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Family holidays in Greece

Family holidays in Greece are all about the great outdoors. Warm winds make sailing and windsurfing a breeze, bays and inlets offer an inviting spot for first-time paddle boarders and secluded beaches are soft, sandy spots for weary adventurers needing to relax. But don’t expect to stay still for too long! Greece’s winding roads and pine forest trails are just waiting to be explored.

Sun-filled days, bundles of inclusive activities and plenty of adventure are all on the menu on a family holiday in Greece. Our seven Neilson Beachclubs serve up sports, sailing, watersports and cycling against a backdrop of sparkling blue seas, green hillsides and lush olive groves. A sporting paradise, Greece is a great destination for an active, fun-packed family holiday with plenty of opportunities to relax and let Greece’s laid-back charm help you unwind. And with family always at the heart of the nation’s culture, little ones get a warm welcome wherever they go - whether it’s in one of our Neilson kids’ clubs, a local taverna or splashing about in the sea. 

Family holidays in a glance
  • Up to 15 inclusive family-friendly activities
  • Free kids' clubs for all children from 2-17 years
  • Fuel up for fun with a buffet of familiar favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Inclusive evening care if needed
  • Family, interconnecting rooms and suites make sleeping arrangements easy
  • Baby booster and toddler packs mean you can travel light

A family holiday at one of our Greek beachclubs means you can try up to 15 inclusive activities. Learn a new sport as a family, pick your own favourites or let the kids learn at their own pace on one of our kids’ club activity programs. Whatever your ability, our experienced instructors are on hand for everything from beginners tips to expert guidance. 

young girl windsurfing

Enjoying family holidays in Greece

A family getaway to Greece is about much more than sun-soaked days and turquoise seas. It’s a chance to explore. World-class museums showcase the country’s rich and varied history, allowing you to learn about the beautiful mainland and the civilisations that shaped it.

The real showstoppers can be found in Greece’s wide open spaces. Ruins and temples are ideal places to stop off on a cycling trip. If the mythical sites don’t wow you, the unfolding landscape beyond will. Tucked away coves line the coast and rural villages pepper the challenging cycle routes up into the mountains.

Family eating lunch

Family friendly food in Greece

If a busy day’s exploring sees you hungry for a real taste of Greece, the local tavernas will not disappoint. Familiar Greek mainstays abound (baklava anyone?) but it’s the traditional local recipes that will really get your tastebuds singing. Ask for some mezedes or pikilia, similar to Spanish tapas, you’ll be served an assortment of Greek dishes to try. 

If you’re staying on-site for the day, our club board menus mean you won't go hungry. Extensive buffets bursting with tasty salads, grilled meats and fresh fish mean you can indulge while still eating healthy, nutritious food. With local dishes playing their part, you’ll get a taste of Greece right here in our beachclubs.

After a leisurely lunch, you can hit the tennis courts for a friendly match or some expert instruction, sign up for another inclusive activity or enjoy a poolside moment or two with your holiday page-turner. 

Retreat Beachclub, Sivota, Greece

Where to stay on a family holiday in Greece

With seven Neilson beachclubs to choose from, there’s a holiday destination to suit every family in Greece. If you’re a family travelling without little ones in tow, our adult-only Buca beachclub is ideal. If you’re planning a family holiday in Greece with the kids, the rest of our beachclubs in all have summer-long kids’ clubs - keeping little ones from 2 - 17 happy and active during your stay. Windsurfers will want to head for our Cosmos Beachclub. Retreat Beachclub in Sivota is the place to dip your toe for water skiing and kayaking. A sheltered bay and nearby shallow waters make this beachclub a hit with beginners and children. 

If your ideal Greek family holiday is all about island life, the Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village Beachclubs are for you. Situated on islands in the northeast Aegean sea, these beachclubs come with plenty of inclusive Neilson activities. Maybe your holiday wish list includes an unspoilt, sandy beach that stretches off into the sunset? Messini on the southern peninsula of the Peloponnese is for you. Lastly, Vounaki is the pick of the bunch for sailing holidays. Gentle winds pick up after lunch helping newbies build confidence while more confident sailors can take advantage of the steady breeze.

Where to go on a family holiday in Greece

View of the beachclub the water

Retreat Beachclub (Adult & Active Family)

Sivota , Greece

From £735pp
The beach at Vounaki Beachclub

Vounaki Beachclub

Paleros , Greece

From £799pp
Swimming pool with views over the bay

Cosmos Beachclub

Vassiliki , Greece

From £599pp
Early mornings on the beach

Messini Beachclub

Analipsi , Greece

From £785pp
Space to relax around the 50m (approx.) swimming pool

Portomyrina Palace Beachclub

Lemnos , Greece

From £725pp
swimming pool with double loungers

Aeolian Village Beachclub

Lesvos , Greece

From £709pp