Greece is a classic destination for family holidays, with lots of sun, gorgeous food and children are always welcome! But with so much of it, it can be difficult to choose the perfect place to take your kids.

Rhonda Carrier, feature writer and managing editor for leading family travel website Takethefamily.com, has fast-tracked you to some of the country’s most child-friendly beaches. She has also listed the best places to stay for each, whether you’re travelling with tots or accompanying active teens.

1. Voidokilia, Peloponnese 

The southwestern corner of the Greek mainland has some of the country's best beaches, especially in Messinia. This is a great place for adults and older kids to learn to sail and windsurf, but all ages love the otherworldly sand dunes of Voidokilia Beach, which The New York Times described as one of the world’s most beautiful.

Where to stay: the Westin, Costa Navarino, an oasis of child-friendly, sustainable chic.

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2. Helona Beach, Kos 

Not far outside Kos’s party town of Kardamena, Helona is a fairly quiet, low-key beach with gently sloping sands that are perfect for younger children.

Where to stay: Mark Warner's Lakitira Beach Resort and Helona Beach Resort, which share an adults’ watersports base on Helona Beach itself plus a dedicated kids' beach and watersports centre around a little bump in the coast.

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3. Sani Beach, Halkidiki

One of the most popular among the white-sand beaches of pine-forested Kassandra, the westernmost prong of the Halkidiki peninsula, Sani has great facilities but most importantly offers eyefuls of the best sunsets in the region.

Where to stay: The eco-aware Sani Resort, comprising the Sani Beach Hotel, Sani Beach Club, Porto Sani Village and Sani Asterias Suites.

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4. St John, Lefkas

 Among the many white-sand beaches with emerald waters on Lefkas’ west coast, backed by mountains and facing the sunset, is the Blue Flag holding St John (Agias Giannis), named after a little church built between the sand and the pines. Long and breezy (hence its windmills), it’s known for its summer kitesurfing and windsurfing tournaments.

Where to stay: Mousses, a complex of self-catering maisonettes with childcare.

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5. Afandou, Rhodes

This long sandy beach on the eastern coast of Rhodes welcomes everyone from five-star hotel guests to local families arriving with folding chairs and ice-box picnics. Blessed with shallow waters, it’s dotted with cute tavernas for seeking shade and sustenance.

Where to stay: Mark Warner's Levante Beach Resort at the southern end of Afandou, where kids can do all kinds of watersports including sea-kayaking.

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