When going to Greece with children in May, it is important that the weather is stable, the sea is warmed up enough, and the travel program is as interesting as possible. The main thing is to choose the right direction that combines all factors. Where to go to Greece in May with a child?


In May, the swimming season in Rhodes is in full swing: the sea is already warm enough for a comfortable stay with children. The excellent beaches of the island are not yet crowded. For a child, the coast of the resort of Faliraki, covered with golden sand, is suitable. The popularity of Faliraki among families is simply explained: the Aqua World Aquarium is located in the city, and on its outskirts you can visit an amusement park and a water park. In addition, the infrastructure of the resort allows you to relax without worries. Faliraki has many hotels of different price categories, supermarkets and taverns.
With children in Rhodes, you should definitely go to the Valley of the Butterflies - a green oasis and habitat for thousands of bear butterflies. It is pleasant to walk around the park, meeting small waterfalls along the way and enjoying the atmosphere of tranquility. Children will certainly be interested in visiting an ostrich farm located near the Butterfly Valley. It contains not only ostriches, but also many other animals.

Air temperature in Rhodes in May: from +24 °C to +28 °C during the day, +16 °C at night
Water temperature: +22 °C


May weather in Crete is as close as possible to summer: at noon it can even be hot. If in the first half of the month the water for children is still cool, then starting from May 10, the sea becomes more and more comfortable. If you are going to Crete with a child, you should give preference to resorts and beaches without waves. For example, Elafonisi beach with white and pink sand and shallow water, or the village of Bali, which is reliably protected from the winds. Although its beach is not very long, it is washed by a clean and warm sea. The coast is covered with sand. In Bali, everything is focused on a carefree family vacation: there are shops, taverns, hotels for every taste. From the village it is convenient to get to both Rethymnon and Heraklion.
The educational program in Crete should include a visit to the Knossos Palace, the Cretan Aquarium, which is home to exotic representatives of the fauna of the Mediterranean Sea, and water parks. Children will be delighted with a trip to the Labyrinth Park with a large number of interactive activities - there is something to keep the child busy throughout the day. For the little ones in Crete there is the Dinosaur Park, where huge lizards are presented in full size.
In May, the nature of Crete is especially beautiful. You can join family bike tours that take you along mountain paths and past traditional villages. Such active entertainment is suitable for children from 8 years old.

Air temperature in Crete in May: from +23 °C to +29 °C during the day, +17 °C at night
Water temperature: +22 °C


Kos is one of the greenest and most favorable islands in Greece to visit in May. Guests with children are treated with increased attention. Each resort town has hotels with playgrounds, animation, mini-pools and water slides, and taverns offer a special children's menu.
There are beaches on Kos for every taste: both pebbly and sandy. The latter include Kefalos, Kardamena, Tigaki and Mastichari, next to which one of the largest water parks in Greece, Lido, operates. Older children will be interested in visiting the Hippocratic Cultural Center. It is also located in Mastichari and allows you to plunge into the days of the "father of medicine".

Air temperature on Kos in May: from +23 °C to +28 °C during the day, +16 °C at night
Water temperature: +22 °C


Karpathos can be a worthy alternative to the more popular Greek islands. Tourism here began to develop not so long ago, so there are no large entertainment centers and water parks for families with children in Karpathos. But there is something else: tranquility, ideal ecology, clean coastline and a warm welcome from the locals.
Karpathos has many beaches with shallow water - they are completely safe for children, and the sea here is already perfectly warmed up in the first half of May. It is worth choosing the beach of Mikri Amopi protected from the waves, the exotic Diakoftis and the quiet sandy beach of Afoti.

Air temperature in Karpathos in May: from +23 °C to +26 °C during the day, +18 °C at night
Water temperature: +21 °C