Thinking of traveling to Europe with your family? Here we discuss and recommend some of the best eco-friendly family breaks in Europe that you can enjoy. These are filled with fun activities and will also enable you to be eco-friendly. It will be a good way to teach kids about how their actions create an impact on the environment.



If you are looking for a luxurious destination in Malta, the first thing that you have to do is to look for places with ECO Certification. The government launched a national program in 2002, which has the main goal of recognising hotels that have been actively pursuing green initiatives. Some of the best places to consider include Grand Hotel Excelsior, Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay, Hilton Malta, and The Palace Malta.

There are many ways by which you can have an eco-friendly way of enjoying Malta. Ask the kids to ride a bike on your way to a specific destination. Share a van with other tourists if you are visiting a specific place. See the Olive Grove, an excellent opportunity to gain environmental awareness. Visit Dingli Cliffs and enjoy the natural greenery.  Go rock climbing, trekking, and snorkelling.



This is one country that is gifted with an impressive natural beauty, which is why you will never run out of eco-friendly activities to enjoy during your holiday. There are many photo opportunities in Croatia so be sure to take your camera. One of the best things that you can do with the whole family is to book a trip sailing. Enjoy Croatia’s calm waters while sipping locally made wine. Tours also include visits to different farms and shops where you can buy local products, which will be a good way to show your support to the domestic economy. Click here for more information about what to do in Croatia.


Looking for the perfect accommodation? One of the best choices to consider is Hotel Split. The hotel utilises solar energy to power some of their facilities and amenities, including the hot shower. They also use LED lights, which are energy-efficient. There is also a tank that collects rainwater and uses it to water the plants when needed. Most importantly, all of the employees are educated on how they can be eco-friendly as well.

Happy young couple on Santorini island, Greece

Happy young couple on Santorini island, Greece


If you plan to travel to Crete, be sure to bring the entire family to Rethymnon and visit the farm. This is a good way for the kids to be introduced to organic farming. More than just being educational, this is also going to be interactive as they can try farming on their own. Visiting Gerakas, which is in Zakynthos, is also a must. Visitors will be able to help clean up beaches and can learn about conserving marine life.

When it comes to accommodations, there is a huge selection of green hotels in Greece. Regardless of where you are, you will most probably be able to find a hotel that meets green standards. Sani Resort is one of the best choices. Set in a 1,000-acre reserve, it takes pride in having a captivating natural beauty.

They have local community initiatives and partnerships to demonstrate being green. Another popular choice is the family-friendly Domes of Elounda where some of the villas offer low energy lighting and 100% organic bed linen.

These eco-friendly family breaks in Europe will make it easy to continue your earth-friendly practices while traveling.