Picturesque islands and ancient ruins cradle hidden adventures during your handcrafted Greece family vacation. Treasure time in Athens and island hop from Mykonos to Santorini for an immersive discovery of breathtaking religious sites and enchanting scenery, preserved culture and exciting museums. Your active exploration lets the family hike an active volcano rising out of Santorini’s caldera and uncovers the ruins of Athens on the Acropolis’s summit. Find grandeur in the remains of Apollo’s birthplace...
Athens – Arrive in Athens with a Welcoming Tour of the Plaka District
The captivating city of Athens embodies the history and evolution of Greece from ancient times to contemporary life. The neighborhood of Monastiraki brings present-day life to the forefront accentuated by tradition in the form of daily flea markets. Clothing, jewelry, pottery, and artwork reflect the cultural and historical tastes of the nation amid the aroma of fresh baked goods winding down the narrow lanes of the Athenian neighborhood. Cafes and trendy bars line the walkways of the neighboring district of Psyrri. Your flight lands at Athens International Airport where your private transfer greets the family at customs.
Upon entering the heart of the city, the Parthenon towers above the ancient streets of the Plaka, the historic district winding around the base of Acropolis Hill. The fantastic introduction to the historic district emerges in the form of the Church of Agios Nikolaos Ragavas. The 11th-century edifice has a Byzantine architectural style featuring marble columns remaining from the original ancient temple. Cafes set up tables and chairs along the narrow cobbled lanes winding between pastel-painted homes. The Roman Agora was once the active heart of the marketplace with columned shops, bustling squares, and trickling fountains. The Tower of Winds is an octagonal, marble clock tower erected in the 2nd century BC standing nearly 40 feet tall. The height helped cast shadows over the eight surrounding sundials and measure the direction of the wind.
Mykonos – Relish a tour of Ancient Athens before Traveling to Mykonos
Mykonos – Travel to the Island of Delos for an Immersive Historical Tour
Santorini – Ferry to Santorini for a Kayaking Excursion and Cooking Class
Santorini – Hike the Trail from Fira to Oia before a Charming Sunset Cruise
Santorini – Discover the Ancient City of Akrotiri on the Shores of Santorini
Athens – Return to Athens for a Day at Leisure in Greece’s Capital City