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Greek Legends Come Alive: Family Adventure to Athens, Santorini, Crete

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Athens, Santorini, Crete

Suggested Duration

7 Days

On this 7-day family vacation through Athens, Santorini, and Crete, immerse yourself in the mythology and history of the ancient Greeks, be amazed by the Aegean Sea, and indulge in the delectable Mediterranean diet. Explore the legendary Acropolis, acquire a newfound appreciation of Doric architecture, bask in revitalizing sunshine, and adventure through breathtaking mountain passes. This weeklong vacation seamlessly combines extravagance with education and will provide your family with a unique...

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse your family in the mythos and magic of the legendary Acropolis
  • Revel in a splendid sunset at the majestic Temple of Poseidon
  • Scuba dive through sacred caves and caverns
  • Savor the delectable and nutritious Mediterranean diet and partake in a cooking course with a master chef
  • Marvel at the magnificent calderas on a guided kayak tour through the Aegean Sea
  • Bask in the sunshine at a world-renowned beach in Santorini
  • Adventure through the Dikti Mountains to the inspiring Lassithi Plateau in a comfortable off-road vehicle
  • Uncover the ancient secrets of a Cretan civilization by excavating a Minoan ruin and handcrafting pottery

Detailed Description

This 7-day family Greece tour perfectly captures the wonder and mystique of Athens, Santorini, and Crete. Greece is a country that is steeped in history and culture. This personalized vacation combines historical teachings with engaging guides that will leave your family with a very immersive experience.

Your vacation will begin in Athens. You and your partner will acquire a newfound appreciation of Doric architecture and Greek mythology, and your children will come to understand that history does not just exist in a classroom. As your family walks through the Beule Gate and begins to explore the Parthenon and the Temple of Nike Athena, you will feel an intimate connection to ancient Greece and each other. The following day, you will depart in a private aircraft and transfer to Santorini.

In Santorini, you will find peace in the beautiful capital of Fira and scuba dive through underwater caves. You will also learn to prepare a traditional Greek meal that consists of a Greek salad, lamb, and pistachio baklava with a world-class chef. For your next adventure, you will kayak on the sea above stunning calderas. You can spend the rest of the day swimming, sunbathing, and basking in the sun at one of Santorini's world-class beaches.

After Santorini, you will board a private sea shuttle for Crete. Your first guided activity on Crete will be an off-roading adventure through the Dikti Mountains. Here, you can witness the impressive view of the Aposelemis Dam and appreciate the simple life of a local monastery. The following day, your family will become archeologists and excavate an ancient Minoan ruin in search of coveted artifacts. After your dig, you will travel to a local artisan pottery school, where you will have the opportunity to create Minoan pottery.

Starting Price

$2,361 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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