Greek islands - where to go to relax with your child and yourself
Choosing an island
The territory of Greece has 1,400 islands, but only 227 of them are inhabited. For the tourist, not all of them are of interest. That is why we invite you to get acquainted with the best of them.
Such luminaries as Oscar Wilde, Goethe, Napoleon were in love with him. This island is simply immersed in greenery, especially in citrus orchards and olive groves. It is a real paradise for lovers of seascapes and beautiful landscapes.
However, if you want to relax with children, it is better not to plan a trip from January to February, because these two months are the coldest in the year, and daytime air temperatures do not rise above +16. With a small child it is better to come here in July-August, when the heat reaches its peak, and the coldest day will show a temperature of +28 degrees.
In Greece, this island is considered one of the most popular. In addition, he is the most fashionable and cosmopolitan. Stars of show business, politicians and artists prefer to relax here.
It is unlikely that there will be a comfortable indulgence in rest with children. First of all, it will suit people who are interested in the history of Greece and its architecture. Beach lovers will find it a paradise. The best beaches are located in the southern part of the coast.
Couples with a child will enjoy the family luxury resort, which is located in Platis Yalos. It is located just 3.5 kilometers from Mikonas. Every family member here will find entertainment for everyone.
While on Mikonas, visit his port, because it is here that the pelican Petros lives - its living symbol. You should not pass by the complex of churches Paraportiani, which are dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Of no less interest are the archaeological, ethnographic museums and the Maritime Museum of the Sea of the Aegean, as well as the monastery of the Virgin Turliani.
The Greeks call their island exactly Santorini, but any tourist who came here to rest will call it the card of Greece, a city on the edge of the world or a paradise at an altitude of 300 meters. Santorini is not one island, but a small group of islands that are located 10 km in diameter. Each of them is inhabited, and all are interconnected by ferries.
What is the purpose of tourists visiting Santorini? For different reasons:
- enjoy the calm;
- admire the beautiful architecture;
- take pictures against the backdrop of majestic rocks;
- lie down on the black and red sandy beaches;
- fix incredible landscapes;
- enjoy the blue seascapes.
Many people think that it is better to relax here, and get a tan on beaches such as Kamari or Perissa. You can come here with children in June, July or August.Nightlife lovers will love the many bars and restaurants. There is where to go, not only to yourself, but also from a lady of the heart.
This island can be visited with children also in winter. At this time, a large flow of tourists is completely absent, and the weather is surprisingly mild. However, no one will forbid you to the whole family to climb the ferry to visit the neighboring islands of Greece and indulge in hot springs.
On this island you will find an active volcano, the ruins of the old Roman baths, markets and theaters.
If, after all that has been said, you again ask where else is the best place to relax, we will point you to the island of Rhodes, which is officially recognized as one of the sunniest places in Europe. Connoisseurs of the sun, sea and sandy golden beaches are sent here. The best of them are on the east coast and are located between Lindos and Faliraki.Only here you can enjoy the miles of beautiful coasts and corners of pristine nature.
Here every tourist, family with children and lonely awaits his personal vacation. If you are looking for peace, take a break 8 km from the capital, going to the resort Kalifeya. At any time, in June, July or August, lovers of active 24-hour recreation, including young people, choose the resort Faliraki, which is located 15 km away from the capital. Wanting to conquer the high waves, go to Ialyssos or Ixia. Just 10 minutes from the city of Rhodes, you will be provided with excellent conditions for surfing.
Being in Greece on the island of Rhodes and wanting to fully relax, both with children and yourself, visit the Rhodes Fortress, consisting of 19 large residences of masters belonging to the Order of the Hospitallers. Within the walls of this fortress there is a palace in which the mosaic arrived from the island of Kos is stored. Within the walls of this palace, exhibitions are often organized, at which there is a huge amount of diverse information about the history of ancient and medieval Rhodes.
The old part of Rhodes is famous for its open-air theater. In June, July and August, it turns into an interesting venue for concerts and various performances.
Holidays in Greece - for those who love ...
Many people like to combine business with pleasure. Therefore, we decided to dedicate the second part of the conversation to just such a category of holidaymakers.
For those who love beaches
If you like Greece with your beaches, then it’s best to go to Crete and Kefalonia with your family in June or August.
Nevertheless, it should be remembered that Greece, both cities and islands, is famous for its municipal beaches, where an umbrella and a chaise lounge cost from 3 euros. In many cases, even those beach chairs that are located near the hotel where you are renting a room can be paid. The price starts from 12 euros. If you want to save money, get yourself a personal umbrella and a mat for the same 2 euros, but paying them once.
For those who love shopping
No one will dispute the fact that even in Greece you can always indulge yourself with pleasant shopping.
In Athens, you should visit such popular streets as Kolonaki, where the boutiques of famous artists, antique dealers and furniture makers are located. To buy shoes, clothes, or interior items, visit Erma Street. If you are interested in souvenirs, jewelry or fur, then go straight to Monastiraki street;
And for fur products go to Castoria.
For those who love gastronomic delicacies
To get to know Greece better, you need to taste its culinary masterpieces. For lovers of the subtle flavors of this great island, we recommend visiting Crete and Kos.
Particular attention should be paid in Greece tip. They are always included in the total amount of the account submitted to you.However, a good tone is considered to be the rounding of the proposed amount, especially if you like the service.
For those who love winter holidays
So extreme visitors to Greece can offer two ski resorts, namely Seli and Parnas.
When planning an active holiday in any part of the island, take care of additional insurance, which should take into account sports injuries. In most cases, ordinary insurance programs offered by many travel agencies are cheap and do not cover the traumatic events of a sporting nature.
For those who love historical sights
Not every part of the island can satisfy the need of a tourist to visit historical sites, so let me offer you Corfu and Rhodes.