Explore a bit of Greece with the family on a sailboat from Sail Greece.
Just the thought of this type of trip with your family will have you generating thousands of questions. Call up Captain Giannis, the owner of the company. He'll be able to give you all the advice you need in order to make your family vacation super fun.
Sail Greece will assign you a captain. He'll be the one sailing you and your family around. So no one in your group will need to have had any sailing experience.
The captain will ask you and your crew to help him out with sailing the boat from time to time. It will be simple things like dropping the anchor or pulling up a sail. It's fun and it will be a good learning experience.
A sailboat is basically like a hotel, except that the hotel moves. It will cost a bit more than a normal priced hotel room per night, but you get so much more.
First of all, you won't have to worry about packing up the bags whenever you want to move. Your rooms move.
Second of all, you'll have a Greek person as a "guide" who will be able to give you loads of information and advice.
They'll start you off on the normal island tour. Then as you go, you can talk with the captain and customize your trip. Do you want to see more towns? Do you want to stay on this island longer? Or do you want to do more swimming on secluded beaches during the day. They'll work with you to give the best experience they can.
Your captain will dock the boat in a harbor every night. The harbors are usually right in the center of town. That means you step off of the boat and boom! You're in the center of town. Eating out for breakfast and dinner won't be an issue at all.
If you want to cook yourself, the boats will all have a tiny kitchen. You can save some cash and have a fantastic experience at the same time. Eating outside on the back of the boat will be super nice, especially if your boat is moored right in the center of town.
Last Bit of Advice
If you have the space, try to pick up some little fishing poles. The kids can try fishing in the morning before you're ready to start exploring. Also, they might be able to catch squid at night, right off the boat, in the harbors.
Be sure to bring your snorkeling gear. Chances are good that if you stop for a swim somewhere, the kids will find some broken pottery pieces. You shouldn't take them from the site. But it will be fun to find and view the pieces.