Five family-friendly sunny breaks

Five of the best family-friendly spots in Greece and Cyprus.

Best for children

The resort is open from May to early October with sea-view double rooms from €240 per night, including breakfast (00 30 210 422 6571,

Best for those with toddlers

At the end of the garden there is the "European Blue Flag-awarded shingle-and-sand Latchi beach, with excellent swimming and a handful of tavernas".

The villa sleeps six and costs from €812 a week. See

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Best for big families


"Its sugar-cube architecture may be reminiscent of the Greek island of Santorini, but the tiny Aegean island of Folegandros is far less well known," says Tamara Heber-Percy in the Financial Times. The 44-room Anemi Hotel has impressive views of the barren mountains and deep blue sea from its garden location in the small port of Karavostasi. The family pool suites are perfect for big families. The suites are split-level, sleep up to six and have their own private pool.

Double rooms cost from €220 per night, or a family pool suite starts from €520 including breakfast (00 30 210 725 4871,

Best for those with babies

Prices start from £599 per person, half-board for seven nights (£40 per infant), including flights and transfers (020-7666 1234,

Best for teenagers


Alonissos is the quietest of the three northern Sporades islands in Greece, says The Sunday Times. Villa Aquilo is particularly secluded four miles by dirt track from Patitiri, the island's capital, on the wooded slopes of its west coast. It is an ideal choice for anyone with older children, as they will love the separate cottage, and "everyone is going to enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the poolside terrace". A quick stroll through olive groves takes you to the sea.

The villa costs from £4,592 for a week (020-8232 9780,

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