Greece is a destination that inspires families with rich experiences and the following essentials will make your family vacation that much more meaningful.
The Cycladic islands shimmer under the sunshine and the Aegean waters reflect the colorful sunsets, the historic cities mirror ancient eras against modern skylines, and the charming villages represent the unchanging traditions and customs of traditional Greece. There are boundless activities to entertain families of all ages.
You and your family will create unforgettable memories as you tick off the following essential experiences during your vacation in Greece’s cities and on the beautiful Greek islands.
Head for the fishing villages and stroll across seaside promenades to piers where you will board private yachts, ferries, or speed boats to sail the sapphire seas of the Aegean that surround the Greek islands. Glance across at the rocky headlands and pearl-white coastlines of family-favorites, such as the islands of Naxos, Paros, and Mykonos, taking in the natural beauty of these giant playgrounds. Explore the islands and sunset sails as cotton candy colors paint the sky, and dine in unique settings with the endless sea as your backdrop.
What better way to explore historical Athens than on the bright red Happy Train. Take in the city’s most historical sites as you hop on and off the train at architectural treasures, such as the Acropolis, a towering citadel that looms over the skyline and can be seen from every corner of the city. Walk the ruins of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, and the temple of Athena, before jumping back on the train. Travel through Syntagma Square, walk the narrow streets of Plaka, and ride through Hadrian’s Arch, rounding out your experience with a visit to the Temple of Zeus.
The stories of Atlantis continue to capture the imaginations of adults and children, and there is no better place to delve into the fascinating myths than the very origin of the tale. You and your kids will head for the preserved ancient streets of Akrotiri on Santorini island and feel as though you are walking around a ghost town, with homes and constructs in varying states of ruin. Immaculate frescoes veil the historic homes and share artwork left behind generations ago. The legend of Atlantis is captured in and around the sophisticated early settlement that you and your family will be thrilled to explore.
Whether your child is a fan already or keen to find out what the fuss is all about, take a journey through Mythological Greece as you track down the scenes and sites that make this popular children’s book and film series worth discovering. Visit Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, absorbing the history of the famous Oracle of Delphi. Journey to ancient Corinth and the captivating Epidaurus theater, and enjoy its powerful acoustics before discovering Asclepion, the sacred healing place of Apollo’s son, God Asclepius, and the Temple of Artemis. Continue your Peloponnese exploration and learn about the Trojan War, led by King Agamemnon. Round off your Percy Jackson experience by visiting Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics.
Kayaking proves one of the most popular ways to witness the rugged beauty of Greece. Paddle across the calm, crystal-clear waters past imposing rock formations to caves carved into the cliffs over centuries. Continue around forested headlands to hideaway beaches, where you may jump off your kayaks into the temperate waters and peek below the surface to see the marine life swimming amongst the coral. You and your family will adore your time freely gliding across the Aegean Sea to castaway shores and dazzling reefs around popular islands such as Milos and Skopelos.
These essential experiences in Greece can introduce you and your family to the wonders of the ancient world, the beauty of the Aegean islands, and the allure of traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Explore the best of Greece on your vacation with sample itineraries from our Greece Family Vacations. We are excited to help you plan a perfect family adventure, and you can browse our Greece Travel Guide for more information or chat with a Greece family travel specialist by filling out a Trip Request or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.