The Greek islands & Crete
“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean Sea”, wrote Nikos Kazantzakis, the world-renown Greek writer and author of Zorba the Greek. Each one of them with its unique beauty, it attracts its visitors, who indulge in island-hopping or keep coming back, as if they go on a pilgrimage. But what to choose among the -more than- 200 islands scattered in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea? Which are the best Greek islands to visit with children? Which are the characteristics that make a destination a family friendly place?
Well, for us the MAMAKITA team the first thing we need is accessibility to the extent this relates to safety! Kid-friendly destinations are the places that are easy to reach -direct landing is an asset- and close to health facilities. Related to accessibility are the smooth climate and a welcoming nature -no heavy seas, no rocky shores, no extreme climate conditions, no wild mountains- which does not hold for all Greek islands. A second criterion is family friendly accommodation, a prerequisite indeed, for relaxed holidays… for the parents as well. Last but not least, it is important to be able to book kid friendly activities and tours, and find trustworthy service-providers.
MAMAKITA has collected the family friendliest guided services operating in Crete and in the kid friendly islands of the Cyclades and the Ionian Sea. But wherever you go, your journey will leave you with a touch of hot sand and stone, a smell of herbs, the sound of goat bells, a taste of salt and the sight of pure light and the endless blue horizon.
To plan your trip in the Greek Islands with children, advise the MAMAKITA tried and tested family vacation itineraries in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, and find below all available kid & family friendly guided tours, activities and experiences provided from professionals specialized in kids.