Ancient tradition comes to life, and contemporary luxuries provide a comfortable journey during your 9-day Greece family vacation. Your immersive adventure in the legendary mythology takes you to Athens, Patmos, and Rhodes for insight into the marvels of ancient life, fabled coastlines, and charming towns. The classical pillars showcase masterful artwork. Medieval castles revitalize the world’s connection to the cradle of Western Civilization. From snorkeling in the crystal-clear Aegean Sea to...
Athens – Arrive in Greece with a Grand Tour of the New Acropolis Museum
The city of Athens stands as a symbol of Western Civilization’s classical antiquity. The luxuries of contemporary life bustle around the Kolonaki neighborhood with art galleries, shoe shops, and exclusive Greek jewelers highlighting their work with elegant window displays. Bistros and quiet cafes set out tables along the cobblestone walkways for patrons to watch the city-life pass by. Your flight lands at Athens International Airport, where your private transfer greets the family upon arrival.
Your hotel is situated near the heart of the famous Plaka, the ancient neighborhood of Athens glowing with pristine marble beneath the celebrated image of the Parthenon. Settle into the comforts of your luxury hotel before your guide greets the family in the lobby. Cafes, restaurants, hidden bars, antique homes, and souvenir shops line the pedestrianized lanes of the historic Plaka. The aroma of roasting meat and vegetables drifts over the marble walkway. You reach the Acropolis Museum for a fabulous introduction to Athens’s incredible history.
The modernist architecture stands at the foot of the Acropolis hill juxtaposing the classical designs for which Greece is known. The surviving ancient treasures continue to attract visitors from around the world, as well as intrigue the kids with precious artifacts from the 5th century BC. Floating ruins decorate the galleries embodying the impressive collection. A gathering of 6th-century statues of young women decorates the first-floor featuring the women draped in clothing with elaborately braided hair carrying pomegranates, wreaths, or birds.
Patmos –Travel to Patmos to Tour the Fishing Village, Beaches, and Trails
Patmos – Explore the Monastery of St. John and the Charming Chora
Patmos – Sail the Aegean to Secluded Isles Finding Beaches and Snorkeling
Rhodes – Venture to Historic Rhodes with a Tour of the Old and New City
Rhodes – Discover the Lindos Acropolis and Traditional Lindos Village
Rhodes – Visit the Palace of the Grand Masters before a Leisurely Half-Day
Athens – Return to Athens to View the Ancient and Contemporary City
Athens – Depart for Home
- Discover the grandeur of ancient Greek life on the Acropolis when viewing the Parthenon up close
- Listen to the legendary life of St. John on Patmos Island where saint wrote the Book of Revelations while exiled from Rome
- Explore the fascinating history of the Lindos Acropolis on Rhodes finding the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia and the grand remains of a Hellenistic temple
- Sail the crystalline azure waters of the Aegean Sea on a family-friendly cruise around Patmos for chances to swim, snorkel, and sample delicious food
- Follow in the footsteps of Knights of St. John on Rhodes when traversing the antique cobbled streets leading from the Archeological Museum to the Palace of the Grand Masters
- Wander the stunning galleries of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens for majestic views of the Parthenon
- Uncover the fascinating blend of contemporary architecture and ancient wonders in search of the Colossus of Rhodes on a private tour of Rhodes
Greece immerses the family in the thrills of ancient history and the exciting myths captured in iconic architecture during your personalized family Greece vacation. From the capital city of Athens to the Dodecanese island chain, you will visit traditional tavernas and uncover fascinating ruins for a unique interactive experience with history. The beauty of coastal cliffs will appeal to the drama of the natural scenery while the stories captured in artifacts, antique towns, and gorgeous waterways will captivate the kids as you experience authentic Greece.
The family discover begins with your arrival in Athens. The capital city continues to bustle with activity around the mixture of contemporary and historic neighborhoods. Spend time immersing the kids in the lush history surrounding the Acropolis with a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum. Fly to the island of Patmos for an introduction to the beauty of the Sea and the splendors of an isle often referred to as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean.” Uncover the layers of history spanning the cliffs and sandy beaches, small towns, and quaint villages. Cruise the tranquil azure waters to secluded bays for snorkeling excursions or hidden beaches on which you can unwind. Follow the trails between towns finding the Cave of St. John and the Monastery of St. John for insight into time the disciple spent on the island after his exile from Rome.
The island of Rhodes is steeped in remarkable history and mystery shrouded in the legend of the Colossus once gracing its shores. The charming architecture of the old city contrasts with the Art Deco design of the Italian city erected in the 1930s. Wander along the immense city walls and climb to the top of the Lindos Acropolis, follow in the footsteps of the Knights of St. John and traverse the galleries of the Palace of the Grand Masters. Upon your return to Athens, the ancient splendor of the city-state’s Golden Age appears in the form of the Acropolis. A private tour takes you from Syntagma Square, around the historic Plaka, and to the summit of the central hill where the family can bask in the remarkable design, artistry, history, and legend of the temples overlooking the city, including the renowned Parthenon.
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$2,245 per person (excluding international flights)
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