Crete, being the most Southerly Greek Island and probably the driest, and Cyprus have long seasons with the sunshine often stretching into and past October half term. Expect daytime temperatures to be perfect, around 25 degrees with cooler evenings but still plenty of sunshine.
In Cyprus we recommend the Almyra and Annabelle Hotels for babies through to 8 years for their excellent childcare and top location right on the promenade of Paphos so bars, cafes, shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, even for small legs. For more active kids and teenagers, opt for a family holiday to the Aphrodite Hills Resort with amazing children’s clubs plus tennis, golf, dance and much more. We also love the large child-friendly heated pool and the children’s club with its unusually spacious gardens at the Le Meridien Limassol Hotel, good for children of all ages. The Anassais the 5 star deluxe Jewel with a price tag to match although there are usually some excellent offers in October, including half term.
Crete, with similar temperatures offers the excellent Porto Elounda Hotel set in a pretty sandy bay with an excellent crèche, children’s clubs, children's lessons from football to swimming and the spa is a must-have here. Daios Cove and the Domes of Elounda– both 5 star and great for families, the latter best suited to smaller kids. The sea will be perfectly warm at this time of year!
Belek in Turkey still enjoys gorgeous weather and we love the Gloria Golf Hotel for the huge beach, superb facilities including its own waterpark!