The southern Ionian Islands, sailing south from Lefkas, is renowned for its light winds, short hop sailing and flat seas. It's perfect for families who require a easy first step into sailing with young children. There's plenty of villages to visit and lovely bays to swim in as well. If you're in any doubt, the Ionian is your best bet.
From June to August, the Dalmatian Islands are particularly reliable for lighter breezes and rather easy sailing conditions. With so many islands in this area, the seas are flat and sailing legs short. You'll discover fortress towns, quiet bays, lively villages and generally lots to do and see.
The Saronic Islands are a balanced sailing area, with more wind than the Ionian, but not enough to get you into trouble. It's a great place to visit on a skippered charter with kids, or if you're not a novice and would like to actually sail on holiday! Lots of villages, short sailing legs and plenty to see and do. It's an excellent sailing area.
Within the gulf of Fethiye the seas are flat and sheltered. Within the large gulf itself are several smaller bays that provide a wonderful haven for those with smaller children. There's lots to do and see in a relatively small area, such as villages, ruins (Cleopatras Baths), and gorgeous restaurants hidden within inlets and bays.
Bodrum sits at the entrance of the gulf of Gokova, which is a large relatively easy sailing area with lovely sailing breezes. With the gulf providing excellent shelter from the Aegean, the seas tend to be flat and easy going. Sail to the south east of the gulf where there's plenty of wonderful anchorages, all within a stones throw.