beauty of Greece.

Santa Maria Beach – Paros

Santa Maria Beach is a beautiful, albeit crowded beach with activities for all ages. It is a good spot for those who seek out an active Greece family vacation. The soft golden sand and beautiful blue ocean offer opportunity for sunbathing and swimming for all ages. The coastline is long, separating into two beaches.

Snorkeling is a water sport that is very popular at this beach for older children and adults. There is a diving school to assist younger children in learning to snorkel. You can also try out windsurfing at this beach.

Catamaran on Paros beach

There are numerous rental amenities including sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as a restaurant to feed your family during meals. Finally, a bar is available for adults to unwind and relax.

Nea Moudania Beach – Halkidiki

Halkidiki with 71 Blue-flagged beaches and over 550km coastline offers some of the best Greek beaches for families. It is easy to find a spot you will fall in love with, but we recommend not missing out Nea Moudania.

This beach is about two kilometers long with plenty to do. It has been awarded for its cleanliness on numerous occasions. The beach is lined with parasols and sunbeds for your family’s comfort and relaxation. Restaurants are along the shoreline for eating and drinking purposes.

Nea Moudania Beach extends and runs into other beaches on the island. This will give room for you to explore. Lifeguards are always available offering safety to your family. Attractions are nearby including shopping and a beautiful olive garden to explore, moreover you can enjoy various water sports too.

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