There’s no doubt that family vacation by car seem a rather difficult task and rightly so, as there are so many things to arrange and organize before you take the decision to set off for your chosen destination. However, it is beyond any doubt that you will have an amazing time, as a car holiday is a great opportunity to spend fun family moments and relax from the fast pace of everyday life!

In this article you will find all the necessary information to organize the perfect family vacation by car in order to ensure a comfortable and above all safe road trip for you and your family!

Where to go

If you have decided to take a family vacation by car, you are definitely looking for beautiful and easy routes and destinations close to the city. These are the best destinations for family holidays by car near Thessaloniki!


Pelion is a green mountain in the prefecture of Magnesia which is located in a blessed location which is rounded by the clear blue waters of the Pagasetic Gulf and the beautiful Aegean Sea. The road trip from Thessaloniki takes about three hours and is full of green landscapes that will leave breathless you and your children. Pelion is the ideal destination for families, as it combines mountain and sea landscapes and offers a multitude of activities.

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Neos Marmaras

Neos Marmaras is a unique destination for families, on the second peninsula of Halkidiki, Sithonia. In Neos Marmaras you will find a golden sandy beach which is one of the largest beaches near Thessaloniki. Neos Marmaras is an excellent choice for families with very young children, as the sea waters there, are very shallow but also clear. Moreover, due to the huge amount of visitors of Neos Marmaras, you can find any kind of comfort or shop that you might need. For example, there are many supermarkets and pharmacies. Finally, in Neos Marmaras you will find one of the best hotel complexes in Halkidiki, Porto Carras. There your children can enjoy a variety of fun activities. 

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Naoussa is a beautiful destination for family vacation by car near Thessaloniki, which you can visit all year round. There is the beautiful grove of Agios Nikolaos, which will give your children the opportunity to get closer to nature.

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Which cars are suitable for family holidays?

Certainly, renting a car is not something easy, especially if you have young children. In this case you need to move through a range of options that will offer the greatest possible safety combined with large spaces, so that you can comfortably carry everything you might need as a family. Here, you will find the best car options for family vacations.

Toyota Auris

Toyota Auris is one of the most popular models of the Japanese company Toyota in the European car market. This fact is not a coincidence, as Toyota Auris combines many features, which are requested by a large portion of drivers. This particular model has a compact design, ideal for driving and parking in the city. It also has a spacious interior that is suitable for commuting as well as family vacations. More specifically, it has a fairly large luggage space that reaches 360 liters.

Toyota Auris is an extremely economical and ecological choice because of the two-engine hybrid system it has. It is also a practical and safe choice for covering fairly long distances due to the automatic gearbox that makes driving more carefree and easy.

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Fiat Tipo

Fiat Tipo is an excellent choice if you are looking for an economical car rental solution, which will also offer you and your family a comfortable travel experience. Having a luggage space of up to 440 liters makes it the perfect choice for families with very young children who need extra storage space due to essential items such as a buggy or a high chair.

This stylish but also robust vehicle, despite its high performance engine, has low fuel consumption and produces minimal pollutants in the atmosphere. These features combined with its 50 liter fuel tank make it an excellent car for a family’s commuting and traveling needs.

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Toyota Corolla Sedan

The Toyota Corolla Sedan exudes dynamism and high aesthetics, featuring elegant lines and an aerodynamic body. The distinctive exterior of the car incorporates a wide range of modern elements, such as LED lights and chrome details. As for its interior, it is the epitome of comfort and elegance, with comfortable seats, smart storage spaces and plenty of legroom. For these reasons, it is the perfect car even if your children are old and you have a lot of luggage, as its storage space reaches 452 liters.

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We hope this article has given you all the information you need to enjoy the most fantastic family vacation by car. Alpha Drive is the most reliable choice for car rental in Thessaloniki and Halkidiki, offering you the vehicle that will fully cover your needs at the most economical prices on the market!

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