August in Greece is a hot time for holidays. And "hot" in the literal sense: the air temperature at this time reaches a maximum. For families with children, it is important not only to spend an unforgettable vacation, but also to do it in comfort. Where can you go to Greece with a child in August to enjoy the sea and sights in a pleasant climate?


Thassos is one of the northernmost and greenest islands in Greece. Another plus: during the peak season it is not overcrowded with vacationers and is not included in the list of mass destinations. With children on Thassos, it is worth visiting the beaches of Golden Beach, Paradise, Psili Ammos, Makryamos, Potos, Potamia Rock, Kamari, Rachoni Rock. All of them are organized and covered with clean light sand.

As for entertainment, children are attracted by the ancient ruins of Thassos, walking along which you can feel like the hero of a historical film. The ancient Agora and the ancient theater of Limenas, the archaeological site of Aliki - all this should be included in the itinerary around the island. Many resorts in Thassos offer glass bottom boat trips. Children and parents will have something to see: the island is famous for its rich and interesting underwater life. 

Air temperature: +28 °C
Water temperature: +25 °C
How to get there: you cannot fly to Thassos by plane as there is no airport on the island. The nearest major airport is in Thessaloniki. From Thessaloniki you need to get by bus or with a private transfer to Keramoti or Kavala, from where ferries to Thassos go.


Corfu, like Thassos, is one of the greenest islands in Greece. This softens the heat that is typical for many regions of the country in August. But besides the excellent weather conditions, Corfu at the end of summer has something to please tourists with children. Here are just a few ideas for how to spend your days off:

  • Visit water parks. There are several of them in Corfu: Aqualand in Agios Ioannis, Sidari Water Park in the town of Sidari, Hydropolis in Acharavi. There is also a small water park on the water in Kavos;
  • Get to know the life of the inhabitants of the Ionian Sea in the aquarium of Corfu. Entrance for children under 5 years old is free, from 5 to 12 - 4 euros, older - 6 euros;
  • Buying a walking sightseeing tour of the capital of Corfu is a great option for families with teenage children. The city of Kerkyra is the heir of many eras, which has preserved ancient architecture. In the capital, one cannot pass by the fortresses of Neo Frurio and Paleo Frurio;
  • Relax on the beaches, many of which seem to be made for family holidays: Paleokastritsa, Glyfada, Issos, Agios Stefanos.

Air temperature: +30 °C
Water temperature: +25 °C
How to get there: Corfu Airport receives regular flights from Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as charters from many European cities. There are ferries to the island from the port of Igoumenitsa.

Views of Corfu
Beach in Corfu
Views of Corfu


The peninsula of Halkidiki is a recognized favorite for family holidays in Greece. In August, the beaches of Kassandra and Sithonia, surrounded by lush forests, attract tourists with children from all over Europe. For a holiday with a child, it is better to choose the beaches of Sani, Pefkohori, Chanioti, Vourvourou, Nikiti, Chrousso. All Halkidiki resorts offer accommodation in hotels with all amenities or in cozy cottages and villas.

The peninsula of Halkidiki is a convenient starting point for excursions. With children, you can go on a one-day cruise along the coast, to Ancient Stagira, the birthplace of Aristotle, where there is an archaeological area with stunning sea views. Aristotle's Park is nearby. It is dedicated to the inventions and experiments of the great philosopher. You should definitely visit the Waterland water park, located on the outskirts of Thessaloniki. A huge selection of attractions awaits here: from exciting to calm, designed for the smallest tourists.

Air temperature: +29 °C
Water temperature: +24 °C
How to get there: the nearest airport is located in Thessaloniki. It accepts regular flights and charters from Europe. It is best to book transfer from the airport, as it will not be easy to get on buses with children.

Pefkohori embankment
Pefkohori embankment
Hanioti embankment
Beaches of Hanioti
The villages of Pefkohori and Hanioti


Zakynthos is one of the favorite Greek islands for tourists with children. There are a lot of greenery and resorts devoid of fuss, impeccable ecology, and there are all the necessary entertainment to make your vacation bright. There are several water parks on the island, Fantasy mini-golf in Tsilivi, where the whole family will be interested, Askos zoo-reserve, where you can see animals and birds. From the resort of Laganas, guided tours are conducted to the habitat of the caretta-caretta turtles.

Quality sandy beaches are one of the decisive factors in favor of Zakynthos. With children, you can go to Kalamaki beach, where the depth of the sea increases gradually, Agios Nikolaos, where all the infrastructure is at hand, Porto Zoro with magnificent nature and away from noisy resorts, as well as Tsilivi beach. The latter combines the beauty of the coast and developed infrastructure, which invariably attracts vacationers with children.

Air temperature: +31 °C
Water temperature: +25 °C
How to get there: charters fly to Zakynthos from many cities in Europe. But besides this, the island is connected by air with the regions of Greece, Athens and Thessaloniki.


Lemnos is one of the non-obvious and certainly not the most tourist destinations in Greece for families with children in August. There will be much fewer tourists here. Therefore, the island should be chosen if the main requirement for the direction is the distance from the noise. In Lemnos, families with children prefer cycling, flamingo-watching on lakes Aliki and Hortarolimni, horseback riding, cooking classes and farm tours. Of the attractions you can visit the ruins of the ancient cities of Ifestia and Poliochni, as well as the Byzantine fortress in the capital of Lemnos, the city of Myrina.

Among the beaches of Lemnos, Thanos beach is the best for families with children. Clean sand, shallow sea, proximity to taverns and hotels are its main advantages. Almost 1 km stretches Plati beach with cafes, water activities and apartments for rent. Plati's clean sand is ideal for children's play, and a small grove along the coast offers shelter from the sun.

Air temperature: +28 °C
Water temperature: +24 °C
How to get there: Lemnos has an airport that accepts flights from Athens, Thessaloniki, Mytilini (Lesbos), from the island of Ikaria.

Limnos Island
Limnos Beach
Port of Lemnos
Limnos Island