Top family hotels for Island Hopping in the Cyclades
Planning any vacation with kids can be stressful. Planning a Greek island hopping vacation can be even more complicated. There are many islands to choose from and there are many ferry boat routes.
To make things easier for you, we have created several guides to help you such as our Top Selection of Best islands for family vacations and our Tips on how to do Island hopping with kids in Greece.
In this list, you will find our recommended family hotels for Island hopping in the Cyclades islands.
Happy island hopping!
Mykonos and Santorini are the most well-known islands in the Cyclades island group. But these islands are not family-friendly everywhere. Some beaches and some hotels are not suitable for kids. But we have got you covered as we have hand-picked our favorite hotels for families.
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
The Mykonos Grand Hotel Resort Luxury 5 star hotel is a luxury hotel at the sandy quiet beach of Ayios Yiannis, well hidden away from the busy crowds of Mykonos. This beautiful spa hotel offers well-deserved tranquillity and quality family time. Your kids will love the beach which is literally in front of the hotel. The calm waters are 100% children friendly and the sunsets are breathtaking. You will simply love the peaceful island rooms, the yummy breakfast and Mediterranean cuisine.
Nissaki Boutique Hotel
With pools and views that are second to none, everyone will fall in love with Nissaki Boutique Hotel. This gem overlooks the famous Psarou Beach and is only a few steps away from the renowned Platis Gialos Beach. The hotel is ideally located for easy access to Mykonos pretty town. Kids will find it difficult to choose between spending time at the beach and splashing in the hotel’s amazing pools. For families, we recommend the suites with separate bedrooms. For more information and booking, please click here.
You may think that Santorini isn’t that kid-friendly but with the right preparation, everyone will love this most famous island of Greece. In our guide Santorini with Kids we have put together a list of tips and advice on how to uncover the island’s potential to the maximum. Santorini offers amazing hotels for families.
Just a few hundred feet from the kid-friendly beach of Perivolos, the mid-budget Smaragdi Hotel is definitely a safe bet. Your children will love the bright and cheery garden with the playground. The hotel pool and Perivolos beach are conveniently located next to each other and will also keep the kids happy for hours. All rooms have a fully equipped kitchenette and the hotel organizes activities for children. This hotel is hard to beat for a family on a budget looking for a quiet, self-catering stay in Perissa. For more information and booking, please click here.
Bellonias Villas is the perfect family choice. The hotel has its own private beach in Kamari as well as a pool for endless hours of family fun. Don’t forget to visit Elia restaurant on the hotel’s beach terrace. It offers one of the best Mediterranean lunches and dinners in the area. The staff at Bellonias Villas is very friendly and willing to satisfy your every need. For a well-deserved peaceful family holiday, this hotel will definitely exceed your expectations. For more information and booking, please click here.
When island hopping in the Cyclades, Naxos island is most likely the most ideal family destination. The island has a dazzling choice in sandy kid-friendly beaches, it is quieter than the previously mentioned islands and there is a large choice in family accommodation. Naxos features everything a family could ever want on their dream holiday. Here we have listed why we think Naxos should be on your island hopping bucket list.
Nissaki Beach Hotel
If you want to combine luxury and relaxation in Naxos, we have found the perfect answer for you. Nissaki Beach Hotel is an elegant boutique hotel on the beautiful beach of St. George and has all the family comforts you wish for. All you have to do is just sit back and enjoy your stay while your kids play safely at the beach. Do try the excellent hotel restaurant. It has breathtaking views as well as a menu featuring distinct Mediterranean flavors. If you wish to go for a stroll the beautiful town of Naxos is just 5 minutes away!
If you wish to go ‘off the grid’ and completely relax in luxury and comfort than this is the place for you and your family. The hotel is located on a beautiful beach in the town of Naxos. Kids will be delighted with the children’s pool, playground, and playroom, and they will make new friends from all parts of the world. Enjoy a relaxing massage overlooking the sea or use the hotel’s spa and jacuzzi. The family rooms at Finikas Hotel have all the comforts you could wish for, the hotel offers peace and relaxation. For more information and booking, please click here.
Milos has become very popular for families in recent years. In fact, it was named by CNN Traveler in 2019 as one of the most beautiful islands in the world! There are no luxury resorts on the small island of Milos but several excellent family accommodations.
Miramare Luxury Suites
This unique apartment is located in Pachaina, just a few steps from Kapros Beach. Miramare Luxury Suites provides a beachfront house with a private terrace and free WiFi. The apartment is 40m2 and consists of a 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, a bathroom with everything you would expect in a hotel and a sitting area with dining table and a sofa bed. A car rental service is available at the apartment. Free public parking is possible at a location nearby. We love this accommodation because it is traditional and romantic and near every landmark of the island. For more information and booking, please click here.
Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel
Perched on a cliff offering panoramic sea views, the 4-star Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel is located in Pollonia and features an overflow swimming pool and an on-site bar. It offers minimal, Cycladic-style accommodation with views over the Aegean Sea. All units at Milos Breeze open to a balcony or terrace and include a flat-screen TV, a mini fridge and a laptop safe. There is also a luxurious bathroom with branded toiletries, slippers and hairdryer. Some units come with a private pool or a spa bath. Families can start their day with a rich breakfast including Greek yoghurt, organic honey and traditional flavours, served daily at the sea-view terrace. For more information and booking, please click here.
Should you need more tips, have a look at our list for family accommodation in Milos.
Kids will love
- The crystal waters and the blue of the Aegean Sea
- Making new friends from all over the world
Parents will love
- The magic sunsets and the colours of the islands
- Combining luxury with Greek island life
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