5 Mediterranean escapes for a luxury family break

The Mediterranean promises great weather for those in search of summer sun. With typically hot, dry summers and mild winters, a Mediterranean holiday is wonderful any time of year, making it popular with families. If you’re after a little bit of luxury this year, here are 5 amazing Mediterranean escapes perfect for a family break.

Elounda, Greece

This small fishing town on Crete Island marks the epitome of luxury when it comes to high-end resorts; you’ll be spoiled for choice. It’s been the chosen destination of the elite since the 60s and holiday makers will benefit from the endless private beaches and the excellent service found in every hotel, bar, restaurant or café. Family-friendly public beaches include Plaka Beach, Schisma Beach and Driros Beach – or for something different, take the kids out on a 4×4 safari to explore the stunning island of Crete and its incredible nature.

Elounda

Djerba, Tunisia

Located on the Gulf of Gabes, this large island is a spectacular coastal getaway with something unique for everybody. Families can enjoy an eclectic offering of glorious beaches and picturesque villages. Kids will be fascinated by the crocodiles at Krokodilfarm Animalia, they can learn about Tunisian culture at Musee du Patrimoine Traditionnel, or they can enjoy beachside horse riding at the Royal Carriage Club. There’s also another great wildlife park (Parc Djerba Explore) with has other animals as well as crocodiles.

Pernera, Cyprus

Pernera is a small and pretty harbour town along Cyprus’ Eastern Coast. It’s ideal for families due to the town’s relaxed and stress-free pace of life. If you don’t want hectic, Pernera is the perfect place to wind down. Pernera Waterpark is a great day out for the whole family and Mazotos Camel Park is just under an hour’s drive away too. In addition to having so much to do right on your doorstep, there are plenty of restaurants in the local area to quench your thirst for gastronomy and fine dining.

Pernera

Majorca, Spain

It’s long been a family favourite and to this day it still remains as a top holiday destination for families and those in search of luxury. There are many child-friendly resorts which offer great facilities for young children and teens, but you can also expect fantastic nightlife after-hours. Aqualand Waterpark, Katmandu Theme Park and The Dolphin Marineland are just a few of the nearby attractions.

Mallorca

Nice, France

If you want the crème da la crème and nothing less, it simply has to be the French Riviera. The famous Cote d’Azur is dripping in all things lavish and it’s a great destination for the whole family if you’re after sun, sea and all the finery you can dream of. There are many safe beaches to keep you and the little ones entertained and you can expect the weather to be glorious. Go for a family hike or bike ride to explore the region’s incredible forts and castles or join in the many festivals which are all child-friendly; Monaco Circus in January, Nice Carnival in February, Fete de la Musique in June, or the various food festivals in September and October.

Nice

Christos Hajipapas is Head of Business Development & Strategy at Cyplon Holidays.

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Comments (1)

  1. Some incredibly beautiful destinations…..
    I have no idea about Pernera, Cyprus……. but the other ones are simply cool…..
    I think Blue Cruise in Turkey is something that could make this list as well…..

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